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Western Dubuque embracing life ‘under the radar’

April 11, 2019 - 9:26am
When Western Dubuque was first toying with the idea of Mississippi Valley Conference membership, Tom Jasper was one of the biggest advocates. “Our kids here are fearless,” said Jasper,...
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Drake Relays form chart: 2019 cutoffs, etc. (updated Thursday, April 11)

April 11, 2019 - 7:39am
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. Thursday, April 11. Deadline...
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Only diehard fans brave the weather to watch Cedar Rapids Kernels top Kane County

April 10, 2019 - 8:54pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Brandi and Jayson McCarty got married last fall, with their passion for baseball one of the things that helps keep their relationship strong. The Cedar Rapids couple love the...
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Zach Johnson has proven precision just as important as power at Masters

April 10, 2019 - 8:41pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Zach Johnson begins his 15th Masters at majestic Augusta National with hope. He may not be among the list of possible winners, but being a “shorter hitter” can be...
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Bridget Carleton picked 21st overall by Connecticut Sun in WNBA Draft

April 10, 2019 - 8:31pm
AMES — Bridget Carleton first picked the number 21 out of necessity when she started playing basketball as a young girl. She was the tallest girl and it was the biggest jersey available. The...
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Clear Creek Amana's Brandon McCarty one of state's top returning golfers

April 10, 2019 - 7:54pm
Clear Creek Amana’s Brandon McCarty was happy but not satisfied with last season’s finish. He had the same attitude to start this spring when he earned medalist honors in a dual against...
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Megan Gustafson goes to Dallas Wings in WNBA Draft second round

April 10, 2019 - 6:22pm
IOWA CITY — It took longer than most expected or projected, but Megan Gustafson was drafted by the WNBA’s Dallas Wings on Wednesday. Dallas selected her with the 17th pick — the...
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Coralville native takes on ‘Triple Crown’ of hiking, starting with Appalachian Trail

April 10, 2019 - 6:11pm
By B.A. Morelli, The Gazette CORALVILLE — Hikers typically start in March or April and plan to spend four to six months traversing the iconic Appalachian Trail, which spans 14 states and 2,190...
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Iowa might have enough running backs for a S.W.A.T. team

April 10, 2019 - 3:45pm
IOWA CITY — Some of the conversation with Iowa’s running game and running backs dealt with standards. The numbers that seemed to register most deeply were 4.5 yards per carry and 150...
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WNBA Draft 2019: Live updates, How to watch

April 10, 2019 - 3:43pm
The 2019 WNBA Draft is Wednesday night at the Nike New York Headquarters, and it’s sure to have interest for basketball fans in the state of Iowa. Both Iowa’s Megan Gustafson and Iowa...
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Iowa men's basketball will have reunion with high expectations

April 10, 2019 - 2:37pm
Let’s put a bow on the college basketball season before "Game of Thrones" gets restarted. Evaluating the Big Ten for next season is a little murky since we don’t know for sure which...
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Report: DeWitt Central accepted by the MAC

April 10, 2019 - 1:59pm
Thirteen in ‘20. That appears to be the future status of the Wamac Conference, on the heels of the news that the Mississippi Athletic Conference has accepted DeWitt Central. According to a...
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North Cedar girls’ golf photos

April 10, 2019 - 10:39am
LOWDEN — The North Cedar girls’ golf team competed at home, at the 3-30 Club, on April 8. Here are some photos from the match.
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Cedar Rapids Kernels reliever Tyler Palm takes the road far less traveled to affiliated baseball

April 9, 2019 - 9:10pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Everyone in Tyler Palm’s family knew but him. And his father. “My dad’s a blabbermouth, so nobody told him,” the Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher said, after...
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Iowa City West stifles Iowa City High in 3-vs.-4 boys’ soccer tilt

April 9, 2019 - 8:38pm
IOWA CITY — The boys’ soccer rivalry between Iowa City High and Iowa City West is spirited, intense and always close. Only twice in the last 21 years has a match between the two...
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Xavier’s Nathan Skala, Linn-Mar’s Trent Davis star at Hawkins Relays

April 9, 2019 - 7:24pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Nathan Skala was going to enroll at Kirkwood Community College. Academics only. Then came a revelation. “I thought, it’s my last year, I have nothing to...
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Mia DePrenger's late goal gives Iowa City High girls’ soccer another win in West rivalry

April 9, 2019 - 6:56pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa City High girls’ soccer coach Phillip Hansen figured freshman Mia DePrenger had 20 or 30 runs at the goal. The last one netted the Little Hawks another win over their...
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Iowa State football tasked with replacing Hakeem Butler

April 9, 2019 - 4:36pm
AMES — Iowa State wide receivers have the tall task next season of replacing Hakeem Butler’s production. Butler put up the best individual season of any Cyclone receiver last season...
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Lights, camera and grittiness: Pieces coming together for Iowa's offensive line

April 9, 2019 - 3:23pm
IOWA CITY — Back in the day, Happy Joe’s had a sundae that was so enormous that when you ordered it, the wait staff sounded a siren to let everyone know someone was going to attempt...
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In Marion, a Tennessee college volleyball team came together

April 9, 2019 - 2:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A chartered bus stopped in downtown Cedar Rapids Tuesday afternoon, and a group of women’s college volleyball players stepped out of it to go to a restaurant for lunch. It...
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