The Bellevue 12 and Under Softball Team recorded a perfect 13-0 win-loss record for the 2021 season, winning the final game 3-2 versus Maquoketa in the 12U League Championship game held July 1 at Ensign Ball Field in Bellevue. The winning pitcher with 9 strike outs was Jaycee Ehlinger. The 1…

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Marquette senior ace Grace Tath tossed a complete-game and delivered the game-winning two-run double in the first inning, as Marquette Catholic defeated Calamus-Wheatland, 3-1 a week ago Tuesday in a Class 1A Region 8 first-round matchup at Cole Park.

Join Dwier Brown, star of Field of Dreams and two Ghost Players from the movie for a book signing event at Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar in Dubuque on Thursday, July 22 starting at 5 p.m. and going until who knows. (Perhaps until Joe Jackson shows up to take Dwier back into the corn).

MARQUETTE SOFTBALL: Standing from left are Head Coach Melissa Sturm, manager Katie Tritz, Josie Kintzle, Gwen Schroeder, Kory Kintzle, Maya Oliver, Kaylee Koos, Holly Beauchamp, Elise Kilburg, Megan Kremer, Skylar Sieverding, manager Grace Gerhard and Assistant Coach McKenna Michels. Kneelin…

MARQUETTE BASEBALL: Standing from left to right are Head Coach Jake Olgesby, Jacob Litterer, Aidan Clausen, Tristan Pfiffner, Isaac Brinker, Carson Michels, Caden Kettmann, Zach Templeton, Brady Templeton, Aza Berthel, Spencer Roeder, Kannon Still, Cam Templeton, Trevor Klein, Evan Scott, An…

BELLEVUE SOFTBALL TEAM: Sitting in front from left are Erin Sprank, Morgan Meyer, Makenna Putman and Jami Portz. Kneeling in the middle row are Kayla Bruggenwirth, Adalynne Leach, Caitlyn Klein, Taylor Deppe, Paige Mohr, Lauren Keil and Aunika Hager. Standing in back are Coach Alyssa Klawitt…

BELLEVUE BASEBALL TEAM: In front from left are Tyler Nemmers, Jensen Wedeking, Nick Deppe, Jackson Mueller, Chris Klein and Dalton Clasen. Standing in back are Assistant Coach Jake Schaefer, Alex Pitts, Ryder Kilburg, Max Jackson, Hunter Merrick, Beau Walgamuth, Kaden Guenther and Head Coach…

Marquette 14-18, East Buchanan 3-6 —At Winthrop, Iowa: Elise Kilburg and Megan Kremer had five hits apiece, while Grace Tath homered and earned the pitching victory in Game 1. The Mohawks erupted for 30 hits in a conference sweep on Monday.

Beyond the Game, an Iowa baseball experience presented by Travel Iowa & Midwest One Bank, is excited to announce the line-up of events to take place August 11-12, 2021 in Dyersville, Iowa to celebrate Major League Baseball’s August 12 game, MLB at Field of Dreams presented by GEICO.

During the Bellevue Softball Tournament last weekend at Cole Park, Marquette Catholic defeated Bellevue 12-0.

The Bellevuye girls placed 2nd out of 30 teams in the 13U GOLD division at Iowa Regional Volleyball Tournament held in Des Moines April 10 and 11. The local team came up short in the championship match, but the young athletes continually surprised other teams with their effort and heart.

TEAM KETTMANN: The five Kettmann brothers of Bellevue recently marked 20 years of golf outings at the Bellevue Golf Club last week. From left are Mike Kettmann, Russ Kettmann, Steve Kettmann, Jim Kettmann and John Kettmann. This year, the brothers played in honor of former golfing mate, the …

Marquette 13, Springville 1 — At Bellevue: Brady Templeton went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and three RBIs; Zach Templeton went 2-for-3 with an RBI; and Aza Berthel struck out six in four innings as the Mohawks improved to 4-1.

The Bellevue Marquette Girls Soccer team defeated Northeast Goose Lake 5-0 last Wednesday to advance in post-season play. Juliana Penniston scored two goals in the second half, Elise Kilburg (pictured above), Adessa Leibfried and Kalesia DeShaw also scored, and the Mohawks shut out the Rebel…

Marquette’s Allison Kettmann ran well to capture a Class 1A top eight finish in the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 1:09 .12. at last week’s State Track meet held at Drake University in Des Moines.

Results of last Thursday's (5/6/21) boys high school soccer game between Marquette Catholic and Prince of Peace.

2021 Marquette Catholic High School Girls Soccer Team (8-3 record).  Bottom Row (Left to Right):  Maura Tracy, Hannah Litterer, Holly Kremer, Delaney Banowetz, Audrey Wedeking, Juliana Penniston, Maggie Bailey, Ellie O'Brien.

Here is the game report for the HS Girls Varsity game of Marquette Catholic vs West Branch at Felderman Park, April 29.

Bellevue High School’s 1600 meter record holder Brady Griebel broke his own school  record with a third-place finish on the blue oval at the 2021 Drake Relays in Des Moines last week.

2021 MARQUETTE GIRLS TRACK: In front from left are  Holly Beauchamp, Elise Kilburg and Mallory Griffin. In back from left are Kaylee Koos, Hannah Litterer, Emma Callaghan and Allison Kettmann.

It was both cold and windy on the night of Tuesday, March 30, when the Marquette girls and boys track teams traveled to Tipton for their Early Bird Coed Invitational, but that did not stop them from starting out hot.

The Bellevue State Bank team won the D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) tournament recently. Team members are Chet Knake, Chris Green, Keith Johnson, Dave Mckenna, Tyler Daugherty, Brian Feldot, Trent Fitzpatrick and Cade Daugherty. The team would like to thank all the volunteers, fro…

ANDREW— Fifteen Jackson County 4-H basketball teams competed in three divisions in the annual 4-H Basketball Tournament held March 13 in the Andrew School gym.

Delaney Banowetz and Beatrice Kemp of Marquette Catholic High School were named to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Academic All-State Team for the 2020-21 season. Juliana Penniston and Kenna Duesing of Bellevue were also named  to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Academic All-State Team.

The season for the Bellevue Comets 4th Grade Basketball team began in November 2020 and was halted by Covid-19 and officially started back up in December 2020.

Marquette Catholic High School in Bellevue has signed onto a cooperative agreement to play football this fall with the Northeast Goose Lake School District.

While achieving an incredible 20-2 winning season, the Bellevue girls basketball team played its final game of the post-season last Wednesday night, losing the Iowa Class 2A regional final to defending state champions North Linn.

The Marquette girls had their successful 2021 season ended last week by Prince of Peace. The final score was 61-37. Holly Kremer led the team with 22 points.

After being off the court for several weeks due to a combination of Covid protocals and bad weather, the Marquette girls basketball team came back to the hardwood and blew out their first opponent in 2021 post-season play. The lady Mohawks defeated Cedar Valley Christian, 65-12 last Thursday…

Jake Hiland represented Bellevue and the Dubuque Wrestling Club at the AAU East District Tournament  on Sunday, Feb. 7. Hiland had a great day and finished fourth in a pretty tough bracket. In the shortened middle school season, he finished undefeated and competed at the USAW State Tournamen…

The Bellevue lady Comets continued to flourish on the hardwood last week. Last Tuesday, Bellevue defeated conference rival Camanche 58 to 28 in another road victory.

Last week brought a heart-breaking one-point loss for the Marquette boys basketball team, as Prince of Peace defeated the Mohawks 51-50.

The Bellevue Archery Club traveled to Eldridge for the North Scott Lancer February Bullseye Tournament over the weekend. Payton Kettmann was the only elementary participant with a score of 237 (1st place) The top three middle school girls from Bellevue/ Marquette include Amber Kremer with a …

The Marquette boys basketball team fell short of a non-conference win over city rival Bellevue last Saturday in the MEC gymnasium, as Bellevue’s Colby Sieverding came up big in the final period to lift the Comets to a 53-46 victory.

Jim Kettmann, head coach for the Marquette Catholic girls basketball team for the past 18 years, was honored for his 300th career victory a week ago Tuesday night.

The Bellevue wrestling team is smack dab in the middle of a busy two week schedule. The team did pick up a couple dual victories, but the busy schedule is forcing small changes to practice plans to deal with the increased wear and tear associated with the heavy competition load.

The Marquette boys basketball team defeated Midland-Wyoming with a solid 63-37 victory last Tuesday night at home, with Carson Michels leading the way with 29 points. Caden Kettmann dropped in another 10 points for the Mohawks, while Evan Scott scored 8. Aza Berthel and Trevor Klein add 6 each.

The Bellevue lady Comets contiued their winning streak by defeating Wilton last week 51- 41 on the road. Bellevue continues to be ranked in the top 10 in Class 2A.

The Bellevue girls basketball team is continuing a quite successful 2021 season on the hardwood. Now ranked No. 10 in Class 2A, the lady Comets continued their winning ways, upping their record to 14-1 after defeating Monticello last Friday night at home, as well as a 60-30 win over North Ce…

Marquette 49, Easton Valley 33 —  Elise Kilburg scored a game-high 15 points, Delaney Banowetz and Holly Kremer chipped in 14 each, and the Mohawks beat Easton Valley.

Last week was the beginning of a busy two and a half week stretch for the Bellevue wrestling team. Coach Dave Ripperberger is expecting the wrestlers to pick up to 22 matches during this stretch, which will nearly double our number of matches so far this season. “This has already been a grea…

It was great to get back on the mat last week for some competition following our winter break. Lots of time to focus on improvement for the team as a whole. Despite the lack of numbers, this squad has an excellent work ethic as it is showing throughout this season. We are starting to hit a r…

The Bellevue wrestling team won over Wahlert and lost to Midland and Assumption Davenport last week at the annual Bellevue Quadrangular meet.