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

Kuster’s OT winner lits RoughRiders

BENSENVILLE, Ill. — Clark Kuster scored his first goal of the season with 1:48 left in overtime to give the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders a 2-1 win Friday night over the Chicago Steel.

Jiri Fronk scored early in the second period to give C [...]

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RoughRiders name Kuster, Oglevie co-captains

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders have named forward Andrew Oglevie and defenseman Clark Kuster co-captains, Riders Coach Mark Carlson said Friday afternoon.

Oglevie is the second player in [...]

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On verge of playoffs, Independence fires its football coach

One week after its biggest win in years, and on the verge of its first playoff berth since 1985, the Independence football program has lost its head coach.

The contract of Brandon Krusey was terminated late Thursday night by the Independence [...]

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Meet A RoughRider - Mitch Reinke

Name: Mitch Reinke

Number: 8

Position: Defense

Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 167 pounds

Age: 18

Hometown: Stillwater, Minn.

Noteworthy: Helped Stillwater High School to its first Minnesota state tournament appearanc [...]

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Potential high NHL draft pick, Riders’ Foley focuses on present

CEDAR RAPIDS – It was a surprise.

Erik Foley figured his hockey season was well over last April. Then he got an unexpected phone call from Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Coach Mark Carlson.

The Ride [...]

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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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