West Branch Times

West Branch finishes in Final Eight

November 12, 2018

Bears Head Football Coach Butch Pedersen hugged and consoled his players after Friday’s 31-21 quarterfinal loss to defending state champion Van Meter. Trying to give his post-game talk, his voice faltered as ...

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Podcast 68: 2018 Season Recap Extravaganza

November 04, 2018

Jason, Matt, and Steven get together to recap the Bears’ season-ending loss to Van Meter in the second round the playoffs. The trio also celebrate the incredible 2018 season that was and also look ahead to the pro...

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Recap: Bears fall to Van Meter in second round of playoffs

November 02, 2018

The Bears' 2018 season came to an end Friday evening in Van Meter at the hands of the defending state champs, the Bulldogs. West Branch got down 21-0 early and couldn't recove...

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Hodge Construction Assistant Coach Minute: Mike Quinlan

November 02, 2018

Jason Miller chats with Mike Quinlan for this week's Assistant Coach Minute interview. The former coach and current BearCast color commnentator talks about his coaching histor...

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Liberty Coach Preview: Butch Pedersen talks Van Meter matchup

November 02, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against Van Meter, Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen to discuss his team's first round victory over Osage and what he is expecting from the Bu...

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Corridor Drywall Player Profile: Matt Paulsen

November 01, 2018

This week's Player Profile is with lineman, Matt Paulsen. Steven Grace chats with the junior about his increasing role on the team and so much more. The Player Profile is b...

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West Branch Times

Bears burn Green Devils, 56-14

November 01, 2018

Osage football — the top Class 1A offense and District 3 champion — never saw anything like this. First, the West Branch defense devastated its signature passing game...

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Your Prep Sports

Road trip doesn't bother West Branch in opening round

November 01, 2018

The reward for an 8-1 regular season for West Branch was a 160-mile road trip for a Class 1A opening round playoff matchup with Osage. West Branch didn’t let the two and hal...

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Bears to face the Defending 1A Champ

GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. Van Meter

November 01, 2018

LOCATION - Van Meter High School, Bulldog Stadium GAME TIME - 7:00 (CDT) RADIO/TV - The BearCast will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let us b...

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Podcast 67: Bears defeat Osage in first round of playoffs

October 28, 2018

Jason, Matt, and Steven recap the Bears' 56-14 first-round playoff victory over Osage. The trio also summarize other playoff games and then deep dive into the Bears' next oppo...

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Your Prep Sports

West Branch goes on the road and rolls past Osage in 1A opening round

October 27, 2018

Osage entered the opening round of the playoffs the top-ranked offensive in Class 1A averaging better than 460 yards and 38 points per game. On Friday it was the West Bra...

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Recap: Bears shut down high-flying Osage in playoff win

October 27, 2018

For the first round of the 2018 Iowa High School Football State Playoffs, the Bears made the two+ hour trek to Osage to take on the 7-2 district 3 champions in the Green Devil...

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Liberty Coach Preview: Butch Pedersen talks Osage matchup

October 26, 2018

Prior to tonight's game in Osage, Steven Grace caught up with Bears' head coach Butch Pedersen. Coach talks about his team's week 9 win at Beckman and previews tonight's first...

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Hodge Construction Assistant Minute: Randy Sexton

October 26, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against Osage, Steven Grace caught up with Junior High coach, Randy Sexton. The long-time coach and teacher discusses the 7th and 8th grade football se...

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