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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.”

Wed
21
Sep

Everybody special in 55-0 romp

 

The left side of the NFV O line collapses the Monti defense as Kade Chapman (26) rips off a 15-yard gain as the TigerHawk’s ‘next man in’ outscored the visitors, 14-0, during NFV’s 55-0  win Friday over the Panthers. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Everybody special in 55-0 romp

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Friday night in West Union, NFV’s special teams, offense, defense, and bench were all special as the TigerHawks romped over Monticello, 55-0.

In the “statistics can be deceiving” category, by the end of the first quarter Monti had four first downs to just two by NFV; yet, the TigerHawks held a, 21-0 lead!

Wed
14
Sep

SW XC boys, girls third at Monticello

 

The South Winneshiek girls’ cross country team placed third overall Saturday at Monticello. Senior Sadie Nymeyer stepped up to finish 36th individually in the event with a time of 23:49. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

 

SW XC boys, girls third at Monticello

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

While the South Winneshiek boys’ and girls’ cross country teams had plans of competing at the Luther Invitational Saturday morning, Mother Nature had a different agenda.

Due to flooding, the meet in Decorah was cancelled and the Warriors decided to compete at the Monticello Invitational instead.

Facing some of the toughest competition it has seen so far this season, the Warrior girls managed 117 team points, good enough for third overall.

Wed
14
Sep

Cyclones stall Warirors

 

Warrior quarterback Joel Hanson looks for an open receiver downfield while trying to avoid the Cyclone pass rush during South Winn’s 31-6 loss Friday night. Hanson connected with receiver Cole Klimesh for the lone Warrior touchdown of the game. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Cyclones stall Warriors

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

South Winneshiek traveled to Denver Friday evening for a game that would mark the beginning of district play for both the Warriors and Cyclones.

“Our kids played hard,” acknowledged coach Jason Ohrt following the game. “We knew going in (that) this would be a difficult challenge.”

Wed
14
Sep

Blue Devils' rally falls short, 28-24

 

 

West Central’s Collin Kime protects the football as he is tackled by two Turkey Valley defenders in recent action. Friday in Clarksville, Kane lugged the ball 19 times for 122 yards and caught four passes for another 108 yards, including a 10-yard TD catch.  Chris DeBack photo

 

Blue Devils' rally falls short, 28-24

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

West Central had an 18-14 lead going into the fourth quarter Friday in Clarksville, but that first win proved elusive as the Indians rallied to win by four, 28-24.

The contest was originally set for 7 p.m. in Clarksville. However, it was moved to Maynard because of the condition of the field in Clarksville. The game was also moved up to 6 p.m. in hopes of beating the rain scheduled to hit the area. Unfortunately, the rain came early and with two lightning delays, the action didn’t start until nearly 8 p.m.

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