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Independence Head Coach Officially Resigns

Independence Head Coach Officially Resigns

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) – The head girls basketball coach at Independence High School has carried through with his intention to quit. Rod Conrad and assistant coach Rob Ratchford had complained of threats and criticism from parents and others. The school board accepted Ratchford’s resignation on Monday. Conrad had said in a statement released March 12


Broghammer Named NSIC Wrestler of the Year

From Upper Iowa Sports Information: Former West Delaware Hawk standout Carl Broghammer has been named the Wrestler of the Year in the Northern Sun Conference after completing his final season with the Peacock wrestling program. Carl Broghammer capped off one of the most successful wrestling careers in Peacock wrestling history this season with 42 wins

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Independence Board Accepts Assistant Coach’s Resignation

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) – The Independence school board has accepted the resignation of a basketball coach who’d complained of threats and criticism. The board didn’t discuss or directly comment at Monday’s meeting on the decision by assistant girls basketball coach Rob Ratchford. He and head girls coach Rod Conrad had announced earlier this month that


West Delaware Holds Annual Wrestling Awards Banquet

The West Delaware wrestling and cheerleading teams were awarded Monday night at the annual awards banquet held inside the Hanson Auditorium. Both the wrestlers and cheerleaders received awards from the Iowa High School Athletic Association. The wrestlers received the “Excellence in Academic Achievement” Award for teams with a combined GPA of 3.0-3.24 with the team


HS Boys Basketball; WaMaC All-Conference Teams

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: As another high school basketball season wrapped up with the boys state tournament in Des Moines Saturday night, accolades continue to be released from area conferences. The WaMaC 2013-2014 All-Conference teams are listed below with KMCH area players/coaches in bold. Northeast division-       1st Team Name                                     Grade                         School *Nolan Baumhover              11                    Western Dubuque

Men’s College Basketball; Hawks and Cyclones in Tourney

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones are both a part of this years NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Hawks,  have received an at-large berth with a 20-12 record, and will have to play an extra game to get in the field of 64. Iowa will meet 21-12 Tennessee  in a first round game


Former Area Wrestlers To Compete In National Tournaments

Three former area wrestling standouts will begin their quests to become national wrestling champions Friday as the NCAA Division 2 and Division 3 championships get underway. Carl Broghammer a 2009 state champion for West Delaware will wrestle in the Division 2 championships in Cleveland, Ohio. Broghammer a red-shirt senior and two time All American recently

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Independence Coach Reconsidering Resignation

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) – An Independence girls’ basketball coach who complained of threats by parents is reconsidering his decision to resign. The Independence Community School District says in a statement released Wednesday that head varsity coach Rod Conrad is considering remaining in the position after meeting with district administrators. Conrad and assistant coach Rob Ratchford


Semi-Finals Slated For Thursday At Boys State BB Tourney

Wednesday at the boys state basketball tournament: Quarterfinal Round – BETTENDORF 64, URBANDALE 33 Quarterfinal Round – IOWA CITY, WEST 69, SOUTHEAST POLK 51 Quarterfinal Round – VALLEY, WEST DES MOINES 42, DUBUQUE, SENIOR 41 Quarterfinal Round – SIOUX CITY, NORTH 75, CEDAR RAPIDS, KENNEDY 65 Today: CLASS 1A – Semifinal Round – WEST LYON,

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