A 62-60 road win at Solon to start the week was the only win for the West Delaware boys basketball team in a week that saw the team show signs of an improved defensive intensity the Hawks have been known for in past years.

West Delaware continued its stampede through the WaMaC Conference at Central DeWitt, Jan. 16, pounding Center Point-Urbana, 72-9, and bettering that with a 73-9 win over the host Sabers.

The West Delaware girls’ basketball team lost all three games last week, including a 46-42 loss to Solon, Jan. 13, that the Hawks led late into the fourth quarter.

A double dual against East Buchanan and North Linn, Jan. 16, resulted in two losses for the Edgewood-Colesburg wrestlers.

Edgewood-Colesburg’s girls’ basketball team broke a nine-game losing streak — winning for the first time in 44 days — with a tight 55-53 win over Central City, in Edgewood, Jan. 16.

Edgewood-Colesburg picked up a big Tri-Rivers Conference boys’ basketball win, Jan. 14, holding on for a 63-58 victory over 2019 Class 1A State runner-up Alburnett, at home.

Maquoketa Valley’s boys’ basketball team earned a come-from-behind win over Starmont, 48-45, but fell to Alburnett, 61-50, Jan. 16.

Maquoketa Valley’s girls’ basketball team defeated Starmont, 64-29, Jan. 14, and Alburnett, 31-27, Jan. 16.

Maquoketa Valley had a rough night in Tri-Rivers Conference double dual action. The Wildcats fell to both Central City, 24-18, and Midland, 54-18, at Central City, Jan. 16.

Jeff Voss insists the best is yet to come for his West Delaware wrestling team. If that’s the case, this year’s Hawks are on target to make another big run at tournament time in a few weeks.

What began as a back-and-forth battle turned into a rout as the Marion Indians handed the West Delaware Hawks a 57-41 road loss, Jan. 7.

A cold first quarter put the West Delaware girls’ basketball team in a 17-3 deficit it couldn’t climb out of as the Hawks lost to the Marion Indians, 51-17, Jan. 7, at Seedorff Gymnasium.

A regular-season double dual at Colesburg, Jan. 9, saw the Edgewood-Colesburg wrestlers split, topping Maquoketa Valley, 39-21, and falling to Alburnett, 45-29.

Austin Miller and Gunner Vanourney scored 19 points apiece as 2019 Class 2A State Champion North Linn raced to an easy 83-32 win over Edgewood-Colesburg, in Edgewood, Jan. 7. With the win, the Lynx are 8-0 on the year, while Ed-Co fell to 7-3.

Class 2A’s third-ranked North Linn girls’ basketball team improved to 9-1 on the season with a 74-23 win over Edgewood-Colesburg, in Edgewood, Jan. 7, dropping the Vikings to 2-9.

Maquoketa Valley’s wrestling team traveled to Edgewood-Colesburg, Jan. 9, and won nine out of their 12 matches in a double dual despite losing to Alburnett, 48-26, and Ed-Co, 39-21.

Maquoketa Valley’s girls’ basketball team was hungry and determined to get back to winning, Jan. 7, and earned a win against a 5-3 Central City squad.

In an epic comeback, the Maquoketa Valley boys’ basketball team defeated the Central City Wildcats, 46-44, Jan. 7.

The West Delaware girls basketball team knew they had their hands full playing a Maquoketa Cardinals team that starts four seniors. A five-minute scoring drought to start the game made things worse.

A defensive adjustment turned a halftime deficit into a win as the West Delaware boys basketball team defeated Maquoketa 48–42 on the road Jan. 3.

When West Delaware’s Jadyn Peyton took the mat for his third go-round of the season with Decorah’s Jackson Rolfs, Jan. 3, the Hawks had already won 11-of-11 matches and led 57-0.

Vinton-Shellsburg traveled to Manchester Jan. 3 for a match up on the lanes with the Hawks’ girls’ bowling team. This was West Delaware’s first meet since the Christmas break, and they shot above their average to defeat the Vikings 2,552-2,468.

West Delaware boys bowling team had its hands full Jan. 3 when the Hawks welcomed the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings to Lightning Lanes. The Vikings brought in a 2,968 match average while the Hawks sat at 2,808. Vinton-Shellsburg was too much for WD as they were defeated 2,950-2,765.

Maquoketa Valley’s wrestling team got back in action Jan. 3 when the Wildcats hosted Anamosa, Center Point-Urbana and Wahlert for a quad meet. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, they were not able to secure a team win.

A pair of ranked North Linn basketball teams gave Maquoketa Valley a rough start to the new year as the Lynx won both ends of the doubleheader played in Troy Mills, Jan. 3.

Edgewood-Colesburg improved to 7-2 on the season with a pair of road wins to start the new decade, dominating the final three quarters to grab a 72-31 win over Central Elkader, Jan. 2, before hanging on for a 54-52 win over a scrappy East Buchanan five, Jan. 3.

The schedule has been anything but kind to the Edgewood-Colesburg girls’ basketball team this season.

West Delaware earned a third-place finish at the 32-team Battle of Waterloo at Young Arena, taking first-place in the Mashek-Fox Bracket, Dec. 20, to move to the four-team championship pool, Dec. 21.

In a close match-up of heart and determination, the undefeated Maquoketa Valley Wildcats faced a 6-1 East Buchanan, at home, Dec. 20, and came away with a 39-35 win.

Christmas came early for the West Delaware girls’ basketball team as the Hawks earned their first win of the season with a 57-40 win at South Tama, Dec. 20.

A couple of adjustments that gave the West Delaware boys’ basketball team a different look also gave them a win when the Hawks defeated South Tama, 67-34, at Seedorff Gymnasium, Dec. 20.

Following the West Delaware girls’ bowling team’s win at the Cedar Rapids Prairie Baker Challenge Dec. 14, the Hawks hosted the Decorah Vikings Dec. 20. The Hawks once again came out on top as they defeated Decorah, 2,631-2,220.

Decorah traveled to Manchester, Dec. 20, for a bowling meet against the West Delaware Hawks. The Hawk boys’ bowling team shot above its average and came out victorious, defeating the Vikings 2,858-2,755.

Maquoketa Valley boys’ basketball team earned its third win of the season with a 51-41 victory over East Buchanan, Dec. 20, at home.

Maquoketa Valley’s wrestling team earned an 11th-place finish in the North Linn Lynx Invitational, Dec. 21, in Troy Mills.

At the Clayton Ridge Duals, Dec. 20, Edgewood-Colesburg’s wrestling team won three of four duals.

Springville came to Colesburg and beat Edgewood-Colesburg at its own game, pressing and running to a 76-46 win, Dec. 20, in Tri-Rivers Conference boys’ basketball action.

Only one senior and no juniors on the roster? No problem for the Springville girls’ basketball team.

Any way you choose to look at the WaMaC Conference wrestling meet featuring West Delaware, Beckman and Mount Vernon at Mount Vernon High School, Dec. 19, the Hawks had a pretty impressive night on the mat.

Maquoketa Valley’s boys’ wrestling team went 0-2 against North Fayette Valley and New Hampton, Dec. 17, and 0-3 against North Cedar, North Linn, and Starmont, Dec. 19.