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Iowa reverts at the wrong time, falls to Indiana

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The final two weeks of the regular season seemed to show a seismic shift in the way the Iowa men’s basketball team executed defensively. No matter if it was zone or...
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Upper Iowa’s Josh Walker capitalizes on one more shot at college wrestling

Josh Walker all but accepted the fact that he had competed for the last time. He was two years removed from his last college match. Walker still clung to hope for one more shot, while he went on with...
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Boys’ state basketball tournament: Friday’s games

DES MOINES — Capsules on Friday’s games at the boys’ state basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena: CLASS 4A SEMIFINALS No. 1 Iowa City West (21-3) vs. No. 6 Cedar Rapids...
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Hlas: Cyclones did their part, Kansas didn’t

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It would have been a Friday night main event that started at the early bird time of 6 p.m. If one fan brigade can do something to neutralize Kansas’ home-arena...
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Technicals help spark Monte Morris, Iowa State past Oklahoma State

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Monte Morris saw the trap coming and tried to react. Two Oklahoma State defenders swarmed the Iowa State point guard before he could get rid of the ball, and tied it up. In...
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Pinning Combination Podcast: Championship week preview

The Gazette’s KJ Pilcher and J.R. Ogden talk about this week’s Division III and Division II national championships, and look ahead to next weekend’s Division I championships, in...
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Iowa men's basketball vs. Indiana (Big Ten tournament): Live updates, How to watch

The seventh-seeded Iowa Hawkeyes (18-13) look to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive Thursday against No. 10 seed Indiana (17-14) in the Big Ten tournament.  The winner will take on second-seeded...
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Boys’ state basketball tournament: Thursday’s other games

DES MOINES — When you shoot it like that, who needs all of your players? Definitely not Western Christian. The top-ranked Wolfpack scored 27 points in the first quarter and had 53 at halftime,...
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Wartburg’s Kyle Fank succeeds in starting role

Kyle Fank is the man now. Even though he didn’t own that title, he still trained like it while sitting behind national finalists his first two years at Wartburg. Fank is ready to reap the...
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North Cedar’s running counselor

CLARENCE — Most students would be surprised teachers actually have a life outside of school. When they see one of their teachers in public at the mall, a restaurant or the movies, it can be...
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Shooting woes give North Linn 58-53 loss to Gladbrook-Reinbeck in Class 1A semifinals

DES MOINES — They did virtually everything they wanted to, executed the game plan perfectly. Hold down Joe Smoldt as much as possible? Check. Rebound competitively against a larger opponent?...
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Twisters’ Clara Thurm and Sarah Nolting are triple gymnastics winners

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 9, 2017 - 12:49pm
TWISTERS’ THURM, NOLTING TRIPLE WINNERS HIAWATHA — Clara Thurm and Sarah Nolting of Twisters Gymnastics won three events each at the Leapin’ Leprechaun meet, hosted by the Cedar...
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Cedar Rapids fisherman has unique technique

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 9, 2017 - 12:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A former fishing guide this weekend will unveil a new angling technique he said will outfish most other methods. Doc (his given name) Matthews, 60, of Cedar Rapids will describe...
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A hectic life for Xavier’s Jess Callahan and Emily Jasper

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 9, 2017 - 10:22am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Behind all of the hard work and dedication is just an athlete who fell in love with the sport. Many may not know how hard it is to be a multisport athlete and what it entails....
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Thursday at the Iowa boys' state basketball tournament: How to watch, schedule, scores

It’s time for semifinal action at the boys’ state basketball tournaments. Championship matchups will be determined in 1A, 2A and 3A Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des...
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Landon Cassill self-engineering a way to NASCAR success

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 9, 2017 - 12:04am
As the sun rose in a cloudless sky on Port Orange, Fla., the serene silence of a February morning was broken by the flap of legs hitting the surface of the water at the Port Orange YMCA. Cedar...
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Iowa hurdler Aaron Mallett working his way toward stardom

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 8, 2017 - 11:29pm
IOWA CITY — When asked what he wants to do after he graduates, Aaron Mallett stops for a second, grins and shyly shrugs. In the Iowa senior hurdler’s head, however, he sees the bright...
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Kennedy with comeback for the ages, beats Hempstead, 55-47

DES MOINES — How to win at the state tournament. Get behind by 21 points in the first half and go from there. OK, that recipe won’t win you many games. Very, very few down here at Wells...
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No. 1 Iowa City West escapes upstart Newton in 4A quarterfinals, 57-51

DES MOINES — Newton qualifying for the state boys’ basketball tournament was a surprise. Newton beating top-ranked, perennial power Iowa City West? Luckily for the Trojans, they...
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Boys’ state basketball tournament — Thursday’s games

DES MOINES — Capsules on Thursday’s games at the boys’ state basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena: CLASS 1A SEMIFINALS No. 1 North Linn (26-0) vs. No. 2 Gladbrook-Reinbeck...
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