Longtime West Branch teacher and coach Butch Pedersen was recently diagnosed with blood cancer myelodysplastic syndrome. The West Branch Lions Club is conducting a bone marrow donor drive December 7 at the high school in the hopes of finding a match for Pedersen and others as part of their treatment.
Articles Tagged: Butch Pedersen
High School Football Nov. 4, 2022 11:40 pm144d ago
West Branch’s football team scored 14 points in a span of just under three minutes in the fourth quarter to rally past MFL MarMac, 27-24, in a Class 1A state playoff football quarterfinal, thrilling ailing Bears head coach Butch Pedersen
High School Football Oct. 27, 2022 8:09 am153d ago
Butch Pedersen has led his West Branch football team to a 9-0 record and Class 1A’s playoff Round of 16. Lance Pedersen has led Mount Vernon to a 9-0 record and Class 3A’s playoff Round of 16. It’s the first time father and son finished the regular season unbeaten in their established head coaching careers. But the unprecedented success has come as Butch battles cancer.
K.J. Pilcher, Jeff Johnson, Jeff Linder, Nathan Ford
High School Football Oct. 18, 2022 8:30 am162d ago
The Gazette Iowa high school sports staff answers questions about the first round of the playoffs for small schools, the RPI, Coach of the Year candidates and cool lids.