By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
Round one of the high school football playoffs took place Friday night with 2 of our 3 KMCH coverage area teams earning victories. The West Delaware Hawks came back at Brown Field to upset 8th-ranked Waverly-Shell Rock 20-13 as they trailed by 6 with 6 minutes remaining in the game. Hawks head coach Doug Winkowitsch talks about how proud he was of everyone involved of staying positive and believing they could comeback after falling behind early in the game:
For the Hawks it was program playoff win number 29 since 1986 and they advance to second round play next Friday night traveling to Solon to face the 3rd-rated Spartans.
Tenth-ranked East Buchanan found themselves in a tight game for three quarters until No. 7 St. Ansgar pulled away in the fourth quarter winning 33-17. The Bucs finished their campaign at 8-2.
The Class 2A 2nd-ranked Cascade Cougars stayed the only undefeated team in their class with a 49-21 victory over West Liberty in a dominating run game performance as they tallied 7 rushing touchdowns. The Cougars improved their playoff record to 5-10 since 1986 and will now host # 9 Union this week.
The 2017 High School Cross Country State Meet was held Saturday at the Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge.
Was won by Dubuque Wahlert with 72 points. Anamosa’s team took 9th place with 207 points.
Won by Mid-Prairie with 65 points edging out Monticello who scored 72. Cascade came in 5th with 165.
The champ was George-Little Rock with 79 points. Monticello finished 13th with 251.
North Linn sophomore Hannah Bridgewater ran a 21:09 good for 44th place.
Starmont senior Bianca Malone placed 33rd with a time of 20:50.
Nodaway Valley claimed first with 56 points, Starmont was 6th with 184.
Beckman Class 3A regional final volleyball tonight from KMCH Sports as the 9th-rated Blazers head to Anamosa to take on No. 7 Davenport Assumption. It’s a rematch from last year when Assumption nipped the Blazers 3-2. All the coverage live on KMCH and KMCH.com with Sports Director Jon Swisher and Joan Salow.