After COVID-19 forced Waverly-Shell Rock High School to scrap plans for graduation ceremonies for Memorial Day weekend as normal, the Class of 2020 had its formal commencement on Saturday, June 20, in Go-Hawk Stadium.
Residents at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community have been on lockdown for more than a month to prevent the introduction of COVID-19 to the residents. The staff at the facility has released these photos to show that most of the residents are doing OK in this uncertain time.
The Denver girls basketball team fell 41-28 to Cascade in Tuesday night's Class 4A state quarterfinals in the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The Cyclones' final record is 17-9.
The Janesville boys basketball team fell to Turkey Valley in Thursday night's Class 1A district final at New Hampton High School. The Wildcats' season ends with a 19-5 record.
The Denver wrestling team defeated Beckman Catholic and New London in Tuesday night's Class 1A regional tournament in Denver to qualify for the state tournament.
The Wapsie Valley basketball teams hosted North Iowa Cedar League rival Denver on Thursday night in Fairbank. Both Cyclone teams walked away victorious.
Both the Janesville boys and girls basketball teams sealed big victories over Iowa Star-North Conference rival Don Bosco on Tuesday in Janesville. The boys team improves to 16-3, while the girls are now 9-11.
The Clarksville girls basketball team erased an 8-point, third quarter deficit to beat No. 11 East Buchanan 58-54 on Thursday night in Clarksville.
Waverly-Shell Rock High School hosted "Coaches vs. Cancer" night on Tuesday in Waverly, and the Go-Hawks brought home a 61-36 win over New Hampton for their 13th straight win.
Waverly-Shell Rock High School hosted the second ever IWCOA girls state wrestling tournament on Friday and Saturday in Waverly. Almost 400 girls wrestlers from across the state came to Waverly to compete.
The No. 9 Waverly-Shell Rock girls basketball team defeated No. 2 Crestwood on Friday night in Waverly, the Go-Hawks' ninth straight win and second straight victory over a ranked opponent.
The Janesville boys basketball team was victorious again Thursday night, defeating AGWSR 60-46 for its 10th win of the season. Sophomore Wiley Sherburne led the Wildcats with 20 points.
The Denver and Wapsie Valley boys basketball teams faced off in a North Iowa Cedar League showdown on Tuesday night in the Cyclone Center in Denver, and the Cyclones were victorious, winning 57-51. Bryce Phelps led Denver with 21 points.
The Waverly-Shell Rock wrestling team took first place in Saturday's Keith Young Invitational in Cedar Falls. Five Go-Hawks finished first in their respective weight divisions. Meanwhile, Denver took seventh place.
The Janesville girls basketball team bounced back from a 30-point loss on Nov. 26 by beating Dunkerton 48-30 on Tuesday in Janesville for its first win of the season.
In its season-opening game, the Denver boys basketball team fell to Crestwood, 81-53, on Monday in the Cyclone Center in Denver.
The Denver girls basketball team lost to No. 8 Crestwood on Monday in Denver. The Cyclones fall to 0-3 despite a team-high 15 points from Rachel Hennessy. Sharon Goodman scored 29 for the Cadets.
The Waverly-Shell Rock girls basketball team lost to Mason City 57-49 in Tuesday night's season opener in Waverly. Junior Abbie Draper posted 27 points in the Go-Hawks' loss.
The Waverly-Shell Rock and Clarksville girls basketball teams faced off in Thursday night's Pride Challenge scrimmage in Waverly. W-SR made a $250 donation to the Iowa Hall of Pride, and both teams made tie blankets for the children's hospital in Iowa City.
The No. 3 Janesville volleyball team swept Gladbrook-Reinbeck in Tuesday's Class 1A Region 5 final at Clarksville High School. The Wildcats will face No. 6 Wapsie Valley in the first round of the state tournament Wednesday in Cedar Rapids.
The Waverly-Shell Rock volleyball team defeated Dallas Center-Grimes 3-2 in Monday's Class 4A Region 3 finale in Waverly. The Go-Hawks qualified for the state tournament, beginning Tuesday in Cedar Rapids.
The Waverly-Shell Rock boys cross country team competed in Saturday's Class 3A state meet in Fort Dodge, finishing 13th out of 15 teams. Junior Emma Hoins was the lone girls runner to compete, and she finished ninth overall in the girls race. (Photos are courtesy of Janet McCullough.)
Class 1A No. 3 Janesville defeated North Butler in the Region 5 volleyball semifinals Thursday night, Oct. 31 in a three-set sweep, 25-18, 25-12, 25-13. In addition to the action on the court, several youngsters dressed up for the Halloween holiday.
The No. 4 Waverly-Shell Rock volleyball team defeated Webster City 3-0 in Tuesday's Class 4A Region 3 semifinals to advance to Monday's final, where the Go-Hawks will host Dallas Center-Grimes. W-SR has won 14 straight matches.
The No. 3 Janesville volleyball team defeated Clarksville 3-0 in Monday's Class 1A regional quarterfinals in Janesville to advance to Thursday's semifinals, where the Wildcats will face North Butler.
The Waverly-Shell Rock football team defeated rival Charles City 31-27 on Friday night in Charles City in the final game of the season. The Go-Hawks ended their season with a 3-6 record.
The W-SR cross country teams competed in the Class 3A state qualifying meet Thursday in Humboldt. The boys team qualified for Nov. 2's state meet for the first time since the 1980s. Andrew Cummer, Nick Kepford, Ethyn Chesnut and Emma Hoins all qualified individually.
The Clarksville volleyball team defeated Newman Catholic 3-2 on Tuesday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 3A Region 5 tournament. Clarksville will play Janesville on Monday.
Waverly-Shell Rock High School hosted senior night and the "Coaches vs. Cancer" game Friday night at Go-Hawk Stadium in Waverly. The Go-Hawks fell to Independence 35-18 in their last home game of the season.