Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

John Chandler to step down as AD at Coe, return to head athletic trainer

CEDAR RAPIDS - John Chandler is staying at Coe College. He's just going back to his original role. The school announced Thursday that Chandler is ste ...

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Valparaiso offically accepts offer to join Missouri Valley Conference

CEDAR FALLS - Valparaiso University announced Thursday it has officially accepted an invitation to join the Missouri Valley Conference. It will repla ...

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Power surge continues for Jaylin Davis of Cedar Rapids Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS - Jaylin Davis has backed off the plate and moved forward with his production. Big time. The Cedar Rapids Kernels outfielder had three m ...

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RoughRiders rehire Francis Anzalone to be associate head coach

CEDAR RAPIDS - Francis Anzalone will return to the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders as an associate head coach, the USHL club announced Thursday. Anzalone, 2 ...

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Kernels lose to Clinton, 7-1, but get encouraging relief outing from Zack Tillery

CEDAR RAPIDS - He was asked if this was a relief. "Whew," said Zack Tillery, wiping his hand across his brow. The Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher was g ...

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Manager ejection early, controversy late in Kernels' 3-2 loss to Clinton

CEDAR RAPIDS - So you want to know what baseball managers do after getting ejected from a game? In Tommy Watkins' case Wednesday afternoon, he wander ...

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UNI hoops adds Kirkwood’s Miles Wentzien as walk-on

CEDAR FALLS - The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team has added Kirkwood Community College all-American Miles Wentzien to its roster as ...

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RoughRiders assistant coach Cody Campbell takes coaching/scouting job in Texas

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cody Campbell has left the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders to become an associate head coach and director of scouting for the Odessa Jackalope ...

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Iowa City Regina promotes Jared Galpin to head boys’ basketball coach

IOWA CITY - Iowa City Regina announced Monday it will hire Jared Galpin as its new head varsity boys' basketball coach, pending school board approval. ...

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Palacios walks off Clinton in 12th inning for C.R. Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS - The walk-off celebration Monday night for the Cedar Rapids Kernels came with a bit of a unique flourish. Jermaine Palacios stepped on ...

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C.R. Washington gets standout outfielder Trey Leonard for most of the season

CEDAR RAPIDS - It's one of the bad parts about playing prep baseball in the summer. Trey Leonard is one of the top players in Iowa, someone who is go ...

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Baseball notebook: Even in lower minor leagues, information on players abounds

CEDAR RAPIDS - Tommy Watkins searched a somewhat cluttered desk in his manager's office at Veterans Memorial Stadium the other day for papers that ill ...

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Triple Play Podcast: Iowa City West’s Charlie Stumpff previews 2017 baseball season

Iowa City West Coach Charlie Stumpff joined the Triple Play Podcast to preview the 2017 prep baseball season. The Trojans return from a third straight ...

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Kernels give scorekeepers plenty to keep track of in 7-4 win over Peoria

CEDAR RAPIDS - Terry Schneekloth held a small, white erase board and black magic marker in his lap as he sat in the stands Wednesday afternoon at Vete ...

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Jaylin Davis ties club record with 3 home runs, as Kernels outlast Peoria, 7-6

CEDAR RAPIDS - Jaylin Davis took a mighty cut at the first pitch he saw Tuesday night and missed it. The swing from the Cedar Rapids Kernels outfield ...

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