Six dual meets led to six wins for the West Delaware wrestling team last week, with double-dual wins over South Tama and Williamsburg, at Seedorff Gymnasium, Jan. 21, opening the week before the Hawks went 4-0 at the Center Point-Urbana Duals, Jan. 23.

Two more Tri-Rivers Conference wins last week improved Maquoketa Valley’s girls’ basketball record to 16-0 as the Wildcats defeated East Buchanan and North Linn.

It was life on the road for the West Delaware boys’ basketball team last week. The Hawks defeated Waverly-Shell Rock, 55-46, Jan. 21, before suffering a 73-59 loss to Solon, Jan. 22. The Hawks closed out the week with a 73-68 win at Camanche, Jan. 23.

While the West Delaware girls’ basketball team lost a pair of road games last week, the Hawks still showed they can play with the top teams in the WaMaC Conference.

Posting their highest match score of the season, the West Delaware girls’ bowling team won its home triangular, Jan. 22. The Hawks posted a score of 2,799, ahead of Wahlert’s 2,596 and Independence’s 2,373.

As their regular season winds down, the West Delaware boys’ bowling team continues to find ways to win that may make the team tough to beat come tournament time.

Coming into the week Maquoketa Valley’s wrestling team was not even sure that the duals against East Buhananc and Lisbon, Jan. 21, would happen due to injuries/illness within the team. The Wildcats were able to get the dual on Thursday night with a depleted lineup suffering two losses. Come …

Maquoketa Valley’s boys’ basketball team earned a home win against East Buchanan and a road loss to the undefeated North Linn Lynx.

In a home meet with Central City and Starmont Jan. 21, the Edgewood-Colesburg wrestling team split, taking out CC, 42-12, and falling to Starmont, 60-24.


Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds relaxed spectator restrictions for high school sporting events in a Jan. 8 update to her Public Health Proclamation mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Previously, a limit of two spectators per athlete was enforced, with that was updated to include memb…

When the top-ranked wrestling teams in Class 1A and Class 2A meet in a dual, you know it’s going to be a terrific match.

On one side of the floor, you have an undefeated and top-ranked Maquoketa Valley girls’ basketball team. On the other end, you have a 1-13 Edgewood-Colesburg team coming off its first win of the season.

Edgewood-Colesburg opened the game with a 16-0 run and defeated Maquoketa Valley, 65-44, in a Tri-Rivers Conference boys’ basketball contest in Edgewood, Jan. 15.

The West Delaware girls’ basketball team may have lost both its games last week, but the Hawks’ efforts against Marion and Williamsburg show a change that will make the Hawks tough to play against the rest of the season.

Kyle Kelley scored a career-high 33 points and West Delaware opened the third quarter with a 16-0 run as the Hawks ended the week with a 69-59 win over Marion at home, Jan. 15. That came after the Hawks won at Williamsburg, 65-52, Jan. 12.

The West Delaware girls’ bowling team made the most of Senior Night as they defeated Benton Community 2,591-1,729 at Lightning Lanes, Jan. 15.

On a night when the West Delaware boys’ bowling team honored their senior team members, it was only fitting that a senior led the way in the Hawks’ 2,989-2,457 win over Benton Community, Jan. 15, at Lightning Lanes.

Edgewood-Colesburg’s boys’ basketball team had 13 players in uniform at Starmont, Jan. 12, and 11 of those players scored in the Vikings, 73-18, win over the Stars. Ed-Co improved to 9-3 on the season, while Starmont was limited to less than 20 points offensively for the fourth time this yea…

There were signs after the holiday break that Edgewood-Colesburg’s girls’ basketball team was ready to break into the win column, and that was exactly what happened when the Vikings defeated Starmont 62-29, at Arlington, Jan. 12.

Edgewood-Colesburg’s wrestlers competed in five dual matches last week, winning one.

Maquoketa Valley’s girls’ basketball team went 3-0 last past week and is now the only remaining undefeated team in Class 2A at 14-0. In the process, the Wildcats helped head coach Scot Moenck reach the 300-win milestone.

Maquoketa Valley’s boys’ basketball team had a busy week, with four games in five days against three of the top teams in the state. In those four games they beat Alburnett, 61-52, at home, Jan. 11, traveled to Springville, Jan. 12 to take on the 12-1 Orioles losing, 60-35. On Jan. 14, the Wi…

On Jan. 14 Maquoketa Valley’s wrestling team traveled to Midland for a double dual. The Wildcats defeated Central City, 30-9, but lost to Midland, 54-18.

West Delaware won the 17-team Jerry Eckenrod Invitational at Benton Community, Jan. 9, in a tournament that featured eight ranked teams and over 100 ranked individual wrestlers.

A dominant defensive effort gave the West Delaware Hawks a 56-39 road win over the Independence Mustangs, Jan. 7. That win came after the Hawks lost to Solon, 62-31, at Seedorf Gymnasium, Jan. 5. The Hawks closed out the week with a 45-33 loss at Maquoketa, Jan. 8.

Led by Carson Schnieders’ 444 series, the West Delaware boys’ bowling team defeated Independence 2,900–2,708 at Lightning Lanes, Jan. 8.

The West Delaware girls bowling team defeated a very good Independence squad 2,617-2,506 at Lightning Lanes, Jan. 8.

A 78-69 win at Maquoketa snapped a four-game losing streak by the West Delaware boys’ basketball team, Jan. 8, giving the team their first win in 2021. Earlier in the week the Hawks lost a 54-52 game at home to Solon. They closed out the week losing at Wahlert, 64-60.

Edgewood-Colesburg’s varsity girls’ basketball team lost a pair of close contests coming out of the Christmas break, before dropping road contests at Alburnett and North Linn later in the week to fall to 0-12, but there are positive signs that point to the Vikings breaking into the win column.

Edgewood-Colesburg’s boys’ basketball team picked up a pair of home-court victories over winless opponents to start the new year before squaring off with one of the Tri-Rivers Conference heavyweights, at Alburnett, Jan. 8.

Opening the second half of the season at Alburnett, the Edgewood-Colesburg wrestling team fell in a quad meet against Highland, Riverside, Maquoketa Valley and Alburnett, Jan. 7.

Maquoketa Valley fell at home to Independence, Jan. 7, 55-48, but rebounded with a road win over Starmont, 54-17. The Wildcats’ game with Alburnett was postponed until Jan. 11.

Maquoketa Valley’s girls’ basketball team is in a tough stretch right now with seven games in the next 13 days. Last week, the Wildcats added three more wins to improve to 11-0. They opened on Jan. 5 with a 51-38 win against Alburnett at home and followed it up with a 43-26 win against Mount…

Maquoketa Valley’s wrestling team traveled to Alburnett for a quad, Jan. 7. The Wildcats went 1-2 beating Edgewood-Colesburg, 36-24, but fell to Highland, Riverside, 35-30, and Alburnett, 54-15.

Maquoketa Valley freshman Haley Ronnebaum came up big in the Wildcats’, 52-34, win against second-ranked, and reigning Class 2A state champs North Linn, Jan. 2 at home. The game between the Tri-Rivers West conference leaders snapped North Linn’s 12-game win streak.

A tough first quarter proved too much for the West Delaware boys’ basketball team to overcome as they lost a non-conference contest to the Western Dubuque Bobcats, 76-48, at Epworth, Jan. 2.

The West Delaware boys’ bowling team finished fifth in the Louisa-Muscatine Tournament Jan. 2, placing three bowlers in the top 20 for individual performances.

Poor fourth-quarter defense and 22 turnovers added to a 47-38 defeat for the West Delaware boys’ basketball team at Mount Vernon, Dec. 22.