West Branch

Diverse offense gives West Branch football plenty of playoff possibilities

WEST BRANCH - Butch Pedersen flashed a sly grin as he pondered the possibilities.With a bevy of offensive weapons to use, the longtime West Branch foo ...

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West Branch wins another thriller

WEST BRANCH - For the second straight week, West Branch had its resolve tested. The Bears passed yet again. The "cardiac" Bears blocked an extra poi ...

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Week 6 high school football roundup: Jefferson rallies at Waterloo West, West Branch wins on late field goal

Cedar Rapids Jefferson used a stingy defense and timely turnovers by Waterloo West to sneak away with a come-from-behind, 21-17, prep football victory ...

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No. 8 West Branch tops No. 7 Bellevue in wild battle of 1A unbeatens

WEST BRANCH - Looks can be deceiving in football. Big plays, big leads and improbable comebacks can evaporate in just minutes. A fine mist hung over ...

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West Branch diversifies offensively, starts out 4-0, with huge game Friday against Bellevue

WEST BRANCH - Funny how the game works sometimes. Luke Lenoch is the best running back West Branch High School ever has had. He was prolific, produce ...

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Iowa City West rallies for win in UNI-Dome; City High falls at Ames: Week 3 prep football roundup

Before Friday night, Iowa City West's most recent trip to the UNI-Dome was a loss in the Class 4A state championship game. The Trojans' Week 3 return ...

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Week 2 high school football roundup: Beau Cornwell leads West Branch past West Burlington

Beau Cornwell did just about everything but sell popcorn, leading West Branch to a 30-6 road victory over Class 3A West Burlington/Notre Dame in a pre ...

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Catching up with former area athletes

A periodic look at where former Gazette athletes are now:Iowa colleges - Buena Vista sophomore Drew Beall of Anamosa earned Iowa Conference all-academ ...

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Tatum Koenig commits to Bradley

WEST BRANCH - Junior guard Tatum Koenig announced on Twitter on Wednesday that she will play women's basketball at Bradley University. Koenig average ...

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How they’re doing: Catching up with former area preps

Iowa colleges - Central football players Mitchell Boerm of Traer (North Tama), Corbin Blythe of Williamsburg, Brett Boddicker of Center Point (Center ...

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