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Aussie Aaron Whitefield goes deep twice in Kernels' 8-2 win at Peoria

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2017 - 9:42pm
PEORIA, Ill. — Aaron Whitefield homered twice, and the Cedar Rapids Kernels knocked off the Peoria Chiefs, 8-2, Monday night in Midwest League baseball at Dozer Park. Whitefield, the...
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Mount Vernon riding high again in Wamac girls’ tennis

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2017 - 7:53pm
MOUNT VERNON — Crystal Eskelsen had a lot of questions coming into this season. The Mount Vernon girls’ tennis coach graduated half of the lineup from the squad that won the first Wamac...
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Marquis Dew takes advantage of chance to start for Dubuque

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2017 - 7:46pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Marquis Dew waited for his chance. The University of Dubuque freshman received a couple starts the first month of the season. He parlayed those into a regular role in...
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IMCA racers no strangers to April rainouts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2017 - 6:38pm
VINTON — Rainouts are stressful, disappointing and often frustrating facts of life for racetracks during April in Iowa. That’s particularly true when it seems like the season can’t...
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Podcast: 'Inside Track' talks Open Late Models with Chris Simpson

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2017 - 6:04pm
The Inside Track Podcast returns this week with The Gazette's Jeremiah welcoming Oxford driver Chris Simpson, who won Saturday’s Slocum 50 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington. Davis and Simpson...
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#oniowapod — If angst over the Iowa-Iowa State series were a precious metal ...

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2017 - 3:57pm
Land of Ten’s Scott Dochterman joined me for a tremendous ... ly ... long podcast today. Hey, there was stuff to talk about. The Hawkeyes wrap up spring practice on Friday night. Without...
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Follow the lead left by Team 99 Counties

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2017 - 1:30pm
Editor’s note: Daren Schumaker of Cedar Rapids and Dennis Lee of Walford have run across all of Iowa’s 99 counties, raising money and awareness for the American Heart Association. They...
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Iowa State offensive line heads into summer with questions, promise

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2017 - 12:15pm
AMES — Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell made two admissions when talking about his offensive line following the annual spring game. That group, made up primarily of young and...
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Meet The Kernels — Shane Carrier

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2017 - 12:09pm
l Name: Shane Carrier l Number: 27 l Position: Outfield l Bats/Throws: Right/Right l Height/Weight: 6-foot-2, 220 pounds l Age: 20 l Hometown: Fullerton, Calif. l Noteworthy: Hit .275 in 55...
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The age of Adderall

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2017 - 12:04pm
Editor’s note: All sources in this story have been given aliases, as they chose to remain anonymous. IOWA CITY — “Who got Addy?” These are the words Roger, an Iowa City West...
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Iowa City’s Lance Cundy top Eastern Iowan at Boston Marathon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2017 - 11:40am
BOSTON — Lance Cundy of Iowa City was the top Eastern Iowa finisher in the 2017 Boston Marathon today, finishing the 26.2-mile run in 2 hours, 51 minutes and 40 seconds. The 26-year-old placed...
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Signs of spring: Flowers, birds, torn ACLs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2017 - 10:53am
Football is rough. Iowa’s football team had two players suffer torn ACLs during this year’s spring practice, probably preventing them from participating in the 2017 season. They are...
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Track and field state leaders & Drake cutoffs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 17, 2017 - 8:55am
DES MOINES — The Drake Relays are April 27-29 at Drake Stadium. Cutoff for qualification is 11:59 p.m. Thursday. Here is a form chart that will be updated periodically until the entry...
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Get healthy and take on Iowa legend Chuck Long

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 16, 2017 - 7:37pm
It’s been more than a few years since Chuck Long donned a black-and-gold jersey and threw touchdowns passes — or ran naked bootlegs — inside Kinnick Stadium. And there’s a...
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U.S.’ top prep basketball player is son of ex-C.R. Jefferson star

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 16, 2017 - 9:34am
In 1983, Lisa Becker scored 58.7 points a game for Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School. “Fifty-eight points a game my senior year, my kids can’t get that,” the-now Lisa Porter...
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Kernels pitcher Domenick Carlini happy to be out of extended, takes advantage of MWL opportunity

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 15, 2017 - 8:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Fort Myers, Fla., is nice this time of year. The weather is warm but not ghastly hot and humid. Just about perfect, unless you are a group of Minnesota Twins minor leaguers....
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Kayba Laube commits to UNI

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 15, 2017 - 7:17pm
MARION — Kayba Laube’s first college scholarship offer came before her first varsity game. She couldn’t imagine a better fit coming along. A freshman who helped lead Marion to...
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Rampage United filling roster for second outdoor soccer season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 15, 2017 - 6:10pm
MOUNT VERNON — By all accounts, the Cedar Rapids Rampage United had a surprisingly successful outdoor soccer debut last summer in the Premier League of America. Just one loss in 10...
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Blair Brooks shines in a meet with extra meaning

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 15, 2017 - 5:54pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — This meet matters to Blair Brooks. This stadium is significant. “It’s a special meet to me,” he said. “This is the last place my grandpa saw me compete,...
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C.R. Kernels outfielder Aaron Whitefield makes the jump from softball to baseball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 15, 2017 - 2:04pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Most of you don’t know about Adam Folkard, have never heard of the guy. Aaron Whitefield has, and he’ll tell you about him in quick order. “He’s...
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