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Iowa is showing the nation how not to resume sports

Iowa was the first state to resume high school sports during the coronavirus pandemic. After almost two months, the results from the experiment are not exactly encouraging. On one hand, Iowa’s...
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Iowa high school state baseball 2020: Brackets, schedule, seeds released

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 23, 2020 - 12:24pm
A shortened Iowa high school baseball season moves to Principal Park in Des Moines for its final week as 32 teams compete for four state championships. Coaches seeded the fields in each class after...
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Coralville set to host USA Wrestling Senior Nationals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 23, 2020 - 12:09pm
CORALVILLE — Eastern Iowa has played host to some of amateur wrestling’s major events. NCAA tournaments, USA Wrestling’s Olympic Team Trials and United World Wrestling’s...
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With his family’s familiar paint scheme, Justin Tharp is back racing at Benton County Speedway

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 22, 2020 - 10:22pm
VINTON — Most race teams consist of a driver, a couple friends who like to work on cars and a parent or spouse who holds the entire project together. After years of helping his dad, Bill, and...
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Benton rallies to beat South Tama in 9 innings to reach state baseball tournament

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 22, 2020 - 10:14pm
VAN HORNE — Fans from Benton Community talked proudly about the “never-say-die” Bobcat attitude after the home team managed to score three in the bottom of the seventh, before...
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Pleasant Valley stops Iowa City Liberty short of first state baseball bid

NORTH LIBERTY — It just wasn’t their time. Seeking their first state tournament birth in just their third year of existence, the Iowa City Liberty Lightning came out sluggish. Pleasant...
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Photos: Cedar Falls vs. Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Iowa high school baseball substate finals

Cedar Falls beat Cedar Rapids Kennedy 7-4 in a Class 4A substate final Wednesday night to advance to the Iowa high school state baseball tournament.
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Cedar Rapids Kennedy battles back from early substate baseball deficit, but falls to Cedar Falls

CEDAR RAPIDS — Too much early. Not enough late. Cedar Rapids Kennedy fell into a cavernous hole immediately, scratching and clawing to give itself a chance to climb out of it. The effort came...
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Another walk-off win sends Iowa City High to state baseball tournament

IOWA CITY — There are those who think trying to steal third base with two outs is kind of a selfish play. The risk doesn’t outweigh the reward. But that’s not always the case....
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Photos: Linn-Mar vs. Iowa City High, Iowa high school baseball

Linn-Mar and Iowa City High faced off in the Class 4A substate final at Mercer Park in Iowa City
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Photos: Town-team baseball in Dubuque County

Scenes from a Friday night game at the American Legion field in Cascade, Iowa
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All-conference softball: MVC, Wamac, Tri-Rivers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 22, 2020 - 12:25pm
All-conference softball teams have been released by the Mississippi Valley Conference, Wamac Conference and Tri-Rivers Conference. Here they are:   MVC MISSISSIPPI DIVISION First Team...
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11-inning marathon win sends Cedar Rapids Kennedy back to state softball

CEDAR RAPIDS — Unforgettable game. Unfortunate ending. And for the Kennedy Cougars, a muted celebration. Mya Dodge’s sky-high fly ball to left field was dropped with two outs in the...
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Muscatine upends Iowa City High in regional softball finals

IOWA CITY — The home run ball was expected to be front and center in Tuesday night’s Class 5A regional softball final. No. 5 City High had blasted 46 homers in 21 games while its...
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Nathan ‘Buddha’ McEnany pitches North Linn back to state baseball tournament

WAVERLY — North Linn’s Nathan McEnany received the lighthearted nickname “Buddha.” Family called him that for the way he would sit with each foot resting on the opposite...
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Heavily favored West Delaware scores right away and goes on to 8-2 regional softball final win over Washington

MANCHESTER — When you’re the overwhelming favorite, you do what the West Delaware softball team did Tuesday night. You score right away. That’s exactly what the second-ranked...
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Photos: Cedar Rapids Kennedy vs. Iowa City Liberty, Iowa high school softball regional finals

Cedar Rapids Kennedy won their regional softball final against Iowa City Libery 1-0 after 11 innings Tuesday night.
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Cael Frost homers twice as Don Bosco beats HLV in substate baseball final

WILLIAMSBURG — Don Bosco junior Cael Frost went 4-for-5 with two home runs and a double in a 12-5 victory over HLV in the Class 1A Substate 5 final Tuesday night. HLV took a 2-0 lead in its...
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Iowa high school baseball substate finals: Liberty seeks first state berth in postseason opener

NORTH LIBERTY — Iowa City Liberty finds itself in a unique situation. Playing for a state baseball berth was expected from the veteran group. The fact it serves as the Lightning’s...
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In search of a dam good fishing site

Summer fishing on the mighty Mississippi River can be a challenge. It can also be dam good. From Davenport to the Twin Cities, every pool of the Mississippi features dozens of man-made rock...
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