HS Wrestling: West Delaware Defeats Maquoketa, Marion

The West Delaware wrestling team began the 2019 with the same momentum they ended 2018 with as they swept a pair of WaMaC conference duals in Maquoketa against Marion 79-0 and Maquoketa 75-6. Against Marion the Hawks had seven falls in their 14 wins and even more impressive they didn’t give up a single take-down while picking up 14 of their own. Head coach Jeff Voss says being more aggressive on their feet is one of the things they worked on over the holiday break and he was very happy to see that transfer to competition:

In the dual against Maquoketa the Hawks totaled nine falls and won 13 of the 14 matches on their way to the win and Voss says Thursday night’s duals were a good way to get ready for this weekend’s very tough Benton Community Invitational:

Varsity competition from Benton Community gets underway at around 10:00 am tomorrow morning and we will have hold-by-hold coverage of the first and second rounds on KMCH.com with the semifinals and finals live on Mix 94.7 with Roger Reed and Jamie Vaske as they will be covering wrestlers from West Delaware, Independence, and North Linn.

Other Thursday Scores:

Solon 53 Beckman 25

Beckman 42 Cascade 39

Solon 72 Cascade 6

Independence 54 Vinton-Shellsburg 27

Williamsburg 43 Independence 16

East Buchanan 42 Starmont 18

Midland 45 Starmont 24

East Buchanan 42 Midland 23

Ed-Co 48 Central Elkader 18

Alburnett 48 Ed-Co 36

Maquoketa Valley 54 Central Elkader 6

Maquoketa Valley 37 Ed-Co 36

Alburnett 54 Maquoketa Valley 18

North Linn 42 Bellevue 30

North Linn 48 Central City 18

Lisbon 59 North Linn 3

Western Dubuque 43 Hemsptead 23