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IHSSN announces new broadcast plans for Iowa high school boys' state tournaments

August 16, 2019 - 10:11am
The Iowa High School Sports Network has unveiled new agreements with TV stations around the state to broadcast various Iowa boys’ state tournaments after years of complaints about the...
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Kids dig their hair, and Tristan Wirfs is no different

August 16, 2019 - 8:28am
MOUNT VERNON — When Tristan Wirfs went to the Outback Bowl in December, he had ringlets of curls unfurling over his forehead. Kids like their hair. Wirfs likes his curls. But in Tampa, Fla.,...
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Wading birds making their way back to Eastern Iowa

August 16, 2019 - 8:27am
Several species of wading birds, especially herons and egrets, make Eastern Iowa their home in warmer months. They are larger, elegant birds with long proportions. Their bills are knifelike and...
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Outlaw Street Drags find home at Hawkeye Downs

August 15, 2019 - 8:33pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The recent release of Hobbs and Shaw earning $333 million dollars during its opening weekend, makes it easy to understand how the SPI Outlaw Street Drags, held for the fifth...
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Linn-Mar golfer Dillon Burr repeats as MVC Super Meet champion

August 15, 2019 - 8:25pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The start of the Iowa high school golf season was twice as nice for Linn-Mar’s Dillon Burr. For the second straight year, the Lions junior opened with a winning...
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Iowa long snapper Jackson Subbert provides stabilizing force on special teams

August 15, 2019 - 4:16pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa long snapper Jackson Subbert knows he’s far from the center of attention in the Hawkeyes’ fall football camp, and he’s more than OK with...
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A few thoughts on Iowa’s scrimmage

August 15, 2019 - 3:53pm
IOWA CITY — The Hawkeyes scrimmaged for nearly two hours last Saturday. Again, it’s one view of the 29 August practices that will go down before the season opener, so there’s no...
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Tristan Wirfs bombing the tennis team with a discus, that just sort of happened (no one harmed during filming)

August 15, 2019 - 10:17am
MOUNT VERNON — You’re on a tennis court. It’s quiet. That’s how tennis rolls. It’s the world’s most polite spectator sport. Of course, big points are cheered...
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Catching up with former Gazette-area athletes

August 15, 2019 - 9:56am
A periodic look at former Gazette-area high school athletes and where they are now: Iowa colleges — Maddie Slagle of Cedar Rapids (Jefferson) and Jaedynn Evans of Kalona (Regina) are members...
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2-way contract with Nuggets is a great thing for Tyler Cook

August 15, 2019 - 9:43am
The news was broken here in June that former Iowa basketball player Tyler Cook had signed a partially guaranteed contract with the NBA’s Denver Nuggets. That news got better for Cook when the...
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Tristan Wirfs could hit the (bleep) out of the baseball

August 15, 2019 - 7:39am
MOUNT VERNON — Tristan Wirfs almost didn’t put the “four” in front of his wrestling career at Mount Vernon. Football was taking off, and wrestling demands weight limits, even...
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Former Iowa slugger Jake Adams rising in Houston Astros farm system

August 14, 2019 - 8:37pm
FRISCO, Texas — On July 31, Jake Adams heard the news he’d been waiting for. He was being promoted to Double-A. That didn’t, however, preclude Nate Shaver, his manager with the...
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Brock Barnhart wants state golf title in senior season with Cedar Rapids Kennedy

August 14, 2019 - 7:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Kennedy golfer Brock Barnhart whet his state title appetite as a freshman. He capped his inaugural varsity season with a state runner-up finish. Just a taste of...
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Iowa high school fall golf 2019: 7 area golfers and 4 area teams to watch

August 14, 2019 - 7:32pm
Here are seven Gazette area golfers and four area teams to watch as the 2019 Class 4A boys’ golf season begins. Golfers Brock Barnhart, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, sr. — Three-time state...
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Sports betting in Iowa now is legal. Here are the basics you should know

August 14, 2019 - 7:07pm
DES MOINES — Betting on collegiate and professional sports in Iowa is now legal as of Aug. 15. But how does it work? Here are some basics anyone planning to place bets needs to know.How do I...
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Tristan Wirfs' football dreams kind of started in the cornfields of Martelle

August 14, 2019 - 4:51pm
MOUNT VERNON — Jamie Parker moved to the Mount Vernon school district in second grade. This is a tricky age for a move. School is very new when you’re in second grade. It probably feels...
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Iowa State’s David Carr wins junior world wrestling gold medal

August 14, 2019 - 12:42pm
AMES — Redshirt freshman David Carr made Iowa State history Wednesday, becoming the Cyclones’ first junior world wrestling champion. Carr, the son of Iowa State wrestling legend Nate...
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From Copperheads to Mustangs: For Tristan Wirfs and his teammates, it was more than youth sports

August 14, 2019 - 12:30pm
MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon High School class of 2017 is getting old. OK, “old” is pushing it. Let’s not get crazy. We’re talking 20 or 21 years old at the...
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Sam Moore's meticulous Wiffle Ball field in Mount Vernon had 'Tristan Rules'

August 14, 2019 - 7:59am
MOUNT VERNON — Sam Moore is standing in his backyard and he’s getting a little wistful. That can happen to 20-year-olds. Certain things stick with you. Moore built a world-class Wiffle...
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Iowa hunters hit their mark as pheasant harvest hits 10-year high

August 13, 2019 - 5:47pm
Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials say licensed hunters took higher numbers of pheasants, quail, rabbits, doves and partridges during the 2018-19 hunting seasons. Pheasant hunters...
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