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.





C.R.’s Christensen singles in big league spring training game

Former Cedar Rapids Washington prep Chad Christensen got into his first major league spring training game Sunday for the Minnesota Twins and single ... »

Gernhofer lean, mean scoring machine in Riders win

CEDAR RAPIDS – He’s a lean, mean, fighting machine now. Friday night, Tyler Gernhofer was a lean, mean, goal-scoring machine.

T ... »

RoughRiders in the dance, await partner

CEDAR RAPIDS – They know they’re in the dance, but they don’t know who their partner is going to be, yet.

Another two we ... »

Hermsen injures elbow, will miss 2015 baseball season

Minnesota Twins minor-league pitcher and former West Delaware prep B.J. Hermsen will undergo Tommy John elbow ligament ... »

Marion’s Engle completes prep hoops career, with brother cheering him on

CEDAR RAPIDS – D.J. Engle was in the front row of the bleachers Wednesday night at Johnson Hall, cheering on his younger brother, Craig, in ... »

All-Star basketball event is Wednesday at Kirkwood

CEDAR RAPIDS — University of Northern Iowa signees Luke McDonnell and Spencer Haldeman highlight this year’s Eastern Iowa All-Star Ga ... »

20 years later, autographed card appears

CEDAR RAPIDS – Twenty years ago, I sent a letter to Shaun Van Allen, asking him politely to autograph his hockey card for me.

I don't ... »

ALS Night special for RoughRiders’ Carlson

CEDAR RAPIDS — He remembers a long-distance phone conversation he had with his father. Mark Carlson was sobbing, his father telling him to s ... »

Wamac, River Valley Conference hoops all-star games

A couple of conferences are hosting all-star boys’ basketball games this weekend, featuring senior players.

The Wamac Conference is sp ... »

Xavier’s McDermott an INA first-team all-state hoops player

This was the best team Cedar Rapids Xavier has had, and it was because of guys like Adam McDermott.

The 6-foot-3 senior guard has been honore ... »

Iowa City West’s Bergman gets his 500th, C.R. Xavier also wins

DES MOINES – Steve Bergman got his milestone, and it came in a rather meaningless game, of all things.

You’d say it wasn’ ... »

Iowa City West’s title run comes to an end

DES MOINES — Their coach was his usual blase self when asked about it. But Iowa City West’s players weren’t shy to lament the ... »

Iowa City Regina falls victim to Treynor rally

DES MOINES — It was 36 years between state basketball finals appearances for the Iowa City Regina Regals.

It had to seem that long by ... »

Williamsburg’s season ends in double-OT heartbreak

DES MOINES — With an emphatic two-hand dunk as the final horn blasted, Tyler Borchers put an exclamation point on a performance that was wor ... »