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Sports

Gallons of sweat has hit the floor. Muscles strained and backs have ached. A coach has threatened to “blow his top”. It will all be worth it for the Kennedy Senior Team when the Seniors tour tips tips off August...
The dominant team on the Cedar Rapids Kickball circuit remains KT Double D, as they moved to 2-0 after their 6-2 win Thursday night. The team was led by a 34 year old right handed starter with a torn...
You could hear him from several holes away. His loud, booming voice carrying over the elitist grounds of Elmhurst Country Club. Standing underneath the TV tower at 18, entertaining a crew of associates and co-workers, was Mr. Larson of...
Our quarterback’s final pass fell harmlessly to the turf bringing a glorious season to an agonizing end. It was November of 1999. Kennedy had battled football powerhouse Iowa City West all night in a violent confrontation between 17 year...
For all its brutality, boxing is saving lives says Iowa Golden Gloves chairman Donald Avant. Youth from across the state come to Des Moines for the annual amateur boxing competition and have been doing so for 75 years....
Cedar Rapids native and NFL linebacker Aldon Smith is a troubled man with a history of legal problems since entering the league. Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport for making a false bomb threat which continued...
The original Ringer. Remember the New York kid that destroyed the Little League World Series? Danny Almonte was the most publicized ringer ever. From the mound, he abused pubescent boys like Jerry Sandusky. Double digit strikeouts were...
There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic univeral sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning.” -Hunter S. Thompson We met over drinks in...
“What a great night!” Alumni Football USA President Bob Cazet exclaimed as the lights dimmed at Kingston. I couldn’t have put it better myself Bob. Thank you for bringing your organization to Cedar Rapids and allowing me to experience another...
There are indisputable facts I learned growing up attending Friday night hot laps with Dad at Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids. Race fans are a blue-collar bunch, who favor cut off jeans, mullets and everything Dale Earnhardt. In order...
How can you not love Matt Gatens? Here's a kid that's one of us. An Iowa City native. His Dad played for the Hawks. At City High, Matt owns the career records for points, assists and games played. He's the...
A short, pudgy fellow stares across the ring at a 6'5 mountain of pure muscle fiber. The anonymous man is about to engage in a faux boxing match against former NFL lineman Ray Edwards. A clip of the 29...