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Iowa set to take on top-ranked Penn State

February 9, 2018 - 3:19pm
IOWA CITY — As odd as it sounds, University of Iowa’s Spencer Lee might cheer for a Penn State wrestler on occasion. Lee, as well as Hawkeye teammates Michael Kemerer, Kaleb Young and...
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Hawkeyes heading back to high school

February 9, 2018 - 2:40pm
IOWA CITY — For the fourth time this season, the University of Iowa women’s basketball team is going back to high school. The Hawkeyes (19-6 overall, 7-5 Big Ten) take their three-game...
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A day with KCRG’s Scott Saville

February 9, 2018 - 1:12pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Last month, I was searching on the KCRG website to email a news anchor for an interview. When I attempted to reach out to one of Iowa’s most popular news anchors, I...
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QB Kyle Kempt returning to Iowa State for 2018 season

February 9, 2018 - 1:03pm
Iowa State quarterback Kyle Kempt has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, the school announced Friday. Kempt, who transferred to ISU after stints at Oregon State and Hutchinson...
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Ann Jameson is reunited with basketball at Alburnett

February 9, 2018 - 12:40pm
Relatively speaking, Ann Jameson is a tad late getting into the coaching fray. She took her first varsity girls’ basketball head-coaching gig this season, at 38. “I had coached...
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CRAG’s Reyata Ortiz grabs 4 gymnastics titles at Blizzard Beach

February 9, 2018 - 11:25am
Reyata Ortiz of the Cedar Rapids Association of Gymnastics won four events at the recent Blizzard Beach Invitational hosted by Cedar Rapids Twisters. Ortiz won the vault, bars, floor exercise and all...
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High school swimmers excited about new state home

February 9, 2018 - 10:42am
IOWA CITY — Ever since it was announced the Iowa boys’ state swimming meet was returning to Iowa City, there has been a buzz among coaches and athletes. After a 13-year run at the...
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Pinning Combination: Iowa high school sectionals recap, UNI-Iowa State preview

February 8, 2018 - 9:52pm
It’s snowy out there, so warm up tonight with the Pinning Combination. With district wrestling tournaments coming up Saturday, K.J. Pilcher, Dick Briggs and Wyatt Schultz have your complete...
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Big nights for the big girls, and a big win for Iowa

February 8, 2018 - 8:57pm
IOWA CITY — Thursday belonged to the posts. Megan Gustafson more than doubled her career-high for assists, and a ripple effect was a career scoring mark for Chase Coley. As a result, Iowa was...
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Boys’ basketball notebook: Diverse coaching staff buoys Solon

February 8, 2018 - 8:00pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Jason Pershing filled out his preseason questionnaire perfectly. He provided his career record, names of his returning starters and letterwinners at Solon High School and...
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600th win awaits for Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Coach Mark Carlson

February 8, 2018 - 7:54pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — He wouldn’t bite. Somehow you knew he wouldn’t. The subject of picking up his 600th-career United States Hockey League win was broached Thursday afternoon to Mark...
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Expectations continue to grow for Iowa baseball

February 8, 2018 - 6:46pm
IOWA CITY — Everybody loves a winner. In Rick Heller’s first couple seasons as head baseball coach at the University of Iowa, you probably would have had a half-dozen to a dozen folks...
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Double Dribble: Looking ahead to the Iowa high school basketball postseason

February 8, 2018 - 6:00pm
The postseason is quickly approaching. The Gazette’s Jeff Johnson and Jeff Linder preview the girls’ regionals and take a look at the recently released boys’ substate assignments...
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Iowa high school boys’ basketball 2018 substate pairings: 3A, 4A

February 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
The Road to the Well is paved for boys’ basketball teams in Iowa’s larger two classes. The IHSAA released substate pairings for Class 3A and Class 4A Friday. Seeds were determined in...
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Two men’s teams, two women coaches, respect

February 8, 2018 - 2:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Women being the two head coaches in a men’s college athletics competition certainly isn’t the norm. Yet, that’s what was witnessed Wednesday night at Mount...
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One more goal to reach for Xavier wrestler Keegan Schultschik

February 8, 2018 - 1:00pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — For any wrestler, accumulating 100 wins is a daunting task. Cedar Rapids Xavier senior Keegan Schultschik accomplished this feat and earned his 100th win on Jan. 20 at The Clyde...
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Interactive map: Meet Iowa football's 2018 recruiting class

February 8, 2018 - 11:26am
Take a closer look at Iowa’s 2018 signees with this interactive map. Click on the football locators to learn more about each recruit. If you're having trouble seeing the map on a mobile...
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Ice fisherman rejected on this outing

February 8, 2018 - 9:32am
WILLIAMS, Minn. — The fish were in a bad mood, which affected me similarly. I probably swore even more than usual when fish after fish, as represented by red blips on my sonar flasher,...
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Texas Tech uses second-half surge to beat Iowa State, 76-58

February 7, 2018 - 10:18pm
LUBBOCK, Texas — Freshman guard Zhaire Smith scored a season-best 21 points and also collected eight rebounds and three steals to lead No. 7 Texas Tech to a 76-58 victory over Iowa State...
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Iowa City High's resurrection continues with first State Duals berth since 2006

February 7, 2018 - 10:17pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa City High wrestling has experienced a resurrection. The Little Hawks have resembled a mythical phoenix in the last six seasons under head coach Cory Connell. The storied City...
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