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Kaylin Kinney's grand slam caps a comeback and a sweep for No. 1 Cedar Rapids Kennedy

June 7, 2018 - 8:44pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Kennedy Cougars broke their postgame huddle, and Kaylin Kinney carried Alyssa Martin on her back and a softball in her right hand. The game-ending, game-winning...
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Young Linn-Mar girls’ soccer team ousted at state by veteran Ankeny squad

June 7, 2018 - 7:01pm
DES MOINES — Chalk it up to a learning experience, albeit a painful one. The Linn-Mar girls’ soccer team got a taste of the state tournament for the first time in three years on...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier girls’ soccer unable to solve Pella puzzle in state quarterfinal loss

June 7, 2018 - 3:59pm
DES MOINES — By the time a few cracks in the defense were uncovered, it was far too late. The Cedar Rapids Xavier girls’ soccer team opened the state tournament against a Pella team...
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John Daly, Steve Stricker and Kyle Stanley coming to Zach Johnson Foundation Classic

June 7, 2018 - 3:49pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — John Daly, Steve Stricker and Kyle Stanley headline the professional golfers joining Cedar Rapids’ Zach Johnson at the eighth annual Zach Johnson Foundation Classic this...
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Lauren Gaarde’s overtime goal gives Iowa City Regina state soccer quarterfinal win over Nevada

June 7, 2018 - 2:05pm
DES MOINES — The penalty shootout didn’t go Iowa City Regina’s way May 21, and the Regals had no desire to take their chances at another. Lauren Gaarde drilled an 82nd-minute...
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Center Point-Urbana jumps on Waterloo Columbus in victorious girls’ soccer state quarterfinal

June 7, 2018 - 1:28pm
DES MOINES — At the opening whistle, Center Point-Urbana had all the energy. An aggressive, determined Stormin’ Pointers girls’ soccer team gave every indication early on that...
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Iowa City Liberty notches baseball program’s first victory

June 7, 2018 - 12:46pm
Iowa City Liberty has experienced plenty of firsts in its inaugural school year, opening the doors in August. The Lightning baseball team added to the list of milestones. Liberty claimed the...
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Jade Hard finds a school and home in Mount Vernon

June 7, 2018 - 9:58am
Sometimes things just don’t work out. And, sometimes, things fall into place. For Jade Hard, the last year-and-half of high school was a challenge. Things in her life were falling apart, and...
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Iowa high school girls’ state soccer: Thursday’s schedule, scores, live updates

June 7, 2018 - 7:37am
The 2018 Iowa girls’ state soccer tournament kicks off Thursday with the quarterfinal round in all three classes at Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines. We’ll update this page with scores,...
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Ryne Schooley powers third-ranked Iowa City Regina past Cedar Rapids Xavier

June 6, 2018 - 9:09pm
IOWA CITY — Ryne Schooley has been a key figure in Iowa City Regina’s batting order. During the course of last season, Schooley served as the No. 2 hitter in the lineup. He also moved to...
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Brusdar Graterol proves he’s healthy in strong start for Cedar Rapids Kernels

June 6, 2018 - 7:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A lot of people in Twins Territory may have hyperventilated when they saw pitcher Brusdar Graterol get placed on the disabled list with the Cedar Rapids Kernels last week. Had...
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Center Point-Urbana girls’ soccer brings experience, unity to state tournament

June 6, 2018 - 6:04pm
DES MOINES — Early in the girls’ soccer season, Center Point-Urbana was largely untested. The Stormin’ Pointers earned a No. 2 ranking with nine shutouts during an 11-0 start in...
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Cedar Rapids pitchers Connor Van Scoyoc and Zach Daniels selected in MLB Draft, will turn profeesional

June 6, 2018 - 1:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Playing in the College World Series never was the end all, be all for Connor Van Scoyoc. His baseball goals trended higher. That’s why he is foregoing the rest of his...
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North Cedar baseball photos

June 6, 2018 - 12:23pm
CLARENCE — The North Cedar baseball team is off to an 0-6 start. Here are some great photos by junior Toby Hollis from a 14-5 loss to West Branch on May 31. The Knights will go after their...
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Independence is modest statistically, unbeaten on the field

June 6, 2018 - 11:15am
They won’t take your breath away on Quik Stats. The Independence Mustangs don’t boast a lofty team batting average. They don’t have gaudy power numbers. Here’s what else...
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Richmond family running miles for Will

June 6, 2018 - 9:21am
CEDAR RAPIDS — People use different strategies to stay focused when running races. One way Jaclyn Richmond keeps herself motivated is by having a list of people who helped her with the loss of...
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Area softball Super 10: Kennedy and Jefferson stay 1-2

June 6, 2018 - 8:49am
This week’s area softball Super 10, including games played Tuesday, June 5: 1. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 11-2 (10-0 MVC) Streak: Won 2 Previous: 1st   2. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 13-2 (8-2...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels run the gamut of draft picks: high to low

June 5, 2018 - 10:08pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Alex Kirilloff was at home in Pennsylvania, surrounded by family and friends. Royce Lewis was at his grandparents’ house in Southern California. When Ben Rodriguez found...
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Maria Steffen pitches Xavier to a split with Jefferson

June 5, 2018 - 9:26pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Maria Steffen was spent. “Physically and mentally, I’m exhausted,” she said. “Coach (Nikki Gahring) said she was shutting me down tomorrow.” For...
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Iowa State NCAA track qualifiers Jasmine Staebler and Jhoanmy Luque stay composed in big moments

June 5, 2018 - 5:51pm
AMES — Iowa State women’s track and field assistant coach Andrea Grove-McDonough drove Jasmine Staebler and Jhoanmy Luque from College Station, Texas, to Houston after the 2016 Indoor...
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