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Western Dubuque’s boys bowling team recently completed a 7-4 season where the Bobcats averaged an overall score of 2,874.

Six times in 22 games the Maquoketa Valley girls basketball team went down in defeat, but the biggest loss the Wildcats experienced this season was the departure of six of its players.

When the Western Dubuque girls basketball team stops to reflect on its 2015-16 basketball season, will have a lot to savor. The Bobcats finished their season at the Class 4A State Tournament for the third year in a row. The team finished 24-1, going undefeated in the regular season, includin…

Western Dubuque earned 138 team points to take first in the boys division of the WaMaC Conference Indoor at Cornell College in Mount Vernon on March 19. Anamosa placed second (130), Mount Vernon third (65), West Delaware fourth (54), Central DeWitt fifth (36), Beckman sixth (29), Solon seven…

A young Edgewood-Colesburg girls basketball team fought through challenges to have a respectable 2015-16 season

At first glance it may look as if the Maquoketa Valley boys basketball team struggled throughout the 2015-16 season, posting just four wins. A closer look reveals that while the Wildcats did not post a lot of wins, they improved steadily throughout the year, gaining valuable experience and l…

Kyle Wilson claimed a first place finish in the 800-meter run at the Wartburg College Co-ed Indoor Track Meet on March 15. He crossed the line in 2:09.14 to seal the best finish of the day by a member of the Maquoketa Valley girls and boys track and field teams. It might have been the Wildca…

Western Dubuque recorded a WaMaC Conference Indoor team championship at Cornell College in Mount Vernon on March 19 just a day after a successful outing at the University of Dubuque Indoor.

Area students from the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics recently competed and placed well in the USTA Power Tumbling meet held in Cedar Rapids Iowa on Feb. 28. Fifteen teams were entered with around 400 athletes competing throughout the day.

Beckman senior Colin Squiers has been named to the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) third team following balloting this past weekend in Des Moines.

To say the 2015-16 Western Dubuque wrestling team turned in a memorable season would be a massive understatement. A more accurate description would be that this year’s edition of Western Dubuque wrestlers put together the program’s finest season ever.

After years of struggling with numbers and giving up so many team points in each meet, the Beckman Catholic wrestling team entered a new era this past season.

The 2015-16 Maquoketa Valley wrestling team overcame many obstacles on the way to a successful year. A winning dual meet season and two state qualifiers made for another enjoyable Wildcat winter.

As a team, they may not have finished above .500, but the Edgewood-Colesburg Vikings can consider this season a winner anyway. They won several meets, a feat that has not been part of their recent seasons.

The 2016 girls track season is still in its infancy, but the Edgewood-Colesburg girls are giving hints this spring could be an exciting one for the team and all its fans.

Led by second-place finishes in three events, the Western Dubuque Bobcats consider their day spent at the Dickinson Indoor a success.

Beckman’s girls track and field team opened the season at the Wartburg Indoor on March 8.

Brock Hillers and Jacob Bonert, of Maquoketa Valley were both named to the Tri-Rivers Conference West Division Boys Basketball Team. Hillers earned second-team recognition, while Bonert was honorable mention. The complete team follows.

Three Vikings were named all-conference selections by the boys basketball coaches of the Upper Iowa Conference. Edgewood-Colesburg’s Michael Lueken earned second-team recognition, while teammates Dylan Palmersheim and Seth Hoeger were honorable mention. The complete team follows.

Seven local boys basketball players were recently honored by the coaches of the WaMaC Conference with inclusion on the 2016 WaMaC East Boys Basketball Team. Beckman’s Colin Squiers was named to the first team. WD’s Jordan Lake and Beckman’s Colton Willenbring earned second-team accolades. Ri…

Bobcats Megan Maahs and Morgan Pitz were both named to the 2016 INA All-State Girls Basketball Team. Maahs made the first team, while Pitz was named to the second.

March came in like a lion for the Western Dubuque girls basketball team as their dream of a basketball title came to a crashing halt against Mason City with a 47-39 loss in the opening round of the Class 4A State Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on March 1.

Western Dubuque had a strong opening to the 2016 indoor girls track and field season with seven first-place finishes at the Loras Indoor on Feb. 29.

After earning an 8-4 record in Tri-Rivers Conference play, three members of the Maquoketa Valley girls basketball team earned league honors. Brianna Mensen was a unanimous first-team honoree. Sam Wall was named to the second team and Payton Ries was honorable mention. The complete Tri-Rivers…

Two indoor meets for the Western Dubuque Bobcats herald the beginning of the track season. They were at the Loras Indoor on March 1 and the Hempstead Indoor at the University of Dubuque on March 4.

Western Dubuque’s Amy Ostwinkle was named the Class 4A Northeast District Girls Basketball Coach of the Year by the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association. Additionally, Megan Maahs and Morgan Pitz, of Western Dubuque were recognized as all-district performers.

Edgewood-Colesburg’s Kaitlyn Ronnebaum was named to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Northeast All-District team.

The coaches of the Upper Iowa Conference included three members of the Edgewood-Colesburg girls basketball team on their annual UIC All-Conference Girls Basketball Squad.

Western Dubuque’s Megan Maahs was recently named to the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association’s 2016 Girls Academic All-State Basketball Team.

Everybody knows that spring is not far behind when the indoor track meets happen. The Beckman boys participated in the Hempstead Indoor at the University of Dubuque on March 4.

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Western Dubuque ended its season with a 47-39 loss to Mason City in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A Girls State Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on March 1.

After averaging 86.5 points in their last two post-season games, the Beckman boys came up against their nemesis Cascade at Dubuque Senior on Feb. 28 and were forced to settle for 47 points in a 54-47 Class 2A sub-state final loss.

Note to coaches: that pre-game warm-up drill for lay ups that you use is really, really effective. Just ask MFL MarMac. 

A successful Edgewood-Colesburg boys basketball season ended at Jesup with an 83-39 loss to the J-Hawks in a Class 1A, District 6 semifinal on Feb. 23. Jesup went on to qualify for the Class 1A State Tournament with two additional wins later in the week.

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The Western Dubuque girls basketball team is returning to the Class 4A Girls State Basketball Tournament in Des Moines for the third year in a row after defeating Grinnell, 55-51, in a regional final game at Epworth on Feb. 23.

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Western Dubuque earned a fourth-place finish at the Class 2A Girls State Bowling Championship at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines on Feb. 23.

Western Dubuque had a banner weekend at the Class 3A State Wrestling Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Feb. 18-20. For the first time in the program’s 50-year history, the Bobcats qualified two competitors for the state finals. Max Lyon’s thrilling effort in the 182-pound title …

Third-ranked Alex McDowell, of Maquoketa Valley, proved his ranking by earning a third-place finish at 182 pounds in the Class 1A State Wrestling Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Feb. 18-20.

Quinn Herbst came off the bench to score 11 points and grab seven rebounds as the Western Dubuque Bobcats outlasted Wahlert, 49-35, in a Class 4A regional basketball game at Epworth on Feb. 20.

The Edgewood-Colesburg boys basketball team played one of its best games in recent memory as the Vikings earned a 51-49, double overtime victory over East Buchanan in a Class 1A, District 5 game played at Jesup on Feb. 18.

Maybe they should copyright their speech. Whatever the Beckman coaches told their team at halftime Feb. 18 led to a 31-18 pounding of Waukon in the third quarter and an eventual 81-66 win in their Class 2A, District 7 semifinal game at Beckman.

A slow start along with a huge free throw discrepancy combined to send the Maquoketa Valley girls basketball team for an unexpected early end to its season with a 57-52 loss to Bellevue.

Clinton earned the berth to the Class 2A State Bowling Meet at Plaza Lanes in Clinton with a 3,081. The River Kings topped Pleasant Valley (3,039), Western Dubuque (2,865) and North Scott (2,798) in boys bowling action.

All season long the Western Dubuque boys basketball team have been battling against having that one poor quarter. You know, that one quarter that’s so bad that it not only changes the course of the game, but the outcome too. Well unfortunately for the Bobcats, they couldn’t stop the trend of…

The Edgewood-Colesburg girls basketball team saw its 2015-16 season end with 49-37 loss to the visiting Starmont Stars on Feb. 16 in a Class 2A, Region 4 game.

Area athletes from the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastic recently competed in the USTA Power Tumbling meet held in Iowa Falls Iowa on Jan. 31. Fifteen clubs were entered with around 400 athletes competing throughout the day.  

The Western Dubuque boys basketball team found itself in another battle on rival territory and was unable to come away with the victory because of a poor third quarter. The Bobcats were outscored by Maquoketa, 21-11, as the Cardinals pushed the lead to 13 on their way to handing the Bobcats …