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West Liberty vs North Polk in the boys’ 1A soccer quarterfinal

May 31, 2019 - 1:38pm
West Liberty defeated one-seed North Polk in the boys’ state soccer quarterfinal 4-2.
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Andrija Mijatovic’s parents make trip to Iowa for state soccer

May 31, 2019 - 12:29pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The boys’ state soccer tournament has begun and Andelo and Lidija Mijatovic can’t wait. The Mijatovics will see their son play in person for the first time in...
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Xavier, I.C. West aim for tennis gold — again

May 31, 2019 - 11:59am
The Iowa City West and Xavier boys’ tennis teams captured state championships earlier this week. On Saturday, it’s the girls’ turn. West is the defending Class 2A champion. Coach...
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Iowa high school boys’ state soccer: Friday’s schedule, scores, live updates

May 31, 2019 - 9:34am
After a one-day delay due to field conditions, the Iowa high school boys’ soccer state tournament kicks off Friday with quarterfinal games in all three classes at Cownie Soccer Park in Des...
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Top-water lures bring excitement — and bigger bass

May 31, 2019 - 8:52am
If a smallmouth bass striking a top-water lure is not the pinnacle of freshwater fishing, it’s right up there. Unlike the typical submarine bite, which at best an angler only feels, a bass...
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Catching up with former Gazette-area athletes

May 31, 2019 - 8:18am
Iowa colleges — Hunter Koenigsfeld of Cedar Rapids (Jefferson) and Claire Rutherford of Iowa City (City High) earned all-Big Ten academic honors as members of the Iowa rowing team ... Nathan...
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Mount Mercy's new baseball field helps out Jefferson and Washington

May 30, 2019 - 10:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The baseball diamond at Mount Mercy University’s Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex is tremendous. The all-artificial turf surface looks beautiful. The LED lights...
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North Linn softball extends Tri-Rivers win streak to 30

May 30, 2019 - 8:29pm
TROY MILLS — Marv Porter has a spy in Walker, and the spy has a good story about Jill Smith. “There’s a coach over there, and he told me he went by (Smith’s) house the other...
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Iowa City West girls' soccer quickly returning to winning ways

May 30, 2019 - 6:58pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa City West has a proud girls’ soccer tradition. The Women of Troy qualified for the state tournament 16 times with two state championships between 1999 and 2017, then...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier’s Emily Jasper, Miyako Coffey win Class 1A doubles title

May 30, 2019 - 6:42pm
IOWA CITY — Cedar Rapids Xavier senior Emily Jasper is no stranger to state tournaments. She made her third state appearance this week in the past year and sixth in her high school career. But...
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C.R. Washington’s Rimmy Nemickas plays different role in return from offseason surgery

May 30, 2019 - 6:25pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — One Cedar Rapids Washington supporter referred to Rimmy Nemickas as “Sandman.” The left-handed pitcher put a few teams’ rallies to sleep last season,...
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Griffin McGrath in a ‘good spot’ on the racetrack and in life

May 30, 2019 - 3:05pm
Griffin McGrath was in a great mood Thursday — and it wasn’t just because the sun was finally shining, although that was part of it. McGrath, 31, is back in Cedar Rapids, visiting...
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NCAA D-III World Series in Cedar Rapids: 5 storylines to know

May 30, 2019 - 2:56pm
The NCAA Division III Baseball World Series makes its debut in Cedar Rapids this week after a long stint in Appleton, Wis. Eight of the nation’s top programs will take the field at Veterans...
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Iowa-Iowa State football is a pick-em at Golden Nugget

May 30, 2019 - 1:15pm
The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas hath spoken, and the Sept. 14 Iowa-Iowa State football game is a pick’em, meaning neither team is favored to win. The casino’s sportsbook put out several...
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19 Moser gymnasts win state tumbling titles

May 30, 2019 - 12:35pm
Nineteen Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics athletes won titles at the 2019 Iowa USTA Power Tumbling State Championships, including high point winners Kaydence Ahart and Myle Elloit. There were 29...
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Center Point-Urbana brings rugged resilience to boys’ soccer state tournament

May 30, 2019 - 11:48am
CENTER POINT — At two points during the boys’ soccer season, Center Point-Urbana endured three-match losing streaks. Neither mini-slump deterred the Stormin’ Pointers from the...
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Area softball Super Ten

May 30, 2019 - 11:43am
Rain has taken away a good portion of the early softball schedule. Nonetheless, here is this week’s Super Ten, through games played Wednesday, May 29: 1. CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY * Record: 2-0....
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Iowa football 2019 kickoff times: Season-opener is a night game

May 30, 2019 - 10:30am
Iowa’s 2019 football season will start with a 6:30 home game against Miami (Ohio) on Aug. 31. Seven starting times of Hawkeyes games were announced Thursday. Here is the entire schedule, and...
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Bakari Evelyn would fill a 1-year gap at point guard for Iowa men's basketball

May 30, 2019 - 10:11am
When Jordan Bohannon announced he was having hip surgery last week, I started researching all the available graduate-transfer point guards in men’s college basketball who would be legit...
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Cubs batter sobs after young child struck by foul ball in Houston

May 30, 2019 - 7:27am
A line-drive foul ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. missed the netting protecting fans down the third base line and struck a child in the crowd of Houston’s Minute...
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