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Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls’ soccer ‘peaking at the right time’

May 30, 2018 - 8:53pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls’ soccer coach Homer Screws and his team want to make the most of their remaining time together. Screws, 51, plans to relocate to his native...
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Girls’ state tennis: Emma and Audrey Koch handle nerves to advance to doubles semifinals

May 30, 2018 - 8:13pm
IOWA CITY — Even playing in familiar surroundings, the nerves of being a No. 1 seed can surface. Iowa City West’s sister tandem of Emma and Audrey Cook have played countless times on...
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Linn-Mar girls' soccer advances with freshman-to-freshman connection

May 30, 2018 - 8:11pm
MARION — Kaitlyn Brunson missed the last three weeks with illness. “I still get tired pretty easily,” the freshman said. “But when I’m in, I go hard.” First game...
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Red-hot Cedar Rapids Washington girls’ soccer a game away from state tournament

May 30, 2018 - 6:58pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — When Jacob Johnson took over as coach of the Cedar Rapids Washington girls’ soccer team this season, he arrived armed with a new system. But in order to implement a...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels experience the “Dinkelman Effect” again in blowout of Wisconsin

May 30, 2018 - 5:44pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Label it the Dinkelman Effect. The Cedar Rapids Kernels have won back-to-back games and scored a bunch of runs since Manager Toby Gardenhire ceded third-base coaching duties to...
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Iowa Mennonite, Williamsburg ready to crash the 1A boys’ soccer state tournament

May 30, 2018 - 5:24pm
DES MOINES — There are a couple of new faces at the boys’ soccer state tournament this season. After years of near-misses, both Iowa Mennonite and Williamsburg are set to make their...
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Tyler Cook returning to Iowa basketball

May 30, 2018 - 5:19pm
Tyler Cook flirted with becoming a professional basketball player up to the final hours in which he had to choose to go pro or remain an Iowa Hawkeye. The love with the league wasn’t mutual,...
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Lindell Wigginton staying at Iowa State

May 30, 2018 - 3:52pm
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State guard Lindell Wigginton has removed his name from the NBA Draft and will return to school for his sophomore season, he announced today. “I’m glad that...
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Washington, Iowa, wins third state golf title in four years

May 30, 2018 - 3:40pm
AMES — The statement was simple and succinct, summing up the achievement. Washington, Iowa, senior Sarah Nacos said, “She’s coming back home,” while holding on to a state...
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A softball tale

May 30, 2018 - 12:53pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Many have told me “somewhere behind the athlete I am today is a little girl who fell in love with the game, and never looked back.” They tell me I should play for...
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Connor Van Scoyoc named Gatorade Iowa Baseball Player of the Year

May 30, 2018 - 11:36am
Cedar Rapids Jefferson senior Connor Van Scoyoc has another accolade to add to his resume. The all-state baseball standout was named Gatorade’s Iowa Baseball Player of the Year Tuesday,...
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CPU’s Reagan Schutte on a power surge

May 30, 2018 - 10:50am
The routine goes like this: Helmet. Elbow pad. Left batting glove. Right batting glove. “I’m pretty superstitious,” Reagan Schutte said. “I just try to keep the routine...
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Area softball Super Ten

May 30, 2018 - 9:03am
This week’s area softball Super Ten, including games played Tuesday, May 29: 1. CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY * Record: 6-0. MVC: 6-0. Streak: Won 7. Previous: 1st. 2. CEDAR RAPIDS JEFFERSON *...
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Robby Rinn comes through with winning hit in 1st game as Cedar Rapids Kernels

May 29, 2018 - 10:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — He is 25 years old, will be 26 in October. That’s ancient in the Midwest League. But Robby Rinn is getting an opportunity, and that’s all he ever could ask. The...
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Cedar Valley Christian/Alburnett girls’ soccer survives with rousing regional rally

May 29, 2018 - 9:43pm
ALBURNETT — Turns out, there was a little wizardry left in what has been a magical season for the Cedar Valley Christian/Alburnett girls’ soccer team. CVC/Alburnett senior Koki Tewodros...
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Sweep might lift Cedar Rapids Kennedy softball to No. 1

May 29, 2018 - 9:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The throne awaits, probably. Kaylin Kinney and Jayme Scheck spun a pair of four-hitters, and Class 5A third-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy swept No. 11 Linn-Mar, 6-1 and 5-0, in a...
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Linn-Mar storms back to win boys’ state tennis team championship

May 29, 2018 - 9:01pm
ANKENY — Linn-Mar’s No. 1 doubles team was the last team on the court Tuesday at the Iowa state tennis meet finals. They were in a three-set battle with Iowa City West. Each team had...
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Fantastic freshman Grace Coates filling up the net for Marion girls’ soccer

May 29, 2018 - 8:24pm
MARION — Grace Coates is proving difficult to stop with the ball at her feet. With an imposing combination of speed, power and athleticism that belies her age, the Marion freshman continues to...
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Iowa City West's Koch sisters enter state tennis tournament at No. 1

May 29, 2018 - 6:33pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa City West’s Emma Koch was part of the Class 2A state doubles championship team last season. The junior will attempt to repeat this year, with a different, albeit...
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Isaiah Moss makes it official: He’s returning to Iowa basketball

May 29, 2018 - 2:34pm
Isaiah Moss is returning for his junior season with the Iowa men’s basketball team. “After discussing with my family and Coach (Fran) McCaffery, I have decided to return to Iowa for my...
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