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SCOTT COUNTY PARK — Facing a number of its new conference foes, the Central DeWitt boys and girls cross country teams saw their times drop at Tuesday’s Lancer Invitational.

GOOSE LAKE — Based on their two prior meetings, there was only one way Tuesday night’s River Valley North clash between the Northeast and Bellevue volleyball team was going to end.

DAVENPORT — Not all of the sets were going to be as dominant as the first one, but the Central DeWitt volleyball team showed it could be just as good when things were tighter during Tuesday’s Mississippi Athletic Conference visit to Davenport North.

CASCADE — After battling a fellow top-ranked runner at her last race, Calamus-Wheatland freshman Noelle Steines had to make due with chasing the pace vehicle at Thursday’s Cascade Invitational.

MARION — On a night dominated by defense, it was hosting Marion that got enough big plays from its offense in the second half to rally by the Central DeWitt football team.

WYOMING — A dominant day for Tipton kept the Northeast boys cross country team from claiming its second straight team crown.

LISBON — Off for a rare nine-day stretch, the Calamus-Wheatland volleyball team got back into action with a busy day at Saturday’s Lisbon Invitational.

DAVENPORT — After coming close just a day earlier, the Central DeWitt boys golf team earned its first MAC victory of the fall, shooting its low nine-hole score of the season to take down Davenport North, 168-186.

TIPTON — Nobody could dislodge the same three squads from the top of the team standings, but cross country competitors from all three area schools put together impressive performances at Tuesday’s Tipton Invitational.

With the way its offense was moving the ball, all the Central DeWitt football team needed to take control of Friday’s non-district contest with Clinton was the ball to bounce its way.

WHEATLAND — After two comfortable victories — one for each side — the Calamus-Wheatland and Alburnett volleyball teams found themselves right where they started Thursday night: all knotted up.

The Central DeWitt volleyball team unleashed its attack, but finding an open spot on the floor proved to be a difficult proposition in Tuesday’s Mississippi Athletic Conference meeting with Clinton.

ELKADER — Limited to single touchdowns in two of its first three contests, the Calamus-Wheatland football team’s offense broke out in a big way during Friday’s road contest with Central Elkader.

MONTICELLO — Fresh off her second title in as many races, Calamus-Wheatland freshman Noelle Steines climbed to the top of the 1A girls cross country rankings put out by the Iowa Association of Track Coaches.

CAMANCHE — A pair of early-season rematches produced the same result — both good and bad — for the Northeast volleyball team.

The pressure was on, but no matter how much the Central DeWitt football team’s defense might have bent during Friday’s home opener with Camanche, it did not break.

CLINTON — After having their first opportunities to hit the course cancelled by the heat, nothing was going to stop the Central DeWitt and Northeast cross country teams from making their season debuts at Tuesday’s Schoolhouse Open.

DAVENPORT — After a run of sevenths to start the season, the Central DeWitt boys golf team made a move up the standings during Wednesday’s Assumption Invitational.

GOOSE LAKE — The Northeast volleyball team came out firing, but it was visiting Cascade which got the last laugh in Thursday’s River Valley North opener.

WILTON — After a first half highlighted by defense and a second half dominated by the two offenses, it was going to take overtime to decide the Northeast football team’s non-district visit to Wilton.

DAVENPORT — An aggressive Assumption attack at the net and behind the service stripe proved to be too much for the Central DeWitt volleyball team to overcome last Tuesday.

The Central DeWitt volleyball team had already showed twice that it could rally from a slow start during Tuesday’s season opener with Muscatine.

GOOSE LAKE — With the way both defenses were wreaking havoc, scoring opportunities were a rare commodity during Friday’s season opener between the Northeast and Bellevue football teams.

DAVENPORT — With its momentum — and lead — gone in the blink of an eye, the Central DeWitt football team did not have much time to get them back during Friday’s season opener with Davenport Central.

Competitors of all ages tackle the heat at Saturday morning’s Rebel Run Walk

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VICTOR — In what promises to be a season full of firsts, the Calamus-Wheatland football team accomplished a big one Friday night.

GLYNNS CREEK — The placing might have remained the same, but the scores came in lower for the Central DeWitt boys golf at Wednesday’s Lancer Invitational.

Fresh off its second trip to the 3A state semifinals in three seasons, the Central DeWitt baseball team had a pair of players earn all-state honors from Iowa’s group of baseball coaches.

IOWA CITY — In the midst of a dominant postseason run, the Central DeWitt baseball team found itself in an unfamiliar position during Friday’s 3A state semifinal with top-ranked Marion.

IOWA CITY — Its bats stayed hot and its pitcher stayed cool, allowing the Central DeWitt baseball team weather both fifth-seeded Waverly-Shell Rock and steamy conditions in last Wednesday’s 3A state quarterfinal at Duane Banks Field on the campus of the University of Iowa.

After taking its lumps in league play the past two summers, the Northeast baseball team established itself as a squad to be reckoned with in the River Valley Conference this season.

Like the many athletes — young and old — jumping into the DeWitt Aquatic Center pool and Lake Killdeer, the DeWitt Crossroads Triathlon and its youth counterpart made quite a splash in its return this past weekend.

FORT MADISON — Looking for another trip to a 3A substate final, the Central DeWitt baseball team opened Monday’s semifinal against Fort Madison with a bang.

Eve Schmitt, a 2021 Central DeWitt graduate, was the winner of the Iowa State USBC Scholarship. For winning, she receives a $1000 scholarship which is renewable for up to four years by meeting the grade point average guidelines. She is a member of the DeWitt USBC youth and bowls at DeWitt Lanes.

Ahead of his program’s inaugural season, Calamus-Wheatland head football coach Doug Hinkle is set to host the Warriors Football Camp in the first week of August.

After forcing to call off last year’s edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DeWitt Crossroads Triathlon and its accompanying youth edition is set for a triumphant return this weekend.

OXFORD — In their first meeting, the Central DeWitt softball team ran out of time in its efforts to reel in Clear Creek-Amana during the Maquoketa Invitational.

BELLEVUE — In a game that saw both pitchers surrender just four hits, it only seemed fitting that it would be a pitcher that provided the key hit in Tuesday’s 1A Region 8 first-round game between the Calamus-Wheatland and Marquette Catholic softball teams.

As a Hall of Fame umpire, Paul Keitel has been a summer fixture on the baseball diamonds across the state, whether it be one of the many that dot Eastern Iowa or Principal Park in Des Moines.