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West Branch football legend Butch Pedersen honored as NFHS national football coach of year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 11, 2018 - 6:27pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Butch Pedersen was asked Thursday night how many seasons he has been head football at West Branch High School. He couldn’t tell you, off the top of his...
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Iowa men’s basketball at Illinois: Live updates, how to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 11, 2018 - 2:31pm
Either the Iowa Hawkeyes (9-9, 0-5) or the Illinois Fighting Illini (10-7, 0-4) will get their first Big Ten men’s basketball win Thursday when they meet at State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill....
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Boys' basketball notebook: MVC as strong as it's been top to bottom

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 11, 2018 - 1:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Mississippi Valley Conference boys’ basketball coaches are never shy when it comes to telling you about the quality of their league. They’re proud men, for one. And...
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Patience, perseverence have paid off for Hannah Stewart

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 11, 2018 - 12:56pm
IOWA CITY — They were close friends. They were deep reserves. They were The Dakotans. As freshmen on the University of Iowa women’s basketball team, Hannah Stewart (hometown: Minot,...
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Double Dribble: Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout preview and more high school basketball talk

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 11, 2018 - 12:53pm
The first Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout is coming up Saturday, and The Gazette’s Jeff Johnson and Jeff Linder preview the best games on this edition of the Double Dribble podcast. Also, the...
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Weglarz family enjoys life on the move

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 11, 2018 - 11:52am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Next stop, Alaska. Always searching for the next adventure, the Weglarz family of Cedar Rapids is planning its next hiking trip. John, Cindy and their children, Karl and Kate,...
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Reports: Georges Niang signs with Utah Jazz

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 11, 2018 - 10:52am
Georges Niang reportedly is returning to the NBA. Niang, a 6-foot-8 forward from Iowa State, is said to be about to sign a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz, according to the Salt Lake...
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Cornell women’s basketball has a Diamond in Boyd

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 11, 2018 - 9:55am
MOUNT VERNON — No matter the season, Diamond Boyd is out to make a significant impact at Cornell College. The fifth-year senior has not only competed for the Rams in track and field,...
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L.J. Stansbury comes all the way from Delaware to help Kirkwood to upset of 2nd-ranked team

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2018 - 8:51pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Recruiting is all about relationships, connections and a little bit of good luck. Kirkwood Community College enticed Nick Richards to come all the way here from Delaware, of all...
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Pinning Combination: Spencer Lee, Iowa-Oklahoma State and more wrestling talk

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2018 - 8:36pm
The Pinning Combination podcast is back in 2018 with reaction to Spencer Lee’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena debut, Kevin Dresser’s first dual win at Iowa State and an Iowa-Oklahoma State...
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Kansas State uses strong 4th-quarter offense to get past Iowa State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2018 - 8:30pm
AMES — Defense reigned supreme in Hilton Coliseum for three quarters Wednesday as Iowa State hosted Kansas State. Both teams shot under 40 percent from the field and neither had scored 20...
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Kirk Ferentz takes the field against his neighbors

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2018 - 7:13pm
IOWA CITY — For the second time in less than a year, Kirk Ferentz is going to court. Last summer, he testified in Jane Meyer’s lawsuit against the University of Iowa for gender and...
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Points in Transition: Iowa vs. Illinois preview

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2018 - 6:07pm
Iowa is a five-point underdog (as of Wednesday afternoon) for the second straight road game in conference play, this time going to an old rival’s home floor in Illinois. Neither have won a...
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Iowa backup quarterback is ‘wide open’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2018 - 5:09pm
IOWA CITY — Here’s another example of the graduate transfer being one of the best things the NCAA has thought of in recent years. Quarterback Tyler Wiegers did everything Iowa asked him...
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Agent of C.R.’s Keller brothers alleged to have filmed clients while showering

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2018 - 4:17pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The agent of a pair of professional baseball players from Cedar Rapids has been fired by his agency and suspended by the Major League Baseball Players Association amid an...
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Prairie’s Conrad Braswell produces another strong season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2018 - 3:24pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Conrad Braswell’s goal is the same, but the approach is a little different. Visions of state gold came with unnecessary pressure, stemming from a pass or fail attitude,...
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Kirk Ferentz counting on Iowa offensive line to take a ‘big step’ in 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2018 - 2:58pm
IOWA CITY — Classes don’t start at the University of Iowa until next Tuesday, so Alaric Jackson didn’t have to be in the Iowa weight room Wednesday morning, but he was. Yes,...
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North Linn matches Iowa girls' basketball record with 20 3-pointers, missing only 4

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2018 - 2:48pm
It was, in the words of Coach Brian Wheatley, “one of those nights in which everybody was hot at the same time.” A record-setting sort of hot. The top-ranked girls’ basketball...
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Erica Rheinschmidt brings fresh perspective to Xavier cheer units

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2018 - 2:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A fresh face arrived at Xavier High School this winter. Erica Rheinschmidt is the new winter cheer coach and, with lots of experience, is hoping for big things from the Xavier...
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‘Antsy’ Makenzie Meyer remains sidelined

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 10, 2018 - 11:13am
IOWA CITY — Not yet. The best-case scenario for Makenzie Meyer’s return to the Iowa women’s basketball team was two weeks. It’s going to be a little longer. “She...
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