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Marion keeps it simple, finds itself on verge of Class 3A football playoffs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 18, 2017 - 2:22pm
MARION — After a loss to Dubuque Wahlert a month ago, Tim Lovell decided to prop up his demoralized Marion football team by giving it a collective kiss. Or KISS. No, not the...
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C.J. Beathard Reading Room

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 18, 2017 - 1:03pm
The University of Iowa having a former quarterback who is throwing passes in the NFL is something different, so let’s take a look at what people are writing about the San Francisco...
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North Cedar shooting for cross country first

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 18, 2017 - 12:57pm
CLARENCE — A potential first could be in store Thursday for the North Cedar girls’ cross country team. The Knights have had individuals qualify for the state meet, but have never had a...
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Jessica Heims is national field-event athlete of the year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 18, 2017 - 12:16pm
Former Cedar Rapids Prairie athlete Jessica Heims has been named a co-recipient of the U.S. Paralympics Track & Field High School field-event female athlete of the year by USA Track and...
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Cyclones land top wrestling recruit

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 18, 2017 - 12:05pm
AMES — Iowa State wrestling reeled in blue-chip recruit David Carr on Wednesday afternoon. Carr is a legacy Cyclone. His dad, Nate Carr Sr., and older brother, Nate Carr Jr., wrestled at Iowa...
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Kee High’s journey: From ‘just one’ to No. 1

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 18, 2017 - 11:15am
LANSING — It’s a 3-hour, 135-mile trip from the Kee High School parking lot to Solon. The journey begins at 10:30 Thursday morning. “We’ll get our hair done. We’ll...
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Eastern Iowa high school football playoff scenarios: Marion faces do-or-die trip in Week 9

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 18, 2017 - 10:07am
More than likely, it’s all or nothing for the Marion Indians. Go to Brady Street Stadium and knock off Davenport Assumption, and Marion earns the Class 3A District 4 championship, and the...
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Mount Vernon stayed strong in football win over West Liberty

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 18, 2017 - 6:50am
WEST LIBERTY — Never getting too high, never getting too low. Overcoming obstacles and rolling with the punches. Playing smart, physical football and competing every single play have been...
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Iowa State men's basketball media day notes: Expanded role coming for Nick Weiler-Babb

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 17, 2017 - 7:59pm
AMES – The Iowa State men’s basketball team held its annual media day Tuesday. Here are the biggest news, notes and takeaways from the event. Nick Weiler-Babb’s expanded role Nick...
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Iowa State men’s basketball prepares for new challenges

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 17, 2017 - 7:33pm
AMES – Iowa State point guard Donovan Jackson was in the same place last year as eight of his teammates. He was a newcomer who wanted to come in and prove what he could do. It was frustrating...
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Wadley took ‘this is it’ moment and ran with it

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 17, 2017 - 6:59pm
IOWA CITY — If you think about it, Akrum Wadley has led the league in drama for a few seasons now. Good and bad drama. First, the fumbles and being careless with the ball. And then the whole...
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5 Things: Iowa football vs. Northwestern

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 17, 2017 - 5:31pm
Bye weeks are (almost) no fun. There’s a lot of waiting, usually not a lot of new information — save for the details offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz gave everyone regarding...
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Iowa football's ‘must-win’ checklist includes running game, ball security

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 17, 2017 - 5:00pm
IOWA CITY — Kirk Ferentz laid out a road map for the second half of the season. Yes, one of the offramps was the ubiquitous term “execution,” but Ferentz’s other points of...
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Hlas: Paul Shirley has stories to tell in new book

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 17, 2017 - 3:22pm
A book released Tuesday is funny, raw, self-deprecating, sweet, honest, and a pleasure to read. It’s called “Stories I Tell on Dates.” The author is former Iowa State basketball...
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3 questions facing UNI men’s basketball entering 2017-18

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 17, 2017 - 2:35pm
CEDAR FALLS — After a 14-16 record a season ago that didn’t meet expectations, Northern Iowa men’s basketball appears to be set up for a return to its 20-plus win...
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Todd Troutman back in the game, and Dyersville Beckman volleyball has blossomed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 17, 2017 - 1:45pm
When Todd Troutman stepped down as a volleyball coach at Dyersville Beckman in 2005, he didn’t step away from the game. He coached for a club, and he coached middle-school ball. He came back...
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Hunting, and loving, ducks not a contradiction

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 17, 2017 - 10:58am
Editor’s note: John Lawrence Hanson, Ed.D., of Marion teaches U.S. history with an emphasis on environmental issues at Linn-Mar High School and sits on the Linn County Conservation Board. By...
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David Ernst is all about Kennedy football

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 17, 2017 - 10:57am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Most administrators. and a significant number of coaches, are hesitant to hire out-of-district coaches to guide their high school programs. But in the case of David Ernst,...
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Xavier runner Jon Lansing just scratching the surface

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 17, 2017 - 10:28am
CEDAR RAPIDS — From tennis champ to aspiring runner, senior Jon Lansing is right on track. Lansing entered his second year of cross country this fall, after playing football his first two...
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Fun Facts: Iowa-Northwestern, the Qatar Edition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 17, 2017 - 10:02am
Fun Facts had a week off. Apparently, so did Clemson and Washington. But now it’s Iowa-Northwestern Week, and the Fun Facts are back to work. 1. The Hawkeyes and Wildcats have split their last...
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