West Delaware’s 4x800-meter relay team was seeded 21st out of 24 teams heading into the IHSAA Class 3A State Finals in Des Moines, May 16. After the race was run, the Hawks had improved to 13th overall after placing third in their section with a time of 8:20.65.

Weather conditions and the related schedule alterations that can follow are often the bane of the track and field runner trying to juggle multiple events. As a senior sprinter and multi-sport athlete, Maquoketa Valley’s Sam Wall has learned how to keep her cool when things start to deviate f…

If there was a specific takeaway from the Maquoketa Valley boys latest trip to the Class 1A State Track and Field Meet in Des Moines, May 16-18, it was probably the collective performance of the five competing relay configurations that takes the cake.

West Delaware is still looking for its first girls soccer win of the season after dropping a tough 2-1 match at Monticello, May 13.

West Delaware played its best match of the season, but fell just short of winning for the first time this spring, dropping a 3-1 decision at Monticello, May 13. A night later, WaMaC power Beckman was too much for the Hawks, as the Blazers took a 10-0 win to end West Delaware’s regular season…

West Delaware’s Brandon Larsen is set to make his return to the Class 3A State Golf Tournament after the junior punched his ticket with a third-place finish at the Class 3A District at Pin Oak, May 17.

The West Delaware girls team closed its 2019 season at Waverly Municipal Golf Course, May 20, in the IGHSAU Class 3A Region 4 Tournament. The Hawks shot a team total of 403 for seventh overall in the 12-team field, falling short of the top two spots required to qualify for state.

Edgewood-Colesburg senior Ethan Streicher will make his fourth appearance at the Class 1A State Golf Tournament, May 23-24, after finishing second in district competition at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls, May 17.

A pair of medals and two other season-best performances highlighted the Edgewood-Colesburg girls track team’s three days at the Iowa Co-Ed State Track Meet in Des Moines.

Edgewood-Colesburg, looking for a return trip to the Class 1A Girls State Golf Tournament, passed its first postseason test with a second-place finish in Regional 5C play at Silver Springs Golf Club in Ossian, May 13.

Edgewood-Colesburg sophomore golfer Maddy Streicher has had quite a 2019 season, with an April hole-in-one, a Tri-Rivers Conference individual championship, a regional first-round title and now a third-place Region 5 final performance to qualify for the IGHSAU Class 1A State Tournament next week.

Maquoketa Valley was poised and effective when the time came to compete in the Wapsi Oaks 1A Regional on May 13. It ended up being a perfect day on the links for the Wildcats, who claimed the team title over runner-up Durant by just three strokes to secure their spot in the regional final.

Maquoketa Valley’s Isaac Zirtzman has looked like a state-qualifying golfer every time he’s hit the links this season. When he finally got the chance to earn that title in the Class 1A District Tournament at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course, May 15, the Wildcat sophomore had no trouble proving tha…

The Maquoketa Valley girls golf team has come a long way since the Wildcats fell short of qualifying for last year’s state meet by just four strokes.

For many of the key players on Maquoketa Valley’s boys track and field program, the Wildcats’ fantastic track season is set to continue at the Class 1A State Track and Field Meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines May 16-18.

Maquoketa Valley’s girls track and field team will send a pair of returning individual qualifiers to the Class 1A State Meet in Des Moines May 16-18, with senior Sam Wall taking up arms in the 100 and 200-meter dash events, and junior Lydia Helle returning for the shot put. The sprint medley…

Makayla Gasper is one of just five freshmen set to join the 24-person field of the Class 3A 400-meter dash at Drake Stadium, May 16. She also happens to be the lone Hawk representative for the girls, period.

The West Delaware boys golf team put its best foot forward in last week’s Super WaMaC Meet, winning the 14-team affair with 306, over Marion (311) and DeWitt (316). They also claimed the first two individual places with Brandon Larsen shooting 70 for first and Gavin Soppe’s 73 holding up for…

Edgewood-Colesburg ran away from the field to win the team title at the Class 1A Sectional Golf Tournament hosted by Clayton Ridge at the Guttenberg Country Club, May 10. As a result, the Vikings advance to district play at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls, May 17.

West Delaware’s girls golf squad took on two meets last week in the WaMaC at Gardner Golf Course, May 6 and at the Cedar Rapids Prairie Invitational, May 9.

The Edgewood-Colesburg boys track team qualified four events for the Class 1A State Meet in Des Moines, despite not winning any events at the Class 1A State-Qualifying Meet at Edgewood May 10.

The Edgewood-Colesburg girls track team will be well represented in Des Moines at the Class 1A State Track Meet. The Vikings qualified six events at the Class 1A State-Qualifying Meet hosted by Edgewood-Colesburg May 10.

West Delaware will send four runners to Des Moines this week to compete in the 4x800-meter relay at the Class 3A State Track and Field Meet at Drake Stadium, May 16.

A pair of solid WaMaC Conference West Division boys soccer teams grabbed shutout wins over West Delaware last week, dropping the Hawks to 0-13 heading to the final week of the regular season. Benton Community took a 6-0 decision in Manchester, May 7, before Highway 20 rival Independence won …

West Delaware lost a pair of WaMac Conference girls soccer games on the road last week, dropping a close 1-0 decision to Benton Community, May 7, and a 10-0 match at Independence, May 10.

A last minute addition to the schedule sent the Maquoketa Valley girls track team down the road to Cascade May 6. It was intended as a tune-up, head coach Creig Dunlap said. The result was quite the dress rehearsal — one that included a fair shake of personal bests across the board.

Area athletes from the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics recently competed and placed well in the USTA Power Tumbling meet held in Marshalltown April 7. There were 23 clubs entered with around 500 athletes competing throughout the day.

Maquoketa Valley head golf coach Tim Andrews knew Isaac Zirtzman was going to be special when he transferred from West Delaware to Wildcat territory heading into this year. Now, the Wildcat sophomore is the reigning Tri-Rivers Conference champion and is staring down the possibility of winnin…

The Tri-Rivers Conference Tournament offered a chance for Maquoketa Valley’s girls program to prove just how much it has matured in just one year.

Edgewood-Colesburg sophomore Maddy Streicher won a playoff with Alburnett’s Gabby Weyland to earn medalist honors at the 2019 Tri-Rivers Conference West Division golf tournament at Meadowview Country Club in Central City, May 6.

The WaMaC East Divisional was forced to go into sudden death to determine who would win the individual crown at Lake MacBride Golf Course, April 29. It took three holes for the candidates, Central DeWitt’s Dylan McAleer and the Hawks’ very own Brandon Larsen, to finally settle the score.

West Delaware’s girls golf team had just one focus last week as the Hawks competed at the WaMaC East Divisional in Dyersville, April 29. When all was said and done, the Hawks kept at it in the cloudy weather and shot well enough for fourth in the team standings at Dyersville Golf and Country Club.

The West Delaware boys track and field team finished second-to-last in the ever competitive WaMaC field at the conference meet in DeWitt May 3. Ten points was enough to earn West Delaware the win over Independence (three) as the Hawks gathered points in the 800-meter run, discus throw and tw…

There’s an old saying, “experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.” This could certainly be applied to the Hawks of West Delaware at this year’s WaMaC Super Meet. Five points and last place isn’t anywhere near where anybody wants to be, but, with all but one of their scorer…