Sports

Wed
25
Oct

Gamm to run at State XC

 

Brynn Gamm keeps ahead of a Garner-Hayfield- Victor runner Thursday at the State Qualifying Meet in Dike. Only the top 15 runners in the field of over 100 earned the right to compete at the State Meet in Fort Dodge. Gamm finished in 21:10, placing her 12th overall. The freshman was the only NFV runner to qualify for the State Meet; she will run at 1 p.m. Saturday in the field of Class 2A runners. (Amy Cummings photo)

 

Gamm to run at State XC

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The NFV cross country teams ran well Thursday at the Class 2A State Qualifying Meet (SQM) at Dike.

There were 15 schools and over 90 runners per race at the meet. Only the top three teams and fastest 15 runners from each race would qualify to compete at the State Cross Country Meet Saturday in Fort Dodge.

The TigerHawk girls and boys each finished sixth. Only Brynn Gamm made the cut to run at State with her 12th-place finish. Weller Clark was close for the boys, finishing 19th

Wed
25
Oct

TigerHawk VB falls, 3-1

 

NFV senior Marin Ehler makes this save with her back to the net during the Class 3A Region 5 playoff game Tuesday (Oct. 17) in Oelwein. The TigerHawks lost in four sets to the Huskies, but Ehler had 24 assists, three kills and 12 digs in her final volleyball game for NFV. (Dick Fridley, Oelwein Daily Register photo)

 

TigerHawk VB falls, 3-1

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The 2017 volleyball season is over after NFV lost in the first round of the Class 3A Region 5 playoffs in Oelwein.

The TigerHawks lost to the host Huskies, 14-25, 25-20, 19-25, and 21-25.

NFV head coach Bruce Ehler said, “We just couldn’t get over the hump. We tied the match with a very strong second set, but over the next two sets, whenever we needed a stop or a kill, we just couldn’t finish.

“I was happy that we were very competitive even without playing our best match of the season, which is a very fine line this time of year,” Ehler concluded.

Wed
25
Oct

NFV goes down swinging, 56-21

 

Lukas Olson (17) stumbles a bit after a Waukon defender almost made the tackle. Olson was able to continue for a 26-yard gain for NFV on this pass play Friday in Waukon. (Jerry Wadian photos)

 

NFV goes down swining, 56-21

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

NFV may have lost the final football game of the season, 56-21, on a windy night in Waukon, but the TigerHawks never stopped fighting.

The Indians hit NFV with two scores in the first 10 minutes of the game without getting a first down. 

As one player said early in the season, “We do a lot of things well; we just have to string them together.” That has remained an elusive element all season.

Wed
18
Oct

Warriors runners-up at UIC

 

 

Warriors runners-up at UIC

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

With the regular season officially in the books, the South Winn boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed at the 2017 Upper Iowa Conference Meet Thursday in Luana.

The Class 1A No. 3-ranked Warrior boys continued to live up to the hype as they took home a conference championship by a narrow two-point advantage over No. 6-ranked Starmont.

Derek Dietzenbach led the way for South Winn, finishing first overall with a time of 17:08.47, while Paul Hageman brought home runner-up honors with a time of 17:25.17.

Joining Dietzenbach and Hageman in bringing home all-conference honors was Paxten DeVilbiss (7th, 18:00.17), Emmett Schwartzhoff (10th, 18:16.50), and Austin Tieskoetter (12th, 19:27.23).

In the girls’ race, the Class 1A No. 4-ranked Warrior girls took runner-up honors with 49 points, behind only No. 2-ranked Kee (38) and ahead of No. 5-ranked Central (61).

Leading the way for South Winn was senior Felicity Taylor who took first with a time of 20:05.34.

Wed
18
Oct

SW VB finishes perfect in UIC play

 

Warrior senior Alyssa Hertges digs an opponent’s serve attempt during recent South Winneshiek volleyball action. The Warriors wrapped up the regular season with a 3-0 win over Kee, before going on to place second at Saturday’s Upper Iowa Conference Tournament in West Union. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

 

SW VB perfect in UIC play

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winn volleyball squad completed one of its biggest goals of the season as it closed out the 2017 regular season with a 3-0 win over Kee. The win, SW’s 16th of the season, improved its Upper Iowa Conference record to 8-0 as the team gears up for postseason play.

“This was a big match for us because we had a big goal of going undefeated in conference play and beating the Kee Hawks was the last step,” said coach Glenna Munuswamy following the big win. “It was a great battle with the first two sets both going 26-24 in our favor.”

Wed
18
Oct

Warriors silence Bulldogs, now 5-1 in district

 

South Winn offensive lineman Brody Kohrs provides sound pass protection for his quarterback during Friday’s 44-0 win over Lake Mills. The senior tackle, along with the rest of the stout Warrior line, allowed quarterback Hunter Todd to complete over 61 percent of his pass attempts for 116 yards and three touchdowns in the district win. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors silence Bulldogs, now 5-1 in district

 

 

 

The South Winn football team just keeps rolling. After starting the season 0-3 against teams that have since assembled a combined record of 23-1 (only loss came between two of the same teams), the Warriors have rattled off five straight wins of their own to remain alive in the race at the top of the district.

The multi-faceted South Winn offense got going early and often Friday night as the Lake Mills Bulldogs came to town.

Wed
18
Oct

Blue Devils earn 10th win on Saturday

 

West Central freshman Kylie Lickliss with an attack attempt during the second set of the Blue Devils’ match with Postville on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Upper Iowa Conference Tournament. WC won the match, 2-0, for its 10th victory of the regular season.  Chris DeBack photo

 

Blue Devils earn 10th win on Saturday

 

 

 

 

The West Central volleyball team secured its 10th win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Postville on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Upper Iowa Conference Tournament at North Fayette Valley High School in West Union. 

With the victory over the Pirates, the Blue Devils met a preseason goal of winning double-digit matches in the regular season. The girls then lost their next three matches to North Fayette Valley, South Winneshiek, and Clayton Ridge, 2-1. 

Wed
18
Oct

Turnovers costly in West Central loss to Central Elkader

 

West Central’s Dalton Vick and Tyler Buzynski combined to tackle Brent Scherf of Central Elkader. The Blue Devils fell at home, 40-30, to the Central Elkader Warriors.  Chris DeBack photo

 

Turnovers costly in West Central loss to Central Elkader

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

Turnovers doomed a great team effort by the West Central Blue Devil football team in a home loss to the Central Elkader Warriors, 40-30, on Friday, Oct. 13. 

Elkader entered the evening with just one victory on the year, and West Central was still looking to notch its first win of the season. The Blue Devils turned the ball over five times with four interceptions and one fumble en route to the loss.

Wed
18
Oct

Boys 3rd, girls 4th at UIC

 

The NFV varsity boys’ cross country team had a very good day Thursday at the UIC Meet in Luana. The team finished third overall, with four runners earning All-Conference honors for finishing in the top 15. The four are (l-r) Weller Clark (13th), Caleb O’Hare (14th), Chandler Douglas (4th), and Weston Fantz (15th). (Jerry Wadian photos)

 

Boys 3rd, girls 4th at UIC

 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The NFV cross country teams performed well at the UIC Meet on Thursday in Luana.

The boys earned third behind South Winn and Starmont, while the girls finished fourth behind Kee, SW, C/E, and Starmont. 

All-UIC honors went to the top 15 finishers in each race. In the varsity races, the boys had four of the five scorers become All-Conference runners, while Brynn Gamm was the only girl to earn All-UIC honors.

Head coach Neal Bentley commented, “Our runners pushed hard. Luana can be a tough course with those hills, but our athletes worked the hills well.”

The girls had a stacked deck with the three teams in front of them all ranked in the top five in Class 1A.

Brynn Gamm was the fastest TigerHawk, finishing sixth in a time of 21:22.64. 

Wed
18
Oct

NFV spikers wrap up regular season

 

Ryin Lehmann elevates high over the net to slam home this kill against Postville during a first-round match at Saturday’s UIC Tournament in West Union. The NFV junior had 20 kills and 24 digs during the five-match tournament. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV spikers wrap up regular season

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley wrapped up the regular season in volleyball last week,, and faces Oelwein (14-24) tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. on the Huskies’ home court.

Last week, the TigerHawks finished the regular season Tuesday in Calmar, losing in five sets. Saturday, both NFV gyms were crammed as the school hosted the final UIC Tournament.

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