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10
Feb

Blue Devils hang tough with Postville

 

West Central’s Mary McDonough fights for a rebound with North Fayette Valley’s Helena Fantz during a, 73-33, loss to the TigerHawks on Friday, Feb. 5. McDonough finished with four points and four rebounds. 

 

Blue Devils hang tough with Postville

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central girls’ basketball team fell in two conference matchups last week with a home loss to Postville, 48-36, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, and a road loss to North Fayette Valley, 73-33, on Friday.

The Blue Devils played Postville tight in the first half. Each team mustered nine points in the first quarter; however, the Pirates scored 10 to the Blue Devils’ six in the second quarter. It was a third-quarter breakdown by the Blue Devils that led to the 12-point loss. The Pirates scored a game-high 22 points in the third quarter to just 11 points by West Central.

Wed
10
Feb

Blue Devils split conference matchups

 

West Central’s Dustin Gordon grabs one of his six rebounds during a 74-53 loss to North Fayette Valley on Friday, Feb. 5. Gordon scored a team-high 18 points in the loss.

 

Blue Devils split conference matchups

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Blue Devils split conference matchups

 

Chris DeBack

cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The West Central boys’ basketball team split two conference matchups last week with a 48-34 home win over the Postville Pirates on Tuesday, Feb. 2, and a 74-53 road loss to the North Fayette Valley TigerHawks on Friday.

Senior Ethan Fink nabbed his fifth double-double of the season against the Pirates when he grabbed 13 rebounds and scored 13 points on 6-of-10 from the field in the victory. Dustin Gordon, who is the only other Blue Devil to score a double-double this season, had a team-high 21 points, shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc.

Wed
10
Feb

TigerHawk boys topple West Central

 

Spencer Heyer sails between a pair of Blue Devils to score two of his 18 points in NFV’s 74-53 win over visiting West Central. The TigerHawk junior added a dozen rebounds to complete the double-double. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawk boys topple West Central

 
 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

After not practicing for over two days due to the snowstorm that hit the area Tuesday, Feb. 2, the North Fayette Valley boys’ basketball team showed a lot of rust Thursday in Charles City, losing to the Comets, 65-40.

However, the TigerHawks bounced back Friday at home with a 74-53 win over West Central.

Wed
10
Feb

Girls' BB wins 2 more

 

In addition to hitting a couple of first-quarter treys, NFV’s Megan Niewoehner attacks the basket, splitting two West Central defenders in the TigerHawks’ 73-33 victory. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Girls' BB wins 2 more

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley girls’ basketball team won both games last week to up their record to 10-9 overall and 7-5 in the UIC.

Thursday, the TigerHawks beat Charles City, 56-42, on the road, and the next night NFV won a Parents’ Night game over West Central, 73-33.

Wed
10
Feb

NFV bowlers bow to V-S

NV bowlers bow to V-S

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley bowling teams ran into two of the best teams in the state Friday in Vinton, as the TigerHawk boys lost, 2821-2301, and the girls fell, 2467-1733.

Wed
10
Feb

TigerHawks send 4 to Districts

 

The North Fayette Valley crowd at Saturday’s Sectional Wrestling Tournament in Decorah pulls to its right in support of Kelvin Guyer as he rallies from a three-point deficit in the final period to win a thriller, 11-10. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawks send 4 to Districts

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette will send four wrestlers to the District Tournament Saturday in Independence. District action is two rounds with any necessary wrestlebacks. Two of the four wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 18-20.

Action in Independence on Saturday will begin at noon; admission is $6, and there will be a concession stand.

The Class 2A Sectional Tournament in Decorah on Saturday proved to be as tough as expected. New Hampton, ranked first in the class, won. Crestwood, also highly ranked, placed second, just 5.5 points ahead of surprising Oelwein. The TigerHawks finished fifth, but managed to send a champion and three runners-up to District action.

Wed
03
Feb

Warrior boys go .500 for the week

 

Senior Cole Schmitt harasses a North Fayette Valley player on an inbounding play during Tuesday night’s (Jan. 26) game. Schmitt tallied three points and a steal in the Warrior loss, but helped South Winn rebound Friday night with a win over Edgewood-Colesburg. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior boys go .500 for the week

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Warrior boys continue to put up solid numbers as they moved to 12-6 on the season, beating Edgewood-Colesburg and falling to a tough North Fayette Valley team.

Wed
03
Feb

SW girls struggle in home stretch

 

South Winn junior Christina Nesvik delivers a pass during the team’s matchup with the TigerHawks of North Fayette Valley Tuesday night (Jan. 26). Nesvik had a career-high six points later in the week against the Edgewood-Colesburg Vikings. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW girls struggle in home stretch

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

As the South Winneshiek girls began a five-game home stand to close out the 2015-16 regular season, the Warriors struggled to capitalize on home court advantage. The girls dropped all three of their games over the past week, including losses to North Fayette Valley, Edgewood-Colesburg, and New Hampton.

Wed
03
Feb

SW crowns two UIC champs

 

South Winneshiek’s Jacob Ling has the headlock on tight as he picks up back points during his 8-6 win in sudden victory overtime against the 138 pound no. 1 seed. Ling went on to take second in the tournament and was one of seven Warriors to wrestle in the championship round. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW crowns two UIC champs

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The Warriors hosted the Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) Tournament in Calmar Saturday, placing third overall in the team standings behind champion MFL/MarMac and runner-up North Fayette Valley.

The day was highlighted by a pair of Warriors who stood at the top of the podium at the tournament’s end. Sophomore Felicity Taylor took the 106 pound title after picking up a win by fall in the championship match, making her the first-ever girl to win a UIC wrestling title.

Wed
03
Feb

Decorah swimmers 2nd

Decorah swimmers 2nd

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

NFV swimmers Justin Kueker and Matt Appler helped their Decorah swim team to second place in Saturday’s North Central Conference Meet in Grinnell. The Vikings managed the feat with no first-place finishes, but amassed 322.5 points by placing second, third and fourth in many different events.

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