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Wed
16
Dec

TigerHawk boys down Chicks

 

All the opposing bench can do is watch as NFV forward Spencer Heyer starts his drive to the hoop for two points in recent action. The junior scored 25 points last week, including 16 in Saturday’s win at New Hampton. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawk boys down Chicks

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley boys’ basketball team ended a rough week of basketball on the road by beating New Hampton, 62-49, Saturday on the Chickasaws’ home court.

Earlier in the week, the TigerHawks lost to Class 3A Independence, 53-35, on Monday, Dec. 7, and to UIC favorite MFL/MM, 57-54, on Friday.

Wed
16
Dec

Baumler brothers tops at SW

 

Jordan Baumler starts to roll his New Hampton opponent onto his back during second-round action Saturday in Calmar. Baumler won the round by fall in 1:21. The NFV sophomore threw all three foes during the tourney as he won the 220 pound class. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Baumler brothers tops at SW

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Brothers Nick and Jordan Baumler each brought home titles at Saturday’s South Winn Invitational in Calmar.

Nick, the senior, won the crown at 182 while younger brother Jordan, a sophomore, won the 220 title.

Wed
09
Dec

Warriors garner gold

Warriors garner gold

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Warrior wrestling team did not disappoint in their 2015 debut Saturday, taking home the hardware for the top team at the Chris Davis Wrestling Tournament at Wapsie Valley.

“I was very pleased with how we started the season,” said a joyful coach Jake Elsbernd following the action. “It was a team effort. To be able to place all 13 wrestlers is a pretty big accomplishment.”

Not only did the Warriors place all 13 on the podium, ten of those wrestlers placed in the top four.

Wed
09
Dec

SW boys off to solid start

 

Warrior big man Logan Schweinefus (44) locks down the Crestwood defender moments before forcing a turnover during Thursday night’s loss to the Cadets in Calmar. The South Winn senior a pair of steals in Thursday’s game and was responsible for eight points and seven boards in the team’s Friday night win over Postville. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW boys off to solid start

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Warrior boys didn’t start the season the way that they had hoped, dropping a tough matchup to Crestwood. The boys were able to quickly rebound, however, picking up win number one the following night against Postville.

Wed
09
Dec

Warrior girls notch first win

 

South Winn senior Brinley Leibold drives to the basket during the Warriors’ 24-22 loss to Crestwood. Leibold grabbed eight rebounds in Thursday’s game to lead the team. The following night, she was responsible for 12 points and six boards in South Winn’s 53-51 win over Postville. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior girls notch first win

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek girls’ basketball team rebounded from its second loss of the season at the hands of Crestwood by notching its first win of the season in a nail-biter with the Postville Pirates.

Wed
09
Dec

WC wins season opener over Postville

 

West Central senior Dustin Gordon attacks the basketball against two Postville players in a 60-41 conference win over the Pirates on Tuesday, Dec. 1

 

WC wins season opener over Postville

 

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Rustiness and jitters are things every team has to overcome in a season opener. It took the West Central boys’ basketball team (1-0) a quarter to shake that away in a 60-41 conference win over the Postville Pirates (0-1) on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Wed
09
Dec

Blue Devils fall in season opener

 

West Central sophomore Mary Michels attempts to attack a double team late in the fourth quarter in a 53-36 loss to the Postville Pirates on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

 

Blue Devils fall in season opener

 

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The West Central Blue Devils girls’ basketball team opened its season with a 53-36 conference loss to the Postville Pirates on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Postville jumped out to a quick lead in the first quarter, scoring 12 unanswered points before the Blue Devils finally got on the board. Head coach Emily Novotny explained that he Blue Devils weren’t ready for two quick Postville guards.

Wed
09
Dec

NFV girls off to strong start

North Fayette Valley's Rebecca Miller maneuvers among all five Viking players on her way to the rim. The senior helped the TigerHawks notch the win in their first game of the season. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV girls off to strong start

 

 

 

By Zakary Kriener

The North Fayette Valley girls began their 2015 basketball season on a positive note, winning two of their first three games over Edgewood-Colesburg and New Hampton. 

The lone loss of the past week came at the hands of a very strong Turkey Valley team. 

Wed
09
Dec

TigerHawks dominate in 2 wins

 

TigerHawk senior Austin Callahan goes hard to the hoop during the team’s 53-34 win in the season-opener at home against Edgewood-Colesburg. The post notched 16 points and a team-high seven rebounds to go along with an astronomical eight blocks in the game. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawks dominate in 2 wins

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The North Fayette TigerHawk boys’ basketball team got its 2015-16 season started with a bang, notching a pair of wins in its first two games of the season. The boys ushered in the new season at home Tuesday night, Dec. 1, by dismantling the Vikings of Edgewood-Colesburg en route to a 52-34 win. 

Wed
09
Dec

TigerHawks crown two champs in Independence

 

On Saturday, Dec. 5, NFV’s Nick Baumler (left) won the 182 pound division by major decision, 13-5, over Hampton-Dumont’s Logan Chipp at the Independence Tournament Saturday, Dec. 5.

 

TigerHawks crown two champs in Independence

 

 

Two North Fayette Valley wrestlers started their season with championships at the Independence Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Nick Baumler won the 182 pound weight class when he defeated Hampton-Dumont’s Logan Chipp by major decision, 13-5. Before taking the crown, Baumler breezed through his competition, pinning his first opponent, Logan Hagmeier of Linn-Mar, in 2:41 and then beating Preston LaGrange of Cedar Rapids-Prairie with a 13-6 decision.

Nick’s brother, Jordan, won the heavyweight title in overtime by sudden victory, 3-1, over Crestwood’s Jacob Knutson. For the most part Baumler cruised to the title round, pinning Alburnett’s Jake Langhoff in 1:18 and beating Alex Heisdorffer of Cedar Rapids-Prairie by major decision, 10-2.

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