Community Corner by JR Ogden

Catching up with former area athletes

A periodic look at former Gazette-area high school athletes and where they are now:l Iowa colleges - Mount Mercy junior second baseman Mallory Madsen ...

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North Cedar baseball photos

CLARENCE - The North Cedar baseball team opened the season Monday with a pair of losses to Northeast.

The visitors won the first game, 10-0, and the second game, 13-2.

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How much is too much when hydrating?

Editor's note: Editor's note: Adam Rees is founder of GRIT Gym, a gym based on results, creating a culture and lifestyle of performance, strength, hea ...

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A passion to grow rugby in Eastern Iowa

Patrick Lausen came to Cedar Rapids to play football and fell in love with rugby. "It's just become an incredible experience for me," he said. Lause ...

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Find the right tees — and have fun

I get it. You're heading to this beautiful golf course and you and your buddies are going to play "the tips" today. Or in another scenario, you've pl ...

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North Cedar high jumper Darby Hawtrey looking for redemption

CLARENCE - At track and field meets, I compete in both.High jump has become a big part of my track and field career.My freshman year, I could barely c ...

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Eastern Iowa golf tournament schedule

MAY18 - Over 50, two-person best shot, Tara Hills Country Club, (319) 228-877119 - Two-person best shot, Marengo Golf Club, (319) 642-350819 - Four-co ...

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North Cedar boys’ chasing state track success

CLARENCE - The North Cedar's boys' track team is headed for state after qualifying in three relays at the district track meet. The state qualifying m ...

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North Cedar girls ready for state track and field meet

CLARENCE - The North Cedar's girls' track and field team is hopefully a team you've heard about.If not already familiar with it, you may be soon.The t ...

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Enjoying nature on the run

Editor's note: John Lawrence Hanson, Ed.D., of Marion teaches U.S. history with an emphasis on environmental issues at Linn-Mar High School.By John Ha ...

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A different kind of golf tournament

It's not hard to find a golf tournament this time of year.Nearly every course in Eastern Iowa offers some kind of event on weekends, from 2-person bes ...

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Catching up with former area preps

Iowa colleges - Taylor Gilson and Tony Rex of Oelwein is a member of the Wartburg baseball team, along with Trevor Hurd of West Union (North Fayette V ...

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Kids Club helps North Cedar golfers grow

CLARENCE - In more ways than one, Kids Club has helped form North Cedar students into the golfers they are today.Most of North Cedar's golfers started ...

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Xavier’s Cassidy Erner gives up poms for dance

CEDAR RAPIDS - State champion. First-place soloist. The 2016 state soloist runner-up. These were all titles awarded to sophomore Cassidy Erner as a ...

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Cedar Rapids motocross trio mixing it up with the best

Chase Stevenson, Brett McLaud and Chaz Braden grew up in Cedar Rapids racing motorcycles and dreaming of one day becoming full-time professional motoc ...

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