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.





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: ... »

Meet The Kernels - English

Name: Tanner English

Number: 2

Position: Outfield

Height/Weight: 5-foot-10, 160 pounds

Age: 22.

Hometown: Murrells In ... »

A look at local, area baseball players in pro ball

Since the 2014 season ended, the Metro lost a couple of professional baseball players.

Former Linn-Mar prep and University of Iowa pitcher wa ... »

Dubuque sweeps the RoughRiders

CEDAR RAPIDS – You can’t say they didn’t leave it all on the ice. Excuse the double negative there.

The ... »

RoughRiders on verge of elimination after Game 2 loss to Dubuque

CEDAR RAPIDS – It seems like eons ago, especially at this point.

The 2014-15 United States Hockey League season began September 27 for ... »