Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson



- Anamosa: Blue Raiders were 13-9 last season, but return a ton of firepower. That includes 6-foot-6 center Tyler Zumbach (14. ... »

Kennedy’s Beyer fulfills his dream, commits to Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS - In the back of his mind, Shaun Beyer knew exactly how Wednesday was going to go down. Or at least what the end result would be.

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- Jordan Bohannon (Linn-Mar): 6-foot-1 guard has signed with Iowa. Averaged 17.8 points last season.

- Devin Green (Ca ... »

Too many mistakes for Kennedy in 4A title game loss to Dowling

CEDAR FALLS - Two plays. Two stinkin' back-to-back plays late in the second quarter.

Ah, who's kidding who? It was more than touchdowns all ... »

Washington's Nimmers, Prairie's Rima commit to UNI

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Washington senior Isaiah Nimmers announced Sunday on Twitter that he has committed to play college football for Norther ... »

Cousins Adams, Hook hope to lead Mount Vernon to state championship

MOUNT VERNON - The backyard games of catch were numerous.

Drew Adams and Tommy Hook live about a mile apart in Mount Vernon. Their moms are ... »

RoughRiders ride big 3rd period to win at Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders exploded for six of the game's final seven goals Saturday night ... »

Despite early injury, UNC’s Paige looks for big senior season

CEDAR FALLS - He honestly thought he'd be playing Saturday afternoon. That always was the goal for Marcus Paige.

North Carolina put a road ... »

Reinke relishes 2nd chance to represent his country

CEDAR RAPIDS - His jersey is hanging on his bedroom wall back home in Minnesota. The gold medal is there, too.

Mitch Reinke of the ... »

Former Waukon prep Snitker named IIAC football defensive MVP

CEDAR RAPIDS - Former Waukon prep Blaine Snitker of the University of Dubuque has been named Iowa Conference Football Defensive Player of the Year, ... »

40 years of football championships in the Dome

CEDAR RAPIDS - This was a scene from #x201c;Hoosiers,#x201d; only a different sport and well before the wonderful basketball movie about a small-to ... »

DiLeo commits to Central Michigan

CEDAR RAPIDS - Former Iowa City West basketball swingman David DiLeo has given a verbal commitment to play college ball next season for Central Mic ... »

4 RoughRiders named to national team for World Junior ‘A’ Challenge

CEDAR RAPIDS - Four members of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders have been selected to represent the United St ... »

Staker retires as Coe football coach, will be replaced by his son

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Coe College football program will continue to be led by a Staker. Just a different one.

Coe Dire ... »

Spirit Lake ends North Fayette Valley’s title defense

CEDAR FALLS - The guy's a straight shooter. You've got to give it up to Bob Lape for that.

He could have bemoaned this or whined about that a ... »