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Anamosa seeks first state-tournament appearance

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 16, 2018 - 9:27am
True, Anamosa is a significant underdog to Crestwood in Saturday’s Class 3A girls’ basketball regional final. But Taylor Zumbach was able to voice a legitimate reason for hope that her...
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Iowa high school state wrestling tournament Friday: Live updates, how to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 16, 2018 - 12:24am
Another full day of wrestling is in store at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines as the Iowa high school state tournament continues with quarterfinals, semifinals and a host of consolations. Check this...
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Iowa City West stops Cedar Rapids Xavier in battle of defending state champions

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 15, 2018 - 9:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A pair of 2017 state champions served notice Thursday night that they are ready to defend their crowns. Iowa City West and Cedar Rapids Xavier, last year’s 4A and 3A...
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No. 2 Cascade, No. 10 Iowa City Regina cruise to set up Class 2A district final matchup

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 15, 2018 - 9:06pm
CASCADE — You never want to lose. But all things considered, losing for the first time this season in their regular-season finale last week wasn’t necessarily a bad thing for the Cascade...
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1A state wrestling: Lisbon’s Bryce Werderman chops down foe in overtime battle

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 15, 2018 - 8:22pm
DES MOINES — Six minutes was not enough. Seven minutes? Almost. Eight minutes did the trick. Lisbon’s third-ranked Bryce Werderman scored an escape in the second overtime tiebreaker...
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This West Delaware wrestler never misses a practice, despite being unable to wrestle

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 15, 2018 - 6:21pm
DES MOINES — West Delaware senior Dylan Linderwell had to change his mentality after his freshman season of wrestling. He was transitioning from a competitor to a student coach. He had just...
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3A state wrestling: West’s Nelson Brands, Francis Duggan off to dominant start

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 15, 2018 - 4:31pm
DES MOINES — Iowa City West wrestler Nelson Brands gave his coach Mark Reiland his headphones before his 160-pound first-round match Thursday in the first round of the Class 3A state wrestling...
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2A state wrestling: Beckman’s Luke Hageman wins thriller in state debut

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 15, 2018 - 2:24pm
DES MOINES — Luke Hageman positioned himself in his seat, agonizing as he watched wrestlers’ hands get raised in victory a year ago. He was a spectator instead of a competitor at the...
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Former Kennedy prep Zach Daniels brings the heat for Iowa baseball despite slight frame

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 15, 2018 - 2:07pm
IOWA CITY — Zach Daniels has a gift. That’s the only way you can explain it. The Iowa junior pitcher throws fastballs with velocities in the low-90s. When he’s really pumped up, he...
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Iowa men's basketball living in Big Ten's Pit of Misery

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 15, 2018 - 12:57pm
Imagine the following: With 10 days left until the Big Ten men’s basketball regular season ends, Illinois is 12-2 and alone atop the standings. Iowa and Minnesota are 12-3, and Wisconsin is...
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Kinnick Stadium snow removal crew creates #SnowWave

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 15, 2018 - 12:23pm
A crew tasked with removing snow inside Kinnick Stadium today has had some fun with the task. A gigantic hand with hashtag #FTK (For the Kids) inside the palm has been shoveled in the snow...
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Mount Vernon girls’ basketball seniors formed special bond

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 15, 2018 - 11:09am
MOUNT VERNON — For most teams moving toward the end of a sports season, seniors reminisce about the last four years playing with their fellow classmates. But for the Mount Vernon girls’...
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Linn-Mar pom team makes Iowa history

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 15, 2018 - 9:06am
Linn-Mar senior Kennedy Hannan summed it up best. “I’d say that’s one heck of a way for us seniors to go out,” she wrote after the Linn-Mar varsity pom team placed second...
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Iowa high school state wrestling tournament Thursday: Live updates, how to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 15, 2018 - 6:20am
The traditional state wrestling tournament gets started Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Check this page throughout the day for updates. Schedule 9 a.m. — Class 2A first round,...
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Michigan hands Iowa a familiar road thumping, 74-59

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 14, 2018 - 8:13pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — John Beilein offered hope to Iowa fans. His Michigan men’s basketball team offered yet another thrashing for the Hawkeyes to endure. “They are so...
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Last surge belongs to Taylor Zumbach and Anamosa in regional win over Mount Vernon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 14, 2018 - 8:10pm
ANAMOSA — What exactly happened there, at the end of the game? “I don’t know,” Taylor Zumbach said. “The momentum of the game took over.” And so did...
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West Delaware continues season-long improvement with 3rd-place State Duals finish

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 14, 2018 - 8:04pm
DES MOINES — West Delaware is a young, inexperienced team. The Hawks have five freshmen and three sophomores in their lineup. This year was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Coach Jeff...
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Iowa City High quickly turns attention to individual tournament after 8th-place State Duals finish

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 14, 2018 - 6:06pm
DES MOINES — Iowa City High went into the Wednesday’s State Duals tournament at Wells Fargo Arena as the No. 6 seed. The Little Hawks finished in eighth place. In its first dual, City...
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Pupil to peer: Cory Connell and mentor Brad Smith lead teams to State Duals in same year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 14, 2018 - 4:47pm
DES MOINES — The next time Brad Smith and Cory Connell hit the golf course for their annual round they will have something else to discuss. In between Smith’s straight and safe tee shots...
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Waves of geese headed to Eastern Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 14, 2018 - 3:31pm
Editor’s note: Brandon Caswell has undergraduate degrees in biology, anthropology and geology. He enjoys bird-watching and nature photography. He helps instruct introductory and advanced...
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