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WHEATLAND — After coming up empty in its two regular season meetings, the Calamus-Wheatland volleyball team got a set from Cedar Valley Christian in Monday’s 1A Region 7 first-round match.

DAVENPORT — With its offense clicking, the Central DeWitt volleyball team opened its final week of the regular season with a dominant sweep of Davenport West.

GOOSE LAKE — On a night filled with big plays, it was a quick-striking Monticello football squad that came up with more of them on offense to take down Northeast in Friday’s regular season finale.

It might not be quite as established as dressing up for Halloween or looking for deals on Black Friday, but the Calamus-Wheatland cross country team is well on its way to creating its own fall tradition.

GOOSE LAKE — The Northeast football team had no trouble getting visiting Camanche into third-down situations during Friday’s district contest between the two Clinton County rivals.

BURLINGTON — An unfamiliar course and a talented field proved to be a difficult combination for the Central DeWitt boys golf team to overcome as it vied for a spot in the 4A state golf tournament Tuesday.

WHEATLAND — With just its conference tournament standing in the way of the postseason, the Calamus-Wheatland volleyball team secured some late momentum by wrapping up its divisional slate with a pair of victories last week.

CENTRAL CITY — Kept out of the end zone in its previous three contests, the Calamus-Wheatland football team made up for lost time during Friday’s visit to Central City.

TIFFIN — Three proved to be the number of the weekend for the Central DeWitt volleyball team.

CLARENCE — The Northeast volleyball team got one of the close encounters to go their way.

After back-to-back road setbacks, the Central DeWitt football team used a return to its home field as the perfect opportunity to get back to the basics.

GOOSE LAKE — There proved to be no shortage of volleyball action for Observer-area squads Northeast and Calamus-Wheatland at Saturday’s Northeast Invitational.

LOWDEN — Whether it was beating the heat or the competition, the Central DeWitt and Northeast cross country teams were up to the challenge at Monday’s Bill Bails Invitational.

WEST LIBERTY — The offensive strengths seemed to be reversed, but that did not matter to the Northeast football team, which kept on winning with a road victory over West Liberty Friday night.

EPWORTH — Calamus-Wheatland freshman Noelle Steines closed a special September the same way she opened it.

KEWANEE — With an opportunity to qualify for the state meet looming, the Central DeWitt boys golf team secured some welcome momentum in a pair of key tournaments last week.

BELLEVUE — One race was close, the other lopsided, but the result was the same: a title for a pair of Observer-area girls cross country teams at Monday’s Comet Invitational.

DAVENPORT — The Central DeWitt football team saw first-hand the impact a single turnover can make during the first half of Thursday’s district opener with Davenport Assumption.

TIPTON — After three straight weeks of late-game drama — including a pair of overtime contests — the Northeast football team was more than ready for something a little more stress-free.

SOLON — A potential destination for its 3A state-qualifying meet, the Central DeWitt cross country team became a little more familiar with the course at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area during Monday’s Solon Invitational.

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.

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.