Hockey or running, VanDraska beats the competition

CEDAR RAPIDS — The sport between track and cross-country season for most guys is either basketball or wrestling. You’ll get an ... »

Wright, Robinson bring bond to C.R. Titans secondary

CEDAR RAPIDS — For Arius Wright and Tyree Robinson, usually all it takes is a look or a nod to know where to be.

Just four game ... »

Early tips for spring

Editor’s note: Steve Charters is in his 13th year as a pro at Twin Pines Golf Course. Born and raised in Cedar Rap ... »

Marion’s Brown enjoys throws

MARION — She stays relaxed as she steps up to the plate. As she winds up, she tries to keep her form correct. Finally she releases th ... »

Boys’ track and field: Area individuals to watch

Area boys’ track and field individuals to watch for the 2015 season, with last year’s state results:

LANDEN AKERS, sr., ... »

Boys’ track and field: Area teams to watch

Area boys’ track and field teams to watch for the 2015 season:


Coach — Curt Pakkebier

2 ... »

C.R. Titans putting early home games to good use

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Indoor Football League has its share of scheduling quirks.

From double-bye weeks in 2013 to home-and-home ga ... »

Winning without honor is not winning

Editor’s note: Nancy Justis, a former competitive swimmer, is a partner with Justis Creative Communications.

By Nancy Justis, correspo ... »

Drake tumble continues to motivate Ham

SOLON — Connor Ham didn’t choose the hurdles. The hurdles didn’t choose him.

Instead, his middle-school coaches a ... »

Baylor ends Iowa’s run, 81-66

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes’ deepest NCAA tournament run in nearly two decades ended Friday night. It ended with a broke ... »

Eastern Iowa racetrack rundown


With winter (hopefully) in the rearview mirror, yet another racing season is set to begin in the Midwest — having already begun in ... »

Logic, Johnson shine at point

OKLAHOMA CITY — They were on point. Both of them.

Point guards Niya Johnson and Samantha Logic both displayed brilliance in Fri ... »