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‘Cage rat’ Lindsey Culver makes a day of it in Dubuque

You’ve heard of gym rats. They spend hours in the gymnasium, shooting baskets, honing their craft. Brian Erbe has a term for Lindsey Culver. “She’s a cage rat,” said Erbe,...
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20 years ago: The night Norm Macdonald mortified the U. of Iowa

Many were disgusted. Some were delighted. University of Iowa athletic department people were mortified. But time heals some wounds, so let us observe Thursday’s 20-year anniversary of a night...
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Area softball Super 10: Jefferson strengthens hold on top spot

Area softball Super 10, through games played Tuesday, June 20:   1. Cedar Rapids Jefferson Record: 24-3. MVC: 18-0. Streak: Won 7. Previous: 1st.   2. Benton Community Record: 24-3. Wamac West:...
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C.R. Kernels boost Western Division to 5-2 win in Midwest League All-Star Game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 20, 2017 - 10:26pm
MIDLAND, Mich. — Not a bad night. Not a bad night at all. The six Cedar Rapids Kernels players selected for Tuesday night’s Midwest League All-Star Game all got to participate and helped...
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Cedar Rapids Washington completes sweep of No. 8 Prairie with dominant 19-4 win

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Washington relied on a few quick hits in the first inning Monday night to beat Cedar Rapids Prairie 4-1 in the first game of the two-night doubleheader between the...
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Young pitchers stake Cedar Rapids Kennedy to a sweep of Iowa City High

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jayme Scheck’s U-turn was decisive and dominant. After a somewhat rocky start, the eighth-grade pitcher retired 19 consecutive batters and staked Class 5A eighth-ranked...
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Four Downs: Iowa's 2017 Quarterbacks

Taking a look at the 2017 Hawkeyes. Today it’s the quarterback position. There will be a new employee here. Or a relatively new one. Returning scholarship quarterbacks — Nathan Stanley...
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Ricky Stanzi is Calgary Stampeders’ No. 3 QB

Ricky Stanzi continues to wait to throw his first pass in a professional football regular-season game, but now he does so in Canada. Stanzi, whose last game at quarterback for Iowa was the...
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UNI basketball team focusing on rebounding in offseason

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa men’s basketball coach Ben Jacobson entered the 2016-17 season averaging 22 wins per season. After the Panthers finished 14-16 last season, there was little...
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Jessica Heims prepping for international stage again

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 20, 2017 - 11:57am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Jessica Heims’ future goes far beyond the horizon. Although the summer seemingly just started, Heims already has accomplished so much. Earlier this month, she finished...
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Harman, Haas, Love in ‘17 Zach Johnson Classic

Two players who finished in the top five of last weekend’s U.S. Open are coming to Cedar Rapids next month. Brian Harman and Bill Haas will join Davis Love III as participants in the July 10...
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Iowa lands a post from Spain

IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes are going overseas to add interior depth. Paula Valino Ramos has signed a national letter of intent to join the Hawkeyes, women’s basketball coach Lisa...
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Iowa City Regina breaks deadlock in 11th inning for 1-0 win over Cascade

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 19, 2017 - 10:02pm
CASCADE — Monday night’s game featured some of the best teams in Class 2A, and everybody in attendance expected a tight contest. They just didn’t expect it to be that tight. It...
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Tony Comellas smacks two home runs to help Iowa City West split with C.R. Jefferson

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa City West’s Tony Comellas has experienced big games at the plate. They came in Little League or even at the sophomore level. The Trojans junior has done it at the...
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Four days later, Prairie manages a split against Kennedy

CEDAR RAPIDS — Haley McFarlane had only one strike to work with, and she pondered it all along Interstate 380. “I spent the entire bus ride thinking about it,” McFarlane said....
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Solheim Cup fans in Des Moines should 'be prepared to lose your voice'

WEST DES MOINES — The long, winding lane leading to the heart of the Des Moines Golf and Country Club has all the makings that indicate a big-time event is on the horizon. The 2017 Solheim...
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Farley Speedway Promotions sees changes in payout, policy at trio of tracks

FARLEY — Two weekends ago, Farley Speedway had four Late Models come to race for that Friday night’s weekly race program. It was the low point for car count at a facility bought over the...
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Harvard educated Kernels pitcher Sean Poppen in no hurry to use his degree

CEDAR RAPIDS — More than anyone on the Cedar Rapids Kernels roster, he’s got a backup plan. Though Sean Poppen is in no hurry to use it. And, truthfully, there’s not really a...
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Iowa high school softball regional pairings: 1A, 2A, 3A

The road to Fort Dodge is set for softball teams in Iowa’s smaller three classes. The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released regional pairings for Classes 1A, 2A and 3A...
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Maishe Dailey shares reaction to social media post about police incident in Cleveland

IOWA CITY — Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery has long been a supporter of his players being individuals, having a voice and speaking out on issues when they feel it’s...
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