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Iowa football and racial problems — a half-century ago

Older University of Iowa football fans probably didn’t think another of their team’s offseasons would remind them of the one in 1969. Then came the last month, when African Americans who...
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Urbana 5 Memorial: Big money draws big field to raise big funds at Benton County Speedway

Losing a child is something every parent fears, but one local family has found a way to turn their tragedy into lifesaving blessings for others through the Iowa Donor Network. On April 9, 2015 five...
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Parker Bechen persevered horrific injury to help lead second-ranked North Linn

TROY MILLS — Like many seniors, North Linn’s Parker Bechen appreciates a chance to play his senior baseball season. His situation is a little different. He’s dealing with the...
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Elle Ridgeway’s clutch hits enable Williamsburg to gain split with Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON — They won’t crown summer-sports champions in the Wamac Conference this year. Just another thing the COVID-19 pandemic took away. Best softball team in the league?...
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Photos: Williamsburg vs. Mount Vernon, Iowa high school softball

Mount Vernon hosted Williamsburg for a doubleheader Friday night
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Heading to an Iowa state park? Make sure you get a passport

Heading out to an Iowa state park to enjoy some healthy, socially distanced outdoor activity over the weekend? Sunscreen? Check. Bug spray? Check Water? Check. Passport? Wait, what? To encourage use...
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Marion 8th-grader Myles Davis already making an impact as starting shortstop

MARION — Myles Davis isn’t a Marion High School student just yet. Even though he hasn’t even taken his first class, the eighth grader and soon-to-be freshman has already made...
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Iowa State football: Linebackers and defensive backs who could emerge in backup roles in 2020

AMES — Iowa State doesn’t have many starting positions to fill in the back half of its defense. The Cyclones lost linebacker Marcel Spears and safety Braxton Lewis to graduation. Every...
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Photos: Vinston-Shellsburg vs. Marion, Iowa high school baseball

Marion hosts Vinton-Shellsburg for a doubleheader Thursday night
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Racist taunts target Black Iowa high school baseball player

CHARLES CITY — Jeremiah Chapman is used to run-of-the-mill trash talk that comes with the territory of playing an away game. A four-sport athlete who just finished his junior year at Charles...
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A Cedar Rapids standard taking a year off

Welcome to July and the heat and humidity that come with this time of year. But something is missing. Actually, a few somethings are missing. Saturday is supposed to be one of the biggest sporting...
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Liberty’s Kara Maiers no-hits Linn-Mar, then the Lions salvage a split

MARION — After suffering a hitting famine at the hands of Kara Maiers, the Linn-Mar Lions followed with a feast. Maiers spun a 13-strikeout no-hitter to lift Iowa City Liberty to a 6-0 victory...
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Western Dubuque baseball season suspended by COVID-19 in middle of game against Cedar Rapids Washington

CEDAR RAPIDS — Western Dubuque’s baseball season came to a halt Wednesday night ... in the middle of a game it was playing. The Bobcats were leading Cedar Rapids Washington, 6-1, in the...
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Former Iowa DB Maurice Fleming adds to accusations made against Kirk Ferentz, Chris Doyle

CEDAR RAPIDS — Another former University of Iowa football player released an official statement on the Pre-Post Game, LLC, Facebook page Wednesday, disparaging the program and specifically...
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Photos: Iowa City Liberty vs. Linn-Mar, Iowa high school softball

Linn-Mar hosts Iowa City Liberty for a doubleheader
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What has Carson King been up to during pandemic? Planning more fundraisers

Carson King, the “Iowa Legend” who raised $3 million for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, has been working construction, waiting for the pandemic to pass so he can...
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4A, 3A Iowa high school baseball teams get substate assignments

Iowa high school baseball postseason assignments for all classes have been set and now the bigger schools know the hurdles in their way to reach the state tournament. Although the seeds and matchups...
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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders hire Christian Frey as new goaltender coach

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders have announced the hiring of Christian Frey as their new goaltending coach. Frey, 27, is a Texas native who played for Des Moines, Tri-City and...
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2020 Zach Johnson Foundation Classic canceled

The 2020 Zach Johnson Foundation Classic, scheduled for July 27 at Elmcrest Country Club, was canceled Wednesday due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation had announced earlier this...
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Softball notes: Turkey Valley is racking up the runs, and the wins

Junior Hackman was quick to provide a disclaimer. “We haven’t faced really good pitching so far,” said Hackman, head softball coach at Turkey Valley. But still ... The Trojans...
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