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Xavier golfer Ellie Braksiek focused on postseason team success

May 19, 2019 - 6:40pm
Cedar Rapids Xavier’s Ellie Braksiek is determined to return to the state golf meet. Sure, she wants to get back and improve last year’s finish. More importantly, the Saints’...
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Prospect Meadows gets ready to play ball

May 19, 2019 - 6:00pm
MARION — Prospect Meadows leaders are hoping to knock it out of the park Thursday during the baseball facility’s ribbon cutting. The public will get its first chance to see the project...
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Western Dubuque trio highlights talented deep roster

May 19, 2019 - 4:46pm
EPWORTH — Western Dubuque has a luxury many programs don’t or will ever have for that matter. The Bobcats boast a trio of NCAA Division I recruits nestled in the center of a talented...
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2019 prep baseball preview: Area teams to watch

May 19, 2019 - 1:20pm
ALBURNETT Coach: Ryan Stensland (15th year, 314-158) 2018 record: 34-7 (Substate finals) Returning letterwinners: P/IF Hunter Caves (soph.), IF/P Reed Stallman (soph.), IF/P Kalen Rose (soph.), P/OF...
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2019 prep baseball preview: Area players to watch

May 19, 2019 - 10:34am
PLAYERS TO WATCH Rick Atkins, sr., Marion, Posted 5-1 pitching record with 82 strikeouts in 52 2/3 innings pitched and 0.80 ERA. Tallied 26 runs and 34 hits with eight doubles and a home run....
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Iowa state track and field 2019: Photos from final day

May 18, 2019 - 10:42pm
DES MOINES — Saturday was the final day of competition at the Iowa high school state track and field meet at Drake University. Check out the photos, and see the full results at...
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Iowa baseball swept by Maryland, falls to No. 8-seed in Big Ten tournament

May 18, 2019 - 7:58pm
The Iowa baseball team has made the Big Ten Conference tournament. But just barely. The Hawkeyes lost Saturday afternoon at Maryland, 10-8, getting swept in the three-game series that ended the...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher Zach Neff is 1 class shy of Master’s degree but he’s focused on baseball

May 18, 2019 - 7:49pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — He’s probably the smartest guy in the clubhouse. Not that Zach Neff flaunts it. By most accounts, the Cedar Rapids Kernels relief pitcher is a light-hearted fellow, a...
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Iowa 1A girls’ state track: Alburnett, Lansing Kee tie for championship

May 18, 2019 - 7:03pm
DES MOINES — Alburnett senior Madison Osborn had a Saturday to remember at the state track and field meet. Osborn got three first-place finishes — two individual and one relay. Those 30...
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Iowa 4A boys’ state track: Emotions flow for Trent Davis after 100-meter hurdles title

May 18, 2019 - 6:58pm
DES MOINES — The hill next to Bowman Woods Elementary School is one of Cedar Rapids’ best sledding venues. It’s also where Trent Davis labored to become a champion. “The...
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Iowa 2A girls’ state track: Beckman’s Heather Boeckenstedt overcomes doubts, Mid-Prairie repeats

May 18, 2019 - 6:55pm
DES MOINES — Dyersville Beckman hurdler Heather Boeckenstedt had her doubts Saturday at the state track and field meet. She wasn’t sure her shuttle hurdle relay team that was comprised...
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Iowa 4A girls’ state track: Ashlyn Keeney controls the 1,500 from start to finish

May 18, 2019 - 6:43pm
DES MOINES — As Ashlyn Keeney reached the final race of a memorable freshman track and field season, there was no longer a reason to conserve energy. So in the 1,500-meter run, she...
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Iowa 3A girls’ state track: Solon seniors get that elusive relay win

May 18, 2019 - 6:40pm
DES MOINES — Their last race coincided with their first win. “It’s amazing,” Erin Kerkhoff said after Solon ran away with the Class 3A girls’ 1,600-meter relay at...
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Iowa 2A boys’ state track: Williamsburg wins another relay, takes second overall

May 18, 2019 - 6:37pm
DES MOINES — Williamsburg’s Kaden Wetjen lost the Class 2A 200-meter dash Saturday at Drake Stadium by 4 hundredths of a second. His time was 22.45. Spirit Lake’s Joe Stein won...
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Iowa 3A boys’ state track: Xavier’s Nathan Skala runs to third in the 800

May 18, 2019 - 6:06pm
DES MOINES — Say this about Nathan Skala, the kid ran to win. “That was my goal,” said the senior from Cedar Rapids Xavier. “I might have kicked a little too early, but at...
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Best time to leave NCAA for NBA is ASAP

May 18, 2019 - 9:38am
CHICAGO – The longer college basketball players stay in school, the harder it is for them to play in the NBA. Iowa State’s Marial Shayok and Talen Horton-Tucker both participated in...
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Iowa state track and field 2019: Saturday’s schedule, live stream, results

May 17, 2019 - 9:59pm
It’s the final day of the Iowa high school state track and field meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, with all four classes on the track. Events were moved up one hour, now starting at 8 a.m.,...
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Iowa 4A boys’ state track and field: Damon Jaeger takes his turn to leap the railing

May 17, 2019 - 8:08pm
DES MOINES — In terms of enrollment, Western Dubuque is the smallest Class 4A school in track and field. “People think we’re this little school that won’t do much,”...
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Iowa 4A girls’ state track and field: Caroline Schaeckenbach prevails in close 400-meter hurdles

May 17, 2019 - 8:06pm
DES MOINES — On paper, it looked like a comfortable win. It was anything but. Iowa City High’s Caroline Schaeckenbach and Southeast Polk’s Grace Larkins ran neck-and-neck through...
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Iowa 1A state track and field: Ciera Deitchler destroys PR to win 400 hurdles

May 17, 2019 - 8:03pm
DES MOINES — Getting a personal record in an event is always a good thing. It’s even better when it happens at the state track and field meet. It’s the best when it helps you win...
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