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North Cedar cross country photos

September 19, 2017 - 1:37pm
WYOMING, Iowa — The North Cedar boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed in the Midland Invitational on Monday. Here are some photos from the event.
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Iowa City West’s Ruby Martin makes Junior National team

September 19, 2017 - 1:05pm
Earning a spot on the junior national team ended up forcing Ruby Martin to give up her spot on the Iowa City West roster after competing in just two dual meets. The senior, who narrowly missed...
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West Delaware cross country photos

September 19, 2017 - 10:33am
STRAWBERRY POINT — The West Delaware junior varsity cross country teams placed second (boys) and third (girls) at the Starmont Invitational on Sept. 12. The Varsity boys placed sixth. Here are...
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Fast-pitch softball’s past honored in Hall of Fame inductions

September 19, 2017 - 8:05am
One of my first loves at The Gazette was covering fast-pitch softball. My father, Jack Ogden, was a big player in the local softball scene and I used to tag along when he covered Major Open games at...
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Linn-Mar/Jefferson volleyball: Tonight’s preview

September 19, 2017 - 8:04am
CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s the area’s biggest volleyball match of the season ... So far. The MVC Mississippi Division lead is on the line tonight, when Class 5A fourth-ranked Linn-Mar...
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UNI football enters bye week with identifiable problems to address

September 18, 2017 - 6:22pm
CEDAR FALLS — The bye week is here and it’s time for Northern Iowa to look in the mirror. One week ago that upcoming look in the mirror didn’t feel like it’d come with...
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5 Things: Iowa football vs. Penn State

September 18, 2017 - 6:15pm
The last time a top-five team came to Kinnick Stadium, most of us weren’t really wondering whether or not Iowa would lose, but by how much. The Michigan edition of 5 Things last season wondered...
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Iowa State’s bye week goals: Reduce drops, improve third-down defense

September 18, 2017 - 5:28pm
AMES — Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell has the program’s most talented receiving group in recent history at his disposal. The group combines size, length, speed and playmaking...
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Iowa Hawkeyes safety shake-up pushes Amani Hooker forward

September 18, 2017 - 2:14pm
IOWA CITY — Couch everything this week in the fact that No. 4 Penn State and running back Saquon Barkley are coming to town. You saw last weekend that sophomore Amani Hooker replaced junior...
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Photos from North Cedar volleyball

September 18, 2017 - 2:08pm
CLARENCE — The North Cedar volleyball team has 10-9 record heading into Tuesday night’s home match with West Branch. The Knights went 3-2 at the Springville Invitational on Saturday,...
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Iowa high school football rankings: Williamsburg is the new No. 1 in Class 2A

September 18, 2017 - 1:48pm
Williamsburg’s steady, incremental climb has reached the summit. The Raiders are the new No. 1 team in Class 2A in the Gazette/KGYM football rankings, released Monday. Williamsburg (4-0) moved...
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Fun Facts: Penn State-Iowa

September 18, 2017 - 12:53pm
Now we enter the serious phase of the Fun Facts season. Well, not really. But this being the week of the Penn State-Iowa game, there are a lot more football-ish nuggets to chew on than in, say, the...
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Report: Jinaya Houston won’t return to Hawkeyes

September 18, 2017 - 11:09am
IOWA CITY — It appears that Jinaya Houston is leaving the University of Iowa women’s basketball program for good. In a story published in Monday’s Quad-City Times, Houston said...
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Big Ten rankings: Badgers and their fans tip over BYU

September 18, 2017 - 10:19am
Here are this week’s Big Ten football rankings, based on knee-jerk impulses rather than knee-jerk data. 1. Penn State (3-0). Last week, Georgia State Coach Shawn Elliott said “Win or...
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Mount Vernon volleyball in a word

September 18, 2017 - 9:33am
MOUNT VERNON — Intensity. Demand. Stability. Confidence. These are just a few words to describe what Mount Vernon volleyball is all about. Each season, the varsity team steps out onto the...
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Stat Pak: Iowa will need full-go Wadley for Penn State

September 17, 2017 - 7:20pm
IOWA CITY — In a weird way, maybe this wasn’t a terrible lead-in to the Hawkeyes’ test with No. 4 Penn State this week. On a sunny, 88-degree afternoon in Kinnick Stadium, the...
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Hlas: Penn State-Iowa, a week to expect anything

September 17, 2017 - 10:56am
Sports. Along the way to the confetti and tears after the championship games, things aren’t always what they seem. Which is fun, too. Take Saturday’s Penn State-Iowa football game. It...
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One-dimensional offense, kicking woes doom UNI football at Southern Utah

September 17, 2017 - 10:55am
CEDAR FALLS — Jared Farley’s interception of Patrick Tyler with just under seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter Saturday gave Northern Iowa an opportunity to win a game in...
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Iowa State football aims to eliminate second-quarter lapses during bye week

September 17, 2017 - 10:47am
AKRON, Ohio — The culture change Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell is trying to enact can be described, in its simplest form, as a two-part plan. Wins, of course, are what teams are...
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Freshman duo leads Iowa rush attack in 2nd half

September 16, 2017 - 8:07pm
IOWA CITY — About midway through the third quarter Saturday, the Hawkeyes were without running backs Akrum Wadley and James Butler. You know, the two running backs you’ve actually seen...
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