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.





Offense picks up pitching staff for Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS – Jake Mauer has hoped his offense would be able to take some pressure off his pitching staff a little bit more in the second h ... »

Rosario returns to Kernels, pitches well

CEDAR RAPIDS – He was removed with a seven-run lead and just one out to get to qualify for a win, but ... »

How They’re Doing: Metro, area, former Hawkeyes in pro baseball

Here’s your weekly look at how minor leaguers from the Metro, area and University of Iowa are faring.

— Chad Christensen (Cedar ... »

Another strong pitching game from pitching-strong Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS – He’s a happy guy, and he should be.

“I’m elated,” Cedar Rapids Ke ... »

Kernels see 4-game win streak snapped at Burlington

BURLINGTON — A three-run second inning was all the Burlington Bees needed offensively to topple the ... »

Kernels get offensive in swatting Bees, 8-2

BURLINGTON — The Cedar Rapids Kernels scored early and often and ripped the Burlington Bees, 8-2, Thursday nig ... »

Hometown boy Westphal does well in Kernels’ victory

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. — Luke Westphal threw five innings and got the victory as the Cedar Rapids Kernels edged Wis ... »

Linn-Mar throws the leather, sweeps Jefferson

MARION – At one point in the second game, Linn-Mar third baseman Taylor Yoke dove to his left in an attempt to snare a line drive.

The ... »

Powell returns to beat his old club

CEDAR RAPIDS – Christian Powell ret ... »

Kernels blow late lead, lose in extras again

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Cedar Rapids Kernels bullpen has been mostly unflappable this Midwest League season, but th ... »

Rea continues to excel, list of pro baseball players grows

CEDAR RAPIDS – The list of former local, area and University of Iowa players in professional baseball has grown. There are 13 guys playing i ... »

3 more RoughRiders go in NHL Draft

CEDAR RAPIDS – Adam Gaudette was with his family Saturday morning in Braintree, Mass., following the ... »

Former RoughRider Provorov goes 7th overall in NHL Draft

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders made United States Hockey League history Friday night.

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Pitcher Westphal takes road less traveled to affiliated pro baseball

CEDAR RAPIDS — Luke Westphal admits ... »

Independent ball refugee Corcino continues making most of opportunity

CEDAR RAPIDS – He could be bitter, but he’s not. ... »