By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
In High School area coverage play last night:
Western Dubuque 3 Vinton-Shellsburg 1
Monticello 3 Durant-Bennett 0
Starmont upset Class 2A 14th-rated Jesup, 3-1
West Liberty 3 Cascade 0
The latest rankings were released yesterday afternoon by the Girls Union.
Janesville still # 1, Starmont remains 4th, Ed-Co spends another week at number 15.
No. 1 again is Dike-New Hartford.
Carroll Kuemper is 1st, #7 is Beckman, West Delaware and Monticello both dropped out.
Cedar Rapids Xavier remains top-rated, Independence is #8. Western Dubuque fell out.
The 6-8 West Delaware Hawks return to Saturday tournament play tomorrow at the annual Aplington-Parkersburg Invitational. Hawks head coach Brett Mather talks about the always high competition it provides:
The tourney begins at 9am for the Hawks with Wapsie Valley then they will face A-P, Grundy Center, Denver, Nashua Plainfield and Tripoli.