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Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
More than 30 boys from grades three through six took part in a basketball camp hosted by the high boys team. The three-day camp ran the week of Dec. 20, with high school coaches, middle school coaches and high school players teaching the fundamentals of the game.

Young’s free-throws keep ‘Hawks at bay
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · January 04, 2018
Every time Mid-Prairie had a moment, even a short run, West Branch had an answer, and in the final game before Christmas break, the girls basketball team closed 2017 with a 54-50 win over the visitors.

Bear hold off ‘Hawks push for 68-59 win
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · January 04, 2018
A 9-0 run helped bring the visitors within two points of West Branch, but the effort fell short Dec. 19 and the Bears went on to defeat Mid-Prairie 68-59 right before Christmas break.

Bears earn six wins against RVC opponents
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · January 04, 2018
Bears wrestlers brought back six wins against three conference foes before heading out for Christmas break Dec. 21.

FS boys beat Golden Hawks
Sports · January 04, 2018
West Branch High School’s freshman-sophomore boys basketball team fell to the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks 40-33 on Dec. 19 in West Branch.

JV boys beat Camanche, Mid-Prairie
Sports · January 04, 2018
West Branch High School junior varsity boys basketball won two games just before Christmas break, defeating Camanche and Mid-Prairie.

Bears make No. 8 Cascade sweat it out
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · December 21, 2017
Coming in with a 6-1 record, Nov. 8 Cascade’s girls basketball coach expressed relief to walk out of West Branch with a 73-68 win after the Bears led well into the second half on Dec. 12.

No. 2 Cascade fights off West Branch, 66-51
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · December 21, 2017
West Branch made it hard for the No. 2 Cascade Cougars to put the scrappy Bears away Dec. 12, requiring them to chip and claw to first earn the lead and then keep it, a project that took until deep into the final quarter.

Wrestlers earn five wins in quad meet
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · December 21, 2017
West Branch wrestlers brought back five wins from a Dec. 14 quad in Camanche.

8th wins 2 to finish
Sports · December 21, 2017
West Branch Middle School’s eighth-grade girls basketball team finished with season with 17 wins, six losses and one tie.

Dutch honor Kron
Sports · December 21, 2017
Central College volleyball team recognized West Branch’s Dalana Kron at the team’s postseason banquet.

Freshman-sophomore boys win 2, lose 1
Sports · December 21, 2017
West Branch High School’s freshman-sophomore boys basketball team won two games and lost one in recent contests.

JV girls defeat Cascade
Sports · December 21, 2017
West Branch High School’s junior varsity girls basketball team traveled to Cascade Dec. 12 to defeat the Cougars 42-37.

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