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Johnson: My 10 favorite memories in 20 years covering the Cedar Rapids Kernels

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 14, 2018 - 7:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — OK, there have been way more than 10 memorable moments after all these years, but some of the stories aren’t suitable for print. Anyway, here’s my list, in no...
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Minor league baseball: Where former Eastern Iowa preps, Iowa Hawkeyes are to start 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 14, 2018 - 6:06pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Former Hawkeyes everywhere. There are 10 of them with major league organizations as the 2018 season begins. That includes two here in the Midwest League in first baseman Jake...
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Desi Druschel shapes, inspires Iowa pitching staff

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 14, 2018 - 5:22pm
LINCOLN, Neb. — The days when Iowa’s weekend starting pitching trio of Nick Allgeyer, Brady Schanuel and Cole McDonald take to the mound for their scheduled starts are their easiest...
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Iowa baseball notes: Mitchell Boe’s bat key against Nebraska

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 14, 2018 - 5:07pm
LINCOLN, Neb. — Iowa junior second baseman Mitchell Boe entered game one of Friday’s doubleheader with nine runs driven in during 82 at bats this season. He reached double digits with...
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O’Rien Vance could be Iowa State’s next starting middle linebacker

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 14, 2018 - 3:23pm
AMES — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell went to watch two of his recruits play against each other. On one side it was Waterloo West and quarterback Devon Moore. On the other side, it was Cedar...
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The best players in 20 years covering the Cedar Rapids Kernels

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 14, 2018 - 12:09pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — I’ve watched Cedar Rapids’ professional baseball team for over four decades. I remember going to games at the old Veterans Memorial Stadium with my dad, mom and...
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Todd Lickliter hired by Evansville as assistant coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 14, 2018 - 11:51am
Former Iowa men’s basketball coach Todd Lickliter is back in NCAA Division I coaching. Evansville finalized its new coaching staff Friday by naming Lickliter and Matthew Graves as assistants...
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Sunday’s Iowa-Nebraska baseball game canceled

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 14, 2018 - 11:32am
For the second time this spring, Iowa baseball has had a Big Ten series finale canceled. Sunday’s game at Nebraska was called off Saturday due to weather. Forecasts for Lincoln, Neb., expect a...
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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders double up Des Moines, 6-3, as USHL playoff chase goes down to final game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 13, 2018 - 9:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s as cut and dried as it can get now. In order for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders to make the United States Hockey League playoffs, they’ve got to win their...
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Iowa baseball splits doubleheader with Nebraska

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 13, 2018 - 9:13pm
LINCOLN, Neb. — Starting pitching dominated both games of Friday’s Big Ten baseball doubleheader between Iowa and Nebraska. Iowa starter Nick Allgeyer ruled in game one, while Nebraska...
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5 Iowa State football storylines to watch as spring practice ends

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 13, 2018 - 7:56pm
AMES — Iowa State canceled its spring game, but here are five storylines to keep in mind as spring football practice comes to a close. 1. No offensive coordinator When Tom Manning left for the...
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1A No. 5 Solon boys' soccer upends second-ranked Dyersville Beckman, 1-0

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 13, 2018 - 7:35pm
DYERSVILLE — Jeremy McMurrin was anxious to see the response of his team. A 6-0 start to the season quickly gave way to a back-to-back losses, the second of which a Monday three-score shutout...
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Iowa high school tack and field state-qualifier assignments

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 13, 2018 - 12:19pm
The Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union have released state-qualifier assignments for track and field. Girls’ regionals and boys’...
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Watch: Former Iowa star Joel Booker steals home for 10th-inning walk-off win

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 13, 2018 - 9:35am
Joel Booker stole 32 bases in 115 games as a Hawkeye, and he’s only taken his swiping up a notch in the minor leagues. That was probably never more evident than Thursday night. In the bottom...
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Cedar Rapids to host NJCAA Division II volleyball tournament in 2021, 2022

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 13, 2018 - 9:11am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The NJCAA Division II volleyball tournament will be held at the U.S. Cellular Center in 2021 and 2022, GO Cedar Rapids announced Friday. Kirkwood will serve as the host school...
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Royce Lewis homers, Cedar Rapids Kernels move to 6-0 with 4-game sweep of Peoria

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 13, 2018 - 12:08am
PEORIA, Ill. — The Cedar Rapids Kernels moved to 6-0 in the 2018 Midwest League season with a 9-5 win Thursday night over the Peoria Chiefs at Dozer Park. The Kernels swept the four-game...
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Iowans Amber Fiser, Kendyl Lindaman return with Minnesota to sting Iowa softball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
IOWA CITY — Amber Fiser hopes to slip away for a few hours this weekend. Home is about 45 minutes away. “I need to go see my dog,” she said, referring to her family’s black...
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Teaching leadership is critical part of Matt Campbell’s Iowa State football program

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2018 - 5:39pm
AMES — Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell’s favorite thing about being a head coach is developing leaders. Campbell’s theory is that if he has a player-led program, the...
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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders still have a shot at USHL playoffs with 2 regular-season games to go

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2018 - 4:08pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Marek Valach just shrugged. It didn’t seem like a stupid question, though perhaps it was. Why, Valach was asked Thursday afternoon, did he decide to play last weekend with...
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