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Area Schools Hold Football Scrimmages Tonight

Jon Swisher-Sports Director: It’ll be a Friday night filled with scrimmages around the state, with the start of the 2014 high school football season exactly one week away from tonight for all of the KMCH area teams. In Manchester, West Delaware holds their annual Silver Bowl inside Brown Field with the gates opening at 5:15pm.

HS Cross Country; First Rankings Released

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The first Iowa Association of Track Coaches’ rankings have been released. Here is a look at the number one’s and listening area teams’ in the top 15 in each class: Class 4A Boys 1. Cedar Rapids Prairie, 4. Linn-Mar, 8. Dubuque Hempstead, 15. Dubuque Senior. Class 3A Boys 1. Gilbert, 4.

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HS Football; North Linn Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The North Linn Football program hopes to rebound after a 1-8 record a season ago. Eighth-year head coach Jared Collum was very pleased with the off-season commitment by all players in grades 9 through 12: COLLUM1 8-19 Senior lineman Isaac Syverson says the main goal in the off-season was to work on

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HS Football; East Buchanan Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The East Buchanan Football program started a new campaign with preseason practice last week with another change in coaching leadership. Fifteen-year assistant coach Jerry Alden took over the program in the off-season after Cory Quail resigned in early March. Alden is the fourth varsity head coach in 4 years and fifth in six

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HS Football; Preseason Practice Underway

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 2014 high school football season gets underway today for teams around the state with the official start of practice. Three of our eleven area coverage schools have new head coaches to start the new campaign. At Beckman, Jim Derr was promoted to take over the program after being an assistant and head sophomore

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HS Football; West Delaware Preparing For Start Of Practice

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: High School Football teams around the state are getting closer to the start of the 2014 season. This week is filled with youth and grades 7-12 skills camps in anticipation of the first official practice date of next Monday August, 11th. Last week, the West Delaware Football program participated in the annual

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HS Baseball; Beckman Falls In 2A Title Game

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Beckman Blazers baseball season was ended Saturday afternoon inside Principal Park in Des Moines. Beckman’s two-year reign as class 2A state champions was stopped by North Polk with a 2-0 score in the title game. It was the third meeting in a row for the two programs in the 2A final, with the

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HS State Baseball; Beckman Ready for Semifinal Appearance

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 28-13 Beckman Blazer Baseball team returns to action in the 2014 State Tournament tonight with semifinal play inside Principal Park in Des Moines. The 2nd-seeded Blazers meet the number three seed Van Meter who has a mark of 32-2. It’ll be the 14th trip to a semifinal contest for Beckman

Area Girls On All-State Softball List

Girls Softball All-State Teams have been announced: Class 2A 3rd Team All State Kennedy Carithers                    Edgewood-Colesburg              12 Class 3A 2nd Team All State Steph McMillan                                          Independence                                             12 Class  3A  3rd Team  All State Lynsey Dolphin                                          Cascade,                                          10 Carley Vaske                                                Beckman                                                       12 Tawny Menster                                          Anamosa                                                       11 Sonya McCormick                                     Monticello                                                    10 Class 4A 1st Team

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