CENTER POINT - Anamosa senior Mitch Engelbart and junior Nathan Keating were hoping the third time would be the charm competing at the class 2A district wrestling tournament, held in Center Point Saturday, Feb. 15.
ANAMOSA - If there was any question as to how the Anamosa girls basketball team was going to come out and play in their class 3A regional quarter-final contest against visiting Camanche Saturday, Feb. 15, the Raiders answered it almost immediately.
WILTON - Knowing the chances were pretty good that he would get both of his state-ranked wrestlers through the class 1A district round in Wilton Saturday, Feb. 15, and on to the state tournament, Midland wrestling coach Casey Huston still took nothing for granted.
SPRINGVILLE - It may have been nearly 15-degrees below zero outside the Springville High School gym Thursday, Feb. 13, but inside the Oriole girls basketball team was supplying plenty of heat for their legion of fans who came to witness what they hoped would be a class 1A regional first-round blowout.
CEDAR RAPIDS - For the better part of the last decade, Scott Wheeler has been working tirelessly to build the Anamosa Wrestling Club (AWC) into one that can annually compete with the best AAU teams in the state of Iowa.
ANAMOSA - Playing their final game of the 2019-20 campaign, Anamosa JV girls basketball coach Angie Lawrence may have hoped for a better finish for her team against visiting Bellevue-Marquette Tuesday, Feb. 11, but through what has been a challenging year at times this winter, Lawrence still left the court proud of what her Raiders have accomplished.
ANAMOSA - Down by 19 points early in the fourth quarter, the Anamosa fr/so boys basketball team was pretty much left for dead against visiting Tipton Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Then all of a sudden, the Raiders came to life.
MANCHESTER - It wasn’t something Anamosa wrestling coach Trever Greene was necessarily thinking of coming into the class 2A sectional tournament at West Delaware Saturday, Feb. 8, but it was something he did have an idea about based on the teams that were there and the success the Raiders had against many of them earlier this season.
LISBON - There was good news and there was bad news for the Midland wrestling team competing at an absolutely loaded class 1A sectional tournament in Lisbon Saturday, Jan. 8.
The good news?
SPRINGVILLE - Setting the tone with dominating playing off the opening tip Tuesday, Feb. 4, the Springville girls basketball made it clear to visiting Starmont they were here to win the game, and were going to do it in dominating fashion, too.
OELWEIN - It’s tough to maintain the amazingly high level of success that Anamosa junior Lilly Machart has had during what has been an absolutely brilliant high school career, yet somehow, she continues to do it over and over again.
OELWEIN - Led by sensational performances from Evan Robertson, Lane Mollenhauer, Tanner Malanaphy, Nick Olivas, Hunter LaGrange and Jazlyn Andrea, the Springville high school archery team collected a score of 1,673 to place second against a five-team field at the 3D shoot in Oelwein Saturday, Feb. 8.
TIPTON - Having already produced one of the greatest dual meet campaigns in school history this winter, Anamosa wrestling coach Trever Greene wanted to see his team continue to rise up the ladder competing at the River Valley Conference tournament Saturday, Feb. 1, in Tipton.
SPRINGVILLE - Coming off their first tournament triumph of the season at Bellevue just a week earlier, the Anamosa Schools archery team looked to keep the good times and high scores going in Springville Saturday, Feb. 1.
WAVERLY - Members of the Anamosa girls wrestling team had high hopes as they entered their first-ever state wrestling tournament held inside the Waverly-Shell Rock gym Friday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25.
But when they walked off the mat after the second day and headed home, even the Raider girls themselves were surprised by their amazing success.
ANAMOSA - The Anamosa wrestling team hasn’t had too many opportunities to wrestle on the home mat this season.
Amazingly, that hasn’t seemed to hinder the Raiders as they continue to produce dual triumphs at a dizzying, dare I say school-record pace.
ANAMOSA - For three of the game’s four quarters, the Anamosa JV boys basketball team more than competed with visiting Camanche, one of the top JV teams in the River Valley Conference.
COGGON - They got a run for their money from host North Linn Saturday, Jan. 25, but nothing was going to stop the Springville archery team from winning yet another high school bullseye championship.
And nothing did.
ANAMOSA - There’s no doubting the Anamosa boys are a good basketball team.
They’ve shown that ability on numerous occasions already this winter. Just watch them, and you can see for yourself.
ANAMOSA - Through the first three minutes of their contest hosting class 2A No. 1 ranked Cascade Thursday, Jan. 16, it looked as though the Anamosa girls basketball team might be able to hang with the extremely talented Cougars in their River Valley Conference contest.
ARLINGTON - Barely nestled into their seats in Starmont Thursday, Jan. 16, Springville boys basketball fans were already knew what the outcome of the Orioles’ contest against the host Stars was going to be.
Another impressive Tri-Rivers Conference rout.
SPRINGVILLE - For three quarters, class 2A third-ranked North Linn was getting everything they could ask out of host Springville in a huge Tri-Rivers Conference showdown Tuesday, Jan. 14.
ANAMOSA - It’s been the chance the first-year Anamosa girls’ wrestling team has been waiting for since the 2019-20 schedule was first released a little over two months ago.
CLARENCE - Coming into their game at North Cedar Tuesday, Jan. 6, the Anamosa boys basketball team was riding high with on two-game winning streak and everything looked good to make it three straight as the Raiders play against the host Knights.
ANAMOSA - After spending much of the last month traveling all over eastern Iowa competing at tournaments, the Anamosa Schools archery team felt good to be back at home Saturday, Jan. 4.
DELHI - It was a night where fans had to stay in their seats at Maquoketa Valley Friday, Jan. 3, because if they left to get a popcorn, they’d miss a ton of action on the mat as the Anamosa and Dubuque Wahlert girls put on a wrestling show.
SOLON - Over much of the past two decades, the Anamosa wrestling team has been known more for its individual talent rather than team accolades and dual meet triumphs.
ANAMOSA - Waves of archers dressed in orange and black descended upon the Anamosa middle and high school gyms Saturday, Jan. 4, and much like they have everyplace else they’ve been so far this winter, the talented contingent of Springville archers just added to their collection of hardware winning both the high school bullseye and 3D team championships.
ANAMOSA - As one of the top pitchers in all of eastern Iowa, Anamosa senior Kalli Minger had options when it came to where she wanted to play her collegiate softball.
ANAMOSA - Coming so close so many times to getting their first win, the Anamosa boys basketball team hasn’t allowed frustration to set in during the first few weeks of the 2019-20 campaign.
EDGEWOOD - It’s tough enough to slow the Springville girls basketball team with the wide array of weapons the Orioles have at their disposal.
GOOSE LAKE - For fans who have followed the Anamosa boys basketball team through the first two weeks of the 2019-20 campaign, there’s no doubting the Raiders are a better team now that they were a mere two weeks ago.
ARLINGTON - When it came to goals, Midland girls basketball coach Jason Soper wanted to make sure to keep things relatively simple for his young team.
WYOMING - It wasn’t exactly the start Springville boys basketball coach Nick Merritt was hoping for at Midland Friday, Dec. 13, but once his Orioles were able to get out and run in the open court, points began pouring in at an impressive rate.
MONTICELLO - With a big crowd on hand in Monticello Thursday, Dec. 5, the Anamosa wrestling team got off to a slow start against the host Panthers, and the raucous home crowd made sure the Raiders knew it too.
CEDAR RAPIDS - For most high school athletes in Iowa when it comes to winter sports, basketball and wrestling are the only options.
Not the case for Springville sophomore Brendan Shaner.
CASCADE - There haven’t been too many times when visiting teams leave Cascade with wins over much of the past 30 years, but that’s exactly what the extremely young Anamosa boys basketball team was trying to do in their season-opener against the host Cougars Tuesday, Dec. 3.