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Final shot
Norv Coblentz/West Branch Times
Beau Cornwell puts up a shot in the Bears’ Feb. 15 game at Cascade.

Girls upset Wilton in playoff thriller
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · February 22, 2018
Tough defense, patience on offense, and keeping their focus helped the West Branch girls’ basketball team overcome the Wilton Beavers 43-40 Feb. 13 in a post-season contest at Wilton.

No. 7 Regina closes out girls’ season
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · February 22, 2018
The West Branch Bears had foul trouble and a low-scoring second quarter in their 58-50 post-season loss to No. 7 Regina at Regina Feb. 16. But the Bears battled back, pulling to within four points late in the game.

Cougars end Bears post-season run
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · February 22, 2018
An uncharacteristically slow start by the Bears led to their downfall Feb. 15 at Cascade and to the end of their season.

3-4 team sweeps tournament
Sports · February 22, 2018

West Branch third- and fourth-grade WB 2 girls basketball players won the Stanwood tournament Saturday, beating four teams for the championship title.

7th boys win four, lose two
Sports · February 22, 2018
West Branch Middle School’s seventh-grade boys basketball team won four and lost two games in recent action.

8th boys win three of four
Sports · February 22, 2018
West Branch Middle School’s eighth-grade boys basketball team won three of four games in the past week against West Liberty and Regina.

Boys burn past Comets for 77-58 win
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · February 15, 2018
The West Branch boys’ basketball team put on an outstanding performance for those fans who made the drive to Monticello for first-round district play Feb. 12.

Girls slam Falcons in opening round
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · February 15, 2018
The West Branch Bears girls basketball team won their first post-season game with a 67-32 win over the visiting Louisa-Muscatine Falcons Feb. 8.

2 grapplers earn 3rd at district tourney
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · February 15, 2018
West Branch’s two district wrestlers both finished with third place Saturday, just missing a chance to wrestle at the state tournament.

Hebl accepts scholarship to play softball in college
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · February 15, 2018
West Branch High School senior Hallie Hebl said she did not know her softball skills could land her a college scholarship until she opened the mail.

Roth places high in 2 gymnastics competitions
Sports · February 15, 2018
West Branch’s Jayden Roth recently competed in two gymnastics invitationals, placing in both.

7th boys go 3-1
Sports · February 15, 2018
West Branch Middle School’s seventh-grade boys basketball team won three and lost one game in recent contests.

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