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Wed
13
Jun

Blue Devils falter

Blue Devils falter

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

It was a rough week of competition for the West Central softball team.

The Blue Devils finished the week with a 2-5 record with losses to Turkey Valley, 7-5 and 7-3, on Monday, June 4; Janesville, 10-5, on Tuesday, June 5; and Independence, 13-3, at a tournament in Jesup on Friday, June 8. The team’s two wins came in a split with Starmont, 7-1 and 5-9, on Wednesday, June 6, and Monticello, 3-1, at the Jesup tournament on Friday. The Blue Devils were scheduled to play two games at the Jesup Tournament on Saturday, June 9, but the games were canceled due to torrential rain.  

Wed
13
Jun

Swimmers win first

Swimmers win first

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Union swim team opened its season with a win Thursday in Manchester, 370-292.

“This was a really good win because we only had four days of practice,” commented head coach Kennedy Balk. “I can hardly wait to see what the kids can do over the rest of the season.”

The boys’ 8-and-under swimmers started the team in the right direction as the medley relay of Tytus Stansberry, William Kent-Thomas, Brooxton Lundgren, and Dane Wymer claimed first place. 

Also in relays, the boys’ 13-14 free relay of Ryan Wettleson, John Starrett, James Baumler, and Liam McVey won gold.

Individually, Gabe Stansbery won the boys’ 9-10 50 freestyle. 

For the girls, Laci Lauer won silver in the 100 individual relay, and Leah Shreve won the 25 butterfly.

Wed
13
Jun

Tough week for baseball

 

This is the leaping catch in center that put NFV’s Gunner Rodgers on ESPN’s Plays of the Day (see related story). (Kris Van Sickle photo)

 

Tough week for baseball

 

By Jerry Wadian

jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Before the baseball season started, NFV head coach Dan Hovden said, “We have a really difficult early schedule against some high-quality opponents.”

Last week was a perfect illustration as the TigerHawks faced two opponents in three games, all on the road.

Monday, June 4, NFV was in Calmar to face one of the preseason favorites in the UIC. Wednesday, the team was off to Troy Mills to face unbeaten North Linn, ranked second in Class 1A. 

Wed
13
Jun

Softball splits in UIC

 

After taking the good hop off the backboard, NFV catcher Tatum Kahler stretches to try to make the tag on a Starmont runner during game one Wednesday, June 6, in West Union. The TigerHawk senior was just a little late as NFV split a twin bill with the Stars. Looking on is pitcher Kennedy Lape. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Softball splits in UIC

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

NFV softball split four games in the conference last week.

Monday, June 4, the TigerHawks lost game one to Starmont, 15-9, but came back to win the nightcap, 5-2, in extra innings.

Wednesday, the team went to Calmar, losing game one to South Winn, 1-0, but taking the nightcap, 15-9.

Wed
06
Jun

Warriors SB continues great start

 

Warriors SB continues great start

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek softball team had a busy week last week, going 2-2 with wins over Waukon and Turkey Valley.

Wed
06
Jun

Schweinefus wins bronze medal

 

South Winn senior Jaden Schweinefus finished as runner-up at the 2018 Class 1A State Golf Meet in Marshalltown. In her fourth trip to State, Schweinefus carded a 159 (82/77) to tie for the second-lowest score, but she earned a bronze medal after the cardback. (Shanna Schweinefus photo)

 

Schweinefus wins bronze medal

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

A strong second round on Wednesday, May 30, at the State Golf Meet gave South Winn senior Jaden Schweinefus a runner-up finish to close out stellar high school career.

In her fourth trip to the State Meet, Schweinefus began the tournament Tuesday, May 29, by shooting an 82 at American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown. 

Wed
06
Jun

Warrior baseball off to perfect start in UIC

 

South Winn shortstop Hunter Todd turns a double-play during recent Warrior baseball action. The South Winn senior has helped his team off to a strong start as they hold a 5-1 record, including 2-0 in Upper Iowa Conference play. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior baseball off to perfect start in UIC

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Warrior baseball team opened conference play last week with a 2-0 start, earning a pair of wins over MFL/MarMac on Tuesday, May 29.

Base running was a vital part of the game-one 9-6 win as South Winn was successful on 10 steal attempts.

Wed
06
Jun

Blue Devils open season 3-2

Blue Devils open season 3-2

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

The West Central softball team’s first week of competition yielded positive results, which included a doubleheader sweep of Upper Iowa Conference foe Central Elkader. 

Five games into the season, and the Blue Devils have a winning record at 3-2. 

Wed
06
Jun

Torkelson vies at State Golf

 

With swans lazing in the waters off one of the large greens on the Lake Panorama National Golf Course in Panora, NFV senior Anna Torkelson flashes a smile as she competes in the Class 2A State Golf Tournament. She finished the two-day, 36-hole tourney with a 194, placing her 35th out of 77 golfers. (submitted photo)

 

Torkelson vies at State Golf

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

TigerHawk senior Anna Torkelson capped her high school career by competing at the Class 2A State Golf Tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday (May 29-30) at the Lake Panorama National Golf Course in Panora.

This was Torkelson’s second trip to a State Golf Tourney since she was with the team when it qualified in 2016.

Wed
06
Jun

NFV softball opens season

 

NFV shortstop Gina Gibson is about to apply the tag to this Sumner-Fredericksburg runner. The Cougar tried to catch the TigerHawks napping by going from first to third on a single to short right. However, NFV wasn’t surprised and nailed the runner during a rundown, with Gibson applying the coup de grace. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV softball opens season

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

With the opening games of the season against Turkey Valley on Wednesday in Jackson Junction rained out, NFV softball finally opened its 2018 season Friday in the first day of the annual TigerHawk Classic.  NFV faced a pair of teams that already had winning records over an eight-game stretch.

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