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Spencer Lee electrifies Carver-Hawkeye Arena with pin in Iowa varsity debut

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 5, 2018 - 9:23pm
IOWA CITY – Forty-six seconds. The highly-anticipated debut of freshman Spencer Lee that was promoted and publicized heavily during the week lasted less than a minute. None of the 8,486 fans...
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Cedar Rapids Rampage continue rugged stretch with 11-5 loss to Milwaukee

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 5, 2018 - 9:14pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — If the Cedar Rapids Rampage are going to secure their first playoff spot, they will need to navigate through a daunting portion of the Major Arena Soccer League schedule. The...
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Down 26 at halftime, Cedar Rapids Prairie boys' basketball roars past Xavier, 54-51

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 5, 2018 - 9:09pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Whatever the words of motivation were at halftime, Jeremy Rickertsen might want to file them for future use. Trailing by 26 points at intermission, the Cedar Rapids Prairie...
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Prairie stuffs Xavier, 56-30

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 5, 2018 - 8:51pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — No extensive analysis needed on this one. Cedar Rapids Prairie made shots, and Cedar Rapids Xavier didn’t. Sid McCrea collected 20 points and five assists, and Class 5A...
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Big 3rd-quarter run lifts Cedar Rapids Washington girls past Jefferson, 80-61

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 5, 2018 - 8:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — His demeanor never changed. Chris James didn’t raise his voice, just stood on the sideline with his hands clasped behind his back. The Cedar Rapids Washington girls’...
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Points in Transition: Iowa vs. Maryland preview

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 5, 2018 - 6:12pm
There’s nothing like following up an 0-4 start to Big Ten play — three of those losses coming at home — with three straight conference games on the road. The Iowa men’s...
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Iowa State men’s basketball searches for consistency from guards

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 5, 2018 - 5:49pm
AMES – Iowa State guards Nick Weiler-Babb, Donovan Jackson and Lindell Wigginton are streaky. In any game, any or all of the trio could go for 20 points or for six points. They’re the...
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Jordan Bohannon biggest target for growing criticisms of Iowa basketball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 5, 2018 - 4:46pm
IOWA CITY — After the Iowa men’s basketball team lost to Ohio State on Thursday night, head coach Fran McCaffery was asked about criticism his team has received — specifically, that...
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Joey Gase gets full-time Xfinity Series ride with Go Green Racing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 5, 2018 - 3:04pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — This NASCAR offseason has been one of the strangest and definitely the most stressful offseason Cedar Rapids native Joey Gase has experienced since he’s been part of the...
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Xavier duo seeks redemption on the track

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 5, 2018 - 2:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The track and field season is two months away, two months of training and determination for many. For sophomores Maggie Stutzman and Ellie Tanko this upcoming track season is...
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Catching up with former area athletes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 5, 2018 - 2:03pm
A periodic look at former Gazette-area high school athletes and where they are now: Iowa colleges — Marcus England (Prairie), Taylor Mehmen (Prairie), Trey Schuler (Washington), Sam Uthoff...
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Iowa’s recent turnover rash ‘very alarming’ to Lisa Bluder

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 5, 2018 - 1:28pm
IOWA CITY — Heading into the Big Ten women’s basketball season, the Iowa Hawkeyes owned the best assist-to-turnover ratio in the nation. It’s not a coincindence that the numbers...
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Iowa's James Daniels declares for NFL draft

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 5, 2018 - 12:06pm
The NFL draft advisory board’s measure of a player matters. It probably mattered a lot for James Daniels. The idea for the center to leave the University of Iowa a year early for the NFL...
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Positive talk can impact performance

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 5, 2018 - 11:36am
Editor’s note: Nancy Justis is a former competitive swimmer and college sports information director. She is a partner with Outlier Creative Communications. By Nancy Justis, correspondent Our...
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Feasting on silence

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 5, 2018 - 9:09am
Editor’s note: John Lawrence Hanson, Ed.D., of Marion teaches U.S. history with an emphasis on environmental issues at Linn-Mar High School and sits on the Linn County Conservation Board. This...
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Hard work pays dividends for Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Ben Hoeger

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 4, 2018 - 9:09pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Ben Hoeger has made big strides from a year ago. He’s stronger, more mature and not cutting as much weight. None of that matters as much as...
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Hlas: Green means “Stop” for Iowa men's basketball this winter

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 4, 2018 - 8:48pm
IOWA CITY — In case you hadn’t noticed lately, winter is hard here. This particular winter has already been particularly trying, especially for Iowa men’s basketball fans. Here, in...
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Iowa falls at Maryland in top-20 women’s basketball showdown

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 4, 2018 - 8:47pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — No. 13 Maryland proved an inhospitable host Thursday night, handing the 17th-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team an 80-64 defeat in Big Ten action at Xfinity...
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Iowa falls in familiar fashion, this time to Ohio State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 4, 2018 - 8:45pm
IOWA CITY – Ohio State guard Kam Williams left a message for the Iowa men’s basketball team midway through the first half Thursday night. “This is easy,” Williams exclaimed...
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Boys’ basketball notebook: 2 legs of Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout on the way

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 4, 2018 - 3:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Everyone wanted in. Not everyone, but enough schools were interested in being part of the upcoming Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout boys’ basketball event at the U.S....
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