The boys of summer are down to their last week, as the 32 remaining teams in the state will invade Principal Park for the 2017 state baseball tournament. There are just 28 games standing between now and the end of the season. Two games will take place Friday, another two on Saturday, then the final 24 will all go next week. Shortly after — nine days, to be exact — the boys of fall will convene to begin the 2017 football season.
JOHNSTON, Ia. — Des Moines East entered Wednesday night with a chance to reach the state baseball tournament for the third time in five years. Instead, the Scarlets learned why Johnston is considered the best team in Iowa’s biggest class. The top-ranked Dragons cruised past East 7-0 in Wednesday’s substate final. In doing so, Johnston punched its ticket to the Class 4A state tournament. It’ll be the Dragons’ 15th state appearance in program history and their fourth trip in the past five years.
Before July's first evaluation period even began last weekend, Matthew Mims of Cedar Rapids Xavier announced his commitment to South Dakota State. He is the second Iowa prep to commit to coach T.J. Otzelberger this summer, joining Spirit Lake’s Owen Coburn. Mims gives Otzelberger, the former Iowa State assistant, at least one Iowa high schooler in each of the last three recruiting classes. Mims is a rising-senior at Xavier, ahead of Coburn, who’s going to be a junior.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".