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Thu
29
Sep

WC remains winless after 50-22 loss

 

The West Central Blue Devils’ (l-r) Alex Paul, Jake Kuhens, Collin Kane and Ty Ingels gang tackle the Tripoli running back in a 50-22 loss to the Panthers. Chris DeBack photo

 

WC remains winless after 50-22 loss

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

It is hard to win football games when you turn the ball over more than the other team.

That held true for the fifth straight game as the West Central Blue Devils fell victim to their own mistakes in a 50-22 loss to Tripoli Friday night, Sept. 23.

Wed
28
Sep

XC getting more consistency

 

Caleb O’Hare strides across the course in recent action. The NFV sophomore is rounding back into the same form he flashed last year. Last week, he finished third on the team and 27th overall at Waukon. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

XC getting more consistency

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

“We’re starting to get some consistency,” noted NFV head cross country coach Tracy Nuss after his teams finished their races Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Waukon.

“Next, we have to work at improving the times, but at this point of the season, I’ll take our consistency and ability to race smart,” Nuss explained.

The boys’ varsity placed fourth. Decorah was the easy winner with 17 points; Crestwood was runner-up with 59 points.

Wed
28
Sep

NFV rains points on Huskies, 51-8

 

Garrett Lauer (70) helped lead the NFV defense Friday night in Oelwein with eight tackles, including this nice open-field stop. Coming up to help is Jace Burrow (16). (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV rains points on Huskies, 51-8

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Last week NFV head football coach Bob Lape admitted, “On paper, Oelwein doesn’t match up very well against us.”

It took the TigerHawks precisely 52 seconds to prove their coach correct as they took the opening kick and marched 65 yards in three plays. A perfect pass from Tate Hovden to a wide-open Josh Guenther in the end zone put NFV up, 7-0, at the 11:08 mark.

Wed
21
Sep

SW runners continue to build strength

 

Warrior sophomore Sami Bohr runs hard at a recent cross country meet while fellow teammates Alexa Jacobsen and Julissa Elsbernd (l-r in background) cheer her on. Bohr was one of seven Warrior girls to finish in the top 14 last week at Elkader. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW runners continue to build strength

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Last week at Central Elkader, the South Winneshiek cross country program continued to show why both the boys’ and girls’ squads are ranked in the top 10 of Class 2A.

“We had a large majority of athletes run their best, or close to their best, race of the season,” shared co-coach Kevin Kearney. “Our kids did a good job of getting themselves into a good position early in the race, and then, more importantly, we really competed well in the second half of the races.”

Wed
21
Sep

Warriors continue to grow on the court

 

South Winn senior Christina Nesvik attacks the net during the Warriors’ 3-0 win over the Turkey Valley Trojans Thursday. Nesvik had five kills in the match, as well as a team-high two blocks in the shutout. (submitted photo)

 

Warriors continue to grow on the court

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

“The girls are continuing to work on improving their games,” said South Winneshiek volleyball coach Darcy Einck after a busy week on the court. “This weekend, I started to really see a team that is meshing together and working toward its goals.”

Turkey Valley

The Warriors saw their first action of the week Thursday in Jackson Junction as they took on Turkey Valley.

The Warriors were victorious in consecutive sets, winning 25-16, 25-21, and 28-26, to sweep the Trojans.

“The victory over Turkey Valley was a great win for us,” noted Einck. “We had a number of girls step up their game and play very consistent and strong.”

Senior Abby Hageman had nine kills to lead the red and white, while fellow senior Christina Nesvik was responsible for two of the team’s four blocks.

Wed
21
Sep

Warriors run through Bulldogs

 

To the tune of 360 yards, the Warrior ground attack was operating at its finest Friday night against MFL/MarMac. Junior Rodney Schwartzhoff rushed for a career-high 239 yards, including a pair of touchdowns, in the 28-8 win. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors run through Bulldogs

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

After losing its previous two games to Class 1A No. 7 Denver and Class A No. 1 St. Ansgar, the Warriors dropped below .500 for the first time since week one of 2015. Thanks to a dominating ground attack, South Winn was able to get back on track with a 28-8 win over district foe MFL/MarMac on Friday night.

Wed
21
Sep

Trick play keeps West Central winless

 

West Central’s Jake Kuhens catches a two-point conversion pass from Brady Forsyth to put the Blue Devils up, 8-0, over Central City just 16 seconds into the first quarter. However, the Blue Devils lost to the Wildcats, 50-22. Chris DeBack photo

 

Trick play keeps West Central winless

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central boys’ football team is still in search of its first win of the season after a 50-22 home loss to Central City on Friday, Sept. 16.

The game couldn’t have started much better for the Blue Devils as Colin Kime took the game's first play, a handoff, 53 yards for a touchdown. Quarterback Brady Forsyth hit Jake Kuhens in the end zone for the two-point conversion.

Wed
21
Sep

Blue Devil volleyball scores first win

West Central’s Braidyn Buhrow digs a ball off a serve from MFL-MarMac Thursday night, Sept. 15, in a 3-1 loss to the Bulldogs. The Blue Devils secured its first win of the season Tuesday night with a 3-2 win over Kee High. 

 

Blue Devil volleyball scores first win

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central girls’ volleyball team claimed its first victory of the season with a 3-2 win over the Kee High Hawks on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Later that week, the girls fell to MFL-MarMac, 3-1.

It was a back and forth competition with the Kee Hawks as neither team was able to sustain success for more than one set. The Blue Devils took the first set, 25-19, but fell quickly behind in the second set before losing, 25-9. West Central rebounded in the third set to win a close one, 25-21, but ultimately fell in the fourth set, 25-14.

For the first time this season, it came down to a fifth and final set for the young, but experienced Blue Devils team. It was West Central who pulled out the victory, 15-11, in the final set. At that point, it was only the fourth set the girls had captured all season.

Wed
21
Sep

NFV cross country battles illness, injuries

 

Shown in recent action, Macy Halverson continued her string of ribbon-winning performances last week, coming in 16th to lead NFV at the Starmont Cross Country Invitational. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV cross country battles illness, injuries

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley cross country had to battle more than runners Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Starmont Invitational in Arlington; it also had to contend with illness and injuries.

Courtney Streif and Josh DeLuca did not run with their respective teams due to illness.

For the girls, Ashley Pleggenkuhle was out with an injury, and Callie Halverson ran JV as she tries to return from an injury that prevented her from finishing the meet from last week.

With Streif and Halverson out, Faith Johnston and Emma Moyle were moved up to the varsity.

Wed
21
Sep

TigerHawk volleyball trips Kee

 

While teammates Marin Ehler and Jade Daughton (l-r)  look on, Tiffanie Koch skies high to deliver this spike in recent action. The TigerHawk senior delivered 18 kills and blocked eight shots in last week’s action. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawk volleyball trips Kee

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

NFV beat Kee last week in Lansing, but went 0-3 in the tough Lisbon Tournament Saturday in Lisbon.

Thursday at Kee, the TigerHawks clipped the Kee Hawks in four games, 25-12, 25-14, 23-25, and 25-19.

Afterwards, NFV head coach Bruce Ehler said, “I’ve had teams that played well one match and not the next, but this is the first time I’ve seen a team be Jekyll and Hyde in the same match. Our first two sets were outstanding, and the last two were lackluster at best.”

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