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.
Addie Bowman, junior, Maquoketa
Clare Hackman, freshman, Maquoketa
2020 Tri-Rivers East
All-Conference Softball Team
Jaysie Wood, sophomore, Easton Valley
2020 WaMaC East All-Conference Baseball Selections
Infield: Kannon Coakley, junior, Maquoketa
Outfield: Ryne Gruenwald, senior, Maquoketa (unanimous selection)
Pitcher: Payton Mangler, junior, Maquoketa
Utility: Hunter Manning, sophomore, Maquoketa
Abe Michel, senior, Maquoketa
Kole Harmon, senior, Maquoketa
2020 Tri- Rivers East
All- Conference Baseball Teams
Pitcher: Nate Trenkamp, senior, EV
1B: Conor Gruver, sophomore, EV
INF: Carson Fuegen, freshman, EV
OF: Austin Franzen, junior, EV
Catcher: Brig Borman, sophomore, EV
OF: Aiden Gruver, sophomore, EV
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 fishing.iowadnr.gov.
(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.