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

Mauer to return to manage Kernels in 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS — For his 36th birthday, Jake Mauer got a repeat gift. A third year managing the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

The parent Minnesota Twins announced field staffs for their [...]

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A rare bad outing for the RoughRiders

CEDAR RAPIDS — This was the most quiet the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders locker room has been postgame for awhile. A long while.

Guys sat wordless at their dressing stalls, the unzipping of the velcro on their pads the only sounds you hear [...]

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Carlson, RoughRiders proud of their USHL record

CEDAR RAPIDS – Mark Carlson isn’t afraid to show how impressed he is by this one.

Notorious for never over praising anything or anyone, part of his even-keel coaching approach, his Cedar Rapids Ro [...]

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Linn-Mar’s Schmidt All-Metro football player of year

CEDAR RAPIDS — Quarterback Ryan Schmidt of Linn-Mar is the 2014 All-Metro football player of the year, it was announced Wednesday.

Schmidt accounted for 2,199 yards and 35 touchdowns passing and rushing this season, as Linn-Mar had a [...]

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Cougars survive Washington rally

CEDAR RAPIDS – Hey, look at it this way. Hanging on is still better than not hanging on.

“Our intensity level completely dropped in the fourth quarter. It was just gone,” Cedar Rapids Kennedy guard Cole Murdock said, aft [...]

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Boys’ Basketball Standings

Boys’ basketball


(Through Sunday)


Dubuque Hempstead 1-0 3-0

Iowa City High 1-0 1-1

Cedar Rapids Prairie 0-1 3-1

Cedar Rapids Washington 0-1 1-1

Cedar R [...]

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Iowa City with pair of teams ranked No. 1

It’s very early, but Iowa City is staking its claim as the boys’ basketball capital of the state.

Iowa City West remains atop The Gazette’s Class 4A poll, with Iowa City Regina checking in as the new number one in 2A. Th [...]

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Riders’ record-setting road streak comes to end

SIOUX CITY — Max Kalter scored the go-ahead goal with 2:34 left, and the Sioux City Musketeers ended the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders’ record road win streak, 3-1, Saturday night.

The Riders (20-4 [...]

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RoughRiders rally, set USHL record with 12th straight road win

FARGO, N.D. — The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders rallied twice in regulation and ended up beating the Fargo Force, 5-4, in a shootout Friday night.

It’s the 12th straight road win for the club, bre [...]

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UhBo and Tichy help Linn-Mar brush past Washington

MARION — UhBo did it again Friday night. With a little help from Tichy.

The guard combo of Nic Uhlir and Jordan Bohannon took over in the fourth quarter and eased the Linn-Mar Lions past Cedar Rapids Washington, 54-41, in a physical M [...]

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