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02/21/2017 - 1:27pm
DES MOINES – Dalton Nelson had a most memorable ending to his memorable high school wrestling career. The North Butler senior worked overtime to claim fifth place at 160 pounds in Class 1A, finishing with 151 career wins for the Bearcats. “It’s been amazing,” Nelson said. “It’s been a hell of a ride. The atmosphere, the fans cheering me on. It’s a great...
02/07/2017 - 2:39pm
CLARKSVILLE – It would have been the easy route to take a ‘W’ for Clarksville’s boys basketball team. And the Indians’ head coach Ross Timmermans wasn’t about to, scheduling a replacement game for Valley Lutheran, which suspended its program for lack of players earlier this season. “You always want to play...
02/07/2017 - 2:37pm
DIKE – Two Clarksville wrestlers finished third, just missing a spot in the Class 1A district meet after wrestling in a extremely tough sectional on Saturday, Feb. 4. Among those just missing for coach Caleb Wedeking’s team were 132-pounder Koltyn Beckham and Noah Doty at 195. The entire story appears in the Feb. 9 print edition of the...
02/07/2017 - 2:31pm
GREENE – When you consider the effort, North Butler coach Dave Brown agrees that his boys basketball team played its best game of the season on Tuesday, Jan. 31 in a 61-45 victory over Nashua-Plainfield. And the final score truly wasn’t indicative of how well the Bearcats played against the Huskies in improving to 5-10 overall, 5-7 in...
02/07/2017 - 2:28pm
GREENE – North Butler’s girls basketball team has had so many close down-to-the-wire wins lately, it was like a sigh of relief to get a more “comfortable” 46-31 win over rival Nashua-Plainfield last week. The Bearcats built a 42-23 lead after the third quarter and then coasted on Tuesday, Jan. 31 during its Coaches vs....
01/24/2017 - 1:06pm
GREENE – Protecting the family name isn’t always easy, but North Butler junior 152-pounder Brandon Trees has done just fine so far. Wrestling in his second Doug Trees Bearcat Invitational, named for his great-uncle, Brandon knows the significance of winning the tournament with his name on it. “My grandpa and he are brothers,...
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