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Iowa City West testing a new track and field meet concept

April 4, 2019 - 9:07am
IOWA CITY — It’s an all-comers invitational, for the elite. Iowa City West will host the Eastern Iowa Track and Field Festival on Saturday at Trojan Field. It’s a unique...
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Reconsider college amateurism restrictions

April 4, 2019 - 6:33am
Jordan Bohannon gave the NCAA an ultimatum this past weekend. The Linn-Mar alum and University of Iowa basketball player led his team to the NCAA tournament this year, but didn’t go home...
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Austin Martin makes immediate impact for Iowa baseball

April 3, 2019 - 9:13pm
IOWA CITY — Austin Martin stationed himself in the parking lot beyond the outfield wall of Duane Banks Field. He conjured up images of taking the field for University of Iowa. The...
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5 questions as Cedar Rapids Kernels begin 2019 season

April 3, 2019 - 5:43pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Kernels begin the 2019 Midwest League season Thursday night at home against the Peoria Chiefs. The Kernels are the low-Class A affiliate of the Minnesota...
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Kelvin Bell is Iowa’s ‘new,’ but kind of ‘old’ defensive line coach

April 3, 2019 - 4:58pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa is “tight end U.” Or “offensive line U.” And you could make a really great argument for “defensive back U.” Here’s one little...
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Like Lions: Duo expected to power Linn-Mar golfers

April 3, 2019 - 3:47pm
MARION — Their resumes were nearly identical. Linn-Mar Tori Niemeyer and Tatum Depuydt tied for 11th at the Class 4A state meet, capping a season where they both earned first-team...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels’ “veteran” position players vow to improve

April 3, 2019 - 3:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Believe it or not, Cedar Rapids is not the ultimate destination for a lot of people. Especially those who play on the city’s minor league baseball team. You move up in...
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2019 girls’ golf: Individuals and teams to watch

April 3, 2019 - 12:15pm
INDIVIDUALS TO WATCH Ellie Braksiek, C.R. Xavier, jr., Placed fifth at the Class 4A state meet, first-team Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association all-state, all-Metro and all-Mississippi Valley...
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2019 boys’ spring golf: Individuals and teams to watch

April 3, 2019 - 12:11pm
INDIVIDUALS TO WATCH Ted Bridges, West Branch, sr., Sixth at Class 2A state tournament, first-team all-state tournament team by IHSGCA, led the Bears with 41.25 adjusted average. Brandon Larsen, West...
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A successful agate hunt yields beautiful rocks

April 3, 2019 - 10:49am
In a full day’s search on the last day of March, Mike Jacobs of Monticello and I found 121 agates. That seemed a lot to an amateur like me, whose agate hunting has been largely confined to...
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Williamsburg golfer Karly Berkland, ready for another shot at state

April 3, 2019 - 8:44am
WILLIAMSBURG — It seems volleyball isn’t the only sport Karly Berkland excels at. “She handles the pressure of being our number one girl very well,” said Todd Subbert,...
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Jill Bennett embraces leadership role for Linn-Mar girls' track and field

April 2, 2019 - 9:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The process started last season. Linn-Mar Coach Nathan Hopp encouraged Jill Bennett to be more of a leader, despite talented seniors like Payton Wensel at the forefront for the...
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Iowa State safety Greg Eisworth wants more after successful first season

April 2, 2019 - 9:39pm
AMES — Iowa State safety Greg Eisworth earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and first-team All-Big 12 honors as a redshirt sophomore after transferring from Ole Miss by way of Trinity Valley...
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Second national title in four years had Kirkwood men’s basketball in a celebratory mood

April 2, 2019 - 8:25pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — For the friends, family and fans of the Kirkwood men’s basketball team, Tuesday was a day of celebration. Ten days after winning the third NJCAA Division-II national...
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Marion boys’ soccer adjusts to expectations, handles Solon in season opener

April 2, 2019 - 7:53pm
SOLON — Just as Kory Boebel prepared for the final preseason game in his first season as a head coach, the news broke. His Marion boys’ soccer team was the No. 1-ranked team in Class...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels reliever Joe Record excited for first pro outing, 2 years in the making

April 2, 2019 - 7:42pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Opening day in baseball is special. Yeah, it’s only one of 162 games at the major-league level. It’s one of 140 in the minors. But virtually everyone gets geeked up...
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Iowa’s defense might be a 5-11 defensive end this season

April 2, 2019 - 4:45pm
IOWA CITY — OK, Iowa’s defense is in the world of a 4-2-5 scheme now. Last week, head coach Kirk Ferentz said it was part of the philosophy, part of its “DNA.” What the...
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Photos: Hawkeye fans welcome home Iowa women's basketball team

April 2, 2019 - 2:44pm
A meorable season for the Iowa women’s basketball team came to an end Monday night, and the Hawkeyes’ fans made sure to give them a warm welcome home. Fans gathered Tuesday at the...
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UI to pay FieldTurf $478K to replace Kinnick field after flooding

April 2, 2019 - 12:21pm
IOWA CITY — The flood event that’s forcing University of Iowa to replace its new $426,725 Revolution 360 artificial turf system inside Kinnick Stadium pummeled the region —...
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Mount Vernon’s Jackson Meeker enjoys competition on the track

April 2, 2019 - 9:51am
MOUNT VERNON — When people think of high school, they may not remember the tests they took or the books they read. They will, however, remember the activities they joined and the memories made...
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