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Comets cap year in Remsen

Senior Ashtyn Kelderman dribbles the ball in a playoff game versus Remsen St. Mary's on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Boyden-Hull fell to the Hawks 70-22 in what proved to be the final game of Kelderman's career. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) Boyden-Hull girls’ basketball Undefeated...

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Unit secures playoff win

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley's wrestling cheerleaders chant during a match at the IHSAA State Championships. The Nighthawks finished the tournament with 15 team points and one placement from 165-pounder Brock Mulder. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) Four cheerleaders chant during a...

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Squad wins final home game

Western Christian's Uchan Harberts contests a shot attempt versus Rock Valley on Thursday, Feb. 15, in Hull. The Wolfpack defeated the Rockets 70-40 to advance to the district final versus Central Lyon. (Photo/Sean Baccam). Western Christian boys’ basketball ’Pack...

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Trinity’s year comes to a close

Alongside his parents, Trinity Christian senior Dustin Hoksbergen celebrates breaking 1,000 points Tuesday, Feb. 13, following his team’s playoff game versus Newell-Fonda. Hoksbergen capped his career with 1,007 points, after leading the program in points per game in...

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Tigers fall in closing defeat

Trinity Christian girls’ basketball Program record-setting season comes to an end following Class 1A playoff loss in Akron Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter Trinity Christian 10-14-5-7 36Akron-Westfield 9-20-11-7 47AKRON – The Trinity Christian girls’ basketball’s...

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Wolfpack ties for 74th

Western Christian boys’ wrestling Western caps season with one win among trio of grapplers at IHSAA state championships Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter Western Christian 4.0DES MOINES – The 2024 season came to a close for Western Christian boys’ wrestling on day...

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Mulder finishes seventh

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley's Brock Mulder stands on the far right of the 165-pound podium at the IHSAA State Championships. Mulder finished in seventh place in his second state tournament appearance. (Photo/Susan James) Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley boys’ wrestling ’Hawks...

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Western Christian Dance Team Night 2024

The kindergarten through second graders danced to “I Will Survive” at Dance Team Night February 5. The Western Christian dance team performed its hoopla routine on Dance Team Night. Julie Bosma|Editorial Assistant Western Christian had its Dance Team Night Monday,...

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Final regular-season game ends in loss

Jenna Vollink (13) closely defends a South O'Brien player in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs. Boyden-Hull defeated the Wolverines 55-34 Thursday, Feb. 8, in Hull to advance in the bracket. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) Boyden-Hull girls’ basketball Comets can’t keep...

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Comets capture close win

Boyden-Hull boys’ basketball Balance on offense leads to narrow victory for squad in final regular-season home game Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter "Their focus and their intensity on the defensive side of the ball really worked things for us offensively." - Coach...

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’Pack qualifies three for state

Christopher VandeBrake wrestles against Beau Weber of MOC-Floyd Valley at 190 pounds during the district wrestling tournament at Sioux Center. VandeBrake defeated Weber both times he faced him. (Photo/Dan Wolfswinkel) Western Christian boys’ wrestling Upper-weight...

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Hawks compete in close duals

Boyden/Hull-Rock Valley's Sophomore Brock Mulder cradles up Algona's Colby Jennings at the district tournament in Estherville to advance to the final round. Mulder placed first and will advance to state competition. (Photo/Kari Jurrens) Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 2024...

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Regular season ends in blowout

Trinity Christian's Ava Klein spots up for a shot in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs Thursday, Feb. 8, in Hull. The Comets defeated Woodbury Central 45-31 to advance to the second round. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) Trinity Christian girls’ basketball Incomplete...

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Trinity drops finale in Remsen

Trinity Christian boys’ basketball Hoksbergen claws closer to 1,000 points in last regular-season contest of his career Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter Trinity Christian 14-2-11-9 36Remsen St. Mary’s 21-18-18-15 72REMSEN – Trinity Christian capped its regular season...

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’Pack runs into unbeaten wall

Addi Van't Hul (10) closely defends a West Lyon player in the Class 3A first-round playoff matchup. Western Christian lost to the Wildcats 68-58 to end its season Saturday, Feb. 10, in Inwood. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) Western Christian girls’ basketball ‘Lethargic’...

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’Pack scrapes out road victory

Western Christian boys’ basketball Unit uses strong free-throwing shooting, strong defensive effort to grab 17th win of season Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter Western Christian 23-11-9-19 62Spirit Lake 13-16-12-16 57SPIRIT LAKE – After cruising, for the most part,...

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’Hawks sweep pair of duals

Luis Thomas wrestles for Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley at 120 pounds in its final home meet of the season. Thomas beat his Okoboji/HMS opponent by 10-3 decision. (Photo/Andrew Buckman) Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley boys’ wrestling Unit defeats Okoboji/HMS, MOC in final home...

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Western finishes regular-season slate

Western Christian boys’ wrestling McFarland, Van Surksum each register two falls in pair of dual losses at Sioux Center Andrew Buckman | Sports Reporter SIOUX CENTER – Western Christian boys’ wrestling closed its scheduled regular-season slate Thursday, Feb. 1, in...

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’Pack moves to 15-1

Noah Hilbrands (13) goes up for a layup against Tea Area on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at home. Western Christian defeated the Titans 69-48. (Photo/Sean Baccam) Western Christian boys’ basketball Western handles business against Tea Area in potential ‘best defensive effort of...

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