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Melissa Duffield finds her oasis in Cedar Rapids

June 5, 2017 - 8:27am
Monterey and Hermosa Beach are in California and will host USA Volleyball Beach High Performance zone championships this month. Beach volleyball and California makes a lot of sense, like sun and...
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Iowa eliminated from NCAA regional with 7-5 loss to Houston

June 4, 2017 - 10:59pm
HOUSTON – Iowa’s season came to a disappointing end on Sunday at the Houston Regional. The Hawkeyes couldn’t beat top-seeded Houston a second time. In an elimination game, the...
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Another tryout camp in the books for C.R. RoughRiders

June 4, 2017 - 7:06pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — “The List” has lost its significance, if it had any to begin with. A piece of paper is still tacked to one of the locker rooms walls at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena...
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Hamilton, Blankenhorn go deep, Kernels sting Bees, 11-6

June 4, 2017 - 6:00pm
BURLINGTON — Travis Blankenhorn and Caleb Hamilton homered to help the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 11-6 win over the Burlington Bees in Midwest League baseball Sunday...
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Return to Pigman produces far superior result for West Des Moines’ Libin

June 4, 2017 - 4:23pm
PALO — Stepping out of the water onto the beach at the Prairie Creek State Recreation Center, Alex Libin made his way over to the transitioning area. Libin had just completed the...
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Iowa falls to Texas A&M, faces Houston in NCAA regional elimination game Sunday

June 3, 2017 - 11:56pm
HOUSTON – Iowa has shown it can beat Houston. The Hawkeyes will have to do it again on Sunday afternoon, and more, if the Hawkeyes’ season continues. The Hawkeyes gave Texas A&M a...
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Xzavie Jackson, Nebraska Danger rally past Cedar Rapids Titans in overtime

June 3, 2017 - 9:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Saturday night, the Cedar Rapids Titans closed the home portion of the 2017 season. For the first time in the six-year history of the franchise, the season did not include...
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Reports point to conference move for UNI wrestling

June 3, 2017 - 7:34pm
Northern Iowa could be switching wrestling conferences again. This time, the Panthers could be heading to a conference they tried to join previously. According to reports from www.iawrestle.com,...
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Iowa City West downs Valley in 3A boys’ soccer final

June 3, 2017 - 7:26pm
DES MOINES — Alex Andersen was looking for Nick Raley’s head. Tied 0-0 with West Des Moines Valley on Saturday at Cownie Soccer Park, the two Iowa City West seniors were looking to...
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Xavier’s state title hopes dashed in shootout against Norwalk

June 3, 2017 - 5:31pm
DES MOINES— Owen McCarron was on his knees, the bottom of his jersey pulled up to his face. The Cedar Rapids Xavier keeper was bleeding from his nose, heavily. He might have been emotional...
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Iowa City Regina completes third state soccer shutout for 1A championship

June 3, 2017 - 2:27pm
DES MOINES— Through three Class 1A state tournament games, Iowa City Regina didn’t allow a single goal. First, there was the 3-0 drubbing of Solon. Then a shootout victory that came...
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Hlas: Boise State gives Luther football the blues

June 3, 2017 - 9:29am
Before Boise State University football was known for winning, it was known for a color. In 1986, the university installed new artificial turf in its football stadium. Then-athletic director Gene...
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Saturday at the Iowa high school boys' state soccer tournament: Championship schedule, live updates

June 3, 2017 - 8:52am
It’s time to crown three boys’ soccer state champions at Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines. Follow along with live updates above. • Friday's scores and highlights Here’s...
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Iowa knocks off top-seeded Houston in NCAA regional opener, 6-3

June 2, 2017 - 10:03pm
HOUSTON – Top-seeded Houston threw its ace Trey Cumbie on Friday against Iowa. The fourth-seeded Hawkeyes definitely had the Cougars’ attention prior to Game 2 of the Houston...
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Neisius wins Big 8 Series race at Hawkeye Downs as Adrian, Willett tangle

June 2, 2017 - 9:33pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The 2016 edition of the Big 8 Series Late Model Clash at the Downs ended with Caleb Adrian in the Turn 1 wall and Michael Bilderback in Victory Lane after several furious laps of...
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Josh Strauss, Connor Van Scoyoc toss gems as Linn-Mar, Jefferson split

June 2, 2017 - 9:30pm
MARION – Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s Connor Van Scoyoc and Linn-Mar’s Josh Strauss are vastly different athletes. Van Scoyoc is a tall and lean 6-foot-5 hard-throwing baseball...
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Regina flies past No. 12 Solon in girls’ soccer substate semifinals

June 2, 2017 - 8:10pm
SOLON — With a game time temperature of nearly 85 degrees — and a heat index even higher — match officials knew the heat would make things difficult during Friday’s Class...
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No. 8 seed Iowa City West heads to 3A boys’ soccer championship game

June 2, 2017 - 7:17pm
DES MOINES— It’s just magic at this point. The Iowa City West boys’ soccer team is going to play for a Class 3A state title. The No. 8 seed in the state tournament, the Trojans...
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Champions crowned in 1A and 2A at girls’ tennis state tournament

June 2, 2017 - 6:09pm
IOWA CITY — Some players reached new heights in the consolation bracket, while others took home much bigger hardware. The girls’ tennis individual state championships concluded Saturday...
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Xavier advances to 2A boys’ soccer state title game with 4-2 win

June 2, 2017 - 4:57pm
DES MOINES— When there were goals in Cedar Rapids Xavier’s 4-2 win over Iowa Falls-Alden/AGWSR in the Class 2A boys’ state soccer semifinals Friday, they came in bunches at...
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