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Iowa high school boys’ basketball 2020-21: Gazette area teams to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 30, 2020 - 11:47am
Here is a look at some of the boys’ basketball teams from The Gazette area to keep an eye on this season. Alburnett Linn County is absolutely loaded at the small-school level. The Pirates...
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Iowa eliminated from Big Ten football championship race — apparently

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 30, 2020 - 10:56am
Maybe it’s fitting this year that a team would go to the Dec. 19 Big Ten football championship game via a cancellation. That’s assuming there is a Big Ten title game. Nothing is set in...
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Hawkeyes up to No. 3 in AP men’s basketball Top 25

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 30, 2020 - 10:17am
Iowa is ranked No. 3 in this week’s Associated Press college basketball rankings, its highest spot in almost five years. The Hawkeyes (2-0) were beneficiaries of losses to previous No. 3...
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Mentoring athletes makes for better team leaders

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 30, 2020 - 8:09am
It’s widely accepted that participating in youth sports builds character through sportsmanship, determination, self-discipline and fair play. Another way to build life skills is through the...
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Iowa State men’s basketball overcomes slow start to put away Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 30, 2020 - 7:24am
AMES — For the first few minutes of its first game of the season against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Iowa State played like a men’s basketball team with a lot of new faces during a pandemic...
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Wrestling with COVID-19: Coaches focused on keeping wrestlers safe during pandemic

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 29, 2020 - 6:56pm
Monday was supposed to be the first date for competition for wrestling programs across the state. For some teams, it will still mark the start that will be far from normal. For others, it will remain...
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Iowa high school wrestling 2020-21: Area teams to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 29, 2020 - 3:11pm
Lisbon claimed the Class 1A state duals title and was second in the traditional tournament. West Delaware captured the 2A state duals title. Both programs have shots at trophies again. Iowa City West...
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Iowa high school wrestling 2020-21: Area wrestlers to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 29, 2020 - 1:01pm
Eastern Iowa is stocked with wrestling talent every year. This season is no different. Here are twenty wrestlers to watch. Adam Ahrendsen, Union Community, sr., Class 2A 160-pound state champion...
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Iowa State 12th, Iowa 24th in AP college football rankings

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 29, 2020 - 12:03pm
Iowa State is at its highest position in Associated Press’ college football Top 25 rankings in 18 years. Following their 23-20 win at Texas Friday, the 7-2 Cyclones moved up three spots to No....
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Patrick Flannagan and son looking forward to 2021 at Hawkeye Downs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 28, 2020 - 11:32pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Hawkeye Downs celebrated its weekly racing series with a virtual banquet last weekend, more than three months after the Aug. 10 derecho ended the track’s points chases...
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Iowa defense shuts down Nebraska after opening second-half drive

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 28, 2020 - 11:28pm
IOWA CITY — The special teams were huge. Sticking with the running game despite its sputters was big, too. Then there was Iowa’s defense. The Hawkeyes gave up a long scoring drive to...
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Iowa State men’s basketball freshmen will get a chance, need patience

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 28, 2020 - 11:22pm
AMES — The Iowa State men’s basketball team has seven new faces on its 2020-21 roster. Four of those seven are freshmen who weren’t able to get in Iowa State’s facility...
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Iowa State ready to ‘flush’ Texas win, prep for West Virginia

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 28, 2020 - 11:18pm
AMES — Iowa State has won, at minimum, a share of the Big 12 regular-season title after beating Texas, 23-20, on Friday. The Cyclones have all but punched their ticket to Arlington, Texas, to...
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Otherwise-rotten 2020 has a winning glow at Iowa State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 28, 2020 - 12:56pm
Find a lumberyard, Iowa State fans, and knock on all the wood you can find. Of the 65 Power Five football teams, 49 have had games postponed or canceled because of COVID-19. The Cyclones have played...
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So far, Luka Garza is a point-scoring, shot-making machine

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 28, 2020 - 10:22am
OK, it’s not going to be that easy for Luka Garza many more times. Is it? Iowa’s senior center faced a Southern University team without a lot of size and with a defensive strategy that...
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IHAP looking for more land

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 28, 2020 - 9:01am
URBANA — The decade-old Iowa Habitat and Access Program (IHAP) has been a triple winner for landowners, hunters and wildlife. “Landowners benefit from financial and technical assistance...
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Luka Garza scores 41, including 36 in first half, in Iowa’s 103-76 win over Southern

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 27, 2020 - 6:49pm
IOWA CITY — For the first 20 minutes, Luka Garza’s assault on the Iowa record book on full display in Friday afternoon’s game with Southern University. The Hawkeye All-American...
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Iowa State football notes: Cyclones display mental toughness again in win over Texas

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 27, 2020 - 6:27pm
AMES — Iowa State teams of old fold down 10-0 to Texas. Not this one. This one comes back and wins 23-20. “It felt like our backs were against the wall for the whole game,” coach...
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Iowa football notes: Terry Roberts continues to make impact on special teams

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 27, 2020 - 6:15pm
IOWA CITY — Terry Roberts is from Cathedral Prep in Erie, Pa., a high school, you might remember, that produced former Hawkeye and NFL Defensive Player of the Year Bob Sanders. Iowa Coach Kirk...
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Game Report: Iowa Hawkeyes 26, Nebraska Cornhuskers 20

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 27, 2020 - 5:59pm
IOWA CITY — A closer look at Iowa’s 49-7 win over Michigan State on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. Turning point Palms were sweating at Kinnick Stadium on a 42-degree day with a wind of 13...
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