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

Role reversal for Coe

CEDAR RAPIDS – This was a reverse.

Not in the fool-the-defense, have-your-receiver-run-for-a-touchdown reverse way. For the Coe Kohawks, Saturday was the exact opposite of the way their first two football gam [...]

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Coe tackles the powerful WIAC

CEDAR RAPIDS – To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. Someone has said that once or twice over the years.

When it comes to NCAA Division III football, it doesn’t get a whole lot better than the Wisconsin Intercolle [...]

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Elkader Central keeps scoring and scoring and scoring

CEDAR RAPIDS – Hard to fathom how a football team can be almost a month into its season and be scoring 77 points a game.

Elkader Central put up 62 in its opener, followed that with a whopping 94 in its second game and had 76 last week [...]

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Goaltender Tirone expected to depart RoughRiders

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s a little more than a week until the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders open their United States Hockey League season, and they’re suddenly looking for a n [...]

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Washington sophomore Leonard commits to Louisville

CEDAR RAPIDS — His coach thinks he could be on Chad Christensen’s baseball career path. One of college baseball’s top programs certainly believes in him.

Cedar Rapids Washington sophomore center fielder Trey Leonard has [...]

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USHL announces rules changes for Fall Classic, regular season

The United States Hockey League has announced rules experimentations that will be used in the league’s annual Fall Classic, which began Monday. It also announced rules that will be in effect for the 2014-15 regula [...]

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Losing streak behind it, Anamosa goes on win streak

ANAMOSA – Ryan Streets knew way back on the Fourth of July that his Anamosa Blue Raiders would end the long losing streak that has dogged the school’s football program for three years.

He asked his team if he should open the sc [...]

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Xavier finally gets a home game

CEDAR RAPIDS – It's an honest to goodness, actual home football game for the Cedar Rapids Xavier Saints. Imagine that.

“I won't know how to react,” said Xavier Coach Duane Schulte.

Xavier's first two games this se [...]

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Old-man Oglevie back again for RoughRiders

CEDAR RAPIDS – Technically, Andrew Oglevie could come back again. He won’t be aged out of the United States Hockey League afte [...]

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Former RoughRiders player charged in NHL enforcer’s death

Jordy Hart, who played hockey for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in the 2003-04 season, was arrested Monday in New York and charged with provi [...]

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