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Iowa high school volleyball 2020: Gazette area players to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 24, 2020 - 7:39am
Top area players to watch for the 2020 Iowa high school volleyball season. Included are last year’s stats and honors. Meredith Bahl, jr., Western Dubuque — Averaged 2.95 kills and 2.05...
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Photos: Drivers compete at the Bullring in Vinton

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 23, 2020 - 8:24pm
Auto racing fans came out to the Benton County Speedway as drivers competed in the Bullring Championship Series Championship Night
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Jefferson’s Lauren Williams ready to push herself in the pool

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 23, 2020 - 5:49pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — When Jessica Hinke took over the Jefferson girls’ swimming program last season, she noticed something about Lauren Williams. “Lauren was more of a quiet...
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‘Everything’ is changing for Clayton Ridge football team

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 23, 2020 - 2:59pm
GUTTENBERG — Let’s get one thing out of the way right now. Chad Harbaugh, entering his 22nd season as football coach at Clayton Ridge High School, is not part of the Harbaugh coaching...
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Iowa high school football Week 1: A closer look at the top area games

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 23, 2020 - 10:16am
Week 1 capsules for Cedar Rapids Metro, Iowa City and top area high school football games. Belle Plaine at Lisbon Site and time: 7 p.m. Thursday, at Mount Vernon (Cornell College) Records and...
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Iowa high school football in 2020: Can it be done?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 22, 2020 - 2:11pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — He is 69 years old and taking the coronavirus as seriously as anyone. West Central football coach Steve Milder weekly gets on the state’s Test Iowa website and answers...
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High school football joins coronavirus in the Iowa air

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 22, 2020 - 12:06pm
ANAMOSA — There was a malfunction of the game clock at Anamosa’s high school football stadium Friday night, prompting the public-address announcer to quip “The clock must have...
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With numbers up, Iowa City High football program seeks resurgence

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 22, 2020 - 11:29am
IOWA CITY — Strength in numbers. That’s the 2020 mantra at Iowa City High. With participation dropping, the Little Hawks have endured a few lean years, including last season’s...
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Linn-Mar football has high expectations, but primarily is happy to be playing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 22, 2020 - 11:25am
MARION — Paul James has high hopes for his fourth season as head football coach at Linn-Mar. He also knows his team is lucky to be playing football. “We just want to build on (last...
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Explore Iowa’s national parks

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 22, 2020 - 11:11am
January’s snow swirled past our house as we planned a June 2020 New England trip. En route to a Vermont conference we’d detour “down east” to Maine and take in one of...
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Benton County Speedway driver Nathan Chandler won’t let cancer diagnosis get the best of him

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 22, 2020 - 11:06am
VINTON — This year has been a reminder for many that life is unpredictable and precious. Those two words describe the future for Nathan Chandler after the married father of four found out last...
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Iowa State football managing chaos of COVID-19 season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 22, 2020 - 9:45am
AMES — Chaos is a natural part of football. Defenses rely on chaos to confuse and slow down offenses. The offensive line is a chaotic position. When you break it down, 16 of the 22 players on...
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West Delaware impressive in 66-0 season-opening football win over Anamosa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 21, 2020 - 11:04pm
ANAMOSA — At the very least, these teams can say they got one football game in this strange, COVID-clouded season. That’s better than the Big Ten Conference. West Delaware can say it got...
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More foreigners than Iowans on the 4 discontinued U. of Iowa sports teams

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 21, 2020 - 1:53pm
Student-athletes from foreign countries outnumber those from Iowa on athletic teams that will be discontinued at the University of Iowa after the 2020-21 school year. According to the rosters of the...
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A late summer fishing tale

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 21, 2020 - 1:02pm
By Orlan Love, correspondent Many anglers believe fishing success suffers during the dog days of summer, from late July through August, when the season’s hottest weather prevails. As one who...
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With loss of TV revenue looming, Iowa discontinues 4 sports

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 21, 2020 - 12:02pm
Iowa athletics director Gary Barta said Monday that Hawkeye athletics faced a $65- to $75-million budget shortfall with the loss of football TV money in 2020. On Friday, the reality set in. In a...
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Iowa high school 4A boys’ golf 2020: Gazette area golfers and teams to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 21, 2020 - 7:37am
Here are eight golfers and five teams to watch for the 2020 Iowa high school Class 4A fall boys’ golf season. Golfers to watch Dillon Burr, Linn-Mar, sr. — 2019 Class 4A state champion,...
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Prairie wins impromptu meet as Cedar Rapids boys’ golf teams get sense of normalcy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 21, 2020 - 7:18am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The start of the Iowa high school fall sports season has been anything but normal. This is especially true for the Class 4A boys’ golf teams. The coronavirus pandemic...
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Iowa football parents group ‘firmly rejects’ Big Ten commissioner’s open letter

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 20, 2020 - 1:25pm
Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren released an “open letter to the Big Ten community” on Wednesday afternoon that essentially repeated last week’s historic message that the league...
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Iowa City Regina football carries ‘quiet confidence’ with No. 1 preseason ranking

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 20, 2020 - 10:33am
IOWA CITY — Iowa City Regina football coach Marv Cook calls it “quiet confidence.” “We have a great group of seniors,” said Cook. “They play and practice...
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