Author Archives: Jon Swisher

HS Volleyball; West Delaware Perfect in First Saturday Tournament

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The class 4A 2nd-ranked West Delaware volleyball team opened up their 2014 schedule with the first Saturday tournament of the season in Independence this past weekend. The Hawks won each match two games to none as they defeated Benton Community, Springville, Starmont and Oelwein in bracket play. Their closest contest of

HS Volleyball; West Delaware Opens Season at Indee Invite

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware Volleyball team will open up varsity tournament play Saturday morning at the second annual Independence Invitational. Nineteenth-year head coach Brett Mather talks about the off-season as they get ready for the volleyball season to officially get underway: MATHER1 8-29 High expectations loom for the players that return from

HS Football; Area Teams Ready for Season Openers

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The high school football season starts for all our area teams tonight with week one play. Our featured West Delaware game has the Hawks hosting their highway 20 WD rivals with Western Dubuque coming to Brown Field in the first non-district contest. Eleventh season head coach Doug Winkowitsch talks about his

HS Football; 2014 Season Begins Tonight

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 2014 high school football season officially begins tonight with 3 games around the state. All of our area teams and the rest of the schools in the state open week one tomorrow night. We’ll have our annual area high school football preview show tonight at 6pm with Sports Director Jon Swisher,

HS Cross Country; Season Starts Today for Few Area Teams

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 2014 Cross Contry girls and boys season is scheduled to get underway for four area schools today. West Delaware and Anamosa will travel to Mount Vernon for the Mustang Invitational starting at 5:00pm. Ed-Co hosts Beckman and others at the Woods Edge Golf Course in Edgewood at 4:30pm. The other area

HS Volleyball; Preseason Rankings Announced

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 2014 Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union preseason volleyball rankings were released yesterday afternoon. KMCH listening area county schools listed in bold.  Area teams open up their volleyball season schedule this Thursday or Saturday. Class 1A   School   2013 Record 1 Holy Trinity Catholic   47-5 2 Janesville   38-4 3 Central

Area Schools Hold Football Scrimmages Tonight

Jon Swisher-Sports Director: It’ll be a Friday night filled with scrimmages around the state, with the start of the 2014 high school football season exactly one week away from tonight for all of the KMCH area teams. In Manchester, West Delaware holds their annual Silver Bowl inside Brown Field with the gates opening at 5:15pm.

HS Cross Country; First Rankings Released

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The first Iowa Association of Track Coaches’ rankings have been released. Here is a look at the number one’s and listening area teams’ in the top 15 in each class: Class 4A Boys 1. Cedar Rapids Prairie, 4. Linn-Mar, 8. Dubuque Hempstead, 15. Dubuque Senior. Class 3A Boys 1. Gilbert, 4.


HS Football; North Linn Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The North Linn Football program hopes to rebound after a 1-8 record a season ago. Eighth-year head coach Jared Collum was very pleased with the off-season commitment by all players in grades 9 through 12: COLLUM1 8-19 Senior lineman Isaac Syverson says the main goal in the off-season was to work on


HS Football; East Buchanan Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The East Buchanan Football program started a new campaign with preseason practice last week with another change in coaching leadership. Fifteen-year assistant coach Jerry Alden took over the program in the off-season after Cory Quail resigned in early March. Alden is the fourth varsity head coach in 4 years and fifth in six

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