Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

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’ ... »

Iowa City West’s title run comes to an end

DES MOINES — Their coach was his usual blase self when asked about it. But Iowa City West’s players weren’t shy to lament the ... »

Iowa City Regina falls victim to Treynor rally

DES MOINES — It was 36 years between state basketball finals appearances for the Iowa City Regina Regals.

It had to seem that long by ... »

Williamsburg’s season ends in double-OT heartbreak

DES MOINES — With an emphatic two-hand dunk as the final horn blasted, Tyler Borchers put an exclamation point on a performance that was wor ... »

Iowa City Regina smashes Pella Christian in Class 2A semifinal

DES MOINES — Give ‘em credit. These Iowa City Regina Regals don’t have much reason to know who Mark Gannon is, but they do.

Not quite enough for Cedar Rapids Kennedy

DES MOINES – Those six little words. They’re not dirty or anything, just really disheartening at their core.

It’s becaus ... »

Cook, Stenger, Green unanimous River Valley Elite Teamers

Two players each from Cascade, Iowa City Regina and Monticello have been named to the All-River Valley Conference’s Elite Boys’ Baske ... »