By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
The West Delaware Hawks Bowling teams are getting ready to host their class 1A State Qualifier this afternoon at Lightning Lanes in Manchester. Besides West Delaware, five boys and five girls teams from Western Dubuque, Independence, Dubuque Wahlert, Oelwein and Vinton-Shellsburg will compete with the top teams and individuals advancing to the State meet next Monday Feb. 24th in Des Moines. The Hawk girls are 7-2 and look to get back to the state tournament for the 3rd time in 5 years, head coach Ken Boesenberg expects another competitive meet with great play especially from their highway 20 East rival Western Dubuque:
The West Delaware boys are 6-3 and head coach John Chapman is confident his group can get the job done of advancing on but knows it will be tough and like usual expects the Bobcats to be their toughest opponent:
All the bowling action will begin at 1pm this afternoon.