We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

Western Dubuque’s Sam Goodman and Kyle Lehmann, along with Beckman’s Carter Petsche, closed the book on their high school baseball careers at the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association’s All-Star Series in Carroll, Aug. 9-11.

Looking at the results of the Mississippi Valley Conference Super Meet, it’s going to be quite a battle at the Dubuque County meet next month. Dubuque Senior, Western Dubuque, Wahlert and Hempstead were separated by only seven shots in the season-opening event at St. Andrews Golf Course in C…

The Iowa High School Sports Network (IHSSN), in conjunction with the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), is pleased to announce a new distribution plan that will allow boys state events to be viewed by a much larger statewide audience.

Repeat was the name of the game Sunday at the Dyersville Golf & Country Club’s annual club championships. Michelle Bell did it, taking her second straight women’s title and Chance Maiers did it with his second title of the summer.

When a team reaches the state tournament and fulfills a season goal, sets a record with wins, what more is there to say about its success?

It wasn’t about wins and losses for the Maquoketa Valley softball team this year. It was more about doing the right things at the right time and having the correct attitude and giving 100% effort so the wins will come in the future.

Some may have questioned whether the 2019 Western Dubuque softball team was ready to compete with the top teams in the Mississippi Valley Conference, but the Bobcats proved to be more than capable, finishing 15-15 in league play, and 19-19 overall.

With the number of runners up, the Beckman boys are looking for great things in this cross country season.

Western Dubuque, in its second year in the rugged Mississippi Valley Conference, returns seven lettermen for the 2019 season and features two of the top players in the league — brothers Jax and Davis Stelzer.

Filling holes is nothing new for a coach of a high school sports program. Last year, even though the Western Dubuque volleyball program sported 13 seniors on its varsity roster, the coach was charged with finding the most productive and powerful rotation with only two returning starters.

With 12 letterwinners returning, second-year coach Mark Atwater is thinking positive about the upcoming Beckman football season.

After reaching the Class 2A State Volleyball Tournament semifinals last season, the Beckman Blazers are hoping to repeat that trip this year and maybe advance a step further.

Maquoketa Valley football will be under the lead of a new coach this year as the Wildcats hope to rebound from a 2-7 record in 2018.

With two all-conference players returning, as well as four other letterwinners, the Maquoketa Valley volleyball team is looking to improve its fourth-place Tri-Rivers Conference-finish of 2018.

With nine runners returning from last year, three of them seniors, the Maquoketa Valley boys are looking for a successful cross country season and maybe an improvement on their seventh-place state finish of last year.

With state qualifier junior Cade Messer and 14 of their top 15 runners returning, the Western Dubuque cross country boys are looking to improve their 12th-place finish in the Mississippi Valley Conference this season.

There aren’t many programs in the entire state of Iowa more excited about the start of the high school football season than the Bobcats from Western Dubuque.

Western Dubuque standouts Calvin Harris and Sam Goodman have been named to the 2019 Iowa Print Sports Writers Association’s all-state baseball teams after leading the Bobcats to a 32-10 record and a second consecutive appearance in the Class 4A State Baseball Tournament.

Beckman seniors Heather Boeckenstedt and Sydney Steffen gathered another in their basket of post-season honors recently. The two were named to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association’s Class 2A All-State Softball Teams, Boeckenstedt earned a spot on the first team and Steffen the third.

Owen Grover, Beckman senior, was recently named to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association Class 2A All-State first team.

At the 92nd annual Eastern Iowa Golf Association Tournament Aug. 10-11 at West Liberty, the Dyersville Golf & Country Club team finished fourth.

Seven members of the Beckman baseball team were recently honored by the coaches of the WaMaC Conference with inclusion on the East Division team. Seamus O’Connor and Owen Grover received first-team honors. Carter Petsche, Luke Goedken and Shawn Deutmeyer were second-team honorees. Nick Offer…

Western Dubuque’s Calvin Harris can add another accolade to his belt after being named the Mississippi Division Athlete of the Year by the Mississippi Valley Conference. The junior serves as both pitcher and catcher for the state-qualifying Bobcats. He boasts a .414 batting average and is 3-…

When Owen Grover took the field July 20 in the annual Shrine Bowl, it was the beginning of another of his many juggling acts when it comes to sports and his life.

Four Maquoketa Valley players were recently named to the Tri-Rivers All-Conference Baseball team. Norman Wilson and Parker Sternhagen were named to the first team. Blake Becker received second-team recognition. A.J. Ambundo was honorable mention.

Sixth-seed and defending state champion Urbandale proved it wasn’t ready to surrender the crown with a 3-0 Class 4A State Tournament quarterfinal win over third-seeded Western Dubuque at Principal Park in Des Moines July 31.

Pitching, good defense and timely hitting are three things the Dyersville Whitehawks showcase every time they step onto the diamond. Those three strengths were in full display as they outlasted Key West, 6-3, in 10 innings to win the championship game of the 69th annual Dyersville Semi-Pro B…

Beckman standout Heather Boeckenstedt led the WaMaC East Conference this year in batting average (.514), on-base percentage (.573), stolen bases (43), hits (71) and runs (63). Her standout season led her to being named the WaMaC East Player of the Year.

Five members of the Western Dubuque softball team were recently named to the Mississippi Division All-Conference Softball team. Ella Link and Sara Horsfield were both first-team selections, while Sydney Kennedy earned a second-team nod. Amy Kane and Jenna Hoefler were honorable mention. The …

Four Wildcats were recently named to the Tri-Rivers All-Conference Softball team. Maquoketa Valley’s Taya Tucker was a first-team honoree. Maddy Anderegg and Brooke Elgin earned second-team distinction. Rylie Aldrich was honorable mention. The complete team follows.

Beckman’s Carter Petsche and Western Dubuque’s Sam Goodman were both selected to play in the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association’s (IHSBCA) All-Star Series. The games will be played Aug. 8-11 at Merchants Park in Carroll.

Beckman came back from a first-round loss to defeat Wapello in a consolation game at the Class 2A State Softball Tournament July 23, 5-3, in Fort Dodge.

Ian Ross’ three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth was just what the Dyersville Whitehawks needed as they battled back to send Placid packing after pulling out an 8-5 win in the opening game of the 69th Annual Dyersville Semi-Pro Baseball Tournament held July 25.

Calvin Harris’ walk-off two-run home run might have been the big blow that ended Western Dubuque baseball team’s Class 4A Substate 4 semifinal game, but it was the four-run first inning that set the tone for the Bobcats as they went to work to get an 11-0 win over Waterloo East in five innings.

It took eight long innings for the Beckman girls to eventually fall to Mount Ayr in the Class 2A State Softball Tournament quarterfinals July 22 at Fort Dodge.

Camanche may have had to travel a ton of time to reach Dyersville, but the Indians went home a happy team July 20 after upsetting the Beckman Blazers at Jenk field, 4-2.

Several students from the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics were recently recognized nationally by the USTA Power Tumbling organization and by the Iowa USTA organization for the 2019 competition season.

Three local coaches were recently recognized by the Iowa Association of Track Coaches.

In a final regular season tuneup, Western Dubuque’s baseball team won a high-scoring matchup with former WaMaC rival West Delaware, 13-8, at Farley Park, July 15.