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One can understand the Packers patting themselves on the back after rebounding from their poorest performance of the season to beat a Panthers team that came into Lambeau with a 5-3 record and some explosive players on offense. But with undefeated San Francisco next on the schedule, the Packers need to stop playing with fire and start shoring up the vulnerable areas of their defense.

WILLIAMSBURG — Northeast senior Andrew Hilgendorf is no stranger to Fort Dodge and the state cross country meet.

EPWORTH — Already facing a steep challenge in the form of 10th-ranked Western Dubuque, the Central DeWitt volleyball team found its path to an upset victory even more difficult thanks to some early deficits.

WHEATLAND — Strong serving helped the Calamus-Wheatland volleyball team keep visiting Midland off-balance.

SPRINGVILLE — A fourth straight Tri-Rivers Conference crown proved to be as easy as 1-2-3 for the fifth-ranked Calamus-Wheatland boys cross country team.

MARION — The Central DeWitt volleyball team struck early, but a pair of rallied kept the Sabers winless in bracket play of the WaMaC Conference tournament Thursday.

LISBON — A pair of recent rematches did not go the way the Calamus-Wheatland volleyball team wanted them to during pool play of the Tri-Rivers Conference tournament.

DURANT — The Northeast volleyball team wrapped up its regular season Thursday with a match in the consolation quarterfinals of the River Valley Conference tournament.

CLINTON — After dropping its previous two district games by a combined five points, the Central DeWitt football team was not interested in another close contest when it visited Clinton Friday night.

CLARENCE — Playing in the pool hosted by River Valley North runner-up North Cedar, the Northeast volleyball team avoided having to play the top- and second-seeded teams from the South division during the first leg of the River Valley Conference tournament Tuesday night.

IOWA CITY — The state cross country meet is nearl two weeks away, but the Northeast cross country teams still found themselves battling the state’s top competitors Tuesday afternoon.

BELLEVUE — With the conference tournament and postseason in its sights, the Calamus-Wheatland volleyball team wrapped up Tri-Rivers East play with some much-appreciated momentum.

WEST BRANCH — No matter whether they came on offense or defense, hosting West Branch always seemed to have a big play in store for the Northeast football team Friday night.

MANCHESTER — The Central DeWitt volleyball team stayed on the attack, but finding open spots on the floor was a difficult proposition Tuesday.

BELLEVUE — Back at the scene of its Comet Invitational team title and competing for the first time in over a week, the Calamus-Wheatland cross country teams were ready to toe the line at Monday’s Marquette Catholic Invitational.

GOOSE LAKE — Facing off against five squads with at least 13 victories, there was no shortage of competition for the Northeast and Calamus-Wheatland volleyball teams at Saturday’s Northeast Invitational.

LOWDEN — For the second straight year, the Central DeWitt girls cross country team gave the Observer-area a titlist at Monday’s Bill Bails Invitational.

GOOSE LAKE — After falling into early holes during the first two sets, the Northeast volleyball team was not going to let 2A No. 15 Cascade get away during Thursday’s third set.

MOUNT VERNON — The final scores kept getting closer and closer, but the Central DeWitt volleyball team was unable to extend its WaMaC East match with Mount Vernon Tuesday.

ELDRIDGE — The Central DeWitt football team showed it could move the ball during Friday’s 3A District 5 opener with fifth-ranked North Scott.

MONTICELLO — A little measure of revenge highlighted a 2-2 day for the Central DeWitt volleyball team at the Monticello Invitational.

DUBUQUE — The times took a big tumble for the Central DeWitt boys and girls cross country teams.

PRESTON — One way or another, the Calamus-Wheatland volleyball team’s serving made an impact in Thursday’s Tri-Rivers East road trip to Easton Valley.

ANAMOSA — Competing again for the second time in five days, the Calamus-Wheatland boys cross country team put together another impressive team finish from Saturday’s Anamosa Invitational.

BELLEVUE — At full strength for the first time, the Calamus-Wheatland boys cross country team took advantage of a fast course at Tuesday’s Comet Invitational.

SOLON — A soggy course could not slow down the Central DeWitt boys and girls cross country teams Monday.

GOOSE LAKE — The Northeast volleyball team matched visiting Camanche point-for-point late in each of the first two sets of Tuesday’s River Valley North contest.

LISBON — A victory over a conference foe highlighted the Calamus-Wheatland volleyball team’s day at last Saturday’s Lisbon Invitational.

WHEATLAND — For stretches, the Calamus-Wheatland volleyball team matched visiting Springville point-for-point during Thursday’s Tri-Rivers Conference matchup between the two squads.

BELLEVUE — The Northeast volleyball team had plenty of opportunities to attack the ball during Thursday’s River Valley North match with Bellevue.

CAMANCHE — On a night where sustained drives were a rarity, it was one final quick strike that ended a roller-coaster game for the Central DeWitt football team.

One of the most experienced teams in the WaMaC East a season ago, the Central DeWitt volleyball team finds itself on the other side of the spectrum this time around.

Early on, it looked like all three sets of Tuesday’s rivalry contest between the Central DeWitt and Maquoketa volleyball team, would resemble the drama filled-first set.