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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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Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics places fourth nationally

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics team placed fourth nationally at the 2016 USTA Power Tumbling National Championships, just 2.7 points shy for third place.

The school also won two national division team awards - advanc ... »

Remembering Bob Brooks

CEDAR RAPIDS - It was a night to remember, a night to share memories of a Cedar Rapids icon and Eastern Iowa broadcasting legend.

The life and career of Bob Brooks was celebrated Wednesday night before several hundred family, friends and fans at ... »

5 steps to fix tendinitis

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 ... »

What it means to be a Hawkeye

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

This picture has been in my family since the 1920s, long before I was born, long before I moved to Iowa.

And ... »

Xavier wins fifth-grade 4-state basketball title

MINNEAPOLIS - The Xavier fifth-grade girls' basketball team won the Pacesetter Great Four-State Basketball Championship last weekend after winning the Iowa tournament to qualify.

The field had eight qualifying teams from Minnesota, North Dakota, S ... »

Kernels summer reading program continues to grow

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids Kernels are celebrating their 18th summer encouraging students to read and the program that continues to grow.

This Kernels Summer Reading Program focuses on making sure kids have fun with vacations, sports a ... »

Heather, B.J. Fleming capture another national tennis title

Editor's note: Randy Krejci, a retired teacher, coach and administrator in the Cedar Rapids Community School District, remains active in local sports and serves as commissioner of the Mississippi Valley Conference. 

When tennis historia ... »

Stretching may do more harm than good

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 ... »

Fifth Season memories

CEDAR RAPIDS - On a cool Fourth of July morning, runners warmed up and got ready to go.

Participants in the annual Fifth Season Races were chasing fond memories after all their hard work. Many runners and walkers from different states - and ... »

Moser athletes honored on state, national level

Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics athletes Jacob Gasper and Breanna Vaske of Manchester and Madison Habel of Dyersville were awarded Iowa State USTA and National USTA scholarships.

At the USTA nationals, Gasper was voted winner of the Kevin Bal ... »