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Birding can provide quite a theatrical show

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 26, 2019 - 10:30am
Superheroes are all the rage. I did see the 2002 “Spiderman” in the theater while on a date with my now wife. I found her more interesting than any Avenger, still do. I get the allure...
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Cedar Rapids’ Trey Sampson growing basketball, life skills

CEDAR RAPIDS — A disciplined passion presents an opportunity to grow. Trey Sampson’s passion is basketball. Through discipline, he has taken advantage of the opportunities basketball...
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Area softball Super Ten

This week’s area softball Super Ten, through games played Tuesday, June 25: 1. CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY * Record: 24-2. MVC: 19-1. * Streak: Won 4. * Last week: 1st. 2. IOWA CITY HIGH * Record:...
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Through 2 years of trials and tribulations, Alex Schick gets back to pitching for the C.R. Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS — No matter what the last two years have been like, Alex Schick still has a professional baseball uniform to wear. Through all of his travails, that is the important...
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Durant’s Kamryn Meyer silences Anamosa’s bats

ANAMOSA — Kamryn Meyer has both velocity and spin. It was a combination that Anamosa couldn’t solve until it was too late. Meyer struck out 15 and took a no-hitter into the seventh...
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Iowa football’s 2019 over/under number is 7.5 again

Hlastradamus has spoken. Take the over. According to FanDuel, the over/under number for Iowa’s regular-season wins in the 2019 football season is 7.5. The over is +112, the under is -130,...
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Mount Vernon’s Sammy Moss ready to take softball to the next level

MOUNT VERNON — For Mount Vernon senior Sammy Moss, softball always has been a hobby. She was only an incoming sophomore, however, when she realized this was something she wanted to pursue at...
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Alburnett sweeps North Linn in matchup of ranked baseball teams

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 24, 2019 - 10:46pm
TROY MILLS — The hottest prep baseball team in Linn County still is a member of the Tri-Rivers Conference. It’s just from a different school. Alburnett got strong pitching from Keaton...
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Marion sweep leads to Steve Fish’s 700th career coaching victory

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 24, 2019 - 10:35pm
SOLON — Marion Coach Steve Fish recalled his first assistant baseball coaching job. He was on the Cedar Rapids Washington staff of Hall of Famer Harold “Pinky” Primrose, who...
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Des Moines Public Schools on board with Dan Sabers’ classification model

IOWA CITY — Dan Sabers’ plan for a classification overhaul for interscholastic sports in Iowa has a major advocate. Des Moines Public Schools, the largest school district in the state,...
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Hawkeyes’ 11th-most interesting 2019 football game: Rutgers

Here is the history of the football series between Iowa and Rutgers: Sept. 24, 2016 at Piscataway, N.J.: Iowa 14, Rutgers 7. That’s it. I’d like to say I remember it vividly, it being...
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Western Dubuque holds strong at second in Class 4A baseball rankings

Western Dubuque has been considered one of the state’s top teams since the start of the season. The Bobcats returned loads of talent and depth from a Class 4A state semifinal appearance a year...
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