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Iowa’s Laulauga Tausaga wins NCAA discus crown

June 8, 2019 - 9:28pm
Behind a personal-best throw, Iowa junior Laulauga Tausaga took home the 2019 discus championship at the NCAA track and field championships Saturday night at Mike A. Myers Stadium. Tausaga’s...
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Ella Kluesner's OT goal gives Cedar Rapids Xavier its 10th girls' state soccer title

June 8, 2019 - 4:12pm
DES MOINES — On the drive back from dinner Friday night, Chris Higgins unveiled a prediction. The third-year Cedar Rapids Xavier girls’ soccer coach told sophomore Ella Kluesner she was...
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Iowans in Minor League Baseball: Nick Roscetti reassigned by Milwaukee Brewers

June 8, 2019 - 3:58pm
Former Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Gazette area preps and former University of Iowa players who are in affiliated professional baseball. All statistics mentioned are through Friday, June 7,...
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Minor league baseball notebook: 3 Cedar Rapids Kernels all-stars all good stories

June 8, 2019 - 3:26pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — They all three are good stories in their own right. It just depends which story you prefer. Chris Williams is the son of a Japanese mother and military father who is catching a...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier vs. Waverly-Shell Rock photos: Class 2A girls' state soccer championship

June 8, 2019 - 3:26pm
Xavier defeated Waverly-Shell Rock, 2-1 in overtime, to claim the 2019 class 2A state championship
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Iowa high school girls' state soccer 2019: Championship schedule, scores and TV, streaming info

June 8, 2019 - 7:04am
It’s Championship Saturday at Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines, where the finals of the Iowa high school girls’ state soccer tournament are set to take place. This post will be updated...
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Greg Hall's dominance on mound, at plate leads to Linn-Mar sweep of Iowa City Liberty

June 8, 2019 - 6:59am
MARION — There’s not much Linn-Mar senior Greg Hall didn’t do Friday night in the first half of a doubleheader against Iowa City Liberty. He pitched five innings and had three hits...
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Rose Nkumu of Iowa City High commits to Marquette

June 7, 2019 - 5:03pm
IOWA CITY — One of the best open-court defenders in the state, Iowa City High senior-to-be Rose Nkumu has committed to play college basketball at Marquette University. Nkumu announced her...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier defense too tough for No. 1 ADM in girls’ state soccer semifinal

June 7, 2019 - 4:05pm
DES MOINES — Cedar Rapids Xavier freshman Brielle Bastian scored a goal just four minutes into the match. Given the recent effort of the Saints’ defense, that one goal proved to be...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier vs. ADM photos: Class 2A girls’ state soccer semifinals

June 7, 2019 - 3:36pm
Cedar Rapids Xavier defeated ADM, 1-0. The Saints advance to the Class 2A championship against Waverly Shell-Rock at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
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Life after football: Former Hawkeyes help current ones

June 7, 2019 - 2:01pm
IOWA CITY — Louis Trinca-Pasat had hit the end of the road in his brief career as a pro football player and was back at the Iowa football complex last summer, unsure where or how he was going...
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Center Point-Urbana girls’ soccer blanked in state semifinal by North Polk

June 7, 2019 - 1:04pm
DES MOINES — The Center Point-Urbana girls’ soccer team had been toeing the line between victory and defeat all week. After scoring zero goals in regulation but managing to win both a...
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Center Point-Urbana vs. North Polk photos: Class 1A girls' state soccer semifinals

June 7, 2019 - 12:49pm
North Polk defeated Center Point-Urbana, 1-0, ending CPU’s state soccer run in the Class 1A semifinals.
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Iowa high school girls' state soccer 2019: Friday's schedule, scores, live streams

June 7, 2019 - 8:43am
The Iowa high school girls’ state soccer tournament continues Friday at Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines with semifinal games in all three classes. Links to watch the six games live will be...
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Lindsey Culver snaps homerless drought; Jefferson earns split with Xavier

June 6, 2019 - 9:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — It would have been a stretch to call it a slump. A power drought, maybe. “I was hitting kind of crappy,” Cedar Rapids Jefferson all-stater Lindsey Culver said....
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Linn-Mar girls’ soccer eliminated at state by Ankeny for second year in a row

June 6, 2019 - 7:15pm
DES MOINES — The next time Linn-Mar is fortunate enough to qualify for the girls’ soccer state tournament, it may prefer to see any team other than Ankeny. For the second year in a row...
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Linn-Mar vs. Ankeny photos: Class 3A girls' state soccer quarterfinals

June 6, 2019 - 6:08pm
Ankeny defeated Linn-Mar, 3-0. They advance to the semifinal round on Friday at 4:15 p.m.
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Baseball notes: North Linn’s Jake Hilmer sets more career records

June 6, 2019 - 5:07pm
TROY MILLS — North Linn’s Jake Hilmer added more accomplishments to his baseball resume. The Lynx all-stater’s name is scrolled all over Iowa’s prep basketball record book...
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Construction begins on 140-room University Heights Marriott near Kinnick Stadium

June 6, 2019 - 4:39pm
Construction began Thursday on a five-story, 140-room Courtyard by Marriott in University Heights. Planned for about two years, the city’s first hotel will sit on a triangle-shaped tract...
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Shutout delivers Cedar Rapids Xavier to girls' state soccer semifinals for first time since 2014

June 6, 2019 - 4:01pm
DES MOINES — For a girls’ soccer program with nine state championships, it is difficult to imagine a string of seasons with no state semifinal appearances. After four years, that string...
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