Seven members of the Beckman girls soccer team were recently honored by the coaches of the WaMaC East with inclusion on the league’s all-conference team. Tara Hansel and Kennedy Arens were named to the first team, while Ashley Engelken, Sydney Arens and Shelby Westhoff earned second-team dis…

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Class 4A second-ranked Western Dubuque bounced back from a 3-0 first-game loss to Class 3A’s top-ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier with a 10-1 pounding of the Saints in game two at Xavier, June 10, to improve to 13-1 in the Mississippi Valley Conference and 17-2 overall.

In the beginning of their game June 14 at Cascade, the Beckman Blazers and Cougars looked to be back in their normal don’t-give-them-an- inch scenario.

In six conference games last week, the Beckman softball team won four, double bills from Vinton-Shellsburg at home and South Tama there.

It took 72 hours to complete the second game of Western Dubuque’s softball doubleheader with Hempstead, but for the Bobcats, it was well worth the wait.

Two double bills last week graced both sides of the record book for the Beckman baseball team. The Blazers fell to Mount Vernon and topped South Tama.

Hosting the annual Father’s Day Eastern Iowa Golf Association (EIGA) Invitational June 16, the Dyersville Golf & Country Club team won with a 704 total, topping West Liberty at 757.

Evan Mueller, of Epworth, notched his first-ever hole-in-one June 10 at the Dyersville Golf & Country Club.

Pitching played a large role in the Maquoketa Valley baseball team going 4-2 this week. Sure, the Wildcats’ offense still had to score more runs than the other team, but with the new pitch count and days of rest restrictions put in place by the Iowa High School Athletic Association, coaching…

Scoring runs has been difficult for the Maquoketa Valley softball team. Over the past week, the Wildcats only managed to score 23 runs in the eight games they played. Over that period, they only won two of those games, one a 2-1 victory over Springville in their first game of the week.

Western Dubuque improved to 12-1 overall, 10-0 in the Mississippi Valley Conference last week, sweeping Dubuque Senior, Hempstead and Cedar Rapids Washington and throwing in a 15-0 midweek win over North Scott for good measure.

In one of two WaMaC double bills scheduled for the Beckman softball team last week, the Blazers eased to two wins over Maquoketa there June 3.

A little home cooking for Western Dubuque’s softball team led to a Mississippi Valley Conference win over Dubuque Senior, June 5, and a sweep of Iowa City West, June 6. Earlier in the week, the Bobcats dropped a pair to unbeaten Iowa City, City High in Farley, June 4, as the Bobcats now stan…

Three WaMaC doubleheaders in four days tested the endurance of the Beckman baseball team last week, but the Blazers came through with flying colors, winning five of the six games.

Playing at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo June 8, the Beckman baseball team split its games.

Hosting Wahlert June 7, the Beckman softball team gave the Golden Eagles all they asked for, finally falling in eight innings, 3-2.

The Maquoketa Valley baseball team slugged out 29 hits and scored 27 runs in its doubleheader sweep of Prince of Prince at Delhi June 6 just three days after their offense stalled when they were swept by North Linn in a doubleheader in Delhi June 3.

The Maquoketa Valley softball team struggled last week as the Wildcats went 2-6 ,1-3 in conference doubleheaders and 1-3 in tournament play.

Western Dubuque sophomore Hannah Fangman shot her way to a 17th-place finish at the Class 4A State Golf Tournament, held May 28-29 at the Coldwater Country Club in Ames.

The Maquoketa Valley girls golf team capped off what was undeniably the most successful season in program history with an eighth-place finish in the 2019 Class 1A State Tournament at the American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown, May 28-29.

Nineteen gymnasts from the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics won state tiutles at the USTA Power Tumbling State Championships April ___ in Ames. There were 29 Iowa clubs in attendances with over 600 athletes competing. Additionally, 114 members of the Moser team qualified for the USTA Pow…

Playing top-notch competition makes teams better. The Western Dubuque softball team knows that first-hand after playing a pair of Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheaders last week before meeting a pair of top-ranked teams at the Hawkeye Classic in Iowa City over the weekend.

In a marked contrast to their first-round game, the Beckman soccer team was tested by the Hudson Pirates there May 31, but still prevailed, 2-0. The win advances them to the substate final June 3 at Center Point-Urbana.

Five wins last week went into the books for the Beckman baseball team, putting them at 6-1 on the young season.

In Saturday play at the North Fayette Valley Tournament, the Beckman softball team won both games, topping Kee High, 10-3, and the host school 9-4.

First step: easily accomplished as the Beckman girls soccer team took a Mercy-rule decision, 10-0, in the first half of its Region 7 quarterfinal game May 28 against Monticello.

Sam Goodman and Casey Perrenoud tossed complete game shutouts as Western Dubuque won both games of a big early season Mississippi Valley Conference baseball doubleheader at Cedar Rapids Prairie, May 31.

The Almost Famous competition dance team received high marks at the Inferno Dance Competition in Cedar Rapids April 26-28 at the Paramount Theatre. They were truly on fire at their last regional dance competition.

Parker Sternhagen was 2-for-4 with an RBI and combined with Andrew Holtz on a five-hitter as the Maquoketa Valley baseball team pulled out a 5-3 win in game two of its doubleheader with Midland in Wyoming May 30.

The bats were hot for the Maquoketa Valley softball team when it outscored Midland, 20-1, to sweep a doubleheader in Wyoming May 30, but their offense was up and down as they split their four games at a two-day tournament hosted by North Fayette Valley in West Union May 31 and June 1.

Nicole Smith is a senior at Anamosa High School, and has competed with Almost Famous for the past nine years. She is the daughter of Rod and Debbie Smith, and Julie Smith and Tom Campbell. Nicole will be continuing dance at the collegiate level this fall. She received a dance scholarship at …

Carter Petsche scattered seven hits, striking out eight, as Dyersville Beckman took an early-season matchup of top-10 teams with a 6-3 non-conference win over Western Dubuque in Dyersville, May 22.

Disappointment reigned in Blazerland May 25 after a team from Center Point-Urbana defeated a Beckman team for the second straight day. This time it was the boys team being denied a trip to state.

A dangerous Davenport Assumption soccer team fell victim to the Beckman boys in a Class 1A Substate 3 semifinal game May 22 at Beckman, 2-1.

Western Dubuque’s baseball team took a pair from Cedar Rapids Kennedy at Farley Park, May 23, holding on for a close 7-5 win in the opener and riding a complete game mound performance from Casey Perrenoud to take a 6-1 game two win.

Beginning their last week of regular season play with a win at Vinton-Shellsburg did not alleviate the feeling of a double-overtime loss to Center Point-Urbana to end that week for the Beckman girls soccer team.

After three scoreless innings in their first game of a double bill with Benton Community May 23 at home, the Beckman girls were almost ready to add a second straight win to their young season mark.

It’s not how well you are playing soccer in April. It’s about how well you are playing soccer after the middle of May.

Family. It was the last word that this year’s Western Dubuque boys soccer team said breaking from the team huddle after losing to Bettendorf, 8-0, in its substate semifinal match-up in Bettendorf May 22.

A 2-0 shutout at Decorah, May 23, put an end to Western Dubuque’s girls soccer season as the Bobcats finished with a 6-12 overall record.

Prince of Peace traveled all the way from Clinton to face a rejuvenated Beckman boys soccer team May 20. The Irish found out just how tough a win is to take from that team of Blazers, losing 8-0 in the Class 1A, Substate 3 quarterfinal game.

If the opening week of the season is any indication of things to come, followers of the Western Dubuque softball team might want to brace themselves for a season filled with tight games.

After leading the Hempstead Mustangs 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning May 23 in Dubuque, Beckman ended up falling 10-3 to even the Blazers early season mark to 1-1.

Offense played a big role for the Maquoketa Valley baseball team in its doubleheader sweep of the Starmont Stars in season-opening action in Delhi May 23.

Rylie Alrich pitched a gem in the opening game of the season for the Maquoketa Valley softball team and the offense pounded out 12 hits as the Wildcats beat Starmont, 8-0, in game one of a doubleheader played in Delhi May 23. The Stars regrouped to beat the Wildcats, 9-6, in the nightcap.