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Marion 8th-grader Myles Davis already making an impact as starting shortstop

MARION — Myles Davis isn’t a Marion High School student just yet. Even though he hasn’t even taken his first class, the eighth grader and soon-to-be freshman has already made...
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Iowa State football: Linebackers and defensive backs who could emerge in backup roles in 2020

AMES — Iowa State doesn’t have many starting positions to fill in the back half of its defense. The Cyclones lost linebacker Marcel Spears and safety Braxton Lewis to graduation. Every...
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Photos: Vinston-Shellsburg vs. Marion, Iowa high school baseball

Marion hosts Vinton-Shellsburg for a doubleheader Thursday night
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Racist taunts target Black Iowa high school baseball player

CHARLES CITY — Jeremiah Chapman is used to run-of-the-mill trash talk that comes with the territory of playing an away game. A four-sport athlete who just finished his junior year at Charles...
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A Cedar Rapids standard taking a year off

Welcome to July and the heat and humidity that come with this time of year. But something is missing. Actually, a few somethings are missing. Saturday is supposed to be one of the biggest sporting...
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Liberty’s Kara Maiers no-hits Linn-Mar, then the Lions salvage a split

MARION — After suffering a hitting famine at the hands of Kara Maiers, the Linn-Mar Lions followed with a feast. Maiers spun a 13-strikeout no-hitter to lift Iowa City Liberty to a 6-0 victory...
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Western Dubuque baseball season suspended by COVID-19 in middle of game against Cedar Rapids Washington

CEDAR RAPIDS — Western Dubuque’s baseball season came to a halt Wednesday night ... in the middle of a game it was playing. The Bobcats were leading Cedar Rapids Washington, 6-1, in the...
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Former Iowa DB Maurice Fleming adds to accusations made against Kirk Ferentz, Chris Doyle

CEDAR RAPIDS — Another former University of Iowa football player released an official statement on the Pre-Post Game, LLC, Facebook page Wednesday, disparaging the program and specifically...
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Photos: Iowa City Liberty vs. Linn-Mar, Iowa high school softball

Linn-Mar hosts Iowa City Liberty for a doubleheader
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What has Carson King been up to during pandemic? Planning more fundraisers

Carson King, the “Iowa Legend” who raised $3 million for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, has been working construction, waiting for the pandemic to pass so he can...
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4A, 3A Iowa high school baseball teams get substate assignments

Iowa high school baseball postseason assignments for all classes have been set and now the bigger schools know the hurdles in their way to reach the state tournament. Although the seeds and matchups...
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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders hire Christian Frey as new goaltender coach

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders have announced the hiring of Christian Frey as their new goaltending coach. Frey, 27, is a Texas native who played for Des Moines, Tri-City and...
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2020 Zach Johnson Foundation Classic canceled

The 2020 Zach Johnson Foundation Classic, scheduled for July 27 at Elmcrest Country Club, was canceled Wednesday due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation had announced earlier this...
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Softball notes: Turkey Valley is racking up the runs, and the wins

Junior Hackman was quick to provide a disclaimer. “We haven’t faced really good pitching so far,” said Hackman, head softball coach at Turkey Valley. But still ... The Trojans...
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Iowa Speedway will allow limited fans for IndyCar races in July

Tickets are on sale for a three-race weekend coming to Iowa Speedway in Newton later this month. The July 17-18 weekend will include two IndyCar 250 races and an ARCA stock car lunch time...
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After fighting cancer and COVID-19, Vinton’s Terry Dulin is back racing again

VINTON — Terry Dulin decided when he was 6 months old he wanted to sit up like a racecar driver when he moved about. That’s when his family started calling him...
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Coaches eager, wary as preparation for fall sports begins

CEDAR RAPIDS — Brian White is optimistic. Perhaps he is seeing things more with his heart, which is all right. Though it was an unfair question to ask the Cedar Rapids Kennedy head football...
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Season officially canceled for Cedar Rapids Kernels and everyone else

CEDAR RAPIDS — For the first time since it was created, there will be no minor league baseball season. That has been assumed for a long time but confirmed officially Tuesday. Major League...
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Photos: 2020 Midwest Junior Championship

The 2020 boys and girls Midwest Junior Championship was held at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City wrapping up Tuesday afternoon.
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CPU’s Ryley Goebel commits to UNI women’s basketball

CENTER POINT — The women’s basketball pipeline from Center Point-Urbana to the Missouri Valley Conference continues to flow. Ryley Goebel, a junior-to-be at CPU, announced her...
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