Author Archives: Jon Swisher

HS Baseball: Latest Rankings

The weekly Radio Iowa/IHSBCA rankings have been released. Listening area county teams and their previous ranking listed below in bold. Class 4A 1. Johnston, LW #1 2. Waukee, LW #2 3. SE Polk, LW #3 4. Cedar Rapids Jefferson, LW #6 5. Dowling Catholic, LW #5 6. Sioux City East, LW (X) 7. Linn-Mar, LW #9

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HS Football: Playoff System Changes Coming Again in 2016

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control has voted to adopt a nine game regular season schedule and 16-team qualifier field for all football classes in the playoffs starting in 2016. The change means a reduction from 32 teams who currently qualify for the postseason in each class.  The

HS Baseball: Ed-Co Off to Solid Start

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Ed-Co Viking Baseball team is off to the best start to a season in program history since the 2010 squad started 9-2. This years’ Vikings are 10-2 after the sweep over Maquoketa Valley Wednesday night at home. A special road game and bus trip have been planned this weekend for the team,

Manchester Golfers Compete In Junior Qualifier

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Clayton Larson and Harrison Guetzko of Manchester both advanced through the PGA Junior Qualifier at Timberline Golf Course in Peosta on Wednesday.  Guetzko won the event, out of nineteen total golfers, by two strokes shooting an even par 72. Larson finished fifth at five over with a 77.  The 40th PGA Junior Championship will

HS Soccer: WaMaC All-Conference Teams Announced

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: WaMaC all-conference soccer teams have been released. Here is a look at both boys and girls team with KMCH coverage athletes listed in bold: WaMaC East Division All Conference Boys Soccer 2015 First Team Jacob Grover                         Dyersville Beckman                Jay Wessels             Dyersville Beckman Trent Westhoff             Dyersville Beckman

HS Baseball/Softball: Wed. 6-10 Results

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: In area baseball coverage heard from KMCH Sports last night, the Ed-Co Vikings earned the non-conference doubleheader sweep over Maquoketa Valley in Edgewood. In game one, the Vikings dominated winning 10-0 in 6 innings. It was the first victory over MV for Ed-Co since June 28th, 2012. The nightcap, after an early

HS Baseball/Softball: Results From Tues. 6-9

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: In area softball from last night: Solon 13, Beckman 1 Solon 9, Beckman 0 Tonight in softball the 6-7 West Delaware Hawks travel to take on WaMaC West opponent South Tama who has a record of 1-8. The varsity doubleheader will start at 6pm in Tama. In area baseball last night:

HS Baseball/Softball: Mon. 6-8 Results

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: In high school baseball last night, the West Delaware Hawks used a six run fourth inning to propel themselves to a 13-3 five inning win in game one last night at Exide Field in Manchester. Junior Max Ridenour was steady despite allowing 8 free passes, he two-hit the Blue Raiders to

HS Softball/Baseball: Weekend Recap

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware Hawks finished the North Fayette Valley Invite on Saturday afternoon with a two-day record of 2-2. The Hawks fell to Waverly-Shell Rock 7-1 then beat Lansing Kee 6-1. West Delaware Softball returns to action tonight at home in WaMaC conference East division play hosting Anamosa. The Lady Raiders enter

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HS Boys Soccer: Beckman Wins First State Title

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Beckman Blazers boys’ soccer program earned their first state title in school history on Saturday afternoon at the Cownie Soccer complex in Des Moines. The Blazers captured the class 1A crown in dramatic fashion as senior Billy Hoffman knocked in a corner kick in the second overtime for a 1-0 victory over

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