Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

Area boys’ basketball standings

Area boys' basketball conference standings, through Sunday. MVC MISSISSIPPI DIVISON Conf. All Iowa City West 6-1 8-1 Cedar Rapids Jefferson 4-2 7-3 ...

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C.R. Jefferson with big 4th quarter to topple Waterloo West, 78-70

CEDAR RAPIDS - Kyler Bell is 2016-17 Cedar Rapids Jefferson boys' basketball. At 5-foot-11, he's obviously not very big. He doesn't wow you with supe ...

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Boys' basketball notebook: West Delaware rolling along at 9-0

CEDAR RAPIDS - They could have charged admission because they would have gotten people to come watch. The two highest-ranked boys' basketball teams i ...

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New Twins GM Thad Levine to appear at Kernels’ Hot Stove Banquet

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids Kernels announced Thursday afternoon that three dignitaries have been added to the lineup of people appearing at the c ...

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Marion beats South Tama, 52-43, to tighten Wamac West some more

MARION - It's a big ol' jumbled mess in the Wamac Conference's West Division, and it got even more jumbled Thursday night. A 52-43 win over South Tam ...

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Double Dribble Podcast: Rivalry Saturday recap and more of the latest in prep basketball

Sixteen teams, eight games. And it only took a little more than 13 hours, with the final game going to overtime.Rivalry Saturday 2017 is in the books ...

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Top-ranked Iowa City West continues to respond well to loss, blasts Linn-Mar, 80-59

MARION - The loss was good, even if the timeliness of it was crud. Iowa City West's top-ranked boys' basketball team was stunned by Cedar Rapids Prai ...

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After sudden loss of top player, Washington progresses toward respectability

CEDAR RAPIDS - Imagine building your entire basketball team around one player. He's your most experienced guy, someone who started as a freshman. He' ...

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Gazette boys' basketball poll: Iowa City West back at top of Class 4A

CEDAR RAPIDS - Well, that didn't take very long. The Iowa City West Trojans dropped out of the top spot in the initial post-holiday Gazette Class 4A ...

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Area boys’ basketball standings

Area boys' basketball conference standings, through Sunday, Jan. 8. MVC MISSISSIPPI DIV. Conf. All Iowa City West 5-1 7-1 Waterloo West 3-2 4-2 Ce ...

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Newbie Jordan Timmons helps C.R. RoughRiders beat Waterloo in a shootout, 5-4

CEDAR RAPIDS - His head is still spinning a little bit. This week has been a whirlwind for Jordan Timmons. But it ended in fantastic fashion. The ne ...

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Even at slower tempo, North Linn able to roll past Monticello, 60-38

TROY MILLS - If you're not playing fast, you're last. Apologies to Ricky Bobby there, because that's not exactly his quote from the comedy movie "Tal ...

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C.R. Prairie with huge 4th quarter to rally past C.R. Xavier

CEDAR RAPIDS - Down eight going to the fourth quarter Friday night, Cedar Rapids Prairie didn't panic. It'd been here before. Too much for Coach Jere ...

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Energizer bunny Dalton Messina brings toughness to Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

CEDAR RAPIDS - All you need to know about Dalton Messina's intensity level as a hockey player was there on full display Wednesday afternoon at the Ced ...

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Former C.R. RoughRiders Erik Foley, Jack Ahcan win gold at World Junior Hockey Championships

MONTREAL - Troy Terry was the only one of 10 players successful in a five-round shootout as the United States won the gold medal at the 2017 World Jun ...

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