Author Archives: Jon Swisher

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HS Boys Basketball: Beckman Selects Squires As New Head Coach

By Jon Swisher- Sports Director: Beckman has hired a new boy’s basketball coach according to the Dubuque Telegraph Herald. The new head coach, who is coming out of retirement, is no stranger to high school hoops in the area and is a Iowa Boy’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Famer. Jim Squires will lead the program taking over

HS Boy’s Track: Maquoketa Valley Hosts Wildcat Invite

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Maquoketa Valley hosted their annual boys track and field invitational last night in Delhi. Anamosa won the team race with 115 points. Monticello came in 2nd with 107, Cascade was 3rd with 81. 4th- Solon 78 5th- West Delaware 69 6th- Maquoketa Valley 32 7th- Clayton Ridge 17 8th- Springville 16

HS Boy’s Golf: West Delaware Hosts Annual Invite

By Jon Swisher- Sports Director: West Delaware hosted their annual boys golf invitational on Saturday at the Pin Oak golf course near Manchester. The Hawks A squad came in first with a 314, followed by East Buchanan’s 347. 3rd- Waterloo Columbus 359 4th- Monticello 360 5th- Independence 360 6th- Anamosa 372 7th- Oelwein 377 8th- West

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

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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

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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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