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With Assistant Coach Jason Feuerbach shouting directions and Head Coach Cody Krumwiede watching, West Branch’s Tyler Siemen grapples with West Liberty’s Sam Gingerich Nov. 30 in the 106-pound weight class at Cascade. Siemen won by decision.

Boys open season by crushing Wilton
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · December 07, 2017
The Bears scored more points in the final quarter than the visitors did in all four in a crushing 58-18 victory over Wilton to open the season on Nov. 28.

‘New guys,’ returning grapplers take 4
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · December 07, 2017
A trip to Cascade ended with two wins by returning starters and two by new wrestlers in the opening meet of the season against Durant, Cascade and the ranked West Liberty team.

Bears fall to Wilton in neck-and-neck battle
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · December 07, 2017
An early West Branch lead slipped away and turned into a neck-and-neck battle for three quarters until the clock ran out in favor of the visiting Wilton Beavers, 76-74.

WBHS runners honored by cross country
Sports · December 07, 2017
Five West Branch athletes were recognized at the 2017 City High Boys Cross Country Awards meeting on Nov. 12.

8th girls win four straight
Sports · December 07, 2017
West Branch Middle School’s eighth-grade girls basketball team won four games against Mid-Prairie and Tipton.

Boys JV devastates Wilton
Sports · December 07, 2017
West Branch High School’s junior varsity boys basketball team disabled the visiting Wilton Beavers, 48-12 on Nov. 28 to open the season.

FS boys earn win over Beavers
Sports · December 07, 2017
West Branch High School’s freshman-sophomore boys basketball team beat the visiting Wilton Beavers 43-31 on Nov. 28.

Girls JV wins two
Sports · December 07, 2017
West Branch High School’s junior varsity girls basketball team won two games in recent action.

New coach wants wrestlers best at basics
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · November 30, 2017
The new wrestling season starts with a new coach and somewhat larger team – and a focus on the basics.

INA all-state football picks four Bears
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · November 30, 2017
West Branch football earned four spots on the Iowa Newspaper Association’s All-State list, the first statewide honor list released following the season.

Bears begin season with big road victory
by Ryan Stonebreaker, Tipton Conservative · Sports · November 30, 2017
DURANT — The West Branch Bear girls’ basketball team began their 2017-18 season on the road. That fact did not phase them, as the Bears scored at least 20 points in each of the first three quarters on their way to an 82-42 victory at Durant.

After district title, ‘something to prove’
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · November 23, 2017
Coming off a season that earned a district title, West Branch’s boys basketball team must find players who can make up for the 25 points-per-game average lost with Cooper Kabela’s graduation.

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