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.





Too many mistakes for Kennedy in 4A title game loss to Dowling

CEDAR FALLS - Two plays. Two stinkin' back-to-back plays late in the second quarter.

Ah, who's kidding who? It was more than touchdowns allowed via trickeration and defense that befelled Cedar Rapids Kennedy in Monday night's Class 4A state cham ... »

Cousins Adams, Hook hope to lead Mount Vernon to state championship

MOUNT VERNON - The backyard games of catch were numerous.

Drew Adams and Tommy Hook live about a mile apart in Mount Vernon. Their moms are sisters, so they'd get together and play virtually every weekend.

Drew's younger brother, Sam, us ... »

Washington's Nimmers, Prairie's Rima commit to UNI

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Washington senior Isaiah Nimmers announced Sunday on Twitter that he has committed to play college football for Northern Iowa.

Cedar Rapids Prairie receiver Jalen Rima announced Saturday via Twitter that he was also h ... »

RoughRiders ride big 3rd period to win at Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders exploded for six of the game's final seven goals Saturday night and topped the Bloomington Thunder, 6-3, at U.S. Cellular Coliseum.

Bloomington scored twice in the ... »

Despite early injury, UNC’s Paige looks for big senior season

CEDAR FALLS - He honestly thought he'd be playing Saturday afternoon. That always was the goal for Marcus Paige.

North Carolina put a road game at Northern Iowa on its basketball schedule to salute the senior point guard from Linn-Mar. It's Tar ... »

Reinke relishes 2nd chance to represent his country

CEDAR RAPIDS - His jersey is hanging on his bedroom wall back home in Minnesota. The gold medal is there, too.

Mitch Reinke of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders was a member of a United States team that swept i ... »

Former Waukon prep Snitker named IIAC football defensive MVP

CEDAR RAPIDS - Former Waukon prep Blaine Snitker of the University of Dubuque has been named Iowa Conference Football Defensive Player of the Year, the conference announced Thursday afternoon.

Snitker, a senior, is a three-time first-team all-IIAC ... »

40 years of football championships in the Dome

CEDAR RAPIDS - This was a scene from #x201c;Hoosiers,#x201d; only a different sport and well before the wonderful basketball movie about a small-town Indiana high school ever was released.

It was 1976, and Sigourney was about to play the Class 2A ... »

DiLeo commits to Central Michigan

CEDAR RAPIDS - Former Iowa City West basketball swingman David DiLeo has given a verbal commitment to play college ball next season for Central Michigan, the website Verbal Commits reported Tuesday night.

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4 RoughRiders named to national team for World Junior ‘A’ Challenge

CEDAR RAPIDS - Four members of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders have been selected to represent the United States on a team that will compete in the World Junior 'A' Challenge international hockey tournament Dec. 13 ... »