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Zach Johnson is early leader at British Open

6 hours 24 min ago
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Cedar Rapids golfer Zach Johnson fired a 4-under-par 67 Friday morning and is the current leader at the 1147 147 British Open. Johnson, who won this tournament in 2015,...
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Lisbon brings unbeaten mark to Class 1A state baseball tournament

11 hours 54 min ago
LISBON — Unbeaten, unfinished and unsatisfied. Lisbon has produced a memorable season, finishing the regular season without a loss. The state’s only unblemished regular-season...
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Louisa-Muscatine rallies past Regina for 2A state softball championship

July 19, 2018 - 9:59pm
FORT DODGE — This time, the Regina Regals were on the wrong end of the rally. Third-ranked Louisa-Muscatine struck for a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, with Hailey...
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Sometimes, Iowa's opponent dictates the energy level and that's what happened here

July 19, 2018 - 6:27pm
Three cool things: 1. Remember when former Missouri State coach Terry Allen was going to be the coach of the Hawkeyes? The Hayden Fry retirement story was my first biggie at The Gazette. I...
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When Kinnick throws the boos on its own

July 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
Three cool things: 1. I’m going to get in trouble for the lede. I did then and I will again now. Totally regret it. Then, I thought I was being funny. Now, I see it as something a troglodyte...
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Watch Live: Thursday's Iowa high school state softball championships

July 19, 2018 - 4:28pm
It’s Championship Thursday in Iowa’s smaller two classes at Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge. Watch a live stream of the 1A and 2A state softball title games here, via Iowa Public...
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On Iowa Podcast: Kicking off #KF143

July 19, 2018 - 4:07pm
The Gazette’s Marc Morehouse is joined by Gazette night sports editor Sam Paxton for a special edition of the On Iowa Podcast. The #KF143 countdown is well underway and the guys talk about the...
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Everyone loves Iowa QB controversies, OK, maybe not the actual QBs in the controversy

July 19, 2018 - 2:36pm
Three cool things: 1. I fish for muskies in northern Wisconsin for three weeks almost every summer. Almost every day, you see a turtle sticking its head out of the water. You’re looking for...
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Linn-Mar freshman Coy Sarsfield more than a baseball junkie

July 19, 2018 - 1:44pm
MARION — Leo Durocher once said “Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.” Even a conversation lasting less than two hours with Linn-Mar High School’s Coy...
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Another comeback sends Cedar Rapids Washington to state baseball

July 18, 2018 - 9:49pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Washington Coach Scott Brune has some gray in the stubble on his cheek. The Warriors may have been a cause of some of that gray with their knack for...
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Solon shuts out Fairfield for 7th trip to state baseball

July 18, 2018 - 9:34pm
SOLON — The numbers on the scoreboard looked dominant for Solon’s Cam Miller. The Spartans right-hander had a no-hitter going through four innings of Wednesday night’s Class 3A...
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Western Dubuque rolls past No. 3 Cedar Rapids Prairie, into state baseball tournament

July 18, 2018 - 9:07pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Mississippi Valley Conference had best beware. Western Dubuque comes in next season with a baseball team that loses only one starter to graduation. These Bobcats are gonna...
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Marshalltown baseball smothers Iowa City High for first state berth since 2009

July 18, 2018 - 9:00pm
MARSHALLTOWN — A rugged conference schedule produced a pedestrian record for the Marshalltown baseball team. A 14-6 start to the season abruptly gave way to 12 losses in 17 games against a...
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Indianola’s Sydney Sickels shuts down Jefferson in state softball semifinals

July 18, 2018 - 8:52pm
FORT DODGE — Sydney Sickels admitted, she didn’t know about Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s prolific offensive attack. She just pitched. And she dominated. A University of Illinois...
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Regina reaches the 2A state softball final for the 4th straight year

July 18, 2018 - 8:12pm
FORT DODGE — New coach. Same old story. A story of glory. Lauren Marth singled home Carrigan O’Connor with two outs in the top of the eighth inning, and 10th-ranked Iowa City Regina...
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It's nice that Iowa plays at Soldier Field, but it shouldn't always be

July 18, 2018 - 3:13pm
Three cool things: 1. Hey, Soldier Field! OK, OK, Soldier Field is nice, but, yes, Iowa can do better than Northern Illinois for this. Not a slight against Northern Illinois. The headliner would be...
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Iowa-Buffalo was a blowout, but what else was it?

July 18, 2018 - 2:50pm
Three cool things: 1. We have a John Gallery mention. Let’s talk about that a little. It started with Nick Gallery, who won Iowa’s punting job out of East Buchanan back in the...
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Collins-Maxwell’s Mikayla Houge silences Lisbon’s bats in state softball semifinals

July 18, 2018 - 1:32pm
FORT DODGE — The divorce between Collins-Maxwell and Baxter was an unpopular one with the student body. “I didn’t like it at all,” Collins-Maxwell pitcher Mikayla Houge said....
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Wednesday's 3A, 4A Iowa high school baseball substate finals: Live updates

July 18, 2018 - 1:12pm
Sixteen more teams will clinch spots in the Iowa high school state baseball tournament with victories Wednesday. It’s substate finals night in Class 3A and Class 4A. We’ll update this...
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Throwback Iowa uniforms for throwing around the Ball (State)

July 18, 2018 - 12:19pm
Three cool things: 1. Defensive tackle Mike Daniels was really starting to take off at this point. That worked out, even with Iowa already having a D-line that included Adrian Clayborn, Karl Klug,...
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