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

Keep on keepin’ on

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. The two have completed 67 counties. This is No. 65. Next: Mon [...]

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Youth notebook

TWISTERS GYMNASTS WIN HOEDOWN TITLES

Hallie Ruby, Lacey Neighbor and Reese Miller from Twisters Gymnastics in Hiawatha won titles last weekend at the Harvest Howdown.

Ruby won the bars in Level 3, Neighbor captured the vault in Level 4 [...]

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Weight just a number

Editor’s note: Adam Rees is Founder of GRIT GYM, a gym based on results, creating a culture and lifestyle of performance, strength, health and freedom.

By Adam Rees, community contributor

Random thoughts about your fitnes [...]

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Crossing life’s bridges, 1 step at a time

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. The two have completed 66 counties. This is No. 64. Next: Jef [...]

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Fixing that pain in your 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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Workout and eat better, smarter to drop pounds

Editor’s note: Cody Hudson of GRIT Gym played football at Iowa Central and University of Iowa before devoting his life to helping others reach their dreams. He is rigorously furthering his expertise in the field of human performance and the [...]

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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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