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Draggin' him down
Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
West Branch freshman lineman Jeff Bowie sacks Tipton senior quarterback Ben Emrich for a 13-yard loss midway through the second quarter Friday at the Little Rose Bowl.

WB hopes to keep improving at regionals
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · October 19, 2017
West Branch’s volleyball team entered regional play Oct. 17 after a week of ups and downs in the conference tournament, yet the coach sees improvement in overall performance.

JV 1st in MVC divisional
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · October 19, 2017
City High’s boys cross country team heads into Thursday’s divisional meet coming off a sixth-place finish at the varsity level, a first-place finish on junior varsity and a third-place finish on the freshman-sophomore level on Oct. 12.

7th takes Durant 6-0
Sports · October 19, 2017
West Branch Middle School’s seventh-grade football team played a “fifth quarter” after the eighth-grade game and upended Durant 6-0.

Bears plow through Durant, 46-6
Sports · October 19, 2017
West Branch Middle School eighth-grade’s football team defeated Durant 46-6 on Oct. 3.

District champs! Bears down Tipton, 30-20
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · October 15, 2017
With a win on senior night, clinching the District 3 title and a couple more school records, West Branch made it a big Friday night overall with a 30-20 win over Tipton.

Bears start strong, but Durant wins in 3
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · October 12, 2017
The 7-15 West Branch volleyball team lost a close set to the Durant Wildcats at West Branch Oct. 3 26-24.

JV takes 1st at Dubuque Super Meet
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · October 12, 2017
Three City High/West Branch cross country teams ran Oct. 5 in the Mississippi Valley Super Meet at the Dubuque Soccer Complex.

FS football falls to North Cedar, 38-7
Sports · October 12, 2017
West Branch High School’s freshman-sophomore football team saw its first district loss Oct. 9 to North Cedar’s Knights, 38-7, at Stanwood.

FS netters sweep Mediapolis
Sports · October 12, 2017
The West Branch fresh/soph volleyball team traveled to Mediapolis on Saturday, Oct. 7, and won Mediapolis’ round-robin tournament by defeating each of their opponents.

JV netters struggled in conference
Sports · October 12, 2017
West Branch High School’s junior varsity volleyball team played several opponents in recent weeks yet could not find that first win against a conference opponent.

Big 2Q pushes Bears far past Knights
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · October 07, 2017
The railroad tracks usually run alongside Doug Jackson Field.

No. 11 Regina rolls through Bears in 3 sets
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · October 05, 2017
The West Branch volleyball team hasn’t quite hit its stride yet. With a Sept. 26 loss to 11th-ranked Regina at West Branch in three sets, the Bears’ record fell to 5-11. Scores were 25-17, 25-20 and 25-13.

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