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Iowa Hawkeyes Mar. 31, 2023 4:27 pm1d ago
Maryland was able to weather an early Iowa storm. Matt Shaw tallied four hits, including a grand slam and solo home run, and powered the Terrapins to a 10-9 victory over No. 25 Iowa in the opener of a three-game Big Ten baseball series Friday.
Iowa Prep Sports Mar. 29, 2023 7:04 pm3d ago
A list of Gazette area golfers and teams to watch for the 2023 Iowa high school boys’ golf spring season.
Iowa Prep Sports Mar. 29, 2023 6:53 pm3d ago
Solon’s boys’ golf team produced the best back-to-back seasons in program history. The consecutive state runner-up performances come with more confidence than pressure, but it leaves one thing left to achieve.
Sports Mar. 31, 2023 11:39 am1d ago
The Kohawks tallied 27 hits and 18 runs in doubleheader sweep over the Rams, giving Coe a 7-4 advantage in the 2022-23 Bremner Cup Series between the two schools. Skyler Stookey had five hits with two home runs and five RBIs to boost the Kohawks.
Iowa Prep Sports Mar. 26, 2023 5:15 pm6d ago
Linn-Mar sophomore Morgan Rupp enters the spring as one of the top returners in Class 4A, capping last season with a fifth-place state finish. She is ranked fourth by Bound to start the season and is one of seven Mississippi Valley Conference golfers in the top 10 of 4A.
Iowa Prep Sports Mar. 26, 2023 5:23 pm6d ago
A list of Gazette area golfers and teams to watch for the 2023 Iowa high school girls’ golf season.
Pinning Combination Mar. 21, 2023 7:05 pm11d ago
After a weekend of upsets and thrilling wrestling in Tulsa, Okla., the final 2022-23 edition of the Pinning Combination podcast with Hall of Fame coach Dick Briggs is here to break down all the action from the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.
Hawkeye Wrestling Mar. 20, 2023 5:33 pm12d ago
The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Tulsa, Okla., was filled with greatness, intensity and surprise. Everything we have come to expect from the biggest wrestling event in the world. Here is the Wrestling Weekend That Was, NCAA edition.
Hawkeye Wrestling Mar. 19, 2023 10:05 am13d ago
Real Woods moved one step closer to a national title dream after a runner-up finish to Northern Colorado’s Andrew Alirez at 141 pounds at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Saturday at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.
Hawkeye Wrestling Mar. 20, 2023 10:18 am12d ago
Iowa’s Real Woods, Iowa State’s David Carr, Northern Iowa’s Parker Keckeisen and South Dakota State’s Tanner Sloan, a former Alburnett prep, finished second in the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.
Hawkeye Wrestling Mar. 18, 2023 4:21 pm14d ago
Spencer Lee medically forfeited his final two bouts to place sixth at 125 pounds in the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Saturday at BOK Center. He joined coaches and teammates and sat on the event level to watch and support heavyweight Tony Cassioppi in his third-place bout.
Hawkeye Wrestling Mar. 20, 2023 10:26 am12d ago
When Real Woods advanced to the NCAA wrestling finals, the Iowa celebration was subdued. The win came on the heels of a crushing loss that shocked the Hawkeyes and most of the wrestling world when Purdue’s Matt Ramos derailed Spencer Lee’s attempt for a fourth national title.
Hawkeye Wrestling Mar. 17, 2023 6:29 pm15d ago
Iowa’s Real Woods was impressive in his 9-0 victory over Missouri’s Allan Hart in the 141-pound quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Friday at BOK Center. Woods was one of three Iowa semifinalists, joining Spencer Lee and Tony Cassioppi and helping Iowa into second place after the third session.
Iowa State Wrestling Mar. 17, 2023 5:31 pm15d ago
Iowa State’s David Carr defeated Stanford’s Shane Griffith, 2-1, in a battle of former national champions in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Friday at BOK Center. He claimed his third All-America honor and returned to the semifinals after a year hiatus.
Hawkeye Wrestling Mar. 16, 2023 11:23 pm16d ago
Spencer Lee’s dominance highlighted second-ranked Iowa’s opening day at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, moving five into the quarterfinals with all 10 left in the tournament. Iowa State’s David Carr and Marcus Coleman advanced. UNI’s Parker Keckeisen moved into the quarterfinals.