The Maquoketa Cardinals football team dropped its third game of the young season last Friday night at Goodenow Field; however, they recorded zero penalties. 

The Camanche Storm (1-2) left Maquoketa (0-3) with a 30-15 victory. 

The Cardinals received the opening kick-off, but after gaining 2 yards were forced to punt, a scene repeated by the Storm. The Storm drove the football downfield in its second possession, then dialed up a reverse which caught the Cardinals off guard. Wide receiver Tucker Dickherber took a handoff and raced 25 yards for a touchdown and a two-point conversion, giving the storm an 8-0 lead with 6:58 left in the first quarter. 

Kasey Coakley replaced QB Hunter Manning on the Cardinals’ third possession. Coakley and the Cards moved the ball down the field on a long drive. 

With the ball on the Storms’ 15 yard line, Coakley floated a pass to the back of the end zone, but the Storms’ Dickherber intercepted the pass giving the Storm the ball on the 20 yard line. On the next play, Dickherber caught a screen pass and ran 80 yards for a touchdown. With the two-point conversion good, Camanche led 16-0 with 5:58 left before halftime. 

The Cardinals went three and out on the next possession gaining only two yards. After the Cardinals’ punt two plays later, Dylan Said recovered a fumble at the Cardinals’ 43 yard line with 4:03 left in the second quarter. On a third-and-19, Coakley found Tai Streets for a completed pass to the 11 yard line. 

Three plays later on a fourth-and-five at the 6 with 1:08, Coakley threw another interception in the end zone. 

Manning started the second half for the Cardinals, driving the team down field to the Storms’ 8 yard line. But, he threw another interception in the endzone.

The Cardinals threw another interception at midfield, and three plays later the Storms scored another touchdown making the score 22-0 with 2:01 left in the third. 

Late in the third quarter, Coakley found Isaac Koppang for a short four-yard touchdown pass, getting the Cards on the board but trailing 22-8. 

The Cardinals surprised the Storm with an onside kick which the Cards then recovered. Maquoketa would score another touchdown, making the score 22-15 with 9:27 left in the game.

The Storm lined up for a punt on forth and 10 but it was a fake, and they completed a pass for a first down. With 3:40 left in the game, Camanche scored a touchdown putting the game on ice with a score of 30-15.

The Cardinals played the game without committing any penalties, a rarity in the sport. The Cardinals have committed only 8 penalties all season.

The Cards travel to Clinton Friday, Sept. 17, to take on the River Kings. One team will get its first win of the season as both are 0-3.  

CAMANCHE 30

MAQUOKETA 15

C    8    8    6    8  —  30

M   0    0    8    7  —  15

Team

statistics              C               M

First Downs          16             18

Rushing yards       204          102

Passing yards       171          213

Passing TD/INT    2/0           1/5

Total plays           45             71

Total offense       375           315

Fumbles/lost        2/1           0/0

Penalties/yards   5/32           0/0

Punts/avg          5/31.6      3/43.0

Individual statistics

Passing — Hunter Manning 3-11-33-0-2; Kasey Coakley 14-41-180-1-3. 

Rushing — Isaac Koppang 23-89; Manning 4-15; Coakley 3-(-2).

Receiving — Tai Streets 8-117; Johnny Burns 3-30; Ben Thines 2-24; Max Keller 2-23; Keelan Hoover 2-19. 

Tackle Leaders — Thines 6; Koppang 4; Tyson Wilhelm 4.

Interception —None.

Fumble Recoveries — Dylan Said 1.

Sacks — None.

 

EV outscores foes 188-30 in three games

Easton Valley’s football team maintained its winning ways by downing the Midland Eagles 61-8 in Midland.

The River Hawks found themselves behind in the score for just the second time so far this season after the Eagles tackled River Hawks’ quarterback Conor Gruver in the end zone for a safety with 9:49 to go in the first quarter.

The River Hawks took the lead for good as Gruver found Hayden Felkey for a 5-yard touchdown pass with 5:33 left in the first. One minute and 30 seconds later, the River Hawks blocked a punt and Dylon Dyson jumped on the ball for a touchdown. 

In the second quarter, the River Hawks scored four touchdowns. EV blocked another punt and Dyson recovered the ball in the end zone again for another touchdown. 

Running back Charlie Simpson ran for three touchdowns in the quarter, running 5 yards, 33 yards, and 1 yard and giving the River Hawks a 36-2 lead at halftime.

Simpson ran for a 20-yard touchdown to give the River Hawks a lead of more than 35 points and a continuous clock the rest of the game.

Felkey continues to be a force on defense as he recorded 13 tackles in the game, four sacks, and 8 tackles for a loss. Felkey leads the state in tackles for a loss with 17. 

Easton Valley has outscored its opponents 188-30 so far this season. 

The River Hawks stay on the road this week, traveling to Springville Friday, Sept. 17.

EASTON VALLEY 61

MIDLAND 8

M       2    0      0    6   —  8 

EV   12   24   14   10  — 61

Team

statistics                 M        EV

First Downs               7        21

Rushing yards          45       225

Passing yards          123      153

Passing TD/INT        1/0      2/0

Total plays               46       45

Total offense           168      378

Fumbles / lost         0/0      1/0

Penalties / yards    3/30     7/60

Punts / average    6/26.3   1/22

Individual

statistics

Passing — Conor Gruver 12-15-153-2-0 

Rushing — Charlie Simpson 12-123; Andin Farrell 10-84; Carson Fuegen 2-10; C. Gruver 3-4; Ayden Huling 2-3; Aidan Gruver 1-1.

Receiving — Hayden Felkey 4-79; Farrell 3-50; A. Gruver 2-14; Fuegen 3-10.

Tackle Leaders — Felkey 13; Farrell 12; Dillon Beck 8.5; Huling 8.

Interception — None.

Fumble Recoveries — Dylon Dyson 2.

Sacks — Felkey 4; Beck 1; Ashten Huling 1

 

Volleyball

Cards volleyball works to improve serve skills 

On Sept. 7, the Maquoketa Cardinals dropped three games to Dyersville Beckman, which is the No. 12-ranked team in Class 2A.

Coming into the meet, Cardinals coach Nicole Snyder said Beckman was “a good team and hard for us to defend.”

Jackie Miller paced the Cardinals with 10 kills and 2 blocks. Tenley Cavanagh had 15 assists. CJ Yeager recorded 8 digs and Emma Chapin, 7. Carley Cavanagh had 2 aces. 

The Cardinals had only 15 kills for the match, while Beckman recorded 37. Beckman senior Kiersten Schmitt had 18 kills and leads the state in the category with 188 kills for the season.

The Cardinals serve efficiency was 87.09% and 2 aces while Beckman was 90.2% on serves efficiency and 14 aces.

The Cardinals played Alburnett Tuesday at home. They play Midland Wyoming on the road Thursday, Sept. 16, then participate in a tournament at Springville Saturday, Sept. 18.

BECKMAN 3

MAQUOKETA 0

(25-17, 25-14, 25-15)

(At Maquoketa Sept. 7)

Kills — Jackie Miller 10; Mikaela Burken 2; Emma Chapin 2; Carley Davis1. 

Assists — Tenley Cavanagh 15.

Blocks — Davis 3; Miller 2; Burken 2.

Digs — CJ Yeager 8; Chapin 7; Miller 3; T. Cavanagh 2; Grace Wing 2; Carley Cavanagh 1.

Aces — C. Cavanagh 2.

 

River Hawks have undefeated week at net

The Easton Valley River Hawks volleyball team went 4-0 last week. 

On Sept. 9 the River Hawks swept a non-conference match against Maquoketa Valley 3-0. Then on Saturday, the River Hawks traveled to Camanche for the Camanche Tourney. 

The River Hawks went undefeated for the day, going 6-0 and winning the tourney by defeating Northeast, Bellevue, Camanche 2-0. 

“The girls were a little nervous before the match Monday because we moved some people to different positions,” Coach Denise Larson said. “I wanted to see who could play different positions, and I liked what I saw.”

For the week, Kaitlyn Kuhl lead the team in kills with 28. Dana Carlson had 10, Hadley Farrell 9, Aleah Johnson 9, and Mikayla Mitchell 8. Carlson had the high 28 assists for the week. Renee Hartung chipped in with 20 assists. Kuhl registered 20 digs; Hadley Farrell had 19 digs and Kylee Ready had 13. Mitchell recorded 6 blocks on the week. Hartung led the team with 4 aces.

This week the River Hawks entertained Alburnett on Tuesday Sept. 14, travel to Midland on Thursday, then play in the Springville Tournament Saturday.

 

EASTON VALLEY 3

MAQUOKETA VALLEY 0

(25-16, 25-17, 25-11)

Kills — Kaitlyn Kuhl 12; Mikayla Mitchell 6; Aleah Johnson 5; Hadley Farrell 5; Renee Hartung 4; Dana Carlson 4.

Assists — Carlson 15; Hartung 12; Mitchell 2; Johnson 1. 

Blocks — Mitchell 2 Farrell 1.

Digs — Kuhl 13; Farrell 12; Hartung 4; Mitchell 3; Carlson 3; Kylee Ready 3; Johnson 1.

Aces — Carlson 8; Mitchell 3; Hartung 2; Farrell 1.

 

EASTON VALLEY 2

BELLEVUE 0

(21-5, 21-15)

(At Camanche Sept.11)

Kills — Kaitlyn Kuhl 5; Aleah Johnson 3; Dana Carlson 3; Hadley Farrell 2; Renee Hartung 1; Mikayla Mitchell 1. 

Assists — Hartung 4; Carlson 4; Mitchell 1; Johnson 1.

Blocks — Carlson 2; Hartung 1; Mitchell 1.

Digs — Kylee Ready 3; Hartung 2; Mitchell 2; Kuhl 2; Farrell 2; Carlson 1; Jaysie Wood 1.

Aces — Mitchell 2; Kuhl 2.

 

EASTON VALLEY 2

NORTHEAST 0

(21-14, 21-17)

(At Camanche Sept. 11)

Kills — Kaitlyn Kuhl 5; Mikayla Mitchell 2; Hadley Farrell 2; Dana Carlson 1. 

Assists — Carlson 6; Renee Hartung 3.

Blocks — Farrell 2; Hartung 1; Aleah Johnson 1.

Digs — Kylee Ready 5; Mitchell 3; Kuhl 3; Farrell 2; Hartung 1; Carlson 1.

Aces — Hartung 4; Carlson 2.

 

EASTON VALLEY 2

CAMANCHE 0

(21-6, 21-18)

(At Camanche Sept. 11)

Kills — Kaitlyn Kuhl 6; Dana Carlson 2; Aleah Johnson 1.

Assists — Carlson 3; Jaysie Wood 2; Hartung 1.

Blocks — Hartung 1; Mitchell 1; Johnson 1.

Digs — Hadley Farrell 3; Kuhl 2; Carlson 2; Kylee Ready 2; Hartung 1; Wood 1; Johnson 1; Emma Bormann 1; Libby Bierman 1.

Aces — Farrell 2; Mitchell 1; Kuhl 1; Johnson 1; Carlson 1.

 

Cross Country

EV’s Gruver takes third

Easton Valley River Hawk Aidan Gruver was the team’s top finisher with a third-place finish in the Springville Invitational Sept. 7. He ran a time of 18:38 — 7 seconds faster than last year. 

Cole Venema also improved his time from last season, coming in 15th place with a time of 20:46. Last season he finished in 19th place with a time of 21:53.

For the girls, Molly Matthiesen finished in 27th with a time of 30:18; right behind her was River Hawks foreign exchange student Sofie Santos placing 30th in 31:16.

• Boys

Team scores — 1. Starmont 49; 2. North Linn 69; 3. Alburnett 89; 4. East Buchanan 100; 5. Edgewood-Colesburg 103.

Top 5 Individuals — 1. Charlie Sieck (Starmont) 18:17.5; 2. Henry Hays (Starmont) 18:24.9; 3. Aidan Gruver (Easton Valley) 18:38.5; 4. Noah Valenzuela (East Buchanan) 18:51.5; 5. Caleb Bildstein (North Linn) 19:08.4

Easton Valley Individuals — 3. Gruver 18:38.5; 15. Cole Venema 20:46.2; 52. John Portz 28:30.

• Girls

Team scores — 1. North Linn 26; 2. Starmont 29.

Top 5 Individuals — 1. Meghan Wheatley (North Linn) 20:45.0; 2. Ashley Flansburg (Springville) 21:48.0; 3. Bryn Collum (NL) 23:00.4. Makenzie Plagman (Starmont) 23:18; 5. Anita Vaske (Starmont) 23:46.1.

Easton Valley Individuals — 27.Molly Matthiesen 30:18.4; 30. Sofie Santos 31:16.9; 38. Shy Bowling 36:58.

 

Monticello Invitational 

(Sept. 11)

• Boys

Team scores — 1. Tipton 52; 2. Western Dubuque 63; 3. Center Point-Urbana 119; 4. Maquoketa Valley 125; 5. Mid-Prairie 143.

Top 5 Individuals — 1. Eli Naumann (Western Dubuque) 15.50; 2. Eli Larson (Center Point-Urbana) 15:54; 3. Thaddeus Shetler (Mid-Prairie) 16:41; 4. Nolan Evans (Jesup) 16:54; 5. Nolan Ries (MV) 17:07.

Easton Valley Individuals — 15. Aidan Gruver 18:01; 74. Cole Venema 20:28; 

• Girls

Team scores — 1. Mid-Prairie 60; 2. Monticello 74; 3. Tipton 107; 4. Jesup 111; 5. Western Dubuque 116 

Top 5 Individuals — 1. Danielle Hostetler (Mid-Prairie) 17:56; 2. Noelle Steines (Calamus-Wheatland) 18:00; 3. Alvssia Klein (Western Dubuque) 19:39; 4. Meghan Wheatley (North Linn) 19:47; 5. Amanda Treptow (Jesup) 19:47.

Easton Valley Individuals — 72. Lindsey Reuter 25:53; 83. Sofie Santos 27:49; 84. Molly Matthiesen 27:53.

 

Results from Maquoketa’s Sept. 9 meet at Northeast were not available at press time.