Community Corner by JR Ogden

Wahlert building on tennis success

DUBUQUE — With the Wahlert tennis team returning a talented group of veteran seniors and juniors, the potential for a successful seas ... »

The mental game of tennis

CEDAR RAPIDS — Many people think tennis is only a physical sport, but there is a mental aspect as well.

Allison Jasper, a senio ... »

Running for sanity

Editor’s note: Daren Schumaker of Cedar Rapids and Dennis Lee of Walford are attempting to run across Iowa’s 99 counties to raise mon ... »

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 ... »

CRAG’s Deuso wins 2 state titles

CRAG’S DEUSO WINS 2 STATE TITLES

Maya Deuso of the Cedar Rapids Association of Gymnastics won two events at the Iowa State Optional to ... »

Poms vs. cheer

MARION — Many people see the poms team and think they are looking at the cheerleaders.

Then they see the cheerleaders and wonde ... »

Xavier swinging for state title

CEDAR RAPIDS — Many athletes across the state are in a period of rest and relaxation after their winter sports came to an end, some p ... »

The challenge of curling

CEDAR RAPIDS — Deep in the heart of a 15th century Scottish winter, curling began as stones were slid across the frozen ponds. What w ... »

What is mountain biking?

Editor’s note: Michelle Barker works for the International Mountain Bicycling Association as a Region Director for the Upper Midwest. Her ro ... »

Missing that Gable style

ST. LOUIS — Dan Gable ruined college wrestling.

Say what?

Indulge me for a few minutes.

Gable, the legendary Iowa S ... »

Prairie shooting for state

Editor’s note: Mike Gunn is a junior at Cedar Rapids Prairie High School serving an internship at The Gazette through Kirkwood’s Work ... »

Twisters’ Steffensmeier wins 4 state titles

STEFFENSMEIER DOMINATES AT STATE MEET

CEDAR RAPIDS — Allyson Steffensmeier of Twisters Gymnastics won four titles last weekend at the ... »

New season, new coach at Marion

MARION — Spring is in the air and that means the start of a brand-new track season.

The difference with this season for the Mar ... »

Sports make high school special

MARION — Being on a sports team is something most people experience when they’re young and still in high school. It helps deve ... »