Douglas Miles

Sports reporter for The Gazette



No. 10 Lone Tree keeps Central City at bay in prep football opener, 26-18

CENTRAL CITY - There were plenty of new faces, but still bountiful options for the Lone Tree high school football team.

Three different players posted first-half rushing touchdowns as the 10th-ranked Lions held off an improved Central City ... »

Marion looks to take another step forward after 5-win turnaround

MARION - On the heels of a breakout season, two words greeted the Marion football team as it began preparation for 2017.

"Earn everything."

In the first season for Coach Tim Lovell, Marion dug out from a winless 2015 and won five of nine ... »

Hewerton Moreira not returning as player-coach of Cedar Rapids Rampage

CEDAR RAPIDS - Well, that quickly turned in another direction.

Ten days after expressing excitement over the coming Major Arena Soccer League season as player-coach of the Cedar Rapids Rampage, Hewerton Moreira announced on Instagram that h ... »

Iowa City West loses all-state playmakers, but QB Evan Flitz still has options

IOWA CITY - When attempting to replace two of the most productive offensive football players in school history, an experienced quarterback is a good place to start.

Fresh off a 22-touchdown, five-interception season that ended in the Class 4A st ... »

Cedar Rapids Rampage United boosted by year-round chemistry in 9-win PLA campaign

CEDAR RAPIDS - For the second year in a row, the outdoor soccer season ended one step from the championship match for the Cedar Rapids Rampage United.

While Saturday's 2-1 Premier League of America tournament semifinal loss to Carpathia FC again ... »

Grant Leaver second Tennessean in 3 years to win Greater Cedar Rapids Open golf tournament

MARION - For the second time in three years, the Smoky Mountains reign at the Greater Cedar Rapids Open.

Second-round leader Grant Leaver held off a hard-charging group of golfers with birdies on two of the final four holes, finished 17-under pa ... »

Course-record 61 highlights day two of the Greater Cedar Rapids Open

MARION - Mitchell Homb needed a change in his golf approach.

Aggressive first-round tactics that merely lumped him in with the rest of the pack gave way to conservative play throughout day two.

The 24-year-old Illinois native birdied ... »

Mount Vernon native Drew Russell’s decade around the soccer world comes full circle with Cedar Rapids Rampage United

CEDAR RAPIDS - Soccer took Drew Russell halfway around the world and back.

The Mount Vernon native chose an unorthodox professional soccer path by leaving home a decade ago at age 16 and pursuing his athletic dreams in Europe.

Now, Russe ... »

63 leads the way at the Greater Cedar Rapids Open golf tournament

MARION - As fate would have it, Ryan Argotsinger was playing golf again in Eastern Iowa after all.

The former UNI golfer - who transferred to Southern Mississippi in 2013 after his freshman year - birdied 10 of 18 holes and claimed a two-sh ... »

Former Iowa golfer Brad Hopfinger aims to advance pro career

MARION - For Brad Hopfinger, the goal is singular.

Play good golf this summer, then take a shot at another coveted professional tour.

Hopfinger is one of five golf pros who played collegiately at the University of Iowa that will compete ... »