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.





A triumphant return

CEDAR RAPIDS — He came back and conquered.

Goaltender Chris Birdsall and his Youngstown Phantoms finished off a weekend sweep o ... »

Birdsall returns to C.R., beats old team twice

CEDAR RAPIDS – He returned and conquered.

Goaltender Chris Birdsall and his Youngstown Phantoms finished off a weekend sweep of the ... »

Washington goes 3 happy in romp over Jefferson

CEDAR RAPIDS — Even they were surprised by how many 3-pointers they took.

“Wow!” Cedar Rapids Washington’s Jared ... »

Great first half enough to propel Wash girls past Jeff

CEDAR RAPIDS – Frank Howell stood up and clapped his hands repeatedly.

“Great half!” he shouted to his girls, as he gave ... »

Prep school finds key for RoughRiders

CEDAR RAPIDS – Mark Carlson has an affinity for prep school players. Maybe that’s because he was one.

Back in the day, the Ceda ... »

Another record-breaking season on tap for Meskwaki?

This school record looks like it's going to be erased already.

Meskawki Settlement School has had an Iowa High School Athletic Association- ... »

8 guys with RoughRiders ties ranked by NHL Central Scouting

CEDAR RAPIDS — A whopping eight players with Cedar Rapids RoughRiders ties are included in ... »

A laugher, a relief for Linn-Mar

MARION – This was not a close game, and that was OK with them. More than OK.

The Linn-Mar Lions had a case of hearbreaker-itis last we ... »

Western Christian the new No. 1 in Class 2A

CEDAR RAPIDS — We’ve got a new number one in Class 2A.

Western Christian ascends to the top spot in this week’s Gazette ... »

Iowa High School Athletic Association released postseason groupings in Class 3A and 4A

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Metro could have as many as three bigger schools make the boys’ state basketball tournament. Or it could have as f ... »

After further review, the goal stands

CEDAR RAPIDS – In this case, “the process” was successfully completed. Or something like that.

No offense to the ... »

West takes Linn-Mar shots, survives them

MARION – You’ve gotta shoot it, you’ve gotta rebound it, you’ve gotta play defense.

For the Linn-Mar Lions, it wa ... »

Hatten takes the long road to Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Hoosier State is all about basketball. If you’re a hockey player in Indiana, good luck.

Bryce Hatten found t ... »

RoughRiders topple Green Bay, 6-4

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Andrew Gaus had a go-ahead goal midway through the second period, and the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders beat the Green Bay Gamb ... »

Monticello is good, needs to be in loaded district

CEDAR RAPIDS – Monticello is one of the best teams in its district. It might be the best.

No doubt the Panthers will have to be at the ... »

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