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Wolfpack top Indians 3-0 in first home match

Abby VerBurg of Western Christian plucks a dig in the back row during a home volleyball match versus Spirit Lake Tuesday, Sept. 20. The Wolfpack had 47 digs as a team that led to a .325 hitting percentage in what was a 3-0 match win. (Photo/Nathan Broek) western...

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Big meet gives local teams a taste for state-qualifying

Ariel Vargas of Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley races through the halfway point of the Sioux Center Cross-Country Invitational Thursday, Sept. 22. Vargas finished in 43rd in his first race back on the varsity circuit. (Photo/Nathan Broek) sioux center cross-country...

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First-half momentum fails to carry over into second half

Barrett Bleeker of Western Christian lays a hit on a West Sioux player on defense during Class 1A District 1 football Friday, Sept. 23. The Wolfpack fell to the Falcons 49-22. (Photo/Nathan Broek) western christian football West Sioux outscores Western Christian 35-8...

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Homecoming crowd witnesses 42-7 win over Ridge View

Western Christian running back Tyler Mantel dives into the end zone for the game's first touchdown during Class 1A District 1 action against Ridge View Friday, Sept. 16. Mantel ended up running for 163 total yards on 19 carries on top of this score en route to helping...

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Big plays by Spirit Lake prove too much to overcome

Derek Heynen of the Western Christian football team. Heynen scooped up a fumble and raced 31 yards for a touchdown against Spirit Lake, but the Wolfpack fell to the Indians on the road 35-20 in non-district football Friday, Sept. 9. (Photo/Nathan Broek) western...

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Wolfpack win Sioux County tourney on home floor

Rianna Nibbelink and Avery Noble of Boyden-Hull attempt to combine for a block against Sioux Center during the Sioux County Pizza Ranch Volleyball Tournament Saturday, Sept. 10, hosted by Western Christian High School. The Comets fell to the Warriors in two sets and...

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Local teams take on some of the region’s best in Sibley

Jenae Minderhoud of Western Christian cruises her way across the finish line during the Sibley-Ocheyedan Cross-Country Invitational Tuesday, Sept. 6. Minderhoud was the second-best runner for the Wolfpack girls in 24th. (Photo/Nathan Broek) sibley-ocheyedan...

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Wolfpack win all three matches at Sioux City quadrangular

Stella Winterfeld of Western Christian fires a kill over the net during the Sheldon volleyball tournament Thursday, Aug. 25. Winterfeld was the top attacker for the Wolfpack Thursday, Sept. 1, with 36 kills overall at a quadragular hosted by Sioux City North High...

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Western Christian gains more experience in Spirit Lake

Caleb Douma of the Western Christian boys' cross-country team. Douma was the top runner for the Wolfpack boys, taking 12th place and earning a medal at the Spirit Lake Invitational Tuesday, Aug. 30. (Photo/Nathan Broek) spirit lake cross-country invitational Wolfpack...

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Wolfpack kick off season with trio of victories

Western Christian setter Hannah Broek sets up a pass for a teammate during the Sheldon Volleyball Tournament Thursday, Aug. 25. The Wolfpack won all three matches of the night to claim the tournament title. (Photo/Nathan Broek) western christian volleyball Class 2A...

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Nighthawks and Wolfpack kick off 2022 season in Spencer

Ben Blum of the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley boys' cross-country team. Blum was the top runner for the Nighthawks in Spencer, taking 25th as an individual. (Photo/Nathan Broek) spencer cross-country invitational Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley girls finish sixth as a full team,...

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Key plays fall Western’s way

western christian football Western Christian Wolfpack upset West Lyon, runner-up in Class 2A from a year ago  Nathan Broek | Sports Editor West Lyon 7-0-0-0  7 Western Christian 0-0-14-7  21 HULL-In order to come up with a big upset, even on your home...

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Four Western Christian players named as all-conference

lakes all-conference softball Wolfpack highlighted by first-team selection Bleeker and second-team pick Ten Kley Nathan Broek | Sports Editor Olivia Ten Kley Four Western Christian players were selected to the Lakes all-conference softball team as announced Thursday,...

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Ty Van Essen receives all-district honors

ibca all-district baseball honors Western Christian player picked for the second team as a utility player Nathan Broek | Sports Editor Ty Van Essen was named as an all-district player as released by the Iowa Baseball Coaches’ Association Thursday, July 21. The Western...

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Ty Van Essen named as an all-conference player

lakes all-conference baseball Van Essen picked to the second team as announced Monday, July 11 Nathan Broek | Sports Editor Ty Van Essen of the Western Christian baseball team. Van Essen was selected to the Lakes All-Conference baseball team as announced Monday, July...

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Former athletes make the grade

college athletics Former track and field athletes from Western Christian had a GPA of 3.25 or higher Nathan Broek | Sports Editor Former girls' track and field athletes from Western Christian were selected to the 2022 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics...

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Former track and field athlete receives honor

college athletics Cole Zevenbergen earned the NAIA All-Academic athlete recognition awarded by the United States Track and Field and Cross-country Association Nathan Broek | Sports Editor A former Western Christian boys’ track and field athlete was awarded the 2022...

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Western Christian fails to play up to its full potential

class 2a district 1 baseball tournaments Slow start plagues Wolfpack in a 7-1 defeat to West Lyon Wildcats to end 2022 season Nathan Broek | Sports Editor Western Christian 0-0-0-0-0-0-1  1 West Lyon 1-0-4-2-0-0-X  7 Jeremiah Kredit dives off first base for...

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