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National Signing Day: Area Athletes Sign To Play At Next Level

National Signing Day: Area Athletes Sign To Play At Next Level

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: It was National Signing Day yesterday for High Schoolers around the country who will play at the collegiate level in their respective sports. West Delaware High School was the site of two signings in the sport of Football. The 6’6 222-pound Greeley native John Nagel is headed to Iowa State University at

HS Wrestling: Independence Heads To LaPorte City For Sectionals

The Independence wrestling team will start its postseason run Saturday as they will wrestle at the sectional tournament at Union LaPorte City. Besides the Mustangs, Union will also host Center Point-Urbana, Denver-Tripoli, GRNT and Vinton-Shellsburg and the tournament features 11 ranked wrestlers and six returning state qualifiers. With all of last years state qualifiers graduating

Local Gymnasts Take Top Honors at Maquoketa Meet

Several local gymnasts recently placed at the USTA Power Tumbling meet in Maquoketa. Over 200 athletes competed on January 22nd, with nearly forty Moser School of Dance Gymnastics gymnasts taking top honors. Receiving first place were: Carter Phillips, Katelyn Mangold, Kayli Tegeler, Myra Clasen, Meliah Eiben, Annie Gulick, Hannabelle Erickson, Amiya Birkel, Paige Kremer, Claire

HS Basketball: Tuesday Night 1-31 Results

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The final night of January brought a couple more answers to the area coverage conference championship landscape. In Cascade last night on the boys side, the Class 2A 7th-ranked Cougars came back and then held on to avoid the upset to Monticello, winning 49-47. It was a back and forth typical Monticello/Cascade rival

HS Wrestling: Area 1A Schools Prepare For Sectionals

The 2017 high school wrestling postseason begins this Saturday and area wrestlers from six  schools will compete in two different sectional tournaments with a chance of placing in the top two of their respective weight classes and advancing to the district tournament the following week. In Cascade the Cougars will host Maquoketa Valley, East Buchanan,

HS Basketball: Tuesday Night 1-31 Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The final Tuesday night with a full area schedule for both girls and boys high school basketball teams takes place tonight. Our featured games come from Cascade as the Cougars host Monticello in a River Valley Conference doubleheader. On the girls side, the Panthers are 12-7 overall and 6-3 on the

HS Boys Basketball: Class 3A And 4A Postseason Groupings Released

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Iowa High School Athletic Association released their substate groups for Class 3A and 4A Boys Basketball on Friday. The Class 3A 2nd-ranked West Delaware Hawks are in substate #5 with Center Point-Urbana, Benton Community, Clear Creek-Amana, Marion, South Tama, Vinton-Shellsburg and Williamsburg. All those teams except CC-A have winning records

HS Wrestling: Conference Tournament Recaps

Area wrestlers competed in conference tournaments on Saturday in their last meets before the sectional and district tournaments. In Williamsburg: Five area teams competed in the 16 team WaMaC conference tournament with Western Dubuque leading the way as they finished in third place and finished with three individual champions. Seniors Bradan Birt and Aaron Costello won

Soccer Camp To Be Held Sunday At Rec. Center

Some West Delaware soccer players will be raising some money for the program Sunday by hosting a soccer camp for 3rd through 6th graders. 3rd and 4th graders will meet from 11:30 until 1 and 5th and sixth graders will meet from 1:30 to 3. There is a 10 dollar fee for the camp, which

HS Basketball: Thursday 1-26 Results And Friday 1-27 Preview

Jon Swisher-Sports Director: In coverage area high school basketball last night: Girls- The Class 2A 4th-ranked North Linn Lynx stayed unbeaten and improved to 19-0 beating Class 3A 9th-ranked Mount Vernon on the road 51-27. Class 2A 15th-rated Maquoketa Valley edged Monticello at Monticello 44-42. Senior Brianna Mensen, who was named KCRG-TV’s Athlete of the Week yesterday,