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Mount Vernon’s Jack Streicher reaches wrestling milestone

February 13, 2018 - 10:50am
MOUNT VERNON — At the sectional wrestling tournament in Solon, Mount Vernon senior Jack Streicher accomplished a goal and reached the 100th win of his high school wrestling...
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Points at a premium when Mount Vernon, Anamosa collide

February 13, 2018 - 10:32am
Matt Haddy expects it to be close. And he’s sure it will be low-scoring. “If we get to 40 (points), the way we defend ... I’ll feel good about our chances,” said the Mount...
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Hayden Fry getting Legends Award

February 13, 2018 - 10:14am
IRVING, Texas — The National Football Foundation Gridiron Club of Dallas Chapter announced today that College Football Hall of Fame Coach Hayden Fry will receive the chapter’s 2018...
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Kansas is Iowa State freshman Lindell Wigginton’s next test

February 12, 2018 - 7:09pm
AMES – Iowa State freshman guard Lindell Wigginton steps his game up when he plays tough competition. The Cyclones and coach Steve Prohm will need him to do so again as No. 13 Kansas (16-6,...
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As road losses pile up, UNI men’s basketball enters unfamiliar territory

February 12, 2018 - 5:28pm
CEDAR FALLS — A week ago the opportunity for Northern Iowa men’s basketball to win its remaining six regular-season games and keep its streak of above .500 finishes in the Missouri...
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Iowa high school boys' basketball 2018 district and substate scores, schedule

February 12, 2018 - 5:13pm
Thirty-two Iowa high school boys' basketball state tournament spots will be decided over the next couple weeks. We'll update the scores and schedule as the district and substate tournaments move...
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Former Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz contemplates retirement due to concussions

February 12, 2018 - 3:25pm
Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz says he is contemplating retirement after suffering three concussions in 2017. “A dude knocked me out,” Fiedorowicz told the Northwest (Ill.)...
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For West Branch, January loss to Wilton “set us straight”

February 12, 2018 - 1:43pm
The low point of West Branch’s girls' basketball season came against Wilton. “It was a perfect storm in which everything went wrong,” Bears Coach Jarod Tylee said. “We...
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Iowa high school boys’ basketball rankings: Grand View Christian, Treynor final No. 1s in 1A, 2A

February 12, 2018 - 1:27pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Treynor and Grand View Christian are your final No. 1s of the boys’ basketball season in the lower two classes. The Gazette’s weekly rankings find the Cardinals and...
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Iowa high school wrestling State Duals: A closer look at area teams, predictions

February 12, 2018 - 12:25pm
Capsules for Gazette area teams and predictions for Wednesday's State Duals tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Class 3A IOWA CITY HIGH Coach: Cory Connell (6th season) Record:...
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Bowling qualifier at CRBC a ‘free-for-all’

February 12, 2018 - 11:38am
CEDAR RAPIDS — One of the most balanced state bowling qualifiers could be the Class 3A boys’ meet Tuesday at the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center. Three Metro schools — Jefferson,...
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Iowa football player Brandon Snyder pleads guilty to drunken driving

February 12, 2018 - 10:44am
IOWA CITY — A University of Iowa football player arrested in December for drunken driving has pleaded guilty, according to court records. Court records show that Brandon Snyder, 22, a junior...
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Remembering 6-on-6 girls’ basketball

February 12, 2018 - 9:43am
MOUNT VERNON — In Iowa, girls’ basketball began with 6-on-6. The fast-paced game was created to give girls a separate athletic outlet from boys. For girls, the court was divided into...
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Iowa women’s basketball wins 4th straight, 70-61 over Northwestern

February 11, 2018 - 8:39pm
EVANSTON, Ill. — The Iowa women’s basketball team won its fourth game in a row, and 20th game of the season, topping Northwestern, 70-61, on Sunday inside Beardsley Gymnasium. Iowa...
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Iowa City West’s Evan Flitz commits to play QB at Pomona College in California

February 11, 2018 - 5:45pm
IOWA CITY — It was a longer process than he expected, but Evan Flitz has finally found a college home. He’s headed west. Way west. The all-state quarterback from Iowa City West...
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Boys’ basketball postseason begins Monday, Class 2A looks like a bear

February 11, 2018 - 5:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — You’ve got four choices, but it seems pretty clear cut which one you should choose. If you’re looking for the strongest, most wide-open class as we begin the...
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Former Linn-Mar preps making historic mark for undefeated Wartburg women's basketball

February 11, 2018 - 3:31pm
WAVERLY — Four years ago, Bob Amsberry watched as Aryn Jones, Katie Sommer and Kristie Sommer received their senior sendoff at Linn-Mar High School. Saturday at Wartburg, the 11th-year...
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Alburnett’s Brody Willett on track for big things

February 11, 2018 - 1:54pm
Brody Willett was about 20 minutes and maybe a few years from the Daytona 500 last week. Although you won’t here the 16-year-old auto racer from Alburnett look that far down the road —...
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Alex Marinelli beats No. 1 Vincenzo Joseph, but Iowa falls to Penn State

February 10, 2018 - 9:12pm
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The good news, Iowa’s No. 4 Alex Marinelli took out Penn State’s No. 1 Vincenzo Joseph, 9-6, to give Iowa a 13-9 lead midway through the dual Saturday...
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Iowa State’s comeback bid comes up short against No. 22 Oklahoma State

February 10, 2018 - 8:52pm
AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball team trailed by 26 points with 4:04 left in the second quarter. It would’ve been easy to fold and pack it in. Iowa State didn’t do...
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