On the Mats by KJ Pilcher

Iowa high school baseball rankings: Eastern Iowa conferences well represented

Area conferences are well represented in the latest Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association rankings. The Mississippi Valley, Wamac and Tri-Riv ...

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C.R. Jefferson wins pitchers’ duel against seventh-ranked C.R. Washington

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Jefferson Coach Kyle Rodenkirk hasn't seen many smiles from Chase Keeney. Actually, the first might have come when Rodenk ...

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Postseason assignments released for large-school baseball programs

Baseball teams in the two biggest classes learned their postseason competition Friday.The Iowa High School Athletic Association released postseason as ...

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Triple Play Podcast: Marion baseball coach Steve Fish on Indians’ 2017 success, coaching his children

Steve Fish, coach of the Class 3A No. 5-ranked Marion Indians, joins the Triple Play Podcast to discuss his team's 2017 success, coaching his children ...

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Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Matt Berst exemplifies toughness, leadership qualities of a catcher

CEDAR RAPIDS - Many young baseball players dream of becoming the pitching ace, playing shortstop or even making spectacular grabs in the outfield.Matt ...

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C.R. Washington’s Jacob Bockenstedt posts strong start

IOWA CITY - Jacob Bockenstedt's offseason includes a lot of throwing and exercises with bands to strengthen his arm.The Cedar Rapids Washington junior ...

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Tony Comellas smacks two home runs to help Iowa City West split with C.R. Jefferson

CEDAR RAPIDS - Iowa City West's Tony Comellas has experienced big games at the plate. They came in Little League or even at the sophomore level. The ...

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Iowa high school baseball rankings: All 3 Iowa City schools earn spots

Iowa City is well represented in the latest Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association/Radio Iowa rankings. All three Iowa City baseball programs ...

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Cascade tops Dyersville Beckman in top-10 showdown

CASCADE - Cascade has had its way with most of its opponents this season. This time, the Cougars proved their resolve against a more formidable foe. ...

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Podcast: ‘Triple Play’ reacts to 1A, 2A baseball district assignments, MLB Draft

The Gazette's K.J. Pilcher and Jeff Johnson react to Class 1A and 2A high school baseball district assignments on the latest Triple Play Podcast. Plus ...

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Baseball notes: IHSAA releases 1A, 2A postseason assignments

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has released postseason assignments for its two smallest classes in baseball. Three of the highly-ranked 1A ...

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Two-time NCAA qualifier Pat Lugo considers transfer to Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa could add a proven college wrestling talent to its roster. The addition would bolster the Hawkeyes' future middleweight lineup. Two-time NCAA q ...

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Doug Schwab: Move to Big 12 elevates UNI wrestling program

Northern Iowa Coach Doug Schwab would have been content staying in the Mid-American Conference, but an opportunity too good to pass on was presented t ...

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Cedar Rapids Prairie sweeps Cedar Falls in top-10 matchup

CEDAR RAPIDS - An ugly finish but a beautiful sweep.They may have been a tale of two different ballgames but the results were the same for Cedar Rapid ...

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Iowa City High continues recent success with hard-fought win over Ames

IOWA CITY - The victory may not have been the prettiest, but it counts the same. Iowa City High has learned to win tough games and it has them on the ...

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