Author Archives: Jon Swisher

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Minor League Baseball: Hermsen To Miss 2015 Season

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

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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

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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

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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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HS Girls Basketball: INA All State Teams Announced

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Iowa Newspaper Association has released its’ 2014-2015 girls basketball season all state teams. In class 2A- North Linn senior guard standout Nicole Miller received first team honors for the second year in a row and was voted as Miss Iowa Basketball 2015 last Saturday morning by the state’s sports writers. Miller

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HS State Girls Basketball: Lynx and Bobcats End Great Seasons

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The KMCH Sports winter high school sports broadcast season wrapped up over the weekend at the Girls Basketball State Tournament in Des Moines. On Friday night, the 3rd-rated North Linn Lynx fell to top-ranked Unity Christian 69-40 in the class 2A title game. The Lynx ended a history making season with a

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