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Kal Goodchild is back coaching, back at Benton Community

July 9, 2020 - 10:41am
Kal Goodchild is hoping the third time is the charm. “Just like a bad penny you can’t get rid of,” the 60-year old former and current Benton Community High School football coach...
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A broken light, a bunch of hit batters ... and a doubleheader split for Iowa City West, C.R. Kennedy

July 8, 2020 - 10:08pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Baseball diehards will tell you the allure of regular visits to the ballpark is in part due to the chance you’ll see something you’ve never seen before. Like...
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PHOTOS: West at Kennedy prep baseball

July 8, 2020 - 8:04pm
Iowa City West plays Cedar Rapids Kennedy in a prep baseball doubleheader Wednesday evening.
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Iowa Raptors FC, new soccer team in Cedar Rapids, joins USL League Two

July 8, 2020 - 5:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa Raptors FC has a league. The fledgling soccer club from Cedar Rapids announced Wednesday it will compete beginning the spring of 2021 in the United Soccer League’s...
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Iowa high school baseball notes: The next Hilmer steps up for North Linn

July 8, 2020 - 5:12pm
TROY MILLS — North Linn baseball coach Travis Griffith knows how to humble Austin Hilmer. Sometimes when the Lynx sophomore makes a good play or in passing Griffith will utter,...
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Jay Niemann on Iowa’s defensive line, recruiting, his sons’ success and more

July 8, 2020 - 2:45pm
Football coaching titles have gotten out of hand, but Jay Niemann does wear the assistant defensive line coach and defensive recruiting coordinator hats for the Iowa football team. Coach Niemann...
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Iowa high school softball: It’s time for crossing fingers, holding breath — and social distancing

July 8, 2020 - 12:06pm
Monday night was Senior Night for the Cedar Rapids Kennedy softball team. But the postgame was less about celebration than sanitization. Two assistant coaches sat on upside-down buckets, cleaning...
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Photos: Track Guy Track and Field Carnival at BGM

July 7, 2020 - 8:35pm
BGM High School in Brooklyn hosted the Iowa Track Guy Carnival, featuring more than 200 athletes on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
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Track Guy Carnival: Kennedy’s Drew Bartels shines in long jump, 400-meter hurdles

July 7, 2020 - 8:21pm
BROOKLYN — Drew Bartels doesn’t run the 400-meter hurdles often. “Once a year,” he said. “Last year, I ran it as Muscatine, in a JV race. Coach put me in it, just...
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UNI AD David Harris on coronavirus tests, cautious optimism for fall sports

July 7, 2020 - 3:40pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa’s athletics department said last Friday that seven student-athletes and one staff member had tested positive for COVID-19 among more than 150 administered...
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UNI men’s basketball hoping to get chance to build on 2019-20 success

July 7, 2020 - 12:52pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa is set to begin its men’s basketball season in less than four months and Coach Ben Jacobson’s team has questions that need answers if it is to replicate...
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Iowa high school summer sports: Not totally normal, but there's normalcy

July 7, 2020 - 12:12pm
The "Scores & More" section of Monday’s Gazette sports section said five high school softball doubleheaders were being played in Cedar Rapids-Marion that night, so my mission was clear: Go...
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Iowa State football: Height and weight changes for the 2020 roster

July 7, 2020 - 10:58am
AMES — Football programs are meticulous about their athletes’ diets, nutrition and weights. When a player adds or drops weight, it’s usually at the direction from someone on the...
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Cedar Rapids Kennedy baseball shows potential in salvaging split with Linn-Mar

July 6, 2020 - 9:49pm
MARION — Cedar Rapids Kennedy baseball coach Bret Hoyer has a clear vision of the big picture. The Cougars are 9-3 after playing nine of their first 12 games on the road. They have climbed...
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Iowa City Liberty shakes off rust, hands Dubuque Hempstead 1st loss to split baseball doubleheader

July 6, 2020 - 9:36pm
NORTH LIBERTY — Give ‘em a mulligan for the first game. It’s tough when you haven’t played for over a week, and that’s what happened to Iowa City Liberty’s...
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Kennedy makes quick work of Linn-Mar

July 6, 2020 - 7:51pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — They’re hungry. How hungry? “We are haven’t-eaten-in-a-week hungry,” Kaylin Kinney said. OK, they’re famished. And Monday night, the Kennedy...
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Photos: Linn-Mar vs. Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Iowa high school softball

July 6, 2020 - 7:08pm
Cedar Rapids Kennedy sweeps Linn-Mar in doubleheader at home
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Photos: Urbana 5 Memorial races at Benton County Speedway

July 6, 2020 - 5:14pm
Photos from Sunday night’s Urbana 5 Memorial races at Benton County Speedway in Vinton.
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Skyler Dugan following dad’s lead, earns first career win in Urbana 5 Memorial races at Benton County Speedway

July 6, 2020 - 5:11pm
VINTON — Beating your dad in anything can make a young mind wonder “what else can I accomplish?” For many, that victory is an archway to a world of possibilities. Sunday night at...
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After Rasir Bolton spoke out about leaving Penn State, Iowa State coach Steve Prohm encourages players to use platforms

July 6, 2020 - 4:54pm
AMES — During this time of social unrest, athletes have used their voices and their platforms to speak out against injustices they’ve experienced or injustices they’ve seen other...
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