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Iowa releases 2017-18 men's basketball schedule: A breakdown

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 16, 2017 - 4:54pm
IOWA CITY — Wednesday was schedule-release day for basketball across the Big Ten, with conference slates being announced and the 2017-18 season taking shape. Iowa released its full men’s...
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Lots of road trips early in Big Ten season for Iowa women

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 16, 2017 - 3:28pm
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes will play five of their first seven Big Ten women’s basketball games on the road, then close the league season with six of nine games at Carver-Hawkeye...
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A walk in Montana to remember Iowa’s past

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 16, 2017 - 3:26pm
Editor’s note: John Lawrence Hanson, Ed.D., of Marion teaches U.S. history with an emphasis on environmental issues at Linn-Mar High School and sits on the Linn County Conservation Board. This...
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Catching up with former area prep athletes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 16, 2017 - 2:41pm
Iowa colleges — Tyler Crawford of Sigourney and Hunter Fillon of Toledo (North Tama) are freshmen and Blake Keller of Toledo (North Tama) is a sophomore on the NIACC men’s cross country...
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Iowa high school preseason football rankings: There's a twist in Class 2A

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 16, 2017 - 11:00am
Six ballots. Six different No. 1s. There’s not a consensus on the state’s top Class 2A football team in the preseason poll released today by The Gazette and KGYM Radio. Not even...
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Harpers Ferry captures second national Granny Basketball crown

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 16, 2017 - 10:22am
For the second year in a row The Harpers Ferry Fireflies won the National Granny Basketball Tournament. The tournament was held in Norman, Okla., in July. Granny Basketball started in 2005 “to...
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Week Zero area football capsules

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 16, 2017 - 9:13am
Area football capsules for Week Zero: HLV at WACO * Time and site — 7 p.m. Thursday, at Wayland * Records and rankings — HLV was 7-4 last season; WACO was 3-6. * Overview — WACO...
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Four area cross country squads earn preseason No. 1 IATC rankings

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 16, 2017 - 7:48am
Four area teams are ranked No. 1 in the preseason cross country rankings, released Tuesday by the Iowa Association of Track Coaches. The boys’ teams from Mount Vernon-Lisbon (Class 3A) and...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels top Burlington, pitcher Clark Beeker promoted

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 15, 2017 - 10:30pm
BURLINGTON — Caleb Hamilton homered and drove in three runs Tuesday night as the Cedar Rapids Kernels bested the Burlington Bees, 5-2, in Midwest League baseball at Community Field. Hamilton...
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Iowa State's Jess Schaben getting back to old form after torn labrum

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 15, 2017 - 5:51pm
AMES — Two years of trying to manage the pain left Jess Schaben frustrated and off the court. As the number of Iowa State volleyball practices grew, Schaben often found herself on the sideline...
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Iowa football look ahead: Into the Cyclones

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 15, 2017 - 5:46pm
Second in a 12-part series on the opponents the Iowa Hawkeyes will face during the 2017 season. Iowa State coach Matt Campbell is young, but he’s grounded. This is year two for him at Iowa...
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A closer look: Iowa linebackers 2017

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 15, 2017 - 5:42pm
IOWA CITY — With all the answers left to find for the 2017 Iowa football team, it would be easy to overlook the linebackers as an area in need of improvement for the Hawkeyes. With Josey...
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Iowa Hawkeyes baseball team takes off for Taiwan, World University Games

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 15, 2017 - 5:18pm
IOWA CITY — He’s looking forward to a great experience. He was not looking forward to the travel necessary to have that great experience. “The plane ride’s definitely making...
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A new color and a new challenge await Paul James at Linn-Mar

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 15, 2017 - 5:13pm
MARION — Paul James sported a black shirt and a grin on the second day of football practice at Linn-Mar Stadium. “How does it look?” he asked. The smile appeared genuine. The...
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Hewerton Moreira not returning as player-coach of Cedar Rapids Rampage

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 15, 2017 - 3:13pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Well, that quickly turned in another direction. Ten days after expressing excitement over the coming Major Arena Soccer League season as player-coach of the Cedar Rapids...
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Speed and toughness highlight Cedar Rapids Kennedy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 15, 2017 - 2:14pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Kennedy has its own version of the Fast and the Furious. These Cougars can run and they also have a hard-nosed approach. You’ll get that when you tap into...
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Iowa football look ahead: Cowboys and a quarterback coming to Kinnick

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 15, 2017 - 10:41am
First in a 12-part series on the opponents the Iowa Hawkeyes will face during the 2017 season. Maybe one thing Wyoming coach Craig Bohl and his Cowboys showed last season was that they’re...
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Despite graduating a ton of talent, Cedar Rapids Prairie expects successful ways to continue

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 14, 2017 - 7:02pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Let’s look at the numbers. Head coach Mark Bliss’ sleight-of-hand, single-wing offense generated 3,503 rushing yards and 50 rushing touchdowns last season at Cedar...
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Watch: ‘Inside Track’ talks IMCA racing with Ryan Clark

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 14, 2017 - 6:31pm
Inside Track Live presented by Albert Auto Service welcomes IMCA Executive Secretary and longtime track announcer Ryan Clark this week to discuss last week’s IMCA Speedweek, his year of...
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Iowa hoops completes 4-game sweep in Europe

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 14, 2017 - 4:49pm
VICENZA, Italy — The Iowa men’s basketball team completed its four-game run in Europe with another dominant victory on Monday against the Vicenza All-Stars, snagging an 88-49 win. Once...
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