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Two-time NCAA qualifier Pat Lugo considers transfer to Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa could add a proven college wrestling talent to its roster. The addition would bolster the Hawkeyes’ future middleweight lineup. Two-time NCAA qualifier Pat Lugo said Wednesday he is...
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Podcast: ‘Inside Track’ tribute to Arlo Becker

The Inside Track Podcast returned Wednesday for a special edition, discussing the life and legacy of Eastern Iowa racing icon Arlo Becker, who died Monday at age 79 after injuries sustained in a...
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Podcast: What to know about the 2017 Camp Courageous Sprint Triathlon

Gazette sports editor J.R. Ogden chats with Nick Gearhart about the 2017 Camp Courageous Sprint Triathlon in Cedar Rapids on the Community Corner podcast. Maps and registration information are...
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Iowa women’s basketball walk-on Zion Sanders looks to bounce back from knee injury

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana All-Star Zion Sanders is ready for a challenge, even if it’s going to take her down an unexpected path. Just last summer, Sanders was chosen as one of the six...
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Softball notes: The roar is back at Lisbon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 14, 2017 - 12:50pm
After a couple of years mired in unaccustomed mediocrity, Lisbon High School softball coach Bob Bunting had a hunch his team would be improved this season. But not like this. “This is sort of...
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Iowa pitcher Nick Gallagher drafted by Indians, will turn pro

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 14, 2017 - 12:08pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Hawkeyes are losing two of their top juniors to professional baseball. One is not a surprise, the other maybe a bit of a surprise. Slugging first baseman Jake Adams...
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Top 4 remain the same in area Super Ten

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 14, 2017 - 10:35am
Area softball Super Ten, through games played Tuesday, June 13: 1. CEDAR RAPIDS JEFFERSON * Record: 20-3. MVC: 14-0. Streak: Won 3. Previous: 1st. 2. BENTON COMMUNITY * Record: 17-2. Wamac West:...
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North Cedar Dance Team wraps up season with show, clinic

CLARENCE — The North Cedar Dance Team recently ended its 2016-2017 season with a showcase to show off their talent to family, friends and community. The showcase included a dance clinic, which...
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Justin Kay makes history sweeping IMCA Deery Bros, Hawkeye Dirt Tour at West Liberty

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 13, 2017 - 10:02pm
WEST LIBERTY — The IMCA record book is littered with Justin Kay’s name. The orange No. 15k has won a lot of races over the last handful of years, adding championships to boot. On Tuesday...
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Erica Oler’s clutch hit gives Cedar Rapids Jefferson a sweep of Linn-Mar

MARION — Down a run. Bases loaded. Last inning. “There weren’t any outs,” Erica Oler said. “So there wasn’t any pressure.” Wait. No pressure? “No...
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Doug Schwab: Move to Big 12 elevates UNI wrestling program

Northern Iowa Coach Doug Schwab would have been content staying in the Mid-American Conference, but an opportunity too good to pass on was presented to the Panthers. He didn’t want them to...
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Hlas: Thomas Gilman gives World-class performance

Thomas Gilman and his girlfriend went to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo Tuesday. It was a welcomed diversion after what the former Iowa Hawkeye experienced three days earlier an hour to the west....
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Bre Cera granted transfer release at Iowa

IOWA CITY — After starting 18 games for the University of Iowa women’s basketball team as a freshman, Bre Cera is moving on. The university announced Tuesday that Cera has been granted a...
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San Francisco 49ers sign former Iowa QB C.J. Beathard

The San Francisco 49ers signed quarterback C.J. Beathard to a four-year deal, the team announced Tuesday. Beathard became the ninth of the team’s 10 picks of the 2017 draft to be under...
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Hawkeyes see pair of players drafted in 6th round of MLB Draft

CEDAR RAPIDS — Almost exactly a year ago, Jake Adams was a man without a college. Now he’s about to become a professional baseball player with a nice little chunk of change in his...
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Isaac Newton Christian Academy to wade into waters of interscholastic athletics

CEDAR RAPIDS — Craig Schultz has a vision of a full high-school athletics program, a packed gymnasium and conference affiliation. For now, though, baby steps. Isaac Newton Christian Academy...
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Cedar Rapids Titans experience ‘growing pains’ after offseason changes

CEDAR RAPIDS — With a rookie head coach and an overhauled roster, it was easy to predict an uphill climb for the Cedar Rapids Titans. With one win in 16 games, up is the only direction left...
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It’s not all ‘roses and butterflies’ when playing for Joe Yegge

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 13, 2017 - 12:32pm
Editor’s note: Hanna Roltgen will be a senior at Cedar Rapids Prairie in the fall. She is doing an internship at The Gazette this summer through Kirkwood’s Workplace Learning...
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ISU women’s basketball signee excited to be in Ames

INDIANAPOLIS — She likely was tired for her first day on campus, but with good reason. Iowa State women’s basketball freshman Madison Wise had a 10 a.m. class Monday. And she was...
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No. 2 North Linn sweeps No. 6 Lisbon in Tri-Rivers Conference showdown

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 12, 2017 - 10:23pm
LISBON — It was a night that promised to shake up the Tri-Rivers Conference standings. No. 6 Lisbon (11-3) hosted No. 2 North Linn (20-1) Monday in a doubleheader, pitting the two teams atop...
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