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Braden Houston throws gem in 4A No. 2 Iowa City West’s win over 3A No. 8 Solon

May 28, 2018 - 9:41pm
IOWA CITY — Braden Houston is the top guy in Iowa City West’s pitching staff. The all-state right-hander is going to throw against potent lineups and he wouldn’t want it any...
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Iowa City West, Linn-Mar could collide in boys’ state tennis final

May 28, 2018 - 6:00pm
ANKENY — The dual match that has been anticipated since the start of the boys’ prep tennis season is close to happening. Traditional powers Iowa City West and Linn-Mar have topped the...
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Lots of Cedar Rapids Kernels doubleheaders, extra-inning games means lot of pitchers

May 28, 2018 - 5:44pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — They keep getting sent pitching help, but a lot of good that does when the Cedar Rapids Kernels keep playing extra-inning games. It was a third in a row Monday afternoon at...
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Sisters of swing: Sarah and Anna Nacos lead Washington Demons

May 28, 2018 - 4:34pm
WASHINGTON — Senior Sarah Nacos and her freshman sister, Anna, have been together most of their golf careers. Before a switch to a swing coach in recent years, they learned the basics together...
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Royce Lewis plays for 1st time on Sunday, helps C.R. Kernels gain double-header split with Clinton

May 27, 2018 - 8:37pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — And after six hours of baseball in record heat, Cedar Rapids Kernels players got to spend postgame Sunday night signing autographs for fans in the outfield at Veterans Memorial...
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Traded for Shohei Otani in a way, Jacob Pearson makes his way up to Cedar Rapids Kernels

May 26, 2018 - 11:04pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Jacob Pearson is the answer to a baseball trivia question. Who did the Minnesota Twins acquire for Shohei Otani? Well, it’s not quite as simple as that. Pearson, an...
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Cedar Rapids Washington’s Ty Sherman, Rami Scheetz win state doubles title

May 26, 2018 - 7:23pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Ty Sherman and Rami Scheetz glanced back at the court following Saturday’s Class 2A boys state tennis doubles title match. They looked back and saw Linn-Mar’s Ben...
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Newbie keeper Jack Lemke comes up big as Xavier stops DeWitt Central in PKs

May 26, 2018 - 5:50pm
  CEDAR RAPIDS — His team needed a keeper this soccer season, so Jack Lemke volunteered. Never mind he hadn’t played the position before. Not growing up, not ever. “I got a lot...
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Position change reaps rewards for John Clark, Iowa City High boys’ soccer

May 26, 2018 - 5:00pm
IOWA CITY — John Clark has always demonstrated a knack for finding the back of the net. Even as he manned the back line for the Iowa City High boys’ soccer team over the past two...
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How area, local and former Hawkeye players are doing in pro baseball

May 26, 2018 - 4:35pm
HOW THEY’RE DOING l Jake Adams (Iowa) — Slugger had two home runs in a game this week for low-A Quad Cities of Midwest League (Astros). Hitting .264 with six home runs and 23 RBIs. l...
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Iowa City West boys’ soccer returns to state tournament for 18th time in 19 years

May 26, 2018 - 4:10pm
IOWA CITY — It has been a marvelous string of success for the Iowa City West boys’ soccer team. A 2-1 victory over No. 15 Cedar Rapids Kennedy in Saturday’s Class 3A substate...
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Minor League Notebook: Andrew Bechtold of Cedar Rapids Kernels seeks to get his bat untracked

May 26, 2018 - 3:27pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — When a guy’s wearing an 0-fer, you don’t really want to tip him off as to the specifics of that 0-fer. For one, he probably knows anyway. For two, you don’t...
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Marion shuts out Mount Pleasant to return to boys’ state soccer tournament

May 26, 2018 - 2:47pm
MARION — At high noon on a hot, humid Saturday, the Marion boys’ soccer team put its perfect record on the line to secure a trip to the state tournament. The Indians cut through the heat...
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Iowa high school boys’ state soccer tournament pairings, schedule

May 26, 2018 - 2:38pm
The 2018 boys’ state soccer tournament kicks off Thursday with the standard busy slate at Cownie Soccer Park. Championship games are set for Saturday, June 2 for all three classes. Iowa City...
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Sydney DePrenger, Iowa City High girls’ soccer open regional play with shutout of rival West

May 26, 2018 - 12:15pm
IOWA CITY — The Iowa City High girls’ soccer team knew what it was up against in its postseason opener. Despite winning one game this season, crosstown rival Iowa City West presented a...
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Cedar Rapids Prairie wakes up for another boys’ soccer state-qualifying banner

May 26, 2018 - 11:31am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Prairie High School might have a new tradition. It goes like this: John Wall Field’s gates open bright and early the Saturday before Memorial Day (yes, breakfast pizza is...
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With doubleheaders looming, Cedar Rapids Kernels get important pitching in win

May 25, 2018 - 8:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Thank you, Bryan Sammons. Many kudos, Nick Brown. With back-to-back doubleheaders on the way, the Cedar Rapids Kernels needed a good pitching performance Friday night. Just to...
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Dragsters to hobby stocks: Campbells enjoy switch to Hawkeye Downs

May 25, 2018 - 8:52pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Clint and Keegan Campbell wanted a new challenge. The father-son racing duo from Anamosa were involved in drag racing, but decided to switch to the circle-track. They settled on...
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Iowa boys’ state golf results: East Buchanan’s Jacob Hesner wins 1A title

May 25, 2018 - 7:30pm
NEWTON — East Buchanan’s Jacob Hesner claimed the Class 1A state golf championship Friday at Westwood Golf Club. Hesner held off Winfield-Mount Union’s Kaleb Hagge by a single...
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Coach David Rosenthal, Iowa City West girls’ soccer savoring the ‘small victories’

May 25, 2018 - 6:36pm
IOWA CITY — The term 'rebuild' has never been associated with Iowa City West girls’ soccer. But a program with 17 state tournament appearances, including 10 in a row, finds itself...
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