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HS Football; Preseason Practice Underway

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

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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

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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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HS State Baseball; Beckman Ready for Semifinal Appearance

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 28-13 Beckman Blazer Baseball team returns to action in the 2014 State Tournament tonight with semifinal play inside Principal Park in Des Moines. The 2nd-seeded Blazers meet the number three seed Van Meter who has a mark of 32-2. It’ll be the 14th trip to a semifinal contest for Beckman

Area Girls On All-State Softball List

Girls Softball All-State Teams have been announced: Class 2A 3rd Team All State Kennedy Carithers                    Edgewood-Colesburg              12 Class 3A 2nd Team All State Steph McMillan                                          Independence                                             12 Class  3A  3rd Team  All State Lynsey Dolphin                                          Cascade,                                          10 Carley Vaske                                                Beckman                                                       12 Tawny Menster                                          Anamosa                                                       11 Sonya McCormick                                     Monticello                                                    10 Class 4A 1st Team

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HS Baseball; Beckman Wins First Round State Game

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The second-seeded Beckman baseball team improved to 28-13 with a 6-3 win over Hinton in their class 2A quarterfinal last night inside Principal Park in Des Moines. Behind a four-run second inning, the Blazers began defense of its Class 2A title at the 2014 state tournament. Down 1-0, Beckman collected five hits

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HS Baseball; Beckman Set To Open State Play

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The two-time defending third-ranked Beckman Baseball team, who has appeared  in 11 title games winning five and has six          second-place finishes, leads the class 2A field which opens up play this afternoon at Principal Park in Des Moines. North Polk is the        top-rated squad and has been the runner-up to Beckman each of the

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Shrine Bowl To Feature Area Football Players

Several area football players will compete in the 42nd annual Iowa Shrine Bowl this weekend in Cedar Falls. Brennan Koerperich of Western Dubuque, Mitch Steger from Beckman, Paul Olinger of Ed-Co, and Kris Ihde from Clayton Ridge will be teammates on the North squad.  The game will played Saturday at 4PM at the UNI-Dome. To

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HS Football; Hammann Stepping Down As Beckman Head Coach

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: According to the Dubuque Telegraph Herald Sports Department,  Beckman head football coach Gregg Hammann announced Wednesday night he is stepping down to spend more time with his family and be able to watch all three sons play college and high school football. Hammann, the Bellevue native who played wide receiver at the University of

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