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Wilton suffers first loss of season

Benton 26, Wilton 13 In a matchup of undefeated teams Sept. 14, the Wilton football team finally saw a rushing attack that could gain ground on the staunch Beaver defense that had held previous … more

Wilton wins record 20 matches in a row to start season

By Derek Sawvell Managing Editor, Advocate News Wilton sweeps West Liberty “It was in the back of some of their minds. That’s over. This is a different team with a different mindset. It … more

Wildcats pick up two road RVC sweeps

Cats pick up two RVC road wins The Durant volleyball team won two River Valley Conference (RVC) road matches last week, beginning with a sweep of Regina Sept. 11. Coming off a state berth a … more

Wildcats back on track with win at Wapello

By Derek Sawvell Managing Editor, Advocate News Durant 19, Wapello 6 The Durant football team again got back to 0.500 with a 19-6 road win at Wapello Sept. 14. The Wildcats had their … more

Beavers run to strong showing at English Valleys

Durant runs at Mid-PrairieThe Wildcat cross country teams hit the road Sept. 10 for Mid-Prairie. The girls’ team finished third with 104 points while Bellevue Marquette won with 52 … more

2018 Wilton & Durant Homecoming schedules

With the 2018-2019 school year underway, area homecoming activities are right around the corner. Wilton’s homecoming week will be Sept. 18-22, with the dance Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8-11 p.m. in … more

Wilton uses 66 rushing attempts to remain undefeated

Wilton 22, Mid-Prairie 6 Teams playing Friday night football last week all faced a 12th defender — the fields themselves. Teams that hosted games watched as their saturated football fields … more

Tipton ground game prevails in 'Mud Bowl 2018'

Tipton 28, Durant 14 After a week of bad weather, producing at least eight inches of rain, Durant hosted Tipton in football action Sept. 7 in muddy and mushy conditions which were far from ideal. … more

Beavers open RVC play, win home tourney

Beavers open RVC with sweep The Wilton volleyball team opened River Valley Conference play Sept. 6 and competed in its first best-of-five match in a home sweep of West Branch. On elementary … more

No. 2 Tipton fends off Durant

Tipton defeats Durant 3-1 “We lost 3-1 but anyone who was here knows it was a lot closer than that,” said Durant head volleyball coach Mark Lau moments after Durant was defeated at home by … more

Close to home: Cross country teams compete in Tipton

Durant and Wilton cross country teams compete in TiptonThe Durant cross country teams saw their first action of the season Sept. 4 at the annual Tipton meet. Both the boys’ and girls’ … more

IHSAA Executive Director Alan Beste to retire July 2019

BOONE – Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) executive director Alan Beste has announced his retirement, effective July 10, 2019. Beste’s retirement caps 30 years of service to Iowa … more
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