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Marion boys’ soccer tops Cedar Rapids Xavier in overtime to place third at state

June 2, 2018 - 7:15pm
DES MOINES — Marco Fichtner made his mark in two seasons as the Marion boys’ soccer coach. The former Mount Mercy College and Cedar Rapids Rampage United player led the Indians to the...
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Minor League Notebook: C.R. Kernels pitcher Tanner Kiest gets 2nd chance after release, drug suspension, extensive indy ball travels

June 2, 2018 - 4:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — He believed. Through the myriad of different uniforms, through being in seemingly every independent league you could ever think of, through a release and a 50-game suspension he...
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How They’re Doing: Former Kernels in the major leagues

June 2, 2018 - 4:36pm
l Cam Bedrosian (Los Angeles Angels) — Relief pitcher has appeared in 28 games and has a 1-1 record, 1 save and 4.81 earned run average. l Jose Berrios (Minnesota Twins) — Starting...
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Iowa City Regina boys’ soccer wins seventh state championship in 10 years

June 2, 2018 - 3:43pm
DES MOINES — Tasked with slowing the highest-scoring offense in state history, Iowa City Regina boys’ soccer coach Rick Larew opted for a simple approach. “Just played them very...
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Iowa high school boys' state soccer: Saturday's championship schedule, scores, live updates

June 2, 2018 - 8:48am
It’s Championship Saturday at Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines. The Iowa high school boys’ state soccer tournament championship matches are set in all three classes. We’ll update...
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Cedar Rapids Jefferson sweeps Linn-Mar in Kyle Rodenkirk’s return

June 2, 2018 - 8:42am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The mark of a good team is finding a way to win. So, when Cedar Rapids Jefferson stared down a late deficit, the J-Hawks stayed composed and began chipping away one at-bat at a...
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Griffin McGrath patiently races to Clash at the Downs runner-up finish

June 1, 2018 - 8:36pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Patience. For a sport predicated on speed and daring, patience keeps a driver in the race. Griffin McGrath methodically worked his way through the field from his 12th-place...
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Own goal is winning goal for Cedar Valley Christian/Alburnett girls' soccer

June 1, 2018 - 8:14pm
ALBURNETT — A goal is a goal. A win is a win. And Cedar Valley Christian/Alburnett need apologize for neither. Maggie Cach tied the game with a goal from deep in the left wing late in...
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Xavier, Iowa City West take aim at girls’ team tennis titles now

June 1, 2018 - 7:40pm
IOWA CITY — A slight format change should result in a better quality of tennis for the girls’ state team championships. In the past, the team tournament was held the day after completion...
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Defending champion Iowa City West falls at boys’ soccer state tournament

June 1, 2018 - 7:21pm
DES MOINES — The Waukee boys’ soccer team appears to be following the Iowa City West blueprint. A year after winning its state-best ninth state championship as an eight seed, No. 5 Iowa...
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Nile Kinnick’s legacy lives on, 75 years after his death in WWII

June 1, 2018 - 6:46pm
IOWA CITY — A hundred years after his birth and 75 years after his death in World War II, Nile Kinnick’s legacy remains strong at the University of Iowa. “You look at the history...
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Storm Lake knocks off Marion in battle of last two boys’ soccer unbeatens

June 1, 2018 - 4:30pm
DES MOINES — Iowa high school boys’ soccer’s last two unbeaten teams lined up on Cownie Soccer Park’s Field 6 Friday afternoon knowing only one could play for a state...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier boys’ soccer falls to No. 1 seed Pella at state, 2-1

June 1, 2018 - 4:07pm
DES MOINES — Freshman Ren Schroud fell to the ground on his back. Senior Will Hanigan buried his face in his hands. As the game clock struck zero on the state championship hopes for the Cedar...
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Another Ben Webster hat trick foils Williamsburg in boys’ state soccer semifinals

June 1, 2018 - 2:30pm
DES MOINES — Holding a 1-0 lead for 72 minutes against the highest-scoring team in the state was always going to be a tough ask. Ben Webster made sure Williamsburg couldn’t make it to...
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16 Moser gymnasts win state titles

June 1, 2018 - 1:58pm
Sixteen members of the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics won USTA Power Tumbling state titles recently and 126 qualified for the national championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., later this...
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Miles of Linn County ditches getting new life

June 1, 2018 - 1:53pm
A thousand miles of Linn County road ditches will bloom with milkweed and other native flowers under a new partnership between the county and the Monarch Research Project. “The 1,000 Mile...
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Isaac Vollstedt, No. 1 Iowa City Regina boys’ soccer on the cusp of another state title

June 1, 2018 - 1:27pm
DES MOINES — Win or lose Saturday, it will be the end of an era in Iowa City Regina athletics. Senior Isaac Vollstedt will represent the Regals on an athletic field for the final time, the...
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Iowa draws ACC cellar-dweller Pittsburgh in 2018 ACC/BigTen Challenge

June 1, 2018 - 9:46am
Iowa’s men’s basketball team will host Pittsburgh on Nov. 27 as part of the 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Pittsburgh was 0-18 in the ACC last season, 8-24 overall. Kevin Stallings was...
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Iowa high school boys’ state soccer: Friday’s schedule, scores, live updates

June 1, 2018 - 8:21am
Spots in Saturday’s championship games are up for grabs Friday at Cownie Soccer Park as the Iowa boys’ state soccer tournament semifinals take place in all three classes. Conditions will...
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Former Hawkeye Nick Roscetti tries to take advantage of chance with Wisconsin

May 31, 2018 - 10:06pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — You’d like to think every kid gets a full chance when they’re in pro ball, though that’s probably not reality. Nick Roscetti feels like he’s getting his...
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