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HS Track: Drake Relays High School Schedule Starts Thursday

HS Track: Drake Relays High School Schedule Starts Thursday

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 106th edition of the Drake Relays in Des Moines starts up for high school athletes this morning.  The boys shot put will be held at 3:30 this afternoon with Western Dubuque’s Tyler Johnson qualifying with a throw of 55-9 1/2. Area High Jump participants today include:  Garrett Rieniets and Noah Steiner of

Chapman Helps Wichita State To Another Championship

WICHITA, Kan. – The Wichita State men and North Carolina A&T women were victorious at the 2015 XBowling Intercollegiate Team Championships on Saturday. In the men’s final, Wichita State swept Midland in the best-of-five title match, 3-0, to record the program’s 11th Intercollegiate Team Championships win. On the women’s side, North Carolina A&T bested defending

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Chapman Bowling In Intercollegiate Championships

The Wichita State Men’s Bowling team has made it to the quarterfinals of the intercollegiate team championships.  The Shockers won their first two matches against Clarke and Notre Dame of Ohio and face RMU of Illinois this afternoon.    The Shockers enter the week ranked fifth nationally.  West Delaware graduate AJ Chapman is in his 3rd

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Hogan Resigns as Beckman Wrestling Coach

Beckman Catholic High School’s wrestling coach has resigned. Kevin Hogan has been with the Beckman program since the 2008-2009 season. Hogan says he wants to spend more time with his family, including his four young children. Beckman will now be searching for two head coaches. Boys basketball head coach Dan Correy announced his resignation earlier

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Busy Week Ahead For The Hawks

It will be a busy week ahead for the West Delaware spring sports teams.  The season gets underway today for the girls soccer team as the Hawks travel to Benton Community.  They will also travel to Center Point Urbana on Thursday.  The boys soccer team starts play on Thursday when they host Center Point-Urbana.  The

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HS Boys Basketball: Correy Resigns From Beckman

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Beckman is looking for a new boys’ basketball coach after veteran head varsity coach Dan Correy resigned on Monday according to the Dyersville Commercial. Correy was just the third coach in program history in 49 years since the school opened in 1966, following Dick Mesher and Tom Jenk Jr.  The central

HS Girls Track: West Delaware Hosts Early Bird Meet

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware girls early bird meet was held last night in Manchester. The Hawks placed 3rd with 95 points behind Clayton Ridge who placed 2nd with 100 and Mount Vernon who won the meet scoring 114 pts. The rest of the teams finished in this order: 4th- Central Elkader 63

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Minor League Baseball: Hermsen To Miss 2015 Season

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Former West Delaware standout and Minnesota Twins minor-league pitcher B.J. Hermsen will undergo Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery after injuring his arm in spring training according to Cedar Rapids Gazette Sports staff. The 24-year old Hermsen, was a 2008 6th round pick of the Twins and their minor league pitcher of the

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HS Girls Basketball: Shepherd Retires After 48 Seasons

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: One of the best high school girls’ coaches in the history of Iowa basketball is retiring after 48 seasons according to Cedar Rapids Gazette Sports staff. Fifth-year West Delaware head coach Harold Shepherd has decided the time is now to end his very successful head coaching career. The 73-year old told his

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HS Basketball: West Delaware Holds Annual Banquet On 3-23

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The West Delaware athletics department held its’ annual end of the season awards banquet for the basketball program inside West Delaware high school Monday night. Cheerleading sponsor Rachel Tucker spoke first about her small but dedicated squad. The most valuable award went to senior Maranda Mastin, Keisha Robinson was named most spirited and

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