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LINCOLN — A week’s worth of rumors culminated in a wild afternoon Friday when Nebraska announced a separation with its offensive coordinator then named his replacement three hours later.

Central DeWitt senior Hannah Payne made her college choice official Tuesday, signing to compete with the Hawkeye Community College cross country and track and field teams. Payne recently competed in 10 varsity meets for the Sabers girls cross country team and ran the best two times of her ca…

CENTER POINT — A cold shooting night — especially from deep — chilled the Central DeWitt boys basketball team’s momentum Tuesday night.

WYOMING — It had been nine years since the Calamus-Wheatland girls basketball team last had a defensive performance like the one the Warriors had in their homecoming victory over Starmont.

The start was everything the Central DeWitt boys basketball team could have wanted.

GOOSE LAKE — It did not take long for the Northeast girls basketball team to seize back control of Saturday’s River Valley matinee with Wilton.

GOOSE LAKE — The points did not always come easy, but with the play of its defense the Northeast boys basketball team made sure they counted during a visit from Wilton Saturday.

MUSCATINE — A talented field gave the Central DeWitt boys and girls bowling teams an early challenge to their new year at Saturday’s Louisa-Muscatine Invitational held at the Rose Bowl in Muscatine.

DYERSVILLE — A comfortable lead was spoiled at the end of the first half, so the Central DeWitt girls basketball team used its defense to build another advantage during Friday’s 2020 opener with Beckman Catholic.

WHEATLAND — The big leads never seemed to last long enough, but the Calamus-Wheatland boys basketball team kept building them in its 2020 opener with Lisbon Friday night.

WHEATLAND — After doing its damage inside during the first half, the Calamus-Wheatland girls basketball team took control of Friday’s 2020 opener against Lisbon with some outside shooting.

One of the yearly highlights of this job is going back through a year’s worth of The Observer issues to review all that happened in the local sports world over the past 12 months.

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Central DeWitt boys bowling team heated up late, but a series of close calls kept the Sabers out of the bracket half of last Saturday’s Cedar Rapids Prairie Baker tournament.

MOUNT VERNON — An early meeting of WaMaC East unbeatens lived up to the billing when the Central DeWitt boys basketball team traveled west to take on Mount Vernon Friday.

MOUNT VERNON — A barrage of three-pointers gave the Central DeWitt girls basketball team a comfortable first-quarter lead in Friday’s WaMaC East game with Mount Vernon.

PRESTON — Facing off against one of highest-scoring squads in Class 1A, the Calamus-Wheatland boys basketball team kept pace with fifth-ranked Easton Valley early.

IOWA CITY — One cold shooting night and one red-hot Regal proved to be a combination too difficult for the Northeast boys basketball team to overcome Friday.

BELLEVUE — After falling in its last dual by the absolute slimmest of margins, the Central DeWitt girls bowling team created plenty of separation from itself and hosting Bellevue Thursday night.

WINTHROP — The Calamus-Wheatland boys basketball team entered the third quarter of Tuesday’s contest with East Buchanan facing a nine-point deficit that quickly grew to double digits.

FULTON — The Central DeWitt wrestling squad was in a pinning mood, but team victories were elusive at a quadrangular hosted by Fulton.

WHEATLAND — One tough quarter on defense gave the Calamus-Wheatland girls basketball team a hill to climb to catch visiting Durant during Monday’s non-conference contest.

WHEATLAND — It might have been homecoming, but that did not mean the Calamus-Wheatland girls basketball team was going to make things comfortable for visiting Starmont.

MARION — A busy weekend of dual action for the Central DeWitt wrestling team opened with a close encounter against a WaMaC East foe Thursday night.

TIPTON — A swarming effort on defense helped the Northeast boys basketball team bring home a road victory Friday night.

TIPTON — The Northeast girls basketball team’s defense helped the Rebels build their advantage in Friday’s road contest with Tipton.

INDEPENDENCE — With a balanced start on offense and its defense locking down on another foe, the Central DeWitt girls basketball team cruised to another victory Friday night.

The hoop must have looked a mile wide for the Central DeWitt boys basketball team during the first half of Friday’s WaMaC clash with Independence.

CEDAR RAPIDS — Larger opponents beware, the Central DeWitt girls bowling team is not who you want to face at the Cedar Rapids Prairie Baker Tournament.

With just four points separating the Central DeWitt girls basketball team and visiting Benton at halftime of their WaMaC clash Tuesday, the stage was set for an exciting conclusion.

GOOSE LAKE — The Northeast girls basketball team stayed within striking distance of Anamosa Tuesday night.

SPRINGVILLE — A tough shooting night came against the wrong opponent for the Calamus-Wheatland girls basketball team.

SPRINGVILLE — The Calamus-Wheatland boys basketball team was able to overcome one big run.

VAN HORNE — Already holding a 12-point lead, the Central DeWitt boys basketball team was at its best during the third quarter of Tuesday’s WaMaC clash with Benton.

GOOSE LAKE — Visiting Anamosa was hot from the three-point line, but in the deciding third quarter it was the Northeast boys basketball team which provided the two biggest shots from downtown.

There have not been many better seasons in program history than the one the Calamus-Wheatland boys basketball team had last winter.

GOOSE LAKE — Limited to just a pair of points in the second quarter of Saturday’s Observer-area clash with Calamus-Wheatland, the Northeast girls basketball team gave the Warriors a taste of their own medicine in the third quarter.

MANCHESTER — Competing in a new weight class still produced the same result for Central DeWitt junior Keaton Zeimet at Saturday’s Bob Murphy Invitational.

GOOSE LAKE — Hosting a season-opening dual Thursday, the Northeast wrestling team gave its fans an early look at its new and familiar faces.

WILLIAMSBURG — After watching its leads grow then disappear during the first half, the Central DeWitt girls basketball team made sure to build an advantage large enough to stick after halftime of Friday’s road visit to Williamsburg.