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Linn-Mar grad Grant Gibbs becomes NBA G League head coach

August 2, 2019 - 11:18am
Former Linn-Mar basketball standout Grant Gibbs has become a head coach in the NBA G League. Friday, Gibbs was named as the head coach of the Oklahoma City Blue, the affiliate of the Oklahoma City...
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This Washington Warrior was born to play baseball

August 2, 2019 - 10:39am
For as long as I can remember, my life has revolved around baseball. Before I was born, my dad knew his son was going to play baseball. I was introduced to the game early because my dad worked...
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A sweaty adventure, with a view

August 2, 2019 - 9:59am
“Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.” My father-in-law loves that line. He’s the only one I’ve ever heard use it. Instead of channeling sentiments from a...
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Catching up with former area prep athletes

August 2, 2019 - 9:13am
A periodic look at Gazette-area athletes and where they are now: Iowa colleges — Blake Langhurst of Lisbon is a remember of the Cornell football team, along with Drake Crawford of Toledo...
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North Linn seniors lead Lynx to first state baseball title game appearance

August 1, 2019 - 9:18pm
DES MOINES — Jake Hilmer and David Seber helped lead North Linn to its debut state baseball tournament appearance in their first season as eighth-graders. In their senior year, the duo played...
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Photos: Iowa State football media day 2019

August 1, 2019 - 9:03pm
The Iowa State football program held its annual media day Thursday at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames.
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Iowa high school state baseball 2019: Friday's schedule, scores, live stream

August 1, 2019 - 8:36pm
It’s the final day of the Iowa high school state baseball tournament semifinals at Principal Park in Des Moines, with the final four teams in both Class 3A and Class 4A taking the...
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Iowa State enters fall camp with optimistic uncertainty at running back, wide receiver

August 1, 2019 - 8:34pm
AMES — Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell is losing his star running back and wide receiver, yet the first thing to come to mind Thursday at media day was the new chairs in the meeting...
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Photos: North Linn vs. Des Moines Christian in Class 2A state baseball semifinals

August 1, 2019 - 8:16pm
The North Linn Lynx beat the Des Moines Christian Lions 3-0 in a Class 2A state baseball semifinal game Thursday at Principal Park in Des Moines.
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Alburnett uses walk-off squeeze play to reach state baseball championship game

August 1, 2019 - 5:35pm
DES MOINES — Gutsy call. Perfect execution. Alburnett parlayed both into one memorable celebration. Shane Neighbor put down a well-placed bases-loaded squeeze bunt as Austin Huber raced home...
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Cole Henry will redshirt for UNI men’s basketball in 2019-20 season

August 1, 2019 - 3:54pm
CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa men’s basketball team is headed overseas for the first time in six years and will do so without the help of one of its scholarship freshmen. Cole Henry...
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Photos: Alburnett vs. Remsen St. Mary’s in Class 1A state baseball semifinals

August 1, 2019 - 3:42pm
The Alburnett Pirates beat the Remsen St. Mary’s Hawks 4-3 in a Class 1A state baseball semifinal game Thursday at Principal Park in Des Moines.
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Iowa State football notes: Updates on tight ends, cornerbacks, punters

August 1, 2019 - 3:33pm
AMES — Over the last two seasons, Iowa State’s quarterbacks have had either 6-foot-5 Allen Lazard or 6-foot-6 Hakeem Butler to throw to in the red zone. In 2019, the tight ends will...
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Iowa State’s Big 12-best defense looks for consistency

August 1, 2019 - 3:26pm
AMES — Iowa State’s defense largely will look the same in 2019 as it did in 2018 — just with the desire for more consistency. The Cyclones return eight of 11 starters and 10...
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Iowa State football leader Ray Lima would rather serve than star

August 1, 2019 - 1:35pm
AMES — Yes, there are too many college football preseason award watch lists and little value to most. Make an exception for the Wuerffel Trophy, which describes itself as college...
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Hawkeyes open camp, let’s wait on what they might be

August 1, 2019 - 12:58pm
IOWA CITY — The answers are just over the fence now. They are clacking pads and running around with footballs. They are going through tackling drill after tackling drill. The next three weeks...
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North Linn’s Flanagan twins highlight area all-state selections

August 1, 2019 - 7:51am
Abby Flanagan pitched. Grace Flanagan caught. And North Linn won, and won big. Less than a week after leading the Lynx to the Class 2A state softball championship, the Flanagan twins were named 2A...
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5 questions for Iowa State football entering the 2019 season

August 1, 2019 - 1:33am
AMES — With Iowa State football media day here, let's take a look at five questions for the Cyclones entering the 2019 season. 1. Can the defense build on its success? In a conference filled...
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Photos: Iowa City West vs. Pleasant Valley in Class 4A state baseball quarterfinals

August 1, 2019 - 12:13am
The Iowa City West Trojans beat the Pleasant Valley Spartans 6-3 in a Class 4A state baseball quarterfinal game that started Wednesday and ended at 12:34 a.m. Thursday at Principal Park in Des Moines.
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2 years later, Iowa City West plays another late night/early morning state tourney game ... and wins again

July 31, 2019 - 11:36pm
DES MOINES — About two years and a week ago, Iowa City West’s baseball team played a weather-delayed state tournament quarterfinal game that began somewhere around 11 p.m. and finished in...
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