Community Corner

JR Ogden
I'm J.R. Ogden, community sports editor for The Gazette. I've been here long enough to remember when we didn't have a Web site. This place has been like home to me for more than 30 years, first as a part-timer hired by my father, former executive sports editor Jack Ogden, to the day I was named sports editor, which happened to coincide with Kirk Ferentz's hiring at Iowa. I now have a new role as "community sports editor." I've seen a lot of sports through the years, from recreation to high school to college to pros. Hope you'll enjoy the continuing ride.

Blog Posts

Youth notebook

MOSERS’ BOEDING HONORED

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Katie Boeding of Hopkinton, a member of the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics, earned the 2014 Kevin Ballenger Memorial Scholarship at the recent USTA Power Tumbling National Champio [...]

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High School Journalism Podcast: Xavier’s Nic Ekland

In the second edition of The Gazette's High School Journalism Podcast, The Gazette's J.R. Ogden talks with Cedar Rapids Xavier senior Nic Ekland about his work on the Xavier Xpress, and his role as a football captain for the Saints.

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Beginning a new ‘season’

Goodbye and hello.

On second thought, “see you later” and “welcome back.”

After a summer that seemed to fly by as fast as bass boat in a fishing tournament on the Mississippi, this “Your Page” [...]

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Don’t waste your time waiting

Editor’s note: Daren Schumaker of Cedar Rapids and Dennis Lee of Walford are attempting to run across Iowa’s 99 counties to raise money for the American Heart Association. They have completed 62 counties. This is No. 62. Next: Clarke [...]

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Overuse injuries are preventable

Editor’s note: Cody Scharf is the owner of Thrive Spine and Sport in Cedar Rapids, a chiropractic and soft tissue clinic focusing on sport and overuse injuries. Scharf is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and certified through In [...]

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ABCs for home practice

Editor’s note: Kate Connell is a private yoga teacher who helps yogis create and sustain an at-home yoga practice. The Mat Mate, a weekly newsletter, is a free tool in supporting the process — whether you are flirting with, establish [...]

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Ignore it or fix it

Editor’s note: Cody Scharf is the owner of Thrive Spine and Sport, a chiropractic and soft tissue clinic focusing on sport and overuse injuries in Cedar Rapids. Scharf is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and certified through In [...]

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Getting started

Editor’s note: Randy Krejci, a retired teacher, coach and administrator in the Cedar Rapids Community School District, remains active in local sports and serves as commissioner of the Mississippi Valley Conference.

By Randy Krejci, co [...]

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Don’t leave living up to chance

Editor’s note: Daren Schumaker of Cedar Rapids and Dennis Lee of Walford are attempting to run across Iowa’s 99 counties to raise money for the American Heart Association. They have completed 61 counties. This is No. 61. Next: Keokuk [...]

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‘That’s golf to me’

Editor’s note: Raised on a farm in northeast Iowa, Pech retired seven years ago after a 45-year career in retail management. He has lived in Iowa City since 1972 and has played in many amateur golf events. He was the Iowa City Super Senior [...]

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