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Iowa State’s Kevin Dresser’s long-term goal: Develop champions and beat Iowa

AMES — Iowa State athletics director Jamie Pollard was looking for a way to make an impression. Pollard was set to fly to meet with then-Virginia Tech wrestling coach Kevin Dresser, but was...
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New ISU wrestling coach Kevin Dresser sets high bar

AMES — Iowa State athletics director Jamie Pollard was looking for a way to make an impression. Pollard was set to fly to meet with Kevin Dresser, but was looking for something to make a...
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Wamac all-divisional girls’ basketball

The 2017 all-divisional girls’ basketball teams in the Wamac Conference: WAMAC CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION First Team (*unanimous) Morgan Pitz*, sr., Western Dubuque; Kaitlyn Volesky*, sr.,...
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Rice, Laube headline all-Metro

Marion’s Chloe Rice and Corby Laube swept the top individual awards for the 2017 all-Metro girls’ basketball team. The duo combined to lead the Indians to a 22-1 record, a Class 4A No....
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Mount Vernon’s Laurel Sherman enjoys the thrill of skiing

MOUNT VERNON — A chill hits Laurel Sherman’s face, turning her cheeks bright red as she carves her skis down the mountain. It is a bright, sunny day around 20 degrees. The perfect day...
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Hlas: Free throws are free money for Peter Jok

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 21, 2017 - 11:37pm
IOWA CITY — Someday soon, robots will rule the world. Indiana’s men’s basketball team must have felt like one was owning them Tuesday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Peter...
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Fourth-quarter run sends Iowa City West to state

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 21, 2017 - 9:58pm
IOWA CITY — After a big push to open the final quarter, the clock couldn’t move fast enough for B.J. Mayer. The wait was worth it. Iowa City West is back in the girls’ state...
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Linn-Mar falls short at West Des Moines Dowling, 53-41

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 21, 2017 - 9:40pm
WEST DES MOINES — Linn-Mar girls’ basketball coach Jaime Brandt never saw her team fold, even in the midst of a six-game losing streak. The Lions were a little wind swept by the string...
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Iowa City High rides runs to state

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 21, 2017 - 9:22pm
IOWA CITY — As Iowa City High went on a 12-5 run to end the third quarter in a Class 5A girls’ basketball regional final against Ankeny Centennial, the crowd almost seemed to breathe a...
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Basket, steal by freshman Caitlynn Daniels sends Cedar Rapids Xavier to state

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 21, 2017 - 9:13pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Caitlynn Daniels is still listed as a freshman, but her play suggests she’s ahead of the class. The Cedar Rapids Xavier point guard’s driving layup broke a tie...
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Cascade wins a triple-OT 2A district final thriller over Dyersville Beckman

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 21, 2017 - 9:07pm
MANCHESTER — Johnny Supple got done being interviewed and began to walk back toward his locker room. Then he suddenly stopped, turned and headed toward an adjacent drinking...
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Top-rated Marion returns to state

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 21, 2017 - 8:35pm
MARION — The rankings foretold a mismatch. The Marion Indians knew better. “We knew it was going to be a grinder,” Marion Coach Corby Laube said after the top-rated Indians...
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Iowa high school girls’ basketball state tournament brackets

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 21, 2017 - 8:24pm
Girls’ state basketball tournament pairings have been set as 40 teams across five classes won regionals to advance to Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Here’s the complete schedule....
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Updated boys’ basketball postseason schedule

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 21, 2017 - 2:33pm
THURSDAY’S CLASS 3A DISTRICT FINALS (All games at 7 p.m.) Metro-Area Cedar Rapids Xavier (11-11) at Mount Vernon (17-5) Decorah (11-11) at Waverly-Shell Rock (20-1) Marion (13-9) at Center...
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Hawkeyes seeking a happier ending at Indiana

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 21, 2017 - 2:28pm
IOWA CITY — In hindsight, it wasn’t the safest thing to do. After returning home following their second-half collapse at Purdue on Sunday, the Iowa Hawkeyes gathered in the locker room...
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Iowa men's basketball vs. Indiana: Live updates, How to Watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 21, 2017 - 2:10pm
The Iowa and Indiana men’s basketball teams square off Tuesday night looking to each snap losing skids. Refresh this page throughout the game for updates and highlights. The Hawkeyes have lost...
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Xavier’s AJ Helgeson enjoys being the voice of girls’ basketball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 21, 2017 - 11:36am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Most high schoolers attend basketball games to cheer on a team, but AJ Helgeson is at Xavier High School on game nights for a different reason. Helgeson, a Xavier junior, has a...
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Xavier’s Fulton achieves state tournament goal

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 21, 2017 - 7:34am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Xavier senior Jacob Fulton, who broke a school record with high score of 299 against Iowa City West on Jan. 20 at May City Bowl, is seeking state glory today at the Class 2A...
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Nelson Brands commits to Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 20, 2017 - 10:39pm
Nelson Brands is staying home. The two-time state wrestling champion from Iowa City West tweeted his commitment to the University of Iowa Monday night. Brands is the son of Iowa associate head coach...
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Iowa State edges Texas Tech in overtime

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 20, 2017 - 10:17pm
Monte Morris scored 23 points, and Iowa State converted five free throws in the final two minutes as the Cyclones outlasted Texas Tech 82-80 in overtime on Monday in Big 12 play at United...
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