Your Prep Sports

West Branch makes quick work of Northeast

October 07, 2018

Thunderstorms caused times changes, postponements and early endings to games around the state on Friday. By the time storms forced West Branch and Northeast to call it qu...

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Recap: Bears defeat Northeast in weather-shortened game

October 06, 2018

Friday night, Goose Lake played host to a District 4 matchup between West Branch and Northeast. Unfortunately, it also played hosted to a large weather system that wreaked hav...

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Coach Pedersen previews Northeast matchup, introduces manager crew

October 05, 2018

Steven Grace catches up with Coach Pedersen prior to tonight's game at Northeaster. Coach talks briefly about his team's victory over North Cedar and what he's expecting from ...

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Assistant Coach Minute: Kevin Braddock

October 05, 2018

Steven Grace catches up with assistant Kevin Braddock. The receivers and defensive backs coach talks about what it's like teaching his position groups and much more. The As...

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West Branch Times

WB delivers royal beating to Knights

October 05, 2018

After suffering a one-possession loss to Bellevue the week before, West Branch wanted to bounce back this week with a homecoming win. And it did, with a crushing victory over...

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Des Moines Register

The 50 greatest Iowa high school football coaches of all time

October 05, 2018

What makes a great high school football coach? It takes a lot of factors. Success? Certainly. Establishing a tradition? You bet. Character and influence? Yep. A...

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Player Profile: Drake Bloem

October 04, 2018

This week's Player Profile is with Drake Bloem. The senior lineman talks about the team's mindset and accomplishments so far this season, as well as where they're still improv...

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Back on the Road Again

GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. Northeast (Goose Lake)

October 04, 2018

LOCATION - Northeast HS Field, Gooselake IA 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 bring t...

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Oliphant Street Stories: "Frenchy"

October 02, 2018

West Branch foreign exchange student Pascal Magneron (1983-1984) shares his own Oliphant Street Stories piece. Oliphant Street Field is to me the symbol of my strong link...

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Bears to wear pink socks for Breast Cancer Awareness month

October 01, 2018

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month for the month of October, the West Branch football team will be altering their game-day uniforms. Both the JV and Varsity te...

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Your Prep Sports

Schiele Sparks West Branch in Rout of North Cedar

October 01, 2018

It took Brett Schiele and his West Branch teammates a little time to get warmed up on Friday’s chilly matchup with North Cedar. Once Schiele provided a spark the West B...

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Talking Bear Football

Podcast 63: Bears get Homecoming victory

September 30, 2018

In this episode, Jason and Matt break down the Bears’ 52-14 Homecoming victory over North Cedar from last Friday night. The two also take a look at District 4 standings, tal...

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Cedar County Battle

Highlights, recap of Bears' Homecoming win

September 29, 2018

Friday night's game at the Little Rose Bowl was the first to be played on the recently renamed field, Butch Pedersen Field. Oh, and it was the Homecoming game as well. The tea...

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Liberty Coach Interview: Coach Pedersen recaps Bellevue, previews North Cedar

September 28, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against North Cedar, Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen to talk about how the team is moving on from last week's loss and preparations for Nort...

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