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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cherokee native Dewey Hupke, middle left, coordinator of the annual Northwest Iowa Coaches & Officials Association High School Senior All-Star Wrestling Meet in Cherokee, instructs this year's wrestlers before May 9th event. Hupke, a former multi-sport standout for the Braves, the wrestling coach at Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer, and an acclaimed prep wrestling referee, has organized the event in Cherokee for four years. Photo by Paul Struck

Walkin' the walk - This talented trio was among those honored last week at the annual Northwest Iowa Coaches & Officials Association's High School Senior All-Star Wrestling Meet in Cherokee. Among coaches honored were Cherokee's Jim Lewallen, right, who coached the Braves from 1969 to 1990 and wrestled at the University of Northern Iowa; and MOC-Floyd Valley coach Lyle Lundgren, left, a wrestling/football All-American at Northwestern College in Orange City now in his 21st year at MOC-FV. Emmetsburg's Rich Stillman, middle, was Honorary Tournament Director this year and was a three-time State wrestling Champion and All-State football player for the E-Hawks in the 1970s. Photo by Paul Struck

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