Diamonds & Ice

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.

Blog Posts

It’s a whole-new playoff system

CEDAR RAPIDS – His Mountain Dew and NoDoz are at the ready. It's going to be a long Friday night for Todd Tharp.

The assistant executive director of the Iowa High School Athletic Associatio [...]

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Meet The RoughRiders - Matt O’Donnell

Name: Matt O’Donnell

Number: 13

Position: Defense

Height/Weight: 5-foot-9, 177 pounds

Age: 19

Hometown: Fountain Valley, Calif.

Noteworthy: Played prep-school hockey last season at Loomis Chaffee in Conne [...]

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Meet The RoughRiders - Andrew Oglevie

Name: Andrew Oglevie

Number: 10

Position: Forward

Height/Weight: 5-foot-9, 177 pounds

Age: 19

Hometown: Fullerton, Calif.

Noteworthy: Fourth season with Cedar Rapids. Defenseman Chris Snavely has been only other [...]

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Chili Davis among new Kernels HOF members

CEDAR RAPIDS — One of the most popular local ballplayers from the 1970s is in the 2015 induction class of the Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball Hall of Fame.

Chili [...]

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Meet the RoughRiders: Dylan McLaughlin

Name: Dylan McLaughlin

Number: 17

Position: Forward

Height/Weight: 5-foot-10, 187 pounds

Hometown: Lancaster, N.Y.

Noteworthy: Third season with RoughRiders and fourth year in USHL. Scored eight goals and posted 15 po [...]

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Meet The RoughRiders - Hugh McGing

Name: Hugh McGing

Number: 16

Position: Forward

Height/Weight: 5-foot-8, 157 pounds

Age: 16

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

Noteworthy: First season with RoughRiders. Signed a USHL pre-draft tender with Cedar Rapids, mea [...]

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2 each from McLaughlin, Foley lift RoughRiders

WATERLOO — Dylan McLaughlin and Erik Foley had two goals each as the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders blasted Waterloo, 6-2, in a USHL game Friday night at Youug Arena.

Defenseman Charlie Curti scored the ga [...]

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Wartburg’s Tranel brings ‘special’ talent to defense

WAVERLY — He was special as a special-teams player. As a linebacker, Gunner Tranel has been outstanding, if not special.

The junior from Vinton-Shellsburg leads Wartburg in tackles and ranks third in the Iowa Conference, one be [...]

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The NBA is in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – This isn’t going to be a first.

Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker already have gone head to head in an NBA environment. The top two picks in the 2014 draft played against each other in a [...]

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Detour to NAHL helps RoughRiders’ Jerry thrive

CEDAR RAPIDS – When someone tells you you’re not good enough, you can take it one of two ways. Casey Jerry took it the appropriate way.

In truth, Cedar Rapids RoughRiders head coach Mark Carls [...]

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