The Maquoketa Cardinals girls basketball team had a successful first week of action, going 2-0 on the young season.
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The Easton Valley River Hawks girls basketball team opened the season on the road against Bellevue Marquette Nov. 26. It was also the first varsity contest for the River Hawks’ new head coach Chad Gruver.
The Easton Valley River Hawks football season came to an end Friday night at the hands of the Don Bosco Dons on their home field. The Dons move on to the state semifinals in the UNI Dome.
The Maquoketa seventh grade volleyball team played at DeWitt Sept. 12. Coach Teri Taylor noted the Cardinals won the A, B and C games. Melmarie Keller, Kalyn Hackman and Tinsley Howell all were 8 for 8 at the service line. Maranda Wood and Kendra Fultner lead their teams in serving.
The Easton Valley River Hawks played an unusual game Friday night in Preston, defeating Central Elkader 86-0. The River Hawks ran only 21 offensive plays all night; in a typical game, teams run an average of 50 to 60 plays. The River Hawks recorded nine touchdowns on those 21 plays.
Maquoketa High School cross country will likely get a boost in future years with the hiring this year of a middle school cross country coach.
Maquoketa High School freshman Jenna Wiebenga was selected to play softball for the West Region USSSA All-American Games this summer in Viera, Florida.
People new to target shooting and looking for an opportunity to give it a try, as well as seasoned veterans, are invited to a public trap shoot from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5.