Author Archives: Jon Swisher

HS Cross Country: Preseason Rankings Released

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The preseason rankings from the Iowa Association of Track Coaches for High School Cross Country feature one area school that has the top spot on both sides. Monticello is ranked number one in both the girls’ and boys’ ratings in class 2A. The Panther girls are defending champions as they rushed to


Baseball: Cascade Graduate Will Make MLB Debut Tonight

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Colin Rea’s dream of playing major league baseball will come true tonight when his San Diego Padres face the Cincinnati Reds at Petco Park in San Diego. The 6-5 220-pound right-handed pitcher was promoted by the Padres Saturday from their Triple-A affiliate El Paso. The call-up for one of the top


Area Golf: Host Team Dyersville Wins EIGA Tourney

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 88th annual Eastern Iowa Golf Association tournament hosted by the Dyersville Country Club this past weekend on Saturday and Sunday was won by the host team. The squad consisted of Mark and Brett Wessels, Tyler Engelken, Tom Martin, Rex Massey, John Cannon, Terry Bockenstedt, Casey Wachendorf, Tom Boge, Larry Olberding, Todd Steffen


HS Baseball: Area Players Recognized With End of Season Honors

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: With the 2015 high school baseball season in the books as of Saturday night, KMCH coverage area players are getting recognized for their great efforts on the field over the past three months. Iowa Newspaper Association All-State Team: CLASS 3A FIRST TEAM- Senior outfielder/third-baseman Brent Lammers of West Delaware CLASS 3A THIRD


HS State Baseball: Cascade Falls Short of Title Game

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: In 2A semifinal play, the top-seeded Cascade Cougars were upset by No. 4 Waterloo Columbus in comeback fashion by the Sailors, 5-3. Tied 3-3, the Columbus Catholic Sailors scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to complete a come-from-behind, 5-3 win over the No. 1 seeded Cascade Cougars


HS State Baseball: Cascade Outlasts The Storms And Mediapolis

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The No. 1 seed Cascade Cougars fended off a five-hour weather delay and the 8th-seeded Mediapolis Bulldogs to win 6-2 in class 2A quarterfinal play inside Principal Park in Des Moines on Monday. With the impending storms moving in with the Cougars at-bat in the bottom of the sixth leading 3-2, the game