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Tanner Lohaus switches from UNI basketball to Mount Mercy baseball

June 5, 2018 - 5:04pm
Former Northern Iowa basketball player Tanner Lohaus tweeted Tuesday that he will play baseball at Mount Mercy. Lohaus averaged 1.1 points and 1.4 rebounds in seven games last season for the...
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UNI hurdler Jacob Smith continues rapid rise at NCAA Track

June 5, 2018 - 4:48pm
CEDAR FALLS — A sophomore from Burlington will represent Northern Iowa men’s track and field at the NCAA Championships this week. Jacob Smith enters Wednesday’s trio of 400 hurdles...
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Iowa sprinter Brittany Brown takes low-key approach to NCAA Track

June 5, 2018 - 3:16pm
Iowa senior Brittany Brown isn’t focusing on going out in a so-called “blaze of glory.” An All-American sprinter from Upland, Calif., Brown has only two goals heading into her...
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Busy offseason should bolster Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling lineup

June 5, 2018 - 2:23pm
The spring has remained a busy time for college wrestling programs. A rash of transfers have created roster turnover more than almost any other offseason. In the wake of Team USA’s success...
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Iowa Hawkeyes outfielder Robert Neustrom goes from walk-on to 5th-round MLB draft pick

June 5, 2018 - 2:11pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The University of Iowa was the only Division I college baseball program to ever contact Robert Neustrom. He was an all-state outfielder at Sioux City North High School, but was...
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Cedar Rapids Washington’s Andrew Hammer repeats as MVC boys’ soccer athlete of year

June 4, 2018 - 10:13pm
Cedar Rapids Washington senior defender — a first team all-state selection in 2017 — was named Mississippi Valley Conference Athlete of the Year in the Valley Division for the second...
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C.R. Washington sweeps Dubuque Hempstead in baseball doubleheader

June 4, 2018 - 9:26pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Washington executed all facets of successful baseball. It showed a potent offense, running the bases well, stockpiling runs, spraying the ball all over the field...
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Linn-Mar girls’ soccer earns state berth with shutout of Cedar Rapids Kennedy

June 4, 2018 - 9:11pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Linn-Mar girls’ soccer team worked on a formation change. Earlier this season, the Lions were shut out in a loss to Cedar Rapids Kennedy. With a rematch standing...
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Grace Martensen pitches, hits Benton to a sweep

June 4, 2018 - 8:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Once the ball started rolling toward the fence, it was a race around the bases for Grace Martensen. And she doesn’t lose races very often. Martensen’s two-run,...
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Photos: Tigerhawk logo now adorns Kinnick Stadium water tower

June 4, 2018 - 8:55pm
The water tower overlooking Kinnick Stadium has a new look. Crews painted Iowa’s “Tigerhawk” logo on one side of the white water tower. Next will be “IOWA” in...
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Iowa high school girls' state soccer: Pairings and schedule

June 4, 2018 - 8:38pm
The Iowa girls’ state soccer tournament takes over Cownie Soccer Park this week in Des Moines after the boys crowned their champions last week. Quarterfinals take place Thursday in all three...
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Iowa City Regina edges Cedar Valley Christian/Alburnett for seventh straight girls’ state soccer trip

June 4, 2018 - 8:17pm
IOWA CITY — Time ran out on a season of significant growth for Cedar Valley Christian/Alburnett. A familiar trip west is on the agenda for Iowa City Regina. Eighth-ranked Regina will make its...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier smothers Marion, 3-1, in 2A girls’ soccer regional final

June 4, 2018 - 7:04pm
MARION — The Cedar Rapids Xavier girls’ soccer team had much respect for the offensive capabilities of Marion. The Indians boasted a double threat of 24-plus goal scorers, which tasked...
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Iowa State’s Cameron Lard enters ‘wellness center’

June 4, 2018 - 9:59am
AMES — Iowa State forward Cameron Lard has enrolled in a “wellness program dedicated to helping individuals build a balanced and structured lifestyle,” the university announced...
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Greater Cedar Rapids Open honors Bob Brooks, Sam Farner

June 4, 2018 - 9:39am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The TrueNorth Greater Cedar Rapids Open announced Monday it will name its championship trophy after two late friends. The GCRO will honor former longtime sportscaster and board...
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Iowa men's basketball has no excuse not to get cooking

June 4, 2018 - 9:29am
With last week’s news that Tyler Cook was remaining a Hawkeye for another season, we can put Iowa men’s basketball off to the side for a while. But first ... This isn’t a...
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The curious tale of a local decathlete

June 4, 2018 - 7:41am
You never know where you’re going to find a good story. Or when one is going to fall into your lap. This is a message I share with the high school journalists I work with. All journalist I...
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Pigman Triathlon serves as Iowa high school state championship

June 3, 2018 - 8:55pm
PALO — Swimming, running, and biking. For most of us, these three activities represent exercise done on three separate days. For the ultra-fit among us, this represents a combined 18.9-mile...
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Former C.R. Kennedy prep Zach Daniels hopeful of being an MLB draft pick

June 3, 2018 - 5:03pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Zach Daniels is amazing. Not just that he was one of the Big Ten Conference’s best relievers this season. The numbers speak for themselves theret. But more that such a...
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2 more Gaudettes take a shot at making it with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

June 3, 2018 - 3:03pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — An introductory PowerPoint presentation greeted players and their families at this weekend’s Cedar Rapids RoughRiders main tryout camp. It was shown by head coach/general...
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