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Author: K.J. Pilcher | November 14, 2013 | No comments

BGM has waited for this moment for an entire year.The Bears were not satisfied with just reaching the state semifinals for the first time in school history last season, and they were not happy with the performance.Not only does BGM get another shot at semifinal ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | October 12, 2013 | No comments

BROOKLYN - Of all the crazy, outlandish, PlayStation-like offensive numbers the BGM Bears have posted through seven weeks of the prep football season, there's one that really hits you.It's 11.2. Round it down to a flat 11, if you'd prefer.That's the number of yards BGM ...

Author: Jeff Linder | August 31, 2013 | No comments

The magnitude of the moment didn't register until the moment had passed."It wasn't really brought up until we were on the bus," said Duane Schulte, who earned his 100th win at Cedar Rapids Xavier when the Class 4A top-ranked Saints handled Dubuque Hempstead, 35-7, in ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | July 21, 2013 | No comments

By Nathan Ford Community ContributorBROOKLYN - The script and actors did not change. The roles, however, were reversed.BGM defeated North Tama, 8-2, in a district baseball final Saturday night, avenging a 7-2 loss to the Redhawks in a substate final a year ago.Nate Beck set the ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | June 27, 2013 | No comments

If you play baseball at BGM and get on base, you're going to run. Then you're probably going to run some more.Then some more.The Bears lead the state in stolen bases with 205, an astounding average of 10 per game. That's even a smidge lower ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | November 9, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR FALLS - A sweet season came to a bitter end.No need for the BGM Bears to hang their heads.The ninth-ranked Bears watched a momentuous football season come to an end with a lopsided 40-18 loss to No. 2 Wapsie Valley in the Iowa High ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | November 8, 2012 | No comments

At one time the BGM football program had run out of ammunition.Now, the Bears are reloading every year.They will take their biggest shot in program history when they face second-ranked Wapsie Valley in an Iowa High School Athletic Association Class A state football semifinal today ...

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

It hasn't been long since BGM couldn't compete with other prep football programs.Literally, just six years ago the Bears had to scrap varsity competition and settle for playing a strictly junior varsity schedule.The program's turnaround has been impressive, posting its third straight winning season and postseason ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | September 27, 2010 | 1 comment

West Branch Coach Butch Pedersen and BGM's Jerod Burns joined Jeff Johnson of Source Media Group to discuss their seasons. West Branch is 5-0, BGM 4-1.The coaches also discussed their programs. Pedersen has won three state championships, while Burns has literally built BGM from scratch.We also ...

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