Athletes of the week
In just one half of play against Davenport North last Thursday, the quarterback completed 7 of 10 throws for 138 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed five times for 107 yards and two scores, including a 34-yard touchdown in the opening quarter. For the season, Bell has completed 57 of 83 passes for 934 yards, 11 TDs and no interceptions.
School: North Cedar
The 5-foot-11 attacker had a season-high 29 kills, 20 digs, seven blocks and recorded a hitting efficiency of .343 in a four-set win over Belleuve last Thursday. Hawtrey followed with 41 kills in five weekend tournament matches at Center Point. For the season, she is recording 4.01 kills per set — among the top five in the River Valley Conference.
Sport: Girls tennis
Schoeck earned her second straight Western Big Six Conference singles championship with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Quincy's Olivia Clayton. Schoeck, who has dropped only one match on the season, did not drop a set in the tournament. The Pioneers collected their third consecutive conference team title.
Teams of the week
Annawan-Wethersfield girls cross country
Last week: captured Lincoln Trail Conference title
Annawan-Wethersfield had four individuals finish in the top 10 to claim the Lincoln Trail Conference championship last Thursday at Kewanee Dunes. Whitney Johnson won the individual title with a time of 19 minutes, 17 seconds for the three-mile course. Teammate Rachel Gomez was the meet runner-up.
Last week: defeated Sherrard 20-0
The Panthers grabbed their first win of the season, a 20-0 triumph over Sherrard. Jacob Ryan rushed and passed for touchdowns, and Ross Purvis also found the end zone for Erie-Prophetstown. Logan Henrekin had a 50-yard touchdown reception for the Panthers, who limited the Tigers to four first downs and 88 yards of offense.
West Liberty football
Last week: defeated then No. 1 Williamsburg
Spencer Daufeldt recorded a dozen tackles, quarterback Seth Feldman rushed for 108 yards and Tanner Iske had an 81-yard touchdown run as West Liberty went on the road and handed then-No. 1 Williamsburg its first loss of the season last Friday, 14-9. The win moved the Comets (5-2, 4-1) back into the Class 2A playoff discussion.