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Cedar Falls keeps rolling with 70-50 win over Cedar Rapids Kennedy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 19, 2018 - 9:54pm
CEDAR RAPIDS – You always wonder how your team is going to respond after beating No. 1. Cedar Falls boys’ basketball coach Ryan Schultz did. The answer turned out to be really, really...
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Iowa City West edges Prairie, and the schedule just gets harder

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 19, 2018 - 8:52pm
IOWA CITY — The gauntlet has arrived, and Iowa City West has elected to embrace it. “It’s going to be fun,” Emma Koch said. “They’re all going to be super...
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Points in Transition: Iowa vs. Purdue preview

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 19, 2018 - 5:51pm
There’s nothing like following up a 16-point loss on the road at Rutgers with the No. 3 team in the nation coming to town. Iowa has such a mountain to climb in Saturday’s Chris Street...
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Iowa State men’s basketball searching for go-to scorer, leader after disappointing performance at TCU

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 19, 2018 - 5:28pm
AMES – The Iowa State men’s basketball team lost to No. 25 TCU 96-73 Wednesday. The players called their performance “soft” and “lazy.” On Saturday, Iowa...
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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders boast 9 of the 74 nominees for college hockey’s top honor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 19, 2018 - 5:19pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Who’s he voting for? “Ha, I don’t know. I’ll have to think about that one,” laughed Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Coach/General Manager Mark...
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Bridget Carleton’s instructed off day helps her get back on track

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 19, 2018 - 4:41pm
AMES – Iowa State women’s basketball player Bridget Carleton is a workaholic. Coach Bill Fennelly often praises the junior’s work ethic because she can be seen all hours of the...
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IHSAA releases Class 1A, 2A boys’ basketball postseason pods

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 19, 2018 - 4:04pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa High School Athletic Association released postseason district pods for the smallest two classes in boys’ basketball Friday. If The Gazette’s rankings are...
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Player and coach go into hall of fame together on IHSBCA’s 50th anniversary

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 19, 2018 - 3:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — You just don’t anticipate it happening. You can’t, if you’re a realistic person. The odds of making it to professional baseball are so small. To get to the big...
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Megan Gustafson: ‘I’ll be back’ for senior season at Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 19, 2018 - 2:49pm
IOWA CITY — It’s no longer unheard of for a women’s college basketball player to leave school early to pursue a professional career. But it’s still extremely rare. The way...
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Eastern Iowans Debra Carneol, Sarah Lacina are taking on World Marathon Challenge

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 19, 2018 - 12:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — You’ve never run a marathon? How would you like to run seven marathons? In seven days? On seven continents? Who would ask such a crazy thing? Who would answer yes and...
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Snowy Owls like Iowa winters

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 19, 2018 - 11:43am
Editor’s note: Brandon Caswell has been fascinated in natural history since he was 5 years old. He has undergraduate degrees in biology, anthropology and geology. He enjoys bird-watching and...
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Catching up with former area prep athletes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 19, 2018 - 10:30am
Iowa colleges — Lexi Dettbarn of Monona (MFL MarMac) and Anne Liberko of Mount Vernon are members of the Cornell women’s lacrosse team, which kicks off his season next month ... Alex...
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Mikaela Morgan growing comfortable in expanded role for UNI women’s basketball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 19, 2018 - 10:20am
CEDAR FALLS — Becoming an upperclassman in college athletics comes with added responsibility. Northern Iowa guard Mikaela Morgan, in her junior season, was mentioned by head coach Tanya Warren...
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Chris Street remains impactful, legacy present 25 years later

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 19, 2018 - 8:20am
IOWA CITY — The story of Chris Street’s death is not unique. As tragic as it was, the then-20-year-old being killed when a snow plow struck his car on Jan. 19, 1993, wasn’t...
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Seventh-ranked Iowa City High closes in on MVC Valley dual title

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 18, 2018 - 9:46pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Like many teams this time of year, Iowa City High has its share of adversity. The Little Hawks have dealt with illness and injuries while facing a challenging schedule. They...
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2 late goals by Gordy Gurson give Cedar Rapids Rampage much-needed win over Milwaukee

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 18, 2018 - 9:31pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Well, things are suddenly interesting again for the Cedar Rapids Rampage. Mired in a four-game losing streak and facing the division leader for the third time in four games,...
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Boys’ basketball notebook: Shooting free throws and playing defense is Turkey Valley’s winning formula

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 18, 2018 - 4:22pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — In a day and age when kids seem to do nothing but camp out at the 3-point arc, the Turkey Valley boys’ basketball is a throwback, of sorts. It’s not that the Trojans...
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Hlas: World-class pool on a winter Cedar Rapids night

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 18, 2018 - 1:44pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Two of the best pool players in the world played each other here Wednesday night and almost no one knew it. In the back of 2nd Avenue Corner Pocket, Ronato “Ronnie”...
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Jeremy Morgan starting to contribute for Memphis Hustle after early-season injury

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 18, 2018 - 12:54pm
FRISCO, Texas — Jeremy Morgan’s short tenure in the NBA G-League has included some adversity, but the Iowa City native has found a home with the Memphis Hustle. “I love coaching...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier grad Drew Scott hopes to make most of his shot at the NFL

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 18, 2018 - 12:33pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — He was like thousands of kids in America, Drew Scott dreamed of throwing touchdown passes on Sundays. Or maybe it was running for 200 yards and a pair of TDs. One or the...
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