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All-Academic honors
Norv Coblentz/West Branch Times
Academic All-State Award recipients are, from left: Cade Aspelmeier, Ben Kyllingstad, Brady Lukavsky, Brett Schiele, Cooper Kabela, Zach Thompson, Ted Bridges, Jack Dragovich, Lauren Nalen and Aurora Eilertsen. Also pictured: Coach Tom Burger. Not pictured: Ben Thompson and Jessica Myers.

Boys’ coach next goal: State tournament
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · March 23, 2017
The West Branch boys’ basketball team had an awards banquet at the high school March 19.

Boys track: Experience, talent, lot of youth
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · March 17, 2017
The 2017 West Branch boys’ track and field team has 38 athletes and a mixture of some experience and a lot of youth.

Coach and players honored by RVC picks
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · March 17, 2017
Four players and the head coach of the West Branch boys’ basketball team were honored by the River Valley Conference for the 2016-17 season.

Local gymnasts to represent Iowa
Sports · March 17, 2017
West Branch girls with the Iowa Gymnastics Academy competed Friday at the Iowa Optional State Gymnastics Meet in Des Moines.

Dietz joins Simpsons’ Storm on defense
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · March 09, 2017
Chuck Dietz said that when Colton was in fifth grade, he picked him up after his first day of tackle football practice, and the boy seemed down.

Three earn RVC honors in girls basketball
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · March 09, 2017
Three West Branch girls basketball players received River Valley Conference All-Conference awards, several received RVC All-Conference Academic awards, and varsity letters and team awards were distributed at the awards banquet at the high school March 5.

2017 girls track roster will fill all events
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · March 09, 2017
The 2017 West Branch girls’ track and field team is 24 strong this season.

Indian Hills taps 1999 WBHS grad for Hall of Fame
by Krista Clark, Tipton Conservative · Sports · March 09, 2017
Springdale native Jennifer Sabourin, a 1999 graduate of Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame on February 18, along 6 other individuals.

12U volleyball finishes undefeated
Sports · March 09, 2017
The West Branch Ignite 12U Volleyball team went undefeated this season and took first place in the Durant Tournament on Feb. 26.

14U Ignite wins two tournaments
Sports · March 09, 2017
The West Branch Ignite 14U Ignite Volleyball team finished off their regular season winning their last two tournaments.

District champs: After four-year drought, Bears take title again
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · March 02, 2017
A 69-56 Feb. 21 District Final win over the Tipton Tigers propelled the West Branch boys’ basketball team to the substate game.

Camanche barely escapes Bears’ defensive fire
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · March 02, 2017
It was a great ride, but the West Branch Bears’ boys basketball team’s fine season ended Feb. 25.

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