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Report: COVID-19 ends North Tama’s softball season

July 6, 2020 - 4:29pm
TRAER — The area softball scene apparently has suffered its first season-ending exposure to COVID-19. According to Ross Thede of the Marshalltown Times-Repblican, North Tama’s season has...
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Jeff Aikey teaching and still winning auto races

July 6, 2020 - 4:08pm
INDEPENDENCE — A while ago, track officials wouldn’t let 14-year-old Jeff Aikey race until he had a driver’s license. So, after two years of watching and learning, Aikey earned...
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Former girls’ basketball rivals will unite at North Linn

July 6, 2020 - 2:24pm
TROY MILLS — As North Linn marched to a girls’ state basketball championship in March, a former rival worked behind the scenes to assist. “My wife asked exactly what I was...
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Ryan Hunter-Reay enjoys racing at Iowa Speedway

July 6, 2020 - 1:13pm
NEWTON — With three of his 18 career IndyCar victories coming at Iowa Speedway, Ryan Hunter-Reay already knows the route to victory lane when the racing series returns for back-to-back night...
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Track Guy Carnival is Tuesday at Brooklyn

July 6, 2020 - 12:27pm
This isn’t a money grab for Mike Jay. After all, admission is free. “I couldn’t care less how many people come to watch,” said Jay, who couples as track and field...
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Gazette area softball Super 10: West Delaware climbs into top 5

July 6, 2020 - 10:13am
The Gazette’s area softball Super 10 rankings, through games played Friday, July 3: 1. North Linn 18-0 (12-0 Tri-Rivers) Streak: Won 24 Previous: No. 1   2. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 13-1 (8-0...
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Cycling on trails a biker’s paradise

July 5, 2020 - 12:08pm
With no specific destination and no time we had to be there, the place just became halfway. We were out for a family bike ride. I also was out to reclaim the road. Orville and Wilbur Wright were...
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Iowa football and racial problems — a half-century ago

July 4, 2020 - 9:18am
Older University of Iowa football fans probably didn’t think another of their team’s offseasons would remind them of the one in 1969. Then came the last month, when African Americans who...
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Urbana 5 Memorial: Big money draws big field to raise big funds at Benton County Speedway

July 4, 2020 - 8:23am
Losing a child is something every parent fears, but one local family has found a way to turn their tragedy into lifesaving blessings for others through the Iowa Donor Network. On April 9, 2015 five...
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Parker Bechen persevered horrific injury to help lead second-ranked North Linn

July 3, 2020 - 9:54pm
TROY MILLS — Like many seniors, North Linn’s Parker Bechen appreciates a chance to play his senior baseball season. His situation is a little different. He’s dealing with the...
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Elle Ridgeway’s clutch hits enable Williamsburg to gain split with Mount Vernon

July 3, 2020 - 9:34pm
MOUNT VERNON — They won’t crown summer-sports champions in the Wamac Conference this year. Just another thing the COVID-19 pandemic took away. Best softball team in the league?...
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Photos: Williamsburg vs. Mount Vernon, Iowa high school softball

July 3, 2020 - 7:49pm
Mount Vernon hosted Williamsburg for a doubleheader Friday night
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Heading to an Iowa state park? Make sure you get a passport

July 3, 2020 - 2:21pm
Heading out to an Iowa state park to enjoy some healthy, socially distanced outdoor activity over the weekend? Sunscreen? Check. Bug spray? Check Water? Check. Passport? Wait, what? To encourage use...
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Marion 8th-grader Myles Davis already making an impact as starting shortstop

July 2, 2020 - 9:35pm
MARION — Myles Davis isn’t a Marion High School student just yet. Even though he hasn’t even taken his first class, the eighth grader and soon-to-be freshman has already made...
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Iowa State football: Linebackers and defensive backs who could emerge in backup roles in 2020

July 2, 2020 - 9:32pm
AMES — Iowa State doesn’t have many starting positions to fill in the back half of its defense. The Cyclones lost linebacker Marcel Spears and safety Braxton Lewis to graduation. Every...
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Photos: Vinston-Shellsburg vs. Marion, Iowa high school baseball

July 2, 2020 - 7:39pm
Marion hosts Vinton-Shellsburg for a doubleheader Thursday night
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Racist taunts target Black Iowa high school baseball player

July 2, 2020 - 5:53pm
CHARLES CITY — Jeremiah Chapman is used to run-of-the-mill trash talk that comes with the territory of playing an away game. A four-sport athlete who just finished his junior year at Charles...
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A Cedar Rapids standard taking a year off

July 2, 2020 - 8:01am
Welcome to July and the heat and humidity that come with this time of year. But something is missing. Actually, a few somethings are missing. Saturday is supposed to be one of the biggest sporting...
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Liberty’s Kara Maiers no-hits Linn-Mar, then the Lions salvage a split

July 1, 2020 - 9:15pm
MARION — After suffering a hitting famine at the hands of Kara Maiers, the Linn-Mar Lions followed with a feast. Maiers spun a 13-strikeout no-hitter to lift Iowa City Liberty to a 6-0 victory...
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Western Dubuque baseball season suspended by COVID-19 in middle of game against Cedar Rapids Washington

July 1, 2020 - 8:51pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Western Dubuque’s baseball season came to a halt Wednesday night ... in the middle of a game it was playing. The Bobcats were leading Cedar Rapids Washington, 6-1, in the...
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