Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

Former C.R. Kernels pitcher Yorman Landa dies at age 22

CEDAR RAPIDS - Former Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher Yorman Landa has died in a car accident in his native Venezuela, the Minnesota Twins announced Satu ...

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Xavier knocks off Linn-Mar girls, 42-37

CEDAR RAPIDS - Kylie Brown could barely get any words out. The Cedar Rapids Xavier senior forward was flustered when approached by a pair of reporter ...

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Nate, err Trey, Hutcheson helps Linn-Mar conquer Xavier, 55-47

MARION - Trey Hutcheson's coach has caught himself calling the Linn-Mar sophomore by the wrong first name on more than one occasion. "In fact, the ot ...

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Boys' hoops notebook: Iowa City West's Connor McCaffery not stressing about uncertain future

IOWA CITY - As a freshman in high school, Connor McCaffery committed to play college basketball for his father, Fran, at the University of Iowa. But ...

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Double Dribble Podcast: Transfers in prep basketball, assessing the top area teams

The Double Dribble prep basketball podcast is back (oh, except we need a better name than a basketball violation - tweet your suggestions to @jtlinder ...

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Byron Buxton, Bert Blyleven highlight Twins Caravan during Hot Stove Banquet

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids Kernels announced Thursday the main guests during the Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan stop at the Hot Stove Banquet are ...

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They play hockey in Estonia? RoughRiders winger Robert Arrak proves they do

CEDAR RAPIDS - There are only a handful of rinks in his home country. "Maybe five or six," Robert Arrak said. "We've got maybe five, six, seven teams ...

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UNI sets record with 20 3-pointers in 86-58 blowout of South Dakota State

CEDAR FALLS - Forget the great ball movement and the confidence that seemed to come out of nowhere. The reason the Northern Iowa Panthers set a schoo ...

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Coe’s Trevor Heitland 1 of 4 finalists for D-III football player of year

CEDAR RAPIDS - Coe College running back Trevor Heitland is one of four finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy, which goes to the top student-athlete footb ...

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Strong offseason helps C.R. Kennedy get off to strong early season

MARION - Games are won in the offseason. That might be as cliche as cliche gets, posted on every team's Facebook and Twitter page and stitched on vir ...

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C.R. Washington guard Hunter Strait transferring to Ankeny Centennial

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Washington's top boys' basketball player has decided to move on. Hunter Strait said Monday night he has withdrawn from sc ...

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Iowa City West atop 1st Gazette boys' basketball poll

CEDAR RAPIDS - The first one is always the most difficult. Keep that in mind when viewing the first Gazette boys' basketball poll of the season. It w ...

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Gazette Coach of the Year: Iowa City West’s Garrett Hartwig

IOWA CITY - Practices don't always run perfectly. Results of games sometimes don't go your way. Garrett Hartwig doesn't take that disappointment home ...

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2 straight wins for Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

MADISON, Wis. - The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders spotted the Madison Capitols an early goal Friday night but scored the final four of a 4-1 win. It's the ...

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Iowa City West wins easily, as sophomore Patrick McCaffery shows off improved game

IOWA CITY - This is not the same Patrick McCaffery we saw last season. For one thing, there's more of him. The Iowa City West sophomore said he has g ...

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