Sports

Thu
19
Jan

Warriors competitive at Decorah Duals

 

Rodney Schwartzhoff has been key in South Winneshiek’s strong season thus far. The 145 pound junior picked up six bonus-point victories last week, including five wins by fall. (Kris Van Sickle photo)

 

Warriors competitive at Decorah Duals

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek wrestling team made the short journey to Decorah Saturday to participate in the Decorah Dual Tournament.

The Warriors opened up the day with a 57-9 win over Waukon. South Winn received wins by fall from Gabe Sadler (113), Tayton Bullerman (132), Rodney Schwartzhoff (145), Luke Massman (152), Braxton Smith (160), and Jackson Lukes (285) to get the win.

Thu
19
Jan

Warriors knock off Blue Devils

 

Jaden Schweinefus eyes the basket during Friday’s game at West Central. The junior helped the Warriors pick up the 57-36 win over the Blue Devils. (Chris DeBack photo)

 

Warriors knock off Blue Devils

 

 

The South Winneshiek boys’ and girls’ basketball teams each picked up a win over the past week as each squad knocked off Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) opponent West Central.

The wins came just one night after a pair of hard-fought losses for South Winn.

Wed
18
Jan

Blue Devils fall in nail-biter, 53-52

 

West Central junior Collin Kime hits a bucket in the low post over a South Winneshiek defender in a loss to the Warriors on Friday, Jan. 13. (Chris DeBack photo)

 

Blue Devils fall in nail-biter, 53-52

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Cedar Valley Christian defeated the West Central boys’ basketball team, 53-52, on Thursday, Jan. 12, in one of the more thrilling ends to a basketball game this season.

A sloppy end to the first half by the Blue Devils saw Cedar Valley Christian take quite an advantage into the locker room. Cedar Valley Christian ended the first half on a 24-8 run, according to West Central head coach Darrin Lockard.

Wed
18
Jan

Lady Blue Devils notch third win

 

West Central senior Cherokee Noggle (10) comes away from the scramble with the rebound in a loss to the South Winneshiek Warriors on Friday, Jan. 13. Chris DeBack photo

 

Lady Blue Devils notch third win

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central girls’ basketball team continues to head in a positive direction under first-year head coach Erin Buehler.

The team has tripled its win total from a season ago with a 55-48 home victory over Cedar Valley Christian on Thursday, Jan. 12. This season’s three victories equals the number of victories the girls had over the last two seasons. It’s the first time since the Blue Devils were 3-19 during the 2012-2013 school year that the program has won more than two games in a season.

Wed
18
Jan

Decorah 7th

Decorah 7th

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

With points awarded to 15th-place, NFV swimmers Matt Appler and Justin Kueker were able to score in each of the six events in which the duo competed in Saturday at the Rusty Garst Invitational in Fort Dodge.

 As a team, Decorah was seventh with 170 points. Host Fort Dodge won with 389 points.

Wed
18
Jan

Boys edge Central, 38-36

 

NFV senior Chase Hollinrake really had to elevate to grab this rebound over a taller Oelwein defender during the first half of Saturday’s game in West Union. NFV held a 33-28 halftime lead but ended up losing, 63-60. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Boys edge Central, 38-36

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley boys’ basketball team sandwiched a conference win between two nonconference losses last week.

The TigerHawks beat Central/Elkader, 38-36 Friday in Elkader. Monday, Jan. 9, they lost to Waukon, 74-65, and Saturday they lost to Oelwein, 63-60; both of those games were in West Union.

Wed
18
Jan

Daughton, Hanson set records

 

Macy Halverson shoots over an Oelwein defender Saturday to score two points for NFV. The TigerHawks won, 43-36, to move to 7-5 on the season. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Daughton, Hanson set records

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

While the NFV girls’ basketball team lost on Monday, Jan. 9, to Waukon, it was a good week overall as the TigerHawks trounced Central/Elkader, 39-18, on Friday and beat Oelwein, 43-36, at home on Saturday.

Wed
18
Jan

NFV wrestlers sweep in UIC

 

Gunner Rodgers is about to notch six more points for the TigerHawk wrestling team as he gets Clayton Ridge’s Luis Acuna’s shoulders ready for the pin. The end came at 1:52. It was the first of Rodgers’ two throws Thursday at home. (Kris Van Sickle photo) 

 

NFV wrestlers sweep in UIC

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley wrestlers added a pair of conference wins Thursday in West Union, beating Clayton Ridge, 48-24, and Postville, 55-9.

Thu
12
Jan

SW grapplers 5th among stout field

SW grapplers 5th among stout field

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The Warrior wrestling team made the journey to Tripoli Saturday for the 51st Annual Tripoli Invitational. The field of exceptional teams included Class 1A No. 1-ranked Lisbon, Class 1A No. 8-ranked Wapsie Valley (dual), and Class 2A No. 9-ranked Denver-Tripoli (dual).

Thu
12
Jan

Warrior girls get first win

 

Warrior sophomore Olivia Massman keeps an eye on her opponent during last week’s return to the court. After facing two consecutive top 5-ranked opponents, Turkey Valley and Kee, as well as Class 4A Decorah, SW was able to bounce back with its first win on Friday, beating Starmont. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior girls get first win

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

As the Warrior girls’ basketball team approached the midway mark of the season, its hard work and persistence paid off as it notched its first victory of the season over Starmont.

The win came after three tough losses to some of the top teams in the state, including Turkey Valley, Kee, and Decorah.

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