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Jeff Hornacek fired by New York Knicks after 2 seasons

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2018 - 11:44am
Jeff Hornacek’s two-year stint as the New York Knicks’ coach is over, with the team announcing his dismissal on Thursday morning. “Jeff is a true professional who has worked...
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Top-draft pick Alex Kirilloff homers twice to help Cedar Rapids Kernels past Peoria and to 5-0 start

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 11, 2018 - 11:24pm
PEORIA, Ill. — The Cedar Rapids Kernels hit four home runs, including a pair from Alex Kirilloff to drop Peoria, 12-9, Wednesday night in Midwest League baseball at Dozer Park. Cedar Rapids...
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Iowa's Lorenzo Elion got warm, then red-hot Wednesday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 11, 2018 - 8:45pm
IOWA CITY — Spring apparently sprung Lorenzo Elion Wednesday. The temperature was above 60 degrees when the evening’s Coe College-Iowa baseball game began at Duane Banks Field. Was this...
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Miranda Kaste serves as “heart and soul” of Kirkwood softball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 11, 2018 - 8:22pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Miranda Kaste’s toughness is much greater than her miniature frame. The Kirkwood sophomore is physically tough, overcoming a broken leg that sidelined her for two seasons....
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Golf notes: Linn-Mar Lions ready to tame elements and competition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 11, 2018 - 6:48pm
MARION — Weather has hampered the start of the spring golf season. Cold temperatures, unexpected snow storms and seasonal rains have prevented some teams from practicing, nevertheless,...
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UNI basketball adds Iowa Central transfer Trey Croft

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 11, 2018 - 6:01pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa men’s basketball confirmed the signing of Iowa Central Community College guard Tray Croft to a national letter of intent on Wednesday. The announcement came...
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Tyler Cook claims his departure from Iowa basketball isn’t foregone conclusion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 11, 2018 - 4:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The University of Iowa athletics website published a story Wednesday afternoon in which Hawkeyes basketball player Tyler Cook said it is not a foregone conclusion he will leave...
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Mississippi Athletic Conference OKs departure of Burlington

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 11, 2018 - 4:31pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Principals in the Mississippi Athletic Conference approved Burlington High School’s departure from the league in a Wednesday meeting. Burlington will exit after the...
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Hawkeyes negotiate the politics of quarterback

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 11, 2018 - 4:12pm
IOWA CITY — Live it up, college quarterbacks. By virtue of the singular nature of the position — there can be only one — you’ve been granted a free pass to transfer if...
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Connor McCaffery earns basketball scholarship at Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 11, 2018 - 2:12pm
IOWA CITY — Connor McCaffery now is a scholarship basketball player at the University of Iowa. Head coach Fran McCaffery announced Wednesday his son and former Iowa City West standout has been...
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3A No. 11 Linn-Mar girls' soccer impressive in rout of No. 10 Iowa City West

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 10, 2018 - 8:36pm
MARION — The teams were separated by just one spot in the latest girls’ soccer rankings, but there was little doubt which had the superior squad. Class 3A No. 11 Linn-Mar scored three...
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Grand jury indicts former youth coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 10, 2018 - 7:52pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A former youth basketball coach was indicted last week on a federal charge related to secretly recording three naked teenage players. Greg Stephen, 42, of Monticello, a former...
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Marion’s Jeremy Fopma scrambles to the starting line, then sets a meet record

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 10, 2018 - 7:42pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — For Jeremy Fopma, getting to the starting line was the trickiest part. “I was coming up the hill, and I heard (public address announcer Mike Jay) calling my name, to...
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Matt McDonough joins new Wisconsin wrestling coaching staff

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 10, 2018 - 7:37pm
MADISON, Wis. — Matt McDonough’s voice radiates excitement for his new role as a college wrestling coach. The tone changes to gratitude for 10 years around the University of Iowa and...
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Solon LB Coal Flansburg commits to Iowa State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 10, 2018 - 6:35pm
Coal Flansburg didn’t bother waiting for other offers. The Solon linebacker announced his commitment to Iowa State Tuesday night on Twitter. Iowa State is Flansburg’s only reported...
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Young, talented Marion girls’ soccer scores first win over Solon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 10, 2018 - 6:00pm
MARION — Normally, low roster numbers and a bunch of freshmen on the field spells trouble. For the Marion girls’ soccer team, it appears to be the makings of a tight-knit, talented...
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Iowa wide receivers not phoning it in for 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 10, 2018 - 5:45pm
IOWA CITY — When you’ve been a dad long enough, you develop certain “dad” tendencies. Sometimes, you can’t help yourself and you have to let the truth fly. Iowa head...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels improve to 4-0 with 8-6 win at Peoria

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 10, 2018 - 2:17pm
PEORIA, Ill. — Ben Rortvedt went 4-for-4 as the Cedar Rapids Kernels beat Peoria, 8-6, Tuesday afternoon at Dozer Park in Midwest League baseball. The Kernels are 4-0. The teams play against...
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Xavier trapshooters learning as season rolls along

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 10, 2018 - 1:25pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — No matter how experienced a trapshooter is, the season is full of opportunities to set goals and improve skills and techniques. Just ask Cedar Rapids Xavier junior Matthew...
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UNI basketball lands Pepperdine transfer Trae Berhow

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 10, 2018 - 12:14pm
CEDAR FALLS — Pepperdine guard Trae Berhow will transfer to Northern Iowa and join the men’s basketball team, The Gazette has confirmed. Berhow, a Watertown, Minn., native, started 28...
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