Author Archives: Jon Swisher


HS Boys State Basketball: Cascade and Anamosa Ready for Semifinal Games

HS Boys State Basketball: Cascade and Anamosa Ready for Semifinal Games

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The class 2A semifinals on the horizon this afternoon at the High School Boys State Basketball Tournament features our two area coverage teams as the 4th-seed 21-3 Cougars of Cascade take on the 7-seed 17-9 Pella Christian.  Right after that contest, the number 6-seeded 21-5 Anamosa Blue Raiders battle the 2nd-seed 23-2 Western Christian. Both


HS Girls State Basketball: WD Bobcats Upset in First Round

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Western Dubuque Bobcats Girls Basketball teams’ remarkable run was ended last night in upset fashion in class 4A quarterfinal play. The top seeded Bobcats were knocked off by the 8th seed Mason City 47-39. The Mohawks defensive effort and ability to score down the stretch carried them to the victory. Marci Wolters, a


HS Basketball: WD Bobcat Girls Prepping for Third Straight Trip to State

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The class 4A top-ranked Western Dubuque Bobcats Girls Basketball team is getting ready to make their third appearance in a row at the girls state basketball tournament in Des Moines. The 24-0 number one seeded Bobcats will tip-off around 6:45pm this evening against 9th-ranked, No. 8th seeded 15-8 Mason City. Bobcat head coach Amy


HS State Basketball: Two Area Boys Teams Advance, Girls Start Tourney Today

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: On Saturday night in class 2A high school boys basketball substate play, history for one area coverage school was made while another program continued their tradition. Anamosa advanced to the first ever state tournament since boys hoops started at the school in 1905. The 5th-ranked Blue Raiders improved to 20-5 and won the 9th


HS Boys Basketball: West Delaware’s Season Ends

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware Hawk Boys Basketball team displayed a valiant effort and gave the class 3A second-ranked Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert a scare early on in their district 6 championship in Epworth last night but fell 56-39. Wahlert overcame the slow start and led by 12 at halftime 31-19. The Hawks


HS Boys Basketball: West Delaware Boys To Face # 2 Dubuque Wahlert

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The postseason picks back up with class 3A and 1A district finals tonight around the state. In class 3A- The 16-6 West Delaware Hawks will face their toughest challenge of the season when they go up against 2nd-ranked 17-5 Dubuque Wahlert for the district 6 championship at Western Dubuque High School. The Hawks are coming off of


HS Basketball: Tuesday Night Recap

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The top-ranked Western Dubuque Bobcats clinched their 3rd trip to state in a row and 5th in school program history with a 55-51 home win last night over 14th-rated Grinnell in Epworth. Eighth-year head coach Amy Ostwinkle knew her team had to be prepared for a very solid Tiger squad who