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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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Trapshooting gaining steam with Dubuque Wahlert girls

DUBUQUE - Pull!

We're not talking about pulling mascara out of a makeup bag. We're talking about trapshooting, a relatively new sport at Dubuque Wahlert but its popularity is growing rapidly, especially among girls.

Freshman Kylie Sch ... »

North Cedar track and field photos

Photos from recent North Cedar girls’ track and field competitions.

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Mount Vernon’s Dennis Roloff about more than records

MOUNT VERNON - Along the south wall of the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, hang a number of plaques dedicated to inductees into Northern Iowa Hall of Fame.

A plaque added in 2012 denotes a three-time All-American track and field runner who graduat ... »

Xavier’s Pat Collins has seen it all

CEDAR RAPIDS - Being a public address announcer for a high school athletic event is no easy task.

Whether identifying a player's number among the immense pile of linemen on the football field or keeping track of fouls accumulated by each co ... »

2 very different sides to the cardio debate

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. This is the first of a two-part series on cardio preferences.

There are two differen ... »

Youth notes: Twisters have 3 all-around regional champs

Twisters Gymnastics participated in the 2016 Region 4 Gymnastics Xcel Championships hosted by Great Northern Gymnastics in St. Paul, Minn.

Addi Crilly was the regional all-around champion at the bronze level, winning first on bars and floor and ... »

Health tip: How to cure shin splints

Editor's note: Cody Scharf is the 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 Diag ... »

Health tip: Don’t let shin splints slow you down

Editor's note: Cody Scharf is the 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 Diag ... »

The story of Bob Brooks' exclusive 1947 interview with Jackie Robinson at Wrigley Field

Editor's note: Peter Brooks is a sophomore journalism student at Mount Mercy University and the grandson of legendary broadcast Bob Brooks.

In 1947, Brooklyn Dodgers executive Branch Rickey made the bold decision to sign Jackie Robinson ... »

Area gymnasts capture regional titles

MARION'S CULVER WINS REGIONAL TITLE

ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Lily Culver of Marion, a member of the Iowa Gymnastics Academy, won the floor exercise in the Junior B division and placed third in the beam, helping the Iowa #x201c;Super 8#x201d; team to a t ... »