Sports

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’s Jacob Hoch with a 2-1 decision on Saturday,...
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...
02/14/2015 - 6:48pm
  CLARKSVILLE — Both Clarksville High School’s wrestlers earned state berths at the district meet their school hosted on Saturday, Feb. 14. Two of the four wrestlers North Butler sent merited the trip, as well.   Clarksville had a champion in heavyweight Skyler Popham, who said he studied hard to pin St. Ansgar’s Sawyer...
02/11/2015 - 4:50pm
GREENE – When Charles City got its biggest lead of the game – six – with six minutes left in this non-conference boys’ basketball game at North Butler, the Comets fatefully chose to play the stall game. It backfired in a big way as North Butler patiently stuck with its game plan to come back from a 28-21 deficit to beat the...
01/28/2015 - 12:17pm
GREENE – Third-ranked North Butler wrestler Caleb Wedeking was upset in the 170-pound final of his  team’s home invite on Saturday, Jan. 24. Wedeking, previously unbeaten among Iowa competition, was pinned by Butler County rival Dylan Ciavarelli of Clarksville (29-8) in 2 minutes, 16 seconds at the North Butler Bearcat Invite...
01/28/2015 - 12:14pm
GREENE – This is the team that North Butler boys’ basketball coach Dave Brown has been looking for all season. The Bearcats got the effort he was looking for in all facets from every player he put on the court in a 65-56 win over Corn Bowl opponent Rockford on Tuesday, Jan. 20. “I walked into the coaches’ office after...
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