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Wed
11
Jul

Conference Swim Meet Saturday

 

Jaxson Ludgren combines power and form in recent action for the West Union swim team. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Conference Swim Meet Saturday

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Union swim team heads to Sumner Saturday for the Conference Swim Meet. At the meet, warm-ups will begin at 9 a.m. with the competition starting at 10 a.m.

Last week, the swimmers had just one meet, losing to always powerful Decorah, 462-178, in Decorah.

Wed
11
Jul

TigerHawk BB advances

 

Brooks Hovden wears a protective mask while pitching the TigerHawks to a 14-4 victory in the District opener Saturday over Sumner-Fred. The mask became necessary after the junior had a bunt attempt earlier in the week go into the air, breaking his nose. Despite that, Hovden singled twice and went 3 1/3 allowing three hits and three runs. He also had a bunt attempt during the game. (Kris Van Sickle photo) 

 

TigerHawk BB advances

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

NFV advanced in the Class 2A District 5 baseball playoffs Saturday in Waukon, pasting Sumner-Fredericksburg, 14-4, in six innings.

  Both teams pushed two runs across in the first, but the Columbia blue, black and silver gave itself breathing space with a six-run second. Two more in the third and fifth innings gave NFV a 13-4 lead later ended the game in the sixth with a solo run.

 In all, the TigerHawks collected 11 hits and six walks; they also stole six bases.

Wed
11
Jul

Softball opens Regionals with a win

 

 

Julie Mackey gets a face full of dust as she slides safely into third after the NFV sophomore went from first to third on an infield single. Mackey had three hits, scored once, and drove in a run in the TigerHawks’ 12-7 playoff win over Oelwein on Tuesday, July 3, in West Union. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Softball opens Regionals with a win

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

  NFV ended a four-year drought in Regional playoffs Thursday with a 12-7 win over Oelwein Tuesday in West Union. The last time the TigerHawks advanced out of the first round was 2013, when it shut out Maq. Valley, 7-0.

  While the Huskies at 9-21 do not have the program that the ranked teams like Crestwood, New Hampton and Columbus have that have eliminated NFV in past first rounds, Oelwein does have some good athletes and some good hitters through the top half of the lineup.

Tue
03
Jul

South Winn SB wins three more

South Winn SB wins three more

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

As the end of the regular season quickly approaches, the South Winn softball team added three more wins to its record and currently holds an even 13-13 record.

Turkey Valley

In game one of an Upper Iowa Conference doubleheader against the Trojans on Monday, June 25, TV emerged with a 12-6 win.

Tue
03
Jul

Warrior baseball hits 20 wins

 

South Winn second baseman Jaron Todd makes the play to first during recent Warrior baseball action. The Warriors currently sit with a 20-6 overall mark and lead the Upper Iowa Conference with an 11-1 record. (Kris Van Sickle photo)

 

Warrior baseball hits 20 wins

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

 

 

The Warrior baseball team continues to play in tip-top form as it went 4-2 over the last week and hit the 20-win mark on the season.

Turkey Valley

South Winn took on Turkey Valley at home on Monday, June 25, splitting a doubleheader.

Tue
03
Jul

WC softball season nears end

 

West Central’s Rachel Walenceus throws a pitch in a recent matchup with Oelwein. Walenceus had her best outting of the season when she gave up just one hit and struckout four batters in a 12-0 win over Postville on Monday, June 25. 

 

WC softball season nears end

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

A valiant pitching effort by Mary McDonough wasn’t enough to push the West Central Blue Devils softball team past Class 1A No. 1 Kee High on Wednesday, June 27. The Blue Devils fell at home, 4-0 and 12-0.

In the first game, Kee High scored one run in the top of the first, two in the top of the sixth and another run in the top of the seventh inning for a total of four. McDonough gave up three earned runs on six hits with two strikeouts. 

Tue
03
Jul

Regular season over for NFV softball

 

NFV shortstop Macy Halverson makes a nice stop on this hard grounder in the hole and flips to second to force the lead runner. The senior has given the infield a steadying presence as well as hitting over .300 with 15 RBI. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Regular season over for NFV softball

 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The regular season ended this week for the NFV softball team.

During the final week, the TigerHawks won three of four conference games but had the confrontation with Kee cancelled by the weather.

The TigerHawks started the week with an unusual split at Clayton Ridge. NFV easily won the opener, 20-7, but 14 runs in the nightcap weren’t enough as the TigerHawks allowed 13 unearned runs in falling, 16-14.

Tue
03
Jul

TigerHawk baseball wins 3 of 5

 

Wyatt Van Sickle makes a nice running catch of this little pop-up behind second. The TigerHawk senior has been a regular catcher, pitcher and outfielder, and like Thursday in Oelwein, a second baseman. (Kris Van Sickle photo) 

 

TigerHawk baseball wins 3 of 5

 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

NFV baseball won three of its five games last week. The three wins were all against conference teams as the TigerHawks downed Postville twice in Postville on Monday, June 25, and beat Clayton Ridge at home on Wednesday. The losses came at home Tuesday, June 26, to Kee and Thursday at Oelwein.

Wed
27
Jun

South Winn softball drops trio of games

 

South Winn sophomore Liz Tieskoetter attempts to lay down a bunt in recent Warrior softball action. With a week of games shortened by rain, the Warriors were only able to get two games in last week, losing to both West Central and Crestwood. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

South Winn softball drops trio of games

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

What was supposed to be a busy week of softball games for the South Winn girls turned into a short week as rain forced five games to be rescheduled for later dates. The Warriors did, however, manage to get in a pair of games on Monday, June 18, and a game on Tuesday, June 19, but they were defeated in all three contests.

Wed
27
Jun

Warriors win Houg Tournament

 

Senior Rodney Schwartzhoff and the Warrior baseball team continue to roll as they won the Jeff Houg Memorial Tournament championship on Saturday in Waukon and moved to 16-4 on the season. Schwartzhoff has been a key asset to South Winn while on base, as he currently has been successful on 28 of 28 stolen-base attempts. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors win Houg Tournament

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer

 

zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Warrior baseball team continued to add to its already impressive season record as it notched a pair of wins at the Jeff Houg Memorial Tournament in Waukon to improve to 16-4 on the season.

In the first game of Saturday’s tournament, the Warriors defeated Waukon by a score of 9-2 as Mason Elsbernd was credited with the win on the mound.

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