Sports

Wed
12
Aug

Football is back; scrimmages coming

Jackson Blue pounds the bag with the same authority he uses to move opposing defenders off the line of scrimmage. (Jerry Wadian photos)

 

Football is back; scrimmages coming

 

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

The high school football season got underway Monday, Aug. 10 with the first official day of practice, the same day the Big1G announced it was suspending the sport for this season.

NFV will continue to plan for a full season with a complete preview coming out in the all sports tab on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

There will be an intrasquad scrimmage this Saturday (Aug. 15). Freshmen and sophomores will begin playing at 8 a.m., with the upperclassmen to follow immediately after (about 8:40-9 a.m.

Wed
05
Aug

SW XC starts Monday

SW XC starts Monday

 

South Winn will officially start the cross country season Monday, Aug. 10, at 3:30 p.m. Practices normally run until 5 or 5:30 p.m.

High school runners should meet on the west side of the high school.

Be prepared to follow the current recommendations  from the athletic associations (see related Covid-19 story). 

For further information, feel free to contact varsity coach Kearney at kkkearney@swinn.k12.ia.us or junior high coach Formanek at cformanek@swinn.k12.ia.us

The first meet of the season is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 25 at Edgewood.

Wed
05
Aug

SW fall sports the same, yet different

SW fall sports the same, yet different

 

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

So far, there will be a fall sports season for Iowa high schools. While it will look like the games of last year, there will be some real changes due to the Covid-19 virus.

Both the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSSA) and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) released their respective fall guidance recommendations to confront the pandemic.

As for general guidelines, there will be no handshakes, hugging, chest or fist bumps before, during, or after contests.

In addition, each sport has its own set of specific guidelines.

In football, the biggest single change noticeable in the stands will probably be the mandate to have an officials’ timeout every four minutes on the game clock for players to properly sanitize and hydrate; the timeout will last two minutes. In addition, the breaks between the quarters will also be two minutes long.

Masks are encouraged, but not mandated, but plastic shields are not allowed.

Water is for hydration only, there will be no rinsing of mouths, necks or mouthpieces, and spitting is banned.

Social distancing is urged and teams will have more space on the sideline (extending to the 10-yard lines), and coin tosses will have two officials and one representative per team.

Wed
05
Aug

Fall sports the same, yet different

NFV guard/linebacker Kale Rodgers pounds the heavy bag as the Northeast Iowa Football Camp opened Monday, Aug. 3 on the practice field at NFV. Rodgers is one of the senior ‘workout warriors’ noted for his off-season work in the weight room. (Jerry Wadian Photo)

 

Fall sports the same, yet different

 

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

So far, there will be a fall sports season for Iowa high schools. While it will look like the games of last year, there will be some real changes due to the Covid-19 virus.

Both the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSSA) and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) released their respective fall guidance recommendations to confront the pandemic.

As for general guidelines, there will be no handshakes, hugging, chest or fist bumps before, during, or after contests.

In addition, each sport has its own set of specific guidelines.

In football, the biggest single change noticeable in the stands will probably be the mandate to have an officials’ timeout every four minutes on the game clock for players to properly sanitize and hydrate; the timeout will last two minutes. In addition, the breaks between the quarters will also be two minutes long.

 

Wed
29
Jul

SW football returns . . . with a different schedule

SW football returns . . . with a different schedule

 

Unless things change due to Covid-19, high school football will have a 2020 season. However, the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) has dramatically altered the schedule.

The first day of practice will still be Monday Aug. 10, the first games will still be Friday Aug. 28, and the State finals will still be Nov. 20-21.

However, there will only be a seven-week regular season with the option of playing five, six, or the full seven games. 

South Winn which is in Class 1A, will play the five district teams beginning in week three. The first two weeks are up to the school whether or not they play and who they play.

The playoffs will begin Oct. 16, which was week eight in the old schedule. Now, all teams will qualify for the playoffs; hence the need for a longer playoff series.

Wed
29
Jul

Dream over. 3-1

It wasn’t the ultimate trophy South Winn baseball was dreaming about, but they were able to raise the Participation Trophy for being one of just eight teams in Class 1A to make the State Baseball Tournament in Des Moines. It was the first back-to-back trips to the State Tournament in school history. Helping to raise the trophy are the five seniors (l-r) Noah Tieskoetter, Seth Greve, Carter Wenthold, Kody Kleve, and Jaron Todd. The five have combined for 54 wins over their Warrior careers (Marie Conway)

 

Dream over, 3-1

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

The South Winn baseball team entered the 2020 season with a dream of becoming the first team in school history to make back-to-back appearances at the State Baseball Tournament in Des Moines.

They achieved that dream Tuesday, July 21, in Cresco when they beat Saint Ansgar, 3-0, to avenge their only regular season loss.

However, the dream of becoming the first group of Warriors to advance in a State Tournament died Friday when they fell to Don Bosco, 3-1, in the opening round.

“We knew coming in it would be a close, low-scoring   game,” stated SW head coach Alex Smith. 

The Dons of Gilbertville were making its sixth visit to Des Moines in the past eight years.

The game started with a bang as Don Bosco’s leadoff hitter clubbed a home run on a 0-2 count. 

Undaunted, SW leadoff hitter Noah Tieskoetter singled and Jaron Todd followed with a double. However, Tieskoetter was cut down at the plate on a perfect throw and relay.

Wed
29
Jul

NFV FB camp next week

NFV FB camp next week

 

NFV football camp will run Monday, Aug. 3 through Friday, Aug. 7.

The camp for students in grades 5-12, will run from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

For further information or to access registration forms, go to the NFV football page on Facebook.

Wed
29
Jul

Football returns . . . with a different schedule

Football returns . . . with a different schedule

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

Unless things change due to Covid-19, high school football will have a 2020 season. However, the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) has dramatically altered the schedule.

The first day of practice will still be Monday Aug. 10, the first games will still be Friday Aug. 28, and the State finals will still be Nov. 20-21.

However, there will only be a seven-week regular season with the option of playing five, six, or the full seven games. 

NFV is in Class 2A which will play the five district teams beginning in week three. The first two weeks are up to the school whether or not they play and who they play.

NFV head football coach Justin Heins indicated that the TigerHawks would keep their first two games: against South Winn in Calmar and Sumner-Fredericksburg at home.

Wed
22
Jul

District champ Warriors one away from State

 

It was razor-thin close Saturday night in Calmar as the ball is in the MFL/MM fielder’s glove as  Winn DH Logan Hageman slides into the bag. The call was a quick and emphatic, “Safe,” as the SW sophomore steals his second base of the game.’ The Warriors wound up with seven thefts in the four inning, 15-0 District championship victory. (Jerry Wadian photo) 

 

District champ Warriors one away from State

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

South Winn baseball won both District 6 baseball games last week, giving them the District championship and leaving them just one win away from the State Baseball Tourney at Principal Field in Des Moines.

The Substate 3 game for the right to go to Des Moines was scheduled for Tuesday, July 21, in Cresco. The opponent was Saint Ansgar, the only team to put a blemish on the Warrior’s record this  season. Results of that game will be in next week’s Bee.

South Winn made it to the Substate contest Saturday night by beating visiting MFL/MM, 15-0, in four innings.

Wed
22
Jul

TigerHawk softball stopped by Chicks

NFV shortstop Justine Cowley makes a terrific effort to stop this stolen base Wednesday night against New Hampton in Cresco. The throw was to the third base side. Cowley gloved the toss, spun to her left and made this leaping dive towards the bag. NFV was eliminated from the playoffs with a 12-0 loss in four innings. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawk softball stopped by Chicks

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

New Hampton ended NFV’s softball season Wednesday in Cresco. The Chickasaws used a nine-run fourth to end the game early, 12-0.

The contest started okay for the TigerHawks with leadoff batter Emma Ney nailing a hard-hit single to center; however, NFV couldn’t move her around the bases.

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