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Kernels blanked by Burlington, 8-0, though Tom Hackimer continues pitching surge

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 24, 2017 - 9:17pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — On a night with incredibly few positives, Tom Hackimer was one. Again. The Cedar Rapids Kernels relief pitcher was but a footnote in a dreadful 8-0 loss to Burlington at...
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Teddy Greenstein: Will Fred Hoiberg’s palming gripe get NBA officials’ attention?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 24, 2017 - 8:14pm
The Zen Master was also the master of zebra manipulation. Phil Jackson publicly griped about NBA officiating for decades, once saying, “This was Munich in ‘72 revisited,” and...
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Liberty announces cross country, golf coaching hires

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 24, 2017 - 7:18pm
NORTH LIBERTY — Iowa City Liberty principal Scott Kibby announced four more varsity coaching hires Monday. Tonya McDonough, who won state championships with Bennett-Durant and Marion, will be...
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Wolverines are in Rome. Hawkeyes should go to ...?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 24, 2017 - 1:54pm
This is Monday Mania! A poll is at the bottom of this post for you to vote on the queston asked in this post’s headline. Where should Iowa’s football team visit to counter the Michigan...
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Xavier’s Katie Tallett reaching record pace

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 24, 2017 - 1:41pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Xavier senior Katie Tallett used to hate running. Now she can’t live without it. In only her second high school track season, she has become one of the fastest distance...
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Adults need to ‘simmer down’ at youth events

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 24, 2017 - 12:58pm
Editor’s note: Nancy Justis is a former competitive swimmer and college sports information director. She is a partner with Justis Creative Communications. My 9-year-old grandson just finished...
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Jane Meyer trial: Iowa AD Gary Barta defends firing of Tracey Griesbaum

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 24, 2017 - 12:39pm
DES MOINES — University of Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta continued his testimony Monday in the trial for former UI senior associate athletic director Jane Meyer’s lawsuit against...
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Wisconsin running back picks the Hawkeyes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 24, 2017 - 12:18pm
Sunday, Green Bay, Wis., running back Henry Geil became the fourth commitment for Iowa’s 2018 recruiting class. Geil, 6-0, 204 pounds, is rated a 3-star prospect by Rivals. Geil announced his...
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CRandIC golf tour looks for bigger things in 2017

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 24, 2017 - 11:55am
IOWA CITY — Year 1 was about getting off the ground. Now, the focus shifts to growing the game. Buoyed by a successful debut, the CRandIC amateur golf tour is set to launch its second season...
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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders announce hiring of Doug Miller as club Co-President

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 24, 2017 - 11:09am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders announced Monday that Doug Miller has been named Co-President of the United States Hockey League club. Miller comes to Cedar Rapids after previous...
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Meet The Kernels — Eduardo Del Rosario

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 24, 2017 - 10:58am
l Name: Eduardo Del Rosario l Number: 13 l Position: Pitcher l Throws: Right l Height/Weight: 6-foot, 145 pounds l Age: 21 l Hometown: Yamasa, Dominican Republic l Noteworthy: Made 16 starts...
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Drake Relays form chart

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 24, 2017 - 8:35am
DES MOINES — All the information you need for the high school portion of this weekend’s Drake Relays: BOYS SHOT PUT (24 qualifiers) * Time and day — 4:30 p.m., Thursday * Drake...
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Jason Pershing looking out for the little guys

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 24, 2017 - 7:40am
In the words of greats Cheech and Chong, Jason Pershing has a “basketball jones.” I’m not sure if he sleeps with a basketball under his pillow at night — like...
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Justin Kay takes second IMCA Deery Bros win in 3 days

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 23, 2017 - 9:12pm
DUBUQUE — Justin Kay almost didn’t make the trip to Dubuque Speedway on Sunday night. Kay won the IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models main event on Friday night at Farley...
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Drake Relays first-year director Blake Boldon is living his dream

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 23, 2017 - 9:00pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Blake Boldon still looks like he could hit the sub-four minute mile he once was able to run. He’s 37 now, long removed from his professional career as a runner....
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El Gaucho nickname is gone, but Mitchell Kranson of C.R. Kernels continues to hit

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 23, 2017 - 6:58pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — He wants to move beyond it. No one in the Cedar Rapids Kernels clubhouse really calls him by it. “That was more a college nickname,” Mitchell Kranson said. But...
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Iowa baseball ‘at a crossroads’ after dropping series to Rutgers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 23, 2017 - 4:22pm
IOWA CITY — Giving up eight runs over the first three innings of a 13-5 loss to Rutgers on Sunday afternoon did not make Iowa baseball coach Rick Heller very happy. After falling in both the...
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Richie Gustin grabs first IMCA Deery Bros win

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 23, 2017 - 9:00am
INDEPENDENCE — The Gustin family has won a lot of races across the country. Late Models and Modifieds alike, the Gustins have won across the country and at every level of competition. So a...
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Dixie Wooten, Iowa Barnstormers edge Cedar Rapids Titans, 31-25

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 22, 2017 - 9:36pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Dixie Wooten is making the most of his latest indoor football opportunity. Under Wooten — a former quarterback, Cedar Rapids Titans offensive coordinator and two-time...
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Meet The Kernels — Lewin Diaz

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 22, 2017 - 8:14pm
l Name: Lewin Diaz l Number: 48 l Position: First Base l Bats/Throws: Left/Left l Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 254 pounds l Age: 20 l Hometown: Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic l...
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