Now that the season has ended, the West Delaware boys cross county team can take some time and reflect on a successful season that saw the team win an invitational and qualify an individual for the Class 3A State Cross Country Meet.

With a good mix of experience and youth, along with a solid work ethic, the West Delaware girls cross country team can call its season successful.

With only one senior between the two teams and often running with less than a full team at meets, Edgewood-Colesburg cross country coach Mike Lutgen found plenty of success to build on next year.

With a fifth-place team finish at the Class 1A State Cross Country meet for the boys and a girl in the individual field, the Maquoketa Valley Cross country program can only say, “What a year.”

West Delaware will make its 12th appearance in the IGHSAU State Volleyball Tournament after a dominant, 25-12, 25-16, 25-10, win over Charles City at Seedorff Gymnasium, in Manchester, Nov. 4.

Maquoketa Valley suffered a heartbreaking 3-0 loss to Cascade in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A Regional Volleyball Tournament, Oct. 28 on the road.

Nathan Goranson placed 79th at the Class 3A State Cross Country Meet, becoming the first West Delaware boy to run in the state meet since Matt Monaghan in 2005.

Maquoketa Valley sophomore Emma Doyl ran to an 87th-place finish with a time of 21:55 at the Class 1A State Cross Country Meet at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge Nov. 2.

Edgewood-Colesburg was unable to match scores with St. Ansgar as the Vikings were eliminated from the playoffs after losing to the Saints, 52-21, at St. Ansgar Nov. 1.

Tripoli ended Edgewood-Colesburg’s regional tournament run for the second year in a row with a 3-1 (25-16, 22-25, 25-17, 25-16) victory over the Vikings at Tripoli High School. Oct. 31.

Seventeen students from the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics opened the season by taking first at the USTA Power Tumbling Meet in Woodhull, Ill., Oct. 20. There were 12 teams entered in the season-opening meet with 225 athletes competing throughout the day.

Maquoketa Valley’s boys claimed fifth place in the team race Nov. 2 at the Class 1A State Cross Country Meet held at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge.

West Delaware moved one step closer to its 12th IGHSAU State Volleyball Tournament appearance with a 25-12, 25-22, 25-21 sweep of Decorah at Seedorff Gym, in Manchester, Oct. 29.

Edgewood-Colesburg advanced to Class 1A, Region 6 semifinal play with a 25-17, 25-22, 25-13 sweep of South Winneshiek at home, Oct. 28.

Nathan Goranson punched his ticket to the Class 3A State Cross Country Meet with a 10th-place finish at the Class 3A State-Qualifying Meet at Independence Oct. 24.

A 10th place finish in the Class 3A State-Qualifying Meet at Independence may have ended the West Delaware girls cross country season, but with several career-best times, the Hawks running future looks bright.

West Delaware overcame three 14-point deficits to win a comeback 36-35 thriller over Waterloo East at Memorial Stadium in Waterloo, Oct. 25.

Big plays and a strong defensive effort helped Edgewood-Colesburg secure a spot in the Class A playoffs after the Vikings hammered Clayton Ridge, 33-6, in Guttenberg Oct. 25.

Tri-Rivers Conference Tournament champion Edgewood-Colesburg passed its first postseason test with a 25-21, 25-13, 25-16 win over Central Elkader in Class 1A, Region 6 action in Edgewood, Oct. 22.

The Edgewood-Colesburg cross country teams ended their season Oct. 24 at the Class 1A State-Qualifying Meet at Birdsall Park in Cedar Falls.

There will be a whole bunch of Wildcat gold and black at the Class 1A State Cross Country Meet in Fort Dodge Nov. 2. The boys team and Emma Doyl all ran times to make the Class 1A field.

Maquoketa Valley closed out the season with a 30-18 road win over Lisbon Oct. 25. The Wildcats ended their season on a three-game winning streak and finished 3-6 overall.

Edgewood-Colesburg outscored MFL MarMac, 15-7, in the third quarter, but it wasn’t enough for the Vikings as they suffered a tough 28-23 loss to the Bulldogs in Monona, Oct. 18.

With three sub 18-minute performances, the West Delaware boys cross country team placed sixth at the WaMaC Conference Meet Oct. 17 at Hart Ridge Golf Course.

After battling injuries most of the season, a healthy Brigid McMahon turned in a season-best time to lead the West Delaware girls cross country team at the WaMaC Conference Meet Oct. 17 at Hart Ridge Golf Course.

Edgewood-Colesburg defeated Class 1A seventh-ranked Lisbon in the semifinal round of the Tri-Rivers Conference VolleyballTtournament, Oct. 19, and carried that momentum into the championship final to defeat West Division regular-season winner Maquoketa Valley to claim its first TRC Tournamen…

Oct. 15 was a great day to be a Wildcat. Maquoketa Valley recorded a 3-0 win over East Buchanan to win the West Division of the Tri-Rivers Conference on the road. The conference title was the first for MV since 1996.

Maquoketa Valley’s football team earned a 20-7 win over Alburnett, Oct. 18.

Calamus-Wheatland took advantage of the top three finishers to eke out a 23-39 win over the Maquoketa Valley boys at the Tri-Rivers Conference Cross Country Meet Oct. 17 at Springville.

West Delaware hit the road to Marion High School, Oct. 17, hoping to add a WaMaC Conference tournament title to its 2019 East Division regular-season championship. The host Indians put a wrench into that idea, surprising the Hawks, 25-14, 20-25, 15-9 in quarterfinal round play, avenging a lo…

West Delaware delivered a heaping helping of Hawk football to Charles City, Oct. 18, powering its way to 405 yards rushing without having to punt in the contest, handing the Comets a 47-7 loss in Class 3A, District 3 action. With the win, West Delaware evened its season mark at 4-4 and 2-2 i…

With a sixth-place finish in the West Delaware Cross Country Invitational, the West Delaware boys are running their best times of the season as they near the state-qualifying meet.

The West Delaware girls cross country team saved its best effort of the season, thus far, for their home invitational. The Hawks set 14 personal records on the way to an 11th-place finish at the West Delaware Invitational at Hart Ridge Oct. 8.

Legendary Green Bay Packer coach Vince Lombardi once said, “The will to win is not so important as the will to prepare to win.”

Maquoketa Valley’s football team secured its first victory of the season with a 50-0 routing of Clayton Ridge on the road.

The Edgewood-Colesburg cross country teams ran twice last week, competing in the North Linn Invitational Oct. 12 and in the West Delaware Hawk Invitational Oct. 8.

When you are down two sets on the road on a Tuesday night, it might be easy to pack it in, but not the Edgewood-Colesburg volleyball team. The Vikings came all the way back to win a Tri-Rivers West Division match at Central City, 13-25, 20-25, 25-15, 25-21, 15-9, Oct. 8, before keeping the m…

Keegan Hansel ran for 151 yards and three touchdowns and caught a pass for another as the Edgewood-Colesburg football team demolished Alburnett, 39-0, in their Class A, District 5 contest played at home Oct. 11.