West Liberty

Center-Point Urbana’s Brock Rathbun forges way to fourth state wrestling final

DES MOINES - Battered, slightly broken, but still unbeaten. Nothing was going to deny Center Point-Urbana's Brock Rathbun from a shot at another stat ...

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Mount Vernon friends forge ahead to Class 2A state quarterfinals

DES MOINES - Jack Cochrane and Tristan Wirfs have played sports together since they were young kids. In the fall, Wirfs regularly led the way, blocki ...

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Williamsburg wrestling, powered by hard work, reaches regional dual

WILLIAMSBURG - Hard hats and blue collars are not standard wrestling equipment. Williamsburg, however, has used them to produce a strong dual campaig ...

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Area prep wrestling conference tournament roundup

Highlights from Saturday's area conference wrestling tournaments. MISSISSIPPI VALLEY: England's second MVC crown powers Prairie to fourth straight te ...

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How they’re doing

Iowa colleges - Jessi Butters and Mariah Swartzentruber of Kalona (Mid-Prairie) are members of the Central women's basketball team, along with Jackie ...

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Esmoil thrives on competitive challenge

CEDAR RAPIDS - West Liberty's Bryce Esmoil isn't one to shy away from a challenge. The one-on-one aspect of wrestling suits him perfectly. "Competit ...

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Nevada adds to recent trophy binge

CEDAR RAPIDS - All of a sudden, Nevada is a hotbed for high school girls' athletics in Iowa.The third-ranked Cubs dominated most of the match, then he ...

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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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Top-ranked Comets in uncharted waters

CEDAR RAPIDS - The gymnasium walls provide all the motivation they need.#x201c;Sometimes, I tell them, look at the banners,#x201d; West Liberty volley ...

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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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No. 1 West Liberty races to the semifinals

CEDAR RAPIDS - Why is Cassedi Simon one of the state's best setters? Coach Ruben Galvan offered a clue.#x201c;She makes sure she doesn't set her hitte ...

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State volleyball: Class 3A capsules, stat leaders, predictions

Capsules, stat leaders and predictions for the Class 3A qualifiers at the state volleyball tournament this week at the U.S. Cellular Center. No. 1 WE ...

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West Branch takes down No. 1 West Liberty again

WEST LIBERTY - At the Western Dubuque volleyball tournament on Saturday, West Branch ended Class 3A No. 1 West Liberty's unbeaten start to its volleyb ...

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Defense helps Beckman return to winning ways

Dyersville Beckman needed a win and its defense helped deliver it. The Blazers knocked off defending state champion and fifth-ranked North Fayette Va ...

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Roundup: Holt powers Independence to big win

There was no dancing on a rain soaked football field Friday night at Go-Hawk Stadium. With an opportunity to put Waverly-Shell Rock away, Independenc ...

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