Diamonds & Ice

Jeff Johnson

Multi-media sports reporter for SourceMedia in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who has covered it all over the past 20-plus years. Particularly enjoy baseball and hockey.





Lohaus returns, Iowa City West scores 102 points

CEDAR RAPIDS - There was a point when Tanner Lohaus feared his prep basketball career was over.

He was sitting in a hospital, waiting to be checked on by a doctor after injuring his right foot and ankle during a mid-December game against Cedar Rap ... »

RoughRiders’ Gosiewski has parents to thank for living American Dream

CEDAR RAPIDS - Matt Gosiewski and his family are a political commercial. Sorry if you've had your fill of those.

The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders player is a potential National Hockey League draft pick this spring. He will attend and play college hock ... »

Despite physical setbacks, Starmont’s Daisy playing the game he loves

ARLINGTON - His mom warned you her son probably wasn't going to be real talkative. Jonathan Daisy is like that with people he doesn't know.

"How you doing?" you greet the Starmont senior. He extends his left hand, though immediately gets scolded ... »

RoughRiders acquire speedy forward, NHL draft pick Bachman

CEDAR RAPIDS - Read the scouting reports on Karch Bachman, and there's one common theme. The kid can skate.

Sounds like a perfect fit for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.

The Riders acquired the 18-year-old forward, a 2015 fifth-round draft pic ... »

IHSAA releases postseason basketball brackets in 1A, 2A

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has released boys' basketball postseason brackets for Class 1A and 2A.

In 1A, fifth-ranked Jesup (15-2) ... »

Podcast: "Double Dribble" talks the past week of high school basketball

The "Double Dribble" podcast with Jeff Johnson and Jeff Linder discusses the past week of prep basketball season and regional/district pairings.

Plus, reaction to Cedar Rapids Washington activities director Paul James's retirement, and National ... »

RoughRiders top USHL power rankings

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are No. 1.

At least in the latest United States Hockey League power rankings, as released Monday by USA Hockey Magazine. The Gazette's Jeff Johnson is among the media members who cover the league and vot ... »

Kennedy's Jacobus decides to walk on at Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Kennedy football coach Brian White was waiting outside his third-period class Monday morning.

"Hey, I've got some news for you," he told Dalles Jacobus.

Jacobus walked with his coach to a quiet area and was to ... »

Boys' basketball rankings: West Fork jumps into top spot in Class 1A

CEDAR RAPIDS - There's a little bit of shakeup in this week's Gazette boys' basketball poll. A lot of shakeup in the smallest two classes.

For instance, there's a new Class 1A No. 1 in West Fork, which climbs all the way from fourth. The Warhawk ... »

Area boys’ basketball standings

Area boys' basketball conference standings through Sunday.


Cedar Rapids Xavier 9-1 13-2

Iowa City High 7-3 10-5

Waterloo East 4-6 7-8

Cedar Rapids Prairie 4-6 6-9