The Easton Valley River Hawks boys basketball team started the regular season in impressive fashion, going 3-0.
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The Maquoketa Cardinals boys basketball team opened its season at home against Vinton-Shellsburg last Tuesday on a positive note, coming away with a hard-fought 62-51 victory.
After starting the season against two ranked teams, and losing both of them, the Easton Valley River Hawks recorded the first “W” Friday night at home against Starmont, winning 50-23.
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 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.