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Progress of Iowa City Liberty baseball program evident in sweep of No. 8 West

NORTH LIBERTY — Iowa City Liberty experienced growing pains the last few seasons as a new school and fledgling baseball program. The Lightning made steady improvements in their first seasons,...
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Seeking turnaround season, Cedar Rapids Kennedy baseball off to promising start

CEDAR RAPIDS — In this most abnormal prep baseball season, there is one thing that actually has returned to normal. Cedar Rapids Kennedy is winning again. The Cougars swept a pair Tuesday...
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Newcomer Mya Dodge gives Cedar Rapids Kennedy softball another big bat

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mya Dodge has found immediate favor with her new teammates. “I love it here,” Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s new slugger said. “Everybody is so nice. The...
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Photos: Iowa City West vs. Iowa City Liberty, Iowa high school baseball

Iowa City Liberty sweeps Iowa City West in a doubleheader at home.
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Coronavirus precautions impact 2 MVC softball doubleheaders Tuesday

Two softball doubleheaders involving Metro teams were postponed Tuesday due to COVID-19 precautions. Waterloo West was scheduled to play at Linn-Mar, and Cedar Rapids Prairie was supposed to play at...
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Development of Iowa State offensive line will be ‘critical’ in 2020 season

AMES — Iowa State’s offensive line has been serviceable in recent years, but it’s never been a dominant position group while Matt Campbell has been the head coach. The offensive...
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Young UNI volleyball team will have number of position battles to work out

CEDAR FALLS — As volleyball season nears Northern Iowa coach Bobbi Petersen is eager and anxious to see what her players will look like after the coronavirus pandemic pushed everyone away from...
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UNI football to play at Air Force in 2022

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa has locked in its 2022 FBS opponent. The Panthers have agreed to play at Air Force — which was first reported by FBSSchedules.com — on Saturday, Sept. 3...
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11-year-old Chase Brunscheen gets a head start in racing

VINTON — West Branch-born U.S. President Herbert Hoover said “Children are our most valuable resource,” and kids like 11-year old Chase Brunscheen could have been who he was...
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What kind of football games would Iowa and Iowa State have without fans?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 23, 2020 - 10:53am
Another slice of 2020 sports reality was served up Monday, in Iowa. University of Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta announced Hawkeyes football was pausing additional ticket sales and would begin...
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Gazette area softball Super 10 rankings: Kennedy moves up to No. 2

The Gazette’s area softball Super 10, through games played Saturday, June 20: 1. North Linn 8-0 (6-0 Tri-Rivers) Streak: Won 14 Previous: No. 1   2. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 4-0 (0-0 MVC...
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Iowa pauses season ticket sales on a day the Hawkeyes report 9 COVID-19 cases

The University of Iowa called timeout Monday on 2020 football season ticket sales. Only fans who have renewed season tickets and completed per-seat contributions by June 30 will be included in...
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5 Iowa high school baseball teams suspend seasons due to positive coronavirus tests

BOONE — The Iowa High School Athletic Association confirmed Monday that five baseball teams have suspended their seasons due to positive COVID-19 cases surrounding their programs. According to...
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Northwest Iowa team is first to suspend softball season due to coronavirus

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 22, 2020 - 12:47pm
Even over the phone, you could almost hear Jean Berger knocking on wood. “I hate to jinx it,” the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union executive director said Monday morning....
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Iowa suspends football ticket sales

IOWA CITY — On the same day the University of Iowa announced Monday it was suspending ticket sales for the 2020 football season, it also announced nine positive COVID-19 tests in the athletics...
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Still room at Iowa State for young skill-position players

AMES — College football is back. Kind of. Maybe. In some places. Big 12 schools have started voluntary workouts but it hasn’t been without its hiccups. Texas had 13 players test...
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A birding paradise

Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area is located approximately five miles north of Palo. The SRA offers many outdoor activities, such as picnicking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, hunting and...
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Remembering the inspiration behind our Athlete of the Year awards

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 21, 2020 - 11:23am
CLAYTON — As I sit here at my kitchen table, keeping an eye on the Mississippi River and listening to my wife work her job from the living room, I wonder WWDD. What Would Dad Do. That’s...
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Meet the 2020 Gazette Male Athlete of the Year finalists

Today, The Gazette reveals its 2020 finalists for Athlete of the Year. The Gazette has honored the top area high school athletes since 1983 in memory of the late Jack Ogden, a long-time...
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Meet the 2020 Gazette Female Athlete of the Year finalists

Today, The Gazette reveals its 2020 finalists for Athlete of the Year. The Gazette has honored the top area high school athletes since 1983 in memory of the late Jack Ogden, a long-time...
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