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The Maquoketa Cardinals girls basketball team went 1 for 2 last week, losing to Solon 57-50 then dropping another road game to the Central DeWitt Sabers 61 39. They won the last contest of the week, downing the Clinton River Queen’s 48-20 Saturday afternoon.

When Major League Baseball Dec. 9 released its list of 120 minor league teams chosen to become full-season affiliates of 30 MLB teams, it affirmed what the Clinton LumberKings management have known for the past 13 months.

To Easton Valley boys basketball senior Kaleb Cornilsen, the word, ‘coach’ doesn’t do Dan Beck justice.

The Maquoketa Cardinals girls basketball team made “a huge improvement” when it played Marquette Catholic in a scrimmage Thursday night in Maquoketa, according to coach James Doepke. 

The sound of high schools girls dribbling basketballs echoed on courts across the area with the start of girls’ basketball practice Nov. 9.

The Montezuma Braves defeated the Easton Valley River Hawks 62-35 in an eight-player football playoff quarterfinal game Friday, Nov. 6, ending the River Hawks’ postseason play.

A big second half propelled the Easton Valley River Hawks to the eight-man football quarterfinals for the second consecutive year. 

According to senior Porter Fuegen, Easton Valley’s energy and physicality dominated district foe Springville, leading to EV’s 63-8 win in second-round playoff action in eight-man football.

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CAMANCHE — The Maquoketa Cardinals football team traveled to Camanche Oct. 9 to end this 2020 football season made crazy by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Maquoketa seventh-grade volleyball hosted Anamosa Sept. 29. Hadley Ihrig, Brianna Rixen, Olivia Kleppe and Kyra Larson lead their squads in serving. Justice Armbruster, and Isabella McNamee led on the defense.

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Kannon Coakley dropped back for a pass. The Maquoketa Cardinals quarterback could not find an open man, so he took off and scrambled for a 15-yard touchdown run with 32 seconds remaining in the contest. 

The Maquoketa Cardinals football team had to wait an extra day to get on the field with the Monticello Panthers this week. On Saturday night, the Panthers moved to 3-0 as they defeated the Cardinals 28-21 on a beautiful September night.

West Liberty — The Maquoketa Cardinal football team had an unexpected two weeks off due to the coronavirus pandemic before they could play a season opener, taking on the fifth-ranked Class 2A West Liberty Comets on the road for what was supposed to be a tough game Sept. 11

The Maquoketa Cardinals football team was sidelined for one week, forced to self-quarantine after a team member tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the school district canceled its Aug. 28 and Sept. 4 football games.

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A total of 76 cars made their way to the Maquoketa Speedway Saturday for Hall of Fame Night as well as the season championship for all classes. After driver introductions on the front stretch, luck of the draw determined how the feature races started. Each point leader drew a chip from a bag…

Back-to-School Night puts lots of smiles on children’s faces Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Maquoketa Speedway, where some new and different faces also graced victory lane.

Anglers who bought a 2020 Iowa fishing license may receive an email from Louisiana State University encouraging them to participate in a survey to share their fishing experiences in Iowa during the coronavirus pandemic. The five-minute survey is legitimate and part of a nationwide study to s…

Football seasons across the country will be different this year, with some major college schools playing football in the spring and some playing this fall. 

Fishing for catfish is a summer tradition for many Iowa families. You can always count on channel catfish when the bite slows down for other fish in the heat of Iowa summers.

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Kory Meyer and Matt Short led the field to the green flag of the IMCA Modifieds Aug. 8 at the Maquoketa Speedway. Meyer took the early lead from the start and led until a lap-nine caution.  

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The Cedar Rapids Kennedy softball team was ready to win the class 5A state championship at Fort Dodge. They enjoyed a lopsided lead, and to cap a season with only one loss, the Cougar coach decided to put in a pinch runner.

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Maquoketa head football coach Kevin Bowman held his annual youth football camp last week. 

2020 has been one crazy year. With all spring high school sports canceled to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the fear was that summer sports would follow. Then in late May Gov. Kim Reynolds gave the go ahead to play baseball and softball, with games starting June 15.

Eventual IMCA Sport Mod feature winner Jarett Franzen has been on a hot streak lately. In the last two weeks and seven races he has racked up one track championship (at Davenport Speedway), three feature wins, one additional top-five finish, and two additional top-10 finishes. 

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By HARV HANSEN

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To prepare for the 2020 varsity football season, the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IAHSAA) released a revised schedule which allows for COVID-19 audibles Friday morning.

Although the Maquoketa Cardinals baseball season ended Monday night with a 5-1 loss to Marion in the substate semifinal, the team first defeated Central DeWitt 5-0 and Mount Vernon 15-5.

With a heat index close to 100 degrees, 73 cars braved the heat and humidity to put on a show at the Maquoketa Speedway July 18.

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CAMANCHE — The Maquoketa Cardinals football team traveled to Camanche Oct. 9 to end this 2020 football season made crazy by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Maquoketa seventh-grade volleyball hosted Anamosa Sept. 29. Hadley Ihrig, Brianna Rixen, Olivia Kleppe and Kyra Larson lead their squads in serving. Justice Armbruster, and Isabella McNamee led on the defense.

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Kannon Coakley dropped back for a pass. The Maquoketa Cardinals quarterback could not find an open man, so he took off and scrambled for a 15-yard touchdown run with 32 seconds remaining in the contest. 

The Maquoketa Cardinals football team had to wait an extra day to get on the field with the Monticello Panthers this week. On Saturday night, the Panthers moved to 3-0 as they defeated the Cardinals 28-21 on a beautiful September night.

West Liberty — The Maquoketa Cardinal football team had an unexpected two weeks off due to the coronavirus pandemic before they could play a season opener, taking on the fifth-ranked Class 2A West Liberty Comets on the road for what was supposed to be a tough game Sept. 11

The Maquoketa Cardinals football team was sidelined for one week, forced to self-quarantine after a team member tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the school district canceled its Aug. 28 and Sept. 4 football games.

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A total of 76 cars made their way to the Maquoketa Speedway Saturday for Hall of Fame Night as well as the season championship for all classes. After driver introductions on the front stretch, luck of the draw determined how the feature races started. Each point leader drew a chip from a bag…

Back-to-School Night puts lots of smiles on children’s faces Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Maquoketa Speedway, where some new and different faces also graced victory lane.

Anglers who bought a 2020 Iowa fishing license may receive an email from Louisiana State University encouraging them to participate in a survey to share their fishing experiences in Iowa during the coronavirus pandemic. The five-minute survey is legitimate and part of a nationwide study to s…

Football seasons across the country will be different this year, with some major college schools playing football in the spring and some playing this fall. 

Fishing for catfish is a summer tradition for many Iowa families. You can always count on channel catfish when the bite slows down for other fish in the heat of Iowa summers.

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Kory Meyer and Matt Short led the field to the green flag of the IMCA Modifieds Aug. 8 at the Maquoketa Speedway. Meyer took the early lead from the start and led until a lap-nine caution.  

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The Cedar Rapids Kennedy softball team was ready to win the class 5A state championship at Fort Dodge. They enjoyed a lopsided lead, and to cap a season with only one loss, the Cougar coach decided to put in a pinch runner.

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Maquoketa head football coach Kevin Bowman held his annual youth football camp last week. 

2020 has been one crazy year. With all spring high school sports canceled to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the fear was that summer sports would follow. Then in late May Gov. Kim Reynolds gave the go ahead to play baseball and softball, with games starting June 15.

Eventual IMCA Sport Mod feature winner Jarett Franzen has been on a hot streak lately. In the last two weeks and seven races he has racked up one track championship (at Davenport Speedway), three feature wins, one additional top-five finish, and two additional top-10 finishes. 

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By HARV HANSEN

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To prepare for the 2020 varsity football season, the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IAHSAA) released a revised schedule which allows for COVID-19 audibles Friday morning.

Although the Maquoketa Cardinals baseball season ended Monday night with a 5-1 loss to Marion in the substate semifinal, the team first defeated Central DeWitt 5-0 and Mount Vernon 15-5.

With a heat index close to 100 degrees, 73 cars braved the heat and humidity to put on a show at the Maquoketa Speedway July 18.

Tammy Nelson throws out the first pitch as her husband, Curt Nelson, looks on. The Nelsons were honored Friday night at the Jack Marlowe Athletic Complex for their dedication to the baseball and softball programs. Curt coached baseball for the district. The Nelson’s donated $20,000 for the s…