Douglas Miles

Sports reporter for The Gazette



Squeeze bunt lifts seventh-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy over No. 5 Pleasant Valley, 2-1

ALBURNETT - Before the inning started, Maddison LeClere revealed the plan.

It was up to her red-hot Cedar Rapids Kennedy softball team to put the strategy into triumphant motion.

Kennedy junior Camryn Jeffords executed a perfectly-placed ... »

Joey Gase triumphant in return to Hawkeye Downs

CEDAR RAPIDS - For the second week in a row, Hawkeye Downs Speedway welcomed a native son.

After Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Landon Cassill competed at the half-mile asphalt oval racetrack for the first time in eight years, fellow Ce ... »

Late penalty kick by Gordy Gurson gets Cedar Rapids Rampage United another victory

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids Rampage United had the edge, it just took a while to pay off.

The second-year Premier League of America soccer team played much of its home opener with a one-player advantage against a reserve goalkeeper, but need ... »

Iowa City West’s Izaya Ono-Fullard homers twice in doubleheader sweep of Cedar Rapids Prairie

CEDAR RAPIDS - Sometimes it is about how you start.

Senior slugger Izaya Ono-Fullard jump-started Class 4A No. 6 Iowa City West with first-inning home runs in both games of a Mississippi Valley Conference baseball doubleheader Friday night at Ce ... »

At last, Cedar Rapids Rampage United set for Kingston Stadium debut

CEDAR RAPIDS - Let's try this again.

After a pair of postponements, historic Kingston Stadium will open its doors to the Cedar Rapids Rampage United as the 2017 home field for the second-year Premier League of America professional outdoor soccer ... »

Cedar Rapids Titans experience ‘growing pains’ after offseason changes

CEDAR RAPIDS - With a rookie head coach and an overhauled roster, it was easy to predict an uphill climb for the Cedar Rapids Titans.

With one win in 16 games, up is the only direction left for the sixth-year Indoor Football League franchise.

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Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s Connor VanScoyoc strikes out 10 in 7-3 triumph over Kennedy

CEDAR RAPIDS - It was as if Connor VanScoyoc just flipped a switch.

The Cedar Rapids Jefferson pitcher rallied from a 3-0 deficit and earned his third victory of the season with 10 strikeouts in six innings as the J-Hawks defeated Cedar Rapids Ken ... »

Dufoe sisters deliver CPU back to girls’ soccer state tournament

CENTER POINT - Raegan Dufoe was just trying to set up a teammate.

The Center Point-Urbana junior managed much more.

Dufoe's left-corner kick 13 minutes into a Class 1A girls' soccer regional final sailed over the defense and curled in ... »

Xzavie Jackson, Nebraska Danger rally past Cedar Rapids Titans in overtime

CEDAR RAPIDS - Saturday night, the Cedar Rapids Titans closed the home portion of the 2017 season.

For the first time in the six-year history of the franchise, the season did not include Xzavie Jackson.

"It's an overwhelming feeling to s ... »

Champions crowned in 1A and 2A at girls’ tennis state tournament

IOWA CITY - Some players reached new heights in the consolation bracket, while others took home much bigger hardware.

The girls' tennis individual state championships concluded Friday with meets at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex in Io ... »