Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

C.R. RoughRiders rally to beat Central Illinois, 5-3

CEDAR RAPIDS - This wasn't just a win, it was a character win. A big-time character win.The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders gave up three goals in a seven-mi ...

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USNTDP graduate Graham Slaggert seeks to make a difference with C.R. RoughRiders

CEDAR RAPIDS - You don't really want the first pick of the United States Hockey League Draft because it means you were the worst team in the league th ...

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Cascade scores last-minute touchdown against Union to complete unbeaten regular season

CASCADE - They've won a lot of baseball and basketball games here over the years. A lot of them.Football kind of was that sport to pacify everyone aro ...

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Waterloo West shocks Cedar Rapids Washington with late rally, 38-35

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Washington put together an out-of-nowhere rally at the end of the second quarter to take a lead into halftime Friday night ...

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Four Downs: Week 9 Iowa high school football questions

The Gazette's Jeff Linder, Jeff Johnson and K.J. Pilcher tackle prep football questions entering Week 9 of the prep football season. 1st and 10 Q: W ...

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Marion keeps it simple, finds itself on verge of Class 3A football playoffs

MARION - After a loss to Dubuque Wahlert a month ago, Tim Lovell decided to prop up his demoralized Marion football team by giving it a collective kis ...

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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders fall in home opener to Omaha, 5-1

CEDAR RAPIDS - This is not last season. Let's repeat that quickly. This is not last season. A 5-1 loss to Omaha in the home opener Saturday night at ...

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Marion's Blair Brooks will attend Iowa for football, track and field

CEDAR RAPIDS - You really didn't expect him to go anywhere else for his college athletics career. He's a legacy. Marion senior Blair Brooks announced ...

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Coe wins statistical battle, but loses game to Central, 30-19

CEDAR RAPIDS - Tyler Staker isn't one to throw out a lot of four-letter words. Cussing is not his style. So to fully understand the level of the Coe ...

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Coe College shows off its new athletics, recreation complex

CEDAR RAPIDS - One of the first things that stands out is the wrestling room. It's beautiful, if wrestling rooms are allowed to be beautiful. There's ...

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Goalie Jiri Patera develops with Cedar Rapids RoughRiders as he awaits chance with Vegas of NHL

CEDAR RAPIDS - It was the one of the prime moments he's had as a hockey player. Jiri Patera participated in development camp this summer, then regula ...

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Late field goal, turnover propel Marion past West Delaware, 16-14

MARION - Facing a 3rd-and-11 from the opponent's 16-yard line with under two minutes left Friday night, Trevor Paulsen took a shotgun snap from center ...

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Watch: Week 8 Iowa high school football picks on Iowa Prep Sports Gameday

It's already the penultimate week of the Iowa high school football regular season, which means it's a crucial week in many districts for playoff berth ...

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As national anthem kneeling reaches Iowa high school football, opinions vary

CEDAR RAPIDS - Brian White is a football coach and a government teacher, vocations he never figured would be as intertwined as they are right now.Athl ...

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Clear Creek Amana football player target of classmate’s racist social media post after kneeling for anthem

CEDAR RAPIDS - A racist social media post emerged Friday night disparaging a Clear Creek Amana football player for deciding to kneel for the national ...

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