West Branch

High school to college: How they’re doing

Iowa colleges - Luther's Moran Lonning of Decorah was named MVP of the all-Iowa Conference women's basketball team and Coe's Aleena Hobbs of Cedar Rap ...

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Video: First day of girls' state basketball full of close games

DES MOINES - Fans were treated to a number of close games on the first day of the girls' state basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena on Monday. ...

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Defending-champion Unity ousts West Branch

DES MOINES - It was a simple pep talk, Anna Kiel said. Not a chew-out session. "No, no, nothing like that," Kiel said. "Our coaches are good at const ...

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Iowa girls' state basketball tournament pairings

Forty teams have booked their spots at next week's girls' state basketball tournament in Des Moines. Here are the pairings and schedules for all five ...

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Buzzer-beating putback ends West Branch's 44-year state tournament drought

TIPTON - Haley Poula wasn't expecting the ball, but she saw that Tatum Koenig's desperation 3 wasn't going to make it. Poula snatched it out of the ai ...

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Video: Tipton’s Matt Pelzer sinks buzzer-beating winner in district quarterfinals

ANAMOSA - Monday night's postseason opener here was an absolute beauty decided by the heroics of senior guard Matt Pelzer His double-pump leaner out ...

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Lisbon's Nick Williams overcomes past adversity, claims sectional title

LISBON - Lisbon's Nick Williams has experienced a few bumps in the road this season. He has endured the rough patches and intends for the path to lea ...

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Regina captures another crown

IOWA CITY - Sometimes when things get a bit sideways during practice, Matt Bolger will have his team look toward the rafters. "It's nice to see all t ...

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Prep basketball roundup: Regina boys shoot 60 percent to beat West Branch

Reported boys' and girls' basketball summaries involving Iowa City and Cedar Rapids metro teams Friday night. BOYS IOWA CITY REGINA 63, WEST BRANCH ...

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Regina edges West Branch to remain unbeaten

WEST BRANCH - Regina carved up West Branch's defense with drives to the basket, building a 15-point third-quarter lead. But just as the game seemed to ...

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Video: State volleyball championship match-ups set

The state volleyball tournament concludes Friday at the U.S. Cellular Center with championships in all five classes. See how we got to this point in ...

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Bears give Western a battle

CEDAR RAPIDS - They battled. They fought.And in the end, they certainly belonged.Fourth-ranked West Branch came within a whisker of taking perennial j ...

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Video: Wrapping up state volleyball quarterfinals, previewing semifinals

Watch scenes from the second day of the state volleyball tournament via Gazette photojournalist Jessie Wardarski while Jeff Linder and Nathan Ford bre ...

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West Branch earns first state-tourney triumph

CEDAR RAPIDS - In terms of state-tournament victories, the West Branch Bears are on the board. Bailey Lukavsky and Haley Poula swatted 21 kills apiec ...

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Solon’s Durr picks Hawkeyes

Two-time all-state midfielder Josie Durr of Solon has committed to play soccer at the University of Iowa.Durr, a junior, has been one of the state's l ...

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