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1A No. 6 Alburnett sweeps 2A No. 2 North Linn in Tri-Rivers baseball doubleheader

June 29, 2020 - 10:03pm
ALBURNETT — Alburnett’s Kale Rose was good. Very good. Teammate Hunter Caves was even better. Both produced quality starts, including a shutout from Caves in the nightcap, helping the...
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Brielle Bastian’s hustle play sparks Cedar Rapids Xavier in an MVC softball split

June 29, 2020 - 8:58pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — One little burst of energy caused one big swing in momentum. Brielle Bastian scored from second base as part of a two-run infield single by Maggie Conrad, and that set the tone...
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Iowa high school baseball rankings: Iowa City Liberty cracks Class 4A rankings

June 29, 2020 - 12:18pm
Iowa City Liberty received votes in the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association preseason poll. The Lightning recorded three victories over ranked teams that were state tournament qualifiers...
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2 big Iowa men’s basketball games remain unannounced

June 29, 2020 - 10:27am
The dates and pairings for the 2020 Gavitt Games and ACC/Big Ten Challenge men’s college basketball events have yet to be announced. The Gavitt Games matches teams from the Big Ten and Big East...
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Area softball Super Ten

June 29, 2020 - 8:19am
The Gazette’s area softball Super Ten, through games played Saturday, June 27: 1. NORTH LINN * Record: 14-0 * Tri-Rivers: 8-0 * Streak: Won 20 * Previous: 1st 2. CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY *...
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Racing at home

June 29, 2020 - 8:04am
Stephanie and Nathan Ballard have a love story born in auto racing. So it’s only natural that the two — now the parents of two young children — are planning on opening their own...
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Robert Taylor happy to be helpful, just enjoying life at Hawkeye Downs

June 27, 2020 - 10:01pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Something we all have in common is second chances. We’ve all received them and many of us have even dished out third and fourth opportunities to friends and family we...
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Advocates: Double standard in ousters of Chris Doyle and Tracey Griesbaum

June 27, 2020 - 1:18pm
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa’s $1.3 million deal to obtain the resignation of former football strength coach Chris Doyle is “different” from the UI’s 2014...
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How to get started in water skiiing, from a Five Seasons Ski Team member

June 27, 2020 - 11:07am
Eastern Iowans love outdoor sports and water skiing is an endeavor that ranks near the top. Part of that passion comes from having the Five Seasons Ski Team perform locally since 1978. The club began...
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Adrianna Katcher of Center Point-Urbana is the 2020 Gazette Female Athlete of the Year

June 27, 2020 - 10:11am
URBANA — Your secret is safe with her. It’s an annual request of recipients of this award to keep a low profile as long as possible. Keep that circle of knowledge tight. Adrianna...
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Calvin Harris of Western Dubuque is the 2020 Gazette Male Athlete of the Year

June 27, 2020 - 10:11am
FARLEY — They take baseball seriously up in Dubuque County. Way seriously. High school programs in the county always represent. Just about every small town has a semi-pro team. There are the...
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Some longtime Hawkeye football attendees say they’ll sit this season out

June 27, 2020 - 8:30am
Last week, I asked you to tell me if you would be comfortable going to college football games this fall. Thanks to all who replied. Each of the following excerpts were from people who attached their...
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Chase Becker helps power Iowa City Regina to 9-4 victory over West Branch

June 26, 2020 - 9:19pm
IOWA CITY — Bigger, strong and better. At least that was the goal for Iowa City Regina’s Chase Becker. The University of Minnesota commit devoted offseason time in the weight room to...
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A treasure hunt for agates

June 26, 2020 - 12:08pm
It takes a trained and disciplined eye to find some of nature’s hidden treasures. After more than 50 years’ experience, mine is pretty good at finding morel mushrooms, which have a...
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A return to action will have risk for young athletes

June 26, 2020 - 12:08pm
It seems like forever, but it’s only been a few months. Many of us are missing competitive sports, either as spectators or as competitors during this coronavirus pandemic. Some programs at...
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Maggie McQuillen: 100 days of healing

June 26, 2020 - 10:59am
CORALVILLE — When Maggie McQuillen came home June 6, she walked into an atmosphere without expectations. “It’s day to day here,” said her father, Matt McQuillen....
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Bear sightings in Iowa getting more common

June 25, 2020 - 11:47pm
When land-hungry settlers moved across the Mississippi River before the Civil War, they discovered a land teeming with wildlife. Elk, deer, wild turkeys, black bears, mountain lions, bison and wolves...
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Under a new head coach with junior college, major college and professional ball under his belt, CCA begins to shine

June 25, 2020 - 11:32pm
TIFFIN — Name the only prep baseball coach in the state to have won over 400 games at the junior-college level. That was at Muscatine Community College. Name the only prep baseball coach in...
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Pitchers in control as Prairie and Xavier split MVC baseball doubleheader

June 25, 2020 - 9:34pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — One is already an established leader on the mound. The other is expected to emerge as a go-to arm. Cedar Rapids Xavier’s Logan McDermott and Cedar Rapids Prairie’s...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier softball ends string of 1-run losses with 1 huge rally

June 25, 2020 - 9:14pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — After dropping three straight one-run games, the Xavier Saints were due. Past due. “It’s about time we busted one open like that,” Coach Nikki Gahring...
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