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ISU’s Zach Petersen impressed early and often

October 9, 2019 - 2:20pm
AMES — Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell wanted Zach Petersen to grayshirt throughout Petersen’s recruitment. Another school had the same idea — Petersen doesn’t...
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Iowa professor questions America Needs Farmers marketing with Iowa football

October 9, 2019 - 2:05pm
IOWA CITY — As the sponsor of the America Needs Farmers football game Saturday, the Iowa Farm Bureau’s name and logo are plastered all over the University of Iowa’s Kinnick...
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West Delaware, Beckman battle for Wamac East title Thursday

October 9, 2019 - 1:41pm
Brett Mather knows better. The volleyball coach at West Delaware High School, Mather is a realist. He knows his team won’t shut down Dyersville Beckman hitter Jada Wills. “She’s...
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Linn-Mar swimmer Hayley Kimmel faster than expected

October 9, 2019 - 1:40pm
MARION — Hayley Kimmel’s coach calls her “dangerous.” Bobby Kelley’s description of Linn-Mar’s standout freshman swimmer is all about her abilities in the...
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Another walk-on starting at free safety for Hawkeyes

October 9, 2019 - 1:33pm
IOWA CITY — The goals always were kind of modest. It’s probably best to think that way when you’re a walk-on. Even at the University of Iowa, where there are an infinite amount...
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Cedar Rapids Inferno semipro soccer club joins new Midwest Premier League

October 9, 2019 - 12:25pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Less than nine months after the inception of the franchise, the Cedar Rapids Inferno are on the move. While the semipro soccer team will remain firmly entrenched in Cedar...
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North Cedar football photos

October 9, 2019 - 11:16am
CLARENCE — The North Cedar football team stands 4-2 heading into its game Friday at Bellevue. The Knights won four in a row before Friday’s 42-21 loss to unbeaten West Branch. Here are...
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MVC Super Meet is stacked, but it’s also iffy

October 9, 2019 - 10:05am
As the forecast for Thursday has worsened, so has Mike Morrison’s sleep pattern. “I haven’t slept well this week at all,” said Morrison, the athletics director at Iowa...
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Super 10: Area high school volleyball power rankings

October 9, 2019 - 8:56am
This week’s area volleyball Super 10, through matches played Tuesday, Oct. 8. 1. Iowa City Liberty 22-1 (5-1 MVC Valley) Streak: Won 9 Previous: No. 1 Coming up: at Pella tournament,...
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Photos: Iowa City West vs. Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Iowa high school girls' swimming

October 8, 2019 - 10:09pm
Iowa City West hosts Cedar Rapids Kennedy for swimming and diving meet
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Freshman Rory Light right at home with red-hot Cornell volleyball

October 8, 2019 - 8:06pm
MOUNT VERNON — For Rory Light, the opportunity to play volleyball at Cornell College was full of positives. The freshman could remain in Mount Vernon, where she starred as a prep for the...
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Sunday’s hard workout doesn’t hinder Caleb Shumaker

October 8, 2019 - 7:20pm
MANCHESTER — Caleb Shumaker isn’t accustomed to his legs feeling so fresh at this point of the season. So Sunday, when nobody was watching and probably without permission, he ran the...
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2019 Iowa high school volleyball regionals: Brackets, schedule for all 5 classes

October 8, 2019 - 7:16pm
The road to Cedar Rapids and the 2019 Iowa high school state volleyball tournament is set. The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released regional pairings for all five classes Tuesday. Regional...
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Jack Millar of Cedar Rapids RoughRiders earns USHL honor

October 8, 2019 - 6:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Jack Millar of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders was named Tuesday the United States Hockey League’s Defenseman of the Week. Millar had a goal and two assists in an 8-4 win...
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The Hawkeyes break out the tool box for the offense

October 8, 2019 - 5:45pm
IOWA CITY — Lots of attention is being paid to Iowa’s offense going into this weekend’s Penn State game. The eight sacks, the 1 rushing yard, the three points, that’s why...
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Iowa State football notebook: Matt Campbell spotlights Cyclones’ unsung heroes

October 8, 2019 - 4:55pm
AMES — About halfway through every season, Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell gives his thoughts on who on his team is playing well but not getting recognition. His unsung heroes. Last...
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NFL draft was daft when it came to ex-Hawkeyes Desmond King and George Kittle

October 8, 2019 - 2:08pm
IOWA CITY — The National Football League, as NFL people and their toadies always call it to make it sound majestic, is mostly hooey. The NFL’s billionaire team owners are, to use Tom...
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Xavier volleyball coach learned many lessons from grandmother

October 8, 2019 - 1:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — “Selfless, passionate, humble.” These are the three words Xavier volleyball coach Austin Filer used to describe his grandmother, Dixie Cirkl. Filer recently...
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Former Iowa running back Derrick Mitchell Jr. dies at 24

October 8, 2019 - 1:00pm
Iowa announced former running back Derrick Mitchell Jr. died Monday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident over the weekend. He was 24. Mitchell played for Iowa from 2014 to 2016, playing...
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Iowa football notebook: Nico Ragaini getting more comfortable as punt returner

October 8, 2019 - 12:45pm
IOWA CITY — You notice the letters “LT” on the inside of one of the fingers on his left hand. Nico Ragaini is asked about it, and he rather sheepishly smiles. “It’s...
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