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Iowans in the NBA: Quite a first full season for Monte Morris

April 16, 2019 - 11:13am
Monte Morris of Iowa State, who had played in just three NBA games before this season, averaged 10.4 points for the Denver Nuggets in the 2018-19 season. That’s pretty good. Morris was a...
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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders topple Team USA in Game 1, 6-3

April 15, 2019 - 9:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — They won a playoff hockey game and picked up a valuable lesson in the meantime. At least their coach hopes so on that latter thing. “We’ll see if we learn or...
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Luke McInnis steps up and saves the day again for Solon boys' soccer

April 15, 2019 - 8:37pm
VAN HORNE — When a soccer match needs penalty kicks to decide the outcome, the Solon boys turn to Luke McInnis. In three matches this season, the senior — despite not playing in goal...
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Jury convicts in stabbing of William Penn University basketball player

April 15, 2019 - 8:18pm
OSKALOOSA — It took a jury of nine women and three men less than three hours Monday to find an Oskaloosa man guilty of second-degree murder in the death of an Iowa college basketball...
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Being a student-athlete is a privilege

April 15, 2019 - 3:59pm
Editor’s note: Riley Sauser posted an 9-2 record on the mound with a 3.39 ERA last summer for the Prairie softball team. She also batted .290 and drove in 18 runs. By Riley Sauser, Prairie...
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Iowa basketball transfer Maishe Dailey picks Akron

April 15, 2019 - 3:52pm
Former Iowa men’s basketball guard Maishe Dailey is heading home for his final season of college basketball. Dailey announced Monday he is transferring to Akron, which is about 30 miles south...
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Coe vs. Luther softball: Pitchers' duel expected for nationally-ranked clash

April 15, 2019 - 2:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Runs could be hard to come by when Coe and Luther face off Tuesday. Pitching has powered both of the nationally ranked programs and current American Rivers Conference...
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April means Drake Relays

April 15, 2019 - 1:21pm
Many high school and college sports fans go into a bit of a hibernation this time of year. The basketball and wrestling seasons are over and football, outside of some spring practices, still is...
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Nate Kaeding on being at “epicenter” for Tiger Woods’ Masters win

April 15, 2019 - 12:27pm
The threat of inclement weather in northeast Georgia Sunday was, Nate Kaeding said, “a gift from the gods.” The former Iowa Hawkeyes and NFL kicker was at Augusta National Golf Club...
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Track & field area Super Ten

April 15, 2019 - 9:51am
This week’s area Super Ten for boys’ and girls’ track and field: We started this last year. To refresh: It’s a purely mathematical system, and here’s how it works:...
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Drake Relays form chart: 2019 cutoffs, etc. (updated Monday, April 15)

April 15, 2019 - 7:30am
DES MOINES — The high school portion of the Drake Relays is April 25-27 at Drake Stadium. Here is a form chart, through events reported to Quik Stats at 8:30 a.m. Monday. Deadline for...
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Zach Johnson finishes in a tie for 58th

April 14, 2019 - 8:45pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Zach Johnson finished his 2019 Masters with a 1-over 73 Sunday which placed him at 5-over for the week, good for a tie for 58th. Johnson joined dozens of players as they greeted...
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New guy Gabe Snyder makes good early impression for Cedar Rapids Kernels

April 14, 2019 - 7:24pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — When you’re 24 years old and don’t get assigned to a minor league team coming out of spring training, you can easily get discouraged. But Gabe Snyder didn’t....
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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders jump right into USHL playoffs fresh off fine regular season

April 14, 2019 - 7:22pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — He’s the only guy on either team that has anything remotely close to United States Hockey League playoff experience. Liam Walsh was with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in...
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From a rat to a Kernel: C.R.’s Josh Winder pitches well in team’s 2-1 win over Burlington

April 13, 2019 - 8:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — It ain’t easy being a “rat.” That’s what they call freshmen at Virginia Military Institute. You are told what to do by upperclassmen every minute of...
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Zach Johnson unable to build on hot start in third round of Masters

April 13, 2019 - 7:48pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. — After a tee shot gaffe Friday that united weekend golfers and hackers seemingly across the country, Zach Johnson followed that up with a slightly quieter 1-over par 73 Saturday...
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Jess Heick’s consistent approach keeps working for Mount Mercy softball

April 13, 2019 - 6:29pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Baseball and softball players can be a superstitious bunch. Mount Mercy’s Jess Heick admits she can be that way with her unique quirks, keeping the same color bow and...
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Linn-Mar's shuttle hurdle crew joins the sub-60 club at home meet

April 13, 2019 - 5:30pm
MARION — Three inches doesn’t sound like much. But take those 3 inches, times 10 hurdles, times four relay members. It adds up. That equation has made an impact on boys’ shuttle...
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Where Eastern Iowa pro baseball players are to begin 2019 season

April 13, 2019 - 5:00pm
CEDAR RAPIDS The minor league baseball season is in its second week. As usual, we have a number of players from the Metro, area and University of Iowa who are playing affiliated ball this season....
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After 3 Metro high school basketball coaches quit in 2 days, time to examine demands of the job

April 13, 2019 - 4:59pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — When three Metro boys’ basketball head coaches stepped down from their positions in two days recently, it took a lot of people aback. Took their coaching cohorts in town...
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