Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

Fronk looks to join exclusive goal-scoring club

CEDAR RAPIDS – He has five games left to join a club that’s really exclusive.

Winger Jiri Fronk of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders ... »

7 former RoughRiders to the Frozen Four

Seven former Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are on teams that have qualified for next week’s NCAA Frozen Four h ... »

Iowa baseball team ranked for 1st time in 25 years

Fresh off a three-game home sweep of 19th-ranked Indiana, the University of Iowa baseball team entered the Collegiate Baseball national poll at num ... »

C.R.’s Christensen singles in big league spring training game

Former Cedar Rapids Washington prep Chad Christensen got into his first major league spring training game Sunday for the Minnesota Twins and single ... »

Gernhofer lean, mean scoring machine in Riders win

CEDAR RAPIDS – He’s a lean, mean, fighting machine now. Friday night, Tyler Gernhofer was a lean, mean, goal-scoring machine.

T ... »

RoughRiders in the dance, await partner

CEDAR RAPIDS – They know they’re in the dance, but they don’t know who their partner is going to be, yet.

Another two we ... »

Hermsen injures elbow, will miss 2015 baseball season

Minnesota Twins minor-league pitcher and former West Delaware prep B.J. Hermsen will undergo Tommy John elbow ligament ... »

Marion’s Engle completes prep hoops career, with brother cheering him on

CEDAR RAPIDS – D.J. Engle was in the front row of the bleachers Wednesday night at Johnson Hall, cheering on his younger brother, Craig, in ... »

All-Star basketball event is Wednesday at Kirkwood

CEDAR RAPIDS — University of Northern Iowa signees Luke McDonnell and Spencer Haldeman highlight this year’s Eastern Iowa All-Star Ga ... »

20 years later, autographed card appears

CEDAR RAPIDS – Twenty years ago, I sent a letter to Shaun Van Allen, asking him politely to autograph his hockey card for me.

I don't ... »

ALS Night special for RoughRiders’ Carlson

CEDAR RAPIDS — He remembers a long-distance phone conversation he had with his father. Mark Carlson was sobbing, his father telling him to s ... »

Wamac, River Valley Conference hoops all-star games

A couple of conferences are hosting all-star boys’ basketball games this weekend, featuring senior players.

The Wamac Conference is sp ... »

Xavier’s McDermott an INA first-team all-state hoops player

This was the best team Cedar Rapids Xavier has had, and it was because of guys like Adam McDermott.

The 6-foot-3 senior guard has been honore ... »

Iowa City West’s Bergman gets his 500th, C.R. Xavier also wins

DES MOINES – Steve Bergman got his milestone, and it came in a rather meaningless game, of all things.

You’d say it wasn’ ... »