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Iowa's Akrum Wadley puts distance on mistakes

IOWA CITY — Akrum Wadley told a story about mistakes on Tuesday at the Hansen Performance Center. Iowa’s top running back prefers to keep them in the front of his mind,...
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Iowa gets commitment from Indiana TE Anthony Torres

Iowa football’s 2018 recruiting class gained another big body Wednesday when Mishawaka, Ind., tight end Anthony Torres tweeted his commitment to the Hawkeyes. Torres is listed 6-foot-6, 235...
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Youth Showcase in Cedar Rapids brings out fun in juggling

CEDAR RAPIDS — Nearly two years ago, Kyle Albrecht was just hanging out with a few friends. The then 14-year-old was just celebrating a normal July Fourth, and an idea popped into his...
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A long ‘short’ walk in the outdoors

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 13, 2017 - 12:40pm
Editor’s note: John Lawrence Hanson, Ed.D., of Marion teaches U.S. history with an emphasis on environmental issues at Linn-Mar High School and sits on the Linn County Conservation Board. By...
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ISU tabbed ninth in Big 12 football race

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 13, 2017 - 10:22am
 AMES — The Iowa State football team was picked to finish ninth in the Big 12 preseason media poll, the league announced Thursday. The Cyclones, who finished 3-9 last season with two...
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Prairie Hawks Orange capture state baseball title

INDIANOLA — The Cedar Rapids Prairie Hawks Orange baseball team won the 11U AA state title earlier this month. The Hawks Orange picked up wins over the Central Iowa Redbirds, 13-5, and...
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Kernels shut out in 2nd straight game, 3-0, by West Michigan

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — The Cedar Rapids Kernels continued to struggle offensively Wednesday night, shut out for a second straight game, this time by West Michigan, 2-0. The Kernels (49-41,...
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NBA cuts down on timeouts to speed up and improve flow of its games

LAS VEGAS — For as long as anyone can remember, people have complained about the way the final few minutes of NBA games grind to a halt, straining under the weight of a seemingly endless...
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Justin Lutjen steps down at West

IOWA CITY — For Justin Lutjen, something had to give. For the betterment of his family, it was softball. Lutjen confirmed Tuesday that he has stepped down as head softball coach at Iowa City...
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Iowa players don’t see, anticipate locker room divide amid QB race

IOWA CITY — Quarterback competitions certainly are not rare to college football teams, and not really all that rare to the Iowa football team, either. Quarterback competitions dividing locker...
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ISU’s Solomon Young working on offense

WEST DES MOINES — Solomon Young finds himself in a unique position. At 19 years old and going into just his second year with the Iowa State men’s basketball team, he’s already a...
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Avery Guy, Ashley Hamilton are MVC players of the year

Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s Avery Guy and Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Ashley Hamilton are divisional softball players of the year in the Mississippi Valley Conference. A senior shortstop bound...
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Iowa State’s Allen Lazard, Kamari Cotton-Moya earn Big 12 honor

AMES — Iowa State wide receiver Allen Lazard and safety Kamari Cotton-Moya have three things in common. Both are seniors, wear No. 5 and were announced Monday as preseason all-Big 12 team...
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Cedar Rapids Kennedy softball advances to state for first time since 1999

CEDAR RAPIDS — Kaylin Kinney figured the Cedar Rapids Kennedy bats had been silent long enough. After three hitless frames for the Cougars’ offense, the freshman sparked a two-run fourth...
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C.R. Prairie’s Levi Usher selected for prestigious Perfect Game All-American baseball game

CEDAR RAPIDS — Outfielder Levi Usher of Cedar Rapids Prairie has been selected to play in the 2017 Perfect Game USA All-American Game, it was announced Tuesday night. The game is August 13 at...
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Mount Pleasant rallies past Xavier in regional final

MOUNT PLEASANT — Things were looking bright for the Cedar Rapids Xavier softball team through four innings in Mount Pleasant Tuesday night. The Saints led 3-1 going into the fifth inning with...
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Ross Swinton’s no-hitter moves Lone Tree along; No. 6 Lisbon cruises in 1A district play

LISBON — The best part of Ross Swinton’s no-hitter Tuesday night was that he didn’t know he had thrown one. Not until he was tipped off by one of his coaches postgame. “I...
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Jefferson makes its way back to state

CEDAR RAPIDS — For the common team, the situation screamed sacrifice. But Cedar Rapids Jefferson isn’t a common team. When you’re stacked with sluggers, you don’t give away...
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Urbandale gets ‘timely’ hit, defeats Linn-Mar in regional final

URBANDALE — Linn-Mar could feel it building. In six of its last seven games, the Lions’ softball team could see the corner being turned defensively. They entered their Class 5A regional...
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No. 1 Benton falls to Charles City in regional final

VAN HORNE — Benton Community took the field Tuesday night in great shape. The Bobcats lost just six games this season, won a conference title and are fresh off a state championship run last...
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