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35 from Moser gymnastics win tumbling titles

April 5, 2019 - 10:54am
Thirty-five Moser School of Dance and Gymnastic athletes won titles recently at a USTA Power Tumbling meet held in Waverly. There 16 clubs with around 350 athletes at the meet. Moser winners were...
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Ex-Hawkeye Matt Bullard still close to NBA as broadcaster

April 5, 2019 - 10:21am
DALLAS — Matt Bullard is now in his 25th season in the NBA, his 14th as a broadcaster with the Houston Rockets. And Bullard, 51, a West Des Moines native who played for the University of Iowa...
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80-year-old Cedar Rapids man never misses a Kernels home opener

April 4, 2019 - 9:01pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — It was 47 degrees at first pitch Thursday night, with a cold breeze blowing straight in to the Veterans Memorial Stadium concourse. Not exactly balmy. That kept Jim Hutton from...
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Andrija Mijatovic scores the only goal as Cedar Rapids Xavier boys’ soccer blanks Prairie

April 4, 2019 - 8:24pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Andrija Mijatovic termed it “a pretty messy summer.” After a thrilling first season in America playing high school soccer for Cedar Rapids Xavier, the foreign...
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Coe baseball has done everything well during 17-2 start

April 4, 2019 - 8:19pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Coe baseball has used a well-known and effective formula for victories this season. Strong pitching and defense have powered the Kohawks through the first part of the season....
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Olivia Nebergall, Corinne Gadient ignite Anamosa at Marion Early Bird track meet

April 4, 2019 - 7:50pm
MARION — Olivia Nebergall’s identity was established early. “I’ve always been a jumper,” said the junior at Anamosa High School. “My folks used to call be Johnny...
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Quinn Hanigan off to a striking start with Cedar Rapids Xavier girls’ soccer

April 4, 2019 - 6:32pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Third-year Cedar Rapids Xavier girls’ soccer coach Chris Higgins believes Quinn Hanigan has the potential to be double-digit goal scorer this season. At this rate, the...
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Iowa State hopes experienced defensive line will continue to grow

April 4, 2019 - 5:22pm
AMES — Iowa State’s defensive line has gone from one of the weakest position groups when coach Matt Campbell arrived to arguably the strongest. It hasn’t shown signs of slowing...
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Iowa spring football: Seeking some ‘cash,’ sorting through O-lines and making a defensive end

April 4, 2019 - 3:45pm
IOWA CITY — Football is waking for the Hawkeyes. This week, assistant coaches talked. Media had a chance to watch the first 20 minutes of practice on Thursday. Not a ton to breakdown, but...
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The Megan Gustafson File: 2018-19 awards, honors, rankings and records

April 4, 2019 - 3:30pm
IOWA CITY — The Associated Press has given Megan Gustafson her most important award yet. Gustafson was named the AP national women’s basketball player of the year Thursday, three days...
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Iowa football recruiting 2019: Balanced groups for linebackers and defensive backs

April 4, 2019 - 3:23pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa found gold last year when it had Amani Hooker slide about 10 yards closer to the line of scrimmage and play the “star” position. It’s a safety/linebacker...
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#oniowapod wants to know how much X-and-O Iowa football talk you want

April 4, 2019 - 3:05pm
Impromptu #oniowapod. The Athletic’s Scott Dochterman and I were going to cover a meeting at Iowa today, but the early morning practice was more than enough Iowa City driving for me and here...
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Iowa’s Megan Gustafson is AP Player of the Year

April 4, 2019 - 2:42pm
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson was named women’s basketball Player of the Year on Thursday by the Associated Press. Gustafson led the nation in five categories...
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Iowa State’s Lindell Wigginton has ‘full intent of staying in’ NBA Draft

April 4, 2019 - 2:28pm
Iowa State guard Lindell Wigginton has declared for the NBA Draft for a second time, this year “with the full intent of staying in.” Wigginton, a 6-foot-2 sophomore from Dartmouth, Nova...
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Gymnastics is the definition of sport

April 4, 2019 - 1:31pm
Gymnastics, in a sense, is sport. Look it up. “Gymnastics is a sport that includes exercises requiring balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination and endurance,” according to...
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Minnesota guard Antwan Kimmons commits to UNI basketball

April 4, 2019 - 1:08pm
CEDAR FALLS — After redshirt guard Tray Croft entered the transfer portal earlier this week, Northern Iowa was back in the 2019 market in search of help for its backcourt. Head coach Ben...
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Commentary: Multisport athletes have great chance at success

April 4, 2019 - 12:30pm
MOUNT VERNON — Sports specialization has become more common over the years. Is this good or bad? Many think specializing in one sport will help them gain all the skills needed to become the...
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Jones Golf Course in Cedar Rapids still in the rough

April 4, 2019 - 12:17pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Golfers will likely need to wait several weeks to tee off at the municipal Jones Golf Course. Cedar Rapids’ three other city-owned courses — Gardner, Twin Pines...
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Drake Relays form chart: 2019 cutoffs, and high school leaders

April 4, 2019 - 11:46am
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 noon Thursday, April 4. Deadline for...
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Bruce Pearl: Face of the Final Four

April 4, 2019 - 9:47am
College basketball has true beauty. Carsen Edwards of Purdue and Cassius Winston of Michigan State, to name but two, were utterly brilliant in last weekend’s play. But the tourney also is a...
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