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Dyersville Beckman boys’ soccer begins season with 1-0 victory over Clear Creek Amana

TIFFIN — The roster has largely turned over, but the expectations have not been altered. The Dyersville Beckman boys’ soccer team entered the season ranked third in Class 1A despite...
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Study finds Prospect Meadows proposal feasible

CEDAR RAPIDS — An independent third-party survey of Prospect Meadows has found the proposed 17-field baseball and softball complex in Linn County to be feasible and likely to succeed. A Sports...
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Russian athletes will not attend Iowa City’s wrestling World Cup

IOWA CITY — Russian wrestlers won’t be among those competing this week in Iowa City’s wrestling World Cup event. In a letter sent to Sen. Chuck Grassley, the U.S. Embassy in...
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New rules this season hope to prevent Kernels’ extra-inning games from going extra, extra innings

CEDAR RAPIDS — If you’re one of those Veterans Memorial Stadium fans that stays for the entire game, don’t be confused by what you’ll see when the Cedar Rapids Kernels get...
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Big Ten getting emptied out by NBA

As Michigan was hours from trying to become the first NCAA men’s basketball championship team from the Big Ten since 2000, the league got weaker in the sport. To no surprise, Michigan State...
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Iowa State expects similar production from receivers in 2018 despite graduation losses

AMES — Allen Lazard, the best receiver in Iowa State history, graduated and likely is moving on to play in the NFL. The Cyclones also lost 513-yard receiver Marchie Mudock and 469-yard...
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Drake Relays form chart: 2018 cutoffs, Iowa high school leaders

DES MOINES — The high school portion of the Drake Relays is April 26-28 at Drake Stadium. Here is a form chart, through events recorded at 2 p.m. Monday, April 2. Deadline for qualification is...
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It was Pinstripe Bowl weather today at Yankee Stadium

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 2, 2018 - 10:57am
I got cold just looking at photos from Yankee Stadium Monday. Of course, I got cold when I stepped outside in Cedar Rapids Monday. That the New York Yankees’ home-opener would be postponed by...
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University of Iowa athletics looks for help increasing ticket sales, fan relations

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa Athletics Department wants to hire an outside agency to improve customer service, deepen fan engagement, and increase ticket sales — which have...
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Just the beginning for Marcus Paige

DALLAS — It’s a night Marcus Paige will always remember. On March 22, 2018 Paige, scored his first points in the NBA. It’s an achievement he considers only the beginning. On that...
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Cedar Rapids is prospect city this minor league baseball season

CEDAR RAPIDS — The temperature was 87 degrees early Sunday afternoon in Fort Myers, Fla., home of the Minnesota Twins spring training complex. When the Cedar Rapids Kernels arrived in town...
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Girls’ soccer 2018: Teams, players to watch

Here are The Gazette-area teams and players to watch during the 2018 girls’ soccer season. Teams (2017 record; postseason finish) Cedar Rapids Kennedy (13-6; 3A state quarterfinalist): Coach...
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Center Point-Urbana girls’ soccer ‘sisterhood’ as strong as ever after state runner-up season

CENTER POINT — The Center Point-Urbana girls’ soccer team is about as tight-knit a bunch as one will find. Some are sisters by blood, others bonded from a life together in competition...
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Kirkwood baseball shoveled for the chance to sweep

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 30, 2018 - 6:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Kirkwood Eagles came equipped with bats and gloves for their home opener. They even handled rakes after each game to maintain the baseball diamond. Of course, these are...
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Lacrosse: It’s a Cornell thing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 30, 2018 - 2:15pm
MOUNT VERNON — Here at Ash Park Stadium Thursday night — a thousand and a billion miles from the NCAA men’s basketball tournament Final Four in Texas — was a different...
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Sister Jean holds a Final Four news conference and it’s ‘like Tom Brady at the Super Bowl’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 30, 2018 - 2:06pm
SAN ANTONIO — Of all the gatherings in all the rooms at all the 80 Final Fours to date, one of the most unforeseen came to pass Friday morning, when Media Breakout Room 3 filled to its walls...
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