Sports

Wed
16
Aug

WC Blue Devils to open season Friday night

 

The West Central Blue Devils football team will open its season at 7 p.m. Friday night, Aug. 18, with a week zero battle against the Springville Orioles. At halftime, West Central will recognize teams that made it to the Iowa State Football Championship game, including the 1997 state champion Blue Devils that went 13-0. Seniors opening play for the Blue Devils this season are (l-r) Adam Michels, Ty Ingels and Collin Kime. 

Chris DeBack photo

 
Wed
16
Aug

NFV Sports Drink Scrimmage Thursday

NFV Sports Drink Scrimmage Thursday

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The 2017 TigerHawk football team will be on display for the first time at the annual Sports Drink Scrimmage on Thursday. 

NFV fans can get a glimpse of their team by bringing a bottle of any kind of sports drink. These drinks are vital for the players’ hydration, especially early in the season. 

The big night of football will kick off at 7 p.m. with the freshmen and sophomores showing their potential. 

The varsity scrimmage showcasing the 2017 TigerHawks will begin at 8 p.m.

The regular season kicks off Friday, Aug. 25, at 7:30 p.m. as Class 3A Decorah visits West Union in a nondistrict match. Last year in Decorah, NFV beat the Vikings, 28-7.

Wed
16
Aug

Archers arriving Friday

 

Be careful walking in the woods at Volga River Recreation Area (VRRA) this weekend You never know what might be there – like this elephant “hiding “ in the bushes. Obviously, it is not a live pachyderm, but one of the 100 3-D targets being used in the Rinehart R100 Archery Tour this Friday through Sunday at Lookout Peak. The event is open to the general public at no fee. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Archers arriving Friday

 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

Friday through Sunday the Volga River Recreation Area (VRRA) will be a beehive of activity. In addition to all of the normal weekend users of the area, the Rinehart R100 Archery Tour will be at Lookout Peak using the newly christened Don Avenson Archery Course for its third annual competition.

Sponsored by Echo Valley Archers (EVA), the tour has brought over 600 people to northeast Iowa in each of the past two years. This year, EVA hopes to draw as many as 700 or even 800 over the course of the three-day event.

The tour includes two one-mile loops for a total of 100 3-D targets. There is a full-size giraffe, half-size elephant, and new this year, a full-size lion.

Thu
10
Aug

Sports Drink Scrimmage Aug. 17

 

 

Sports Drink Scrimmage Aug. 17

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Football camp is over and the first days of practice have begun.

Thus, the first NFV football scrimmages will be held over the next eight days.

The first scrimmage will be Saturday after the squad finishes its first full week of practice. It will take place on the practice football field and is open to the general public.

The freshmen and JV will start the day at 8:30 a.m., with the varsity scrimmage beginning at 10 a.m. You may bring your own lawn chairs.

The 2017 version of TigerHawk football will be on display at the annual Sports Drink Scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 17. 

Wed
26
Jul

Swimmers 4th at Conference Meet

 

Decklyn Heins flashes through the water, his hand little more than a blur as the West Union swimmer competed in the final home meet of the season Tuesday, July 18, in West Union. At Saturday’s Conference Meet, Heins used this form to win the 50 freestyle. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Swimmers 4th at Conference Meet

 

 

The West Union swim team finished fourth at the Conference Meet on Saturday in Strawberry Point.

The boys finished the season on a high note, placing second at Saturday’s meet.

Among the quality efforts of the runners-up, were the 15-and-up medley relay of Matt Appler, Mariah Wettleson, Justin Kueker, and Faith   Johnston (third), and the 13-14 medley relay of Nick Koch, Hunter Kent-Thomas, Aiden Nelson and Sam Thomas (fourth). 

Wed
19
Jul

Season ends at hands of #1 New Hampton

 

Warrior junior Hunter Todd fires to first base after fielding an infield grounder during recent Warrior baseball action. Todd had a double and two RBI in South Winn’s 8-2 win over Central Springs last week. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Season ends at hands of #1 New Hampton

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The top-ranked New Hampton Chickasaws hosted the Warriors Saturday night for the Class 2A District 5 championship game and wasted no time in getting to work.

The Chickasaws scored a pair of runs in the first and four more in the second inning to jump out to a 6-0 early lead.

In the top of the third inning, however, South Winn was able to get on the scoreboard as they plated a pair of runs to draw closer.

Wed
19
Jul

Warriors advance to title over CS

 

South Winn’s Rodney Schwartzhoff rounds third base on his way home during recent Warrior baseball action. Following an 8-2 win over Central Springs, the Warrior season came to an end with a 9-2 loss to No. 1-ranked New Hampton. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors advance to title over CS

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek baseball team advanced to the 2017 IHSAA Class 2A District 5 title game Tuesday, July 11, after defeating Central Springs at a game played in New Hampton.

The Warriors faced a narrow 1-0 deficit as they came to bat in the bottom half of the third inning, but that was where the Warriors turned up the heat.

Wed
19
Jul

Swimmers win fourth meet

 

Molly Nefzger blasts off the starting block for the West Union swim team in Thursday’s meet against Manchester. Nefzger won the 100 freestyle as West Union won, 446-209. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Swimmers win fourth meet

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Union swim team notched its fourth win of the season Thursday in its home waters, sinking Manchester, 446-209.

The team had a lot of swimmers perform well as the team gets ready for the Conference Meet Saturday in Strawberry Point.

The younger swimmers were particularly effective for West Union.

The girls’ 8-and-under medley of Leah Shreve, Gracie Kent-Thomas, Ella Sieck, and Trinity Starrett won gold with a time of 2:04.

Wed
05
Jul

Warrior SB tops Vikings

Warrior SB tops Vikings

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winn softball team rallied to notch win number 16 of the season Tuesday, June 27, as it defeated Decorah by a score of 7-4.

The Warriors took the lead early as they plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning. The Vikings responded with a run of their own in the third, but the Warriors regained the two-run lead in the bottom of the fourth.

Wed
05
Jul

Warriors hit 17 wins

 

South Winn’s Levi Lukes applies the tag to a Waverly-Shell Rock runner during Thursday’s 13-9 loss to the Go-Hawks. With three games remaining on the regular season schedule, the Warrior sophomore leads the team with 33 hits and a 0.367 batting average. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors hit 17 wins

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Warrior baseball team pushed its season win total to 17 Monday as it picked up a pair of wins over Upper Iowa Conference foe Postville on the road.

In a series in which South Winn outscored its opponents, 25-2, over the two games, it was all hands on deck when it came to mound duties.

In game one of the doubleheader, the Warriors used three pitchers to complete the dominating win. Mason Elsbernd got the start and was credited with the win, as the Warriors jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first inning of the game.

The Pirates got their lone run of the game in the bottom of the third inning, cutting the SW lead to three, but South Winn responded with five runs over the next two innings to enlarge its lead.

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