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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.