The West Delaware girls opened their season alongside their WaMaC rivals, March 16, as the conference gathered to spar on the indoor track at Grinnell College.

It was a madhouse at Wartburg College’s High School Invitational in Waverly, March 12. A glitch caused 72 teams to attend, which in turn cluttered the track and made a mess of heat sheets. Despite the confusion, the Maquoketa Valley track and field teams did their best to continue to sharpen…

March came in like a lion for the West Delaware Hawks boys basketball team as the Clear Lake Lions defeated the Hawks, 61-46, in a Class 3A State Tournament quarterfinal opener at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines March. 5.

Maquoketa Valley’s Sam Wall was recognized by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association’s last week when she was named a first-team all-state selection in Class 2A. The nod came in recognition of Wall’s senior campaign, where she finished fourth among 2A players in both points scored (477) and poin…

With a 3-16 record and a sixth-place finish in the WaMaC East, it would be easy to label the West Delaware girls basketball season as one to forget. Yet those who take a closer look at the season will see one that showed growth and improvement on a team with only one senior.

It could have been dumb luck, fate, or simple geographic location that brought the end of Maquoketa Valley’s girls basketball season. Regardless of how it happened, the pain still lingers for a team that proved themselves unquestioned contenders throughout the course of a 20-3 run that ultim…

Four players from Edgewood-Colesburg and two from Maquoketa Valley were recently named to the West Division Tri-Rivers Conference Boys Basketball Team. Ed-Co’s Parker Rochford and Ethan Streicher both received first-team distinction. MV’s Andrew Holtz and Ed-Co’s Riley Ashline were second-te…

Opening the seasons at the Wartburg Indoor Meet March 5 at Waverly, the Edgewood-Colesburg boys and girls track teams held their own against bigger schools.

Coming off a solid 9-14 campaign in 2018, Edgewood-Colesburg’s girls basketball team had high hopes for this season, with a strong core of returners and some promising newcomers.

West Delaware’s Derek Krogmann was named the Player of the Year in the East Division by the coaches of the WaMaC Conference. Krogmann led the WaMaC East in scoring and rebounding with 21.3 points and 13.98 rebounds per game. Additionally, he and Kyle Kelley were named to the league’s first-t…

The West Delaware girls narrowly missed the chance to become the first team in school history to compete at the Class 2A State Bowling Tournament this winter, but the 2019 WaMaC champions bring back every single member of their varsity lineup for another crack at it in 2020.

Two members of the West Delaware girls bowling squad were named to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association/Iowa High School Bowling Coaches Association’s Class 2A All-District East team. Lorna Niedert earned a spot on the first team, while Hannah Axline earned second-team recognition. The complet…

Two members of the West Delaware girls basketball team were recently honored by the coaches of the WaMaC Conference with inclusion on the WaMaC East Division team. Both Ella Koloc and Allison Collier received WaMaC recognition. The complete East team follows.

After another solid season of Tri-Rivers Conference play, where Maquoketa Valley tied North Linn for the conference title, Scott Moenck, of MV, was named the league’s Coach of the Year, while his star player, Sam Wall, was named Player of the Year.

A pair of West Delaware bowlers were named to the Iowa High School Bowling Coaches Association’s Class 2A All-District East team. Ian Tibbott earned recognition on the first team, while Alex Schnieders was named to the second. The complete East team follows.

It was no three-peat, but a third-place finish at the Class 2A Boys Bowling State Tournament was a great ending to a stellar season for the West Delaware bowlers.

Gavin Soppe wasn’t going to let a separated shoulder or a missing contact lens ruin his night.

West Delaware rolled to a third-place finish at the Class 2A State Bowling Tournament at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo, Feb. 19, capping another outstanding season for coach Bob Morris and the Hawks.

West Delaware solidified its reputation as one of Iowa’s top wrestling programs in 2019, winning the Class 2A Dual and Traditional Tournament championships along with head coach Jeff Voss and his staff earning Class 2A Coaching Staff of the Year recognition.

In their final game of the year in Seedorff Gymnasium, West Delaware rallied from a 21-11 halftime deficit to defeat Center Point-Urbana, 45-44, in a sub-state semifinal game.

Led by Derek Krogmann’s 23 points, the West Delaware boys basketball team opened Class 3A sub-state play with a 62-37 win at home over the West Liberty Comets Feb. 18.

With a state qualifier, most any wrestling team can feel good about its season. That includes the Edgewood-Colesburg Vikings, who watched as senior Spencer Amling competed in Des Moines.

The Maquoketa Valley wrestling team had its ups and downs this season with many of the wrestlers having to battle illnesses or injuries sometime during the season. They were still able to band together and qualify for the Class 1A regional team duals.

Gymnasts from the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics excelled at the USTA Power Tumbling Meet in Oskaloosa Feb. 3. There were 12 teams with approximately 200 athletes competing throughout the meet.

A balanced Easton Valley attack spelled doom for the Edgewood-Colesburg boys basketball team as the squads clashed in the district semifinals at the Joe O’Donnell Sports Center in Clinton, Feb. 19. Easton Valley (20-3) drained nine of 18 three-pointers and had four players finish with over t…

In a game like bowling, the ability to adapt to lane conditions is paramount to finding sustained success. This was especially true for the six teams vying for a trip to state at the Class 2A State-Qualiyfing Meet at Decorah, Feb. 12.

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West Delaware hammered its way to the Class 2A State Dual Tournament championship at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Feb. 13, defeating No. 8 Sergeant Bluff-Luton, No. 5 Crestwood and No. 2 Solon to complete a terrific dual season.

The term “bittersweet” is inseparable from the reality of postseason sports: no matter what, someone has to lose. For Maquoketa Valley, a team that saw its state tournament hopes end at the hands of Cascade, 53-38, Monday, that “sweet” part may take a few days to set in.

Maquoketa Valley’s girls basketball team advanced to the regional final with a 46-38 win over Beckman Feb. 15 in Manchester.

The West Delaware girls put three bowlers in the top-10 to claim the runner-up spot at the Class 2A State-Qualifying Meet at Decorah, Feb. 12, but narrowly missed out on punching a ticket to state in the Hawks’ first season of 2A competition.

The West Delaware girls basketball season came to an end with a 48-32 loss to the Wahlert Catholic Golden Eagles in a Class 4A regional semifinal game at Wahlert Feb. 13.

Edgewood-Colesburg senior Spencer Amling went to the Class 1A State Wrestling Tournament last week with high hopes.

The last time a Maquoketa Valley girls hoops squad lost to an East Buchanan team, the Wildcats’ current senior class was still in kindergarten. The year was 2007, and MV had lost to the Bucs by just three points to open January.

Vikings fans had a lot to love on Valentine’s Day, as senior Ethan Streicher erupted for 28 points and scored his 1,000th career point to lead Edgewood-Colesburg (16-6) to a 68-29 trouncing of Clayton Ridge, at home. The win secured Ed-Co’s spot in the Class 1A District 6 semifinals (Feb. 19…

Central City junior Nick Reid’s 76-point performance against East Buchanan back on Feb. 4 shocked and amazed the Iowa basketball world for a great many reasons. At the top of that list was the fact that his performance represented the highest scoring output by an Iowa prep player in 90 years…