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Wed
07
Sep

Warrior VB off to 2-0 start

 

 

Warrior junior Jaden Schweinefus helped lead South Winneshiek to a pair of wins last week to open the 2016 season. Schweinefus had 12 kills in the team’s 3-0 win over West Central and 10 kills in a 3-2 victory over Crestwood. (Chris DeBack photo)

 

Warrior VB off to 2-0 start

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek volleyball squad got its 2016 season started with a bang, going 2-0 with wins over Crestwood and West Central.

The Warrior girls saw their first action Tuesday, Aug. 30, on the road against Crestwood. South Winn and Crestwood traded wins in the five-set match, but the Warriors ultimately prevailed after taking the final set, 15-11.

Wed
07
Sep

Saints too much for Warriors

 

Senior defensive back Nathan Ward wraps up to make a tackle during South Winneshiek’s 30-20 loss to St. Ansgar on Friday night. Ward had 7.5 tackles on the night and returned a kickoff 95-yards for a Warrior touchdown. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Saints too much for Warriors

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The stage was set Friday night for the Warriors to seek revenge against the team that knocked them out of the playoffs in 2015. Despite a resilient effort, however, South Winn recorded its first loss of the season after falling, 30-20, on the road.

“This was a hard fought contest for our kids,” acknowledged head coach Jason Ohrt following the defeat. “We had some costly turnovers and missed opportunities throughout the second half.”

Wed
07
Sep

West Central challenges Warriors in 3 sets

 

West Central’s Sadie Kuennen saves a point with a diving serve receive save in a home matchup with South Winneshiek on Thursday, Sept. 1.  Chris DeBack photo

 

West Central challenges Warriors in 3 sets

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central Blue Devils girls’ volleyball team may still be in search of its first win of the young season, but it's clear these girls are headed in the right direction.

Wed
07
Sep

XC improves at Oelwein

 

Megan Feldman leads a pack of runners during a recent race. The senior has proven to be a steadying influence on the young TigerHawk cross country team. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

XC improves at Oelwein

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 “Even though it is hard to actually compare week to week since conditions and courses change, there was no doubt that we saw overall improvement across-the-board from our times of last week,” commented head coach Tracy Nuss after his team returned from its meet Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Oelwein.

In a much tougher field of runners, the NFV girls finished seventh in the 15-team field, and five schools did not have full teams. The boys were 12th.

Wed
07
Sep

Poppen, Moss help Decorah win

 

NFV student-athlete Lily Poppen powers her way through the water Thursday in Decorah as she helps the Decorah swim team beat Waterloo East, 143-43, in the Vikings’ only home meet of the season. (photo by Jen Bissel Decorah Newspapers sports)

 

Poppen, Moss help Decorah win

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley athletes Lily Poppen and Cassi Moss helped the Decorah swim team to a resounding 143-43 win over the Waterloo East swim team Thursday in Decorah; it was the only home meet of the season for the Vikings.

Wed
07
Sep

TigerHawk VB opens with win

 

Katrina Mikhailova blocks this attempted spike by Central/Elkader Tuesday, Aug. 30, in West Union. The NFV junior made quite an impact in the home opener, coming off the bench to get five kills and five blocks in the TigerHawks’ four-set victory. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawk VB opens with win

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The North Fayette Valley volleyball team opened its 2016 season with a win over Central/Elkader Tuesday, Aug. 30, in West Union.

Thursday, the TigerHawks passed their first road test, beating a much improved Postville squad in three straight games on the Pirates’ home court. Saturday, NFV won the North Tama Tournament with a 4-1 record.

Wed
07
Sep

TigerHawks win slugfest, 14-3

 

Tate Hovden (8) has a convoy of blockers after picking off a fourth-quarter pass Friday against Waverly Shell-Rock. The senior’s heads-up play stopped a WSR drive and swung momentum back to the TigerHawks. Escorting Hovden on his 16-yard return is (l-r) Blaize Frieden (15), Brandon Wolfe (55), Tanner Kuhens (20) and Logan West (6). (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawks win slugfest, 14-3

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley posted its second consecutive win over a good Class 3A school Friday night in West Union.

The home-opener for the TigerHawks was a real smash-mouth contest as NFV and Waverly-Shell Rock hammered away at each other for 40 minutes before the TigerHawks prevailed, 14-3.

Wed
31
Aug

SW XC surprises in season debut

 

Two of the South Winneshiek girls’ cross country team’s most lethal weapons for the upcoming season are junior Felicity Taylor and senior Josie Kriener (l-r). The duo claimed the top two spots at last week’s Ed-Co Invitational, which helped the Warrior girls to take first in the team race by an impressive 39-point differential. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

SW XC surprises in season debut

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek girls’ and boys’ cross country teams competed Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Ed-Co Invitational in Edgewood for the first time of the 2016 season. The results for both Warrior teams were quite impressive, even surprising the coaches.

Wed
31
Aug

SW shuts out WV in season debut

 

South Winneshiek junior Braxton Smith drops the Wapsie Valley ball carrier on a crucial fourth-down stop at the end of the first half Friday night in Fayette. The (red and white) Warriors defeated the (black and yellow) Warriors, 16-0. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW shuts out WV in season debut

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

It may not have been flashy, but the Warrior football team accomplished its first mission of the season Friday night by defeating Wapsie Valley, 16-0.

“I felt we had a great team effort to start the season,” pointed out head coach Jason Ohrt after the win in a contest played at Upper Iowa University in Fayette. “Our kids overcame a lot of adversity this week and put together a solid performance.”

Wed
31
Aug

WC falls to Vikings in opener

WC falls to Vikings in opener

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central girls’ volleyball team lost its first competition of the season to Edgewood-Colesburg, 3-0, Thursday, Aug. 25.

The Upper Iowa Conference match-up was the first real test of this Blue Devil squad, which doesn’t have the numbers to consistently scrimmage each other in practice.

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