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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…

Easton Valley Boys basketball team members, and their coach, continue to gather post season awards in the wake of their one-loss season. Both Jessen Weber and Kaleb Cornilsen were named to the Iowa Class 1A Boys All-Substate team.  In addition, their head coach, Dan Beck, was named the coach…

This fall, the Maquoketa and Easton Valley football teams will see a lot of new faces as they play on some fields they have not been to in a long time or, in some cases, have never been to. 

The Maquoketa Cardinals boys basketball season came to an end Feb. 24 at the hands of the Central DeWitt Sabers at the Sabers’ gym 35-22. 

They shot hoops together for about a decade, and it shows.

Maquoketa Cardinal Brady Digmann dislocated his knee cap in a basketball game; he did not break it as reported on the sports pages in the Jan. 29 Sentinel-Press. We regret the error.

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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…

Easton Valley Boys basketball team members, and their coach, continue to gather post season awards in the wake of their one-loss season. Both Jessen Weber and Kaleb Cornilsen were named to the Iowa Class 1A Boys All-Substate team.  In addition, their head coach, Dan Beck, was named the coach…

This fall, the Maquoketa and Easton Valley football teams will see a lot of new faces as they play on some fields they have not been to in a long time or, in some cases, have never been to. 

The Maquoketa Cardinals boys basketball season came to an end Feb. 24 at the hands of the Central DeWitt Sabers at the Sabers’ gym 35-22. 

They shot hoops together for about a decade, and it shows.

Maquoketa Cardinal Brady Digmann dislocated his knee cap in a basketball game; he did not break it as reported on the sports pages in the Jan. 29 Sentinel-Press. We regret the error.