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Xavier’s Nick Fischer brings energy to soccer field

CEDAR RAPIDS — Growing up, sports were always a big part of Nick Fischer’s life. As a multisport athlete at Xavier, Fischer had to learn how to schedule time for practice in multiple...
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Lisbon, Iowa: Where old Thoroughbreds go ... to live

LISBON — When you hear someone say they’re taking care of a horse, it’s probably also the other way around. That’s certainly the case at Unbridled Spirits Thoroughbred...
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Prep softball preseason area Super Ten

Practice opens Monday for the softball season, with competition beginning in two weeks. Here is a preseason area Super Ten: 1. CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY * 2018 record: 33-6. MVC: 25-1 (1st-Valley...
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For Cedar Rapids Kennedy, an MVC boys' track divisional title worth flipping over

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Kennedy Cougars assembled in a joyful huddle near the finish line, awaiting Coach Curt Pakkebier. “Hurry up, old man,” a voice rang out. “You’re...
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Alec Wick plays quick for Iowa City Regina boys’ soccer in top-5 tussle with IMS

IOWA CITY — Alec Wick is adjusting well to the extra attention. After a first team all-state freshman campaign in which he scored 15 goals for the Iowa City Regina boys’ soccer team,...
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180-year sentence for former youth coach Greg Stephen who covertly recorded naked teens

CEDAR RAPIDS — A mother said her teen son didn’t remember former youth basketball coach Greg Stephen touching him during an overnight trip out of town until he read an article in class...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier hires alum Mike Freeman as new boys' basketball coach

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mike Freeman was on his way to perhaps being a college basketball head coach someday. He’d been a team manager for the Iowa Hawkeyes under Steve Alford, doing a lot of...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels coach Luis Rodriguez thinking about his native Venezuela as it goes through chaos

CEDAR RAPIDS — About 10 to 15 years ago, Luis Rodriguez couldn’t wait to get home to Venezuela after the baseball season. These were back in the days when the Cedar Rapids Kernels coach...
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Coe’s Haley Jones destined for the diamond

CEDAR RAPIDS — Haley Jones was destined to play softball. The Coe senior has continued her family’s legacy on a diamond, joining a line of shortstops that includes her dad, Jeff, an aunt...
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Isaiah Moss transferring out of Iowa

Iowa men’s basketball player Isaiah Moss has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal. Moss’ father told Jeff Goodman of Stadium that his son, a fourth-year junior at Iowa, will be...
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Judge rules in favor of Kirk Ferentz and wife

A Johnson County judge says University of Iowa Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz and his wife did not break a contract with their neighbors and don’t owe them money. Judge Chad Kepros ruled...
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Bechtold bomb lifts Cedar Rapids Kernels to double-header split

CEDAR RAPIDS — He salvaged a difficult night with one clutch swing. Andrew Bechtold’s go-ahead home run with two outs in the fifth inning helped the Cedar Rapids Kernels beat Bowling...
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Iowa State offensive line growing to where Matt Campbell wants it to be

AMES — Iowa State is in a rare situation where it returns all five of its starting offensive linemen. The offensive line has been one of the weaker position groups since Matt Campbell has...
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Area conferences will determine track and field champions Thursday

We’re into May now. Points matter. “This is one meet in which you want to maximize points as much as you can,” said Kory Winsor, boys’ track and field coach at Benton...
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Benton sweeps individual and team titles at Wamac West boys’ golf meet

Benton Community continued its strong campaign on the golf course. The Bobcats extended a streak in the process. Benton captured its third straight Wamac West boys’ golf title Monday at Tara...
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Iowa men's basketball in final 2 for Notre Dame transfer

This is May, which means it’s the first of the three-straight slowest months on the college sports news calendar. However, there’s really no such thing anymore. Take college basketball,...
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Jorel Justus, Solon boys’ soccer ‘working teams into the ground’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 30, 2019 - 9:01pm
SOLON — Jorel Justus just seems to always be in the right place on a soccer field. A year after earning a spot on the Class 1A all-state first team, the Solon senior is heating up as the...
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UNI softball has bought into power-hitting emphasis

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 30, 2019 - 8:14pm
CEDAR FALLS — Behind home runs from Brittney Krodinger and Jaclyn Spencer — along with a seven-inning, one earned-run pitching performance from Spencer — Northern Iowa softball...
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Lauren Dufoe has different position, same level of excellence for CPU girls’ soccer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 30, 2019 - 7:37pm
SOLON — In the span of a year, Lauren Dufoe has gone from fiercely preventing goals to deftly scoring them. After two highly-successful high school seasons at goalkeeper, the Center...
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Reynolds: Iowans split on legalizing sports betting

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 30, 2019 - 7:06pm
DES MOINES — Iowans are split on whether Gov. Kim Reynolds should sign or veto legislation sent to her desk that would legalize sports betting in Iowa, the governor told reporters...
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