Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

RoughRiders with miraculous 5-4 win at Dubuque

DUBUQUE - The best victory of the season? Quite possibly.Matt Filipe scored his second goal of the game 4:42 into overtime Saturday night to give the ...

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Back-to-back nights, back-to-back wins for West

IOWA CITY - You want to win it all in Class 4A, you've got to play Friday and Saturday nights. So label this a preparation thing for the Iowa City Wes ...

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RoughRiders’ Gosiewski has parents to thank for living American Dream

CEDAR RAPIDS - Matt Gosiewski and his family are a political commercial. Sorry if you've had your fill of those.The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders player is ...

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Lohaus returns, Iowa City West scores 102 points

CEDAR RAPIDS - There was a point when Tanner Lohaus feared his prep basketball career was over.He was sitting in a hospital, waiting to be checked on ...

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RoughRiders acquire speedy forward, NHL draft pick Bachman

CEDAR RAPIDS - Read the scouting reports on Karch Bachman, and there's one common theme. The kid can skate.Sounds like a perfect fit for the Cedar Rap ...

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Despite physical setbacks, Starmont’s Daisy playing the game he loves

ARLINGTON - His mom warned you her son probably wasn't going to be real talkative. Jonathan Daisy is like that with people he doesn't know. "How you ...

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IHSAA releases postseason basketball brackets in 1A, 2A

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has released boys' basketball postseason brackets for Class 1A and 2A. In 1A, fifth-ranked Jesup (15-2) is ...

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Podcast: "Double Dribble" talks the past week of high school basketball

The "Double Dribble" podcast with Jeff Johnson and Jeff Linder discusses the past week of prep basketball season and regional/district pairings. Plus ...

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RoughRiders top USHL power rankings

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are No. 1.At least in the latest United States Hockey League power rankings, as released Monday by USA Hoc ...

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Boys' basketball rankings: West Fork jumps into top spot in Class 1A

CEDAR RAPIDS - There's a little bit of shakeup in this week's Gazette boys' basketball poll. A lot of shakeup in the smallest two classes. For instan ...

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Kennedy's Jacobus decides to walk on at Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Kennedy football coach Brian White was waiting outside his third-period class Monday morning. "Hey, I've got some news fo ...

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Area boys’ basketball standings

Area boys' basketball conference standings through Sunday. MVC MISSISSIPPI Conf. All Cedar Rapids Xavier 9-1 13-2 Iowa City High 7-3 10-5 Waterloo ...

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Hayhurst with OT winner as RoughRiders top Youngstown

CEDAR RAPIDS - On the ninth and 10th tries, the power play worked for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Couldn't have been at a better time.Jacob Hayhurst ...

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Burger bombs Xavier past Washington, 74-55

CEDAR RAPIDS - Mitch Burger plans on attending the University of Iowa next year. He wants to study business, maybe help out his dad someday. Matthew ...

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Another step closer to winning season for City High

CEDAR RAPIDS - They're almost there. That's in their record and with their program as a whole.The Iowa City High Little Hawks took another positive st ...

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