They must have done something to the water supply in Dubuque County.
When I was growing up, the state tournament seemed like a fairy-tale land to students at Western Dubuque High School. My alma mater never made it to the elite eight in anything, much less big sports like football and basketball and baseball.
Since I graduated 17 years ago, W.D. has changed its ways. The Bobcats won the state football title and the state basketball title in 2001. They’ve been to state in baseball a time or two, and now they’re back at state for boys’ basketball.