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

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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Washington looks to get to 4A championship game

CEDAR RAPIDS – The semifinal round of the state football playoffs has never been a friend of Cedar Rapids Washington. It’s been more like a much-hated enemy over the years.

When they tee it up Friday afternoon at 4:06 against B [...]

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4 RoughRiders to represent USA in international tournament

Four members of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders have been selected to play for a team representing the United States at the World Junior ‘A& [...]

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Metro/Iowa City trio make commitments to play D-I baseball

A trio of former players from the Metro and Iowa City have made commitments to play college baseball at the Division I level.

Former Iowa City High shortstop Sam Mrstik will sign to play for Dallas Baptist University in Texas. His roommate a [...]

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