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HS Basketball; Area Players Compete in Postseason Games

HS Basketball; Area Players Compete in Postseason Games

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The WaMaC conference senior shootout was held this past weekend on Saturday night in Van Horne at Benton Community high school. Teams were formed by using the old East and West divison format. In the girls game, the East side won 64-53. West Delaware’s Reann McCarty and Bethany Hahn competed for


Two West Delaware Wrestlers Competing in All-Star Meet

A couple of West Delaware wrestlers will be competing in the 36th Annual Senior North/South All-Star meet at Charles City High School this Saturday night. Jake Voss and Patrick Woods will be among several of the top senior wrestlers across the state participating in the all-star competition. Voss will take on Spencer Derfield of Waverly-Shell

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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


West Delaware Holds Annual Basketball/Cheerleading Awards Banquet

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware Athletics Department under the direction of Activities Director Mike Morrison hosted their annual Boys and Girls Basketball and Cheerleading end of the season awards banquet last night at the Middle School in Manchester. The varsity boys season was the first for WD 2000 graduate Matt Uthoff, who guided his squad to

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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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