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HS Track: Drake Relays Preview

HS Track: Drake Relays Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 107th edition of the Drake Relays Track and Field competition meet begins this morning at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. The high school portion consists of 16 boys’ events all but the 200 and 400-meter dashes and 16 girls’ events, everything but the 200, 400 and distance medley relay.  A few area coverage athletes

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HS Sports: Tuesday Recap/Wednesday Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Anamosa’s Lady Raider Track and Field Invitational was held last night with 12 teams participating. Cascade won the meet with 166 1/2 points, Monticello was 2nd with 109, West Delaware 4th with 72, Independence 5th with 69, 7th was Maquoketa Valley with 43, Anamosa 9th with 34 1/2, Starmont 29 in 10th

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HS Sports: Monday Recap/Tuesday Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: On a very nice but windy evening in the area there wasn’t a shortage of activities taking place. In Delhi, the annual Maquoketa Valley Wildcat Boys Track and Field Invitational featuring 15 schools was dominated by Anamosa. The Blue Raiders scored 138 points, 45 more than second-place Solon. Monticello and Cascade

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HS Sports: Weekend Recap/Monday Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The top-ranked and defending class 1A state champion Beckman Blazer Boys Soccer team beat their counterparts with the same status in class 2A, the Cedar Rapids Xavier Saints, on Saturday afternoon in the championship match of the Catholic Schools tournament at the Tuma Soccer Complex near Marion. The Blazers prevailed 3-2 in

HS Track: Western Dubuque Wins Hawks Invite

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: What started out to be a nice night for track ended with rain but it didn’t slow down the Bobcats of Western Dubuque as they outlasted the 12 other teams on their way to a first place finish with 126 points. Cascade was 2nd with 97 1/2. Beckman 4thwith 31, 8th


Frey Named Iowa Conference Athlete Of The week

Former Cascade standout Zach Frey has been honored by the Iowa Conference as an Athlete of the Week for his efforts last week. Frey is a senior mid-distance runner for the Loras Track and Field team, he leads Division 3 with a 800 meter run time of 1:50.89. Frey won first place with that 800

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HS Sports: Monday 4-18 Recap

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The annual Maquoketa Valley Girls Wildcat Track and Field meet was held last night in Delhi on a very comfortable 80-degree night. The fifteen team event featured these team score standings: Cascade 117 Western Dubuque 106 Decorah 90 Monti 65 Central Elkader and North Linn 43  7. Maquoketa Valley  8. West


HS Sports: Boys’ Golf Recap

The West Delaware boys’ golf team swept Mount Vernon on Friday.   The Hawks hosted the meet at Pin Oak, with the varsity winning 150-155. West Delaware’s Trent Shaw was the top medalist with a score of 34 (two under par). West Delaware’s Clayton Larson finished as runner-up, one under par with a 35.