A contest between two teams is more than a battle for the best score, it is actually a collection of stories: stories of teams and players, of parents and children, stories of hardwork, triumph, setbacks, fans, crowds, culture and communities.
Our Gazette photographers shoot sports all year, in weather good and bad, trying to catch both the action and the stories behind the action. Here are some of their favorite photos from 2018.
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TOP STORIES FROM THE GAZETTE
- C.R. Police: Man armed with Taser kicked in door, attacked woman
- Foxhoven spoke with U.S. inspector general, state auditor about his resignation from Iowa DHS
- Johnson County Jail inmate found with heroin
- Cedar Rapids woman says naked neighbor forced his way into her apartment
- Iowa City High’s comeback falls short against Pleasant Valley in substate baseball semifinals
- Iowa’s Tom Miller: Data breach ‘astonishing’; Equifax to pay up to $700 million