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HS Cross Country; Season Starts Today for Few Area Teams

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 2014 Cross Contry girls and boys season is scheduled to get underway for four area schools today. West Delaware and Anamosa will travel to Mount Vernon for the Mustang Invitational starting at 5:00pm. Ed-Co hosts Beckman and others at the Woods Edge Golf Course in Edgewood at 4:30pm. The other area

HS Volleyball; Preseason Rankings Announced

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 2014 Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union preseason volleyball rankings were released yesterday afternoon. KMCH listening area county schools listed in bold.  Area teams open up their volleyball season schedule this Thursday or Saturday. Class 1A   School   2013 Record 1 Holy Trinity Catholic   47-5 2 Janesville   38-4 3 Central

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.


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


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


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


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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