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Ryan Stensland: Alubrnett baseball coach, Lisbon baseball dad

ALBURNETT — Ryan Stensland originally thought he would miss a milestone moment. He is in his fourth season as Alburnett head coach, while his twin sons, Isaac and Lincoln, are eighth graders...
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This is not a new problem for the University of Iowa

Barriers to inclusion in higher education extend far beyond one assistant coach, the Hawkeye football team and the University of Iowa campus. This week, UI released a “separation...
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Nick LeClere named new Cedar Rapids Kennedy head wrestling coach

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Activities Director Aaron Stecker confirmed Wednesday that Nick LeClere is expected to be the Cougars’ next head wrestling coach, pending...
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Brett Vanous enjoying early-season success at Independence and Benton County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 17, 2020 - 11:59am
VINTON — As the dirt track seasons get underway at Independence Motor Speedway and Benton County Speedway, drivers are shifting from “it’s great to be back” to “how...
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Tyler Cook has serious concerns, but not with the Iowa men’s basketball program

Tyler Cook won’t shut up and dribble. The 22-year-old former Iowa Hawkeyes basketball player from St. Louis tweets and retweets about social justice and racial equality, not sports. The...
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Mason Behn tosses 5-inning no-hitter in Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s season opener

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Mason Behn was happy but not satisfied. His bar is set pretty high. So high, in fact, that he tossed his first prep baseball no-hitter and he still...
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Defending state baseball champion Cedar Rapids Xavier sharp in delayed season opener

CEDAR RAPIDS — There may be a new normal in the way sports are conducted, but it looked like the same old Xavier Saints on the baseball diamond on Tuesday night. The defending Class 3A state...
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Cedar Rapids Prairie softball a double-winner in Alisha Frese's debut

CEDAR RAPIDS — Alisha Frese’s blueprint is pretty simple. “We’re going to throw strikes. We’re going to play defense,” she said. “If we do those things, the...
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Gallery: Cedar Rapids Kennedy vs. Cedar Rapids Washington, Iowa high school baseball

The Cougars defeated the Warriors 10-0 in five innings Tuesday night at Washington High School.
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Chris Doyle’s exit lands fairly quietly among former Iowa players on social media

CEDAR RAPIDS — Public reaction from former and current Iowa football players about strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle’s resignation Monday has been nearly non-existent. Doyle...
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Iowa high school sports are back — and it feels 'great'

GARNAVILLO — It looked like high school baseball. It felt like a high school baseball game. And, for the first time in three months, it was a high school sporting event. There wasn’t...
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4 former Hawkeyes on 2021 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 16, 2020 - 12:36pm
IRVING, Texas — Four former University of Iowa players were named to the 2021 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation & College Hall...
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Who is Iowa football interim head strength and conditioning director Raimond Braithwaite?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 16, 2020 - 10:28am
Raimond Braithwaite, University of Iowa football’s interim director of its strength and conditioning program, has spent his career behind the scenes. If he has been interviewed or spoke...
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University of Iowa to pay up to $675 an hour for Athletics investigation

IOWA CITY — The Kansas City law firm that will investigate allegations of racism in the University of Iowa Athletics Department was paid more than $120,000 by Iowa State University in 2017 and...
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It’s still baseball: North Linn sweeps Midland in a season-opener with a different atmosphere

TROY MILLS — Baseball has returned. The atmosphere was a little different than normal. The bleachers were almost empty with limited family in attendance relocated to lawn chairs beyond the...
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Senior mainstays lift No. 3 Williamsburg in softball season-opening sweep

WILLIAMSBURG — Aubray Walters provides the speed at the top of the lineup. Jill Holub is a quintessential cleanup hitter. Both were at their best when their team needed a spark in the second...
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Photos: Benton faces Williamsburg in a doubleheader, Iowa high school softball

The games were among the first in Iowa high school sports in more than three months due to the coronavirus pandemic
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As Iowa parts ways with Chris Doyle, AD Gary Barta confident Kirk Ferentz can move forward

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa announced Monday what most everyone thought was inevitable. It and its football program are moving on from Chris Doyle. The embattled strength and...
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UNI running backs coach Nick Danielson working on improving Panthers’ attack

CEDAR FALLS — Whether it’s the head coach or a position coach, the COVID-19 pandemic provoked plenty of day-to-day changes for the Northern Iowa football staff. Running backs coach Nick...
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Bounties pay off for Independence in exciting night of racing

INDEPENDENCE — Promotions work. Independence Motor Speedway promoter Mick Trier knows that and put bounties on two of the “Olson boys” earlier this week. The result was a large,...
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