Author Archives: Jon Swisher

HS Girls Track

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware girls track and field invite was held last night in Manchester. Vinton-Shellsburg won the meet with 111 points, second was Western Dubuque with 100 and 1/2. Cascade took third with 98. Marion came in fourth with 79, Central Elkader was 5th with 57 and West Delaware 6th with 46 and 1/2.

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HS Track: Drake Relays

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 106th edition of the Drake Relays in Des Moines continues today and concludes on Saturday. Here is a look at  some of the KMCH area athletes/teams when they will compete and their qualifying time, throw or jump for top 8 seeds. Boys events: Sprint Medley- Prelims: Friday, 9:06 p.m. Final:

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HS Track: Drake Relays High School Schedule Starts Thursday

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 106th edition of the Drake Relays in Des Moines starts up for high school athletes this morning.  The boys shot put will be held at 3:30 this afternoon with Western Dubuque’s Tyler Johnson qualifying with a throw of 55-9 1/2. Area High Jump participants today include:  Garrett Rieniets and Noah Steiner of


HS Boys Basketball: Correy Resigns From Beckman

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Beckman is looking for a new boys’ basketball coach after veteran head varsity coach Dan Correy resigned on Monday according to the Dyersville Commercial. Correy was just the third coach in program history in 49 years since the school opened in 1966, following Dick Mesher and Tom Jenk Jr.  The central

HS Girls Track: West Delaware Hosts Early Bird Meet

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware girls early bird meet was held last night in Manchester. The Hawks placed 3rd with 95 points behind Clayton Ridge who placed 2nd with 100 and Mount Vernon who won the meet scoring 114 pts. The rest of the teams finished in this order: 4th- Central Elkader 63


Minor League Baseball: Hermsen To Miss 2015 Season

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Former West Delaware standout and Minnesota Twins minor-league pitcher B.J. Hermsen will undergo Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery after injuring his arm in spring training according to Cedar Rapids Gazette Sports staff. The 24-year old Hermsen, was a 2008 6th round pick of the Twins and their minor league pitcher of the


HS Girls Basketball: Shepherd Retires After 48 Seasons

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: One of the best high school girls’ coaches in the history of Iowa basketball is retiring after 48 seasons according to Cedar Rapids Gazette Sports staff. Fifth-year West Delaware head coach Harold Shepherd has decided the time is now to end his very successful head coaching career. The 73-year old told his


HS Basketball: West Delaware Holds Annual Banquet On 3-23

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware athletics department held its’ annual end of the season awards banquet for the basketball program inside West Delaware high school Monday night. Cheerleading sponsor Rachel Tucker spoke first about her small but dedicated squad. The most valuable award went to senior Maranda Mastin, Keisha Robinson was named most spirited and

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HS Bowling: West Delaware Holds Annual Awards Banquet on 3-16

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director/contribution from Bill Logan-Sports Reporter: The West Delaware Bowling program held there annual awards banquet last night recognizing the accomplishments of the high quality boys and girls teams. The boys squad led by head coach John Chapman and assistants Bob and Sue Morris and Ken Boesenberg had a record of 10-1 and set


HS Girls Basketball: IGCA All-State Honors Announced

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Iowa Girls Basketball Coaches Association released its’ all-state teams and coaches of the year in all five classes yesterday. Area coverage players and coaches receiving recognition listed below. In 4A- 1st team: Senior Rose Simon-Ressler and junior Megan Maahs of Western Dubuque In 3A- 2nd team: Senior Blair Klostermann of Beckman

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