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Waukee’s Payton Sandfort commits to Iowa men’s basketball program

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 1, 2020 - 6:07pm
A 6-foot-8, 200-pound high school player who is a good scorer, 3-point shooter, rebounder and passer? Yes, Fran McCaffery will take one of those. The Iowa men’s basketball coach did just that...
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Iowa high school football podcast: First look at the playoff system, Week 6 preview

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 1, 2020 - 4:25pm
Another week of Iowa high school football, another week of Iowa High School Athletic Association transfer drama. The latest: Iowa commit Arland Bruce IV is now eligible to play at Ankeny after moving...
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ADs work hard to reschedule football games, other activities canceled by COVID

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 1, 2020 - 3:02pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — This week was a breeze for Grant Schultz. Ah, that’s not true. Not for any high school activities director right now. They’re worried about the health of their...
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Retiring MVC commissioner Doug Elgin pushed conference to new heights

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 1, 2020 - 11:04am
CEDAR FALLS — After 33 years as the Missouri Valley Conference’s commissioner. Doug Elgin announced his retirement last week. Elgin, Division I’s longest tenured multisport...
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Iowa State offensive line has strong start despite early-season injury

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 1, 2020 - 10:50am
AMES — Iowa State lost four of its five starters along the offensive line from last season due to graduation. Julian Good-Jones and Josh Knipfel were essentially starters from the first moment...
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Aaron Kampman and Brad Meester: Small-town Iowa football to NFL and back

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 1, 2020 - 9:51am
Oh yes, there’s a lot on the line at Solon’s Spartan Stadium Friday night. The Mount Vernon-Solon football game is for sole possession of first place in Class 2A District 6. Both teams...
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Gazette Area Fab 5: Washington Demons football slides into top spot; West Liberty volleyball makes debut

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 30, 2020 - 8:29pm
The list has been reshuffled slightly. Washington, Iowa, and Iowa City Regina maintained their district dominance. Iowa City West made a big leap after a dominant return to the pool Saturday. The...
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Linn-Mar overcome wind and competition for CRANDIC golf title

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 30, 2020 - 8:17pm
MARION — The wind whipped and whirled, causing trees to bow and shimmy most of the day. At one point, a gale blew the pin out of the hole on the 18th green. The conditions might have been an...
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Photos: Action from the CRANDIC meet, Iowa boys high school golf

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 30, 2020 - 5:40pm
Local golfers competed in the CRANDIC meet at Gardner Golf Course in Marion
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For the 3 Iowa City public schools, it's football season again

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 30, 2020 - 4:13pm
IOWA CITY — Friday nights were the absolute worst. They could handle not being at practice every day. They were still able to communicate with their players, albeit through Zoom chats...
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Volleyball notes: West Liberty, Wilton collide Thursday in battle of unbeatens

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 30, 2020 - 12:28pm
Sure, Ruben Galvan would like to see a little more of a killer instinct from his volleyball team. But he’s not going to force it. “This team kind of turns the switch off and on,”...
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American Rivers Conference announces ‘concepts’ for spring football, volleyball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 30, 2020 - 11:52am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The American Rivers Conference announced Wednesday plans for a spring football season. “The concepts were approved during a virtual meeting of the conference’s...
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Iowa State football notes: Allen Lazard turns into NFL success story

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 30, 2020 - 10:45am
AMES — Allen Lazard left Ames as the most productive receiver in Iowa State history and at 6-foot-5, many thought he’d be drafted. He wasn’t. Lazard went to Jacksonville Jaguars...
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Gazette area volleyball Super 10: Mount Vernon back at No. 1

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 30, 2020 - 9:22am
The Gazette’s area volleyball Super 10 rankings, including matches played Tuesday, Sept. 29. 1. Mount Vernon 15-2 (3-1 Wamac East) Streak: Won 2 Previous: No. 2   2. Cedar Rapids Xavier 16-4...
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Dubuque Senior, Cedar Rapids Kennedy play a 5-set thriller to christen Xtream Arena

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 29, 2020 - 9:08pm
CORALVILLE — Let the record show that the first sports event at Xtream Arena was a down-to-the-wire thriller. Left-hander Brooke Healey collected 19 kills to lead Class 5A 12th-ranked Dubuque...
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Photos: Cedar Rapids Kennedy vs. Dubuque Senior, Iowa high school volleyball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 29, 2020 - 8:17pm
Cedar Rapids Kennedy hosted Dubuque Senior High School for a match at the Xtream Arena in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Kennedy’s gym was damaged in the...
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Iowa defense, special teams preview: Lots of bodies, not a ton of questions

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 29, 2020 - 4:09pm
You’re going to look at Iowa’s defensive line in 2020 and immediately you’re going to see A.J. Epenesa did indeed leave early and, hey, he had a sack last week for the Buffalo...
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Vinton’s Drew Wiley had big role in Kansas State’s big upset of Oklahoma

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 29, 2020 - 3:32pm
Here’s a story about a unheralded college football player from small-town Iowa who left the state with no chip whatsoever on his shoulder. “I didn’t get a ton of attention, but I...
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Iowa high school football Week 6: A closer look at the top Cedar Rapids area games

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 29, 2020 - 2:09pm
Week 6 capsules for Cedar Rapids Metro, Iowa City and select area high school football games. Iowa City West at Dubuque Senior Site and time: 7:15 p.m. Thursday, at Dubuque (Dalzell Field) Records...
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Iowa offense preview: Personnel meetings will probably be pretty short

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 29, 2020 - 2:05pm
Let’s try not to assume anything with football right now. There is a season — sure, with a backdrop of virus that can creep in and take everything — and for this moment in time,...
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