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Races like none before at Iowa Speedway

NEWTON — This was different. This was strange. This was good. For the first time since winter, Iowa had a major sporting event. For the 14th-straight year, the IndyCar Series held a race at...
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Photos: Iowa City West vs. Linn-Mar, Iowa high school substate baseball quarterfinals

Action from the 4A substate baseball game between the Iowa City West Trojans and the Linn-Mar Lions.
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Linn-Mar Lions ‘scratch and claw’ out substate baseball win over Iowa City West

CEDAR RAPIDS — Survive and advance. Linn-Mar baseball coach Kyle Rodenkirk said that is what it is all about this time of year after the Lions scratched and clawed their way to a...
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Despite 6 errors, Benton edges Solon in regional softball semifinals

SOLON — It doesn’t add up. Six errors is a recipe for disaster. Defeat, for sure. But somehow, some way, the Benton Bobcats overcame and escaped them. Benton Community slithered out of...
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Jack Lux triples 3 times in Cedar Rapids Xavier’s substate baseball opener

CEDAR RAPIDS — Three at-bats. Three triples. Jack Lux may have done it all on just three swings. The junior’s trifecta of three-baggers and three RBIs helped power fifth-ranked Cedar...
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Photos: Cedar Rapids Xavier vs. Vinton-Shellsburg, Iowa high school substate baseball quarterfinals

The Saints blanked the Vikings 10-0 in their shortened 3A substate game.
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How Iowa State football players stayed in shape at home during coronavirus shutdown

AMES — Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell brought in Dave Andrews to be the program’s new strength and conditioning coach after last season. Campbell believes the strength and...
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Josef Newgarden’s goal at Iowa Speedway is simple: ‘Win both races’

While some drivers may take it easy Friday night (7:30 p.m., NBCSN) during the first of two scheduled Iowa 250 races this weekend at Iowa Speedway, defending track and series champion Josef Newgarden...
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An uncommon regular season behind, No. 15 Prairie faces surging Liberty in a 5A regional opener

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 17, 2020 - 12:04pm
Alisha Frese’s first season with the Cedar Rapids Prairie softball team has been far from common. “It’s been crazy,” said Frese, the Hawks’ head coach....
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Former Hawkeye Jarrod Uthoff signs with NBA’s Washington Wizards

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 17, 2020 - 11:47am
Former University of Iowa basketball standout Jarrod Uthoff has signed with the NBA’s Washington Wizards as a substitute player for the season’s restart later this month. Uthoff, from...
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Report: Glen Worley joining Steve Alford’s Nevada staff

According to Nevada Sports Net, former Iowa City West and University of Iowa basketball player Glen Worley has joined Steve Alford’s men’s basketball staff at Nevada. Worley will the...
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Iowa City West and Linn-Mar meet at neutral site in wide-open baseball substate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 16, 2020 - 10:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — When the Iowa high school baseball postseason assignments were released and a matchup between Linn-Mar and Iowa City West seemed imminent, West Activities Director Craig Huegel...
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Duanna Coyle’s 8th-inning homer sends Xavier past Marion

MARION — Duanna Coyle is a doubles hitter. A gap hitter. This time, the gap was over the fence. Coyle’s two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning lifted Cedar Rapids Xavier past...
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Photos: Cedar Rapids Xavier vs. Marion, Iowa high school softball

Cedar Rapids Xavier softball defeats Marion, 4-2, in their Class 4A regional quarterfinal
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Hawkeyes discuss COVID-19 and working through the program’s diversity issues

IOWA CITY — Kinnick Stadium was sun-baked on Thursday. The black and yellow popped in the light. The FieldTurf is ready and waiting. The conversation in the Pacha Family Club Room in...
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Iowa vs. Oregon State men’s basketball game set for Sioux Falls

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 16, 2020 - 10:23am
It was confirmed Thursday that the Iowa men’s basketball team has scheduled a Dec. 22 game against Oregon State at the 3,250-seat Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. The time and ticket...
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Familiar postseason softball foes, Benton Community and Solon meet again

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 16, 2020 - 10:03am
We’re deep into July. It’s the postseason. So it’s another softball reunion between Benton Community and Solon. For the third straight summer — and the fourth time in six...
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Hannah Bridgewater’s speed ignites North Linn softball, then her slam makes it a quick night

TROY MILLS — Lots of speed. A slam. And a quick night. Hannah Bridgewater contributed four of North Linn’s 16 stolen bases, then closed the show with a fourth-inning grand slam to lead...
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Photos: MFL MarMac vs. North Linn, Iowa high school softball

North Linn defeated MFL MarMac 15-0 in four innings Wednesday night in Troy Mills.
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