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Photos: Western Dubuque vs. Urbandale in Class 4A state baseball quarterfinals

July 31, 2019 - 9:23pm
The Urbandale J-Hawks beat the Western Dubuque Bobcats 3-0 in a Class 4A state baseball quarterfinal game Wednesday at Principal Park in Des Moines.
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After a long rain delay, Western Dubuque falls to Urbandale in Class 4A state baseball quarterfinals

July 31, 2019 - 9:05pm
DES MOINES — Maybe it was the rain that beat the Western Dubuque Bobcats in the end. Maybe it wasn’t. For sure, it was Urbandale that beat them, 3-0, Wednesday night in a Class 4A state...
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Coaches like Cascade’s Bob Davidshofer are rare — and getting rarer

July 31, 2019 - 12:23pm
Don’t blink. You might miss it. Chance are, though, you haven’t and you won’t. Tomorrow is Aug. 1. Don’t fret. There still is plenty of summer left, many more hot and...
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3 Iowa coaches get contract extensions

July 31, 2019 - 10:14am
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa athletics department announced Wednesday three coaches have signed five-year contract extensions, including director of track and field/cross country Joey...
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Wisconsin is Hawkeyes’ No. 5 most-interesting game of 2019

July 31, 2019 - 9:23am
Each summer, ESPNU re-airs what it calls the 25 best college football games of the previous season. I’m not a television industry insider, but my opinion is it’s programming filler for...
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Marion’s Rick Atkins strikes out 16 in dominant state baseball tournament shoutout

July 30, 2019 - 4:30pm
DES MOINES — Marion pitcher Rick Atkins said he felt like he was all alone at times. He stood in the center of Principal Park, blocking everything out except for Jake Trca’s target and...
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Photos: Marion vs. Sioux City Heelan in Class 3A state baseball quarterfinals

July 30, 2019 - 4:13pm
The Marion Indians shut out the Sioux City Heelan Crusaders 4-0 in a Class 3A state baseball quarterfinal game Tuesday at Principal Park in Des Moines.
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From Omaha, Oklahoma and Italy came U.S. Senior Women’s Am qualifiers at CRCC

July 30, 2019 - 3:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Golfers from four different states left the Cedar Rapids Country Club Tuesday with the rights to return here in a few weeks to play in arguably the most-prestigious...
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Sports betting licenses, rules approved for Iowa casinos for Aug. 15 kickoff

July 30, 2019 - 2:54pm
WEST DES MOINES — Legal sports wagering in Iowa is a step closer to reality with Tuesday’s unanimous adoption of rules and licenses granted to 18 casinos by the state Racing and Gaming...
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Iowa high school state baseball 2019: Thursday's schedule, scores, live stream

July 30, 2019 - 2:41pm
The Iowa high school state baseball tournament semifinals begin Thursday at Principal Park in Des Moines, where championship matchups will be determined in Class 1A and Class 2A. Here’s...
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Iowa high school state baseball 2019: Wednesday's schedule, scores, live stream

July 30, 2019 - 2:31pm
The Iowa high school state baseball tournament quarterfinals wrap up Wednesday with four Class 4A games at Principal Park in Des Moines. Here’s everything you need to know. State baseball...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier staves off ADM’s upset bid in state baseball quarterfinals

July 30, 2019 - 2:15pm
DES MOINES — Cedar Rapids Xavier baseball coach Dan Halter chuckled with as much relief as excitement. He realizes the importance of surviving and advancing in the postseason. “Any win...
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Photos: Cedar Rapids Xavier vs. Adel ADM in Class 3A state baseball quarterfinals

July 30, 2019 - 12:50pm
The No. 1-ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier Saints beat the ADM Tigers 7-2 in a Class 3A state baseball quarterfinal game Tuesday at Principal Park in Des Moines.
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Iowa high school state baseball 2019: Tuesday’s schedule, scores, live stream

July 30, 2019 - 8:38am
It’s Class 3A’s turn Tuesday as the Iowa high school baseball tournament continues with four more quarterfinal games at Principal Park in Des Moines. Here’s everything you need to...
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Despite seizures, Cedar Rapids Xavier catcher Garrett Ries plays on

July 29, 2019 - 6:23pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Garrett Ries made a baseball career of being in control. The steady and reliable senior has been in command of many Cedar Rapids Xavier games since his sophomore season,...
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Iowa State football look ahead: Kansas turns to Les Miles

July 29, 2019 - 5:52pm
AMES — After the run of Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Texas, Iowa State hosts perennial doormat Kansas on Nov. 23. Kansas is not good at football. When the Cyclones traveled to Lawrence, Kan.,...
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As MLB trade deadline looms, will Cedar Rapids Kernels see any players going or coming?

July 29, 2019 - 5:51pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — You worry about your future in the game of baseball when you’re in the minor leagues. Constantly. It can’t consume you, because if it does, you’ll surely fail....
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UNI football camp preview: Quarterback competition features 4 legitimate candidates

July 29, 2019 - 3:07pm
CEDAR FALLS — A four-person quarterback competition looms largest over Northern Iowa’s football camp, which begins Thursday. Coach Mark Farley reiterated on Monday’s Missouri...
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North Linn jumps on West Branch early in state baseball quarterfinals

July 29, 2019 - 2:53pm
DES MOINES — North Linn wanted a couple. It earned much more. The Lynx tallied six runs in the opening inning, to be exact, and that was more than they needed. Second-ranked North Linn posted...
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Photos: North Linn vs. West Branch in Class 2A state baseball quarterfinals

July 29, 2019 - 2:09pm
The North Linn Lynx beat the West Branch Bears 8-1 in a Class 2A state baseball quarterfinal game Monday at Principal Park in Des Moines.
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