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Kept largely in check during its first week of games, the Central DeWitt girls soccer team’s offense broke out in a big way last week.

MAQUOKETA — Coming off a setback three days earlier, the Central DeWitt boys soccer team regrouped and responded in a big way during its non-conference trip to Maquoketa, Thursday.

PARK VIEW — The hosts might have reigned on their home courses, but the Central DeWitt girls golf team made its own impact during a pair of Mississippi Athletic Conference meets.

GOOSE LAKE — The Northeast girls soccer team was the star attraction at its home opener Friday afternoon.

DAVENPORT — The program-firsts continue to arrive at an incredibly quick pace for the Central DeWitt boys and girls tennis teams.

TIPTON — With its depth showing up in the individual events and titles coming from its relays and field events, the Northeast girls track team pushed the reigning 2A state champions at Thursday’s Tigerette Relays.

LISBON — On a night of firsts, the Calamus-Wheatland boys track team provided some of its own Thursday night.

MONTICELLO — The Northeast boys track team took a short track to success during Thursday’s Monticello Invitational.

DAVENPORT — The Central DeWitt boys and girls track teams took different paths to identical eighth-place finishes at Thursday’s Jesse Day Invitational hosted by Davenport North.

LOWDEN — A strong medalist round for North Cedar senior Parker Stout helped the Knights turn away the Northeast girls golf team during last Monday’s River Valley North dual.

The victories, both big and small, made for a memorable opening week for the Central DeWitt boys tennis team.

CALAMUS — They might not have produced the top individual score in their respective meets, but the Calamus-Wheatland boys and girls golf teams both brought home the overall victories in their home debut Friday afternoon.

CLINTON — A lot of the faces have changed, but it did not take long for the Central DeWitt girls golf team to find some familiar success on the links this spring.

DAVENPORT — Already playing a full slate in its first week of game action, the Central DeWitt boys soccer team even had to put in a little overtime to secure its first victory of the season.

PRESTON — An experienced Monticello lineup spoiled the Northeast girls golf team’s season debut Monday at Plum River Golf Course.

CAMANCHE — A second straight victory might not have been in the cards, but the Central DeWitt girls tennis team showed its coach growth that extended past the score during a non-conference visit to Camanche Tuesday afternoon.

BELLEVUE — You can excuse the members of the Central DeWitt girls soccer team if they had the Willie Nelson classic “On the Road Again” going through their head during a busy first week of games.

DYERSVILLE — The event titles came early, but the Northeast boys track team’s depth made sure the Rebels were celebrating late, too, at Friday’s Beckman Catholic Co-Ed Invitational.

MARION — No matter whether it was an individual race, a relay or a field event, the Calamus-Wheatland boys track team had a title-winning performance at the ready at Thursday’s Marion Early Bird.

DAVENPORT — The weather was crummy and the competition tough, but neither was able to slow down the Central DeWitt boys track team at Thursday’s Ira Dunsworth Invitational at Brady Street Stadium.

DAVENPORT — Back in action against its new conference mates, the Central DeWitt girls track team turned to its field events and relays to tie for fourth at Tuesday’s Davenport Ladies Classic.

CLINTON — Sparked by it performances in the field events, the Central DeWitt girls track team opened its outdoor season with a fifth-place finish at Tuesday’s Clinton Early Bird Invitational.

BETTENDORF — The Central DeWitt boys track team has gotten off to a fast start in the outdoor season, competing in a pair of meets in the span of three days.

MARION — It might have been their first-ever meet, but members the Central DeWitt girls tennis team did not shrink away from the moment.

Kyle Holmes, a senior at Central DeWitt High School, was one of five United States Bowling Congress (USBC) youth members selected to receive an Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship.

MONTICELLO — Showcasing both its skill and depth, the Northeast girls track team shined in its outdoor debut Monday.

The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) gave Luther College grappler Ira Kuehn and other seniors like him the opportunity to finish their careers vying for a national championship.

Central DeWitt hosts Calamus-Wheatland, Easton Valley for track scrimmage

Rachel Reeves, 11-year-old daughter of David and Pennie Reeves, competed in the Iowa State Championship gymnastics meet in Grimes, Sunday, March 28. Reeves placed fifth on the vault and fourth on the floor exercise in her age group. She is a fifth grader at Central DeWitt Intermediate School…

CEDAR FALLS — Nearly two years removed from a third-place state finish in the 800-meter run, Calamus-Wheatland senior Chase Knoche is eager to produce a worthy follow-up.

DES MOINES — Through three quarters, 14 lead changes and four ties, the Central DeWitt and North Scott girls basketball teams still had the same goal within their grasp: a state quarterfinal victory.

WATERLOO — No longer the new kids on the block, the Central DeWitt girls bowling team entered last Monday’s 1A state girls bowling meet looking to further prove what last year’s runner-up finish first posited: that the Sabers are one of Iowa’s best bowling squads.

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Every girls basketball team in the state starts the winter climbing the same hill.

DES MOINES — Matt Ohnemus has run out of superlatives.

CAMANCHE — The Central DeWitt girls bowling team did its part to earn a second straight trip to the 1A state bowling meet.

WINFIELD — The points came in spurts, but an extended zone defense never let the Calamus-Wheatland girls basketball team get comfortable during Tuesday’s 1A Region 5 quarterfinal with ninth-ranked Winfield-Mount Union.

WAPELLO — In its postseason opener, the Calamus-Wheatland boys basketball team rode a hot start to a big victory.

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BELLEVUE — The shots did not come easy for either squad, but an ice-cold third quarter proved to be especially costly for the Northeast girls basketball team during Tuesday’s 2A Region 4 quarterfinal with Bellevue.

The Sabertooth Wrestling Club will be sending 14 wrestlers to the upcoming Iowa AAU State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines, Feb. 26-28 and Iowa Super PeeWee State Wrestling Tournament in Waterloo, March 6-7.  The AAU State Qualifiers are fourth graders Cael Green and Greyson Grell; fifth g…

SOLON — Larger goals still await, but that did not make a little revenge any less sweet for Central DeWitt senior Keaton Zeimet.

GOOSE LAKE — If there was ever a time for the Northeast girls basketball team to have its most dominant performance of the season, this was it.

WHEATLAND — Its break-neck scoring pace did not hold up, but the Calamus-Wheatland boys basketball team’s monster first quarter gave the Warriors all the separation it would need during Monday’s 1A District 7 quarterfinal with Morning Star Academy.

WAPELLO — Two big third periods led to a third-place finish for Northeast junior Nate Lorenzen at Saturday’s 1A District 8 wrestling meet.

GOOSE LAKE — The postseason starts on Thursday for the Northeast boys basketball team and, based on the Rebels’ final week of the regular season, the squad’s defense is more than ready.

The finish is all that matters, but it was the start that propelled the Central DeWitt wrestling team to its first sectional title since 2007.

WHEATLAND — The lead was in hand — thanks to a 10-0 run that bridged the third and fourth quarters — but the Calamus-Wheatland boys basketball team still had something to accomplish in the final quarter of Monday’s non-conference tilt with North Cedar.

GOOSE LAKE — It was going to be difficult to top last year’s overtime buzzer-beater, but with just over three minutes remaining in Saturday’s meeting of Observer-area boys basketball squads Central DeWitt and Northeast seemed to be well on their way to another dramatic finish.

Northeast senior Emma Fowler made her college choice official Wednesday afternoon, signing with Loras College to continue her basketball career. Fowler, flanked by her parents, Amanda and Bill, will join a Duhawks squad that went 25-4 during the 2019-20 season and reached the Sweet 16 of the…