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Van Meter 7th Grade Boys Basketball beats W-G 43-18

The Van Meter 7th grade boys opened up their season with a victory, 43-18, over Woodward-Granger on Monday night. The bulldogs came out aggressively on defense opening up a 14-0 first quarter lead. Van Meter lead at half time by 11. Out of halftime, Van Meter continued a strong defensive effort that led to transition […]

Cross Country Competes at 2A State Qualifying Meet in Lake City

The Van Meter Cross Country teams wrapped up the 2017 season in Lake City on Thursday. The boys team finished in 12th place out of 14 teams. The girls finished in 10th place out of 14 total teams. The State Qualifying Meet takes the top 15 individuals and top 3 finishing teams to the State […]

Runner-Up Finish for the JH Girls XC at WCAC Meet

The Van Meter JH girls finished out the season on a high note as they competed in the conference meet on Thursday. Van Meter ran their way to a runner-up finished in the overall team standings out of 8 teams competing. The girls had a very strong individual showing, grabbing three all conference spots on […]

Van Meter Junior High Boys XC Win Conference Championship

The Van Meter boys junior high cross country team ran their way to the first ever conference championship at any level for Van Meter cross country. Van Meter won the meet scoring 64 total points, edging ACGC who finished 2nd with 75 team points. Dustin Barth was the meet runner-up finishing with a time of […]

Van Meter XC finishes 8th and 10th at WCAC Meet

The Van Meter cross country teams competed at an extremely competitive WCAC meet on Thursday. The boys race was a race that included 5 currently ranked teams out of 10 conference teams. Van Meter’s top finisher was Hunter Norris, who ran his 2nd best time of the year of 19:30, finishing 37th overall. The final […]

Junior High Cross Country Place 2nd and 3rd at Nodaway Valley

The Van Meter junior high cross country team competed at Nodaway Valley on a windy Monday night. The bulldogs ran hard as both teams came away with top 3 finishes in the teams standings. The lady bulldogs were led by Clare and Mary Kelly, as the sisters finished 1st and 2nd in the girls race […]

Junior High Boys Win WCV XC Meet, Girls Finish 3rd

It was another great showing by the Van Meter junior high runners at West Central Valley. The boys team brought home their second meet win of the of year. Van Meter won the meet scoring 66 team points, beating Earlham and IKM, who tied for second with 83 points. Dustin Barth finished 3rd (13:32), Chris […]

Junior High Cross Country grabs 5 Medals at Clarke

The junior high boys and girls cross country teams ran very well at Clarke on Tuesday. There were 8 teams and 55 runners total for the junior high races. Runners that placed in the top 20 received a medal. The Van Meter boys competed very hard as three bulldogs grabbed a medal. Dustin Barth led […]

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Cross Country Boys finish 5th, Girls finish 7th at Nodaway Valley

The Van Meter XC team competed at Nodaway Valley on Monday night. The Nodaway Valley course provides a very challenging, hilly and usually windy race. The varsity boys ran arguably their best team race of the year, finishing 5th place overall out of 10 teams. Hunter Norris was able to grab another medalist spot for […]

Van Meter Runs Best Times of the Year at WCV

The Van Meter cross country team saw 13 new career best times on Thursday night at the WCV meet. It was a perfect night to run and the bulldogs took advantage of the weather.  On the girls side, 4 high school runners hit their career best times. As a team, the bulldogs finished 6th overall […]

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