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Tucker Kinney opened his senior season for the Central DeWitt boys basketball team with a bang.

After the departure of four seniors from last year’s co-Tri-Rivers East champion, the Calamus-Wheatland boys basketball team knew its players would have new and expanded roles this winter.

Monday was supposed to mark the first day of golf, tennis and boys soccer practice across the state.

Central DeWitt sophomore Taylor Veach earned a second all-state honor for her play this season.

There were not many boys basketball teams across the state that were as balanced on offense as the Northeast boys basketball team.

One group was dominated by youth, the other led by seniors, but together the Central DeWitt and Northeast wrestling teams accomplished something that had not been done in over a decade.

CEDAR FALLS — In recent years, you have been able to find an Observer-area high jumper on the awards stand at the Dickinson Relays, one of the state’s largest indoor track and field meets.

The first impression was great.

Prior to the start of the state co-ed bowling meets, the two Iowa high school athletic organizations announced the extension of their partnership with Cadillac XBC, keeping the state bowling meet in Waterloo through 2022.

DUBUQUE — The outdoor season remains a ways off, but the Central DeWitt boys and girls track teams opened their indoor campaigns Tuesday at the University of Dubuque Early Bird Co-Ed Invitational.

It proved to be a dominant divisional season for the Central DeWitt girls basketball team.

WATERLOO — A new venue.

With three of its starters standing 6-4 or taller, you can understand why the Central DeWitt boys basketball team does the bulk of its damage on offense inside.

CENTER POINT — After nearly 27 minutes of traded leads and big momentum shifts, the Central DeWitt and Center Point-Urbana girls basketball teams found themselves right where they started in Tuesday’s 4A Region 4 final.

DES MOINES — Nothing seems to push Central DeWitt junior Keaton Zeimet harder than some adversity on the mat.

It is a difficult task to defeat an opposing basketball team three times in one season, especially when that foe happens to be your biggest rival.

It proved to be a memorable return to the 1A state bowling meet for the Central DeWitt girls bowling team. Back at state for the first time since 2014, the Sabers put four bowlers in the top 12 and bowled the day’s second-highest Baker score to claim second-place at the meet with a final tal…

After allowing an average of 60 points in their two regular season meetings, Maquoketa took a new approach to slow down the Central DeWitt boys basketball team’s offense during Monday’s 3A substate quarterfinal.

With the high school wrestling season wrapping up, it is time for some younger matmen to make their own impact. Sabertooth Wrestling Club members (back, from left) Greyson Grell, Kamdyn Kraklio, Alex Almanza and Blake Kent are set to take the mat this weekend (Feb. 29-March 1) at Wells Fargo…

MONTICELLO — The two defenses reigned during the two regular season meetings, so it seemed rather fitting that Thursday night’s postseason matchup between the Northeast and Monticello boys basketball teams would be a low-scoring contest as well.

It took a little longer than the previous night, but the Central DeWitt boys basketball team still had one big run in them during Tuesday’s regular season finale with West Delaware.

CEDAR RAPIDS — The waiting, according to a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song, is the hardest part.

WHEATLAND — With its defense causing headaches again, the Calamus-Wheatland girls basketball team earned its second consecutive trip to the 1A regional semifinals.

WASHINGTON & WILTON — No Central DeWitt wrestlers had pinned more foes this winter than the junior duo of Keaton Zeimet and Cole Miller.

Looking to surpass its win total from the year before, the Central DeWitt girls basketball team turned to a familiar approach during Monday’s WaMaC East makeup game with West Delaware.

CLARENCE — In a contest dominated by short burst of points, it was the one extended run that turned out to be the difference in Monday’s non-conference game between the Calamus-Wheatland and North Cedar boys basketball teams.

CLARENCE — With its postseason opener just days away, the Calamus-Wheatland girls basketball team closed its regular season with some momentum Monday night.

DAVENPORT — They sit on opposite sides of the Central DeWitt wrestling team’s lineup, but juniors Keaton Zeimet and Cole Miller will have the same goal at next Saturday’s 2A district meet.

For most basketball players, making a pair of key three-pointers in a victory over the No. 1 team in Class 3A would be the definite highlight of your weekend.

Playing on their home lanes for a final time, it only seemed fitting that it would be a pair of seniors leading the way for the Central DeWitt girls bowling team Friday night.

WHEATLAND — The gymnasium was raining three-pointers, but it was the Calamus-Wheatland boys basketball team’s success inside that paid off Tuesday night.

Thousands of high school football players across the country made their college choices official Wednesday during National Signing Day. One of them was Central DeWitt senior Logan Paulsen. Flanked by his parents, Jeff and Carrie, Paulsen signed with Northern State University, an NCAA Divisio…

MONTICELLO — With two of Class 2A’s top defenses locking horns, points were at a premium during the Northeast boys basketball team’s visit to Monticello Tuesday.

TIPTON — It did not take long for the Northeast wrestling team to crown its first-ever River Valley Conference champion: Tyler Schoon won a 132-pound title at the league’s very first meet in 2014.

MANCHESTER — Consistently one of the toughest wrestling conferences in the state, the WaMaC gave the Central DeWitt wrestling team one final challenge before the Sabers depart for the MAC this fall.

DAVENPORT — The field might not have been large in the Class 1A portion of Saturday’s Lancer Invitational, but it sure featured plenty of bowling talent.

CAMANCHE — Another strong start helped the Northeast girls basketball team complete a division sweep of Camanche Friday night.

DURANT — After both teams’ offenses reigned in the first half, the Northeast boys basketball team took over after halftime in Saturday’s makeup game with Durant.