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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.

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How did that grinnie get in my yard?

Editor's note: Rick Hollis of rural North Liberty is past president and newsletter editor for the Iowa City Bird Club. 

I moved to my present house 16 years ago.

In some of those years I tramped on parts of almost every one of m ... »

Easy tips for adjusting to fall golf

While the dog days of summer are still upon us, football teams are practicing and fall is just around the corner.

Here are some tips to help you enjoy a cooler, but beautiful time year on the golf course.

If distance is your thing, coole ... »

Cupping and taping only mask the real problem

Editor's note: Cody Scharf is owner of Thrive Spine and Sport, a chiropractic and soft tissue clinic in Cedar Rapids focusing on sport and overuse injuries. Scharf is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and certified by Integrative Diagnosi ... »

Georgia Jones realizes dream with Granny Basketball

The year was 1940.

Eight-year-old Georgia Jones of English Valleys watched in awe as her older sister's basketball team competed in the state tournament and placed fourth. It was then Jones unearthed her dream, aspiring that one day, she too wou ... »

Xavier ready for big fall

CEDAR RAPIDS - Xavier is in full swing as fall sports began practice for the 2016 season earlier this week.

As summer comes to an end and school is just around the corner, the Saints are ready for the new season. Football, volleyball, cross ... »

Eastern Iowa golf tournament calendar

AUGUST

12 - 3-man best shot (50 and older), Elkader Golf and Country Club, (563) 245-2230

13 - 2-person alternate shot, Elkader Golf and Country Club, (563) 245-2230

13 - 4-gal best shot, River Ridge Golf Course, (319) 334-6576

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Take control of your health, fitness

Editor's note: Adam Rees is founder of Grit Gym, a gym based on results, creating a culture and lifestyle of performance, strength, health and freedom.

There's a war on sugar these days.

Even a book called " ... »

League bowling season ready to roll in Cedar Rapids

Editor's note: Lane Lafler is a director with the Cedar Rapids USBC Bowling Association board.

It seems just like it was yesterday when every bowling league in town held end of the season banquets while handing out money and awards.

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Emily Klein, Hunter Gehrke bring home state trapshooting titles

CEDAR FALLS - The 140th state trapshooting was full of record breakers.

At the Iowa State Trapshoot tournament last month, Emily Klein of Iowa City won the women's division as a junior.

She started trapshooting when she was a freshman ... »

Take the low back health test

Editor's note: Dr. Logan Scharf is an associate at Thrive Spine and Sport, a chiropractic and soft tissue clinic in Cedar Rapids focusing on sport and overuse injuries. Scharf is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and certified by Integrat ... »