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Iowa State looks to shore up lack of experience at cornerback with talent, swagger

AMES — The Iowa State cornerback position has gone from one of the most experienced groups in 2018, to one of the most inexperienced in 2019. But that inexperience doesn’t mean...
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After unexplained Highway 218 shooting, father cherishes memories of departed daughter

WATERLOO — King, the beloved husky of Micalla Rettinger and Adam Kimball, went everywhere with his human parents. And he was there in the back seat of the Jeep during Rettinger’s final...
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Cook, Jok, Shayok and Wigginton invited to NBA G League Elite Camp

Former Iowa Hawkeyes Tyler Cook and Peter Jok and ex-Iowa State Cyclones Marial Shayok and Lindell Wigginton have been invited to the NBA G League Elite Camp in Chicago on May 12-14. Jok is one of 40...
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Putting Jack Trice front and center

The story of Jack Trice — Iowa State University’s first black student-athlete and namesake of its 61,500-capacity football stadium — is widely known today. But the 1920s drama...
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Area track & field Super Ten

This week’s area Super Ten for boys’ and girls’ track and field, through last week’s conference meets: We started this last year. To refresh: It’s a purely...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher Cole Sands throws a beauty for 1st pro win

CEDAR RAPIDS — Eavesdropping on a conversation and with a mischievous grin on his face, outfielder Jacob Pearson was handed a tape recorder and asked if he wanted to take over a postgame...
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PHOTOS: Kentucky Derby Watch Party fundraiser for Unbridled Spirits at Jimmy Z's in Cedar Rapids

  Jimmy Z’s in Cedar Rapids hosted a Kentucky Derby Watch Party Saturday to raise funds for Unbridled Spirits, a nonprofit based in Lisbon that offers sanctuary to about 30 retired...
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On the cusp of the big leagues, C.R.’s Mitch Keller continues to hone his pitching (and hitting) skills

CEDAR RAPIDS – Mitch Keller had just finished taking some batting practice late Saturday afternoon in the indoor cages at Indianapolis’ Victory Field. Gotta do everything you can to...
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For Hawkeyes, some things will remain a mystery until late August

JOHNSTON — After all of the sweating and running around on the Johnston Middle School field, it was time for the youth football campers to ask Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz some questions. It had to...
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Midwest League Notebook: Former Hawkeye Jake Adams makes history again

CEDAR RAPIDS – Jake Adams will go into the record books. Again. The former University of Iowa first baseman hit the first home run in the history of the Fayetteville (N.C.) Woodpeckers last...
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Iowans In The Minors

Here is a list of former local and area preps and former University of Iowa players who are in affiliated professional baseball. All statistics mentioned are through Friday: — JAKE ADAMS...
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Megan Gustafson: National honors and a nation’s affection

Her April began with a defeat that ended her Iowa career. Yet, it became the Month of Megan. Megan Gustafson learned something in the month that followed her Iowa women’s basketball...
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‘Meat Patty’ — Izaya Fullard — homers twice to help Iowa baseball post key win over UC-Irvine

IOWA CITY — Apparently, Izaya Fullard has been called “Meat Patty” by teammate Lorenzo Elion. The 5-foot-10, 235-pound sophomore laughed about the nickname that has even reached...
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Alan Kim helps Cedar Rapids Kennedy boys’ soccer power past Dubuque Wahlert

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Kennedy boys’ soccer coach Adrian Evans calls forward Alan Kim, “one of those kids that you just want all the best in the world for.” The Kennedy...
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Atlanta man attends Cedar Rapids Kernels’ Snoopy Night game to add to massive jersey collection

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mark Hylbak and his wife traveled up here from Atlanta this weekend for a couple of pretty good reasons. To eat some tenderloins, for one. To buy at least one of the special...
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Family traditions begin at Hawkeye Downs

CEDAR RAPIDS — A little bit of the old rang in the 94th season of racing Friday night at Hawkeye Downs. The American Iron Racing Series (AIRS) Vintage Cars Series made its first of four...
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On UNI Podcast: UNI quarterbacks coach Justin Roper

On this week’s On UNI Podcast, first-year UNI quarterbacks coach Justin Roper breaks down the Panthers’ four-way quarterback competition. Roper also discusses how he’s fit in...
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Stout schedule has Class 2A No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier primed for the postseason

CEDAR RAPIDS — With a schedule loaded with stout Class 3A teams, 2A No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier has always been willing to trade a few regular-season wins for postseason preparedness. “Our...
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Former youth basketball coach Greg Stephen asks judge to reconsider 180 year sentence

CEDAR RAPIDS — A lawyer for former youth basketball coach Greg Stephen is claiming the 180 year sentence a federal judge handed down Thursday is “cruel and unusual punishment,”...
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It’s time to go racing in Eastern Iowa

Will the third time be the charm for Independence Motor Speedway and the Althaus clan? Julie Althaus sure hopes so. “We’re pretty pumped up, but Mother Nature is throwing a...
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