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Iowa twins Levi and Landan Paulsen move couches, donate hair and guide young Hawkeyes together

August 13, 2019 - 4:56pm
IOWA CITY — There’s no shortage of things brothers Levi and Landan Paulsen have done together, and competed in, over the last 22 years. They play on the offensive line at Iowa and live...
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Kaylia Wirfs, Tristan's sister, is getting ready for liftoff in life

August 13, 2019 - 2:46pm
MOUNT VERNON — School starts in less than a month. Kaylia Wirfs is still at work on a late-July evening. It’s about 8:30. “Starting in August, I also will be babysitting,”...
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Justin Scherrman hopes to continue family football legacy at Washington

August 13, 2019 - 1:41pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — For most, grinding day-in and day-out to play football doesn’t appeal to them. But for Cedar Rapids Washington junior Justin Scherrman, it’s an opportunity to...
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You can hear the pride in Sarah Wirfs' voice

August 13, 2019 - 11:41am
MOUNT VERNON — There’s something different about Sarah Wirfs’ voice. Absolutely, it’s a voice that you know has told a lot of people what to do. That’s maybe No. 1 in a...
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Tyler Cook signs 2-way contract with Denver Nuggets

August 13, 2019 - 11:17am
Former Iowa men’s basketball forward Tyler Cook has signed a two-way contract with the Denver Nuggets, the NBA team announced Tuesday. Two-way contracts — first offered in the 2017...
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Curling is a sport that ‘brings people together’

August 13, 2019 - 8:31am
Curling, by definition, is a sport somewhat like shuffleboard. Teams of four players, on a rectangle sheet of ice, slide stones toward a target area. That, in a nutshell, is a description of game...
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Despite tough-luck loss, a healthy Rickey Ramirez continues to shine for Cedar Rapids Kernels

August 12, 2019 - 9:48pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — His back hurt, he had zero energy, was basically bed ridden for 10 days. Rickey Ramirez never did get a diagnosis on whatever it was that hit him the last week of May. All he...
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For Tristan Wirfs, the 'Mount Vernoning' started while he was in day care

August 12, 2019 - 8:43pm
MOUNT VERNON — Lori Thomsen has run a day care out of her home for 34 years, her husband, Bill, said. He had to think about how many wrestling families his wife has watched over the...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier takes its first step in a promising volleyball season

August 12, 2019 - 8:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — With a 7 p.m. court time Monday, the Xavier Saints had to be one of the last teams in the state to officially begin the 2019 high school volleyball season. “Part of it was...
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As numbers fall, Cedar Rapids Washington considers combining freshman-sophomore football teams

August 12, 2019 - 5:10pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — He wanted to emphasize his school is not the only one. Others are in the same boat. You wonder if this is just the way it’s going to be from now on. Cedar Rapids...
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26 Iowa school districts ask IHSAA classification committee to look at more than enrollment

August 12, 2019 - 3:20pm
A classification committee by the Iowa High School Athletics Association is set to meet this fall, according to IHSAA meeting minutes released to the media Monday. The committee, according to the...
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Andrew Cabezas helps pitch Cedar Rapids Kernels to victory, hopes to be part of playoff rotation

August 11, 2019 - 7:17pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The playoff starting pitching rotation for the Cedar Rapids Kernels hasn’t been set. With three weeks to go in the Midwest League’s regular season, that’ll...
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Photos: CedarSpiel curling bonspiel

August 11, 2019 - 2:38pm
Athletes from 22 teams and 15 states competed in a weekend of curling during the 6th annual CedarSpiel, hosted by the Cedar Rapids Curling Club at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
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Introducing the Tristan Wirfs series: A story of joy

August 10, 2019 - 8:37pm
Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs is used to turning heads in Mount Vernon. Sometimes it was his size. More heads turned when they noticed a not-yet-teenager hitting towering home runs into the...
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Iowa shows some offense in Kids Day scrimmage

August 10, 2019 - 5:30pm
IOWA CITY — Let’s throw out the usual caveats for an open scrimmage in the middle of August: 1) It’s August. 2) Yes, the defense is ahead of the offense. 3) No, nothing really...
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Photos: Iowa football kid captains meet at Kinnick Stadium

August 10, 2019 - 5:05pm
The 2019 Iowa football kid captains and their families got a behind-the-scenes look at Kinnick Stadium, tried on their official jerseys and hung out with Iowa seniors in the Hawkeyes’ locker...
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Photos: Iowa football Kids Day 2019

August 10, 2019 - 4:46pm
Families had a chance to watch an Iowa Hawkeyes football practice and interact with players at the annual Kids Day event at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.
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Michael Sleep-Dalton: Former Australian electrician, current Iowa punter

August 10, 2019 - 9:38am
IOWA CITY — Michael Sleep-Dalton will be 27 next month. He has already played football for San Francisco City College and Arizona State and is an ASU graduate. He owns a house in Australia,...
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Iowa football notes: Hawkeyes’ defense rolls out the ‘hybrids’

August 9, 2019 - 8:01pm
IOWA CITY — During spring, Iowa defensive line coach Kelvin Bell made a switch on football terminology. Instead of calling defensive ends “ends,” he introduced the term “edge...
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Iowa football stars and new faces punch into a wide-open Big Ten West

August 9, 2019 - 7:06pm
IOWA CITY — Daviyon Nixon soon will cross off the two biggest things he’s looked forward to since he jumped on the path to Iowa. The 6-4, 305-pounder was listed as an Iowa recruit during...
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