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Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
West Branch High School senior cheerleaders climb onto the backs of senior players of the football team for parents taking pictures Saturday morning at Media Day. Pictured, from left, are cheerleaders Cassie Scheer, Josie Miller, Courtney Depoorter and Annika Olson; football players, from left, are Ben Thompson, Marcus Gould, Jacob Barnhart and Billy Friis. The team recently added pads to practice in preparation for its first game Aug. 25 against Class 2A West Liberty.

Expect more passing to several receivers
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · August 17, 2017
The Bears offense will look a lot different in 2017.

ĎThe Final Seasoní coach: Build relationships
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · August 17, 2017
Sean Astin stars as a 30-year-old Kent Stock in The Final Season movie, and the real state-championship-winning coach last week encouraged West Branch coaches to focus on relationships with their players.

Three Brothers, Peacocks win Hooverball
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · August 10, 2017
The 2017 National Hoover-Ball Championships were the 30th annual competition.

Tipton, WB teens win Team Fergalicious
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · August 10, 2017
Teenagers from Tipton and West Branch won the Team Fergalicious Road Race 5K Saturday morning at Hooverís Hometown Days.

Catalpa Corner announces trial winners
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · August 10, 2017
The 2017 Catalpa Corner Charity Horse Trials were held in rural West Branch August 5 and 6. The weather was good, and the forecasted rain for the show jumping Aug. 6 held off. Results for individuals follows.

Youth Hooverball turnout more than doubles
Sports · August 10, 2017
A record 91 youth competed in the third Youth Hoover-Ball Tournament, a new womenís team claimed the adult games title and itís four in a row for the menís division at the Hoover-Ball National Championships, held during Hooverís Hometown Days on Aug. 4 and 5.

From Peacocks to Bearadactyls, Hooverball gets ready
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · August 03, 2017
Plans are in place for the 2017 Hooverball National Championship Games to be held Aug. 5 beginning at 9 a.m.

Catalpa Corner Charity Horse Trials includes adult championship event
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · August 03, 2017
The 2017 Catalpa Corners Charity Horse Trials will be held Aug. 5 and 6 in rural West Branch.

Coach: Bears showed strong growth in 2017
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · July 27, 2017
The 2017 West Branch baseball team held an awards ceremony at the high school July 17.

Football season getting ready
Sports · July 27, 2017
Football players get going soon with Gladiator Camp 3-4 p.m. July 26-27.

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.

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