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Nikole Slinger, Jennifer Schmidt help Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls’ soccer down Cedar Falls, 3-1

4 hours 9 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls’ soccer team was anxious to display its true self. Prior to their first game, the Cougars were ranked fourth in the IGHSAU Class 3A poll. A...
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Joey Gase finds more Xfinity Series success with new team

6 hours 56 sec ago
Joey Gase has worked with a brand new team this season. The 25-year-old Cedar Rapids native has had some newfound success on the NASCAR Xfinity Series. “We’ve been much more competitive...
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5 things for the Iowa spring football finale

6 hours 32 min ago
IOWA CITY — You get two looks at the Hawkeyes before the season begins. You get an open practice in the spring and a practice/sometimes game in August. Friday night is your spring look at the...
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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders tender promising Russian winger Andrei Bakanov

7 hours 8 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — The last pre-draft tender from Russia worked out well for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Will history repeat itself? The United States Hockey League club announced Thursday that...
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Nick Allgeyer chose wide receiver, ultimately baseball, but also Iowa

7 hours 36 min ago
IOWA CITY — He’s an oddball in a way. Nick Allgeyer was a quarterback and wide receiver, not an offensive lineman. He ultimately picked baseball, not football. At least the Iowa...
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North Cedar track photos

8 hours 2 min ago
SOLON — The North Cedar girls’ and boys’ track teams competed in the Solon Invitational on Tuesday. The girls’ finished third and the boys’ seventh.
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Big Ten announces Iowa’s 2018-19 women’s basketball opponents

8 hours 38 min ago
IOWA CITY — After a year away, Brenda Frese and C. Vivian Stringer will return to Carver-Hawkeye Arena next winter. A native of Cedar Rapids, Frese will bring her Maryland Terrapins to Iowa...
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Iowa learns its 2018-19 Big Ten basketball foes, sites

8 hours 39 min ago
A 20-game Big Ten men’s basketball season will be a reality next season. Thursday, we learned which 10 of the league’s teams will play at Iowa during the season. First, the three that...
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Xavier boys’ tennis players want to leave a positive mark

11 hours 30 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — Change is good, but change also can be scary. The Cedar Rapids Xavier boys’ tennis team is ready to embrace the changes to come this season. After coming off their best...
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Aairon Savage, new UNI defensive backs coach, impressed by Panthers’ winning pedigree

April 18, 2018 - 6:58pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa head coach Mark Farley had two holes to fill on his coaching staff this offseason. Ryan Clanton, a former Oregon Duck under Chip Kelly, was hired to coach the...
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Part of Iowa-Minnesota baseball series moved to Target Field

April 18, 2018 - 4:50pm
Weather continues to impact the Iowa baseball team’s 2018 schedule, but no postponements or cancellations have been announced for this weekend’s series at Minnesota. Instead, the first...
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Area track and field Super 10: Iowa City West boys, Linn-Mar girls are on top

April 18, 2018 - 4:44pm
This week’s area track and field Super 10. It is a purely mathematical system, and here’s how it works: Using Quik Stats, we score the top 16 area competitors in each event, using the...
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“The Miracle Season” inspires volleyball players everywhere to #LiveLikeLine

April 18, 2018 - 4:28pm
The true story of “The Miracle Season” – the tragic death of Caroline Found and how the Iowa City West volleyball team honored her legacy en route to a second-straight state...
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Josh Jackson is trying to “corner” some markets

April 18, 2018 - 3:26pm
Josh Jackson is selling clothes and coffee. The goal is wholesale, not retail. The cornerback hit the turf running after his January announcement he was bypassing his senior season at Iowa and...
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Iowa's 'driving distance' safety crew looks to pick up where it left off

April 18, 2018 - 2:01pm
IOWA CITY — Defense never gets enough credit. That’s just how it goes. Iowa running back Akrum Wadley was named the MVP of the Hawkeyes’ 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl victory over Boston...
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Eastern Iowa auto racing season having mixed results

April 18, 2018 - 1:27pm
Mike Van Genderen may have said it best. “All of it is timing,” he said Wednesday, just days before the start of the weekly points races at Benton County Speedway in Vinton. This...
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DeWitt Central’s potential Wamac exit leaves Maquoketa on a geographical island

April 18, 2018 - 11:11am
If DeWitt Central leaves the Wamac Conference, it leaves Maquoketa in a geographical quandry. It’s one that school officials appear to be resigned to accept. “It’s not ideal,...
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Iowa high school tennis players itching to get back on court

April 18, 2018 - 10:22am
Playing in chilly conditions is nothing new for high school tennis players in Iowa. Trying to play in subfreezing temperatures on courts covered with snow and ice is a different story all...
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North Cedar girls' track hoping ‘new approach’ pays off in May

April 18, 2018 - 10:14am
SOLON — A tricky part of track and field is learning to pace oneself. In practice. In a race. In a season. The North Cedar girls are taking the approach this season that it’s a distance...
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Super sophomore Abigail Santana helps Linn-Mar girls’ soccer stay undefeated

April 17, 2018 - 8:54pm
MARION — Abigail Santana knows she always has the attention of the opposition. The Linn-Mar sophomore would not have it any other way. “I really do like that,” Santana said after...
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