Another weekend, another tournament title for the West Delaware wrestling team, as the Hawks — a late replacement entry — crowned five individual champions on the way to taking top honors at Marion’s Loyd Shaffer Invitational, Jan. 15.
With the number of forfeits the Vikings give up, the Edgewood-Colesburg wrestlers go onto any mat knowing they won’t get the team race. But the individual wrestlers are still gearing up for competition.
The Maquoketa Valley boys’ basketball team lost twice last week, falling to Independence in a non-conference game, 56-45 on the road, Jan. 10, then dropped a home game to Springville the next night, 66-33.
Kylie Chesnut scored a game-high 16 points and Haley Ronnebaum 11 with 11 rebounds, but the Wildcats needed more help from their teammates as the Maquoketa Valley girls’ basketball team were soundly beaten by Springville, 56-36, at home, Jan. 11.
West Delaware won the team title at the Bobcat Jerry Eckenrod Invitational, at Benton Community High School, Jan. 8, as defending state champion Wyatt Voelker led the way, winning the 195-pound championship.
Luke Kehrli scored 22 points and Tyrus Werner 18 as West Delaware had four players in double figures in an 89-73 road win over Maquoketa, Jan. 7. The Hawks lost at Solon 56-40, Jan. 4.
The West Delaware boys’ bowling team defeated Independence, 2,625 – 2,618 at Cadillac Lanes, Jan. 7 before heading to the Louisa-Muscatine Invitational the next day, finishing sixth in the 15 team tournament.
Lydia Heims rolled a 417 series and West Delaware had three bowlers roll 300 series as the Hawks downed Independence, 2,368-2,270 at Cadillac Lanes, Jan. 7. The following day, the Hawks placed eighth at the Louisa-Muscatine Invitational.
Bowling a perfect 300 game is among the sporting world’s most coveted achievements — the equivalent of a hole-in-one in golf. The odds of a PBA (Professional Bowlers’ Association) bowler rolling a 300 game is estimated to be 1-in-460. For novice bowlers, it’s 1-in-11,500.
Alburnett overcame a 15-point halftime deficit to hand Edgewood-Colesburg its first loss of the season, 51-50, in Edgewood, Jan. 7. With the win, the Pirates improved to 7-2 on the season while the Vikings fell to 8-1.
Edgewood-Colesburg’s girls’ basketball team played one of its most complete games of the season, defeating Alburnett, 41-31, in Edgewood, Jan. 7, to improve to 5-6 on the season after dropping a road decision to Central City earlier in the week.
The Maquoketa Valley Wildcats held Starmont to single-digit scoring all four quarters as they defeated the Stars, 81-18, at home, Jan. 7. That came three nights after the Wildcats suffered a 62-31 loss at Alburnett.
The Maquoketa Valley girls’ basketball team needed overtime to squeak past Alburnett, 43-42, there Jan. 4 and used a 14-0 third quarter to pull away from Starmont for a 39-22 win in Delhi, Jan. 7.
Brady Davis led Maquoketa Valley at its own Farr Jebens Invitational, Jan. 8, with a second-place finish at 220 pounds. Nine place finishers helped the Wildcats to a sixth-place team finish.
Edgewood-Colesburg’s boys’ basketball team handed North Linn its first Tri-Rivers Conference regular-season loss since 2014, winning 52-47, in Edgewood, Dec. 21, ending the Lynx’ 107-game regular-season win streak.
Trailing Decorah 1,498-1,436 heading into the baker round, the West Delaware girls’ bowling team outscored the Vikings in the bakers to claim a 2,187-2,166 victory at Lightning Lanes, Dec. 21.
Carissa Sabers scored 11 points and Kylie Chesnut added 10, but it was the team’s defensive pressure during the final seconds of the game that helped Maquoketa Valley pull out a 43-42 win over Central City in Delhi, Dec. 21.
North Linn’s full-court pressure defense and sharp three-point shooting was too much for Edgewood-Colesburg to overcome, as Class 1A’s sixth-ranked Lynx knocked off the Vikings, 84-43, Dec. 21, in Edgewood.
The championship bracket of the 32-team Battle of Waterloo was once again a Who’s Who of Iowa High school wrestling, with the top-ranked team in each class making the final four — 1A No. 1 Don Bosco, 2A No. 1 West Delaware and 3A No. 1 Waverly-Shell Rock — while unranked 3A Indianola crashed…
A pair of undefeated Tri-Rivers Conference teams met at Edgewood-Colesburg High School, Dec. 14, and it was Ed-Co handing Springville its first loss of the season in a 56-50 contest that saw the Vikings improve to 4-0, while the Orioles fell to 6-1.
Class 1A’s fourth-ranked Springville got off to a hot start and never looked back during a 74-36 win over Edgewood-Colesburg, at Ed-Co High School, Dec. 14. With the win, the Orioles — a 2021 State Tournament Qualifier — improved to 9-0, while Ed-Co fell to 3-3.
The schedule maker didn’t do the Maquoketa Valley girls’ basketball team any favors as the Wildcats faced two top-10 ranked Tri-Rivers Conference foes this week. They fell to East Buchanan, 41-23, in Delhi, Dec. 14 and then traveled to Troy Mills where they were blasted by North Linn, 60-35,…
The West Delaware boys’ bowling team fell to Monticello, 3,043-2,762 at Lightning Lanes, Dec. 17. The next day, the Hawks competed in the Prairie Baker Tournament at Lancer Lanes in Cedar Rapids.
West Delaware won the South Winneshiek Invitational, at Calmar, Dec. 11, after picking up wins over Solon and Mount Vernon in WaMaC Conference dual action, at Mount Vernon, Dec. 9.