No. 23 — WR Tevaun Smith

No. 23 ... Tevaun Smith went into the 2013 season as a curiosity, and not just because he is from Canada. The junior from Toronto, Ontario, really looks the part of competitive Big Ten wide receiver. He s [...]

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No. 24 — DT Darian Cooper

No. 24 ... Going into the 2013, big things were expected from the defensive line, and junior Darian Cooper was expected to play a role in that. And he did just that, but it wasn’t the role that was [...]

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Solon slams Carlisle, 7-3

FORT DODGE — She heard her teammate, and she knew.

She approached her coach, and she cried.

“I saw (Solon Coach) Jim (White in the third-base coaching box), and he was jumping up and down,” Emily Ira said. & [...]

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EBF snaps Highland’s streak

FORT DODGE — The No. 1 team gave a performance unworthy of its ranking, atypical of itself.

Too many errors, not enough clutch hits. In other words ...

“It just didn’t fall into place for us today,” [...]

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Kee’s amazing journey continues

FORT DODGE — The secret’s out.

In the most remote corner of northeast Iowa resides a remarkable softball transformation.

Eighth-grade pitcher Kendra Cooper wiggled out of a seventh-inning jam, and Lansing Kee conti [...]

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Bears raising the bar at BGM

DES MOINES — The current BGM Bears have made a habit of taking the athletic program to new territory.

So, it was fitting for the baseball team to cap the careers of an accomplished senior class with one more first.

The seventh-r [...]

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State softball schedule & scores


At Rogers Sports Complex, Fort Dodge


Class 1A Semifinals

Lansing Kee 3, Ackley AGWSR 1

Akron-Westfield 3, Martensdale-St. Marys 2

Class 2A Semifinals

Eddyvill [...]

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Ihm at home at Hunters Ridge

MARION — On the sunny afternoon, Steven Ihm was a popular man at Hunters Ridge Golf Course during the first round of the Greater Cedar Rapids Open.

Playing with first-round leader Mark Blakefield, who fashioned a 9-under-par 63 [...]

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Uthoff looking to step up

NORTH LIBERTY — The skill set is there. It’s always been there. Jarrod Uthoff’s long arms and lengthy frame have more definition to them now, and his game suggests there’s nothing that he can’t do on a basketball [...]

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Experience pays off in WoO Late Models main event

INDEPENDENCE — You can’t buy experience.

That was the refrain from Darrell Lanigan in Victory Lane on Thursday at Independence Motor Speedway, after he won the World of Outlaws Late Model main event and pocketed a cool $ [...]

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Assumption batters Marion in 3A final

MAQUOKETA — The beginning of the end came on a unique first-inning double play. The end of the end was courtesy of plain-old good hitting from the opponent.

Make that great hitting from Davenport Assumption.

“They& [...]

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Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings: July 23

Welcome to the Inside Track's Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings, which returns after a week away. Each week of the racing season, the Gazette's Jeremiah Davis will rank the area's top 10 drivers across all divisions.

Think the list sh [...]

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No. 25 — DE Nate Meier and mystery depth

No. 25 ... Nate Meier (6-2, 244) comes into his junior year with his goal set on becoming more of a full-service defensive end. Last season, he was used in third-down situations and recorded two sacks and a couple of quarterback hurries. It [...]

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Top 45: The 'On Iowa' List

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Hawkeye freshman Coley faces challenges in Game Time

NORTH LIBERTY — It took awhile for Chase Coley to figure out what the Game Time League was about.

The freshman forward at the University of Iowa said she thought the league was a glorified intrasquad scrimmage of sorts. But soon after [...]

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