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Norv Coblentz/West Branch Times
Dominick Giannini, Trevor Thein, Jake Evans, Colton Dietz, Nick Schreiber, Cole Tisinger, Cale Donovan, Dalton Depoorter, Cade Aspelmeier, and John Hatfield. Back row: Brady Lukavsky, Brett Schiele, Matt Paulsen, Trey Eagle, Andrew Black, Peter Espensen, Ted Bridges, Mason Miller, Jaden Hierseman, Tanner Lukavsky.

Girls earn 3rd, 6th at state tournament
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · May 25, 2017
The West Branch girls track and field team qualified five events for the Iowa State Meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

Thein 7th, Bridges 15th at district boys’ golf tourney
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · May 25, 2017
West Branch junior Trevor Thein and sophomore Ted Bridges finished their 2017 golf season by placing seventh and 15th, respectively, at the district golf tournament Friday in Waterloo.

Rule changes will impact baseball team
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · May 25, 2017
There are new pitching rules in effect for high school baseball in Iowa this season, and they’ll probably have a big impact on the Bears’ baseball team.

Softball team: Pitching, experience return
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · May 25, 2017
The 2017 West Branch Bears softball team has a lot going for it, including athletes with great attitudes, the return of most of 2016’s pitching staff, and a senior leader with five years’ experience.

State tournament offered team ‘great experience’
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · May 25, 2017
Two events and five athletes represented the West Branch boys track and field team at the Iowa State Meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines May 18 and 19.

Girls golf looks back on 2017, names captains
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · May 25, 2017
With the close of the season, the West Branch High School girls golf team looked back and saw “terrific progress” from when they first took the course in March, the coach said.

Girls track looks back on strong season
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · Sports · May 25, 2017
The West Branch girls track and field team celebrated their terrific season May 21 at the high school with a meal.

Golf course sale completed
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · May 25, 2017
Jerry and Tammy Sexton posted on Facebook the news that they officially completed the purchase of the West Branch golf course.

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.

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