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

RoughRiders win again, move to 16-2

LINCOLN, Neb. — Andrew Oglevie had the only successful shootout attempt as the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders wrangled their way past the Lincoln Stars in USHL hockey Wednesday night.< [...]

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Cook, Boyle highlight all-state teams

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Newspaper Association’s all-state football teams have been Cooked and Boyled.

Multiple state champion quarterbacks Drew Cook of Iowa City Regina and Ryan Boyle of West Des Moines Dowling highlight the li [...]

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RoughRiders’ Fronk wins USHL honor

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jiri Fronk of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders has been named United States Hockey League Forward of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Fronk, 20, had four g [...]

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North Fayette Valley passes its way to 2A championship

CEDAR FALLS – A football team that considers ‘pass’ to be a true four-letter word used it Friday afternoon to become an eight-letter word.


It was Josh Mackey’s 2-yard touchdown run in fourth-quarte [...]

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Washington’s future appears to be bright

CEDAR FALLS – His tears showed the hurt. His words showed fierce resolve.

“We’re a November football team,” tailback Tavian Patrick said Friday night, after Cedar Rapids Washington’s 49-14 loss to West Des [...]

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What position will Drew Cook play at Iowa?

CEDAR FALLS – If you watched Drew Cook play Friday afternoon, you could make a case for him being a quarterback or a tight end at the next level.

The Iowa City Regina senior completed 13 of 16 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown, as [...]

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RoughRiders’ Reinke grows into fine player

CEDAR RAPIDS — When the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders selected Mitch Reinke two years ago in the United States Hockey League Futures Draft, he was this itty bitty little defenseman. continue »

Former RoughRiders Grosenick with shutout in NHL debut

Troy Grosenick’s debut in the National Hockey League could not have been any better.

The goaltender made 45 saves and posted a shutout as his San Jose Sharks beat the Carolina Hur [...]

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RoughRiders off to incredible start

CEDAR RAPIDS – So many numbers hit you like a puck in the choppers.

The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are 13-1 after a 7-2 win Friday night over Tri-City at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. Jiri Fronk had a hat trick, as the Riders tied their f [...]

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Dubuque ends RoughRiders’ win streak at 10

CEDAR RAPIDS – They weren’t going to win the rest of ‘em.

As well as they’ve played the first quarter of the United States Hockey League season, the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders were [...]

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