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.





Brady Anderson pitches well as C.R. Kernels win 7th straight

CLINTON - Brady Anderson threw six shutout innings to help the Cedar Rapids Kernels past Clinton, 4-1, Sunday afternoon at Ashford University Field. It's the seventh win in a row for Cedar Rapids, which could clinch a Midwest League playoff berth when t ... »

Prep football rewind: Marion sees positives in opening loss

CEDAR RAPIDS - A win will come. It just didn't come Friday night for the Marion Indians.

Tim Lovell's first game as head coach was a tough one, as LaPorte City Union blanked Marion, 35-0, in the season opener at LaPorte City. It was Marion's 18t ... »

C.R. Kernels beat Clinton, reduce playoff magic number to 4

CLINTON - Zander Wiel and Jaylin Davis homered to help the Cedar Rapids Kernels pick up their fifth-consecutive victory Friday night, 9-5, over the Clinton LumberKings.

The Kernels (73-57, 37-24 second half) reduced their magic number for clinch ... »

No. 3 Cedar Rapids Washington puts Prairie away late

CEDAR RAPIDS - This was not a dominating victory for Class 4A's third-ranked team. Not at all.

It took a touchdown with six minutes left for Cedar Rapids Washington to create a more comfortable lead en route to a 27-14 victory Friday night over ... »

Luis Arraez named postseason Midwest League postseason all-star

CEDAR RAPIDS - Walking into the Cedar Rapids Kernels clubhouse after a recent game, you suddenly hear a high-pitched and playful loud squeal from someone.

You ask a player what in the heck that was all about.

"Arraez," came the reply, wi ... »

C.R. Kernels get strong pitching from Brady Anderson, knock off Quad Cities, 4-1

CEDAR RAPIDS - The best thing about the position the Cedar Rapids Kernels are in right now is they don't have to do any scoreboard watching. None.

Just keep taking care of your own business, boys, which they did Monday night with a 4-1 win over ... »

Still 2 Stakers at Coe College, but a different one is now in charge

CEDAR RAPIDS - Tyler Staker excused himself in the middle of an interview Monday at Coe College's football media day to address a quick problem. Excused himself virtually in mid-sentence.

The guy in charge of taking team photos was on a megaphon ... »

Former Linn-Mar prep Marcus Paige signs contract with NBA’s Utah Jazz

CEDAR RAPIDS - The NBA's Utah Jazz announced Monday afternoon that they have signed former Linn-Mar prep Marcus Paige to a 2016-17 contract.

Paige, the former University of North Carolina star, was drafted by the club in the second round of the ... »

C.R. Kernels rally late for another important win over Burlington

CEDAR RAPIDS - Someone's got to knock Casey Scoggins down a peg or two because he's getting a big head.

Actually that was a giant-sized cardboard cutout of the Cedar Rapids Kernels outfielder's mug that made an appearance in the stands Saturday ... »

Minor League Notebook: Former Hawkeye Joel Booker off to great pro start

CEDAR RAPIDS - There is no stop sign for Joel Booker.

"I've got a great light," the Great Falls Voyagers outfielder said. "When I get on base, I just run. That definitely feels good. I've always got the mindset that I'm going."

Booker ha ... »