Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

Four Downs: Week 5 Iowa high school football questions

The Gazette's Jeff Linder, K.J. Pilcher and Jeff Johnson tackle Week 5 prep football questions. 1st and 10 Q: Who is your midseason Coach of the Yea ...

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West Branch diversifies offensively, starts out 4-0, with huge game Friday against Bellevue

WEST BRANCH - Funny how the game works sometimes. Luke Lenoch is the best running back West Branch High School ever has had. He was prolific, produce ...

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Forfeits in Iowa high school football continue: What's the answer?

CEDAR RAPIDS - Another week of the prep football season, another forfeit. Make that two this time. Yes, the Iowa High School Athletic Association is ...

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Former Postville prep Riley Brockway excels as receiver at Wartburg

CEDAR RAPIDS - He's not one to internally keep track of his stats during a game. So Riley Brockway didn't really know he had a career game for Wartbur ...

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Watch: Week 4 Iowa high school football picks and analysis

Iowa Prep Sports Gameday with The Gazette's Jeff Linder, K.J. Pilcher and Jeff Johnson is back to break down the Week 4 slate. Watch as they highligh ...

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Dubuque Wahlert runs past Marion, 34-14

MARION - You can scheme all you want. You can fire your boys up until they have fire in their eyes and smoke coming out of their ears.But sometimes pr ...

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Longtime local baseball umpire, Kernels housing coordinator Lanny Peterson passes away

CEDAR RAPIDS - Longtime local baseball umpire and Cedar Rapids Kernels housing coordinator Lanny Peterson passed away Thursday after a lengthy illness ...

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Four Downs: Week 4 Iowa high school football questions

The Gazette's Jeff Linder, K.J. Pilcher and Jeff Johnson tackle Week 4 prep football questions. 1st and 10 Q: What is the deepest or most competitiv ...

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Linn-Mar, C.R. Washington seek to rebound Thursday in football game with interesting subplot

CEDAR RAPIDS - Paul James and Maurice Blue randomly bumped into each other at a convenience store Sunday.James, who lives on the southeast side of Ced ...

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Cedar Rapids Kernels' season comes to end with 6-1 Game 3 loss to Quad Cities

CEDAR RAPIDS - When asked Sunday night for a scouting report on Quad Cities pitcher Kit Scheetz, Cedar Rapids Kernels pitching coach J.P. Martinez off ...

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Cedar Rapids Kernels build big lead again, hold on to beat Quad Cities in Game 2, 7-4

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids Kernels built a big lead again Sunday afternoon. They were able to hang on to it this time. A 7-4 win over Quad Citie ...

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Prep football notebook: Cascade putting up zeroes, Ws

CEDAR RAPIDS - If you don't give up any points, you've got a pretty good chance to win football games. Obvious, huh? The Cascade Cougars are 3-0 afte ...

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Kernels blow 4-run lead, lose to Quad Cities in 10 innings, 5-4

DAVENPORT - This was a gigantic missed opportunity. Josh Rojas singled home pinch runner Luis Payano with one out in the 10th inning to give the Quad ...

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Watch: Week 3 picks and analysis on Iowa Prep Sports Gameday

It's Week 3 of the prep football season, which means district play kicks off in five classes, while Class 4A continues to offer intriguing non-distric ...

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Top-ranked Xavier dominates 1st half, knocks off Benton Community, 31-21

CEDAR RAPIDS - Duane Schulte channeled his inner Dennis Green when asked where he thought his Cedar Rapids Xavier football team is one-third of the wa ...

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