Douglas Miles

Sports reporter for The Gazette



St. Albert impresses with state volleyball quarterfinal sweep of Unity Christian

CEDAR RAPIDS - Defensive momentum can be one tough customer in volleyball.

Council Bluffs St. Albert has the defense, and it is bringing plenty of momentum into a date with No. 1.

In a Class 2A state quarterfinal matchup befitting a semifina ... »

Dike-New Hartford rolls in Class 2A state volleyball opener

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Dike-New Hartford volleyball team is back on familiar ground.

After one year of competing as a Class 3A school that ended with the program's 12th state championship, the Wolverines have returned to wreak havoc on the Class 2A br ... »

No. 1 Sioux Center puts away Red Oak after set 2 loss in state volleyball quarterfinals

CEDAR RAPIDS - For the fourth time in six years, the Sioux Center Warriors traveled to Cedar Rapids for the state volleyball tournament.

This time, they're staying an extra night.

#x201c;It's going to be fun,#x201d; said Sioux Center senior ... »

Tipton swept by Osage in state volleyball debut

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Tipton Tigers tried to extend their first stay at the state volleyball tournament.

They just ran into a squad that had been there before.

Osage senior Kelsey Havel collected a game-high 12 kills as the sixth-ranked Gre ... »

A healthy Tania Davis helps Iowa women’s basketball to exhibition win

IOWA CITY - Her first 3-point basket arrived with 2:18 left in the first quarter.

For Tania Davis, it meant a little more than another tally on the score sheet.

It signaled her healthy return.

In her first game in nine months, th ... »

Addition of Taylor Bond has Cedar Rapids Rampage talking MASL playoffs

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids Rampage were on the cusp of a playoff berth last year.

A promising 10-4 start to their second Major Arena Soccer League season ended with four losses in six games, which left them on the outside of the playoff fie ... »

The defense never rests for No. 1 Iowa City West in win over sixth-ranked Cedar Falls

IOWA CITY - An explosive offense has garnered a lot of acclaim this season for Iowa City West football.

The Trojans showed they are also bringing a defense with teeth to the UNI-Dome.

Top-ranked West remained the only undefeated footb ... »

No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier volleyball brings confidence, a target into state tournament

CEDAR RAPIDS - A lofty ranking has placed a target squarely on the back of the Cedar Rapids Xavier volleyball team all season long.

The Saints will officially get the chance to back it up.

Senior Charlotte Richards posted a game-high ... »

Cedar Rapids Titans to name Marvin McNutt general manager, Billy Back head coach

CEDAR RAPIDS - A flurry of free-agent signings signaled change was afoot for the Cedar Rapids Titans.

Five members of the 2017 Wichita Falls Nighthawks have signed to play for the Titans in 2018, and now they are bringing their coach with t ... »

Springville-Central City sophomore Emily Staal marks Class 1A state debut with cross country title

FORT DODGE - The cooperative merger of the Springville and Central City cross country teams moved from Class 2A to 1A after the 2016-17 school year.

Emily Staal - a homeschool student from Central City - competed in the 2A meet as a freshman and ... »