Author Archives: Jon Swisher


HS Football: WD Hawks Season Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 2015 edition of the West Delaware Hawks Varsity Football team returns a bevy of experience from a squad that finished 10-2 with a district championship and reaching the class 3A quarterfinals. The Hawks bring back 21 lettermen and 10 returning starters. Twelfth-year head coach Doug Winkowitsch talks about his coaching staff and

HS Volleyball: WD Hawks # 1 in Preseason Rankings

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware Hawks are the lone KMCH area coverage high school volleyball team ranked in the preseason ratings released by the Iowa Girls Union yesterday. The Hawks are the number one team in class 4A after a 45-3 runner-up campaign a season ago with 5 returning starters on the roster. The

HS Cross Country: Preseason Rankings Released

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The preseason rankings from the Iowa Association of Track Coaches for High School Cross Country feature one area school that has the top spot on both sides. Monticello is ranked number one in both the girls’ and boys’ ratings in class 2A. The Panther girls are defending champions as they rushed to


Baseball: Cascade Graduate Will Make MLB Debut Tonight

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Colin Rea’s dream of playing major league baseball will come true tonight when his San Diego Padres face the Cincinnati Reds at Petco Park in San Diego. The 6-5 220-pound right-handed pitcher was promoted by the Padres Saturday from their Triple-A affiliate El Paso. The call-up for one of the top


Area Golf: Host Team Dyersville Wins EIGA Tourney

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 88th annual Eastern Iowa Golf Association tournament hosted by the Dyersville Country Club this past weekend on Saturday and Sunday was won by the host team. The squad consisted of Mark and Brett Wessels, Tyler Engelken, Tom Martin, Rex Massey, John Cannon, Terry Bockenstedt, Casey Wachendorf, Tom Boge, Larry Olberding, Todd Steffen


HS Baseball: Area Players Recognized With End of Season Honors

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: With the 2015 high school baseball season in the books as of Saturday night, KMCH coverage area players are getting recognized for their great efforts on the field over the past three months. Iowa Newspaper Association All-State Team: CLASS 3A FIRST TEAM- Senior outfielder/third-baseman Brent Lammers of West Delaware CLASS 3A THIRD


HS State Baseball: Cascade Falls Short of Title Game

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: In 2A semifinal play, the top-seeded Cascade Cougars were upset by No. 4 Waterloo Columbus in comeback fashion by the Sailors, 5-3. Tied 3-3, the Columbus Catholic Sailors scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to complete a come-from-behind, 5-3 win over the No. 1 seeded Cascade Cougars

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