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Williamsburg poised for another strong golf season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2017 - 7:44pm
Williamsburg has made itself a regular at the state golf tournament, qualifying for the Class 3A meet the last seven years. The Raiders are looking for more than just eight straight. Williamsburg...
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Big Ten signees Emma Cooper and Regan Steigleder continue Iowa City West’s tradition of soccer talent

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2017 - 7:03pm
IOWA CITY — David Rosenthal cracks a slight smile when asked just how many girls soccer players the Iowa City West coach has sent off to play collegiately. “I don’t tend to track...
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Big Ten quarterback situations becoming clearer as spring closes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2017 - 5:46pm
IOWA CITY — Many college football coaches will tell you competition breeds quality. Still, there’s an undeniable advantage to having an established player at every position — but...
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Ken O'Keefe still looking for next Hawkeye quarterback

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2017 - 5:15pm
IOWA CITY — When everyone put away Iowa football last January, the general thought was Nathan Stanley was a solid bet to become starting quarterback in 2017. Iowa football is awake again, at...
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Getting lost outdoors — or walking in a different direction

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2017 - 3:14pm
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. I was sweating. In cold weather sweating is...
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JUCO forward Bride Kennedy-Hopoate signs with Iowa State women’s basketball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2017 - 2:41pm
AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball team has had a recent trend of utilizing foreign-born players in key roles. Its latest get could have the most important role of any of the...
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Local swimmers shine at western nationals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2017 - 2:03pm
PLEASANTON, Calif. — Five swimmers of the Eastern Iowa Swimming Federation swim club in Cedar Rapids recently completed in the 2017 Speedo Short Course Far Western Championships with four...
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How they’re doing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
Iowa colleges — Valerie Davidson of Cedar Rapids (Kennedy), Hayley Peterson of West Liberty, Lauren Tandy of Vinton (Vinton-Shellsburg) and Allyson Wertz of Kalona (Mid-Prairie) are members of...
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Kernels beat Kane County, 4-1

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2017 - 1:56pm
GENEVA, Ill. — A trio of pitchers combined on a four-hitter to lead the Cedar Rapids Kernels past Kane County, 4-1, Wednesday afternoon in Midwest League baseball. The Kernels (4-3) won two of...
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Mike Morrison will be Liberty’s first AD

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2017 - 1:11pm
NORTH LIBERTY — Mike Morrison is leaving a great job for a “dream job.” “This has been on my radar for quite some time,” he said Wednesday afternoon, after he was...
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A tribute to Team 99 Counties

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2017 - 10:33am
Editors’ note: Thomas Wolle of Cedar Rapids is an avid runner who enjoys the “great outdoors.” By Thomas Wolle, community contributor We all set goals, some large and some...
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North Cedar boys’ open golf season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2017 - 9:53am
LOWDEN — The North Cedar boys’ golf team opened the season Monday at the 3/30 Country Club in a match against Northeast. Senior Tanner Mullan was medalist with a score of 43.
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Iowa City, UI police learn defensive tactics from Hawkeye wrestlers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2017 - 9:31am
IOWA CITY — Local police got a few tips on defensive tactics from the University of Iowa wrestling team. According to a news release, officers from the Iowa City, University of Iowa and...
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State-qualifier assignments released

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 12, 2017 - 8:51am
The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and the Iowa High School Athletic Association have released assignments for state qualifiers in track and field. Girls’ regionals and boys’...
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Cedar Rapids Washington knocks off another highly-ranked team

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 11, 2017 - 9:46pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — For the second time in four days, the Cedar Rapids Washington girls’ soccer team took down a top-five opponent. First came Class 1A second-ranked Iowa City Regina on...
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Record-setting hurdler helps Cedar Rapids Prairie claim another Hawkins Relays crown

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 11, 2017 - 8:56pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Friends of Cedar Rapids Prairie senior Marty Borseth questioned why teammate Joah Banks was “only” ranked 10th in the state in the 110 hurdles. Borseth chuckled,...
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Surprise! Kennedy earns a title share

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 11, 2017 - 8:23pm
MARION — Maybe, someday, in the not-so-distant future, Cedar Rapids Kennedy will be equipped to make a run to glory on a big stage in May. If so, the seeds of success are being planted...
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Losing Wichita State a real problem for Missouri Valley Conference

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 11, 2017 - 7:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Trivia question time. Name the five original members of the Missouri Valley Conference. According to its website, administrators from Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and...
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Blankenhorn homers again, Kernels hand Kane County its first loss

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 11, 2017 - 6:52pm
GENEVA, Ill. — Travis Blankenhorn homered for the third time in four games to help the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 6-1 win Tuesday afternoon over the Kane County Cougars in Midwest League...
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Iowa high school boys' soccer rankings: Xavier moves up to No. 2 in 2A

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 11, 2017 - 4:09pm
The second-ranked boys’ soccer teams in Class 3A and 2A square off in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday night. After wins over Waterloo West (5-0) and Iowa City West (2-1), Cedar Rapids Xavier climbed...
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