Sports

04/22/2015 - 12:07pm
DIKE – A win in the discus by Haley Landers led North Butler’s track team to a 12th place team finish among 15 teams at the Lady Wolverine Invite at Dike-New Hartford on Thursday, April 16. Landers’ effort of 121 feet, 2 inches was a season-best, but it fell about two feet short of qualifying for the Drake Relays as the standards shot up considerably in the last 72 hours of...
04/15/2015 - 2:22pm
HAMPTON – Haley Landers of North Butler saved her best for last. The junior thrower for the Bearcats had a final effort in the discus of 118 feet, 10 inches, which won the event at the Lady Bulldog Classic on Friday, April 10 in Hampton. She needed that throw to surpass the host school’s Madison Mason, who had already thrown 113-6 and...
04/08/2015 - 10:40am
NASHUA – Zach Sommerfelt is already making a mark in the early outdoor season. The Clarksville senior went to the West Fork Early Bird track and field meet held at Nashua-Plainfield and won a pair of events on Tuesday, March 31. Sommerfelt out-jumped the competition in both the long jump and the 400 hurdles to take home a pair of titles in...
03/24/2015 - 10:28am
CLARKSVILLE – Zach Sommerfelt cleared 20 feet even in the long jump to win the Wartburg Indoor title on Tuesday, March 17 at Waverly. It was Sommerfelt’s best effort so far in the early indoor season. There were, however, some doubts that he achieved the feat without scratching, but the jump counted. “I wasn’t there...
02/25/2015 - 2:57pm
DES MOINES – Honestly, Caleb Wedeking claims to not have a lick of talent. But the North Butler senior wrestler went out with a win in the consolation championship at 160 pounds in Class 1A, finished with three top-four medals overall and more than 150 career wins. He did so by avenging his only loss in the tournament, to Southeast Warren...
02/25/2015 - 2:53pm
DES MOINES – Clarksville coach Tim Negen says he wishes he had 10 more wrestlers just like Skyler Popham. The senior 285-pounder reached the medal stand by finishing sixth in his only trip to the Class 1A state wrestling meet that concluded Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena. “Skyler Popham got on the stand, reached...
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