Jeff Johnson
Multi-media sports reporter for SourceMedia in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who has covered it all over the past 20-plus years. Particularly enjoy baseball and hockey.





Nolasco looks major league ready again

CEDAR RAPIDS – Excuse Ricky Nolasco if he never wants to set foot ... »

Meet The Kernels - Irby

Name: C.K. Irby

Number: 17

Position: Pitcher

Throws: Right

Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 200 pounds

Age: 22

Hometow ... »

Twins using new system to track Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS — There is no such thing as having too much information. Even in the minor leagues.

The parent Mi ... »

However long he’s here, Kernels’ Nordgren trying to make impression

CEDAR RAPIDS – Miles Nordgren has n ... »

Meet The Kernels - Hinojosa

Name: Jonatan Hinojosa

Number: 4

Position: Infield

Bats/Throws: Left/Right

Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 150 pounds

Age: ... »

Only rain can slow down Kernels’ Vavra

CEDAR RAPIDS — Don’t overthink out there. Just see it and hit it.

That’s a good approach at the plate for any baseball p ... »

Gonsalves sharp again as Kernels sweep Wisconsin

APPLETON, Wis. — Stephen Gonsalves continued his brilliant starting pitching run to begin the Midwest League ... »

Meet The Kernels - Hildenberger

Name: Trevor Hildenberger

Number: 35

Position: Pitcher

Throws: Right

Height/Weight: 6-foot-2, 200 pounds

Ag ... »

Meet The Kernels - Granite

Name: Zack Granite

Number: 1

Position: Outfield

Bats/Throws: Left/Left

Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 175 pounds

Age: 22

Meet The Kernels - Gordon

Name: Nick Gordon

Number: 5

Position: Shortstop

Bats/Throws; Left/Right

Height/Weight: 6-foot, 160 pounds

Age: 19

... »
Time to get ready for 2015-16 for RoughRiders

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mark Carlson apologized for being especially intense Monday afternoon.

The season is over for his ... »

Kernels swat Bees, 5-2

BURLINGTON — Nick Gordon had three hits and three RBIs to help the Cedar Rapids Kernels salvage the final game ... »

Meet The Kernels - Gonsalves

Name: Stephen Gonsalves

Number: 47

Position: Pitcher

Throws: Left

Height/Weight: 6-foot-5, 190 pounds

Age: 20

H ... »

Kernels fall in extras

BURLINGTON — Miguel Hermosillo singled home Erick Salcedo with two outs in the 12th inning to give Burlington a 2-1 win over the ... »

Meet The Kernels - Fernandez

Name: Jorge Fernandez

Number: 32

Position: Catcher

Bats/Throws: Switch/Right

Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 188 pounds

Age: ... »