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Williamsburg Coach Grant Eckenrod earns 500th career victory with State Duals upset

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 14, 2018 - 3:25pm
DES MOINES — New Hampton/Turkey Valley will wrestle to defend its title at the Class 2A State Duals wrestling tournament Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena. The Chickasaws returned to the finals...
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Denver upends defending champion Lisbon in 1A State Duals semifinals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 14, 2018 - 3:05pm
DES MOINES — Top-seeded Don Bosco rolled to the finals of the Class 1A State Dual wrestling tournament Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena. The Dons improved to 26-1, beating West Sioux, 65-8, and...
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Third meeting with West Branch puts Regina’s Jeff Wallace on edge

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 14, 2018 - 1:58pm
Neither of the two regular-season girls’ basketball meetings between Iowa City Regina and West Branch were blowouts. Neither of them went down to the wire. But they were close enough to make...
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From Staten Island to Iowa: Western Dubuque Coach Dennis Geraghty notches 500th-career win

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 14, 2018 - 1:37pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Dennis Geraghty was as New York as New York gets. He grew up in Staten Island, got a scholarship to play basketball at Long Island University in Brooklyn. But then he found his...
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Iowa men's basketball at Michigan: Live updates, how to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
The Iowa Hawkeyes (12-15, 3-11) are 1-6 in Big Ten road games this season and all six losses have been by double digits. Next up is a trip to Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich., to face the...
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Xavier girls’ basketball seniors eye big finish

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 14, 2018 - 10:42am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Senior night is often a bittersweet experience. For most of the girls on the Xavier basketball team, this is their last season of competitive basketball. After years of looking...
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Student of the sport: Kennedy's Ben Sarasin excels on the mat and in the classroom

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 14, 2018 - 9:53am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Practice is a time for wrestlers to ask questions and learn from their coaches. For Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Ben Sarasin, whose mind is as sharp as his patented double-leg,...
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Iowa high school wrestling State Duals: Live updates, how to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 14, 2018 - 6:22am
State wrestling week at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines begins Wednesday with the State Duals tournament. Check this page throughout the day for updated scores and coverage. Class 1A Quarterfinals...
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Iowa State doesn’t fold, but No. 13 Kansas too much

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 13, 2018 - 10:35pm
AMES — Iowa State trailed No. 13 Kansas 78-66 with 3:08 left in Tuesday’s game. It looked like the Cyclones were going to pack it in and fold. “We’ve been down 12 to 14...
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UNI holds off Evansville in 47-41 slugfest

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 13, 2018 - 10:27pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa men’s basketball continues to show more inside the friendly confines of McLeod Center than it has all season on the road, defeating Evansville 47-41 Tuesday...
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Liberty concludes 1st basketball regular season with disappointing 38-36 loss to DeWitt Central

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 13, 2018 - 9:06pm
NORTH LIBERTY — It was Senior Night for the Iowa City Liberty boys’ basketball team Tuesday night, and the festivities associated with it lasted approximately 30 seconds. Moses Bolar...
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No. 6 Cascade handles ‘funky, unique’ East Buchanan, 67-45

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 13, 2018 - 8:04pm
CASCADE — Abbie Ruggeberg likes to shoot from outside. When that didn’t fall Tuesday night, she resorted to Plan B. B, as in boards. “I was able to get some offensive rebounds...
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Iowa isn’t adding any sports

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 13, 2018 - 4:44pm
You’re going to see Olympic hockey very soon if not already. This might cause you to wonder why the University of Iowa doesn’t have hockey. Maybe a bigger question is why Iowa...
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Iowa high school 2018 state wrestling tournament: Class breakdowns and predictions

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 13, 2018 - 3:24pm
Class-by-class breakdowns and predictions for this week's state wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Class 3A Top qualifiers: 13 — Fort Dodge, 10 — Johnston, 9...
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Iowa State eyeing $65 million to $80 million in Jack Trice upgrades

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 13, 2018 - 3:17pm
Just two years after debuting major upgrades to the south end of its Jack Trice Stadium, Iowa State wants to update the flip side by expanding, demolishing and renovating facilities at the...
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Iowa football maintains attendance; Iowa State climbs in 2017

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 13, 2018 - 2:52pm
Iowa and Iowa State were top 30 college football teams ... in attendance. The Hawkeyes and Cyclones finished 8-5 last season. In the three seasons before 2017, which included a Liberty Bowl victory...
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High school RoughRiders growing into a contender

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 13, 2018 - 1:33pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Two years ago, the high school RoughRiders had zero wins. This season, they have 16 wins and have qualified for the Midwest High School Hockey League playoffs for the third time...
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Iowa women's basketball: The remaining schedule and the pursuit of a double-bye

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 13, 2018 - 1:06pm
IOWA CITY — A couple weeks ago, it seemed impossible. The Iowa Hawkeyes were mired in a three-game losing streak. They were stuck in the bottom division of the Big Ten. Their NCAA tournament...
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Lisbon expects to contend for state wrestling title

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 13, 2018 - 12:41pm
LISBON — Lisbon doesn’t shy away from title talk. The Lions embrace the reestablished tradition and discuss the championship aspirations from day one, according to Hall of Fame Coach...
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Iowa basketball’s Dept. of Defense understaffed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - February 13, 2018 - 11:01am
It’s dog-bites-man news by now. The defense played — or not played — by the Iowa men’s basketball team this season hasn’t been good. In conference games played by the...
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