2017-18 girls basketball team
Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
The 2017-18 West Branch High School girls basketball team includes, from left, front row: freshmen Savannah Sexton and Sasha Koenig, sophomore Abbie Waterman, freshmen Lexi Peak and Abby Westcott, junior Riley Vaughan, and sophomores Aubrey Baylor and Taylor Thein; second row: freshmen Allie Laschanzky and Bailey Donohoe, junior Hannah Dauenbaugh, freshman Rylan Druecker, senior Tatum Koenig, freshmen Maddy Hatfield and Taya Young, and sophomores Taylor Boelk and Hope Evans; back row: freshman Justice Tunnell, sophomores Devin Dauenbaugh, Clara Kobbernagel and Kaiya Luneckas, senior Bridget Buol, junior Abbey Fryauf, sophomore Mackenzie Heise and senior Maddi Luneckas.

Koenig makes it official by signing to play for Bradley
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · November 16, 2017
West Branch High School senior Tatum Koenig last week made her decision official, signing a National Letter of Intent to play basketball for Bradley University.

Girls team ‘a little youthful’ in 2017-18
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · November 16, 2017
The 2017-18 girls basketball team appears “a little youthful,” the coach said, and will need to gear up quickly to take on some of the tougher, more experienced River Valley Conference teams this season.

West Branch athletes among half dozen who qualified for USA gymnastics teams
Sports · November 16, 2017
CORALVILLE – Six gymnasts earned spots on USA Gymnastics National Teams, according to the Iowa Gym-Nest.

‘Perfect effort’ helped Bears overachieve
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · November 16, 2017
The 2017 football team produced “no superstars,” yet team effort “overachieved” and pulled in a district title and perfect regular season, the head coach said Friday night.

Fryauf, Nopoulos make RVC all-conference
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · November 16, 2017
Two West Branch volleyball players earned positions on the River Valley Conference All-Conference teams for the 2017 season.

Eighth girls go 5-1
Sports · November 16, 2017
West Branch eight-graders went 5-1 in recent action.

Coach, dozen players on All-District list
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · November 09, 2017
Unbeaten in District 3, West Branch football landed a dozen players on the annual All-District list, including Coach of the Year.

Bears take out Mid-Prairie
Sports · November 09, 2017
Ouch. Sometimes you’ve got to feel for the losing team.

Football banquet 6 p.m. Friday
Sports · November 09, 2017
West Branch Football will host its end-of-season banquet 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the high school.

Trojans end WB’s playoff run, 32-13
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · November 02, 2017
The season that accomplished more than expected suddenly seemed to end too soon.

Girls swimmers qualify for five state events
Sports · November 02, 2017
Iowa City High’s girls swimming team competed Saturday at the regional meeting in Marshalltown, earning state qualifying times for five events.

Pedersen: Young team played to strengths
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Sports · November 02, 2017
West Branch coaches looked back on the 2017 season with a pleasant surprise: Despite playing more underclassmen than seniors, the Bears somehow finished the season with an undefeated record, a District 3 title and No. 1 playoff seed.

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