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Linn-Mar baseball gets impressive 12-2 win over 4A 6th-ranked Western Dubuque

June 18, 2020 - 9:34pm
MARION — Maybe he was just buffalo-ing. Coaches will do that sometimes. In a quick, off-the-cuff, pregame conversation Thursday night, Linn-Mar baseball coach Kyle Rodenkirk talked about his...
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ImOn Ice Arena closed through September while it undergoes repairs

June 18, 2020 - 9:19pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The ImOn Ice Arena will look different when you see it next. It’s just a matter of when you’ll be able to see it next. The arena is closed through at least...
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Photos: 2020 Gazette Male Athlete of the Year finalists

June 18, 2020 - 9:11pm
Portraits of the five boys Athlete of the Year finalists for 2020
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Photos: 2020 Gazette Female Athlete of the Year finalists

June 18, 2020 - 9:10pm
Portraits of the five girls Athlete of the Year finalists for 2020
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Cheating is rare at Hawkeye Downs, but the post-race inspection checks just in case

June 18, 2020 - 8:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — NFL great Joe Montana, possibly borrowing a quote from NASCAR legend Richard Petty, once said “If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying.” In the...
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Photos: Western Dubuque vs. Linn-Mar, Iowa high school baseball

June 18, 2020 - 8:14pm
Linn-Mar hosted Western Dubuque for their first home game of the season
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West Liberty claims River Valley softball showdown against Anamosa

June 18, 2020 - 8:07pm
ANAMOSA — The West Liberty Comets were facing high-velocity pitchers in the first week of the softball season, and Coach Chad Libby planned accordingly. “We knew we were going to see...
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Bob Bunting hits 1,200 wins

June 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
LISBON — Softball coach Bob Bunting reached the 1,200-win plateau Thursday when Lisbon swept Calamus-Wheatland, 12-0 and 15-5, in a Tri-Rivers Conference doubleheader at the field that bears...
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Iowa transfer linebacker Dillon Doyle announces he’ll play football at Baylor

June 18, 2020 - 3:41pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Linebacker Dillon Doyle announced Thursday via Twitter that he will transfer to Baylor to continue his college football career. A redshirt sophomore to be, Doyle is the son of...
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Iowa City Regina picks alum Gary Belger to be new head boys’ basketball coach

June 18, 2020 - 3:29pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa City Regina has turned to one of its own to be its next head boys’ basketball coach. Regina alum Gary Belger will lead the Regals, pending board approval, the school...
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Kennedy, City High tangle in 5A top-5 softball matchup Friday

June 18, 2020 - 12:35pm
Due to the coronavirus and the shortened season, there are no conference-championship implications when Cedar Rapids Kennedy visits Iowa City High for a softball doubleheader. Still, Friday’s...
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Would you follow Hawkeyes to the Duke’s Mayo Bowl?

June 18, 2020 - 10:46am
Consider this a respite, a moment to discuss something on the far fringes of Iowa football without raising anyone’s hackles. The news out of Charlotte, N.C., Thursday morning was too good to...
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African American Iowa athletes discuss experiences with racism and hopes for change: Watch today at noon

June 17, 2020 - 9:31pm
The Gazette conducted a roundtable discussion on race and racial equality with seven well-known African American current and former athletes with Cedar Rapids and/or University of Iowa ties. Watch...
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Ryan Stensland: Alubrnett baseball coach, Lisbon baseball dad

June 17, 2020 - 8:28pm
ALBURNETT — Ryan Stensland originally thought he would miss a milestone moment. He is in his fourth season as Alburnett head coach, while his twin sons, Isaac and Lincoln, are eighth graders...
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This is not a new problem for the University of Iowa

June 17, 2020 - 3:59pm
Barriers to inclusion in higher education extend far beyond one assistant coach, the Hawkeye football team and the University of Iowa campus. This week, UI released a “separation...
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Nick LeClere named new Cedar Rapids Kennedy head wrestling coach

June 17, 2020 - 2:00pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Activities Director Aaron Stecker confirmed Wednesday that Nick LeClere is expected to be the Cougars’ next head wrestling coach, pending...
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Brett Vanous enjoying early-season success at Independence and Benton County

June 17, 2020 - 11:59am
VINTON — As the dirt track seasons get underway at Independence Motor Speedway and Benton County Speedway, drivers are shifting from “it’s great to be back” to “how...
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Tyler Cook has serious concerns, but not with the Iowa men’s basketball program

June 17, 2020 - 7:11am
Tyler Cook won’t shut up and dribble. The 22-year-old former Iowa Hawkeyes basketball player from St. Louis tweets and retweets about social justice and racial equality, not sports. The...
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Mason Behn tosses 5-inning no-hitter in Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s season opener

June 16, 2020 - 9:52pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Mason Behn was happy but not satisfied. His bar is set pretty high. So high, in fact, that he tossed his first prep baseball no-hitter and he still...
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Defending state baseball champion Cedar Rapids Xavier sharp in delayed season opener

June 16, 2020 - 9:24pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — There may be a new normal in the way sports are conducted, but it looked like the same old Xavier Saints on the baseball diamond on Tuesday night. The defending Class 3A state...
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