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C.R. Kernels reliever Evan Sanders enjoying unlikely pro baseball career

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 27, 2017 - 10:48pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The beauty of minor league baseball in Class A is seemingly every kid has a story. Evan Sanders of the Cedar Rapids Kernels has one that’s pretty good. The relief pitcher...
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Xavier wins opener with long ball, Linn-Mar earns split with defense

CEDAR RAPIDS — It was a good, old-fashioned defensive battle Tuesday night at Xavier High School. Through four innings in the second game between the Saints and Linn-Mar, the score was tied...
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Jefferson sets Iowa high school softball home run record

IOWA CITY — It’s official. The Jefferson J-Hawks are most prolific slugging softball team of all time in Iowa. Class 5A fourth-ranked Jefferson cracked five home runs in a Mississippi...
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A look at Iowa's latest recruiting rush

There’s probably a month or maybe a month and a half before Iowa football’s recruiting operations kick into season mode. You might see another wave or two like the Hawkeyes had last...
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Kayla Waskow named Coe women's basketball coach as Nate Oakland takes position at North Dakota State

Coe College women’s basketball coach Nate Oakland is moving to the Division I ranks as an assistant at North Dakota State and will be replaced by assistant Kayla Waskow, the program’s...
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A golfing dream week: Cedar Rapids pro gets 2 holes-in-one

CEDAR RAPIDS — Unlike many, Tanner Megal loves Mondays. At least he does now. “I need to play more Monday events,” said Megal, an assistant golf pro at the Cedar Rapids Country...
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New summer basketball league ready to tip off

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 27, 2017 - 10:25am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A great alternative to AAU basketball will make its introduction in Eastern Iowa next month. Ray Vasser, founder of the Eastern Iowa High School Summer Showcase League, is very...
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Coping with sports anxiety

The worst part for me over the 10 years I participated in competitive sports was the anxiety I felt before each race. I spent a lot of time in the bathroom. I still don’t understand how I...
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C.R. Jefferson wins pitchers’ duel against seventh-ranked C.R. Washington

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Jefferson Coach Kyle Rodenkirk hasn’t seen many smiles from Chase Keeney. Actually, the first might have come when Rodenkirk mentioned it to the...
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New-look Kernels a work in progress, fall to Burlington, 6-2

CEDAR RAPIDS — When you lose over 40 percent of your lineup to promotions all at once, you can’t expect things to run silky smooth. To be specific, the Cedar Rapids Kernels had 44.444...
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Mount Vernon grabs a Wamac East title share — at least

MANCHESTER — The postseason is the ultimate focus, of course. But this is a nice warmup gift. Bailey Sullivan cut down the tying run with a strike from left field in the first game, then hit...
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Podcast: ‘Inside Track’ talks turnaround year, big events with Darin Duffy

The Inside Track Podcast returns this week with co-hosts Jeremiah Davis and Danny Lehmkuhl breaking down all things motorsports in Eastern Iowa — on dirt and asphalt. Inside Track welcomes on...
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Wisconsin tight end/O-line prospect Jack Plumb commits to Iowa

Green Bay, Wis., prospect Jack Plumb spurned his home-state Badgers as he tweeted his commitment to Iowa on Monday. The 6-foot-8, 240-pund Plumb — who attends Bay Port High School — is...
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INEX Legends racing for $1,000 at Hawkeye Downs on C.O.P.S. night

CEDAR RAPIDS — There long has been a clear connection between sports and honoring military, law enforcement and firefighters — and auto racing has been right at the forefront of that...
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Hlas: Solon’s/C.R.’s Schebler engineers big season

ST. LOUIS — There’s nothing unusual about a baseball hitter who was born in Cedar Rapids facing a pitcher who was born in Iowa City. That it occurred during a major league game, though,...
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Iowa high school baseball rankings: Eastern Iowa conferences well represented

Area conferences are well represented in the latest Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association rankings. The Mississippi Valley, Wamac and Tri-Rivers conferences lead the way in the latest prep...
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Cedar Rapids Jefferson slugging at a record pace

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 26, 2017 - 12:04pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The alarms start buzzing throughout west-side teenage bedrooms about 5:15 a.m. “I don’t roll out of bed until about 5:40,” Kennedy Dighton admitted. Three...
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Iowa snags pair of 2019 4-star recruits

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 26, 2017 - 11:48am
One of the top tight ends in the 2019 recruiting class committed to Iowa on Saturday. Orion, Ill., tight end Logan Lee, 6-foot-5 and 225-pounds, announced his commitment on Twitter. Lee picked Iowa...
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Be the hare and win the race to good health

Editor’s note: Adam Rees is founder, owner and head coach of GRIT Gym, a gym based on results, creating a culture and lifestyle of performance, strength, health and freedom. The tortoise and...
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Big sporting events just around the corner

Longtime readers of this section will remember the late Gus Schrader and his “Red Peppers” columns. Schrader, who died 16 years ago next month days after penning his final column for...
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