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1A No. 10 Benton Community boys’ soccer rallies past second-ranked Dyersville Beckman

DYERSVILLE — Suddenly, plenty of opportunities lay before the Benton Community boys’ soccer team. A three-score loss and two postponements afforded the Class 1A 10th-ranked Bobcats a...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels improve to 3-0 with win at Peoria

PEORIA, Ill. — Ben Rortvedt’s two-run single in the sixth inning helped give the Cedar Rapids Kernels a 3-1 win over Peoria in Midwest League baseball Monday night. The Kernels are 3-0...
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Arens sisters power midfield for Dyersville Beckman girls’ soccer

DYERSVILLE — A successful soccer midfield is born from familiarity, awareness and chemistry. No girls’ soccer team in the state boasts more of each than Dyersville Beckman. Senior...
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Explore: The Field of Dreams in Dyersville

“Just one more.” If you hang around outside the century old Lansing farm house in Dyersville long enough, it’s a phrase you’ll hear over and over again. Just one more: Just...
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‘The Miracle Season’ misses some facts, but aces Iowa City spirit

Movie viewers across the country are getting a small glimpse of Iowa City spirit. “The Miracle Season” was released nationally last week, telling the story of the an Iowa City West High...
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Humboldt hockey tragedy hits home with Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Coach Mark Carlson

CEDAR RAPIDS — From now on, he’ll think twice about his team taking a trip. Probably three times. If the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders have to postpone a game because of iffy travel...
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Iowa State cancels spring football game

Iowa State announced Monday it has canceled its 2018 spring football game due to poor weather. The annual game was scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium. Saturday’s forecast in...
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Clock is ticking toward 2018 Drake Relays deadline

CEDAR RAPIDS — April weather in Iowa is touchy anyway. But this year has been above (or below, depending on your perspective) and beyond. “It has been a uniquely challenging year (for...
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2018 Eastern Iowa golf calendar

It might not look like it outside, but it actually is spring. Here is the early edition of our 2018 golf tournament schedule APRIL 11—2-person over 50 best shot, Amana Colonies G.C., (319)...
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Iowa State defensive line searches for leadership

AMES — Iowa State defensive end J.D. Waggoner’s celebratory leg kicks are gone, and so is his leadership along the defensive line. The Cyclones’ defensive line appears to have...
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Area track & field Super Ten

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 9, 2018 - 11:33am
It’s not a perfect system, but we’re going to expand our area Super Ten rankings to track and field this spring. It will be a purely mathematical system, and here’s how it’s...
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John Deere Classic locked in on Patrick Reed early

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 9, 2018 - 10:51am
If you follow pro golf, you may want to take notice of whomever it is the John Deere Classic gives sponsor’s exemptions to for this July’s tournament in the Quad Cities. In 2012,...
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Iowa baseball beats snow, Ohio State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 8, 2018 - 11:21pm
IOWA CITY — Following Iowa’s 2-1 win Sunday over Ohio State, Hawkeye Coach Rick Heller was taking a video on his phone as snow began to blanket Duane Banks Field. Heller was also...
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Zach Johnson: ‘Short game was what cost me’ at Masters

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 8, 2018 - 11:15pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Zach Johnson finished his 14th Masters with a final round even-par 72 to end the week tied for 36th at 2-over par for the tournament. Johnson began the week in serious...
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Drake Relays form chart: 2018 cutoffs, Iowa high school leaders

DES MOINES — The high school portion of the Drake Relays is April 26-28 at Drake Stadium. Here is a form chart, through events recorded at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 8. Deadline for qualification is...
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It’s Kyle Snyder’s world, as his World Cup foes learned

IOWA CITY — Sunday night gave us WrestleMania, the annual pro rasslin’ extravaganza of athleticism and over-the-top acting, punctuated by cartoon violence. If he wants to go that route...
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USA wrestling adds World Cup gold to recent accomplishments

IOWA CITY — Earlier in the week, Jordan Burroughs said he resembled the dad of Team USA. The five-time world medalist, who won Olympic gold in 2012, is pushing 30 years old. He is married with...
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Boxscores from Sunday’s IGCA/Niemeyer All-Star girls’ basketball games

CEDAR RAPIDS — Boxscores from Sunday’s IGCA/Larry Niemeyer All-Star girls’ basketball games at Johnson Hall: 1A GRAY 80, 1A WHITE 63 1A GRAY (80): Hailey Messerich 3 3-4 9,...
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Team USA moves into gold medal match at World Cup

IOWA CITY — Team USA put itself in position to win its first World Cup in 15 years Sunday. The United States finished its sweep of Pool A, beating Georgia, 8-2, and moving into the gold medal...
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C.R. RoughRiders shutout Sioux City, 4-0, remain 1 point out of playoff spot with week to go

CEDAR RAPIDS — The buzzer sounded and the truck horn blared. The crowd whooped it up. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders players stood around center ice, tapped their sticks on the ice and then raised...
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