Class 4A’s sixth-ranked West Delaware Hawks went 4-2 in a hotly contested final week of regular season softball action, splitting series with 3A, No. 13 Mount Vernon, July 1, and with 4A, No. 13 Central DeWitt, July 3. The Hawks outscored Maquoketa, 25-5, across a pair of games July 5 to clo…

Central City ended a 13-game losing streak with a doubleheader sweep of Edgewood-Colesburg at Central City, July 1, winning the opener, 7-1, and the second 6-3. The Wildcats improved to 10-22 while Ed-Co fell to 6-22 heading to the final week of the regular season.

Coming back in the fourth inning to tie, the Edgewood-Colesburg softball team went on to end its regular season with a 6-3 win over Clayton Ridge there July 3.

Blake Becker belted two big home run bombs to lead the Maquoketa Valley baseball team to a 15-1 victory over East Buchanan in game two of its Tri-Rivers Conference doubleheader played in Delhi July 1. It was the Wildcats’ only win of the week as they dropped a doubleheader to Lisbon, another…

Krista Ries, Brooke Elgin and Leah Ries helped lead the Maquoketa Valley softball team to a sweep of East Buchanan as the Wildcats closed out the final week of the regular season to end 16-22.

The West Delaware baseball team struggled last week, going 0-6 in a week that saw the Hawks finish with a pair of non-conference games.

West Delaware (22-8, 16-4 WaMaC) jumped ahead of Sergeant Bluff-Luton (23-3) and Dallas Center-Grimes (17-10) last week to claim the sixth spot in the IGHSAU Class 4A rankings. The news came just a day after the Hawks had swept Benton Community in a road doubleheader, June 26.

It was Jekyll and Hyde night at Community Field when Edgewood-Colesburg and Maquoketa Valley tangled in a Tri-Rivers Conference baseball doubleheader, June 26, in Edgewood.

The Edgewood-Colesburg Vikings continued their dominance of the Maquoketa Valley Wildcats on the softball field this season as they easily swept their Tri-Rivers Conference doubleheader, 8-0 and 17-0, in Colesburg June 26.

Lisbon scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take game one of a doubleheader with Edgewood-Colesburg at Lisbon, June 24. They erased a 6-3 deficit on the way to a 12-6 win in game two, dropping the Vikings to 5-19 on the season while improving its season mark to 12-10.

A trip to Lisbon June 24 ended with a double loss for the Edgewood-Colesburg softball team, 11-3 and 11-0.

The Maquoketa Valley softball team outscored Easton Valley, 25-3, to sweep its Tri-Rivers Conference doubleheader in Delhi June 24 and then went to Monticello where the Wildcats split on June 25.

Being in ballgames hasn’t really been the problem for the Maquoketa Valley baseball team this season, but being able to close them out has been. The Wildcats let a game get away from them and then flipped it around to find a way to pull out a win to earn a split in their Tri-Rivers Conferenc…

Strong winds caused damage in Edgewood June 30. The late afternoon storm downed several trees and damaged roofs in the area.

The West Delaware baseball team went 1-4 last week, managing only 11 hits in five games, including being no-hit to start the week against Beckman Catholic.

The 4A, No. 8 ranked West Delaware squad went 3-1 in a pair of home doubleheaders last week to improve to 20-8 overall through six weeks of summer play. The Hawks split a home matchup with Beckman, June 17, before sweeping Center Point-Urbana with ease two days later.

You can throw out the records when Tri-Rivers Conference rivals Edgewood-Colesburg and Starmont meet on the baseball field.

The Maquoketa Valley softball team started the week off with a win and ended with a win as the Wildcats moved to 11-17 for the season and are now 7-9 in the Tri-Rivers Conference.

The Maquoketa Valley boys’ baseball team salvaged a tough week by holding onto to an 8-2 victory over Marquette Catholic in game two of their doubleheader played in Bellevue June 20 after losing their first three games of the week.

When the Edgewood-Colesburg softball team decided to win their games with East Buchanan June 20, they did so in a big way, outscoring the Bucs 27-3 in two short games for a Tri-Rivers double sweep that pushed their season mark to 19-11.

A split at Independence and an extra-inning win at Lisbon gave the West Delaware baseball team some much needed momentum after dropping its first five games last week.

West Delaware improved to 17-7 after facing a pair of ranked opponents (3A, No. 5 Solon and 4A, No. 2 Independence) and hosted a plethora of solid programs, taking third overall at the Hawks’ own softball tournament, June 14-15.

Four members of the West Delaware girls soccer team were recently honored by the coaches of the WaMaC East with inclusion on the league’s all-conference team. Georgie Hilby was named to the first team, while Alissa Holtz earned second-team distinction. Both Gracie Weeks and Emily Prier recei…

With only 12 players on the roster, playing three Tri-Rivers Conference doubleheaders in four days puts a fair bit of strain on the Edgewood-Colesburg pitching staff. That was the situation last week, as the Vikings hosted Bellevue Marquette, June 10, and Clinton Prince of Peace, June 11, be…

A double bill with Bellevue Marquette and another against Easton Valley gave the Edgewood-Colesburg softball team three wins last week in conference action.

Pitching played a large role in the Maquoketa Valley baseball team going 4-2 this week. Sure, the Wildcats’ offense still had to score more runs than the other team, but with the new pitch count and days of rest restrictions put in place by the Iowa High School Athletic Association, coaching…

Scoring runs has been difficult for the Maquoketa Valley softball team. Over the past week, the Wildcats only managed to score 23 runs in the eight games they played. Over that period, they only won two of those games, one a 2-1 victory over Springville in their first game of the week.

A pairing of the Class 1A boys state champion and the Class 1A girls fifth-place finisher led to a second-place finish for Edgewood-Colesburg siblings Ethan and Maddy Streicher at the 2019 Class 1A Co-Ed State Golf Tournament at American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown, June 4.

After starting the year with four wins, the West Delaware Hawks found themselves losers of four straight after 10-3 and 4-1 loses to Marion at home June 3.

Few teams in the state have a pitching duo as deadly as West Delaware’s Emily Klostermann and Macey Kleitsch. With the latter gone on a school choir trip for the entirety of week three, Klostermann, a senior, stepped up bigtime to strike out 58 in 31 innings of quality work.

Edgewood-Colesburg defeated Clayton Ridge-Central, 8-5, at Community Dreams Field in Edgewood, June 7, earning its first win of the 2019 baseball season and ending a 14-game losing streak going back to last year. With the win, Ed-Co is 1-11 while Clayton Ridge-Central left town at 2-8.

A trip to Alburnett began last week for the Edgewood-Colesburg softball team and both games went into the loss column, 10-9 and 9-6.

The Maquoketa Valley baseball team slugged out 29 hits and scored 27 runs in its doubleheader sweep of Prince of Prince at Delhi June 6 just three days after their offense stalled when they were swept by North Linn in a doubleheader in Delhi June 3.

The Maquoketa Valley softball team struggled last week as the Wildcats went 2-6 ,1-3 in conference doubleheaders and 1-3 in tournament play.

The Maquoketa Valley girls golf team capped off what was undeniably the most successful season in program history with an eighth-place finish in the 2019 Class 1A State Tournament at the American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown, May 28-29.

Edgewood-Colesburg sophomore Maddy Streicher carded a career-best 81 on day two of the Class 1A Girls State Golf Tournament at American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown, May 29, to earn a fifth-place finish.