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.





North Linn dominates all-conference teams in Tri-Rivers

The Tri-Rivers Conference has released its all-conference boys’ and girls’ basketball teams.

Mike Hilmer (boys’) and Bri ... »

Xavier to state after torrid second half

CEDAR RAPIDS — If the Xavier Saints play at the state tournament next week like they did in the second half Monday night, they’ll be ... »

Can Kennedy/Linn-Mar duplicate substate final magic?

CEDAR RAPIDS — Before the talk turns to Tuesday night’s double-header nightcap at the U.S. Cellular Center, let’s take a momen ... »

Mount Vernon undeterred by being big underdog

MOUNT VERNON – He’ll see a lot of familiar faces Monday night at the U.S. Cellular Center.

Families in the stands. Guys on the ... »

IMS’ Gingerich named SEISC division MVP

Junior Eli Gingerich of Iowa Mennonite School has been named Most Valuable Player in the North Division of the Southeast Iowa Super Conference, it ... »

Belle Plaine a hoops school now

CEDAR RAPIDS — For what was just accomplished, this was the most serene locker room you’ve ever seen.

Not a whole lot of whoopi ... »

SICL proves its worth

The feeling is one of being unappreciated. They don’t think the South Iowa Cedar League gets nearly the love it should.

“As coa ... »

Limited minutes, big production for Kennedy’s Manning

CEDAR RAPIDS — His coach wondered how much better a night it could have been.

Brendon Manning has few regrets, mind you. That’s ... »

Sometimes the postseason can produce whackiness

It’s kind of kooky, but you get kooky sometimes when it comes to the boys’ basketball postseason.

Iowa City High lost eight gam ... »

Williamsburg’s Klein a hero in return to old school

IOWA CITY – You expected there to be a crowd around Adam Klein.

When you’re the star of the game, everyone wants to slap you on ... »

Xavier finds its game at right time

CEDAR RAPIDS – Somehow, someway, they got it together. At the perfect time, too.

This boys’ basketball season has been a challe ... »

Area boys’ basketball standings

Boys’ basketball


(Through Monday)


Dubuque Hempstead 10-6 14-7

Cedar R ... »

C.R. prep VanDraska named hockey all-star

CEDAR RAPIDS — Forward Tysen VanDraska of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders has been named an all-star player in the Midwest High School Hockey L ... »

Iowa City West, Waverly-Shell Rock finish No. 1

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s West and Waverly.

Iowa City West is the top-ranked boys’ basketball team in Class 4A in the final Ga ... »

Solon outslugs Marion, 42-32

MARION – They need more cowbell.

The Solon Spartans dressed in the Marion High School band room for their Class 3A substate semifinal ... »

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