Community Corner

J.R. Ogden

I'm J.R. Ogden, sports editor for The Gazette. I've been here long enough to remember when we didn't have a Web site. This place has been like home to me for more than 30 years, first as a part-timer hired by my father, former executive sports editor Jack Ogden, to the day I was named sports editor, which happened to coincide with Kirk Ferentz's hiring at Iowa. I now work with community contributors and high school journalist in addition to my sports editor duties. I've seen a lot of sports through the years, from recreation to high school to college to pros. Hope you'll enjoy the continuing ride.





Miles for Myeloma leaves participants with ‘a good feeling’

IOWA CITY - Whether people are walking in support of a family member who has the disease or in support of someone who died, the Miles for Myeloma run/walk is a great way to spread awareness about an important cause and listen to other people's st ... »

Kennedy football bouncing back

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cougars (3-2) are back to their winning ways.

After an undefeated regular season in 2015 that saw several school records shattered, a playoff appearance at the UNI-Dome for the first time in 20 years and a state runner-up ... »

Photos from North Cedar volleyball wins

The North Cedar volleyball team is off to an 18-3 start and has won three in a row and eight of its last 10 matches.

Included in those wins is a 3-0 whipping of Monticello on Sept. 15 and a 3-1 win over Cascade on Sept. 20.

Here are s ... »

City High ready for unbeaten West

IOWA CITY - For the past five years the Iowa City fall classic known as the #x201c;Battle for the Boot#x201d; has gone to the home team.

City and West face off at 7:15 p.m. Friday at West High.

After losing to Ames in overtime last week, the ... »

Mount Vernon’s Drew Adams can pass and ‘smash’

MOUNT VERNON - Most people know Drew Adams for his throwing skills as quarterback of the Mount Vernon High School football team.

But when Adams is not on the field throwing touchdown passes he can be found in his garage putting some wicked ... »

Photos from Iowa City West football

IOWA CITY - The Iowa City West football team climbed to No. 5 in this week's Gazette high school football rankings after a 3-0 start.

The Trojans are coming off a 17-10 win over Cedar Falls.

Here are some pictures from the first win o ... »

Iowa City West’s Jonah Marcussen escapes on skateboard

IOWA CITY - Approaching a massive railing down a flight of eight stairs, Jonah Marcussen skids to a halt just before attempting the biggest rail he has ever skated.

Contemplating the possible outcomes of this stunt, Marcussen is filled with ... »

Photos from North Cedar cross country

The North Cedar cross country teams recently competed at the Tipton and Iowa Mennonite invitationals.

Here are some photos from the two meets.

Photos from North Cedar football

The North Cedar football team is off to an 0-2 start, losing to Lisbon, 35-0, last week after falling to Alburnett, 14-6, in Week 1.

The Knights host Bellevue tonight.

Mount Vernon football bringing the “hammer” every day

MOUNT VERNON - From the stands, it's hard to see what's written across it.

Inside the football huddle, however, the words inscribed on the sledgehammer are preached from the coach's soapbox.

He speaks with profound enthusiasm, the ham ... »