Diamonds & Ice

Jeff Johnson

Multi-media sports reporter for SourceMedia in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who has covered it all over the past 20-plus years. Particularly enjoy baseball and hockey.





C.R. RoughRiders make another trade

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders announced Wednesday they have traded forward Matt Gosiewski to the Minnesota Magicians of the North American Hockey League in exchange for forward Tanner Tweeten.

Gosiewski was in his second season wit ... »

C.R. RoughRiders make trade with Sioux Falls

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders continued to make over their roster Monday, trading forwards Nick Bowman and Will Garin to the Sioux Falls Stampede, it was announced.

Cedar Rapids gets forwards Austin Martinsen and Steven Agriogianis ... »

Eli Dunne sparks Northern Iowa offense in 61-7 win over Missouri State

CEDAR FALLS - Quarterback controversy? This happened too fast to be considered that.

The keys to the Northern Iowa offense were turned over to Eli Dunne, and the way he played Saturday afternoon in the Panthers' 61-7 win over Missouri State at t ... »

Meet The RoughRiders — Trevor Zins

Name: Trevor Zins

Number: 7

Position: Defense

Age: 18

Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 171 pounds

Hometown: Saint Michael, Minnesota

Noteworthy: Second season with RoughRiders. Played in 26 games in 2015-16, picking up one a ... »

C.R. RoughRiders in need of a victory

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are in need of a victory in a bad way right now.

They're the only winless team in the United States Hockey League, falling Friday night at home to the Chicago Steel, 5-2. The Steel are the only unbeate ... »

Trevor Heitland making most of his shot at being Coe’s running back

CEDAR RAPIDS - Yes, his coach has told him he's sorry.

It came last Saturday, after Trevor Heitland carried the football an astounding 51 times in Coe's huge 23-12 win at Dubuque. No one is supposed to be able to do something like that and still l ... »

C.R. Prairie wins district title with 40-28 win over C.R. Kennedy

CEDAR RAPIDS - With six minutes to go in the game Friday night, Zach Ganske had 132 yards rushing. Teammate Joe Meyer had 132 yards rushing.

That's called balance.

And that's called an undisputed district championship for Cedar Rapids Prairi ... »

West Branch’s Luke Lenoch hopes prolific running back career continues for awhile

WEST BRANCH - He knew.

Butch Pedersen has coached a long time and won a ton of games in his career. The guy is as good as it gets in Iowa prep football.

You believe him when he said he knew all along that Luke Lenoch would be as good as he h ... »

Meet The RoughRiders — Liam Walsh

Name: Liam Walsh

Number: 27

Position: Left Wing

Age: 17

Height/Weight: 6-foot, 181 pounds

Hometown: Bridgeville, Pennsylvania

Noteworthy: Second season with RoughRiders. First season was cut to just 13 games because o ... »

UNI feels it has to win out to have shot at playoffs

CEDAR FALLS - They've got smart kids at Northern Iowa. They know what's going on.

The Panthers have a 2-4 record, with five games remaining. If they want to make the FCS playoffs, it's clear what needs to be done.

Crystal clear.

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