Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

C.R. RoughRiders going with the group they’ve had

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sometimes the best trade is the trade never made at all.

While their nearest division rivals made significant player ad ... »

All-Mississippi Valley Conference boys’ basketball teams released

Jordan Bohannon of Linn-Mar, Jared Printy of Cedar Rapids Washington, David DiLeo of Iowa City West and Adam McDermott of Cedar Rapids Xavier were ... »

All-Wamac Conference boys’ basketball teams

Class 3A state tournament qualifier Williamsburg placed three players on the first team of the All-Wamac Conference West Division boys’ bask ... »

Kennedy gets revenge on Linn-Mar

CEDAR RAPIDS — When the game finally seemed sealed, which took a long time, by the way, the Cedar Rapids Kennedy student section let loose. ... »

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 ... »

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