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 It’s funny what can trigger memories when watching sporting events, and the emotions they can evoke when heartbreak happens.

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ANAMOSA - There was some talk leading up to the 70th annual Women’s Eastern Iowa Golf Association (WEIGA) tournament at the Fawn Creek Country Club Sunday, Aug. 4, that the hosts could possibly win the one-day, 18-hole event by a whopping 50 strokes.

      Well, they were almost right.

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ANAMOSA - Having come so close to knocking off powerful and defending champion Fawn Creek last year at the Women’s Eastern Iowa Golf Association tournament (WEIGA), Anamosa’s Wapsi Country Club felt they had a team that could at least give the hosts this year a run for the top spot Sunday, Aug. 4.

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ANAMOSA - If you sit back and think about it, Hannah Houska would have missed a lot had she not considered going out for golf way back during her sophomore year of high school.

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ANAMOSA - Last week during the Anamosa City golf tournament, a two-day event held at both the Fawn Creek and Wapsi Country Club courses, a new name popped to the top of the leaderboard.

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ANAMOSA - It’s the only time all summer long that the best of the Anamosa golf community comes together as individuals, instead of member clubs, competing to see who’s number one at the two-day, 36-hole Anamosa City tournament.

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STORM LAKE - Even though he was a state qualifier in the discus and shot put, as well as a starter on the Anamosa High School basketball and baseball teams, former Raider Drew Beall never really considered himself an ‘athlete.’

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DES MOINES - It’s difficult maintaining the level of success Lilly Machart has achieved during what has already been a sensational archery career.

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DES MOINES - Cruising through most of the field at the AAU Kids state championship Feb. 23-24, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Anamosa’s Austin Scranton ran into a challenge in the 5th-6th grade 98-pound title tilt.

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WATERLOO - Competing at the AAU Super peewee state tournament at Young Arena in Waterloo Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3, Anamosa Wrestling Club members Carson Olmstead and Beau Coons worked their way onto the podium turning in outstanding performances at the kindergarten level.

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ANAMOSA - Putting together a solid season in their final campaign as Anamosa middle schoolers, the Raider eighth grade boys basketball team overcame some sizeable obstacles this past winter.

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ANAMOSA - It’s the event that made headlines around the state three years ago when then Anamosa senior David Machart shot the first-ever perfect 300 score.

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CEDAR RAPIDS - Taking advantage of their chance to shine on a very big stage Sunday, Jan. 27, six members of the Anamosa Wrestling Club competed at the USA State tournament held at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

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 ANAMOSA - Through much of the early portion of this 2018-19 pre-season, Anamosa Schools archery coach Chad Machart has seen varied individual success from many of his shooters, though no teams titles had materialized as of yet.

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ANAMOSA - Following two days of intense men’s Eastern Iowa golf tournament action, Wapsi Country Club team captain Dan Messerli stepped to the microphone Sunday, Aug. 12, and spoke to the huge crowd assembled in front of the Wapsi clubhouse during the awards ceremony in Anamosa.

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ANAMOSA - Make no mistake about it.

      Anamosa has some absolutely amazing amateur golfers, which makes what Mike Carrier accomplished Sunday, July 22, competing at the annual Anamosa City golf tournament, that much more incredible.

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ANAMOSA - Hosting his annual camp at the Anamosa High School football field late last month, former Raider and current Baltimore Ravens superstar Marshal Yanda was having some fun with a group of lucky area sixth graders.

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LOUISVILLE, KY. - Posting a score so high that few thought it would or even could be topped, Anamosa freshman Lilly Machart was on the cusp of winning a coveted World Championship while competing at the NASP IBO 3D Challenge in Louisville, Kentucky Friday, June 8.

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 DES MOINES — Qualifying six wrestlers to the AAU state wrestling meet at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines Feb. 24-25, the Anamosa wrestling club represented themselves extremely well as half of the team worked their way to spots on the coveted podium.

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CEDAR RAPIDS — As a young swimmer with the Linn-Mar program back in high school, Springville prep Samantha Fitzgerald never knew the sport would become such a huge part of her life.

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BALTIMORE, MD. — It had been almost nine years since former Anamosa superstar and current Baltimore Ravens All-Pro offensive lineman Marshal Yanda had to deal with a major injury.

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CEDAR FALLS — It took only one play into the UNI football team’s season-opener at Iowa State for former Springville prep and current Panther red-shirt junior Elias Nissen to realize the 2017 campaign was going to be different than anything he had experienced at the collegiate level.

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ANAMOSA — Just looking at the mind-boggling incline, fans watching from the bottom had to wonder how it’s even possible for motorcycles to climb Anamosa’s famous hill on the banks of the Wapsipinicon River.

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CALAMUS — As the scores were trickling in one by one, it appeared Anamosa’s Fawn Creek Country Club was well on their way to claiming a third-straight men’s Three Rivers tournament championship Saturday, Aug. 19.

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DURANT — Conditions were ideal and the course was beautiful as the Wahkonsa Golf and Country Club hosted the 90th annual Men’s Eastern Iowa tournament Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13.

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DURANT — Fresh off competing at their own club tournament just a week earlier, members of the Wapsi Country Club wanted to make a statement taking part at the annual Women’s Eastern Iowa event Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Wahkonsa Country Club in Durant.

Mission accomplished.

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CALAMUS — They’ve been one of the youngest teams competing at the annual Three Rivers golf tournament each of the last several years, but a mixture of young and experienced golfers has proven to be a successful tonic for the Little Bear Country Club recently.