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Hole in one
Photo courtesy Todd Thein
Trevor Thein, 17, holds up his ball after removing it from the cup after shooting a hole in one on Hole No. 6 at Airport National during the Iowa PGA Junior Open Tournament on July 13.

Four softball players named to All-RVC
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · July 20, 2017
West Branch Head Softball Coach Kaitlyn Mullarky presided over the 2017 West Branch Softball Awards ceremony at the high school July 12.

Nearly blind shot ends with hole in one
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · July 20, 2017
Typically, when a golfer nails a hole-in-one, the scene includes a lot of fist-pumping, jumping, shouting and high-fives around the group.
Not with Trevor Thein.

Gladiator camp July 26-27
Sports · July 20, 2017
The National Guard will host a free Gladiator Camp for boys and girls grades nine through 12 Wednesday, July 26, and Thursday, July 27.

Lumpa, Kelly added up 34 combined years
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · July 20, 2017
It was time to retire, and a couple of expected grandchildren helped cement the decision.

8th-ranked Regina ends WB softball season
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · July 13, 2017
The Bears faced eighth-ranked Regina at Iowa City July 6 and lost 6-0.

Bears 10-run Warriors to open post-season
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · July 13, 2017
The Bears’ softball team won their first post-season contest by 10-running the Wapsie Valley Warriors at West Branch July 5 at West Branch.

Wapello edges out WB 3-2 in post-season
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · July 13, 2017
The West Branch Bears baseball team played their hearts out but fell short at Wapello July 8.

Softball team doubles up to beat Tipton
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · July 06, 2017
The West Branch softball team took both games of a double header from the visiting Tipton Tigers June 27.

Regals cause problems in double header
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · July 06, 2017
The Bears baseball team (5-16) lost two games of a double header at Regina (21-7) June 29.

Howsare, Gould compete in weightlifting
Sports · July 06, 2017
West Branch High School students Thomas Gould and Kira Howsare competed June 23-25 in USA Weightlifting’s 2017 National Youth Championships at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.

Winning with class
Sports · July 06, 2017
West Branch-area girls played in the 2017 USA Softball Girls’ 12U Fast Pitch State Tournament in Nevada, Iowa, on June 17 and 18 and won the Class D Silver Bracket.

Swails qualifies for national games
Sports · July 06, 2017
Ben Swails, the son of West Branch High School Class of 1992 graduate Laura Williams, was selected as a direct selection for the 2017 USSA All American Games in 13U Baseball.

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