Mike Burvee

12/05/2017 - 12:19am
Derek Greiner has now made two memories in the same building, two of which he'll never forget. The first occurred 16 years ago, when Greiner helped lead his Savage Cobras to a state title, something they'd come ever so close to the three previous years. Just over a week ago, on Nov. 17, he was announced as one of six men to be inducted in this year's Hall of Fame class. Greiner's...
10/27/2017 - 11:32am
On October 19, schools from across the region met up at Wildwood Park in Ottumwa, for the local State qualifying XC meet. For many of those who competed, it was their last competition of the season, possibly even their last as a high school cross country runner. Only the top 15 would advance from each varsity race. The varsity girls race got...
10/27/2017 - 11:28am
The English Valleys football team played with a chip on their shoulder when they traveled to face Springville, closing out their season on October 20. With playoff aspirations vanishing weeks ago, the coaching staff was looking for improvement in their final game. The Bears leaned on their experienced players, while mixing in some more young...
10/18/2017 - 4:53pm
Four weeks ago, it seemed like SK wouldn't even have a chance to make the playoffs, having lost three of their first four games. Since then, the Cobras have turned their season around with three straight wins. The playoff hopes grew even more after SK beat Wapello 48-41 on October 13. Both sides came into the game with high-powered offenses,...
10/18/2017 - 4:50pm
The Tri-County Trojans accomplished many things when they played against the Meskwaki Settlement football team on October 13. Three things stood out most on paper: the Trojans scored their most points this year, they got their second win of the season and they allowed their fewest points of the season to an opponent. "This game was a much-...
10/18/2017 - 4:42pm
The Pekin Panthers got a playoff-clinching win by beating New London 14-8 on October 13. Coming into the game, both teams only had one loss in district play. The winner would finish in second place, and secure a spot in the postseason. In a scrappy game, the Panthers did just enough to secure that spot. Pekin moved down the field quickly in their...
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