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SW baseball adds pair of UIC wins

South Winn sophomore Jacob Herold slides in under a tag during last week’s doubleheader at North Fayette Valley. The Warriors swept the TigerHawks by scores of 2-0 and 6-0. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

SW baseball adds pair of UIC wins

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

The South Winneshiek baseball team went an even .500 last week as it competed against some of its toughest opposition so far this season.

NFV

The Warriors began the week with a doubleheader sweep over Upper Iowa Conference foe North Fayette Valley on Monday, June 3. 

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12
Jun

Warrior SB notches pair of wins

Katelyn Heying fields a groundball during recent Warrior softball action. South Winneshiek picked up a pair of wins last week and currently holds a 5-11 overall record. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors SB notches pair of wins

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek softball team picked up a pair of wins last week and currently holds a 5-11 overall record on the season.

MFL/MarMac

The Warriors started the week Monday, June 3, with a doubleheader at MFL/MarMac.

South Winn picked up the win in game one by a score of 5-1 and were led by Liz Tieskoetter and her pair of RBI.

On the mound, Eryn Luzum earned the win as she did not allow a single earned run and struck out six batters.

In game two of the doubleheader, the Bulldogs fired back and handed the Warriors a 6-2 loss.

The Warriors were led by sophomore Mary Frana and freshman Eryn Luzum who each had an RBI. Luzum also struck out three batters on the mound in a losing effort.

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12
Jun

Ranked foes too much for NFV BB

NFV left fielder Ty Stee drills this pitch for a single in the first game against South Winn Monday, June 3, in West Union. The TigerHawks were held to five hits in the, 2-0, loss to the 10th-ranked Warriors. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Ranked foes too much for NFV BB

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

NFV baseball faced a daunting schedule this week with nothing but ranked opponents on the slate. 

Wednesday’s game against 2nd-ranked North Linn was postponed until Friday of this week because the heavy rains on Tuesday (June 4) night made the field unplayable. The game will be made up this Friday.

In the games that did occur, SW, who was ranked 10th in Class 1A when the two teams played, swept the TigerHawks, 2-0 and 6-0, on Monday, June 3, in West Union.
Despite the loss, Brooks Hovden pitched well on the mound, going six innings on 108 pitches. He threw a one-hitter, but was also his own worst enemy at times.

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12
Jun

Softball sweeps South Winn

SW hit a sharp line drive to NFV shortstop Alyssa Bohr who promptly flipped the ball to second baseman Emma Ney. After stepping on the bag to get the lead runner, Ney quickly pivoted to see if there was a double play possibility. The TigerHawks went on to win game one, 10-3, on Monday, June 3 in West Union. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Softball sweeps South Winn

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

TigerHawks softball swept its only conference games this week, but went 1-3 at the Jesup Tournament over the weekend.

The conference games were at home against South Winn. In both games, the visitors scored in the top of the first only to have the TigerHawks come back to win, 10-3 and 12-8.

In the opener, SW scored twice on a two-out single. The TigerHawks’ D was a little shaky early on, but made some nice plays later, including an alert force at second by Emma Ney. The NFV second sacker speared a hard-hit grounder near the bag, and alertly tagged the lead runner for a big out.

NFV would take the lead for good in the bottom of the second with a four-run explosion. Julie Mackey drove in a run on a fielder’s choice and Alyssa Bohr and Natasha Guenther had RBI singles.

The TigerHawks went on to score two more in the third, a solo run in the fourth and capped the game with a three-run outburst in the fifth.

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12
Jun

NFV 7th at State Co-Ed golf

Taylor Ellis (left) and Colin Gavin proudly show off the medal they won for finishing in the top 10 at the Co-Ed State Golf Tournament on Tuesday, June 4, in Marshalltown. The TigerHawks combo shot a 40-39-79 to finish in a three-way tie for sixth; Using a card back to break ties, NFV’s final placing was seventh, the highest by any duo in school history. (photo by Karla Gavin)

 

NFV 7th at State Co-Ed Golf

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

“They did great,” was all NFV girls’ golf coach Robin Madole could say after seniors Taylor Ellis and Colin Gavin combined to finish in a tie for sixth at the Class 1A State Co-Ed Golf Tournament on Tuesday, June 4, at the American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown. Class 1A features 66 teams from schools with enrollment of 349 or fewer students.

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12
Jun

Special athletes succeed at NFV

 

The full team Blue wears the medals they won at the last Special Olympic event two weeks ago in Dubuque. The athletes (and their medals) include (front, l-r) Darinnesha Baldwin (gold in 400 dash), Kassidy Lenhart (gold in 25 meter walk with me), and Shelby Holden (gold in 400 dash); (back) Carter Schlawin (silver in 100 dash), Adam Ryan (silver in the softball throw), and Raven Green (fifth in the softball throw). (submitted photo)

 

Special athletes succeed at NFV

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

Whether it be North High, North Fayette, Valley, or NFV, there has been a steady parade of quality athletes representing the school. However there has been a group of athletes who have racked up a distinctive record in comparative quiet. The group is the NFV Special Olympics TigerHawks.

  This year 12 athletes were involved following the oath said at any opening ceremony: “Let me win, but if I cannot, let me be brave in the attempt.”

  The mission of Special Olympics is “to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.”

NFV has had a group of Special Olympians for over 25 years. Current sports include track, bowling, and snowshoeing. The team has been to Ames, Cedar Falls, Dubuque, Sherrill, and Waterloo. Current track activities include running, walking and the softball throw. In the past, the shot put and mini javelin have also been events NFV athletes have competed in.

Among the 12 athletes competing as NFV Special Olympic TigerHawks are six, who call themselves Team Blue. I was fortunate enough to interview five of them about their experiences. Their collective thoughts about their experiences show considerable insight and a textbook for any competitive team.

Wed
05
Jun

Warrior SB jumps out to 3-5 start

South Winn junior Liz Tieskoetter fields a ground ball during last week’s doubleheader against Kee High. On the offensive side, Tieskoetter accumulated five total RBI in the two-game stretch to lead her team.(Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior SB jumps out to 3-5 start

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The South Winneshiek softball team had a busy week on the diamond as it played eight games over a span of only nine days in its first action of 2019.

On Thursday, May 23, the Warriors took on West Central in doubleheader fashion on the road. South Winn picked up wins in both games (15-5 and 19-5).

In game one, SW was led by senior Sierra Breitsprecher who went 3-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI. Fellow senior Ashley Kriener also had three RBI in the 15-5 victory.

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05
Jun

Warrior baseball wins six of seven

Carter Wenthold had a game-high three RBI in the win, while Cael Kuboushek picked up his first win of the season in the pitching department.

 

Warrior baseball wins six of seven

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

After starting the season 0-2, the South Winneshiek Warrior baseball team kicked it into gear last week as it won six of its seven games.

SW’s first action came Saturday as it picked up wins in New Albin against Waukon (11-0) and Kee (8-0).

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05
Jun

NFV softball 2-2 in tourney

A high leg kick, flowing hair, and a powerful fastball mark Reagan Wymer’s delivery Friday against Sumner-Fred. With Makenna Koch and Kennedy Lape leaving after this season, the eighth-grader should be a fixture on the mound for a number of seasons. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV softball 2-2 in tourney

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

Last week, the NFV softball team split a conference twinbill against TV and went 2-2 in its own tournament.

Friday and Saturday, NFV competed in the Annual NFV TigerHawk Softball Classic that featured 16 teams playing four games apiece. 

The TigerHawks opened Friday against Sumner-Fredericksburg. Featuring speed on the bases and in the outfield, the Cougars edged NFV, 5-2.

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05
Jun

NFV baseball splits 6 games

NFV center fielder Dylan Muggler beats the ball to the bag for a stolen base Tuesday, May 28, against Postville. The senior went 3-3 with a triple, two RBI, two stolen bases and scored three runs in the 14-4 win that gave head coach Dan Hovden his 700th career win. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV baseball splits 6 games

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

NFV split six baseball games last week, but the 14-4 opening game win over Postville handed head coach Dan Hovden the 700th win of his illustrious career (see related story).

The week started Tuesday, May 28, with a sweep of visiting Postville.

The Pirates, who opened their season with a pair of one-run losses to Clayton Ridge, started the game with a run in the first. 

The TigerHawks came back to bat around, plating four runs in the bottom of the first. 

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