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

Washington football podcast

Our high school journalism program has produced some outstanding work over the years, from stories to photography.

This is the first podcast submitted through the program.

Here, Cedar Rapids Washington senior Reese Chadima talks with W [...]

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CRAG’s Schares captures 5 titles

CRAG’S SCHARES WINS 5 EVENTS

CEDAR RAPIDS — Lilly Schares of the Cedar Rapids Association of Gymnastics won five events at the Twisters’ Twistin to the Top tournament last weekend.

Schares, in Level 3, won the vaul [...]

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Farwell captain

Editor’s note: Chase Lynn is a freshman at the University of Missouri and a former high school contributor from Dubuque Senior.

By Chase Lynn, community contributor

Just a few weeks ago, America and the rest of the world [...]

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I.C. West swimmers among state’s elite

IFLY’S MARTIN, KEEN QUALIFY FOR TRIALS

IOWA CITY — Two members of the Iowa Flyers Swim Club (IFLY) qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

Ruby Martin, 14, and Aidan Keen, 16, are two of three swimmers from Iowa [...]

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Pain in the back?

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

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Take steps in right direction

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 63 counties. This is No. 63. Next: Hancoc [...]

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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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