By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
The Western Dubuque Bobcats had their season come to a close at 34-10 with a 7-3 loss to Urbandale on Friday night. The Bobcats finished as the 2nd winningest team in program history behind the 35-win squad from 2012, the last team to make it to state. Five seniors, Ryan Gasper, Ben Geselbrecht, Kyle Cleary, Dylan Nemmers and Ben Pline, played for the final time in a Bobcat uniform. Urbandale went on to win the Class 4A title 3-0 over Cedar Rapids Washington on Saturday night. Mason City Newman beat Lisbon 9-5 in 1A, Centerville held off Iowa City Regina in 2A 4-3 and Davenport Assumption 10-runned Harlan 11-1 in the 3A championship game.