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Swinging for the title
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Trevor Thein tees off on the No. 10 hole Friday at Wahkonsa golf course during the sectional meet. Thein and Ted Bridges, who medaled, advanced to the district tournament on Friday at Gates Park Golf Course in Waterloo.

RVC champs! Post-season starts off well for boys golf team
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · May 18, 2017
West Branch’s boys golf team won the River Valley Conference 13-team meet — upsetting the favored Wilton Beavers by two strokes — landed three on All-Conference Teams, then got two golfers through sectionals in a strong start to the post-season.

Girls in five events head to state meet
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · May 18, 2017
The West Branch girls track and field team will send four athletes in five events to the state track and field meet in Des Moines May 18-20.

Boys track qualifies for two state events
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · May 18, 2017
The West Branch boys track and field team will send two events to the state meet in Des Moines May 18-20.

Girls take 4th at RVC, 3rd place in regionals
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · May 18, 2017
Girls golf wrapped up the season with a fourth-place finish at the 13-team conference meet and a third-place finish at the nine-team regional tournament.

Two selective racers win Bear Stampede 5K
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · May 18, 2017
The overall winner of the signature 5K Bear Stampede runs often, but competes selectively, he said.

11 season-bests at RVC conference meet
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · May 11, 2017
The West Branch girls track and field team turned in 11 season-best performances at the River Valley Conference meet held at Bellevue May 4.

Bears make good showing at Kalona before RVC meet
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · May 11, 2017
With several River Valley Conference opponents in the mix, West Branch finished third overall last week in Kalona.

Girls golf takes fifth place Friday at Tigerette Classic
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · May 11, 2017
West Branch took fifth place Friday at the 18-hole Tigerette Classic at Tipton Country Club.

Personal records, season bests at RVC meet
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · May 11, 2017
The Bears boys track and field team set several personal records and season-best times at the River Valley Conference Meet at Bellevue May 4.

Quartet bring back medals from middles school state track
Sports · May 11, 2017
Four West Branch Middle School track and field athletes traveled to Ames High School for the Mike Henderson Middle School Track and Field State Meet and brought back medals for relays.

Girls track finishes 5th in cold, rainy meet
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · May 04, 2017
The West Branch girls got in a meet at Wayland during a cold and rainy stretch of weather on April 27. In a two-class meet at WACO, the Bears participated in the larger of the two classes and placed fifth of six teams.

West Liberty tournament shows Bears competitive
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · May 04, 2017
Led by a one-under-par showing on nine holes by Ted Bridges, the Bears boys golf team finished third in an 18-hole West Liberty Invitational on April 25.

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