Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

Goals aplenty again as RoughRiders bash Madison, 5-1

CEDAR RAPIDS — The goal scoring for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders continues to get progressively worse.

Ikoma goes from Japan to Coe for football

CEDAR RAPIDS — Steve Staker had the same response most guys would have had.

One day three years ago, with fall practice already underw ... »

More carries and yards for Dralle, more wins for Kennedy

MARION — You get exhausted watching Tyler Dralle run the football play after play after play, so imagine what he must feel like after a game ... »

Cole makes the most of his RoughRiders opportunity

CEDAR RAPIDS — Justin Cole didn’t have a Plan B. There was no alternative option.

Had the first-year forward not made it as a & ... »

4 RoughRiders ranked by NHL Central Scouting

CEDAR RAPIDS — Four members of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are listed by NHL Central Scouting on its initial list of possible selections for ... »

RoughRiders show off depth in 7-4 season-opening win over Lincoln

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mark Carlson said during his team’s media day Wednesday that goal scoring this season for his ... »

Big 2nd half allows Washington to get past Muscatine

MUSCATINE — This was a hostile environment against a fired-up and undefeated opponent. Their first game on grass and with their head coach a ... »

Reinke’s return a boon for him, RoughRiders

CEDAR RAPIDS — In junior hockey, it’s called “The Decision.” No offense, Lebron James.

When a player gets through ... »

One kid’s courage and toughness, one family’s generosity

CEDAR RAPIDS — Eric and Shelley Jacobus called an emergency family meeting in the spring of 2014.

All four of their children were requ ... »

Linn-Mar’s Printy commits to Western Michigan

CEDAR RAPIDS — When he got the official offer Monday, Jared Printy didn’t want to sound too excited. You want to be sure when you are ... »

RoughRiders have experience at the back, inexperience up front

CEDAR RAPIDS — If you believe successful hockey teams are built from the back, the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders ... »

Kernels reflect on terrific season, Mauer heads to big leagues

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jake Mauer hopped in his car Tuesday morning and drove four hours, stopping at home quick in the Twin Cities to say hello to ... »

Kernels come up shy in Game 5

CEDAR RAPIDS — They packed their bats and gloves and other gear quietly and waited patiently in line for trainer Curtis Simondet to give the ... »

Midwest League championship comes down to winner-take-all Game 5

CEDAR RAPIDS — Amid the chaos and celebration following Saturday afternoon’s stirring ninth-inning Game 3 comeback win, ... »

2 in the 9th give Kernels exhilirating Game 3 win over West Michigan

CEDAR RAPIDS — They walked behind home plate prior to the game and asked someone to snap a photo of them.

Brian Navarreto and Joe Jime ... »