To the surprise of nobody in attendance at Brown Field, in Manchester, Oct. 16, West Delaware duplicated its regular season-ending win over Waterloo East in a first-round playoff contest with a 56-6 victory, just a week after putting a 62-6 pasting on the Trojans.

Despite windy conditions and an unfamiliar course, the West Delaware girls’ cross country team turned in some of their fastest times of the year at the WaMaC Conference Meet, Oct. 15, at Williamsburg.

It was a big week of WaMaC Conference action for the West Delaware volleyball team, as the Hawks picked up a pair of wins in pool play, at Seedorff Gymnasium, Oct. 12, to advance to bracket play at Mount Vernon High School. The Hawks swept Maquoketa in quarterfinal round bracket play before …

Maquoketa Valley’s boys’ cross country team left it all on the course Oct. 15 at Starmont. The Wildcats raced their way to the conference title with all five counters finishing in the top-16.

Running in their first varsity race this year, the Edgewood-Colesburg girls claimed third place among five teams in the Tri-Rivers Conference Cross Country Meet, Oct. 15 at Starmont.

Defending Tri-Rivers Conference Tournament champion Edgewood-Colesburg was unable to advance to tournament bracket play after going 1-2 in pool play, at Maquoketa Valley, Oct. 15.

Points were plentiful Oct. 16 as Maquoketa Valley traveled to North Tama for their first-round playoff game. A fast-paced, high scoring affair resulted in the Wildcats defeating the Redhawks, 56-46.

The Maquoketa Valley Wildcats quest for a Tri-Rivers Conference Tournament volleyball championship came up short as the Wildcats lost a 2-1 semifinal match to eventual conference champion Lisbon, Oct. 17, at Easton Valley.

Points were plentiful Oct. 16 as Maquoketa Valley traveled to North Tama for their first-round playoff game. A fast-paced, high scoring affair resulted in the Wildcats defeating the Redhawks, 56-46.

West Delaware completed a 7-1 regular season with a 62-6 Senior Night win over Waterloo East, at Brown Field, Oct. 9.

With senior Cael Meyer leading the way, the West Delaware boys’ cross country team finished fifth at the West Delaware Cross Country Invitational, Oct. 6, at Hart Ridge Golf Course.

Edgewood-Colesburg’s football team came into its game Oct. 9 against Maquoketa Valley needing one more victory to notch an undefeated regular season. After a sluggish start for the Vikings, they were able to create some separation and take down the Wildcats, 44-14.

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When West Delaware and Beckman meet on the volleyball court, one thing is for certain — you’re going to see a well-played match between two well-coached teams.

Running on a perfect night in front of a home crowd, the West Delaware girls’ cross country team finished ninth at the West Delaware Cross Country Invitational at Hart Ridge Golf Course, Oct. 6.

Running in the junior varsity portion of the meet at West Delaware, Oct. 6, the Edgewood-Colesburg teams placed sixth and seventh.

Edgewood-Colesburg split a pair of Tri-Rivers Conference volleyball matches last week, sweeping a road contest at East Buchanan, Oct. 6, before dropping a match at Starmont, Oct. 8.

With five starters and other key role players out due to COVID-19 exposures, the Maquoketa Valley Wildcats still found a way to win both volleyball matches last week, defeating Central City, 3-0, on the road, Oct. 6, then winning at home Oct. 8 over East Buchanan, 3-0.

Maquoketa Valley earned a seventh-place team finish in the boys’ varsity division of the West Delaware Cross Country Invitational at Hart Ridge Golf Course, Oct. 6.

An expected shootout between West Delaware and defending Class 3A state champion Western Dubuque failed to materialize at Brown Field, in Manchester, Oct.2, as the Hawks defeated the Bobcats, 49-14. With the win, West Delaware improved to 6-1, while Western Dubuque fell to 4-2.

Defending Class 3A state champion Mount Vernon won a tightly contested WaMaC Conference volleyball match over West Delaware, at Seedorff Gymnasium, Sept. 29, 3-1 (27-25, 25-18, 11-25, 25-23).

A chance to run against some bigger schools as well as schools they will meet in the postseason resulted in a sixth-place finish for the West Delaware boys’ cross country team at the Western Dubuque Invitational, Oct. 1.

Running at the Western Dubuque Invitational Oct. 1, the West Delaware girls’ cross country team battled against some bigger school as they continue to make strides during a season that has been anything but normal.

Maquoketa Valley suffered a 20-14 loss at the hands of Alburnett, Oct. 2, on the road.

Edgewood-Colesburg grabbed a Tri-Rivers Conference road win at Alburnett, Sept. 29, before returning home and dropping a tough five-set match to Central City, Oct. 1. The Vikings stand 12-10 heading to the final week of the regular season.

The big-play offense of the Edgewood-Colesburg football team was moving in high gear as the Vikings throttled Bellevue, 39-6, in a homecoming game played Oct. 3 at Community Dreams Field in Edgewood.

Coming into the week after going 0-7 the previous week, the Maquoketa Valley volleyball team had to regroup. And regroup they did, defeating Springville, 3-0, on the road, Sept. 29, to start the week and ending with a win on Senior Night over Alburnett, 3-0.

Running in the junior varsity races at Jesup, the Edgewood-Colesburg boys placed third, the girls sixth, Sept. 29.

Maquoketa Valley’s Cy Huber, a junior, raced his way to a fourth-place finish at the Jesup Cross Country Invitational, Sept. 29, to lead the Wildcats to a fifth-place finish.

West Delaware’s football team improved to 5-1 on the season with a 35-0 blanking of Waverly-Shell Rock, at Waverly, Sept. 25.

A WaMaC Conference win over Maquoketa, at Seedorf Gymnasium, Sept. 22, and wins over Fort Dodge, Waterloo West and Waterloo Columbus Catholic at the Cedar Falls Invitational extended West Delaware’s winning streak to 11 games and improved the Hawks’ season mark to 21-6.

The West Delaware boys’ cross country team doubled up on the fun at the Vinton-Shellsburg Invitational, Sept. 22, winning both the varsity and junior varsity races.

A fifth-place finish by the varsity girls’ cross country team and a first-place finish for the junior varsity team at Vinton-Shellsburg Sept. 22 has the West Delaware Hawks heading in the right direction as the regular season winds down.

Four top-10 finishes helped Maquoketa Valley’s boys’ cross country team earn the team title at the Independence Invitational, Sept. 26.

A week that saw the Maquoketa Valley volleyball team play a pair of Tri-Rivers Conference foes before a weekend tournament at Denver ended with the Wildcats going 0-7 for the week.

Both boys’ and girls’ teams gave the Edgewood-Colesburg Vikings sixth-place finishes at the Center Point-Urbana Invitational, Sept. 22.

Parker Rochford threw five touchdowns to three different receivers as Edgewood-Colesburg outscored North Linn 35-6 in the second half of their Class A District battle to pull out a 42-28 come from behind win in Coggon Sept. 25.

Class 1A No.4-ranked Springville swept Edgewood-Colesburg, 3-0 (25-21, 27-25, 25-18), in a tightly contested Tri-Rivers Conference volleyball match, at home, Sept. 24. With the win, the Orioles improved to 14-1 on the season, while Ed-Co fell to 9-8.

Maquoketa Valley was supposed to square off against Bellevue for its homecoming game, Sept. 25, but that game was canceled because of COVID-19 issues within the Comets’ program. West Branch was added to the Wildcats’ schedule, and the Bears earned a 50-14.

State-qualifying meets and the state meet will now be separated by classification and take place over two days. The state meet will remain in Fort Dodge at Lakeside Golf Course, where it has been run as a co-ed event since 1993.