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The only woman racing at Hawkeye Downs started late, but hasn’t looked back

June 25, 2020 - 8:29pm
Some things are inevitable. Death, taxes and members of the Olson family racing cars. Most people are familiar with the boys, but the lone female racer in the family also happens to be the lone...
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Photos: Cedar Rapids Prairie vs. Cedar Rapids Xavier, Iowa high school baseball

June 25, 2020 - 7:04pm
Xavier hosts Prairie for a doubleheader Thursday evening
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North Cedar softball photos

June 25, 2020 - 12:53pm
CLARENCE — The North Cedar softball team stands 0-2 after losses to Tipton and Wilton. The Knights host Monticello tonight at 7 after back-to-back postponements.
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Will Luka Garza return to Iowa? 'We should know relatively soon,' Fran McCaffery says

June 25, 2020 - 12:26pm
Luka Garza, staying or going? “We should know relatively soon,” Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery said Thursday in a Facebook Live session with Hawkeye fans, then...
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Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Iowa City High split in MVC softball showdown

June 24, 2020 - 8:37pm
IOWA CITY — Mary Krystofiak and Maddison LeClere had a heart-to-heart after last season. The No. 3 pitcher on Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s staff (behind a pair of first-team all-staters),...
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Photos: Cedar Rapids Kennedy vs Iowa City High, Iowa high school softball

June 24, 2020 - 7:42pm
Iowa City High hosted Cedar Rapids Kennedy for a doubleheader Wednesday night
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Kelton Copeland on Iowa football’s culture shift, 2020 receivers and more

June 24, 2020 - 5:53pm
Iowa wide receivers coach Kelton Copeland is from Miami, Fla. He signed up to play football at Saginaw (Mich.) Valley State under head coach Jerry Kill. He followed Kill to Emporia (Kan.) State. Kill...
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Seth Tuttle is teaching and learning on the UNI basketball staff, and ready for more

June 24, 2020 - 5:41pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa men’s basketball fans couldn’t have asked for more than what Seth Tuttle gave during his four years as a Panther. He earned numerous accolades...
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Semi-pro soccer club forms in Cedar Rapids, will host tournament this weekend

June 24, 2020 - 5:36pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — It has got to be difficult creating a new sports team during a pandemic, but Iowa Raptors FC is giving it a shot. The semi-pro soccer club is conducting a five-team invitational...
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South Winneshiek baseball posts best start since 2014

June 24, 2020 - 4:29pm
South Winneshiek's baseball team has produced its best start since 2014. The Warriors returned 11 letterwinners and all but one player from last year’s state quarterfinal team. They have their...
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Former CCA prep Darius Moore will walk on to play football at Nebraska

June 24, 2020 - 1:33pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Former Clear Creek Amana prep Darius Moore has committed to be a walk on football player for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Moore spent the previous two seasons at Iowa Western...
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North Linn’s Abby Flanagan hits multiple pitching milestones

June 24, 2020 - 9:58am
There was a time, back when schools played a fall season, plus with a 50-game summer regular season, in which 100-win softball pitchers were common. Now it’s more of a trickle. Two or three...
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‘This is my home’: Brandon Herb has worked at the biggest tracks, but he’s happy at Hawkeye Downs

June 24, 2020 - 9:24am
CEDAR RAPIDS — In 1969 the world was reminded of a valuable lesson from The Rolling Stones with “You can’t always get what you want.” The next line is even more...
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Progress of Iowa City Liberty baseball program evident in sweep of No. 8 West

June 23, 2020 - 9:58pm
NORTH LIBERTY — Iowa City Liberty experienced growing pains the last few seasons as a new school and fledgling baseball program. The Lightning made steady improvements in their first seasons,...
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Seeking turnaround season, Cedar Rapids Kennedy baseball off to promising start

June 23, 2020 - 9:32pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — In this most abnormal prep baseball season, there is one thing that actually has returned to normal. Cedar Rapids Kennedy is winning again. The Cougars swept a pair Tuesday...
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Newcomer Mya Dodge gives Cedar Rapids Kennedy softball another big bat

June 23, 2020 - 8:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Mya Dodge has found immediate favor with her new teammates. “I love it here,” Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s new slugger said. “Everybody is so nice. The...
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Photos: Iowa City West vs. Iowa City Liberty, Iowa high school baseball

June 23, 2020 - 8:29pm
Iowa City Liberty sweeps Iowa City West in a doubleheader at home.
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Coronavirus precautions impact 2 MVC softball doubleheaders Tuesday

June 23, 2020 - 5:34pm
Two softball doubleheaders involving Metro teams were postponed Tuesday due to COVID-19 precautions. Waterloo West was scheduled to play at Linn-Mar, and Cedar Rapids Prairie was supposed to play at...
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Development of Iowa State offensive line will be ‘critical’ in 2020 season

June 23, 2020 - 3:42pm
AMES — Iowa State’s offensive line has been serviceable in recent years, but it’s never been a dominant position group while Matt Campbell has been the head coach. The offensive...
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Young UNI volleyball team will have number of position battles to work out

June 23, 2020 - 3:23pm
CEDAR FALLS — As volleyball season nears Northern Iowa coach Bobbi Petersen is eager and anxious to see what her players will look like after the coronavirus pandemic pushed everyone away from...
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