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

Garver hits three homers as Kernels roll past Fort Wayne

CEDAR RAPIDS – The new color will be ...

“I think I’m going to go with neon yellow,” Mitch Garver said Monday afternoon. &#x [...]

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Summers pitches Burlington past Jefferson

CEDAR RAPIDS — Fear the beard.

Landon Summers isn’t sporting one anywhere close in length, fullness or outlandeshnesss to Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson. But the facial hair growth the Burlington senior does have app [...]

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Young skipper Collins returns to Cedar Rapids, beats Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS – The only way to distinguish Michael Collins from his players is the stop watch tucked in the back pocket of his uniform. He uses it to time pitchers' deliveries to the plate.

Otherwise you really couldn't tell him apar [...]

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Burdi blows it by them

CEDAR RAPIDS – Nick Burdi peaked. He admitted it.

Curiously it wasn’t after he threw a super-sized fastball in the ninth inning Saturday n [...]

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More than just baseball buddies

CEDAR RAPIDS – Tommy Watkins hates frogs. Can’t stand ‘em, doesn’t want to be anywhere near ‘em.

They’re green and slimy, make funny noises, and you never know where they’re going to hop. They [...]

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Gallant making most of what could be last chance

CEDAR RAPIDS – He’s realistic about his age, as it compares to everyone else on the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

“I’m the grandpa of the team,” said relief pitcher Dallas Gallant.

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Stewart learns lesson

CEDAR RAPIDS – A player got kicked out of the game Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Don’t worry, Minnesota Twins fans, because it wasn’t continue »


Kernels keep hot streak going

CEDAR RAPIDS – You’ve been waiting for a stretch of baseball like this. Heck, they’ve been waiting for it.

Now can the Cedar Rapids Kernels keep it going for awhile? You know, like the rest [...]

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Kernels lose at Clinton, 8-5

CLINTON — Mitch Garver’s two-run home run in the top of the first inning was the highlight of Monday night for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, whop dropped a 8-5 decision to the Clinton LumberKings at Ashford University Field.

C.R.&# [...]

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Kernels win 5th straight

CLINTON — The Cedar Rapids Kernels exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning for a 7-4 win over the Clinton LumberKings in a rain-shortened Mi [...]

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