Category Archives: Burlington

Ft. Madison downs WBND, 26-14

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Falcons stand for National Anthem before their game with Ft. Madison Friday in West Burlington.
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Falcons charge through banner to open their first home game of the season against Ft. Madison Friday in West Burlington. WBND fell to Ft. Madison, 26-14.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Quarterback Anthony Hoffman (13) runs for a touchdown against Ft. Madison Friday night in West Burlington. WBND fell to Ft. Madison, 26-14.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Quarterback Anthony Hoffman (13) celebrates with Center Drew Chiprez (56) after scoring against Ft. Madison Friday night in West Burlington. WBND fell to Ft. Madison, 26-14.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Running Back Jonah Fritz (27) leaps for a 2-point conversion against Ft. Madison Friday night in West Burlington. WBND fell to Ft. Madison, 26-14.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Hunter Reich (5) carries the ball against Ft. Madison Friday night in West Burlington. WBND fell to Ft. Madison, 26-14.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Fans cheer for the Falcons Friday night in West Burlington. WBND fell to Ft. Madison, 26-14.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Quarterback Hayden Vandenberg (12) carries the ball against Ft. Madison Friday night in West Burlington. WBND fell to Ft. Madison, 26-14.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Wide Receiver Caden Murphy (12) is tackled by Ft. Madison’s Calem Maclearn (24) Friday night in West Burlington. WBND fell to Ft. Madison, 26-14.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Wide Receiver Matt Johnson (42) catches a pass for a touchdown against Ft. Madison Friday night in West Burlington. WBND fell to Ft. Madison, 26-14.

West Burlington Homecoming Royalty 2019

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Front (l-r): Addyson Kellen (parents Brian & Norma Kellen), Samantha Dzawo (parents Gerald & Nyarai Dzawo), Tessa Snodgrass (parents Bruce & Jodi Snodgrass), Olivia Baker (parents Brent & Tamara Baker). Back: Zack Krantz (parents Art Krantz & Tammy Hoffman), Tyrek Johnson (parents Jennifer Johnson & Quanan Gates), Dylan McElderry (parents Chris & Stephanie McElderry), Jonah Fritz (parent Eric Fritz).

Why is Africa Poor? The Answers will Surprise You. (Our local governments could learn from Africa’s experience)

More than half of the world’s poorest people live in sub-Saharan Africa. Why is that region so poor? There are lots of theories. Some blame a colonial history. Others blame the weather, or discrimination. Magatte Wade, an African entrepreneur, tells John Stossel in this short video that she knows the biggest reason from her own first-hand experience: It’s crushing government regulation.

Mepo Overpowers Falcons, 46-7

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Mediapolis Wide Receiver Owen Timmerman (5) catches a pass in front of West Burlington – Notre Dame Cornerback Carson Chiprez (8) Friday night in Mediapolis. Mediapolis defeated WBND, 46-7.
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Mediapolis Quarterback Briar Johnson (12) scores on keeper while in the grasp of WBND Nose Tackle Tyler Burch (73) Friday night in Mediapolis. Mediapolis defeated WBND, 46-7.
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Falcon Cornerback Dreyton LaVeine (28) is tackled by Mepo’s Daryun Kreft (36) after intercepting a Mediapolis pass Friday night in Mediapolis. Mediapolis defeated WBND, 46-7.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Cornerback Hunter Reich (5) almost intercepts a Mediapolis pass Friday night in Mediapolis. Mediapolis defeated WBND, 46-7.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Running Back Dawson Gach (14) is hit by Mediapolis’ Drew Zurmuehlen (18) Friday night in Mediapolis. Mediapolis defeated WBND, 46-7.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Kendell Baker (35) carries the ball against Mediapolis Friday night in Mediapolis. Mediapolis defeated WBND, 46-7.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Quarterback Anthony Hoffman (13) scores on a 6-yard run against Mediapolis Friday night in Mediapolis. Mediapolis defeated WBND, 46-7.

Falcons top Grayhounds, 3-2

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West Burlington teammates celebrate after defeating Burlington Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington topped Burlington, 25-12, 15-25, 16-25, 25-18, 15-12.
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West Burlington Libero Kadence Johnson (2) keeps the ball in play against Burlington Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington topped Burlington, 25-12, 15-25, 16-25, 25-18, 15-12.
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West Burlington’s Sydney Marlow (20) fires the ball over the net against Burlington Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington topped Burlington, 25-12, 15-25, 16-25, 25-18, 15-12.
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Burlington’s Angel Baylark (3) sends the ball over the net against West Burlington Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington topped Burlington, 25-12, 15-25, 16-25, 25-18, 15-12.
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West Burlington’s Raven Messamaker (33) sends the ball over the net against Burlington Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington topped Burlington, 25-12, 15-25, 16-25, 25-18, 15-12.
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West Burlington’s McKenna Marlow (10) hits the ball past Burlington’s Angel Baylark (3) Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington topped Burlington, 25-12, 15-25, 16-25, 25-18, 15-12.

West Burlington – Notre Dame Football 2019

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Front (l-r): Caleb Johnson, Jonah Fritz, Travis Wills, Dreyton LaVeine, Kyle Wisbey, Drew Chiprez, Isaiah Richardson, Hunter Reich. Row 2: Ethan Eilers, Kendell Baker, Christian Orth, Dalton Whetstone, Dawson Gach, Matt Johnson, Caden Murphy, Brady Oleson, Anthony Hoffman. Row 3: Aidan Krell, Jack Spencer, Jackson Hamelton, Caleb Wilkerson, Kenyon Baker, Alexander Etchison, Aiden Kniffen, Kenyon Boyd. Row 4: Mgr. Kallee Orth, Xavier Jinkens, Jayden Kirby, Pierce Westerbeck, Brady Diewold, Andrew Krantz, Kaysean Rice, Hayden Vandenberg, Videographer Eli Collier. Row 5: Jackson Riley, Charles Mutchler, Travain Donaldson, Lachlan Kirk, Zachary Webb, Brady Heuvelmann, Ryne Rogers, Mgr. Caitlyn Conlee. Row 6: Tyler Burch, Carson Chiprez, Merek Murphy, Damion Snyder, Trevor Howell, Lyblie Christofferson, Daniel Christensen, Brian Newberry. Row 7: Asst. Coaches; Chris Chiprez, Chris Conlee, John Vandenberg, Head Coach Jay Eilers, Asst. Coaches; Micah Oleson, Mike Gurius, Daren Orth.