Stories tagged with 'Recap'

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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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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Recap: West Branch defeats Beckman 48-24, enters playoffs

October 20, 2018

West Branch traveled to Dyersville Friday night to take on a Distrct 4 foe, the Beckman Blazers, in a week-nine shootout. On a beautiful night in the northeast part of the sta...

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Recap: West Branch outlasts Cascade in tough battle

October 13, 2018

It was Senior Night in West Branch on Friday, potentially the last time the 10 Bear Football seniors would be playing on Butch Pedersen Field. A field which has provided them ...

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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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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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A big game

Highlights, recap of the Bears' loss to Bellevue

September 22, 2018

Going into Friday’s game at Bellevue, everyone across the state had their eye on this marquee matchup between two top-five ranked teams in Class 1A. Oh, and it was the opene...

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300 wins

Recap, Highlights of the Bears' victory over Tipton

September 15, 2018

It was a very special night at the Little Rose Bowl Friday night in downtown West Branch. It was Military Appreciation Night as the community honored our active and former mem...

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Good to be home

Recap, Video Highlights of West Branch's victory over Williamsburg

September 08, 2018

Friday night at the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch, the Bears hosted Class 2A opponent, the Williamsburg Raiders. It was Throwback Night in West Branch and it was a fitting o...

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Impressive

Video highlights, more of Bears' victory over Wapello

September 01, 2018

Friday night in Wapello, the old saying of "a team improves the most from week one to week two" once again proved to be true as the Bears took down the Wapello Indians 49-14 i...

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2018 started right

Highlights, recap of the Bears' victory over West Liberty

August 25, 2018

Friday night at the Little Rose Bowl, the 2018 West Branch Football season kicked off as the Bears took on long-time rival, West Liberty. The Weather forecast pushed the game ...

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Bears end the season at 9-1

Recap: Bears fall to Pleasantville in first round of playoffs

October 28, 2017

Friday night, the Little Rose Bowl played host to the Bears' first round playoff game against the Pleasantville Trojans. The 7-2 District 5 runner-ups came into the game with ...

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Recap: Bears beat Clayton Ridge to secure perfect regular season

October 21, 2017

Friday night along the banks of the Mississippi River in Guttenberg, the Bears were on a mission to finish their 2017 regular season with a perfect 9-0 record. The perfect rec...

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And take the Cedar County trophy

Recap, Highlights: Bears defeat Tipton, win district championship

October 14, 2017

Coming in to Friday night's game at the Little Rose Bowl, the Bears had a few things to accomplish: remain undefeated, win the mythical Cedar County trophy, and win the Distri...

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Bears lead the Cedar County battle

Highlights: Bears dominate district foe North Cedar

October 07, 2017

After close games in back-to-back weeks against Bellevue and Durant, Bears fans were looking for a relaxing game Friday night in North Cedar. Thanks to a dominating 49-7 Bear ...

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Down to the wire for a second straight week

Highlights, Photos: Bears pull out a close one in Durant

September 30, 2017

How about a repeat of last week’s heart-pounding game? For a second week in a row, the West Branch Bears needed every bit of the clock to pull out a victory. Last week, t...

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Ranked vs ranked came down to the wire

Highlights & Recap: Bears top Bellevue in an instant classic

September 23, 2017

Going into Friday night's match-up of #6 Bellevue at #7 West Branch, everybody knew it was going to be a great game. Not only was it great, it ended up a recording-setting cla...

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An important district win

Highlights: Bears out-muscle Maquoketa Valley to win 38-21

September 16, 2017

Friday night the Bears traveled to Delhi to take on one of the three District 3 leaders, the Maquoketa Valley Wildcats. The winner would come out with a leg-up in the district...

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Highlights: West Branch defeats Jesup to open District 3 play

September 09, 2017

Friday night, the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch played host to the 4th annual Throwback Night Game. Off the field, the community honored the West Branch High School class of...

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A big non-district win

Highlights, recap, more from the Bears' victory over West Burlington

September 02, 2017

Friday night in West Burlington, the Bears were faced with the task of trying to get the school’s first victory over a Class 3A team in the “playoff era”. That first vic...

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A great start to the season

Highlights, photos, recap of the Bears' victory over West Liberty

August 26, 2017

Friday night marked the opening of the 2017 Iowa High School Football season and what a better venue to kick things off at than the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch. The Bears ...

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Video, photos from Bears' first round playoff game against Regina

October 29, 2016

On a beautiful Friday night in Iowa City, the Bears stepped on the field for their first round playoff game against the #1 ranked Regina Regals. The last time these two pla...

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Video highlights, photos, stats from the Bears' narrow OT loss to Clayton Ridge

October 23, 2016

Friday night at the Little Rose Bowl, a trip to the 2016 Class 1A Playoffs was on the line in the regular season finale. West Branch and Clayton Ridge were tied in the Clas...

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A big win in District 3

Video, photos, recap of West Branch's victory over Tipton

October 15, 2016

As the final week of the regular season inches closer, each game for the West Branch Bears is a big one. Friday night's match-up against the Tipton Tigers was certainly an aff...

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Bears stay alive in District 3

Recap, highlights, photos from the Bears' victory over North Cedar

October 08, 2016

Friday night at the Little Rose Bowl was Military Appreciation Night, which included festivities before the game and during half time to honor those who have served and are cu...

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Recap, Highlights: Bears defeat Durant for big Homecoming victory

October 01, 2016

Friday night at the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch, the Bears wanted to show that despite the adversities this season (and as recent as Friday afternoon), they are still a fo...

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Recap, highlights, photos: Bears fall short in battle with Bellevue

September 24, 2016

Friday night on the bank of the Mississippi in Bellevue, the top two teams in Class 1A District 3 took the field, winner to not only stay undefeated in the district, but to ga...

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Recap, videos, photos: Bears outlast Maquoketa Valley in barn burner

September 17, 2016

Friday night at the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch, the host Bears and the visiting Maquoketa Valley Wildcats kept fans of both teams of the edge of their seats. Scoring a co...

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Bears open district play with a win

Highlights, photos, recap from victory over Jesup

September 10, 2016

Friday night in rainy Jesup, West Branch opened up District 3 play with a 35-14 victory over the Jesup J-Hawks. After receiving the ball to start the game, the Bears to...

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Recap, highlights of the Bears' loss to West Burlington

September 03, 2016

Friday night at the Little Rose Bowl, the Bears were handed their first regular season loss in several seasons to the speed and physicality of the West Burlington-Notre Dame F...

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Recap, highlights, photos and more from season-opening victory at West Liberty

August 27, 2016

Friday night in West Liberty, the 2016 West Branch Football Bears opened their season with a 40-20 victory over the Class 2A Comets. Check out the video highlights and a recap...

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Bears nearly earn a trip to The Dome

Highlights and recap of Bears' narrow loss to Regina

November 07, 2015

What a game Friday night on the east side of Iowa City. Going in, the whole state knew this was going to be a battle, and the game certainly lived up to the hype. The Iowa...

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Recap, video highlights of the Bears' victory over Pella Christian

November 03, 2015

What a game Monday night in West Branch. The Pella Christian Eagles came to town, and they came to fight. However, this was West Branch's night. The Bears beat the Eagles ...

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Recap, highlights of Bears' victory over Columbus

October 29, 2015

Wednesday night at the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch, the Bears defeated the Columbus Wildcats 55-20 in the first round of the 2015 Iowa High School playoffs. As they...

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Recap, video highlights of the Bears' victory over Alburnett

October 24, 2015

Friday night in Alburnett, the Bears defeated the Alburnett Pirates to clinch not only a district championship but a number one seed heading into the playoffs. The 24-1...

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Recap, photos, video of Bears' victory over Wilton

October 17, 2015

What a Friday night in West Branch. Not only was it Senior Night and MIlitary Appreciation Night, the Bears secured themselves at least a share of the Class 1A District 5 ...

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Video highlights, recap of the Bears' 42-21 victory over Wapello

October 11, 2015

Friday night in Wapello, the Bears improved their undefeated season to 7-0 and 4-0 in District 5 play by defeating the Wapello Indians 42-21. It was a slow first half f...

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Video highlights, photos of the Bears' Homecoming victory over Durant

October 03, 2015

It was Homecoming week in West Branch and the Bears certainly showed their home crowd how West Branch Football is played. Much like last week at Bellevue, the Bears sco...

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Video recap and photos from Friday's victory over Bellevue

September 27, 2015

Friday night in Bellevue, the Bears held their district foe, the Comets, scoreless and defeated them 42-0. The scoring started early and it happened often... After t...

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Recap and highlights: West Branch beats North Cedar 31-8

September 20, 2015

Once again this week, the Bears had a Friday night game postponed due to rain and thunderstorms in the eastern Iowa area. Instead, North Cedar came to town Saturday mornin...

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Highlights, recap of the Bears' thrilling win over West Burlington

September 13, 2015

What a game in West Burlington Friday night. It was a back-and-forth battle with defense ruling most of the night... until late in the 4th quarter. In the final five mi...

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Video highlights and photos of the Bears' victory over the Comets

September 06, 2015

At the Little Rose Bowl Friday night, the Bears welcomed to town the West Liberty Comets. It was a special night at Oliphant St Field as the Bears wore purple jerseys as p...

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Recap, highlights of the Bears' victory over Lisbon

August 29, 2015

The Bears opened their 2015 season on Friday night against the Lisbon Lions at the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch. However, the game ended up finishing Saturday afternoon...

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Records broken in the 2014 season

February 19, 2015

The 2014 West Branch Football season was certainly one to the remember, as the team finished 10-1 overall, 9-0 in the regular season, and with a district championship. It w...

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The Pedigree of a Family: 2014 Bear Football

November 10, 2014

To define the word "family" would take parents, siblings, and a few other variables. Growing up, every kid has somebody or someone they remember. Some player they pretend t...

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Video highlights and photos from the Dike-New Hartford game

November 04, 2014

Monday night at the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch, the Bears' 2014 season came to end after falling to Dike-New Hartford 35-18. It was a battle of strong, physical, evenl...

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Video and photo recap of the Bears' round one playoff victory

October 30, 2014

Friday night at the Little Rose Bowl, West Branch hosted Sigourney-Keota for a first round state playoff game. West Branch's offense couldn't be stopped much of the night a...

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Highlights of the Bears' victory over Alburnett

October 25, 2014

The Bears ended the regular season undefeated Friday night at the Little Rose Bowl and it was a special night. Not only because of an undefeated season, but because it was Sen...

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Video and photo recap of the Bears' victory over Wilton

October 18, 2014

Friday night in Wilton, the Bears clinched the school's 17th district championship by defeating the Beavers 56-0. Coming into this game, the West Branch coaching staff did ...

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Video, photos, stats, and more from the Bears' victory over Wapello

October 11, 2014

The Bears returned home Friday night for a matchup against the Wapello Indians. In addition to being an explosion on the field before the game, there was certainly one from th...

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Highlights, photos, and more from the Bears' victory over Durant

October 04, 2014

Friday night in Durant, West Branch beat the Wildcats 53-13 thanks to incredible performances from West Branch's offense and defense. Once again, the Bears' defense was sto...

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Highlights and recap of West Branch's defeat of Bellevue

September 27, 2014

Last night at the Little Rose Bowl, it was a battle of unbeaten, district 5 teams as Bellevue came to town sitting in that first place district position. West Branch's offe...

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Highlights from the Bears' victory over North Cedar

September 20, 2014

On Friday night, the Bears once again showed their powerful offense by beating North Cedar 42-28. The Bears were lead by running back Luke Lenoch. The sophomore rushed for ...

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Video highlights and photos from the Bears' win over West Burlington

September 13, 2014

On Friday night, the Bears once again continued their offensive and defensive domination. West Branch beat West Burlington-Notre Dame 45-0 in a game that West Branch came o...

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Highlights and recap of the Bears' victory over West Liberty

September 06, 2014

Friday night, the Bears once again lit-up the scoreboard by beating West Liberty 49-3. After the first half, it was a tight game with West Branch winning 14-3. In the 3rd q...

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Highlights of the Bears' 42-0 victory over Lisbon

August 30, 2014

Last night in Lisbon, West Branch's offense came out hot and stayed hot the entire game, scoring 42 points. The defense was also hot as they shut-out the Lions and held the...

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