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Solon girls, Marion boys rule at Gruber Relays

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2018 - 8:46pm
SOLON — When Erin Kerkhoff races, she wears a necklace bearing eight small clips — one for each of the events in which she competed at the state track meet. “I have to wear...
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Jordan Kaplan has become constant in Coe baseball lineup

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2018 - 8:24pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Jordan Kaplan has served as a column in Coe’s baseball lineup. He has been a stable fixture in the field and at the plate for the Kohawks, who find themselves at the top...
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Iowa baseball pitching staff flirts with no-hitter in 2-0 win over Northern Illinois

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2018 - 7:20pm
IOWA CITY — The answer to the trivia question remains “1965.” The Iowa baseball team was on the verge Tuesday night of getting its first no-hitter in 53 years but had to settle for...
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In year 2, Brian Ferentz's offense will stick to the Iowa script

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2018 - 5:44pm
IOWA CITY — At one point, Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz referenced “Star Wars” and what it’s like when all of the plays you call work and when they...
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“Secondary” doesn’t describe Phil Parker’s impact on Iowa football

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2018 - 3:51pm
IOWA CITY — Next week, we’ll get yet another reminder that Iowa Hawkeyes football plays serious defense. Cornerback Josh Jackson is likely to be a first-round NFL draft choice. He was...
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Iowa City’s Quinn Stamp now a runner

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2018 - 11:48am
Quinn Stamp wasn’t much of a runner during a stellar athletic career at Lisbon High School. Then again, maybe he was. “The first seed was planted by my high school wrestling coach,...
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Iowa City unveils RAGBRAI theme as ‘Book it to Iowa City’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2018 - 10:08am
IOWA CITY — Riders on the final night of this year’s RAGBRAI will experience a party similar to last year’s downtown block party — despite Pedestrian Mall...
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Scout before first turkey hunt of season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2018 - 10:00am
The key to turkey hunting success, according to Department of Natural Resources forest wildlife research biologist Jim Coffey, is positioning oneself “between where the turkeys are and where...
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C.R. swimmers Mason Turner, Parker Macho shine at Western Championships

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2018 - 9:59am
SANTA CLARE, Calif. — Mason Turner and Parker Macho of the Eastern Iowa Swimming Federation (EISF) swim club in Cedar Rapids won gold at the 2018 Speedo Short Course Far Western...
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Proper treatment can fix painful knee

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2018 - 9:58am
Editor’s note: Cody Scharf is owner of Thrive Spine and Sport, a chiropractic and soft tissue clinic in Cedar Rapids focusing on sport and overuse injuries. Scharf is a graduate of Palmer...
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Clubs help prep high school soccer players

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2018 - 9:57am
IOWA CITY — A player rolls up for the first day of soccer tryouts. They haven’t played soccer in months, much less worked out. Despite hopes of improving their fitness and fulfilling...
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Drake Relays form chart

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2018 - 7:46am
DES MOINES — The high school portion of the Drake Relays is April 26-28 at Drake Stadium. Here is a form chart, through events recorded at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Deadline for qualification is...
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3A No. 7 Cedar Rapids Washington boys' soccer edges fourth-ranked Iowa City High, 2-1

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 16, 2018 - 8:23pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The wins keep coming, but the best may still be to come. The Class 3A seventh-ranked Cedar Rapids Washington boys’ soccer team overcame the loss of two pivotal starters...
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Boston Marathon 2018: Desiree Linden becomes first American women’s winner since 1985

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 16, 2018 - 4:54pm
Brutal conditions? A nasty headwind? A chilly rain? None of those things stopped Desiree Linden, who became the first American woman to win the Boston since 1985, streaking away from the...
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Brady Ellingson transferring to Drake

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 16, 2018 - 3:25pm
Brady Ellingson, a senior-to-be guard who announced last month he was leaving the Iowa men’s basketball program, is transferring to Drake University. Ellingson will be a fifth-year senior and...
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The Cedar Rapids Kernels will play baseball again ... some day

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 16, 2018 - 3:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Kernels will play another baseball game this season. Honest. You just don’t know when it will come. It was a scheduled day off Monday for the entire...
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Landon Cassill finishes 20th at Bristol Monday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 16, 2018 - 2:04pm
Landon Cassill, the Cedar Rapids native who hopped back into Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing last month, was 20th in the Food City 500 at Bristol, Tenn. The race was suspended Sunday because...
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Spring fever is hit-and-miss in college football

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 16, 2018 - 9:35am
College spring football games are curious things, revered in some places and shunned in others. Nebraska’s spring game is Saturday in Lincoln. Tickets went on sale Feb. 6. At the price of $10...
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Love of golf leads Larry Gladson to Hall of Fame

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 15, 2018 - 6:08pm
You can’t get through a conversation with Larry Gladson without talking about Zach Johnson. That’s just the way it is. Gladson will forever be linked to the PGA star from Cedar...
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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders win finale, edged out for USHL playoff spot

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 14, 2018 - 9:27pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Man, you would have loved to see how they’d have done in the postseason. No question they’ve been playing their best hockey down the stretch. But the Cedar Rapids...
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