By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
The West Delaware girls’ basketball team improved their record to 7-2 with victories over WaMaC conference rival Independence Friday night and Delaware County non-conference foe Maquoketa Valley on Saturday afternoon. The Friday night W gave fourth-year WD head coach Harold Shepherd his 750th career win. He becomes just the fourth varsity girls’ basketball coach in state history to earn 750 career victories in his 47th season overall as a head coach. As expected the humble coach Shep deflected talk of his milestone achievement by giving credit to the hard work that his current team is putting in right now to keep on improving:
The win over class 2A 15th-ranked Maq. Valley 30-24 Saturday night was the first for the Hawks’ program since January 2007 and Shepherd’s first against the Wildcats, his career mark with 4 schools now sits at 751 wins and 323 losses.
Other area high school basketball scores from Saturday night:
Anamosa 28, Solon 25
Beckman 63, Ed-Co 44
Cascade 54, West Branch 35
Monticello 36, Tipton 29
West Delaware 66, Maquoketa Valley 52 Beckman 77, Ed-Co 22
Cascade 65, West Branch 37
Monticello 81, Tipton 53
The West Delaware Hawks wrestling team started up their 2014 half of the schedule Friday night at home in the old upper gym of West Delaware high school hosting Decorah. Seventy-three former Hawk wrestlers, cheerleaders and stat girls were in attendance for the first annual alumni night in program history. The WD wrestling alums were recognized in front of the crowd between the JV and Varsity matches. After the meet, live on KMCH with Jamie and Roger, Hawk veteran coach Jeff Voss talked about the special event:
On the mat, the Hawks were able to comeback and earn the non-conference victory 47-28 despite missing 2 starting wrestlers from their line-up. Voss says his wrestlers achieved their main goal of winning and improving at the same time:
West Delaware will start back up WaMaC conference action this Thursday night at home in Seedorff Gymnasium hosting Maquoketa and Solon.