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Wed
09
Sep

TigerHawks tame Cougars on Homecoming

Despite Sumner-Fredericksburg’s size upfront, NFV’s ground game smashed its way to 374 yards rushing, 120 by Liam McIntyre (40). The reason for the success came on blocks by the TigerHawk O-line, like the ones by (l-r) Lukas Lau (28) and Zack Ihde (50) that ripped open a huge hole for McIntyre. (Jerry Wadian photos)

 

TigerHawks tame Cougars on Homecoming

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

The TigerHawks improved to 1-1 on the season following Friday night’s impressive win over neighboring Sumner-Fredericksburg.

“It was a good win for us and we played solid, especially on defense,” said coach Justin Heins whose team triumphed in a 35-7 win over the Cougars. “We were able to hold their running backs to negative ten yards rushing and as a team, they only had 56 yards on the ground.”

Wed
02
Sep

South Winn Warriors' triple option NFV, 20-10

The South Winn offensive line was able to open holes for its new triple-option style of play. Here, (l-r) Calvin Knutson (74) Ethan Timp (70) and Ty Jacobsen (55) keep NFV defenders at bay. With blocks like these, SW was able to out rush NFV 175-118. (Jerry Wadian photos)

 

South Winn Warriors' triple option NFV, 20-10

 

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

South Winn has the seventh-best quarterback in all of high school football returning this season.

Friday night the Warriors threw just seven times for 62 yards as they unveiled a triple-option running attack in beating visiting North Fayette Valley, 20-10.

In the triple option, Warrior QB Jacob Herold can either hand the ball of to Zach Taylor up the middle, pitch wide to a man-in-motion, or keep the ball with the option of running or passing.

Wed
02
Sep

Blue Devils fall to top-ranked Dons

West Central senior Tayton Molyneux releases a pass attempt as he is hit by a Don Bosco defender during Friday night’s loss to the Dons. The Blue Devils fell by a score of 78-6 to the defending 8-Man State Champions. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Blue Devils fall to top-ranked Dons

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The good news: the West Central Blue Devils got their 2020 football season underway. The bad news: the game was against the returning 8-Man State Champion and No. 1-ranked Don Bosco Dons.

The Blue Devil defense was able to slow the Don Bosco attack slightly in the opening quarter as sophomore defensive back Creighton Houge intercepted one of only five Don pass attempts in the game.

Wed
02
Sep

Missed opportunities cost NFV

This third-and-very-short power run is stuffed by NFV defensive tackle Jackson Blue (64) who drives the defender back for a six-yard loss. Lau had 25 yards rushing and Strief added five tackles while on defense. (Jerry Wadian photos)

 

Missed opportunities cost NFV

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

Despite NFV holding South Winn’s high-powered offense to just 13 points, a few missed opportunities cost the TigerHawks a 20-10 loss.

  Part of the problem for NFV was the fact that SW did a lot of things different from its norm, especially on offense.

  Instead of a three- or four-receiver set, SW, ranked eighth in Class A, used the triple option featuring choices including the fullback up the middle, a pitch to a runner in motion, or the QB taking the ball with the option to run or pass.

 Thus, the Warriors that came in with the eighth-best passing QB in Iowa last year, only threw eight times; in fact, the TigerHawks had 78 yards passing to just 62 for the home team.

Wed
26
Aug

Practices pushed back at West Central

Practices pushed back at West Central

 

Due to the delayed start of classes at West Central, junior high practice for fall activities will not begin until Monday Aug. 31. Junior high volleyball will begin practice on Tuesday, Sept. 1. 

Students are being reminded that all seventh and eighth grade athletes are required to turn in a physical and a signed “Heads Up” concussion form before they are able to practice. 

Per legislative changes, all physicals signed on or after July 1, 2019, are good through December 2020. A copy of the Heads Up form can be found on the school’s facebook page or a copy can be picked up from the main office.

Wed
26
Aug

Coaches Roundtable Saturday at Bank 1st

Coaches Roundtable Saturday at Bank 1st

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

Once again, Bank 1st is hosting Coaches Roundtable on Saturday Mornings.

Every Saturday morning at 9 a.m., fans can come to the boardroom at Bank 1st in West Union to watch some of the replay from the previous night’s game and talk with either head football coach Justin Heins, or one of the assistant coaches.

Heins stated, “There will be an overview of the game, watch some film from the night before and maybe next week’s opponent. A member of the staff will talk about key moments and some players we feel played well and why.”

Fans can view the game; ask questions of the coaches, while enjoying free coffee and rolls.

The Coaches Roundtable was a staple for many years under former head coach Ron Wymer.

Wed
19
Aug

Kleve, Tieskoetter to All-Star Series

Kleve, Tieskoetter to All-Star Series

 

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

Each year the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA) hosts an All-Star Series with talented seniors competing in a series of games of players from eastern Iowa vs. those from the western part of the state. 

South Winn had Kody Kleve and Noah Tieskoetter selected to the Small School East Squad.

They were supposed to start the series early in August against the Small School West squad, but the entire series was cancelled for 2020 due to the Covid-19 virus.

Kee High’s Cade Rasque was the only other player from the Upper Iowa Conference selected to the team.

 

 
Wed
19
Aug

XC starts NFV fall season

XC starts NFV fall season

 

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

NFV will begin the 2020 fall sports season when the cross country team cross country competes at the Ed-Co Invite in Edgewood. The first meet of the season will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at the Woods Edge golf Course.

XC will also be in action Thursday, Aug. 27 in Charles City.

Wed
19
Aug

NFV football scrimmage Friday

NFV football scrimmage Friday

 

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

The  annual NFV football team will be on display this  Friday night at the annual Sports Drink Scrimmage.

Fans wanting to get a glimpse of the 2020 TigerHawks need to bring any size bottle of any sports drink to the stadium. 

The drinks are essential for hydration, especially early in the season

The team can go through hundreds of gallons of such drinks, especially with the hot, humid weather this summer.

The scrimmage will begin at 6 p.m. with the freshman taking on the sophomores. The varsity will scrimmage at 7 p.m.

Wed
12
Aug

Middle School sports to start Aug. 24 at South Winn

Middle School sports to start Aug. 24 at South Winn

 

 

South Winneshiek Middle School sports, grades seven and eight, will begin on Monday, Aug. 24.

Volleyball will practice in Ossian at the middle school. For more information contact Glenna Munuswamy.

Cross Country will practice in Calmar at the High School. Students will ride with parents or the shuttle bus. Contact Connie Formanek for more information.

Football will be practicing in Ossian this year at the Middle School. Contact Mike Johnson for more information.

There is no activity bus, students will need to have their own transportation after practices.

 

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