Community Corner by JR Ogden

Dream comes true for Kennedy’s Beyer

CEDAR RAPIDS - Senior year certainly seems to be treating Shaun Beyer well.

Last week Beyer, the 6-foot-5, 210-pound tight end for Ken ... »

Washington (Iowa) girls have high hopes

WASHINGTON, Iowa - The 2015-16 edition of Washington girls' basketball team appears ready for a fresh start.

After a season of growth ... »

An athlete’s diet

IOWA CITY - In the world of competitive sports everything counts.

Every push-up, sit-up, hour of sleep, extra mile and even what you eat. T ... »

North Cedar cheer team fifth in state

CLARENCE - When you hear the word cheerleading you probably think of girls shouting #x201c;hooray#x201d; and doing a jump.

What you do ... »

Marion’s Gillaspie finds game in goalball

MARION - It is pretty common knowledge that Alex Gillaspie, a junior and blind student at Marion High School, overcomes his disability to be ... »

Xavier swimmers make a splash

CEDAR RAPIDS - Xavier High School may not have a swim team, but its presence was felt at the girls' state swimming meet.

Sophomores Sa ... »

West athletes make their college choices

IOWA CITY - After school on Wednesday, the cafeteria looked a bit different from normal.

On one side of the cafeteria, tables were lin ... »

Prep football diary: Playoff edition II

One win away from achieving a childhood, and community. dream.

After a 42-14 victory over the Red Raiders of Williamsburg, the only th ... »

Little Hawks preparing for Bulldogs

After a win over Pleasant Valley on Monday night, City High advanced to the next round of high school football playoffs on Friday.

The ... »

Area gymnasts shine at Spooktacular


WATERLOO - Shandin Gilbert and Evalee Netz of the Cedar Rapids Twisters gymnastics club were multiple winner ... »

Senior Saints wrap up volleyball season

CEDAR RAPIDS - During the journey of a high school athlete, reaching the final year of a competitive sport is a milestone and a bittersweet ... »

North Cedar ready for regional volleyball final

CLARENCE - For the last few years, North Cedar has been building up its volleyball program under head coach Traci Smith.

Last year, th ... »

Prep football diary: Playoff edition

Win or play your last high school football game.

For most of the Anamosa football team, that is what is on the line right now.

N ... »

Mount Vernon’s Adams falls in love with football

MOUNT VERNON - Headphones on and the world around him disappears.

He turns on his music and his heart starts racing. He shuts his eyes ... »

Xavier swimmers give Kennedy, Washington a boost

CEDAR RAPIDS - This season, girls' swimmers from Xavier have been making the extra effort to participate in the sport they love, even though ... »