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Xavier Dance Team focuses on relationships

January 18, 2018 - 9:12am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Four years can lead to a lifetime of friendships. The captains for the Xavier Dance Team strive to make sure each member cares about their routines as much as they care about...
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No. 25 TCU crushes Iowa State, 96-73

January 17, 2018 - 9:58pm
Needing a good game in the worst way, No. 25 TCU got it Wednesday night. Playing its first game after learning of a potential season-ending knee injury to guard Jaylen Fisher, the Horned Frogs never...
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No. 4 Baylor’s defense too much for Iowa State

January 17, 2018 - 9:51pm
AMES – Baylor knew what the Iowa State women’s basketball players were going to do before the Cyclones did. At least it seemed that way. Iowa State looked lost, helpless and hapless...
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No. 13 Kirkwood men’s basketball holds off NIACC on emotional night at Johnson Hall

January 17, 2018 - 9:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Kirkwood men’s basketball coach Bryan Petersen called the game, “a step back.” Considering the emotion of the night, he might just give his guys a...
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Anamosa’s on the other side of the pain these days

January 17, 2018 - 8:43pm
The growing pains are gone. Now, the Anamosa Raiders are dishing out the hurt. An eight-game winning streak has allowed Anamosa (11-3, 7-1) to keep pace with Mount Vernon atop the Wamac Conference...
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New Minnesota Twins farm director just 27 years old

January 17, 2018 - 8:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The dignitaries started filing into the Eastbank Venue and Lounge in downtown Cedar Rapids about 5:30-ish late Wednesday afternoon. If you’re a Minnesota Twins fan, you...
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Second-ranked Kirkwood women’s basketball rounding into form after win over No. 7 NIACC

January 17, 2018 - 7:37pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — After a couple of narrow early losses, the Kirkwood women’s basketball team is back on an uptick. Sophomore Tayana Wilson posted 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists...
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Rutgers buries Iowa, 80-64

January 17, 2018 - 7:02pm
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The Iowa men’s basketball team dropped its fifth road game of the season, losing to Rutgers 80-64 on Wednesday at Louis Brown Athletic Center. The Hawkeyes are 1-5 on...
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Cedar Rapids Jefferson will begin immediate search for new football coach

January 17, 2018 - 5:22pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Jefferson will have to replace head football coach Brian Webb. Webb has resigned as the J-Hawks skipper after five seasons, according to a news release from the...
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Offseason dedication has powered Cascade’s Nolan Noonan

January 17, 2018 - 4:38pm
CASCADE — Nolan Noonan traveled to the state wrestling meet. Instead of suiting, up, he was in street clothes watching his teammates and other wrestlers he had beaten compete. Noonan’s...
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Iowa men's basketball at Rutgers: Live updates, how to watch

January 17, 2018 - 1:09pm
The Iowa Hawkeyes (10-9, 1-5) look to build on their first Big Ten men’s basketball win when they take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (11-8, 1-5) Wednesday in Piscataway, N.J. Check this page...
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Koreas to form unified ice hockey team, march together in Winter Olympics

January 17, 2018 - 6:58am
SEOUL — The two Koreas agreed during rare talks on Wednesday to form a combined women’s ice hockey team to take part in next month’s Winter Olympics in the South, and march...
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Area girls basketball Super Ten: Marion moves up to No. 2

January 16, 2018 - 11:19pm
Area girls basketball Super Ten, through games played Tuesday, Jan. 16: 1. Iowa City High 13-0 (7-0 MVC) Offensive average: 76.0 Defensive average: 40.9 Streak: Won 13 Previous: 1st Last week: Beat...
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Tuesday’s high school basketball roundup: Cedar Falls knocks off No. 1 Iowa City West

January 16, 2018 - 10:14pm
Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Metro recaps and Gazette area scores from high school basketball for Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Metro boys 4A No. 10 Cedar Falls 55, 4A No. 1 Iowa City West 54 No. 10 Cedar...
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Iowa backcourt struggles in 74-65 loss at Nebraska

January 16, 2018 - 9:31pm
LINCOLN, Neb. — Iowa’s Megan Gustafson showed why she is one of, if not the best post player in the Big Ten. Singlehandedly, the junior kept the No. 20 Hawkeyes in Tuesday’s Big...
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UNI climbs out of early hole to top Drake, 68-54

January 16, 2018 - 9:17pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa trailed Drake 29-13 with just under seven minutes remaining in the first half, but flipped the script in the remaining 27 minutes for a 68-54 win Tuesday night at...
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North Linn passes its test, blows past Liberty, 85-52

January 16, 2018 - 9:02pm
TROY MILLS — If this was its biggest test, the North Linn boys’ basketball team aced it. Make that an A-plus-plus. That’s the only feasible grade you could give the Class 1A...
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Patience is a virtue for Mount Vernon in win over Western Dubuque

January 16, 2018 - 8:47pm
MOUNT VERNON — This style of play isn’t for everybody. But it suits the Mount Vernon Mustangs just fine. The Mustangs are stingy, hard-nosed and very, very patient. And they’re...
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Brian Webb expected to leave Cedar Rapids Jefferson football program for Sioux City East

January 16, 2018 - 8:21pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Brian Webb is expected to leave his position as head football coach at Cedar Rapids Jefferson and take the same position at Sioux City East, The Gazette has learned. An official...
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Purdue RB Jack Wegher transferring to UNI

January 16, 2018 - 7:54pm
CEDAR FALLS — Former Purdue running back Jack Wegher is transferring to Northern Iowa. Originally from North Sioux City, S.D., Wegher attended the IMG Academy in Florida. He is the brother of...
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