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Final X: Thomas Gilman answers critics, claims spot in World Championships

June 9, 2018 - 10:00pm
LINCOLN, Neb. — Some people were calling Thomas Gilman the underdog. The returning world silver medalist had struggled this season and there were questions about whether he could beat Junior...
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Cascade posts come-from-behind victory over C.R. Washington

June 9, 2018 - 6:44pm
CASCADE — Cascade found itself in an unusual position this season. The Cougars have dominated their competition this season, winning by an average of 8.8 runs a game, and had only trailed for...
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How area, local and former Hawkeye players are doing in pro baseball

June 9, 2018 - 3:51pm
HOW THEY’RE DOING l Jake Adams (Iowa) — First baseman was promoted last week from low-A Quad Cities to high-A Buies Creek in the Astros system. Adams his .277, with eight homers and 31...
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Covering the bases: Weekly Gazette-area prep baseball highlights

June 9, 2018 - 11:33am
Prep baseball is in full swing. Teams are busy, attempting to squeeze in as many games as possible in a compact season that is already less than a month away from postseason play for Classes 1A and...
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Iowa high school girls' state soccer: Saturday's championship schedule, scores, live stream

June 9, 2018 - 8:01am
It’s Championship Saturday at Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines. State titles will be claimed in all three Iowa girls’ state soccer classes. Iowa Public Television will broadcast the...
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No. 4 Cedar Rapids Jefferson bounces back against Kennedy

June 8, 2018 - 10:10pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Jefferson exacted a little revenge against crosstown rival Cedar Rapids Kennedy. One day after the Cougars were victorious on the J-Hawks’ home field, the...
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Nathan Ballard successfully fills in at Hawkeye Downs

June 8, 2018 - 9:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — No matter the car or the surface, Nathan Ballard usually comes out of a race at or near the top. Ballard has been running at Hawkeye Downs in the hornets division as a favor to...
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RAGBRAI scouting party toasts Iowa City

June 8, 2018 - 8:11pm
KALONA — About 40 people have been touring Iowa by bike to get a preview of the 2018 version of RAGBRAI, a river-to-river bicycle ride across the state held at the end of July. On Friday, they...
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Iowa City announces RAGBRAI route through city for July 27 overnight stop

June 8, 2018 - 6:31pm
IOWA CITY — RAGBRAI riders this year will spend their final night of camping in Iowa City — the first time in 42 years the bike ride has stayed overnight in the city. The city announced...
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#oniowapod with Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman returns

June 8, 2018 - 3:20pm
It was totally fantastic to fire up the #oniowapod machine once again. Former Gazette sportswriter Scott Dochterman, now of The Athletic, joined me for an old school On Iowa podcast. We were in the...
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Iowa City Regina girls’ soccer ousted in state semifinal by Sioux City Heelan

June 8, 2018 - 2:27pm
DES MOINES — When asked by a reporter what she would remember most about her team, third-year Iowa City Regina girls’ soccer coach Ann Larew needed a moment to compose herself. After...
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Davenport Assumption again too much for Center Point-Urbana in girls’ state soccer tournament

June 8, 2018 - 1:42pm
DES MOINES — Center Point-Urbana managed what few Class 1A teams have in a dominant era of Davenport Assumption girls’ soccer. A win remains elusive. The Stormin’ Pointers became...
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Monsters of the midday found on hunt for insects

June 8, 2018 - 1:02pm
Bulbous, with a skin that rippled and undulated as it heaved its bulk in reaction to the disturbance. The creature’s maw was formidable. Only a madman or a fool would provoke it to discover if...
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Catching up with former Gazette-area preps

June 8, 2018 - 1:01pm
Iowa colleges — Hunter Koenigsfeld of Cedar Rapids (Jefferson), Megan Sprengeler of Walford (C.R. Prairie) and Claire Rutherford (City High) and Taylor West (West) of Iowa City earned all-Big...
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Farley Speedway suspending weekly racing

June 8, 2018 - 12:38pm
Joe Hayes grew up around auto racing and loves the sport. But as the promoter for Farley Speedway Promotions, Inc. — which runs races at Farley Speedway and Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway...
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Native Iowan Renee Gillispie named Iowa softball coach

June 8, 2018 - 10:37am
IOWA CITY — Renee Gillispie has been named head softball coach at the University of Iowa, Director of Athletics Chair Gary Barta announced Friday. Gillispie (gill-ESPY) is the fifth head coach...
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North Cedar softball photos

June 8, 2018 - 9:19am
CLARENCE — The North Cedar softball team stands 1-9 after Thursday night’s loss to Durant-Bennett. The Knights are at the Springville tournament this weekend.
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Iowa high school girls' state soccer: Friday's scores, schedule, live streams

June 8, 2018 - 7:55am
The 2018 Iowa girls’ state soccer tournament continues Friday with the semifinal round in all three classes at Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines. We’ll update this page with scores and...
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Braden Houston leads Iowa City West to 3-2 win over City High

June 7, 2018 - 9:42pm
IOWA CITY — The play was not always pretty, but Iowa City West got the job done. Senior Braden Houston played a large role. The right-handed starter threw a complete-game four-hitter, had two...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels grinding through an incredibly busy stretch

June 7, 2018 - 9:24pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Embrace the grind. If you don’t, it’ll eat you up. The Cedar Rapids Kernels played just one game Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium, which must have...
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