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Photos: Dubuque Hempstead vs. Iowa City West, Iowa high school wrestling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 21, 2021 - 7:44pm
Iowa City West fell to Dubuque Hempstead 38-42 in Iowa City on Thursday, Jan. 21.
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Boys' basketball notes: Jacob King excels at lost art of free-throw shooting, leads NEIC in scoring

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
It’s just elementary math, really. Three points beats two points. Three points beats one point. That’s why so many kids camp out beyond the arc in today’s basketball. Shoot the...
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2021 Iowa high school football: 7 classes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 21, 2021 - 2:35pm
The Iowa Football Coaches Association wanted eight classes. It got seven. Thursday, the Iowa High School Athletic Association Board of Control approved and accepted what it called “the lone...
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Golfer Lonnie Nielsen dies at 67

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 21, 2021 - 10:50am
Lonnie Nielsen, who went from Belle Plaine to the University of Iowa to the PGA, died Wednesday in Orchard Park, N.Y. Nielsen was 67 and, according to his obituary, had battled dementia. Nielsen grew...
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Girls’ basketball notes: Marion has that look of a contender again

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 21, 2021 - 10:09am
So you really thought Marion would surrender its crown without resistance? After a two-week COVID-19 shutdown, two key injuries and a 2-4 start, the Indians are back in the Wamac Conference East...
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Indiana Coach Archie Miller could be Luka Garza’s press agent

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 21, 2021 - 9:33am
Indiana men’s basketball coach Archie Miller was asked Wednesday about Iowa center Luka Garza, since Miller’s Hoosiers play at Iowa on Thursday night (8 p.m., FS1). Miller was like the...
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Podcast: Iowa vs. Nebraska takeaways and more Iowa wrestling talk

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2021 - 7:44pm
Iowa opened its 2020 wrestling season with a dominating dual against Nebraska. What were the top takeaways from the Hawkeyes? The Gazette’s K.J. Pilcher, The Predicament’s Wyatt Schultz...
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Here are the 2021 Iowa football recruits enrolling early

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2021 - 7:41pm
The Iowa football team will welcome six of its 2021 recruits to campus on Jan. 25. As spring football approaches, here’s a look at who is getting a head start at making an impact on the...
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Boys’ swimming notes: MVC replaces Super Meet with 3 smaller meets set for Saturday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2021 - 7:27pm
The boys’ swimming season in Iowa usually is a three-month sprint. A normal season begins in late November and culminates with the state meet the second week of February. Nothing about the...
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Iowa high school wrestling notes: MVC cancels Super Meet, but is the outlier so far

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2021 - 7:20pm
The Mississippi Valley Conference will not have its Super Meet for the first time since it expanded to 14 teams for the 1992-83 wrestling season. The conference announced that decision Friday. Other...
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UNI football opens preseason camp in prep for spring FCS season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2021 - 5:48pm
Cole Bair, correspondent CEDAR FALLS — When Northern Iowa football’s preseason camp begins Thursday, it will look different than it has in previous seasons. For starters, it’s...
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UI parking meter monitors doing what Iowa men's basketball foes can't lately: Defeating them

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2021 - 3:23pm
Perhaps the biggest adversary to the Iowa men’s basketball team comes from within. No, it’s not among the No. 4 Hawkeyes themselves. They seem unified and in harmony as they get ready to...
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UNI volleyball preview: Panthers picked to win MVC despite roster turnover

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2021 - 3:19pm
CEDAR FALLS — Despite losing six players from the team that won the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship, Northern Iowa was selected by the league’s volleyball...
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Tim Vipond keeping son’s memory alive and raising awareness

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2021 - 1:42pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Mental health has become a main focus in today’s world. According to save.org, suicide takes the lives of more than 48,300 Americans per year. Jeff Vipond’s...
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Lisa Bluder: Iowa postponing game at Maryland ‘was my decision, 100 percent’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2021 - 12:50pm
IOWA CITY — This wasn’t a Big Ten decision. It wasn’t a University of Iowa decision. “This was my decision, 100 percent,” Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa...
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F.W. Kent Park renewal makes swimming safer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2021 - 12:47pm
A hot and sunny June day was my baptism at F.W. Kent Park. Baptism suggests renewal. As we welcome the renewal of the calendar, and by extension individual attempts to make good on our resolutions, I...
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Indiana vs. Iowa men’s basketball glance: Time, TV, live stream team data

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2021 - 12:18pm
What: Indiana (8-6, 3-4 Big Ten) at No. 4 Iowa (12-2, 6-1) in men’s basketball When/where: Thursday, 8:01 p.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena TV: FS1 (Adam Amin, Nick Bahe) Livestream: Fox Sports...
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Girls basketball area Super Ten

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 20, 2021 - 9:16am
This week’s area girls basketball Super Ten, including games played Tuesday, Jan. 19: 1. CEDAR RAPIDS WASHINGTON * Record: 9-1. MVC: 5-1. * Offensive average: 64.8. Defensive average: 51.6. *...
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Iowa women’s basketball game at Maryland postponed because of inauguration

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 19, 2021 - 9:36pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The women’s basketball game between No. 7 Maryland and Iowa, scheduled for Thursday night, has been postponed because the Hawkeyes don’t want to travel...
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Audrey Koch’s big 3rd quarter helps send Iowa City West past Prairie

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 19, 2021 - 8:42pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — There’s a fine line between playing fast and playing reckless. For the most part, Iowa City West was on the right side of the boundary. The reward was a third straight...
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