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Upper Iowa’s Jake Hilmer looks to hone skills against Iowa Valley League’s tough competition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 20, 2020 - 12:34pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — If there is a chance for Jake Hilmer to step on a field and compete, the two-sport Upper Iowa athlete and former North Linn standout will take advantage of it. The league,...
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Iowa’s high school summer sports season is a work in progress

CENTRAL CITY — How is the playing of high school softball and baseball games in Iowa going in this summer of COVID-19? We don’t fully know yet. One week is done. A total of about 500...
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Casey Perrenoud pitches in for Western Dubuque’s win over Iowa City Liberty

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 19, 2020 - 10:43pm
NORTH LIBERTY — Casey Perrenoud’s heart is in pitching. The Western Dubuque senior right-hander loves being on the mound, even though he’s proven he is capable at the plate as...
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Photos: Western Dubuque at Liberty, Iowa high school baseball

Liberty hosted #6 ranked Western Dubuque for a doubleheader at Liberty High School in Iowa City
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IHSAA releases district baseball assignments for small schools

The Iowa High School Athletic Association released district assignments for Class 1A and 2A Friday. In Class 2A, Dubuque County rivals Dyersville Beckman and Cascade are in District 7. The two...
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RAGBRAI announces new 3-day ride set for October 2020

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 19, 2020 - 11:59am
RAGBRAI officals announced on their website Friday morning that October 2020 will bring a 3-day ride. The announcement comes just two months after the cancellation of the 2020 bicycle ride. The...
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Former Iowa football strength coach Chris Doyle to receive over $200,000 in benefits

Former Iowa Hawkeyes strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle is set to receive another $211,344.49 in benefits from the University of Iowa, information obtained by The Gazette through public...
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Linn-Mar baseball gets impressive 12-2 win over 4A 6th-ranked Western Dubuque

MARION — Maybe he was just buffalo-ing. Coaches will do that sometimes. In a quick, off-the-cuff, pregame conversation Thursday night, Linn-Mar baseball coach Kyle Rodenkirk talked about his...
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ImOn Ice Arena closed through September while it undergoes repairs

CEDAR RAPIDS — The ImOn Ice Arena will look different when you see it next. It’s just a matter of when you’ll be able to see it next. The arena is closed through at least...
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Photos: 2020 Gazette Male Athlete of the Year finalists

Portraits of the five boys Athlete of the Year finalists for 2020
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Photos: 2020 Gazette Female Athlete of the Year finalists

Portraits of the five girls Athlete of the Year finalists for 2020
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Cheating is rare at Hawkeye Downs, but the post-race inspection checks just in case

CEDAR RAPIDS — NFL great Joe Montana, possibly borrowing a quote from NASCAR legend Richard Petty, once said “If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying.” In the...
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Photos: Western Dubuque vs. Linn-Mar, Iowa high school baseball

Linn-Mar hosted Western Dubuque for their first home game of the season
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West Liberty claims River Valley softball showdown against Anamosa

ANAMOSA — The West Liberty Comets were facing high-velocity pitchers in the first week of the softball season, and Coach Chad Libby planned accordingly. “We knew we were going to see...
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Bob Bunting hits 1,200 wins

LISBON — Softball coach Bob Bunting reached the 1,200-win plateau Thursday when Lisbon swept Calamus-Wheatland, 12-0 and 15-5, in a Tri-Rivers Conference doubleheader at the field that bears...
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Iowa transfer linebacker Dillon Doyle announces he’ll play football at Baylor

CEDAR RAPIDS — Linebacker Dillon Doyle announced Thursday via Twitter that he will transfer to Baylor to continue his college football career. A redshirt sophomore to be, Doyle is the son of...
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Iowa City Regina picks alum Gary Belger to be new head boys’ basketball coach

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa City Regina has turned to one of its own to be its next head boys’ basketball coach. Regina alum Gary Belger will lead the Regals, pending board approval, the school...
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Kennedy, City High tangle in 5A top-5 softball matchup Friday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 18, 2020 - 12:35pm
Due to the coronavirus and the shortened season, there are no conference-championship implications when Cedar Rapids Kennedy visits Iowa City High for a softball doubleheader. Still, Friday’s...
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Would you follow Hawkeyes to the Duke’s Mayo Bowl?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 18, 2020 - 10:46am
Consider this a respite, a moment to discuss something on the far fringes of Iowa football without raising anyone’s hackles. The news out of Charlotte, N.C., Thursday morning was too good to...
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African American Iowa athletes discuss experiences with racism and hopes for change: Watch today at noon

The Gazette conducted a roundtable discussion on race and racial equality with seven well-known African American current and former athletes with Cedar Rapids and/or University of Iowa ties. Watch...
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