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.





1,000th game fittingly a win for Mark Carlson, Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

CEDAR RAPIDS - Game 1 was a win. Game 1,000 was, too.

The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and head coach Mark Carlson celebrated quite a milestone Friday night at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, though #x201c;celebrated#x201d; is too strong a word.

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Coach Mark Carlson hits 1,000-game milestone with Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

CEDAR RAPIDS - Stashed rather neatly in one of the bookcases in Mark Carlson's office at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena are a bunch of spiral-bound notebooks.

He pulls one out and shows you. Every single page is full of scribbled, handwritten notes an ... »

Podcast: 'Double Dribble' talks the last week of prep basketball

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

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Video: Drake Brewster with the buzzer-beating winner for Cedar Rapids Kennedy

CEDAR RAPIDS - The play was called "Union." And it was a winner.

Drake Brewster's drive and leaning jumper in traffic with nine-tenths of a second left gave Cedar Rapids Kennedy a 60-59 win Tuesday night over Cedar Rapids Jefferson at the J-Hawk ... »

C.R. Washington inducting 9 into athletics hall of fame Friday

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Washington announced Tuesday that nine people will be inducted into the school's athletics hall of fame during Washington's girl-boy basketball double-header Friday night.

The inductees include seven athletes: Bill Berg ... »

Gazette's state boys' basketball poll has new No. 1 in Class 2A

CEDAR RAPIDS - There's a new No. 1 in Class 2A.

Western Christian has taken the top spot there in the latest Gazette boys' basketball poll. The Wolfpack (18-1) jump ahead of previously top-ranked and defending 2A champ Treynor (16-1), which drop ... »

IHSAA releases Class 3A, Class 4A boys' basketball postseason pairings

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Iowa High School Athletic Association released official postseason pairings for the top two classes in boys' basketball Monday.

One of the things you will notice is first-round games in both classes feature double-headers at s ... »

Area boys’ basketball standings

Area boys' basketball conference standings through Sunday.


Cedar Rapids Xavier 9-3 13-4

Iowa City High 7-5 10-7

Waterloo West 4-7 6-10

Waterloo East 4-8 7-10

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Trio of Iowa City Regina girls’ soccer players pick colleges

Three Iowa City Regina girls' soccer players had ceremonies last week celebrating their college choices.

Lauren Ronnfeldt has committed to play Division I soccer at Butler University in Indianapolis. She had 17 goals and 16 assists in 17 games las ... »

RoughRiders with miraculous 5-4 win at Dubuque

DUBUQUE - The best victory of the season? Quite possibly.

Matt Filipe scored his second goal of the game 4:42 into overtime Saturday night to give the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders a miraculous 5-4 win over the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

The Riders ... »