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50 memorable years for Jim Patterson

Imagine 50 years of head shakes and eye rolls from athletes. Or 50 years of calls questioned by coaches. Imagine 50 years of overbearing parents screaming insults. For Jim Patterson of Cedar Rapids,...
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Darius McNeill another ‘versatile’ option at guard for Iowa State

AMES — Darius McNeill knew only one way to develop his shot. Shoot, shoot and shoot. And when he felt like he shot enough, he’d shoot more. “After (my team does) weight training,...
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Meet The Kernels — Ariel Montesino

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 30, 2017 - 3:35pm
l Name: Ariel Montesino l Number: 21 l Position: Infield l Bats/Throws: Switch/Right l Height/Weight: 5-foot-10, 170 pounds l Age: 21 l Hometown: Mao, Dominican Republic l Noteworthy: Signed by...
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Kernels pick up rain-shortened win at Peoria

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 30, 2017 - 3:19pm
PEORIA, Ill. — They got one in Sunday afternoon at Dozer Park. Part of one. Enough of one, if you are the Cedar Rapids Kernels. The Kernels picked up a 1-0 win in the first game of a Midwest...
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Elite hurdlers put on a show at Drake Relays

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 29, 2017 - 7:33pm
DES MOINES — To say Saturday’s Drake Relays women’s open 100-meter hurdles field was stacked would be just a bit of an understatement. Of the eight entrants, six have times in...
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UNI’s Karter Schult to sign free-agent deal with NFL’s Cleveland Browns

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 29, 2017 - 6:27pm
CEDAR FALLS — No, he didn’t get drafted. But it didn’t take long for Karter Schult to find a National Football League home. The Northern Iowa defensive lineman announced Saturday...
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Indianapolis wide receiver commits to Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 29, 2017 - 5:37pm
Tyrone Tracy’s commitment video says it all. The wide receiver from Decatur Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind., put friends and family in the colors of his three finalists —...
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Drake Relays: Former Iowa football player Emmanuel Ogwo succeeds on the track

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 29, 2017 - 5:24pm
DES MOINES — Emmanuel Ogwo looked up out of the blocks Saturday at Drake Stadium, baton in hand, ready to strike. This was his time. His 1,600-meter relay team? Good. He knew that. Iowa had...
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Drake Relays: Linn-Mar’s Ryan Murphy earns a photo-finish 1,600-meter title

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 29, 2017 - 4:51pm
DES MOINES — This time next year, Ryan Murphy and Sam Schillinger will be track teammates at the University of Arkansas. They already share a bond — contestants in one of the most...
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Drake Relays: Emotions flow for Payton Wensel after 400 hurdles title

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 29, 2017 - 4:51pm
DES MOINES — It wasn’t Payton Wensel’s first win at Drake Stadium. It’s unlikely to be her last. It was certainly her most emotional. A junior at Linn-Mar running the...
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Tarran Beasley’s blast helps Mount Mercy rally past No. 9 Clarke

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 29, 2017 - 4:42pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Tarran Beasley couldn’t have scripted Senior Day any better. Mount Mercy’s senior first baseman won’t likely forget how he contributed to its ending...
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Top-ranked Iowa City West continues its boys’ tennis mastery in defeat of No. 2 Cedar Rapids Washington

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 29, 2017 - 4:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Significant tennis accolades are often the byproduct of substantial individual focus. But with the Iowa City West boys’ tennis team, a team-first demeanor has produced...
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Meet The Kernels — Hector Lujan

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 29, 2017 - 3:48pm
l Name: Hector Lujan l Number: 35 l Position: Pitcher l Throws: Right l Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 230 pounds l Age: 22 l Hometown: Corona, Calif. l Noteworthy: Third year in Minnesota Twins...
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Baseball notebook: Scott Schebler hitting the long ball for Cincinnati Reds

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 29, 2017 - 3:46pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Scott Schebler felt kind of snake bitten at the plate the first week and a half of the Major League Baseball season. The Cincinnati Reds outfielder and Cedar Rapids Prairie...
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Inner workings of Hawkeye athletics take center stage at bias trial

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 29, 2017 - 3:28pm
The University of Iowa Athletics Department’s strategic plan is to “Win. Graduate. Do it Right.” A civil trial entering its third week in Polk County calls into question whether...
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With degree in hand, Desmond King now has the money

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 29, 2017 - 1:25pm
Without question, the Iowa story of the 2017 NFL draft is Desmond King’s descent. Let’s pull out three projections. Pro Football Focus had King, a consensus all-American and Thorpe Award...
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Hlas: Reversal of NFL draft fortunes for C.J. Beathard, Desmond King

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 29, 2017 - 12:58pm
For all the 2017 NFL mock drafts and stories about draft prospects, no one told you Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard would go in the third round and be the first Hawkeye taken. And did anyone hint...
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Drake Relays: Saturday’s schedule, live updates

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 28, 2017 - 11:19pm
It’s the final day of the 2017 Drake Relays, with athletes in the high school, college and elite divisions all taking the track Saturday at Drake Stadium. Follow along here. [Friday's...
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