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Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 10, 2014 | No comments

 West Delaware might have a different lineup, experienced some different results, but the goals remain the same.Despite losing eight seniors to graduation from last year’s roster that posted back-to-back runner-up finishes at State Duals, the Hawks aspire continue the team success.“Our goal at the beginning ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 11, 2014 | No comments

VAN HORNE – Independence’s Chase Straw can check something off his list of goals.The top-ranked junior has won his share of tournaments, but now he can add a gold medal from the Bobcat “Jerry Eckenrod” Invitational.Straw earned Outstanding Wrestler honors, dropping two ranked wrestlers en ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 12, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - The pillow will feel a little softer, the bed cozier and the dreams more pleasant.They are a reward for a job well done, and Alburnett senior Grant Henderson earned it.Henderson scored three unanswered points to avenge a loss to West Delaware's Jake ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 24, 2012 | No comments

Zach Meyer strives to be an ordinary teenager.His effort to be a normal high school athlete automatically qualifies him as extraordinary.Meyer, a junior at West Delaware High School, competes in wrestling and ran cross country in the fall, but none of his foes are as ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 8, 2012 | 1 comment

CEDAR RAPIDS — West Delaware’s Sam Phillips recognized the hammers were about to take the mat.So, the junior 120-pounder prepared to try and play the role of final nail in the coffin.Phillips scored a 12-9 decision over Zack Fiser in the final bout, elevating West Delaware ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 18, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES - At one point this season, Zach Less wasn't even the best 103-pounder on West Delaware's wrestling team, but now he is trying to be the best in the state.The Hawks sophomore earned a spot in the state finals with a 5-0 semifinal ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 17, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES - Coaching seems to be optional for J.C. Vercande.At least that was the case during his latest state tournament contest. Vercande ignored the strategy of his coaches and it working, pinning fourth-ranked Tre Rutz of Humboldt with 10 seconds remaining in their 130-pound quarterfinal match of the ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 17, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - Alburnett Coach Kane Thompson doesn't need to do it.West Delaware Coach Jeff Voss integrated technology into the mix. Longtime Cedar Rapids Jefferson  Coach Dick Briggs has used various methods over his nearly 30 years of coaching but has reverted to pencil and ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 27, 2010 | No comments

Matt Marbach recalled a visit from his brothers as he recovered in the hospital a little more than five years ago.The new wing of the hospital had rooms complete with a video game system so Marbach, and his brothers, Wes and Tony, played a game ...

Author: Angie Holmes | January 12, 2010 | No comments

INDEPENDENCE — You might want to ask West Delaware assistant wrestling coach Kris Lenz his selections for the next Powerball. He seems to have a good vision of what’s to come.Lenz, in his 25th year coaching at West Delaware, stated the higher ranked team doesn’t ...

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