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Big Ten 2017-18 titles: Notre Dame 2, Johns Hopkins 1, Iowa 0

This may be a bit difficult to process: Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame won more Big Ten athletic championships than Iowa during the 2017-18 school year. That’s kind of an oddity given, you know,...
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Lisbon clinches Tri-Rivers baseball title in sweep over Alburnett

LISBON — About the time many close their day and head for home, the Lisbon baseball team will be back to work. The Lions will suit up for practice, hearing head coach Travis Bennett’s...
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West Amana’s Nate Hopp balances coaching success with his own competitive running pursuits

CEDAR RAPIDS — Nate Hopp is an effective cross country/track and field coach due in part to his varied life experiences. His competitive running life is replete with successes, failures and a...
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Finally! An award (uh, maybe) for college football long snappers

I shun college football award watch lists. Until now. The lists come out in July. You in the civilian world can avoid them. In my job, it’s not as easy with email and such. For one thing,...
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Midseason turnaround has Williamsburg clicking

The Williamsburg Raiders got healthy. Then they got hot. “We really did feel like we could have a good team,” second-year coach Adam Berte said. “We had a few injuries at the...
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Central City takes a hot streak into the postseason

The resume doesn’t match the draw. But Dave Johnson isn’t griping. “We have a great opportunity,” said Johnson, the softball coach at Central City. “If we’re...
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Meet The Gazette's 2018 Female Athlete of the Year finalists

Today, The Gazette reveals its 2018 finalists for its high school Athlete of the Year awards. The awards were inspired by the longtime sportswriting career of Jack Ogden. Athletes of the Year are...
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Meet The Gazette's 2018 Male Athlete of the Year finalists

Today, The Gazette reveals its 2018 finalists for its high school Athlete of the Year awards. The awards were inspired by the longtime sportswriting career of Jack Ogden. Athletes of the Year are...
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Fifth Season Races placing increased emphasis on the Iowa running community

CEDAR RAPIDS — Community spirit permeates the annual Fifth Season Races. Yes, there will likely be a host of elite national runners descending upon Cedar Rapids on Wednesday to compete in the...
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Minor league notebook: C.R.’s Keller climbs to Triple-A

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mitch Keller got called into his manager’s office earlier this week for a closed-door meeting. Michael Ryan of the Altoona Curve laid into the former Cedar Rapids Xavier...
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How former Eastern Iowa preps and Iowa Hawkeyes are doing in pro baseball

A periodic look at how former Gazette area preps and Iowa Hawkeyes are faring in pro baseball. Through Friday, June 29, 2018. Jake Adams (Iowa) — First baseman struggling mightily since his...
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Moeders’ bond strengthened by passion for baseball

CEDAR RAPIDS — The similarities are striking. Kyle Moeder stands about the same height as his dad, Tony. The resemblance is noticeable in their frames, facial features and warm personalities,...
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In Lisbon, winning is summer

LISBON — A row of trees a fly ball from Lisbon’s City Park is all that separated U.S. Highway 30 from high school athletic nobility Friday night. Playing in virtually adjoining ball...
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Hot bats power Solon to sweep of Marion

MARION — The common baseball phrase states hitting is contagious. If that is the case, opponents may want Solon quarantined. The Spartans experienced a full epidemic Friday night. Class 3A...
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Kentucky commit Harrison Cook throwing strikes for Cedar Rapids Prairie baseball

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Prairie baseball coach Todd Rima tells his pitchers, “walks are runs.” After issuing 17 free passes in his first four starts, hard-throwing Prairie...
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Texas QB Deuce Hogan commits to Iowa

Iowa has received the first verbal commitment in its Class of 2020 recruiting class. Grapevine, Texas, quarterback Deuce Hogan announced Friday on Twitter he has committed to the Hawkeyes. Hogan,...
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University of Iowa wrestler Sam Stoll being accused of lying to law enforcement officials

University of Iowa heavyweight wrestler Sam Stoll is being charged with “False Report to Public Entity” after being accused of lying to law enforcement about his June 19 gunshot...
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Covering the bases: This week's Eastern Iowa high school baseball highlights

Some Gazette-area highlights for the week of June 24-28 and a look at the upcoming schedule in "Covering the Bases." Linn-Mar's Sarsfield Commits to Iowa Linn-Mar freshman Coy Sarsfield announced...
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Former youth basketball coach faces more charges

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 29, 2018 - 10:54am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A former Iowa Barnstormers youth basketball coach already charged with child pornography was indicted this week on another child porn charge and five counts of enticing five...
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Cedar Rapids Prairie brushes off pair of shutouts Monday night to blast Kennedy, 15-3

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sometimes you just can’t figure out the game of baseball. It’s wild, it’s unpredicatable. That’s the best guess Cedar Rapids Prairie has for its last...
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