Community Corner by JR Ogden

Mosers power tumbling team places seventh nationally

MADISON, Wis. - The Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics team finished at the USTA Power Tumbling National Championships last month.Moser also won fiv ...

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North Cedar’s Anna Peterson calls it a career

CLARENCE - Anna Peterson recently finished her junior season on the North Cedar softball team.It will be her last.Peterson graduated a year early and ...

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Baird Iowa Open is a Cedar Rapids summer tradition

Mark Fiala and Michael Corleone have something in common. Just like the fictional mob boss from the "The Godfather" movies, they keep pulling Fiala b ...

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Final baseball season important to North Cedar’s Aaron Woodward

CLARENCE - It would have been easy for Aaron Woodward to hang up his glove before his final baseball season.But the North Cedar graduate wanted one mo ...

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A long ‘short’ walk in the outdoors

Editor's note: John Lawrence Hanson, Ed.D., of Marion teaches U.S. history with an emphasis on environmental issues at Linn-Mar High School and sits o ...

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Russ Telecky took unusual route to gymnastics success

For a guy who dreamed of coaching baseball, Russ Telecky turned out to be one heck of a gymnastics instructor. While an undergraduate at the Universi ...

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Prairie Hawks Orange capture state baseball title

INDIANOLA - The Cedar Rapids Prairie Hawks Orange baseball team won the 11U AA state title earlier this month.The Hawks Orange picked up wins over the ...

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Jim Shimek’s passion for running never fades

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Fifth Seasons Races, held each Fourth of July in Cedar Rapids, is a special race to a lot of runners.One runner in particular has b ...

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A golfing dream week: Cedar Rapids pro gets 2 holes-in-one

CEDAR RAPIDS - Unlike many, Tanner Megal loves Mondays. At least he does now. "I need to play more Monday events," said Megal, an assistant golf pro ...

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Be the hare and win the race to good health

Editor's note: Adam Rees is founder, owner and head coach of GRIT Gym, a gym based on results, creating a culture and lifestyle of performance, streng ...

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Big Cedar Rapids sporting events just around the corner

Longtime readers of this section will remember the late Gus Schrader and his "Red Peppers" columns. Schrader, who died 16 years ago next month days a ...

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Jessica Heims prepping for international stage again

CEDAR RAPIDS - Jessica Heims' future goes far beyond the horizon. Although the summer seemingly just started, Heims already has accomplished so much. ...

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Winning mattered to Bob Jennings

Most of today's high school basketball stars don't know Bob Jennings. That's a shame. Jennings, better known as "Red" throughout his nearly 90 years ...

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Sights and sounds from a ‘cave dweller’

Editor's note: John Lawrence Hanson, Ed.D., of Marion teaches U.S. history with an emphasis on environmental issues at Linn-Mar High School and sits o ...

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High School journalism continues to shine in The Gazette

The school years is over and graduation parties have ended.It's time to reflect - OK, brag - on another successful year for The Gazette's High School ...

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