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Iowa's Spencer Lee ready to step into starting lineup

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 4, 2018 - 2:39pm
IOWA CITY — Spencer Lee attended a University of Iowa home dual in junior high. The longtime Hawkeye fan was with his club coach, Jody Strittmatter, a two-time All-American and Big Ten...
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Iowa men’s basketball vs. Ohio State: Live updates, how to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 4, 2018 - 1:35pm
The Iowa Hawkeyes (9-7, 0-3) don’t have much time to evaluate Tuesday’s loss against Michigan as they host the Ohio State Buckeyes (11-4, 2-0) in Big Ten men’s basketball Thursday...
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Double Dribble: Storylines to watch as Iowa high school basketball season resumes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 4, 2018 - 1:12pm
The Iowa high school basketball season is back in full swing after the holiday break, so The Gazette’s Jeff Linder and Jeff Johnson take a look at some of the top area storylines on this...
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Girls' basketball reset: Unbeaten Marion faces a difficult weekend

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 4, 2018 - 10:52am
The Marion Indians aren’t going to see a lot of stiff challenges through the remainder of the regular season. They’ll get two this weekend. Ranked No. 1 all season in Class 4A, Marion...
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Xavier basketball photos

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 4, 2018 - 9:40am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Xavier boys’ and girls’ basketball teams start the 2018 portions of the 2017-18 season in good shape. The defending state champion boys’ are ranked...
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Freed Spencer Lee ready to wrestle for Iowa Hawkeyes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 3, 2018 - 8:08pm
IOWA CITY — The real question may not have been if but more when Spencer Lee would shed his redshirt. Iowa wrestling followers received their answer Wednesday. Lee and Iowa Coach Tom Brands...
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Points in Transition: Iowa vs Ohio State preview

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 3, 2018 - 5:42pm
There’s no time to dwell on frustration for the Iowa men’s basketball team. A one-day prep for another home Big Ten Conference game means not having a usual buffer to be able to mentally...
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Bryce is best: Esmoil sets West Liberty all-time wins record

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 3, 2018 - 5:20pm
WEST LIBERTY — Bryce Esmoil didn’t even think about becoming West Liberty’s most successful wrestler when he entered the program. He just wanted to wrestle and be the best he...
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An honorary member of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 3, 2018 - 3:41pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Some day, some year, he’ll make the team. Jordan Kapsalakis is sure of that. He sees himself scoring the winning goal in a game, dropping the gloves and fighting the...
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Iowa Corn 300 start time moved up with fans in mind

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 3, 2018 - 2:41pm
NEWTON — The Verizon IndyCar Series announced the open wheel series’ 2018 race start times and TV schedule Wednesday, and with it came a change for Iowa Speedway. The 7/8-mile oval in...
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Iowa QB Tyler Wiegers transfers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 3, 2018 - 2:20pm
Junior quarterback Tyler Wiegers announced Wednesday that he is transferring to Eastern Michigan. Wiegers pushed sophomore Nate Stanley for the starting job early this fall. Stanley settled in and...
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No-brainer: Iowa's Josh Jackson goes to the NFL

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 3, 2018 - 1:35pm
You just didn’t know if THIS was going to happen for Josh Jackson. He ended spring practice of his freshman year dropping what would’ve been a long TD pass. Last year, when it was...
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North Cedar wrestling photos

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 3, 2018 - 12:52pm
CLARENCE — The North Cedar wrestling team dropped three duals before the holiday break, falling to Tipton, Bellevue and West Liberty. Here is some action from those Dec. 14 duals.
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No site yet for high school bowling tournaments

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 3, 2018 - 12:16pm
The process for finding an alternative site for the 2018 Iowa state high school bowling championships will begin next week. Plaza Lanes in Des Moines, which has hosted the meets since the sport was...
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Kennedy’s McKenzie Vick sets high bar in figure skating

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 3, 2018 - 11:08am
CEDAR RAPIDS — McKenzie Vick, a freshman at Kennedy High School, has a big goal for her future in figure skating. She wants to land a quadruple flip — one of the hardest jumps in...
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Josh Jackson: Iowa meteor now orbits NFL

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 3, 2018 - 10:23am
Josh Jackson had one career start for Iowa before the 2017 season. He was on no one’s preseason All-Anything teams. Eight games into the season that just ended — that’s two-thirds...
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Hempstead snaps Liberty’s 4-game win streak

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 2, 2018 - 8:54pm
NORTH LIBERTY — Yeah, it was a step backward. It was also a lesson. “I think we learned tonight that we can’t take anything for granted,” Iowa City Liberty Coach Jaime...
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Promising Iowa City Regina rolls past Tipton, 67-42

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 2, 2018 - 8:40pm
IOWA CITY — They didn’t play a lot of games early, so you didn’t really know much about them. But if the Iowa City Regina Regals ever were a secret, they’re probably not...
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Hlas: Michigan was open, Hawkeyes were closed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 2, 2018 - 8:32pm
IOWA CITY — Late in the first half Tuesday night, Iowa men’s basketball Coach Fran McCaffery pounded the edge of the Carver-Hawkeye Arena scorer’s table and shouted something...
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Iowa takes 'step backward' in loss to Michigan

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 2, 2018 - 8:27pm
IOWA CITY — Give the Iowa men’s basketball team credit for at least one thing Tuesday night: to a man, the Hawkeyes who met with media after losing to Michigan, 75-68, acknowledged the...
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