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Wed
17
Jan

SW girls lose to TV, win over WC

 

South Winn’s Jaden Schweinefus splits a pair of defenders on her way to the hoop during Friday night’s 51-28 win over the West Central Blue Devils. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW girls lose to TV, win over WC

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Warrior girls went 1-1 last week in Upper Iowa Conference play, falling to the Trojans of Turkey Valley and then bouncing back with a win over West Central at home.

Turkey Valley

South Winn traveled to Jackson Junction Tuesday, Jan. 9, for the second matchup with the Trojans in an eight-day span.

The Trojans came out of the gates hot, building a 12-2 lead after the opening quarter. 

The Warriors cut into the lead through the second and third quarters and trailed by only four going into the final period of play. 

Wed
17
Jan

South Winn Warrior boys improve to 8-5

 

South Winn senior forward Brennan Holthaus battles for position under the basket during Friday’s 72-48 win over West Central. Holthaus shot 6-7 from the field and tallied 13 points to help the Warriors snap a three-game losing streak. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

South Winn Warrior boys improve to 8-5

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

After starting the week with a loss to fellow Upper Iowa Conference school Turkey Valley, the Warrior boys ended their three-game losing stream with a dominating win over West Central to close out the week.

Turkey Valley

South Winn trekked to Turkey Valley on Tuesday, Jan. 9, for a matchup against a tough Turkey Valley team. Despite a solid first half for the Warriors, the Trojans pulled away in the second half to win, 60-49.

Wed
17
Jan

SW tames Cougars, fall to No. 1 Dons

 

South Winn 106-pounder Felicity Taylor works to turn her opponent during recent Warrior wrestling action. Holding an 18-5 record (prior to Saturday’s Decorah Viking Dual Tournament), the senior has been a vital part of the No 7-ranked Class 1A dual team’s success. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

 

 

SW tames Cougars, fall to No. 1 Dons

 

 

The Class 1A No. 7-ranked South Winn wrestling team traveled to Gilbertville Tuesday, Jan. 9, to put a perfect 12-0 mark on the line against some of its toughest competition to-date. 

The Warriors were handed their first loss of the season by a score of 53-13 to No. 1-ranked Don Bosco. It is only South Winn’s second regular season blemish in the past two seasons.

The Warriors bounced back resiliently as it took care of business in their next dual of the night, taking down Sumner-Fredericksburg, 43-21.

Wed
17
Jan

WC plays well in loss to South Winn

 

West Central’s Lauren Fink attempts a shot as North Fayette Valley’s Claire Hanson attempts to block her shot on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Jerry Wadian

 

WC plays well in loss to South Winn

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central girls’ basketball team fell in two Upper Iowa Conference matchups last week. 

The girls lost at home to North Fayette Valley, 58-29, on Tuesday, Jan. 9, and were defeated, 51-38, on the road at South Winneshiek on Friday, Jan. 12.

South Winneshiek held a 36-22 advantage at halftime and seemed poised to cruise toward victory. However, West Central had other ideas, and the girls played some of their best basketball of the season over an eight-minute stretch in the third and fourth quarters to close the score gap. 

Wed
17
Jan

Rough week for wrestlers

 

Alex Streif is one of the young NFV wrestlers trying to make an impression. Here, he wins an exhibition match against East Buchanan on Tuesday, Jan. 9, in West Union. Streif won, 7-4, to improve his chances of securing a varsity spot in the lineup. (Kris Van Sickle photo) 

 

Rough week for wrestlers

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

“It was a very rough week for the team,” acknowledged NFV head wrestling coach Jacob Pedersen. “Hopefully, we can use it to our advantage and build from it.”

The TigerHawks dropped a pair at home Tuesday, Jan. 9, falling to East Buchanan, 51-24, and to Wapsie Valley, ranked eighth in Class 1A, 54-12. Saturday, at Hudson, things went a little better as the team finished sixth, only nine points away from third.

Wed
17
Jan

NFV girls pull away from WC

 

MaKenna Koch beats West Central’s Mary McDonough to the lane as the NFV junior scores during the TigerHawks’ 58-29 victory Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Maynard. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV girls pull away from WC

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

It took a while, but the NFV girls’ basketball team finally pulled away from host West Central, on Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Maynard. 

NFV used a 6-0 burst in the opening minute of the third quarter to pull away to a 58-29 win.

The Devils’ opened the game with leads of 3-2 and 6-5 on three-point plays by Lauren Fink.

After that splurge, the TigerHawks clamped down on the press and coasted to an 18-10 advantage after the first eight minutes.

Wed
17
Jan

TigerHawk boys blast West Central

 

NFV’s Brooks Hovden doesn’t let a little thing like a West Central defender keep him from scoring. The TigerHawk junior uses his athleticism and long arms to can this basket in NFV’s 71-28 win Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Maynard. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawk boys blast West Central

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

NFV boys’ basketball team snapped an eight-game losing streak Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Maynard, blasting the Blue Devils, 71-28.

The game was never close with the TigerHawks ripping off the first seven points of the game.

The NFV press was just too much for the shorter, slower West Central players.

By the end of the first quarter, NFV led, 20-8, and pushed the lead to 40-17 by halftime.

Wed
10
Jan

Warrior girls lose to Vikings

Warrior girls lose to Vikings

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

A slow start plagued the South Winneshiek girls’ basketball team in its return to the court on Thursday, Jan. 4, against Decorah.

“Our margin for error is narrow,” said head coach Steve Hoffert after the road loss. “We need to do a better job of taking care of the basketball.”

The Vikings jumped out to seven-point lead after the opening quarter, which proved to be the difference as the two area teams matched each other on the scoreboard through the final three quarters.

Wed
10
Jan

SW boys fall to Decorah

SW boys fall to Decorah

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

In their first action following the winter break, the South Winneshiek boys’ basketball team lost by a score of 54-44 to Decorah.

Individual statistics and coach’s comments were unavailable at press time.

The loss dropped the Warriors to 7-4 on the season, including a 6-2 mark in Upper Iowa Conference play.

Wed
10
Jan

Blue Devils with rough start to 2018

 

West Central’s Jalyn Browned looks to make a pass in a rivalry game against the Oelwein Huskies on Saturday, Jan. 6.  Chris DeBack photo

 

Blue Devils with rough start to 2018

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

The West Central girls’ basketball team opened up 2018 with back-to-back losses at MFL/MarMac, 75-36, on Friday, Jan. 5, and at rival Oelwein, 43-27, the following afternoon. 

In the matchup with Oelwein, neither team could find an offensive rhythm in the first quarter. 

Kylie Parmley from Oelwein scored the game’s first points with a long jumper three minutes into the contest. West Central answered a few minutes later with a Kenzie Squires jumper. However, Braidyn Buhrow missed two layups early on, which could have given the Blue Devils a distinct advantage. Oelwein hit another jumper for the two-point advantage at the end of the first quarter, 4-2.

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