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When the Springville volleyball team wrapped up their second consecutive Tri-Rivers Conference West division championship last week with a three-set sweep hosting Edgewood-Colesburg, I decided to go back and do some digging to get a little closer look into the Orioles’ incredible history ove…

The official Journal-Eureka fall sports preview is set to come out next week, but I just wanted to deliver a little pre-preview teaser ahead of the actual preview, because it appears there could be a lot of exciting things to cover this fall when it comes to Anamosa, Midland and Springville sports.

Just based on the knowledge I’ve gained in my 27 years having covered Anamosa High School sports, it’s rare when a coach sticks around longer than four or five years.

Watching Anamosa junior Emily Watters pitch, over the last couple of seasons really, has brought back a lot of memories for me and actually made me realize what a phenomenal history the Raider softball program has with the all-important pitching position going back more than a quarter of a century.

There were a lot of extremely somber faces as the Anamosa baseball team, players, coaches and fans, walked away from the field on a brutally hot night that saw heat-indexes soar well into the 100-degree range in Iowa City Tuesday, July 5.

Five Hawkeyes: Emlen Tunnell, Paul Krause, Andre Tippett, Duke Slater and Alex Karras, along with UNI’s Kurt Warner have been enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fames in Canton, Ohio.

Having already written about the phenomenal basketball success at Springville over much of the last decade in last week’s column, this week’s is dedicated to the other Oriole sport that has regularly competed at the highest level making numerous state tournament berths.

One of the many benefits I’ve had over my 32 years of teaching is to see the kids grow up and pursue their dreams.

There are precious few things in life that could tear me away from watching my beloved Atlanta Braves playing in a possible World Series clinching game.

Not many people in big towns get the opportunity to help each other out all of the time with help from a lot of the community.

Watching the Anamosa and Monticello football teams battle it out on the field in yet another nail-biter Friday, Oct. 8, brought back a lot of memories for me, and made me realize just how special this contest has been the last few years.

It’s amazing how you can go years, even decades without something happening, then all of a sudden, things seem just to fall into place.

It’s been a while since we’ve been there, long before any of the girls on the 2021 Anamosa softball roster were even born, but Anamosa does indeed have a state softball history.

Jack Fisk coached the Anamosa High School 1956 boys track team, they won the indoor and outdoor state titles for class B that year.

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I’ve been a sports writer long enough to know how incredibly difficult it is to become a Division-I athlete.

The tradition of the Anamosa Chinook started in 1996 when Staff Sergeant/Anamosa High School graduate Shad Myers contacted AHS Principal Kirk Ketelsen.

I talked to quite a few administrators, parents, coaches and even kids before the start of the fall sports season this past August, and just about all of them were skeptical that football and volleyball would be able to complete their 2020 campaigns.

        After seeing the initial Anamosa football schedule, released by the Iowa High School Athletic Association a few weeks ago, athletic director Bret Jones said he would try and get the Raiders at least one more home game.

Making my first trip to Tipton (well, to cover the Eastern Iowa men’s golf tournament anyway) Sunday, Aug. 9, my thoughts immediately flashed back to 2013 when the Wapsi Country Club turned in an emotional performance and claimed the championship in what proved to be the final appearance of …

 I know I’ve been at this sports writing thing for quite a few years now, 25 to be exact, but watching the Anamosa softball teams over the past couple of summers has sure brought back a lot of memories for me of the amazing 1995-96 Raider teams who made back-to-back state tournament appearances.

At Marshal Yanda’s retirement ceremony, it was announced that he will be introduced into the Baltimore Colts/Ravens Ring of Honor.

As a sports editor in this time of no sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no question the last couple of months have surely been the strangest in my 25 years of being involved in this profession.

There weren’t too many baseball and softball coaches in the AJ-E area who realistically felt there would actually be a high school summer sports season in 2020, but after Governor Kim Reynolds proclaimed Wednesday, May 20, that there would indeed will be baseball and softball games, things b…

       It was my first season covering football at the Anamosa Journal-Eureka in the fall of 1996, and I don’t mind telling you, I was a little nervous.

Taking a page from what pretty much all of the major sports television networks have done during this pandemic era, I’ve decided to relive some Anamosa, Olin, Midland and Springville sports history by bringing back some of our area schools’ classic sports moments from the last quarter century.

Let me start by proclaiming I am a huge Illinois Fighting Illini fan, and have been almost all of my life after spending a good part of my youth (2nd through 6th grades) living right on campus in the married student housing complex a mere couple of blocks from the university’s football and b…

The Anamosa community is once again in heartbreak after hearing the news that Raider standout Maggie McQuillen was involved in a serious car accident Thursday, March 19, that has left the senior four-sport star fighting for her life at the University of Iowa Hospital.

When I started as sports editor here at the Journal-Eureka way back in 1995, Jerry Carstens had been coaching girls basketball at Midland for exactly 30 years.

It was three years ago when Kolin Schulte graduated from Anamosa High School as one of the most decorated athletes in Raider history.

If you missed KCRG-TV 9’s Athlete of the Week segment last week, take a peek at it on-line. It will absolutely bring tears of joy to your eyes.

 It’s funny what can trigger memories when watching sporting events, and the emotions they can evoke when heartbreak happens.

When Anamosa Athletic Director Bret Jones was considering leaving the WaMaC several years ago, one of the main reasons was for the health and well- being of the Raider volleyball program.

 It’s something I like to honor when it happens at Anamosa High School each and every year.      But I will admit, I haven’t been able to write this column as much as I would have liked over much of the last decade.