Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

A college commit, an NHL call up for RoughRiders

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids RoughRiders forward John Snodgrass announced Monday he has commit ... »

Xavier rolls past Mount Pleasant in boys’ season opener

MOUNT PLEASANT - So far, so very good for the Cedar Rapids Xavier boys' basketball team.

The Saints rolled to a 14-5 lead after a quarter and ... »

RoughRiders close out 3-for-3 weekend by blasting Waterloo

CEDAR RAPIDS - Quite a weekend for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.

They completed a three-for-three stretch ... »

Busy Blacker shines as RoughRiders topple Madison, 4-1

CEDAR RAPIDS - This was the 11th straight start in net for Ben Blacker, and he had the perfect answer when asked how many more in a row he could ma ... »

Feeling slighted, Linn-Mar’s Bohannon works his way to major D-I college program

CEDAR RAPIDS - The moment it all changed for Jordan Bohannon came sometime in June. Linn-Mar was having a summer scrimmage with Iowa City West at t ... »

Boys' prep basketball: predicted conference champions

Predicted 2015-16 champions for area prep boys' basketball conferences.

Mississippi Valley Mississippi Division - Cedar Rapids Prairie

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Boys' basketball teams to watch

Area prep boys' basketball teams to watch for the 2015-16 season.

- Anamosa: Blue Raiders were 13-9 last season, but return a ton of firepo ... »

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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Boys' basketball players to watch

Area prep boys' basketball players to watch for the 2015-16 season.

- Jordan Bohannon (Linn-Mar): 6-foot-1 guard has signed with Iowa. Aver ... »

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 ... »