Rebels strike fast, sail away from Columbus

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DES MOINES — Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys soccer didn’t waste time in putting up numbers at the state tournament. The Rebels scored before the timekeeper could even remember to start the scoreboard clock, sending GC/G-R on its way to a 4-0 victory over Waterloo Columbus in a ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Mustang softball doubled up by Newton

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LE GRAND — The East Marshall softball team suffered its fourth-straight loss, falling 6-3 to visiting Newton on Tuesday night. The Cardinals (3-1) got a superlative pitching performance from Hailey Sumpter, who struck out 15 in her five-hitter. The Mustangs (1-4) were issued three walks and ...

Cougars stake claim to annual game

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The Cedar Rapids Kennedy coaching staff tipped its caps to former Marshalltown baseball coach Steve Hanson from across the diamond as the Cougars’ pickoff attempt failed in the third inning of Monday’s annual Memorial Day meeting. Kennedy faked an errant throw into center field, nearly ...

Maryland tops Iowa for B1G title

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OMAHA, Neb. — Kevin Keister and Nick Lorusso hit fifth-inning home runs and Maryland used five pitchers in a four-hit 4-0 victory over Iowa in the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament on Sunday. Reliever Kenny Lippman — the third pitcher of the game for top-seeded Maryland (41-19) ...

76ers hire former Raptors coach Nick Nurse, AP source says

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PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid and the 76ers battled in yet another playoff game with the Raptors, this time in 2022, when the All-Star center barked at Toronto coach Nick Nurse — in a quite PG-13 fashion — to stop whining about foul calls. Embiid’s beef with Nurse didn’t end in the ...

Checkers wave on Military Night at the Speedway

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Racing was back in action at the Marshalltown Speedway Friday night where it was API Solutions Salute to Military Night. Kolby Sabin started on the pole of the 15-lap feature for the MACH-1 IMCA Sport Compacts and led all laps on his way to the checkers. Terry Bickford and Mitchell Bunch ...