Baseball

Solon goes down swinging

DES MOINES — The Solon Spartans were down to their final bullet, and they gave it their best shot.

Waverly-Shell Rock dodged the final threat.

Reliever Dan Stensland ended Solon’s seventh-inning bases-loaded rally, sealin [...]

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Travel-weary Kernels beat Burlington, 6-2

CEDAR RAPIDS – They call it a “show and go” in professional baseball.

You don’t have to report to the ballpark as early as usual, you don’t take pregame batting or fielding practice or do other early work. [...]

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Twins suspend Kernels pitcher Boyd

CEDAR RAPIDS — Relief pitcher Hudson Boyd of the Cedar Rapids Kernels has been suspended indefinitely by the parent continue »


Regina drops 2-1 toughie to Van Meter

DES MOINES – Andy Gahan has impeccable handwriting, very legibly and neatly filling out his lineup card pregame Monday night. Copies are made by the Iowa High School Athletic Association and distributed to media covering the state tournamen [...]

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Roland-Story ends South Winn’s strong season

DES MOINES — South Winneshiek has produced a memorable season.

It may have ended a couple games sooner than the Warriors had hoped, but it didn’t put a damper on what they accomplished.

A strong campaign came to a close M [...]

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Kernels drop 3-2 decision at Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio — Nothing like a 10-hour bus ride home after a loss.

That was the fate of the Cedar Rapids Kernels, who dropped the finale of their three-game Midwest League continue »


Kennedy’s Daniels, Hoyer honored by MVC

Cedar Rapids Kennedy junior pitcher-infielder Zach Daniels has been selected Athlete of the Year in the Mississippi Division of the Mississippi Valley Conference, it was announced Monday.

Daniels hit .471 with 32 RBIs and 22 stolen bases th [...]

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Klostermann’s comeback helps Beckman advance

DES MOINES — Conner Klostermann deserves a big thumb’s up.

The Dyersville Beckman junior returned from a broken thumb that was expected to sideline him the rest of the season. He helped the Blazers take a step closer to a third [...]

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Kernels OF Kanzler promoted

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Kernels officially lead the Midwest League in outfielders named Murphy.

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COMMUNITY: Baseball was Cedar Rapids’ pastime

Editor’s note: Bill Johnson is a Cedar Rapids historian who began researching the M&J League in 2009. After 30 years working for the U.S. Navy, he spends his time researching and writing for the Norway (Iowa) Baseball Museum. He is working [...]

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Gonsalves strong in 1st Kernels start

DAYTON, Ohio — Stephen Gonsalves threw six strong innings to make his Cedar Rapids Kernels debut a successful one in a 4-1 win Sunday afternoon over the Dayton Dragons in Midwest [...]

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IHSBCA All-District teams

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IHSBCA Class 4A all-District Rankings

Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Iowa City West led the way with three first-team selections to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association all-district teams.

The Cougars’ Derek Jacobus and juniors Zach Daniels and Sammy Lizarraga made [...]

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COMMUNITY: Daniels Park was M&J League staple

The single most iconic component of the M&J League’s 38 years of operation was the playing field, the baseball diamond at Daniels Park.

Today the field is beautifully maintained as Coe College’s home diamond, but as long [...]

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New Blazers lead Beckman at state

DES MOINES — The song has the same melody and words. The band playing the tune, however, is different this time.

The current Dyersville Beckman baseball players haven’t skipped a beat.

After graduation depleted the starti [...]

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