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Iowa State takes out Alcorn State despite sluggish start

December 10, 2017 - 7:24pm
AMES – Iowa State men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm saw the sluggish start coming. He preached to his team about not starting slow against Alcorn State after the Cyclones beat rival...
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Iowa basketball corrects some issues in win vs. Southern

December 10, 2017 - 6:15pm
IOWA CITY — If nothing else, the Iowa men’s basketball team got to have some more fun Sunday than in the last two weeks. The Hawkeyes cruised in the second half to a 91-60 win against...
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Iowa 91, Southern 60: 3 Takeaways, Highlights

December 10, 2017 - 5:21pm
IOWA CITY – The Iowa men’s basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak Sunday, returning home to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to beat Southern, 91-60. The Hawkeyes got back in the win...
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Iowa has ‘just over 1,000’ tickets sold for Pinstripe Bowl

December 10, 2017 - 4:25pm
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa has sold roughly 13 percent of its ticket allotment for the Pinstripe Bowl through midday Sunday, senior associate athletic director Matt Henderson said...
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Iowa football player Brandon Snyder faces drunken driving charge

December 10, 2017 - 11:26am
IOWA CITY — A University of Iowa football player was arrested on a drunken driving charge early Sunday near Kinnick Stadium. According to an Iowa City police criminal complaint, Brandon P....
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The Pietila Bowl: Blake and C.R. RoughRiders get best of identical twin brother, Logan, and Dubuque, 7-1

December 9, 2017 - 9:32pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Their postgame exchange Saturday night in the locker room hallway of the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena was brief. Blake and Logan Pietila just smiled at each other, shook hands...
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Iowa State wrestling has ‘long heart-to-heart talk’ after loss to Wyoming

December 9, 2017 - 9:25pm
AMES – Iowa State wrestling only had nine takedowns as a team in its dual against Wyoming on Saturday in Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones lost 24-14 and the effort left Coach Kevin Dresser out of...
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Second-half shutout sparks Cedar Rapids Rampage in 10-4 victory over Kansas City

December 9, 2017 - 9:07pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — For the second time in six days, the Cedar Rapids Rampage faced off against the Kansas City Comets. This one did not need overtime. Goalkeeper Brett Petricek and the Cedar...
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West Liberty’s Joe Kelly tops state champion for Mount Vernon Invitational crown

December 9, 2017 - 6:50pm
MOUNT VERNON — Joe Kelly was feeling a little under the weather. Just a cold and nothing that resembled the circulated rumors. The West Liberty senior looked healthy, capturing the 152-pound...
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New Cedar Rapids Kernels Manager Toby Gardenhire returns to pro ball after 5 years coaching in college

December 9, 2017 - 5:39pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — He began his coaching career in college, but there’s just something about professional baseball that Toby Gardenhire loves. That shouldn’t be a surprise. He played...
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Evan Flitz of Iowa City West is The Gazette's 2017 football player of the year

December 9, 2017 - 4:56pm
IOWA CITY — This is no Average Evan. The maturity is off the charts, the GPA perfect, the intellect obvious. His hobby is snowboarding, his goal to visit every continent. Sooner than...
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Duane Schulte of Cedar Rapids Xavier is The Gazette's 2017 football coach of the year

December 9, 2017 - 4:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — On the wall behind Duane Schulte’s desk hangs laminated newspapers from seasons Cedar Rapids Xavier reached the playoff round of 16. Eyes don’t have to wander far to...
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Hlas: With star from north, Hawkeye women shining

December 9, 2017 - 4:26pm
IOWA CITY — There’s an interesting, fun college basketball story developing here. The Iowa women’s hoops team is on the verge of breaking into the national rankings. The Hawkeyes...
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Unselfish play has Iowa women’s basketball at 10-1 after rout of Arkansas-Pine Bluff

December 9, 2017 - 4:23pm
IOWA CITY — Through 11 games of the women’s basketball season, the Iowa Hawkeyes continue to show the way in unselfish play. The nation’s leader in total assists (264) and assists...
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Iowa State men’s basketball beginning to find its identity

December 9, 2017 - 3:33pm
AMES – When the Iowa State men’s basketball team lost to Milwaukee at home on Nov. 13, Coach Steve Prohm said his team needed to find an identity. The Cyclones are on a six-game winning...
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Friday's high school basketball roundup: City High teams pick up big wins over Cedar Falls

December 8, 2017 - 10:14pm
Metro recaps and Gazette area scores from high school basketball games Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Metro girls 5A No. 3 Iowa City High 63, 5A No. 1 Cedar Falls 57 Third-ranked Iowa City High took down...
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Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls' basketball turns up the defense in 48-27 rout of Jefferson

December 8, 2017 - 9:31pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Through the first two weeks of the girls’ basketball season, Cedar Rapids Kennedy has already seen some of the best the state has to offer. Losses to Iowa City High,...
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Xavier owns 2nd quarter, drills Linn-Mar, 60-39

December 8, 2017 - 9:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn-Mar led Cedar Rapids Xavier by three points after the first quarter Friday night. The crowd on both sides of a packed Ron Thillen Gymnasium was super charged. It was an...
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3-pointer by Jack Wetzel gives Cedar Rapids Kennedy boys’ basketball an overtime win at Jefferson

December 8, 2017 - 9:18pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Jack Wetzel looked perfectly at ease in a high-pressure situation. Faced with a late-game deficit, the Cedar Rapids Kennedy sophomore drilled a 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds left...
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Prairie’s guard trio ‘make us go’ once again

December 8, 2017 - 8:49pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — They are three of a kind, with varied identities. “Mallory (McDermott), she’s a scorer. She likes to shoot, and she probably gets away with more bad shots,”...
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