Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

Baseball notebook: These Kernels don’t like to walk

CEDAR RAPIDS - They say a hit's as good as a walk, though you'd have a hard time believing that watching the Cedar Rapids Kernels play this season. T ...

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He never knows what tomorrow holds

CEDAR RAPIDS - Kevin Brooks doesn't remember the first goal he scored for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.It came in his third game with the club, during ...

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2nd all-day boys' hoops event planned at U.S. Cellular Center

CEDAR RAPIDS - One all-day boys' basketball event at the U.S. Cellular Center is not enough. Organizer Tyler Cleveland announced a second Wells Fargo ...

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Sean Poppen gets the Kernels poppin’ with 7 shutout innings in win over Kane County

GENEVA, Ill. - Sean Poppen did the heaviest lifting, but Zack Tillery and Hector Lujan also contributed to a 6-0 shutout for the Cedar Rapids Kernels ...

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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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