Diamonds and Ice by Jeff Johnson

Winger Jordan Timmons overcomes fluke injury, coming into own with C.R. RoughRiders

CEDAR RAPIDS - Jordan Timmons is doing everything he can not to be best known as the guy who suffered a season-ending injury last year after stepping ...

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Cedar Rapids Washington loses to Dubuque Hempstead, but feels it's close to being good

CEDAR RAPIDS - Hang in there. Be positive, be confident, keep working, and wins surely will follow. Once you get one, you're gonna get another. And a ...

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C.R. RoughRiders’ Jordan Timmons, Blake Pietila sweep USHL player of week honors

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders have swept player of the week honors in the United States Hockey League. Jordan Timmons was named Monday ...

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Another 1st: Liberty wins 1st home boys’ basketball game

NORTH LIBERTY - Poor Bo Gryp listened to his own student section a little too closely. Believing a faux clock countdown chant directed toward the opp ...

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Iowa high school boys' basketball rankings: No. 1s remain the same in Gazette poll

CEDAR RAPIDS - Different week, same No. 1s. The second Gazette boys' basketball poll of the season sees Iowa City West, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Western ...

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Evan Flitz of Iowa City West is The Gazette's 2017 football player of the year

IOWA CITY - This is no Average Evan. The maturity is off the charts, the GPA perfect, the intellect obvious. His hobby is snowboarding, his goal to v ...

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The Pietila Bowl: Blake and C.R. RoughRiders get best of identical twin brother, Logan, and Dubuque, 7-1

CEDAR RAPIDS - Their postgame exchange Saturday night in the locker room hallway of the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena was brief. Blake and Logan Pietila just ...

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New Cedar Rapids Kernels Manager Toby Gardenhire returns to pro ball after 5 years coaching in college

CEDAR RAPIDS - He began his coaching career in college, but there's just something about professional baseball that Toby Gardenhire loves. That shoul ...

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Xavier owns 2nd quarter, drills Linn-Mar, 60-39

CEDAR RAPIDS - Linn-Mar led Cedar Rapids Xavier by three points after the first quarter Friday night.The crowd on both sides of a packed Ron Thillen G ...

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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders have 3 left-shot defensemen; all are headed to Bemidji State

CEDAR RAPIDS - Your primary "suspect" is Ben Kinne. He's an obvious one, being a proud graduate of Bemidji State University. Kinne captained the Beav ...

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Ryan Miller, Jake Hilmer give North Linn pair of 1,000-point career scorers: Boys' basketball notebook

CEDAR RAPIDS - You don't have career 1,000-point scorers very often. Even in a day and age when more and more freshmen and sophomores are playing a lo ...

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Cedar Rapids Jefferson hires Gordy Nordgren, Terry Schneekloth as co-head baseball coaches

CEDAR RAPIDS - Back in 2005, a Cedar Rapids Prairie baseball team with a losing record earned a trip to the state tournament by stunning No. 1 Cedar R ...

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Former C.R. RoughRiders McGing, Perunovich on prelim USA roster for World Junior Championships

CEDAR RAPIDS - Former Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Hugh McGing and Scott Perunovich have been named to the preliminary roster for a United States team tha ...

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Marion rebounds with 48-37 win over Independence

MARION - The purveying thought is kids can get over tough losses better than coaches. "Yeah, that's probably real accurate," agreed Mike Manderscheid ...

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Mount Vernon's Drew Adams commits to play football at Grand View

MOUNT VERNON - Prolific Mount Vernon senior quarterback Drew Adams announced Tuesday he has committed to play college football at Grand View Universit ...

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