Douglas Miles

Sports reporter for The Gazette



No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier scores school-record 62 points in rout of South Tama

CEDAR RAPIDS - As playoff primers go, this one looked textbook.

Top-ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier will charge into the Class 3A playoffs with a full head of steam after scoring 41 first-quarter points and thrashing South Tama, 62-7, in the reg ... »

Cedar Rapids Prairie boys’ cross country earns 10th state berth in a row

IOWA CITY - Bill Schwarz is a firm believer in the #x201c;power of the pack.#x201d;

The Cedar Rapids Prairie boys' cross country coach knows, in the absence of a front-runner, the success of his team typically relies on essential contributi ... »

Gagliardi Trophy candidate helps Lake Forest football run over Cornell, 56-28

MOUNT VERNON - Cornell knew that any chance for success against unbeaten Lake Forest (Ill.) would begin and end with stopping the Foresters' star tailback, Joey Valdivia.

The Rams never got started.

Valdivia ran for 126 yards, four touch ... »

Outdoor soccer standouts taking their game indoors for Cedar Rapids Rampage

CEDAR RAPIDS - Building year-round chemistry has been a vital ingredient for the Cedar Rapids Rampage soccer franchise.

Having both a summer outdoor and a winter indoor team has made Cedar Rapids an attractive landing spot for players looking to ... »

Lone Tree football clinches 8-player playoff berth with 77-30 rout of Iowa Valley

LONE TREE - This time, they would leave no doubt.

A year after missing the 8-player playoffs despite a one-loss record, the Lone Tree Lions football team clinched a berth with a week to spare after a 77-30 thrashing of Iowa Valley Friday ni ... »

Cedar Rapids Rampage trio depart for Tunisia seeking World Cup repeat for Team USA

CEDAR RAPIDS - The 14-hour flight pales in comparison to the two years of training that made it possible.

Cedar Rapids Rampage soccer players Taylor Bond, Gordy Gurson and Joshio Sandoval departed Wednesday for the North African country of Tunis ... »

Fifth-ranked Linn-Mar volleyball impressive in sweep of Cedar Rapids Prairie

CEDAR RAPIDS - The past two weeks were cause for reassessment.

Stung by three losses in seven matches, the Class 5A fifth-ranked Linn-Mar volleyball team decided it was time for a mental shift.

#x201c;We really had a lot of motivation coming ... »

Cedar Rapids Prairie volleyball serving up wins with rebuilt roster

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids Prairie volleyball team took a few early-season lumps.

With just one returning varsity player from last season, the Hawks dropped seven of their first nine matches and were taught some difficult early lessons ... »

No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier football overcomes penalty calls in 37-0 shutout of Independence

INDEPENDENCE - Even with a lopsided victory, players for the Cedar Rapids Xavier football team will be sitting up straight this week in team meetings, anxious to see what, if anything, needs to be cleaned up.

The top-ranked Saints (6-0, 4-0 ... »

Freshman Aurora Roghair leads Iowa City West girls’ swimming to Kennedy Invite crown

CEDAR RAPIDS - This time, Iowa City West was the best.

A week after a runner-up finish at Mercer Park Aquatic Center, the Women of Troy tussled with another strong eight-team girls' swimming field, won five events and claimed the Cougar Inv ... »