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Former Area Wrestlers To Compete In National Tournaments

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,


HS Girls Basketball; INA All-State Teams Announced

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 2014 Iowa Newspaper Association Girls Basketball All-State Teams were released Tuesday morning. KMCH area athletes are listed in bold. CLASS 5A First Team Pos — Name School Ht. Yr. Front line — Haley Lorenzen Iowa City High 6-3 Sr. Front line — Blaire Thomas Waterloo West 5-11 Sr. Front line — Audrey


HS Wrestling; Western Dubuque Holds End Of Season Annual Awards Banquet

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The Western Dubuque wrestling program held its’ annual end of the season banquet Monday night to highlight the outstanding accomplishments of their wrestlers and to honor the Bobcat Youth Club award winners. Third-year head coach Paul Cleary also recognized the 2014 Dan Gotto Appreciation Award Winner, varsity bus driver Tom Koopman.  Mr. Koopman was incredibly


Former Iowa Hawkeye Football Player Suing University

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of 13 Iowa football players hospitalized after a high-intensity workout in 2011 claims the university’s negligence caused him physical and mental harm. Former Hawkeye William Lowe filed a lawsuit Monday against the university. It says the team’s coaches and trainers failed to properly supervise and monitor him during the


Marble First-Team All-Big Ten

University of Iowa senior guard Roy Devyn Marble has been named first-team All-Big Ten by conference head coaches and media, while junior forward Aaron White earned third team recognition on each of the two squads. The teams were announced by the Big Ten Conference Monday on the BTN’s annual show revealing the all-conference teams and

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HS Girls Basketball; IHS Coaches Resigning From Program

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: According to our coverage partner KCRG, all five high school girls basketball coaches at Independence high school announced their  resignations last Friday. Assistant coach Rob Ratchford said Monday to KCRG that he and the other four coaches made that decision after dealing with a recent  string of unreasonable accusations and criticism from a handful

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