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Awards

Three Bears earn Academic All State honors from the IFCA

January 14, 2019

The Iowa Football Coaches Association has announced their honorees for Academic All State for the 2018 football season and three Bears have been selected. Bear seniors John Ha...

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Three Bears honored on DSM Register's All-Iowa team

December 28, 2018

Earlier this month, the Des Moines Register introduced their 2018 All-Iowa football teams. Making the team were three West Branch Bears: Jaden Hierseman, Beau Cornwell, and Ta...

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Bear quarterback Beau Cornwell selected to Shrine Bowl team

December 27, 2018

West Branch quarterback, Beau Cornwell, has announced that he has been selected to play in the 2019 Iowa Shrine Bowl. The announcement came via a Tweet from Cornwell earlier t...

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2018 All-State Football teams selected, announced

November 20, 2018

The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association has selected and announced their All-State picks for the 2018 football season. Three Bears are honored in the selections on both seco...

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Many Bears receive All-District awards

November 19, 2018

At the 2018 Football Banquet many team awards were announced, including Class 1A District 4 awards, voted on by the coaches of the six teams in the district. Congratulation...

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Playoffs

Bears qualify for playoffs, will play at Osage this Friday

October 20, 2018

Heading into West Branch's week nine matchup with Beckman, the chance of the team qualifying for the playoffs was nearly guaranteed thanks to a great record and tough schedule...

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New clothing

West Branch Football playoff clothing now available

October 19, 2018

EDIT: The clothing store has reopened for the Bears' second round playoff game. Orders are due Monday, October 29th with items ready for pickup on Thursday, November 1. -- ...

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Butch Pedersen Field

September 23, 2018

On Wednesday, September 26 - before the coronation of the Homecoming King and Queen - there will be a special celebration of the career (thus far) of Bears Head Football Coach...

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Special shout-out

Coach Pedersen one win shy of milestone, gets shout-out from Kirk Ferentz

September 12, 2018

With the Bears' win this past Friday night over Williamsburg, it was head coach James "Butch" Pedersen's 299th win in his 35+ year head coaching career at West Branch High Sch...

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An iconic name

Oliphant Street Field renamed "Butch Pedersen Field" in honor of long-time head coach

August 16, 2018

When the Bears kickoff their season next Friday night at the Little Rose Bowl, the field they will be playing on will physically be the same; however, it will have a new name....

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Giving back to the community

West Branch Football players to volunteer at Hoover's Hometown Days

July 28, 2018

West Branch Football is giving back! We all know how much the West Branch Community supports our football program, including the great crowds on Friday nights and raising almo...

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The lead up to the season

Upcoming Football Events and Activities

July 27, 2018

We're just less than a month away from the kickoff of the 2018 season on August 24th at the Little Rose Bowl against West Liberty. However, football activities are going to ki...

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Let's kickoff the season

Meet the Teams Night, Football Scrimmage Scheduled for Mid-August

July 26, 2018

Prior to the football season kicking off on August 24th against West Liberty, the Bears are prepping the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch with two key annual events: Meet the T...

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An incredible honor

Coach Pedersen selected as head coach of 2019 Shrine Bowl South Squad

July 02, 2018

Monday the Iowa Football Coaches Association and the Iowa Shriners made their selections for head coaches of the 2019 Iowa Shrine Bowl game. Accepting the position of head coa...

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Hawkeye Linebackers Meet Again

Bo Bower to sign with the Denver Broncos

June 14, 2018

We are excited to announce that former Bear Bo Bower will be signing with the Denver Broncos. Bo and his family have informed West Branch Football of the news and are incredib...

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Former Bear Bo Bower receives tryout offer from Minnesota Vikings

May 04, 2018

The Minnesota Vikings today have released their list of rookie camp tryout players to the public. Among the 31 players receiving an invite and participating is former West Bra...

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Spring Football Meeting scheduled for May 6th

April 09, 2018

Football players: This season's mandatory Spring Football Meeting will be held Sunday, May 6th at 1:00pm in the high school auditorium. Please bring at least one parent wit...

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A tough schedule for the Bears

IHSAA releases football schedules for 2018, 2019 seasons

March 21, 2018

The Iowa High School Athletic Association today announced schedules for all teams across the state for the upcoming 2018 football season, as well as the 2019 season. In Jan...

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Coach Pedersen, West Branch Football family to come together to celebrate NFHS award

March 13, 2018

Coach Pedersen, his wife Jennifer, and their family would like to invite all past and present members of the West Branch Football family to an evening of celebration to honor ...

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Captains' Parents announce Trivia Night auction prizes

March 05, 2018

The 2018 West Branch Football Trivia Night is coming up at the end of this month on March 31st. In preparation for the event, the captains' parents have been hard at work secu...

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Big Changes in Iowa High School Football

IHSAA announces Class and District assignments for 2018, 2019 seasons

January 26, 2018

The Iowa High School Athletic Association on Thursday announced changes destined for the 2018 and 2019 football seasons, including a big shake-up in Classifications and Distri...

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A night of fun

West Branch Football Trivia Night 2018 scheduled for March 31

January 23, 2018

The 2018 Team Captains' parents are excited to announce the 9th annual West Branch Football Trivia Night! Come test your general trivia knowledge while enjoying a fun eveni...

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Coach Pedersen named National Football Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 school year

January 11, 2018

Butch Pedersen has received many awards and achieved many things as a head football coach in his time on the West Branch sideline. However, national coaching awards aren't ...

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Barnhart, Cornwell make The Gazette's 2017 All-Area Football Team

December 11, 2017

Sunday evening the Cedar Rapids Gazette announced their All-Area football team for the 2017 Iowa High School Football season. Making the team, comprised of players across a...

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Post-season awards continue to come in

Four Bears make the INA All-State team

November 21, 2017

The Iowa Newspaper Association's Class 1A All-State Football teams have been announced and for the 2017 season, four West Branch Bears have been honored. First-team selecti...

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It was a special season

Records broken during the 2017 season

November 20, 2017

The 2017 West Branch Football season was one filled with not only team success but individual success as well. The team finished the season with a 9-1 overall record, an undef...

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Team awards, 2018 captains announced at end-of-season banquet

November 13, 2017

Friday night at West Branch High School the football team and their families came together for a pot-luck meal and awards ceremony to celebrate the 2017 season. In addition to...

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All-District Awards: Twelve Bears honored, Coach Pedersen named Coach of the Year

November 09, 2017

As the 2017 Iowa High School Football season gets closer to ending, districts across the state are announcing their picks for their all-district teams. In Class 1A, District 3...

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Coming in December

Relive this season with the 2017 Highlight Film

November 07, 2017

We are excited to announce the 2017 West Branch Football Highlight Film! The film is the best way to relive the wonderful 2017 season, a season in which the Bears won a distri...

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Celebrating the great 2017 season

End-of-season banquet to take place on November 10

November 03, 2017

The football program has announced details for the annual end-of-season banquet. The 2017 season will be celebrated on November 10th at 6:00pm at West Branch High School. The ...

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The Playoffs brings back a familiar foe

GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. Pleasantville

October 26, 2017

LOCATION - The Little Rose Bowl GAME TIME - 7:00 (CDT) RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let us bring the...

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Vote for the Bear QB

Vote: Beau Cornwell is nominated for KCRG's Athlete of the Week

October 25, 2017

KCRG TV 9 out of Cedar Rapids this week has nominated West Branch quarterback Beau Cornwell for their Athlete of the Week award. VOTE HERE. Cornwell finished the regular se...

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Bears to take on the Pleasantville Trojans in the first round of the playoffs

October 21, 2017

Early Saturday morning, the Iowa High School Athletic Association announced the playoff qualifiers and pairings for all classes throughout the state, finally answering all tea...

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Celebrate the team's accomplishments

District Champs and Playoff clothing now available to order

October 19, 2017

To celebrate the team's District 3 championship and playoffs birth for the 2017 season, the team is selling clothing! On the front of the clothing is the Bear helmet as wel...

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Bears look to complete a perfect 9-0 regular season

GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. Clayton Ridge

October 19, 2017

LOCATION - Guttenburg, IA GAME TIME - 7:30pm (CDT) (approx) RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let us brin...

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Bears are in the District 3 Driver's Seat

GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. Durant

September 28, 2017

LOCATION - Durant GAME TIME - 7:00pm (CDT) RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let us bring the game to you...

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One of only five players honored

Beau Cornwell named to All-USA Performers of the Week list

September 25, 2017

West Branch quarterback Beau Cornwell has been named to this week's American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performers of the Week for his performance against Bellevue this past Fri...

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4-0 vs 4-0...Ranked vs Ranked...This is what HS Football is all about

GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. Bellevue

September 21, 2017

LOCATION - Little Rose Bowl GAME TIME - 7:00pm (CDT) RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let us bring the ...

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GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. Maquoketa Valley

September 14, 2017

LOCATION - Delhi GAME TIME - 7:30pm (CDT) approx. RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let us bring the game...

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District 3 Opening Night is also the Annual Throwback Game

GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. Jesup

September 07, 2017

LOCATION - Little Rose Bowl, West Branch GAME TIME - 7:30pm (CDT) approx. RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the gam...

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First Road Game for the Young Bears

GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. West Burlington

August 31, 2017

LOCATION - Nelson Field, West Burlington GAME TIME - 7:30pm (CDT) approx. RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the gam...

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2017 Football....Here. We. Go.

GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. West Liberty

August 24, 2017

LOCATION - The Little Rose Bowl GAME TIME - 7:30pm (CDT) RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let us bring t...

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Bears honored with preseason accolades from state news outlets

August 23, 2017

As teams all across Iowa are preparing for Week One of the 2017 Iowa High School Football season, news outlets that cover prep sports are also busy giving their predictions an...

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Back-to-back nights of preseason events

Preseason scrimmage, Meet the Teams Night scheduled for Aug. 18 at the Little Rose Bowl

August 02, 2017

Prior to the 2017 season kicking off on August 25th against West Liberty, the Bears are prepping the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch with two key annual events: A scrimmage an...

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Equipment Handout Day and Media Day announced

July 24, 2017

EQUIPMENT HANDOUT Football equipment handout/pick-up for all 2017 West Branch High School players will be on Tuesday, August 1st. The schedule by grade is as follows: S...

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GLADIATOR CAMP to be held July 26-27

July 22, 2017

This summer marks the continuation of the annual West Branch Bear Gladiator Camp. The 2017 edition will take place on Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27 at West Branch H...

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Spring football meeting information

May 01, 2017

Football players: This season's spring football meeting will be held May 21st at 1:00pm in the high school auditorium. Please bring at least one parent with you. You will r...

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Luke Lenoch selected to play in the 2017 Shrine Bowl

April 25, 2017

The Iowa Shrine Bowl has announced their 2017 rosters and Bear running back Luke Lenoch has been selected to play in the annual game. The senior announced his selection a few ...

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Trivia Night festivities raise over $10,000 for the football team

April 23, 2017

This past Saturday night was the 2017 West Branch Football Trivia Night, a fundraiser held every spring to raise money for the football team. Once again, the night of fun w...

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Big changes to the coaching staff for the 2017 season

March 18, 2017

The offseason is the normal time for change, not only for players but for the coaching staff as well. This offseason is no different. The team must unfortunately say goodby...

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Bear Football players to train with Tae Kwon Do black belt

March 12, 2017

This spring, several Bear Football players will have the opportunity to train with a Tae Kwon Do black belt at the University of Iowa Field House. Instructed by Ned Ashton,...

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A wonderful remembrance of the season

Highlight Film 2016 to premiere April 2nd

March 07, 2017

We are excited to announce the premiere of the 2016 Highlight Film! Come join the team on Sunday, April 2nd in the High School auditorium to relive the wonderful 2016 seaso...

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A night of fun to support the program

West Branch Football Trivia Night scheduled for April 22

February 27, 2017

The 2017 Team Captains' parents are excited to announce the 8th annual West Branch Football Trivia Night! Come test your general trivia knowledge while enjoying a fun eveni...

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Luke Lenoch announces he will play football at William Penn University

January 16, 2017

West Branch High School senior and Bear running back Luke Lenoch has announced that he will be attending William Penn University this fall to continue his academic and footbal...

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Luke Lenoch earns spot on Gazette's all-area team

December 29, 2016

The Cedar Rapids Gazette has announced their selections for their 2016 All-Area football team and West Branch's Luke Lenoch has made the team as a running back. Lenoch fini...

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Lenoch leads trio of Bears on All-Iowa Team

December 09, 2016

With the release of the Des Moines Register's All-Iowa football awards, it officially brings to an end the 2016 football season. West Branch finished the year 6-4 and lost ...

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Four Bears earn All-State honors from Iowa Newspaper Association

November 22, 2016

The Iowa Newspaper Association announced its 2016 All-State Football selections Tuesday, naming its picks for the top players in classes A, 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 8-Man. A tota...

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All-District award winners, 2017 captains named at end-of-season banquet

November 21, 2016

Sunday evening at West Branch High School was the football team's end-of-season banquet and awards night. The evening was filled with wonderful company, fantastic food, and en...

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2016 Highlight Film: What you need to know

November 16, 2016

It is that time of year again. The 2016 West Branch Bears Football team had yet another successful season. To that end, a highlight film will be created so YOU will be able...

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2016 End of the Season Awards Banquet

November 07, 2016

The West Branch Bears completed the 2016 season with a 6-4 record and earning their 24th Iowa HS football playoff berth. Coach Butch Pedersen, the coaching staff, the playe...

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GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. Iowa City Regina

October 28, 2016

LOCATION - Regina HS GAME TIME - 7:00 (CST) RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let us bring the game to yo...

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2016 playoffs gear now available

October 22, 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 West Branch Bear football team. They have qualified for the Class 1A playoffs - the 24th time we have achieved this honor. You can help celeb...

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GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. Clayton Ridge

October 21, 2016

LOCATION - The Little Rose Bowl GAME TIME - 7:30 (CDT) RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let us bring the...

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GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. Tipton

October 14, 2016

LOCATION - Tipton GAME TIME - 7:00 (CST) RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let us bring the game to you o...

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MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT

GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. North Cedar

October 07, 2016

LOCATION - West Branch, The Little Rose Bowl GAME TIME - 7:00 (CDT) RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let...

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GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. Durant

September 30, 2016

LOCATION - West Branch, The Little Rose Bowl GAME TIME - 7:00 (CDT) RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let...

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GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs Bellevue

September 22, 2016

LOCATION - Bellevue GAME TIME - 7:00 (CST) RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let us brin...

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GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs Maquoketa Valley

September 15, 2016

LOCATION - The Little Rose Bowl GAME TIME - 7:00 RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let us bring the game ...

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Class 1A, District 3 Opening Week

GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs Jesup

September 08, 2016

LOCATION: Jesup GAME TIME: 7:30pm (5:00 JV kickoff) RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let us bring th...

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Game Capsule: West Branch vs. West Burlington-Notre Dame

September 02, 2016

LOCATION - The Little Rose Bowl GAME TIME - 7:30 (CST) RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let us bring the...

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The Bear Facts

Thoughts from InSIDe Bear Football

August 29, 2016

With a new season brings new goals. New dreams. New realities. And...new accomplishments. In the opening week, the Bears defeated longtime rival West Liberty 40-20...

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The start of a new season

GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. West Liberty

August 26, 2016

LOCATION - West Liberty GAME TIME - 7:30 (CST) RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let us bring the game to...

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Listen to West Branch Football Live

'The BearCast' to return for a third season

August 17, 2016

Returning for its third season on August 26th when the Bears take on West Liberty is WestBranchFootball.com's BearCast. The BearCast is a live, internet radio broadcast tha...

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Bears vs Mustangs

Meet the Teams Night and football scrimmage set for August 18th and 19th

July 28, 2016

Prior to the season officially kicking off on August 26th against West Liberty, the West Branch football team will once again travel to Mount Vernon for a pre-season scrimmage...

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Awesome apparel shipped to your door

Cool new West Branch Football apparel available to purchase

July 01, 2016

Get some awesome West Branch Football gear while helping support your favorite football website! We are excited to introduce WestBranchFootball.com's new online store. We a...

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Some changes ahead for the coaching staff

New, yet familiar, faces join the coaching staff

June 18, 2016

At the beginning of every season there are plenty of players the team says "goodbye and congratulations" to and plenty they say "hello" to and get to know. This season, tho...

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Red, black, and purple?

Team to wear new purple-accented home jerseys this season

May 21, 2016

This upcoming season, the football team will be wearing some very cool new home jerseys. The Nike-made jerseys feature the standard red, black, and white West Branch Bears col...

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Attendance mandatory

Spring football meeting information

April 27, 2016

Attention players: This season's Spring Football Meeting will be Sunday, May 15th at 1:00pm in the High School Auditorium. Any student-athlete planning to go out for the 20...

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Trivia Night round-up and video message from the Captains

April 10, 2016

The entire football team would like to thank those who participated in the annual West Branch Football Trivia Night last night at the Brick Arch Winery. It was another fun and...

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IHSAA releases schedules for 2016, 2017 seasons

February 26, 2016

The Iowa High School Association this morning released 2016-2017 football schedules for all high school teams across the state. West Branch's 2016 schedule is as follows: ...

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Reserve your spot!

Trivia Night to be held April 9th

February 15, 2016

The 7th annual West Branch Football Trivia Night will be held Saturday, April 9th at the Brick Arch Winery in West Branch. Come test your general trivia knowledge! The triv...

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Second year in a row

Football team earns Excellent Academic Achievement award

February 05, 2016

For the second year in a row, the West Branch Football team has earned and been awarded with the Excellent Academic Achievement award from the Iowa High School Athletic Associ...

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Three Bears earn Academic All-State honors

January 25, 2016

The Iowa Newspaper Association has announced their selections for Academic All-State and three West Branch Football players have been awarded the honor. Seniors Ian Andrews...

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DVD or Digital Download in HD

Highlight Film 2015 now available for purchase online

January 24, 2016

The 2015 West Branch Football Highlight Film is premiered this afternoon in the High School Auditorium to a great crowd. Not able to make it to the premiere and still want to ...

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You won't want to miss this

Reminder: Highlight Film 2015 premiere is this Sunday

January 21, 2016

You won't want to miss the premiere of the 2015 Highlight Film this Sunday in the High School Auditorium. The film begins at 3:30pm but be sure to show up a little early to ge...

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IHSAA announces 2016-17 district assignments

January 20, 2016

The Iowa High School Athletic Association today announced district assignments for high school football across the state for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. West Branch has been...

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Football Bears to remain in class 1A for 16-17 seasons

January 13, 2016

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has released their preliminary football classifications for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Classifications are determined every two years...

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Copies are going quickly!

Reserve your copy of the 2015 Highlight Film

January 08, 2016

Ready to relive the 2015 season? A few weeks ago we announced that the 2015 West Branch Football Highlight Film will debut in the High School Auditorium on Sunday, January 24t...

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Highlight Film 2015 to premiere on January 24th

December 17, 2015

Are you ready to relive the memorable 2015 West Branch Football season? The film is nearly ready so we wanted to spill the beans and give you all the details regarding availab...

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Luke Lenoch earns spot on Des Moines Register's all-state team

December 12, 2015

Announced this evening by the Des Moines Register is the newspaper's 2015 All-State football selections. The newspaper has honored West Branch's Luke Lenoch on their Class ...

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Coaching staff announces team award winners, 2016 captains

November 29, 2015

Last weekend at the annual football banquet, the coaching staff handed out awards to players as voted on by their fellow teammates. The players and the coaching staff voted on...

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Over a dozen Bears earn All-District honors

November 27, 2015

The coaches of Class 1A District 5 have announced their group selections for All-District teams and District 5 most valuable players. Recent All-State honories Luke Lenoch,...

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Lenoch, Barnhart, Dietz earn All-State honors

November 25, 2015

The 2015 All-State team has been announced by the Iowa Newspaper Association and three West Branch Football players have been honored on the list. Luke Lenoch, Jacob Barnha...

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List of school records broken during 2015 season

November 23, 2015

The 2015 West Branch Football team, and some individuals from it, have made their way into the program's impressive records book. This season, 13 school records were broken, i...

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IHSAA offering a live video stream of tonight's game against Regina

November 06, 2015

Through the High School Sports Network, the Iowa High School Athletic Association is offering a live video stream of tonight's quarterfinal matchup between West Branch and Reg...

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Open Letter from Coach Pedersen

November 05, 2015

West Branch Supporters: This Friday, our football team will participate in another playoff football game. We will travel to Regina to play a game vs the Regals. Both teams ...

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West Branch to play at Regina this Friday in the quarterfinals

November 03, 2015

Just announced by the Iowa High School Athletic Association, West Branch's quarterfinals oppoent will be the Regina Regals. The game will be this Friday, November 6th, at R...

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West Branch to play Pella Christian in second round of playoffs

October 28, 2015

Just announced by the Iowa High School Athletic Association, the Bears will face-off against the Pella Christian Eagles this coming Monday, November 2nd, in the second round t...

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Playoffs clothing store is open again for a limited time

October 27, 2015

Missed your opporutnity to order 2015 Playoffs clothing? Good news! The onilne store is open once again, but only for a short time. The store is open until November 2nd at ...

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Playoff clothing orders are available for pick up

October 26, 2015

If you ordered playoff clothing you may pick it up at the highs chool office. All orders are arriving this afternoon. If you have questions, contact Jason Miller using sid@...

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West Branch to host Columbus Community this Wednesday in round one of playoffs

October 24, 2015

Announced late last night by the Iowa High School Athletic Association, West Branch will take on the Columbus Community Wildcats this coming Wednesday, October 28th, in the fi...

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Playoffs 2015 clothing available to order

October 19, 2015

Clothing to commerate the Bears' 2015 State Playoffs appearance is now available to order! Designed by WestBranchFootball.com, the front features an ariel view of the Littl...

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Tonight's game against North Cedar has been postponed

September 18, 2015

Friday night's game between West Branch and North Cedar has been moved to Saturday, September 19, at 11am. The Military Appreciation Night festivities will now take place d...

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Meet the Teams Night scheduled for Thursday, August 20th

August 13, 2015

Come out to the Little Rose Bowl next Thursday night, August 20th, for the 2015 Meet the Teams Night. Festivities will begin at 7:00pm and will be much like Meet the Teams Nig...

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Throwback Game returning this season against West Liberty

August 06, 2015

Despite the tradition of walking down Oliphant Street to AC/DC's classic "Back in Black," last season saw the Bears play their first home game of the year wearing purple jerse...

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West Branch Schools featured in KCRG's 'Our Town' series

August 04, 2015

West Branch is the newest addition to KCRG's Our Town series. In the first installment of the series, West Branch Community Schools gets the spotlight as the news channel focu...

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The BearCast gets upgraded for the 2015 season

July 23, 2015

We are excited to announce several additions, updates, and upgrades to the BearCast for the 2015 season. The BearCast, introduced for the 2014 season, is a live, play-by-play ...

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West Branch's First Shrine Bowl Player passes away

June 16, 2015

It is with great sadness that the West Branch Football Team would like to offer its condolences to the family of Mark Worrell, who passed away on Monday, June 15, at the age o...

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IHSAA announces new playoff structure, starting in 2016 season

June 15, 2015

The Iowa High School Athletic Association today announced a large change for the structure of the State Football Playoffs. Beginning in the 2016 season, the number of teams th...

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Jack Rummells signs with Jacksonville Jaguars

May 14, 2015

West Branch High School 2010 graduate and former Bear offensive lineman Jack Rummells has signed with the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. Rummells, who declared for the NFL Dra...

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Attention Players: Spring Football Meeting Information

April 15, 2015

Attention players: This season's Spring Football Meeting will be Sunday, May 17th at 12:00pm in the High School Auditorium. Any student-athlete planning to go out for the 2...

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Copies of the 2014 Highlight Film available at Trivia Night

April 03, 2015

The few remaining copies of the 2014 West Branch Football Highlight Film will be made available for purchase this Saturday at the annual West Branch Football Trivia Night...

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Jacob Giese selected to play in 2015 Shrine Bowl

March 25, 2015

The Iowa Shrine Bowl has announced that West Branch senior Jacob Giese will participate in this year's edition of the Iowa Shrine Bowl game and will play with the South Squad ...

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Homecoming 2015 game announced by High School

March 18, 2015

Recently announced by West Branch High School, the Bears are set to take on the Durant Wildcats at the historic Little Rose Bowl in West Branch for the 2015 Homecoming Game on...

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2015 Meet The Team Night scrimmage... in Mt Vernon?

March 13, 2015

Yes, you read that correctly. When August rolls around in West Branch, we look forward to school, volleyball, and Friday Night Lights. The first of those Fight Night Lights...

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Football trivia night to be held April 4th

March 08, 2015

The annual West Branch Football Trivia Night will make its return this April at the Brick Arch Winery in West Branch. Saturday, April 4th, teams will answer dozens of gener...

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Copies of the Highlight Film available for purchase

February 16, 2015

Sunday evening on the 8th, the 2014 West Branch Football Highlight Film premiered for the first time for the West Branch Football Community. Coach Pedersen, the players, an...

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Giese, St. John sign their letters of intent to play college football

February 04, 2015

This morning at West Branch High School, Bear seniors Jacob Giese and Jon St. John took part in National Signing Day and signed their letters of intent to play college footbal...

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Bear Jon St. John earns full-ride scholarship to Iowa Central

February 03, 2015

West Branch High School senior Jon St. John has earned a full-ride scholarship to play football for Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. St. John played offensive ...

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Go West Young Man: Giese a Hawkeye

January 31, 2015

When his family moved west from Wilton to West Branch in the summer of 2014, little did Jacob Giese know what direction the next move would be. 10 miles west. The All-St...

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Highlight Film premiere postponed due to weather

January 31, 2015

The premiere of the 2014 West Branch Football Highlight Film has been postponed due to the weather that is expected to impact the area this weekend. West Branch High School...

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Are You Coming to the 2014 Highlight Film Showing? Some notes for you

January 27, 2015

If you are like us, you are very excited and anxious for the unveiling of the 2014 West Branch Football Highlight Film. The waiting ends Sunday, February 8th, at 6pm in the...

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Highlight Film 2014 premiere scheduled for February 8th

January 17, 2015

The 2014 West Branch Football Highlight Film will premiere Sunday, February 8th in the West Branch High School Auditorium. The showing will begin promptly at 6:00pm and is ...

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Former Bear Bo Bower mentioned in BTN's All-Big-Ten Freshman list

December 10, 2014

The Big Ten Network has released their 2014 All-Big-Ten Freshman list, which highlights and recognizes the best freshman (including redshirt) football players this year in the...

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Postseason Awards Keep Rolling In: Bears Well Represented on INA teams

November 25, 2014

The Iowa Newspaper Association all-state football team(s) were announced early on Tuesday, November 25. Four West Branch players were recognized: 1st Team Offense Class ...

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Lenoch and Giese named to the DM Register All-State team

November 22, 2014

The annual Des Moines Register All-State teams were announced late Saturday evening, November 22. West Branch running back Luke Lenoch was named Class 1A First Team All-Sta...

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2014 West Branch Football Awards Banquet - Sunday, November 16

November 12, 2014

All members of the West Branch football community are cordially invited to celebrate the 2014 season this Sunday, November 16, at 5pm in the HS auditorium. Christa Diemer a...

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Former Bear Jack Rummells to receive MVC Leadership & Service Award

November 01, 2014

Jack Rummells, a 2010 West Branch High School graduate and former Bear offensive/defensive lineman, has been awarded the Missouri Valley Conference Leadership and Service awar...

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West Branch to host Dike-New Hartford in second round of playoffs

October 30, 2014

After a 49-22 victory over Sigourney-Keota Wednesday night in West Branch, the Bears are moving on to the second round of the 2014 Iowa High School Athletic Association State ...

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Several Bears honored in Press-Citizen's "Area's Best" list

October 27, 2014

The Iowa City Press-Citizen's sports editor Ryan Murken has put together his list of the area's best football moments from this season, and a few Bears have made the list. ...

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West Branch to host Sigourney-Keota in round one of the playoffs

October 25, 2014

Announced early this morning from the Iowa High School Athletic Association were round one pairings for the 2014 State Playoffs. In round one on Wednesday, October 29th, We...

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Steven Grace set to join BearCast

September 03, 2014

The BearCast Friday night LIVE play-by-play just got an injection of success. If you like Hawkeye Wrestling on Learfield, you are going to love the BearCast on www.westbra...

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Listen to a live audio broadcast of every game this season online

August 19, 2014

Big news here from West Branch Football! Each and every Bear football game will be streamed online this season via WestBranchFootball.com. Not able to find the game on the ...

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New lights at the Little Rose Bowl get turned on for the first time

August 09, 2014

On Friday night, the new lights at the Little Rose Bowl were turned on for the first time. Doing the ceremonial first turn of the key was head coach Butch Pedersen, assisted b...

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Commemoration of 1989 State Championship

July 24, 2014

We would like to invite all coaches, players, managers, cheerleaders, and statisticians (and your families) who were a part of the 1989 West Branch football team to attend the...

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New stadium lighting installed at the Little Rose Bowl

July 16, 2014

Last week at Oliphant Street Field (a.k.a. The Little Rose Bowl), the stadium lights, installed over 40 years ago, were replaced with incredible new lights from MUSCO. The ...

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Former Bear Jack Rummells named to preseason All-America team

July 03, 2014

Former Bear lineman Jack Rummells has been named to the 2014 Sports Network preseason All-America team. Rummells, a 2010 West Branch High School graduate and starting lineman ...

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New football clothing available to order

May 22, 2014

In need of some new or updated West Branch Football gear? The football program currently is accepting orders of new clothing and other items, complete with West Branch Footbal...

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Shirts available to help support Bears' Throwback Game

April 06, 2014

Before the West Branch Schools' mascot became the Bears, they were the Polar Bears and sported a purple and white color scheme. This September, the football team will host ...

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Volunteers needed for this weekend's Trivia Night

April 03, 2014

This Saturday night is the annual West Branch Football Trivia Night. The sold out event features over 20 teams answering 80 questions in a fun and entertaining event in suppor...

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Coach Pedersen discusses the upcoming season on KXIC

March 17, 2014

Joined by Wilton head coach Lance Pedersen, Bear head coach Butch Pedersen was interviewed on the Coaches Corner on March 8th. In the interview, which aired on AM800 KXIC, the...

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2013 Highlight Film reminders

March 12, 2014

The 2013 HS football season officially came to a close in October (on the field). However, the memories of the season will remain long after the final whistle was blown. ...

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IHSAA releases 2014, 2015 season schedules

March 07, 2014

Friday morning the Iowa High School Athletic Association released the 2014 and 2015 season schedules for all teams in the state. West Branch begins their 2014 season on Aug...

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Former Bear Michael Gould to play in Shrine Bowl

March 02, 2014

The 2014 Iowa Shrine Bowl roster has been announced and former Bear running back, Michael Gould, will be playing for the South Squad. Gould is the only Bear from the 2013 s...

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2013 Football Highlight Film screening on March 14th

March 01, 2014

The best moments of the 2013 season have been compiled together to make the West Branch Football 2013 Highlight Film. On Friday, March 14th, the film, produced by Keep It M...

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IHSAA announces district assignments

January 23, 2014

The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced the district football assignments for the 2014-15 football seasons. West Branch will be playing in Class 1A, District 5....

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Gould and Donovan named All State

November 26, 2013

The Iowa Newspaper Association has named Michael Gould to its 1st team defensive unit as a linebacker. His teammate and fellow Bear captain Tyler Donovan was named to the 2nd ...

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AM800 KXIC to broadcast Wednesday's game

October 28, 2013

The Bears' first round playoff game this Wednesday against Maquoketa Valley will be broadcast by KXIC on AM800. If you aren't in the station's broadcast area, you can liste...

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Charter bus opportunity for next week's playoff game

October 22, 2013

The Bears will travel to Delhi this coming Wednesday, October 30th, the challenge the Maquoketa Valley Wildcats in the first round of the Class 1A State Playoffs. Due to the ...

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KGYM coverage for tonight's game

October 04, 2013

KGYM Radio is covering tonight's game against Sigourney-Keota as part of their Game of the Week on their South Gym channel. KGYM South can be found on the FM dial at 106.3. ...

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Des Moines Register keeps the Bears ranked at 9th

September 08, 2013

The Des Moines Register published their updated IAHSAA football rankings this afternoon and West Branch holds their spot at #9 in class 1A after beating Durant 35-7 Friday nig...

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Coach Pedersen nominated for Ed Thomas Coach of the Week Award

September 03, 2013

West Branch Head Coach Butch Pedersen has been named the first recipient of the Ed Thomas Coach of the Week award. Thomas led Aplington-Parkersburg to 4 state championships...

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1st AP poll ranks Bears #9 in class 1A

September 02, 2013

Source: QC Times Class 1A Record Pts. Prev. 1. Iowa City Regina (7) 1-0 88 - 2. South Winneshiek (1) 1-0 72 - 3. Aplington-Parkersburg 1-0 62 - 4. Counci...

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Gazette now ranks Bears; 3 other district foes ranked

September 02, 2013

Source: Iowa Prep Sports After defeating Class A #3 Lisbon, the West Branch Bears are gaining respect from the pollsters in the state of Iowa. The Bears enter the rankings ...

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Des Moines Register ranks the Bears 9th in Class 1A

September 01, 2013

After the Bears' season-opening win against 3rd-ranked (Class A) Lisbon, the Des Moines Register has updated their state-wide rankings and the Bears have moved up one spot to ...

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Meet the Team Night tonight at the Little Rose Bowl

August 23, 2013

Tonight is Meet the Team Night at at the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch. Football, Volleyball, and Cross Country teams, along with the Cheerleading and Band members, will be ...

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2013 team roster and staff now available

August 12, 2013

WestBranchFootball.com has been updated with this season's Varsity and Junior Varsity team rosters. > View Team Rosters Also updated is the staff page, which includes co...

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Former Bear, Cade Jones, honored by Press Citizen

August 10, 2013

Former Bear running back, Cade Jones, has made the Press Citizen's list of Male Athletes of the Year. Press Citizen writes: Jones was a two-sport standout for the Bears. H...

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Bear Football Media Day this Saturday

August 08, 2013

This coming Saturday, August 10th, is West Branch Football Media Day. The event will be held at the Little Rose Bowl, starting at 11:00am. All parents, fans, and community ...

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Former Bear playing in Shrine Bowl

July 27, 2013

Former West Branch Football player, Bo Bower, will be playing today in the 2013 Iowa Shrine Bowl. Bower was one of the 91 other pre-college players selected to play in toda...

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Website goes live with a fresh design

July 05, 2013

The NEW WestBranchFootball.com has launched with a fresh design and improved features. Aside from the much improved visual design, there have been a number of under the hoo...

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