Raffensperger Leads Iowa City West To Victory

DES MOINES — Devin Raffensperger has led Iowa City West in home runs each of the last two years.

The Trojans’ senior power hitter has belted 16 total home runs, so you would think he’d get a pass when he comes up short of his ninth this seas Read More »

Hawkeyes In Solid Hands At Quarterback

The Hawkeyes have two solid quarterbacks returning in Jack Rudock and CJ Beathard. Both could see the field this season, but Rudock is clearly No. 1.

Coach Ferentz thinks Jake will have a better command of the offense in his second year as a Read More »

Wisconsin RB recalls Iowa fans’ constant heckling in rivalry game

CHICAGO — Kinnick Stadium’s notoriously tight sidelines give Iowa fans a chance to heckle and jeer opponents with no room to hide, something Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon knows all too well.

The preseason All-American spent a miserabl Read More »

Travel-weary Kernels beat Burlington, 6-2

CEDAR RAPIDS – They call it a “show and go” in professional baseball.

You don’t have to report to the ballpark as early as usual, you don’t take pregame batting or fielding practice or do other early work. You literally show up and go play t Read More »

Roland-Story ends South Winn’s strong season

DES MOINES — South Winneshiek has produced a memorable season.

It may have ended a couple games sooner than the Warriors had hoped, but that didn’t put a damper on what they accomplished.

A strong campaign came to a close Monday when f Read More »

Regina Drops Quarterfinal Heartbreaker

DES MOINES – Andy Gahan has impeccable handwriting, very legibly and neatly filling out his lineup card pregame Monday night. Copies are made by the Iowa High School Athletic Association and distributed to media covering the state tournament.

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Big Ol’ Fish, July 28

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Watch the July 28th edition of John Campbell’s “Big Ol’ Fish,” which airs every Monday on KCRG-TV9 News at 6 p.m.

Send your pictures to or find us on Twitter at @KCRG_Sports.

Happy fishing!

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Klostermann’s Comeback Helps Beckman Advance

DES MOINES — Conner Klostermann deserves a big thumb’s up.

The Dyersville Beckman junior returned from a broken thumb that was expected to sideline him the rest of the season. He helped the Blazers take a step closer to a third straight stat Read More »

Ferentz Feeling Confident In Quarterback Situation

CHICAGO -- Last year at the Big Ten media days, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz had no idea what kind of play the Hawkeyes would get at quarterback.

After Jake Rudock completed 59 percent of his passes for 2,383 yards and 18 touchdowns, and led Iow Read More »

New Teams, New Divisions The Talk Of The Big Ten

CHICAGO — The former Northwestern linebacker briefly showed his game face when the question about the Big Ten West vs. the Big Ten East came up Monday during Big Ten media days.

“Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, I think they all had eig Read More »

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