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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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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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Corridor Drywall Player Profile: Javier Zamudio

October 25, 2018

This week's Player Profile is with Bear offensive and defensive lineman, Javier Zamudio. The senior talks about the season so far, his transition from kicker to lineman, what ...

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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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Coach Pedersen recaps Cascade, previews Beckman matchup

October 19, 2018

Prior to tonight's game at Beckman in Dyersville, Steven Grace caught up with head coach Butch Pedersen. Coach recaps his team's win over Cascade from last week and commends h...

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Assistant Coach Minute: Matt Hills

October 19, 2018

Prior to tonight's game at Beckman, Steven Grace caught up with Matt Hills for this week's Assistant Coach Minute segment. The JV head coach talks about the season so far for ...

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Player Profile: Levi Kleinmeyer

October 19, 2018

This week's Player Profile is with Levi Kleinmeyer. The senior talks about his team's win over Cascade and what they're expecting from Beckman tonight. Also, Levi gives some i...

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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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Liberty Coach Interview: Butch Pedersen previews Cascade matchup

October 12, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against Cascade, Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen to talk about the weather-shortened game from last week as well as this week's game. Thi...

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Hodge Assistant Minute: Luke Posivio

October 12, 2018

This week's Assistant Coach Minute is with JV assistant Luke Posivio. The lineman coach talks about his football experience, his coaching duties, and much more. The Assista...

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Corridor Drywall Player Profile: Evan O’Neil

October 12, 2018

This week’s Player Profile is with senior Evan O’Neil. The receiver and defensive back talks about the season so far and his future plans. Plus, he gets surprised by his t...

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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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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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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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Hodge Construction Assistant Minute: Jason Pedersen

September 28, 2018

This week's Assistant Coach Minute is with JV coach Jason Pedersen. The offensive and defensive line coach discusses his coaching duties during both JV and Varsity games, his ...

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Corridor Drywall Player Profile: Jaden Hierseman

September 28, 2018

This week's Player Profile is with senior Jaden Hierseman. The offensive lineman talks about the team's game against Bellevue, what he's expecting vs. North Cedar, his duties ...

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Video: Butch Pedersen Field naming ceremony

September 27, 2018

Wednesday evening, in front of the community of West Branch, the field at the Little Rose Bowl was renamed to Butch Pedersen Field. With his family, friends, and current and f...

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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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Liberty Coach Preview: Butch Pedersen talks Tipton victory, Bellevue preparations

September 21, 2018

Before tonight's game at Bellevue, Steven Grace caught up with head coach Butch Pedersen to chat about his team this week. The newly-crowned 300-win coach talks about the vict...

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Corridor Drywall Player Profile: Beau Cornwell

September 21, 2018

Prior to tonight's game at Bellevue, Steven Grace caught up with quarter Beau Cornwell. The senior captain recaps Coach Pedersen's 300th win, how the Bear offense in progressi...

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Hodge Construction Assistant Minute: Jason Kern

September 21, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against Bellevue, Steven Grace caught up with new coaching staff member, Jason Kern. The JV offensive coordinator talks about how we got involved with ...

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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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Preview

Liberty Talk: Coach Pedersen recaps Williamsburg, previews Tipton

September 14, 2018

Prior to tonight's game at the Little Rose Bowl against Tipton, Steven Grace caught up with head coach, Butch Pedersen. Coach recaps his team's 31-7 victory over Williamsburg ...

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Hodge Assistant Minute: Jack Rummells

September 14, 2018

Prior to the Bears' matchup tonight against Tipton, Steven Grace caught up with assistant coach, Jack Rummells. The offensive line coach and former Bear chats about this role ...

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Corridor Drywall Player Profile: Brady Lukavsky

September 13, 2018

This week's Player Profile is with Brady Lukavsky. Steven Grace caught up with the senior captain prior to the Bears' upcoming game against Tipton to talk about a variety of t...

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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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Liberty Talk: Coach Pedersen recaps Wapello, previews Williamsburg

September 07, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against Williamsburg, Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen. The head coach recaps his team's week two victory over Wapello, his impressions throu...

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Hodge Assistant Minute: John Hierseman

September 07, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against Williamsburg, Steven Grace caught up with Offensive Coordinator John Hierseman. Coach talks about his coaching history, going from Junior High ...

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Corridor Drywall Player Profile: Zach Thompson

September 06, 2018

Prior to Friday's game against Williamsburg, Steven Grace caught up with senior Zach Thompson. The captain and wide receiver chats about the victory over Wapello, his wide rec...

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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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Liberty Coach Preview: Butch Pedersen talks Wapello matchup

August 31, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against Wapello, Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen at West Branch High School. Coach gives a recap of the victory over West Liberty, new thing...

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Hodge Construction Assistant Minute: Kevin Crosthwaite

August 31, 2018

Prior to tonight's game against Wapello, Steven Grace caught up with coach Kevin Crosthwaite. The special teams coordinator recaps the team's week one victory over West Libert...

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Corridor Drywall Player Profile: Brett Schiele

August 30, 2018

Prior to the team's game against Wapello Friday night, Steven Grace caught up with Brett Schiele for a discussion. The senior captain chats about what the team is doing in res...

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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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Coach talks ball

Liberty Communications Coach Preview: Butch Pedersen talks West Liberty matchup

August 24, 2018

Steven Grace chats with Coach Pedersen prior to the Bears' season-opening matchup against the West Liberty Comets. Coach talks about the tough schedule, the team's preseason p...

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Ready to play

Corridor Drywall Player Profile: John Hatfield

August 24, 2018

Steven Grace chats with senior John Hatfield in this week's Player Profile. The team captain talks about this leadership role, his linebacker position, future plans, and refut...

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Coaching and Fishing

Hodge Construction Assistant Minute: Austin Finnegan

August 24, 2018

Steven Grace catches up with assistant Coach Austin Finnegan prior to the Bears' game against West Liberty. The offensive and defensive line coach chats about his role with th...

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Media Day 2018: Interview with Coach Pedersen

August 13, 2018

Voice of the Bears Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen at West Branch Football Media Day. The two talked about the preseason so far as well as Coach Pedersen's thoughts...

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His Senior Season

Media Day 2018: Interview with Beau Cornwell

August 12, 2018

At West Branch Football Media Day, Jason Miller caught up with senior captain Beau Cornwell. The quarterback and kicker discusses the upcoming season, getting in-tune with his...

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Moving forward

Media Day 2018: Interview with Brett Schiele

August 12, 2018

At West Branch Football Media Day, Jason Miller caught up with senior captain Brett Schiele. The wide receiver and defensive back discusses the upcoming season, getting better...

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Media Day 2018: Season outlook with Coach Hierseman

August 12, 2018

At Media Day 2018 this past weekend, Jason Miller caught up with Offensive Coordinator John Hierseman. Coach talks about the work the team has put in so far early in the prese...

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Off-season improvements

Media Day 2018: Interview with Brady Lukavsky

August 12, 2018

At West Branch Football Media Day, Jason Miller caught up with senior captain Brady Lukavksy. The wide receiver discusses the upcoming season, improving during the offseason, ...

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Return of Thompson

Media Day 2018: Interview with Zach Thompson

August 11, 2018

At West Branch Football Media Day, Jason Miller caught up with senior captain Zach Thompson. The wide receiver discusses the upcoming season, following the successes of his br...

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A player's perspective

Media Day 2018: Video Interview with John Hatfield

August 11, 2018

At West Branch Football Media Day, Jason Miller caught up with senior captain John Hatfield. The linebacker discusses the upcoming season, his thought process while on the fie...

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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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Coach Pedersen previews West Branch vs. Pleasantville

October 27, 2017

Steven chats with Coach Pedersen prior to the Bears’ first round playoff game against Pleasantville. ...

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Hodge Player Profile: Jacob Barnhart, pt. 2

October 27, 2017

This week’s Hodge Construction Player Profile is with senior lineman Jacob Barnhart. ...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Jarod Tylee and Randy Sexton

October 27, 2017

For this week’s Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute, Steven chats with Junior High coaches Jarod Tylee and Randy Sexton. ...

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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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West Branch vs. Everybody

Video: The 2017 IHSAA Playoffs are here

October 22, 2017

Are you ready for the IHSAA Class 1A Playoffs? The Bears' first round game kicks off this Friday at 7pm at the Little Rose Bowl. ...

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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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Fulwider Preview: Coach Pedersen talks Tipton win, Clayton Ridge match-up

October 20, 2017

Prior to the team's week 9 game tonight against Clayton Ridge, Steven Grace got a chance to catch-up with Coach Pedersen after practice. Coach talks about his team's victory o...

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Hodge Player Profile: Brett Schiele

October 20, 2017

This week's Hodge Construction Player Profile is with junior Brett Schiele. The receiver and kick/punt returner talks about his team's performance so far this season, the scou...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Steven Grace

October 20, 2017

This week's edition of the Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute is with Steven Grace. Jason Miller got a chance to chat with Steven, who is the BearCast's play-by-pla...

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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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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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Fulwider Preview: Coach Pedersen talks North Cedar victory, Tipton match-up

October 13, 2017

Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen prior to tonight's game to talk about his team's victory over North Cedar, what to expect from Tipton, and much more. ...

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Hodge Player Profile: Marcus Gould

October 13, 2017

This week's edition of the Hodge Player Profile is with senior Marcus Gould. The lineman talks about his role on the team, his future plans, and much more. ...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Jason Miller

October 13, 2017

This week's edition of the Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute is with Sports Information Director Jason Miller. Steven chats with Jason about his team duties, how l...

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SENIOR NIGHT AT THE LITTLE ROSE BOWL

GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. Tipton

October 12, 2017

LOCATION - The Little Rose Bowl 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 u...

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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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Coach is looking for an improvement

Coach Pedersen recaps Durant, previews North Cedar

October 06, 2017

Prior to tonight's game against North Cedar, Steven caught up with Coach Pedersen to talk about his team's victory over Durant, why he's expecting better out of them against N...

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Hodge Player Profile: Luca Passeri

October 06, 2017

This week's Hodge Player Profile is with senior Luca Passeri. The receiver and defensive back recaps his team's victory over Durant last week and gives some points on their pr...

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The OC talks Xs and Os

Liberty Assistant Minute: John Hierseman

October 06, 2017

This week's Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute is with Varsity Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator John Hierseman. The first-year Varsity coordinator cha...

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Bears return to Doug Jackson Field for a Cedar County battle

GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs. North Cedar

October 05, 2017

LOCATION - Doug Jackson Field, Stanwood 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...

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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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Coach Pedersen talks Bellevue win, previews Durant

September 29, 2017

Prior to tonight's game against Durant, Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen to discuss his team's victory over Bellevue last Friday and what they are looking for tonigh...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Kevin Braddock

September 29, 2017

This week's editino of the Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute is with JV coach Kevin Braddock. The offensive coordinator touches on how long he's been coaching, why...

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Hodge Player Profile: Andrew Black

September 29, 2017

This week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile is with Andrew Black. The lineman and linebacker discusses his team's exciting victory over Bellevue as well as wh...

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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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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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Back-to-back big games for the team

Fulwider Preview: Coach Pedersen talks Maq Valley win, Bellevue match-up

September 22, 2017

For this week's installment of the Fulwider Agency Preview, Steven Grace chats with Coach Pedersen about the team's victory over Maquoketa Valley from last week as well as his...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Austin Finnegan

September 22, 2017

In this week's edition of the Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute, Steven chats with Austin Finnegan. The JV offensive and defensive line coach talks about his reaso...

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Will we see a tackle eligible play?

Hodge Player Profile: Billy Friis

September 22, 2017

This week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile is with senior captain Billy Friis. The lineman talks about the team's victory over Maquoketa Valley, his transiti...

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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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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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Fulwider Preview: Coach Pedersen discusses tonight's game against Maq. Valley

September 15, 2017

In this week's Fulwider Insurance Agency Coach Preview, Steven chats with Coach Butch Pedersen about his team's strong victory over Jesup from last week and the team's game to...

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Hodge Player Profile: Drake Bloem

September 15, 2017

This week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile is with Drake Bloem. The junior lineman talks about playing his first game of the season last week, his role on th...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Drew Cornwell

September 15, 2017

This week's edition of the Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute is with Drew Cornwell. The kickers and quarterbacks coach talks about his history with the game, what ...

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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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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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Fulwider Preview: Coach Pedersen talks WBND win, Jesup game

September 08, 2017

In this week's Fulwider Insurance Agency Coach Preview, Steven chats with Coach Butch Pedersen about his team's strong victory over West Burlington-Notre Dame from last week a...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Dave Kabela

September 08, 2017

This week's edition of the Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute is with JV assistant coach Dave Kabela. Kabela, who has been a long-time coach in the West Branch Comm...

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Hodge Player Profile: Jacob Barnhart

September 08, 2017

This week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile is with Jacob Barnhart. The senior lineman talks about the keys to the team's victory over West Burlington last we...

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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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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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Fulwider Preview: Coach Pedersen discusses match-up with West Burlington

September 01, 2017

For this week's installment of the Fulwider Agency Coach Preview, Steven Graces caught up with Coach Pedersen to discuss the Bears' victory against West Liberty and tonight's ...

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Hodge Player Profile: Jacob "Cheese" Graves

September 01, 2017

For this week's installment of the Hodge Construction Player Profile, Steven Grace chats with senior Jacob Graves. The cornerback and receiver discusses the team's season-open...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Kevin Crosthwaite

September 01, 2017

For this week's installment of the Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute, Steven Grace chats with coach Kevin Crosthwaite. The wide receivers and special teams coach d...

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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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Fulwider Coach Preview: Coach Pedersen previews West Liberty

August 25, 2017

We want to welcome back our Fulwider Insurance Coach Preview series for the 2017 season! A big thank you to Fulwider Insurance Agency for their continued support of the progra...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Matt Hills, JV Head Coach

August 25, 2017

We want to welcome back our Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute series for the 2017 season! A big thank you to Liberty Communications for their continued support of ...

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Hodge Player Profile: Ben Thompson

August 25, 2017

We want to welcome back our Hodge Construction Player Profile series for the 2017 season! A big thank you to Hodge Construction for their continued support of the program. ...

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The new man in #32

Media Day 2017: Your new Bear running back, Tanner Lukavsky

August 13, 2017

Even though all-time rushing leader Luke Lenoch has graduated, the Bears will still have #32 in the backfield this season. However, his name is Tanner Lukavsky and he's a soph...

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Media Day 2017: An interview with QB Beau Cornwell

August 13, 2017

Saturday morning at West Branch Football Media Day, Jason Miller caught up with the Bears' quarterback Beau Cornwell. The Junior talks about the outook for the team's upcom...

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Media Day 2017: Interview with new Activities Director Jacob Stenberg

August 13, 2017

Saturday morning at West Branch Football Media Day, Jason Miller caught up with new West Branch Community Schools' Activities Director Jacob Stenberg. Jacob talks about the...

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The new coach opens up

Media Day 2017: Jack Rummells talks coaching philosophy

August 13, 2017

One of the newest members to the West Branch coaching staff, Jack Rummells, chats with Jason MIller at West Branch Football Media Day this Saturday morning. Rummells talks ...

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Media Day 2017: Video interviews with the Captains

August 12, 2017

Saturday morning at West Branch Football Media Day, Jason Miller caught up with this season's team captains for short video interviews to talk about the first couple weeks of ...

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The BearCast crew previews the 2017 season at Media Day

August 12, 2017

Saturday morning at West Branch Football Media Day, a couple members of the BearCast got together to chat for a few minutes about the upcoming 2017 season. Check out Steven...

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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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Liberty Communications shares mini-doc about West Branch Football

November 08, 2016

Liberty Communications has debuted the next installment of their The People You Know campaign, this time focusing on Coach Butch Pedersen and West Branch Football. Coach ...

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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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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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Hodge Player Profile: Colton Dietz

October 23, 2016

This week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile is with senior Colton Dietz. Check out Colton's interview below! ...

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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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Coach Pedersen previews tonight's game against Clayton Ridge

October 21, 2016

Prior to tonight's game against Clayton Ridge, Steven caught up with Coach Pedersen to discuss the victory over Tipton and what to expect from the Eagles tonight. ...

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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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Hodge Player Profile: Nick Madsen

October 16, 2016

This week's Hodge Construction Player Profile segment is with senior Nick Madsen. The center talks about the victory over North Cedar, team injuries, his role as a center, and...

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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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Coach Pedersen previews tonight's game against Tipton

October 14, 2016

Prior to tonight's game against Tipton, Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen to get his perspective on the team's victory over North Cedar as well as a preview of tonigh...

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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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Hodge Player Profile: Cale Donovan

October 10, 2016

This week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile is with senior Cale Donovan. The fullback and linebacker talks about the season so far and his future plans after ...

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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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Coach Tylee recaps Durant victory, previews North Cedar

October 07, 2016

Prior to tonight's game against North Cedar, Steven Grace had a chance to catch up with offensive coordinator and assistant head coach Jarod Tylee. Jarod talks about scramb...

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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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Hodge Player Profile: Jace Gongora

October 03, 2016

This week's Hodge Construction Player Profile is with Jace Gongora. Check out Jace's interview with Steven below to learn more about the senior! ...

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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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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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Liberty Assistant Minute: Kevin Braddock

September 27, 2016

This week's edition of the Liberty Communications Assistant Minute is with new JV coach Kevin Braddock. Check out Kevin's interview with Steven below! ...

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Hodge Player Profile: John Krall

September 26, 2016

This week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile is with senior John Krall. The lineman chats with Steven Grace about the season so far, his duties as Center, and ...

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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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Coach Pedersen previews tonight's contest against Bellevue

September 23, 2016

Earlier this week at practice, Steven caught up with Coach Pedersen to recap the Bears' victory over Maquoketa Valley and to check in on preparations for Bellevue. ...

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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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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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Coach Pedersen talks Jesup recap, Maquoketa Valley expectations

September 16, 2016

Before tonight's game against Maquoketa Valley, BearCast play-by-play man Steven Grace caught up with Coach Pedersen at practice to get his thoughts on the win against Jesup a...

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Liberty Assistant Coach Minute: Austin Finnegan

September 16, 2016

This week's Liberty Assistant Coach Minute itnerview is with first year JV coach Austin Finnegan. ...

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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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Hodge Player Profile: Brandon Rummelhart

September 11, 2016

For this week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile, Steven chats with senior quarterback and captain Brandon Rummelhart. ...

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Liberty Coach Minute: Wes Homeister

September 11, 2016

For this week's edition of the Liberty Communications Coach Minute, Steven chats with JV defensive backs coach, Wes Homeister. Wes is in his first year of coaching at West Bra...

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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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Coach Pedersen previews tonight's game against Jesup

September 09, 2016

Prior to tonight's game against Jesup, Steven Grace had a chance to chat with Coach Pedersen. Butch wrapped up the West Burlington-Notre Dame game from last week and lets u...

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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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Liberty Assistant Minute: Telly Zuniga and Kyle Haganman

September 04, 2016

For this week's edition fo the Liberty Communications Assistant Minute, Steven chats with varisty coaches Telly Zuniga and Kyle Haganman. The offensive and defensive line c...

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Hodge Player Profile: Cooper Kabela

September 03, 2016

This week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile is with senior Cooper Kabela. The captain talks about the team's victory over West Liberty, what the team was expe...

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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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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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He wants to be mayor

Hodge Player Profile: Cole Tisinger

August 28, 2016

For the first Hodge Construction Player Profile of the 2016 season, Steven chats with senior Cole Tisinger. The captain talks about how practices and game prep has been goi...

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Liberty Assistant Spotlight: Kevin Crosthwaite

August 28, 2016

In the first edition of the Liberty Communications Assistant Spotlight for the 2016 season, Steven chats with varisty special teams coach Kevin Crosthwaite. Coach Crosthwai...

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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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Fulwider Coach Preview: Jarod Tylee talks West Liberty

August 26, 2016

Prior to the Bears' season opener tonight at West Liberty, Steven caught up with Coach Jarod Tylee for this week's Fulwider Agency Coach Preview. Coach Tylee talks about th...

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Video interview with JV head coach John Hierseman

August 20, 2016

At West Branch Football Media Day last weekend, Steven had a chat with new JV head coach, John Hierseman. John talks about his transition into the head coach role, some new...

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"It's a Rebuilding Year"

Coach Pedersen preseason video interview from Media Day

August 18, 2016

At West Branch Football Media Day this past weekend at the Little Rose Bowl, Steven Grace caught up with Coach Butch Pedersen to talk about the upcoming season. Butch discu...

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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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Media Day video interview with Cole Tisinger

August 14, 2016

During West Branch Football Media Day Saturday morning at the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch, Jason caught up with captain Cole Tisinger. The senior lineman talks about his d...

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Luke Lenoch goes in-depth about his playing career, upcoming season

August 14, 2016

At Media Day Saturday morning from the Little Rose Bowl, Jason Miller sat down with All-State running back, Luke Lenoch. The fourth-year varsity player dives into his growing ...

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Interview with quarterback Brandon Rummelhart from Media Day

August 13, 2016

During West Branch Football Media Day Saturday morning at the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch, Jason caught up with captain Brandon Rummelhart. The senior quarterback talks ab...

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Captain Cooper Kabela talks 2016 expectations in video interview

August 13, 2016

During West Branch Football Media Day Saturday morning at the Little Rose Bowl in West Branch, Jason caught up with senior captain Cooper Kabela. The tight end and defensive e...

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New challenges and new opportunities

Spring 2016 video interview with Coach Pedersen

May 23, 2016

We recently sat down with Coach Butch Pedersen to catch up with him and the team on everything that's going on this offseason. Coach touches on some uniform updates, Little Ro...

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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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Video: Top 10 plays of the 2015 season

February 24, 2016

Later this week, the 2016-17 season schedules will be released by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. But, before we get to that, we're taking a look back at some of th...

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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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Coach Pedersen, players recap Pella Christian, preview Regina

November 06, 2015

Steven had a few minutes to chat with Coach Pedersen, Hunter Wargo, and Cooper Koenig after practice on Tuesday night to discuss the Bears' second round victory over Pella Chr...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Matt Chinander

November 06, 2015

In this week's edition of the Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute, Steven chats with Matt Chinander about WestBranchFootball.com, the BearCast, sideline and behind t...

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GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs Regina

November 05, 2015

LOCATION - Regina High School, Iowa City GAME TIME - 7:00 pm (CST) RADIO/TV - WestBranchFootball.com will be on the play-by-play call. If you cannot be at the game, let ...

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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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Hodge Player Profile: Connor Trickett

November 02, 2015

In this week's Hodge Construction Player Profile, Steven chats with wide receiver Connor Trickett. The senior recaps the Columbus victory, how the team prepares on a short ...

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GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs Pella Christian

November 01, 2015

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

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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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Coach Pedersen previews West Branch vs Columbus

October 28, 2015

Steven chats with Coach Pedersen about the regular season ending victory over Alburnett this past Friday. Coach also shares what he and the rest of the staff expect to see out...

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Hodge Player Profile: Aaron Barnes

October 28, 2015

This week's Hodge Construction Player Profile is with senior Aaron Barnes. The wide receiver and defensive back/linebacker talks about the Alburnett victory, what to expect...

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Liberty Assistant Minute: Manager Kim Gould

October 28, 2015

In this week's Liberty Communications Assistant Coach Minute, Steven chats with team manager Kim Gould. The senior talks about her time with the team, why she chooses to ma...

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GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs Columbus

October 27, 2015

LOCATION - The Little Rose Bowl 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...

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Hype Video: The 2015 Playoffs are here

October 26, 2015

The 2015 Iowa High School State Football Playoffs are here.... are you ready? ...

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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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Coach Pedersen previews season finale against Alburnett

October 23, 2015

Prior to tonight's game against Alburnett, Steven chats with Coach Pedersen about the team's 55-14 victory over Wilton this past Friday. The head coach also discusses preparat...

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Liberty Assistant Coach Spotlight: Matt Hills

October 23, 2015

In this week's installment of the Liberty Communication's Assistant Coach Spotlight, Steven chats with Matt Hills. The JV defensive coach discusses why he coaches and his coac...

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GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs Alburnett

October 22, 2015

LOCATION - Alburnett 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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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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Coaches Pedersen and Robertson talk Wilton, fresh-soph team preparations

October 16, 2015

Steven chats with Coach Pedersen and Chris Robertson about the Bears' game tonight against Wilton. Fresh-Soph Head Coach Robertson also discusses his fresh-soph team and ho...

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GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs Wilton

October 15, 2015

LOCATION - The Little Rose Bowl GAME TIME - 6:30 (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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Voices of Diversity: West Branch's first female player

October 11, 2015

KGAN-CBS2 in Eastern Iowa recorded a feature interview and story with Tatum Koenig and her family over the past week. Tatum, sister of senior quarterback Cooper, is the fir...

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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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Hodge Player Profile: Ryan Grosvenor

October 09, 2015

Senior Ryan Grosvenor is this week's subject in our weekly Hodge Construction Player Profile series. The lineman chats about his duties on the team, some offensive line str...

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Coaches Pedersen and Bailey preview Wapello game

October 09, 2015

Coaches Butch Pedersen and Tyler Bailey took a few minutes during practice this week to chat with us about the team's Homecoming victory and what they are suspecting from Wape...

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GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs Wapello

October 08, 2015

LOCATION - Wapello GAME TIME - 7:00 pm (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 y...

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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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Hodge Player Profile: Ian Andrews

October 02, 2015

This week's Hodge Construction Player Profile is with lineman Ian Andrews. The senior chats with Steven about how he plays the offensive line, how the line protects the qua...

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Coaches Pedersen and Zuniga preview Durant, Homecoming

October 02, 2015

Prior to tonight's Homecoming game against Durant, Coaches Pedersen and Zuniga took a few moments to chat with us about the game and how the team is staying focused during Hom...

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GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs Durant

October 01, 2015

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

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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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Coaches Pedersen and Crosthwaite preview Bellevue

September 27, 2015

As part of the BearCast pregame show, Steven Grace chats with Coach Pedersen about last weekend's victory over North Cedar and what the Bears can expect from Bellevue Friday n...

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Hodge Player Profile: Hunter Wargo

September 25, 2015

This week's Hodge Construction Player Profile is with captain Hunter Wargo. The senior discusses yet another Saturday football game for the Bears, as well as the upcoming matc...

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GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs Bellevue

September 24, 2015

LOCATION - Bellevue HS Field GAME TIME - 7:00 pm (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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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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Hodge Player Profile: Tony Rocha

September 19, 2015

For this week's edition of the Hodge Construction Player Profile, Steven Grace chats with captain Tony Rocha. The senior center talks about the Bears' comeback victory over...

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GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs North Cedar

September 17, 2015

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

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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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Hodge Player Profile: Devin Kindon

September 11, 2015

This week's Hodge Construction Player Profile is with senior captain Devin Kindon. The multi-position player discusses the team's victory over West Liberty, how the team is re...

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GAME CAPSULE: West Branch vs West Burlington-Notre Dame

September 10, 2015

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

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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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Hodge Player Profile: Matt Shawver

September 04, 2015

This week's Hodge Construction Player Profile is with senior captain Matt Shawver. The wide receiver discusses the team's victory over Lisbon and the overnight lightning delay...

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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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Hodge Player Profile: Drew Finnegan

August 28, 2015

In our new Student Profile segment, brought to you by Hodge Construction, the BearCast's Steven Grace caught up with Drew Finnegan at practice this week. The senior captain ta...

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Original Voice of the Bears Jerry Fleagle discusses old football broadcasts, BearCast

August 21, 2015

Jason Miller interviews the original Voice of the Bears Jerry Fleagle about his previous stint of play-by-play man on the video recordings on West Branch Football games. He al...

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Chris Robertson and John Hierseman talk Fresh-Soph squad, upcoming season

August 19, 2015

Jason Miller caught up with Fresh-Soph coaches Chris Robertson (head coach) and John Hierseman (offensive coordinator) at Media Day Saturday to discuss the upcoming season for...

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Coach Jarod Tylee discusses offensive line, play calling

August 18, 2015

Jerry Fleagle talks with offensive coordinator Jarod Tylee about the new-look offensive line, what to expect from a play calling standpoint this season, and much more. ...

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Media Day 2015: Video interview with Cooper Koenig

August 17, 2015

Quarterback Cooper Koenig, one the newest Bear Football members, talks about his experiences so far being a part of the West Branch Football family as well as his outlook on t...

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Team captains discuss upcoming season in video interviews

August 16, 2015

Jason Miller, Jerry Fleagle, and a surprise guest interview the five team captains for this year's team: Tony Rocha, Devin Kindon, Matt Shawver, Hunter Wargo, and Drew Finnega...

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Video interview with running back Luke Lenoch

August 15, 2015

Jason Miller chats with Bear running back Luke Lenoch. The junior discusses his time playing on the varsity squad, the team's offensive line, and how his off-season health sca...

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Video interview with Coach Pedersen from Media Day

August 15, 2015

Jason Miller interviews Head Coach Butch Pedersen at West Branch Football Media Day 2015. Coach Pedersen discusses how practices have been going so far, what the team needs to...

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Offseason 2015 video interview with Coach Pedersen

April 11, 2015

Matt Chinander sits down with Head Coach Butch Pedrsen to recap the 2014 season, give an update on how the offseason is going, and to look ahead to the 2015 season. Check o...

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Bear football player Matt McIlrath earns Academic All-State honors

February 02, 2015

West Branch High School senior Matt McIlrath has earned Academic All-State honors for his outstanding academic achievements this school year. The award, given by the Iowa F...

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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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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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From 1989 to 2014: The Goal Remains the Same

October 29, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, the West Branch Bears made history. The football team won its first ever state championship by defeating Logan-Magnolia, 20-14. The 2014 playoffs ...

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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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West Branch Football highlighted on the Weather Channel

October 10, 2014

All day today (Friday), the storied tradition of the West Branch Football program will be featured on the Weather Channel. Every hour at the 20 and 40 minute mark, the channel...

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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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Interview with Coach Pedersen following Meet the Teams Night scrimmage

August 23, 2014

After the Varsity squad completed their Meet the Teams Night scrimmage last night at the Little Rose Bowl, 2 caught-up with Head Coach Butch Pedersen to discuss how Coach thou...

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#FlashbackFriday: Excerpt of a 1942 game against West Liberty

August 22, 2014

This week's #FlashbackFriday takes us back over 70 years to November 11th, 1942. West Branch traveled to West Liberty to take on the Comets for their Homecoming game. The enti...

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Coaching staff accepts the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise awareness for ALS

August 18, 2014

Today, the West Branch Football coaching staff was challenged by Zach Zousel of the Mt. Vernon Mustangs to the Ice Bucket Challenge. The entire coaching staff accepted the ch...

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Lucas Lamont Media Day 2014 video interview

August 17, 2014

Bear senior Quarterback Lucas Lamont talks with The Press Citizen's Ryan Murken about the upcoming season and the team's strengths. Lamont is coming off a 2013 season where...

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Voice of the Bears, Mike Quinlan, interviews Coach Pedersen at Media Day

August 17, 2014

At Saturday's West Branch Football Media Day, Head Coach Butch Pedersen took time to talk with the Voice of the Bears, Mike Quinlan to discuss this season's football squad, ho...

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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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UNI head coach Mark Farley talks about former Bear, Jack Rummells at Media Day

August 08, 2014

West Branch High School 2010 graduate and current starting lineman for the UNI Panthers, Jack Rummells, recently received quite a bit of praise from UNI head coach Mark Farley...

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#FlashbackFriday: Senior Night 2010 Pre-Game Talk

August 08, 2014

This week's #FlashbackFriday gives fans a little insight in to Bears Football with the showing of a pre-game talk from head coach Butch Pedersen and assistant coach Jarod Tyle...

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Video highlights of the Bears' first day of camp

August 06, 2014

On Tuesday, the Bears began their first day of a week-long camp, working on technique, plays, and conditioning. Check out the highlights from the first day of camp in the vid...

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#FlashbackFriday: Bears' exciting double-OT victory over Sigourney-Keota

August 01, 2014

This week's #FlashbackFriday takes us back to just October 4th of the Bears' 2013 season. At the end of regulation, West Branch and Sigourney-Keota were tied at 34 and headed ...

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#FlashbackFriday: Kevin Braddock 91 yard touchdown run

July 25, 2014

This week's edition of #FlashbackFriday takes us back to the 1991 State Championship game where West Branch beats West Bend-Mallard 42-13. In the third quarter, Bear running b...

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#FlashbackFriday: 1991 State playoffs versus Pekin

July 18, 2014

Welcome to #FlashbackFriday, a weekly segment that highlights the exciting history of West Branch Football. This week's segment takes us back to the Bears' 1991 state playo...

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Exclusive video interview with Coach Pedersen discussing his coaching career and upcoming season

May 22, 2014

We sit down for an exclusive interview with Bear head coach, Butch Pedersen, to talk about his 32-year coaching experience, the current state of West Branch Football, an outlo...

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Video preview #2 of the 2013 Highlight Film

March 10, 2014

Below is preview #2 of the 2013 West Branch Football Highlight Film. This clip features interviews with Coach Pedersen, Jon Gingerich, and Michael Gould as they give some ins...

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Video preview of the 2013 Highlight Film

March 03, 2014

Below is a clip we have edited together to show a preview of the 2013 West Branch Football Highlight Film. Heard in the preview is assistant coach Matt Hills as he gives the t...

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Video of Bears receiving post season award

November 02, 2013

Video of the Bears receiving their post season award medals from the Iowa High School Athletic Association after their first round loss to Maquoketa Valley. ...

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Video of Coach Pedersen's "Coach of the Week" interview

September 10, 2013

CBS2 has posted their video interview with Coach Pedersen on their website. The interview was for Coach Pedersen's selection as the Ed Thomas Coach of the Week. From KGAN: ...

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Bear coaches interviewed at Media Day

August 27, 2013

Mike Quinlan talks with Bear Football head coach Butch Pedersen about the upcoming season and what fans can expect. The Voice of the Bears also talks with offensive coordinato...

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