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Wed
06
Dec

SW boys show promising improvement in 1-2 start

 

South Winn senior Hunter Todd drives hard into the lane during the Warriors’ season-opening victory over Postville last week. Todd  registered 11 points, three rebounds, and three assists in the win. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW boys show promising improvement in 1-2 start

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek boys’ basketball squad began its 2017-2018 campaign last week, emerging victorious in its first game against Postville but falling short in games number two and three against Crestwood and MFL/MarMac.

Wed
06
Dec

Blue Devils struggle

 

West Central’s Tyler Buzynski floats a shot off the backboard in a loss to the Postville Pirates on Friday, Dec. 1. He finished the game with three points.  Chris DeBack photo

 

Blue Devils struggle

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

The West Central boys’ basketball team got its season off to a rocky start last week with road losses to Denver, Turkey Valley, and Postville. 

The Blue Devils opened the season on the road with Denver on Monday, Nov. 27, and were defeated by the Cyclones, 85-23.

Wed
06
Dec

Bowlers have high games

 

Dakota Cooley is the only senior on the NFV boys’ bowling team this season. Here, he shows good form and focus in Friday’s home opener against Decorah at Lilac Lanes in West Union. Cooley rolled a 120-138-258 for the TigerHawks. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Bowlers have high games

 

 

By Jerry Wadian

 

jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

While the NFV boys and girls’ bowling teams lost to Decorah Friday in the first home match of the season at Lilac Lanes in West Union, they showed definite improvement. Brian Roulson and Emily Guyer each had the best single game by either squad.

Wed
06
Dec

TigerHawk boys open 2-0

 

Lucas Olson (21) battles a Bulldog player for a rebound during Tuesday’s (Nov. 28) home game. The TigerHawks won, 51-48, on a last-minute trey. Olson grabbed five rebounds in the game, four on the all-important offensive glass. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawk boys open 2-0

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The young NFV boys’ basketball team opened the season with two straight wins last week, toppling defending UIC champion MFL/MM and Clayton Ridge. Both home victories were by three points.

NFV opened the season with a 51-48 victory over MFL/MM Tuesday, Nov. 28, in West Union.

The game was a real thriller with the TigerHawks winning on a 3-pointer by Lance Butikofer at the buzzer.

Wed
06
Dec

NFV girls beat CR for 1st win

 

NFV junior Makenna Koch (4) drives around the MFL/MM defense for two of her three points in Tuesday’s (Nov. 28) loss to the Bulldogs. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV girls beat CR for 1st win

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The NFV girls’ basketball team picked up its first win of the season Friday night in West Union beating Clayton Ridge, 44-35.

The rest of the week saw the TigerHawks drop two games to some pretty good squads.

Friday’s first win came against a veteran CR team that featured four seniors and five juniors.

Wed
06
Dec

Baumler wins Indee Meet

 

Kale Rodgers made his varsity debut at the Independence Tournament over the weekend. The freshman lost his first three matches but came back to win the final three, two by fall, to finish 15th overall at 160. Here, the referee is counting near-fall points in the match against Clear Creek-Amana’s Austin McCarty. Rodgers won in 5:07. (Kris Van Sickle photo) 

 

Baumler wins Indee Meet

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

The wrestling meet Friday and Saturday in Independence matched some of the best teams and individuals in the state of Iowa. There were 31 teams competing, including four from out of state. 

When the smoke cleared, NFV senior Jordan Baumler was the champion at 220. The reigning champion in Class 2A won five matches, four by fall. Two opponents (Areon Day of New Hampton and Hunter Crawford of Indee) were ranked in 2A. Baumler beat No. 6 Day by fall and won a 3-2 decision over No. 8 Crawford to win the title.

Wed
29
Nov

Senior-laden WC team poised for competitive season

 

Members of the 2017-2018 West Central girls’ basketball team are (front, l-r) Mary McDonough, Kenzie Squires, Braidyn Buhrow, Lauren Fink, Jalyn Brownell; (back) Assistant Coach Dan Reisner, Denver Richards, Isabell Eitel, Marlee Squires, Bryleigh Rouse, Kylee Lickiss, Rosita Hepperele, Head Coach Jordan Greco. Chris DeBack photo

 

Senior-laden WC team poised for competitive season

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

For the fourth year in a row, the West Central girls’ basketball team has a new head coach. 

Last year’s assistant coach, Jordan Greco, takes over the reins for the departed Erin Buehler. 

Greco takes over a team that returns all five starters — Jalyn Brownell, Braidyn Buhrow, Lauren Fink, Mary McDonough, and Kenzie Squires — from a 3-17 season last year. 

Those five starters are joined by four athletic freshmen  — Isabell Eitel, Kylee Lickliss, Bryleigh Rouse, and Marlee Squires — which should give the Blue Devils some much-needed depth they haven’t had in recent years. The team also returns sophomores Rosita Hepperle and Denver Richards. 

Wed
29
Nov

Blue Devils to rely on complete team effort this season

 

Members of the 2017-2018 West Central boys’ basketball team are (front, l-r) Tayton Molyneux, Anthony Martin, Aiden Nelson, Hunter Kent-Thomas, Brady Molyneux, and Cameron Rohde; (back) Tyler Buzynski, Adam Dolf, Ty Ingels, Decker Wirtz, Collin Kime, Adam Michels, and Taylor Hepperle. The team is coached by Darin Lockard (not pictured).  Chris DeBack photo

 

Blue Devils to rely on complete team effort this season

 

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The 2017-2018 West Central boys’ basketball team looks to improve upon its 1-20 record from a season ago. 

Led by head coach Darin Lockard, the Blue Devils will need to replace their entire starting backcourt this season after graduating leading scorer Brady Forsyth (14.6 ppg) and ball handlers Collin Kane (6.7 ppg) and Derek Pape (2.6 ppg). 

“We are definitely going to be looking to play a complete team game this year,” said Lockard. “We have quite a few returning guys that have had good minutes in the past, most of when play in the post. With our guards we are going to be young. I saw a lot of good things out of our guards in this first week of practice. I feel like we have a couple guys who can step up into some ball-handling roles for us. 

Wed
29
Nov

NFV bowlers open season

 

 

 

NFV bowlers open season

 

North Fayette Valley opened its third season of bowling with a trip to Forest City on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Both the TigerHawk boys’ and girls’ teams lost to the Indians.

Wed
29
Nov

WU's Beermann on top of 2A football

 

Chad Beermann is noted as a great teacher of football. Here, he instructs Valley players during a timeout early in the 2011 season. (Lorry Kohls photo)

 

WU's Beermann on top of 2A football

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

West Union native Chad Beermann sits atop the football world after his Waukon Indians won the Class 2A football championship with a 29-0 shutout of Williamsburg recently in the UNI-Dome.

“It felt good,” Beermann noted of his first championship. “Actually, it was a relief after 25 years as a head coach to finally get there and come home with the trophy.”

Beermann met the first of several keys to his career while playing football for North Fayette: legendary NF head coach Ron Wymer who won 175 games in 21 years at NF. 

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