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Girls' basketball notes: Montezuma is shining since Janel Burgess’ return

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 30, 2019 - 10:09pm
The honeymoon period continues, nearly two years after Janel Burgess was hired to coach her alma mater. “I absolutely love it,” she said. “It’s a great school with great...
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Iowa State basketball finding rhythm as it handles West Virginia

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 30, 2019 - 9:00pm
AMES — This is what Iowa State expected to look like at the beginning of the men’s basketball season. Injuries and suspensions postponed that, but the Cyclones say they’ve found...
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Xavier’s Garrett Ries finds home in South Dakota

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 30, 2019 - 1:59pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — There are 404.4 miles between Xavier High School and South Dakota State University. But to Xavier senior Garrett Ries, SDSU feels like the closest thing to home. “I had...
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Big Ten basketball: Where good teams are more plentiful than elite players

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 30, 2019 - 11:48am
If you don’t believe the Big Ten is a great men’s basketball conference, just ask someone in the Big Ten. If you want to get past their bias, check out the NCAA’s NET rankings,...
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Girls’ basketball area Super 10 rankings, conference standings (Jan. 30, 2019)

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 30, 2019 - 11:12am
This week’s area girls’ basketball Super 10, through games (not) played Tuesday, Jan. 29. Note: Upcoming schedules likely are missing some makeup games. 1. Marion 14-0 (13-0...
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Iowa State women’s basketball torches Texas Tech

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 29, 2019 - 8:14pm
AMES — Iowa State’s women’s basketball team started hot on a frigid Tuesday night and never cooled off. The No. 25 Cyclones carved up Texas Tech’s defense all game in a...
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Pinning Combination: A look back at conference tournament weekend

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 29, 2019 - 6:40pm
What better way to avoid the brutally cold weather than to curl up with the Pinning Combination podcast? Join The Gazette’s K.J. Pilcher, The Predicament’s Wyatt Schultz and former Cedar...
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Sam Stoll returning to form for Iowa wrestling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 29, 2019 - 6:31pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa heavyweight Sam Stoll has champed at the bit to return to the mat. Even though the reins aren’t removed, they have loosened with a little more than a month left in the...
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Talen Horton-Tucker appears to have hit his stride for Iowa State basketball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 29, 2019 - 6:25pm
AMES — Iowa State wing Talen Horton-Tucker has dealt with his fair share of ups and downs in his freshman campaign. In his first six games of the season, he had two 26-point outings and two in...
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Should Iowa retire Megan Gustafson's No. 10? “Oh, goodness, yes,” says Lisa Bluder

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 29, 2019 - 2:30pm
IOWA CITY — At some point this week, Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder has (or perhaps, had) a meeting with athletics director Gary Barta. On the agenda is Megan Gustafson. More...
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Help has arrived for Bridget Carleton and Iowa State women’s basketball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 28, 2019 - 4:47pm
AMES — For the past two seasons, Iowa State women’s basketball has been the Bridget Carleton show. That’s not a bad thing, necessarily. One could argue it’s still the...
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Iowa high school boys' basketball rankings: Sergeant Bluff-Luton is new Class 3A No. 1

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 28, 2019 - 3:31pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — It was a short but chaotic boys’ basketball week in Class 3A. Seven of last week’s top-10 ranked teams lost at least once, including No. 1 Maquoketa. That means your...
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Wrestling Weekend That Was: Iowa's Keegan Shaw successful in starting debut

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 28, 2019 - 2:49pm
The highlights ranged from successful debuts to mild upsets. Wrestling action is heating up, even if the weather is cooling down. This is the Wrestling Weekend That Was: Keegan Shaw's debut Unless...
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Cheerleading takes physical, mental strength

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 28, 2019 - 1:13pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Xavier senior Maddye Cavanaugh has dealt with stereotypes the past four years. “A lot of people think cheer is just standing on the sideline and looking...
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So far, Hawkeyes are definition of 5-5 Big Ten team

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 28, 2019 - 7:46am
Iowa is in seventh-place in the 14-team Big Ten men’s basketball standings, which only makes sense. The Hawkeyes’ 11-0 nonconference record was great and all, but this is the...
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C.R.’s Joey Gase will never give up on NASCAR dream

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 28, 2019 - 7:46am
What makes athletes tick? What gets them up in the morning, what gets them to the gym, the field, the court or the racetrack? Why would a 25-year-old from Cedar Rapids want to compete in NASCAR,...
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