Sports

Wed
08
Jan

SW matmen ring in new year

 

SW matmen ring in new year 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

After a long holiday break, the Warrior wrestlers returned to the mat Saturday evening in a dual tournament at Crestwood and claimed a slim victory over Waukon, 42-36.

South Winn also faced Crestwood, New Hampton, and Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton but struggled to get points on the board with its small squad.

Sophomore Landers Kuboushek (182) and senior Chris Brincks (195) highlighted the Warrior matmen with 3-1 records in the dual with both losing by decision against their respective Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton opponents.

 

South Winn 21    Crestwood 54

Wed
08
Jan

SW boys fall to Vikings, 66-56

 

South Winn’s Andre Walz (l) and Adam Lensing double-team a Decorah player in the first half of Friday’s nonconference contest. Despite the two big guys combining for 13 points, 17 rebounds and eight blocked shots, the Warriors fell short, 66-56. (Becky Walz photo)

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

SW boys fall to Vikings, 66-56

 

 

The Warriors were hoping to return to the hardwood with tenacity after the holiday break on Friday as they traveled to Decorah, but passing troubles and the inability to stop the Vikings from knocking down treys sidetracked SW.

It was a tight first quarter between the two teams that fell in Decorah’s favor, 15-14, thanks to a trio of three-point shots that kept the Vikings in control of the nonconference tussle.

Wed
08
Jan

WC boys in weekend sweep

 

 

Blue Devil Ethan Steinbronn gets his big paw up in front of a Kee High defender for one of his 16 blocked shots against Kee High on Saturday. (Sharon Pape photo)

 

 

WC boys in weekend sweep

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central boys’ basketball team swept a pair of home games over the weekend.  Friday, the Blue Devils trounced Ed-Co, 68-32, and on Saturday, Kee fell, 67-58.

Center Ethan Steinbronn started 2014 with a pair of monster games, recording a triple-double both nights.

Saturday, the Devils had to rally from an early hole to pick up their third UIC win. Kee broke to a 24-13 lead by the end of the first quarter, but WC went on an 18-9 run in the second period to trail, 33-31, at halftime.

Wed
08
Jan

Peacock women lose two in final minutes

 

Lauren Buck of Upper Iowa had a big weekend on the basketball court, scoring 25 points and grabbing 17 rebounds in the team’s two losses. (Upper Iowa photo)

 

 

Peacock women lose two in final minutes

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The Upper Iowa women’s basketball team had a pair of victories within reach over the weekend but lost both games in the final minutes.

Friday, Jan. 3, the women lost at Crookston, Minn., 80-69, and Saturday they fell, 64-59, in Bemidji, Minn.

Friday, the women fell to the Golden Eagles, although the game was close most of the time.

UMC led, 33-32, at halftime. The Peacocks rallied to tie the game, 42-42, with 14:30 to play in the second half before UMC went on an 11-0 run.

Wed
08
Jan

UIU men hit 26 treys in weekend split

 

UIU freshman center Josh Weeber eyes the basket in recent action. Over the weekend the Dubuque Senior alum led the Peacocks with 19 points in a 97-66 win Friday, Jan. 3, at Minnesota-Crookston. Saturday, Weeber put in 13 points in a 102-89 loss at Bemidji State. (Upper Iowa photo)

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

UIU men hit 26 treys in weekend split

 

The Upper Iowa men’s basketball team hit 26 shots from 3-point range over the weekend but could only manage a split in its two road games.

The Peacocks hit 13 treys in each of the two games. Friday in Crookston, Minn., UIU beat the Golden Eagles, 97-66, but fell Saturday in Bemidji, 102-89, to the Beavers of Bemidji State.

Wed
08
Jan

UIU wrestlers win Chuck Porter Duals

 

Upper Iowa heavyweight wrestler Logan Hopp, shown in recent action, won all four of his matches by pin Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Chuck Porter Duals. His first fall came in 0:54; the final three took 2:48. 2:09, and 2:10, respectively. (Upper Iowa photo)

 

 

 

UIU wrestlers win Chuck Porter Duals

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor

 

Upper Iowa wrestlers won the championship of the Chuck Porter Duals in Galesburg, Ill., on Saturday, Jan. 4. UIU won all four matches on the day, two by shutout.

The Peacocks currently ranked 10th in DII, were a perfect 20-20 before losing the first match of the semifinals against Augustana (Ill.), which is ranked 30th in DIII. UIU went on to win eight of the next nine matches for an easy 33-6 win.

Wed
08
Jan

NFV girls play well at Sumner

North Fayette Valley senior post player Josie Mackey stops in recent action between a pair of opponents to pop in this little jump shot. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV girls play well at Sumner

 

 

ByJerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley girls played the Sumner-Fredericksburg girls’ basketball team as hard as they could on Friday, Jan. 3, but came up short, 54-38.

Saturday, the TigerHawks did not play as well in losing at Turkey Valley, 54-29. Both games were on the road.

After Friday’s contest, NFV head coach Sean Leonard said, “This was the best game we’ve played all year. If we play that well, that smart, and that hard every game, we’ll be okay the rest of the season.”

Wed
08
Jan

NFV boys open year with 2 wins

 

North Fayette Valley’s Hunter Hoopes stops between a pair of Sumner-Fredericksburg players Friday, Jan. 3, to put up this little jumper for two of his six points in the TigerHawks’ 55-48 victory. The versatile senior also dished out four assists, stole two passes, and hauled down a pair of rebounds. Saturday at Turkey Valley, Hoopes scored eight more points and grabbed six rebounds in NFV’s 54-44 win. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

 

NFV boys open year with 2 wins

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley boys’ basketball team started the 2014 part of the schedule with a pair of victories. Friday, Jan. 4, the TigerHawks beat Sumner-Fredericksburg, 55-48, in West Union. Saturday, they beat Turkey Valley in Jackson Junction, 54-44.

Thu
02
Jan

UIU wrestlers 7th in Reno

 

Upper Iowa’s Carl Broghammer gets a pin in recent action. Sunday, Dec. 22, the Manchester native was 3-1 at the Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nev. Broghammer, currently ranked second in DII at 197, placed sixth, the best of the 15 Peacock grapples who attended what has been called the “toughest tournament in the country.” (Upper Iowa photo)

 

 

UIU wrestlers 7th in Reno


 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

Upper Iowa wrestlers finished seventh among the 25 teams, many from DI, in the Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nev., on Sunday, Dec. 22.

Thu
02
Jan

TigerHawks top 2013 news

 

The whole-grade sharing agreement that produced the North Fayette Valley TigerHawks was celebrated with the mascot logo painted on the football field in Columbia blue, black and silver for all to see. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

 

TigerHawks top 2013 news

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

If one looks back at the sporting news in 2013, one story dominates the headlines: the whole-grade sharing agreement between North Fayette and Valley Community.

With the agreement, a new school, logo, fight song, mascot, etc. were created. The two schools agreed to become the North Fayette Valley TigerHawks, starting with the 2013-14 school year.

Such a momentous change dwarfs any attempt to pick the other nine top stories. So, let us examine the highlights of 2013 as they happened.

 

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