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Drake Relays: Joah Banks wins 110 hurdles in record time

DES MOINES — Joah Banks felt the cold rain, too, and let it run off. He heard the murmurs and grumps from his competitors, and he knew he had them beat. “Everybody talked about how bad...
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Drake Relays: Linn-Mar rallies for sprint-medley title

DES MOINES — Payton Wensel got the baton in third place. The leader was someone she considered “the leading quarter-miler in the state.” It’s not an optimal combination. But...
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Meet The Kernels — Brandon Lopez

l Name: Brandon Lopez l Number: 5 l Position: Infield l Bats/Throws: Right/Right l Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 190 pounds l Age: 23 l Hometown: Miramar, Fla. l Noteworthy: Earned a promotion to Cedar...
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Iowa Hawkeye head football coach Kirk Ferentz takes the stand in Jane Meyer trial

DES MOINES — Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz often talks about “doing your job” when it comes to his football players and coaching staff. On Friday, he was called to...
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Connor McCaffery will play baseball at Iowa, redshirt first year in basketball

Fran McCaffery encouraged his son to pursue what he wanted. For Connor McCaffery, that means continuing both his baseball and basketball careers at the University of Iowa. The Iowa City West standout...
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Buchanan County creek an outdoorsman’s paradise

There is a creek in south Buchanan County, along whose banks I have enjoyed some of my finer days, including two this week. It’s just a little farm country stream, like so many others in Iowa,...
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Drake Relays: Friday's schedule, live updates

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 27, 2017 - 11:49pm
The Drake Relays continue Friday in Des Moines with a full day of prelims and finals in high school and college, plus the start of Rio Rematches in the evening. Follow along here. [Thursday's...
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Aaron Whitefield’s 2-run HR gives Kernels 5-3 win over Peoria in 12 innings

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 27, 2017 - 11:44pm
PEORIA, Ill. — Aaron Whitefield hit a two-out, two-run home run in the top of the 12th inning to give the Cedar Rapids Kernels a 5-3 win over the Peoria Chiefs in a Thursday night Midwest...
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Cornell’s late rally drops Coe 4-3

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 27, 2017 - 9:16pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The game was a case of feast or famine for Cornell College. The Rams were starved for runs for most of the contest against rival Coe. Then, they binged on a few miscues the...
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Matt Walter, Max Smith-Drahos lift Cedar Rapids Prairie boys’ soccer past Iowa City High

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 27, 2017 - 8:41pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Before the current four-game stretch, Cedar Rapids Prairie boys’ soccer coach Curt Lewis told his team he’d be happy to come away with two wins. The Hawks will try...
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Drake Relays: Loras’ Audrey Miller takes first in her 10K debut

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 27, 2017 - 8:14pm
DES MOINES — Audrey Miller’s only goal for her first 10,000-meter race at her first Drake Relays was a time of 35:02. “Which, I didn’t even think I could run that,” the...
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Drake Relays: Tristan Wirfs tops a stacked shot-put field

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 27, 2017 - 7:29pm
DES MOINES — For the first time all season, Tristan Wirfs found himself trailing at crunch time in the shot put. “I was a little nervous,” he said. “I just knew I had to get...
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Drake Relays: Mid-Prairie’s Hostetler sisters run 1-2 in 3,000

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 27, 2017 - 7:29pm
DES MOINES — Anna Hostetler has emerged as the top girls’ distance runner in the state. Her chief challenger is her training partner. Her sister. Mid-Prairie’s Hostetler siblings...
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Jane Meyer trial: Plaintiff attorneys rest case, University of Iowa’s defense to begin Friday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 27, 2017 - 7:14pm
DES MOINES — Eight days of testimony raising doubts about the University of Iowa athletic department’s leadership ended Thursday with a witness breaking down on the stand, recalling her...
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Cedar Rapids bowling tournaments growing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 27, 2017 - 3:39pm
Editor’s note: Lane Lafler is a director with the Cedar Rapids USBC Bowling Association board.  The Cedar Rapids USBC Bowling Association had a couple of tournaments this season, the Senior...
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Drake Relays: Thursday’s schedule, live updates

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 27, 2017 - 3:00pm
The Drake Relays are underway as the decathlon and heptahlon come to a close, high school field events get underway and the distance carnival takes the track under the lights. Follow along here for...
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Meet The Kernels — Mitchell Kranson

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 27, 2017 - 2:25pm
l Name: Mitchell Kranson l Number: 20 l Position: Catcher-Infield l Bats/Throws: Left/Right l Height/Weight: 5-foot-9, 210 pounds l Age: 23 l Hometown: Danville, Calif. l Noteworthy: Spent his...
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Xavier determined to return to state soccer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 27, 2017 - 1:58pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The journey is underway, a trek that the Xavier boys’ soccer team hopes leads to the state tournament. The Saints have been putting in their time and effort since the...
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Jane Meyer trial turns focus to firing of Hawkeye field hockey coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 27, 2017 - 12:48pm
DES MOINES — There was pressure from all sides to complete a 2014 inquiry into allegations of player mistreatment by former Hawkeye field hockey Coach Tracey Griesbaum, a former University of...
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Mount Vernon’s Drew Wolfe loves the links

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 27, 2017 - 12:38pm
MOUNT VERNON — One practice swing and then he lines up his shot. Another practice swing and he addresses the ball. He takes a short back swing, then makes contact with the ball and ground. The...
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