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Xavier’s Matthew Schmit worked hard for 2019 tennis season

April 9, 2019 - 11:44am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Eleven years ago, one Cedar Rapids Xavier athlete picked up a tennis racket and did not look back. Sophomore Matthew Schmit hopes his countless hours on the tennis court during...
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WNBA Draft is Wednesday, and Megan Gustafson, Bridget Carleton are sure to be selected

April 9, 2019 - 9:33am
Megan Gustafson tweeted Monday, “I swear the Cedar Rapids Airport is my new home.” The travel didn’t end when her season did. Here for this award. There for that...
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Benton’s Kal Goodchild moving on, not necessarily out

April 9, 2019 - 8:41am
Kal Goodchild doesn’t know what his next adventure will be. But he knows one thing. When the high school football season opens its 2019 campaign in August “I’ll be somewhere on a...
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Way more than one shining moment: Gazette photographers pick their favorite March sports photos

April 9, 2019 - 3:12am
Does March have too much sports or just enough sports or please, I’m still awake and there’s nothing left to watch I need more sports? Depending on who you are the answer is Yes. Another...
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Andrew Russell, Mateaus Lewis lift Cedar Rapids Prairie boys’ soccer to gutsy win over Kennedy

April 8, 2019 - 9:07pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Minutes after the boys’ soccer match, Cedar Rapids Prairie senior Andrew Russell pointed at the field and gave an emotional declaration. “These are the moments...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels CEO Doug Nelson still recovering from severe head injury suffered in mid-February fall

April 8, 2019 - 9:02pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — It was one beautiful weather evening Monday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Definitely not normal April temperatures. You had to consider yourself lucky if you were out...
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McIlroy the ‘betting favorite’ to win against a competitive Masters 2019 field

April 8, 2019 - 5:53pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. — As the golf world enters this year’s Masters it could not ask for a better entrance from its top performers. Tiger Woods is coming off a deep run in last month’s...
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Track & field: Area Super Tens

April 8, 2019 - 2:46pm
Unveiling the first area Super Ten of the season in boys’ and girls’ track and field: We started this last year. To refresh: It’s a purely mathematical system, and here’s...
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The most-popular ex-Hawkeye football player is in the WWE

April 8, 2019 - 1:06pm
For all the rattle and hum about Iowa football players who are about to be selected high in this month’s NFL draft, here’s something that might boggle a mind or two in Hawkeyeland: Of...
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Drake Relays form chart: 2019 cutoffs, etc. (updated Monday, April 8)

April 8, 2019 - 7:45am
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 9 a.m. Monday, April 8. Deadline for...
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Women’s athletics searching for equality

April 8, 2019 - 7:27am
The NCAA women’s basketball championship game, held last night in Tampa, Fla., is arguably the biggest collegiate women’s sporting event in this country. Outside of possibly...
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C.R. RoughRiders knock off Anderson Cup winner Tri-City, could jump into 2nd place Sunday

April 6, 2019 - 9:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — How much are they going to have left in the tank? That’s your big question. “It’s going to be tough,” Cedar Rapids RoughRiders captain Liam Walsh...
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Paige Roos, Mount Vernon girls’ soccer turn away 1A No. 14 Dyersville Beckman

April 6, 2019 - 3:12pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Through the first two games of the girls’ soccer season, Mount Vernon has been tough to score upon. On Saturday, that defensive effort yielded a win over the defending...
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60 prospective soccer players working with Cedar Rapids Inferno in advance of UPSL debut season

April 6, 2019 - 9:59am
CEDAR RAPIDS — In anticipation of their debut season in the semipro United Premier Soccer League, the expansion Cedar Rapids Inferno welcomed 60 prospective players during two days of March...
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Megan Gustafson, Lisa Bluder sweep national women’s basketball honor

April 6, 2019 - 9:42am
IOWA CITY — As Megan Gustafson zeroed in on Ally Disterhoft’s scoring record at the University of Iowa, Disterhoft was a bit perplexed: “Megan should be getting more recognition...
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Healthier Izaya Fullard powers Iowa past Rutgers

April 5, 2019 - 9:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Izaya Fullard has battled injury and illness this season. He played through the former, while the latter caused him to miss a couple games earlier this week. The University of...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels bounce Peoria, 10-4, for Brian Dinkelman’s 1st win as professional manager

April 5, 2019 - 9:32pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — He got the game ball, which is a keepsake, for sure. “That’s going right up there on the mantle next to my first big league hit,” Cedar Rapids Kernels...
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Ben Sasson sings the National Anthem, gets NHL Network TV time ... and plays every game for the C.R. RoughRiders

April 5, 2019 - 5:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — One of the best weeks of Max Sasson’s hockey life might never have happened if he hadn’t taken a chance. A couple of times. The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders forward...
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On UNI Podcast: UNI running backs coach Nick Danielson

April 5, 2019 - 1:30pm
Fifth-year UNI assistant coach Nick Danielson joins this week’s On UNI Podcast. Danielson spent his first four seasons at UNI as tight ends coach, but has moved to running backs coach this...
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A popular lie: College athletes are adequately compensated

April 5, 2019 - 12:34pm
Current college athletes typically don’t lobby for more compensation or rights for themselves. It’s a great way to catch flack and make people angry. It became instant news recently...
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