Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

Morrissey leaving Prairie for Arizona

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mike Morrissey is heading west.

The Cedar Rapids Prairie football coach has resigned to take the head coaching job at D ... »

Mauer to return to manage Kernels in 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS — For his 36th birthday, Jake Mauer got a repeat gift. A third year managing the Cedar Rapids Kernels ... »

A rare bad outing for the RoughRiders

CEDAR RAPIDS — This was the most quiet the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders locker room has been postgame for awhile. A long while.

Guys sat w ... »

Carlson, RoughRiders proud of their USHL record

CEDAR RAPIDS – Mark Carlson isn’t afraid to show how impressed he is by this one.

Notorious for never over praising anything or ... »

Linn-Mar’s Schmidt All-Metro football player of year

CEDAR RAPIDS — Quarterback Ryan Schmidt of Linn-Mar is the 2014 All-Metro football player of the year, it was announced Wednesday.

Sch ... »

Cougars survive Washington rally

CEDAR RAPIDS – Hey, look at it this way. Hanging on is still better than not hanging on.

“Our intensity level completely droppe ... »

Boys’ Basketball Standings

Boys’ basketball


(Through Sunday)


Dubuque Hempstead 1-0 3-0

Iowa City ... »

Iowa City with pair of teams ranked No. 1

It’s very early, but Iowa City is staking its claim as the boys’ basketball capital of the state.

Iowa City West remains atop T ... »

Riders’ record-setting road streak comes to end

SIOUX CITY — Max Kalter scored the go-ahead goal with 2:34 left, and the Sioux City Musketeers ended the Ceda ... »

RoughRiders rally, set USHL record with 12th straight road win

FARGO, N.D. — The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders rallied twice in regulation and ended up beating the Fargo For ... »

UhBo and Tichy help Linn-Mar brush past Washington

MARION — UhBo did it again Friday night. With a little help from Tichy.

The guard combo of Nic Uhlir and Jordan Bohannon took over in ... »

Solon’s Pershing relishing first head coaching job

CEDAR RAPIDS – Jason Pershing’s most notable former pupil was Marcus Paige.

He didn’t tutor the North Carolina All-Ameri ... »

Shortage of players doesn’t prevent Riders from continuing to win

CEDAR RAPIDS - It’s unfair to say they didn’t miss a beat with a large chunk of their team gone. The C ... »

Ordman getting acclimated to new school, new program

IOWA CITY – The drive home from practices and games is five or 10 minutes now. It’s not a half hour.

“No highway,” ... »

4 Riders on hiatus

CEDAR RAPIDS — You can look at it as a double-edged sword.

Captain Andrew Oglevie, assistant captain Charlie Curti and teammate ... »

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