Derek Erwin

Derek Erwin

Baseball, softball players earn all-conference recognitions

Maquoketa and Easton Valley softball and baseball players earned all-conference honors for the 2020 season, which was abbreviated due to the coronavirus pandemic.

WaMaC Recognition

Addie Bowman, junior, Maquoketa

Clare Hackman, freshman, Maquoketa

2020 Tri-Rivers East

All-Conference Softball Team 

Honorable Mention

 Jaysie Wood, sophomore, Easton Valley

2020 WaMaC East All-Conference Baseball Selections

First Team:

Infield: Kannon Coakley, junior, Maquoketa

Outfield: Ryne Gruenwald, senior, Maquoketa (unanimous selection)

Second Team:

Pitcher: Payton Mangler, junior, Maquoketa

Utility: Hunter Manning, sophomore, Maquoketa

WaMaC Recognition:

Abe Michel, senior, Maquoketa

Kole Harmon, senior, Maquoketa


2020 Tri- Rivers East

All- Conference Baseball Teams

First Team:

Pitcher: Nate Trenkamp, senior, EV

1B: Conor Gruver, sophomore, EV

INF: Carson Fuegen, freshman, EV

OF: Austin Franzen, junior, EV

Second Team:

Catcher: Brig Borman, sophomore, EV

OF: Aiden Gruver, sophomore, EV

Honorable Mention:

Jessen Weber, senior, EV

Coach of the Year: 

Derek Erwin, Easton Valley

Maquoketa school district offers two football camps next week

The Maquoketa Community School District will host two football camps next week, a high school football camp and youth football camp.  

The high school camp will run Tuesday, Aug. 4, through Friday, Aug. 6, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the high school practice field.

The youth camp will be the same days with a different format:  grades 3 and 4 on Tuesday, grades 5 and 6 on Wednesday, and grades 7 and 8 on Thursday. Youth in grades 3-8 will meet at the high school practice field from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday.  

For a registration form or more information, contact Kevin Bowman at

Hook yourself a summer catfish 

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.

“Catfish will bite most of the time, no matter what the water temperature,” explains Daniel Vogeler, Iowa DNR fisheries technician. “They are biting in most lakes, ponds, rivers and streams across Iowa.”

Catfish have a great sense of smell and taste. Try prepared dip baits, chicken livers, minnows or chubs, green sunfish, bluegill, crawdads, frogs, night crawlers or dead, but fresh, goldeye or gizzard shad.

Iowa rivers are loaded with catfish. Look for fish around downed trees and brush piles, but don’t overlook rock piles or other objects that deflect water and form a current seam. 

Find more tips for catching, cleaning and cooking catfish on the DNR website at



Marion 5

Maquoketa 1

(At Maquoketa July 20)

Mar (9-10) 021 002 0 — 5 7 1

MQ (16-8)  000 100 0 — 1 5 1

Maquoketa — Hunter Manning 2x2; Kannon Coakley 1x3; Jack Dostal 1x3; Payton Mangler 1x3.  RBI — Dostal 1. Stolen Bases — Manning 1. WP — Bode Rahe. LP — Mitchell Roeder.