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Cedar Rapids Prairie sweeps Cedar Falls in top-10 matchup

CEDAR RAPIDS — An ugly finish but a beautiful sweep. They may have been a tale of two different ballgames but the results were the same for Cedar Rapids Prairie. The Class 4A seventh-ranked...
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Arlo Becker dead at 79, leaves tremendous racing legacy

“If you can’t win, be spectacular.” Those were six words Arlo Becker lived by traveling across Eastern Iowa and beyond to dirt and asphalt racetracks. No matter if it was in his...
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Inside Track Podcast: Landon Cassill on upcoming return to Hawkeye Downs, 2017 season

The Inside Track Podcast returns this week with co-hosts Jeremiah Davis and Danny Lehmkuhl breaking down all things motorsports in Eastern Iowa — on dirt and asphalt. Inside Track welcomes on...
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Offense struggles again as Kernels fall to Burlington, 1-0

CEDAR RAPIDS — You can say one thing about these Cedar Rapids Kernels. They can be confounding. A 1-0 loss Monday afternoon to Burlington at Veterans Memorial Stadium defintely was that, among...
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Jack Nunge ready to start Iowa basketball career

INDIANAPOLIS — He should have had the inside track on how to slow down Iowa basketball recruit Jack Nunge. After all, Brian Gibson had just coached Nunge during the previous four seasons at...
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From Shirt game to Tug O' War, it's on for the Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — You can try hiding during the “Shirt Game” game. Keep in mind, there are maybe 20-plus Iowa Hawkeyes darting and wrestling in a 20-yard space on the outdoor practice...
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Hawkeyes instantly have Big Ten’s best midfield logo

This is the kind of essay that usually gets me a “Slow news day?” response from someone. Which is not an original reply. It’s on the same level as “You mad, bro?”...
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Former Hawkeye Mike Gesell takes in Urbana 5 Memorial while home from Europe

VINTON — On the list of places to run into a former Iowa men’s basketball player, a dirt track in rural Eastern Iowa would not normally be high on the list. But that’s exactly...
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Hawkeyes instantly have Big Ten’s best midfield logo

This is the kind of essay that usually gets me a “Slow news day?” response from someone. Which is not an original reply. It’s on the same level as “You mad, bro?”...
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Tigerhawk logo coming to Kinnick Stadium field

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 12, 2017 - 12:33pm
IOWA CITY — For the first time since 1980, Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium will have a logo at midfield. The school unveiled Monday that Iowa’s Tigerhawk logo, which former football coach...
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A guide to unique summertime activities

Summer officials arrives on June 20, but the summer season already is well underway. High school baseball and softball teams are several weeks into their seasons and road races, as Ryan Scheckel said...
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Flannagan, VanDeest top furious racing in Urbana 5 Memorial

VINTON — Benton County Speedway in Vinton has a few nights each season that simply mean more than all the rest. One is the Hogan Memorial. The other has become the Urbana 5 Memorial, which now...
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Kernels fall to Burlington, setting up exciting final week of 1st half

CEDAR RAPIDS — This is getting good. Not that the Cedar Rapids Kernels want it that way. They’d prefer to strut and stroll into the Midwest League playoffs. That doesn’t appear...
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Hlas: Golf tycoon Bob Parsons got the bug in C.R.

A gravelly growl pours from the telephone during an interview with Bob Parsons. There’s no pulling of punches in answering questions. He answers bluntly and without concern of editing his...
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Super utility guy Caleb Hamilton comes up with super homer that rallies Kernels past Burlington

CEDAR RAPIDS — You can stay in the game of baseball a long time if you know how to play multiple positions. That’s what Caleb Hamilton is hoping, because that’s what he can...
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Iowa City High continues recent success with hard-fought win over Ames

IOWA CITY — The victory may not have been the prettiest, but it counts the same. Iowa City High has learned to win tough games and it has them on the cusp of the Class 4A rankings. The Little...
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Union falls short in 2A girls’ soccer championship as Lewis Central repeats

DES MOINES— Courtney Powell nearly did it again. Trailing 2-1 to Lewis Central in the Class 2A girls’ soccer state championship, the Union forward — who beat North Scott on...
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Natalie Halvorson leads Prairie past Estherville Lincoln Central

CEDAR RAPIDS — Near 90-degree weather and wind gusts up to 30 miles-per-hour can really put a damper on a softball game. The rough conditions, however, didn’t throw Natalie Halvorson...
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Assumption too much for Center Point-Urbana in 1A girls’ soccer championship

DES MOINES— As the seconds ticked toward the end of Center Point-Urbana’s Class 1A state title loss to Davenport Assumption, the Stormin’ Pointers co-head coaches started to put...
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Baseball notebook: Kernels players keep tabs on their alma maters in super regionals

CEDAR RAPIDS — He may or may not have had teammates running a little bit of intel to him during his start Friday night for the Cedar Rapids Kernels. It was their choice to do so, not his, by...
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