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11
Sep

Waukon girls cross country team opens season with fourth-place finish at Oelwein


Top-10 leader in first meet ... Waukon girls cross country senior Katelyn Benzing sets her own pace at the Indians’ season-opening meet at the Oelwein Invitational Tuesday, September 3. Benzing led the Indians to their fourth-place team finish with her top-10 finish of ninth place in a time of 21:02. Photo by Diana Davison. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon girls cross country team got its 2019 season underway at the Oelwein Invitational, competing against some teams considered highly among their respective classes and having mixed results but ultimately finishing fourth as a team in the large, 15-team field at Oelwein. Ranked sixth among Class 2A teams by the Iowa Association of Track Coaches, the Lady Indians finished three points ahead of Class 2A fourth-rated Jesup but also finished behind Class 1A fourth-rated Denver and two teams considered near the bottom of Class 3A’s most highly regarded teams, including an unranked Center Point-Urbana team that surprised all teams by winning the meet.

The Lady Indians were next scheduled to compete at the Wartburg Invitational hosted by Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, September 10. They will then take part in the Luther College Invitational Saturday, September 14 in Decorah before competing in the Starmont Invitational Tuesday, September 17.

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11
Sep

Waukon boys cross country team begins season short of a varsity team score at Oelwein


Senior leads the way ... Waukon boys cross country senior Logan Houg keeps pace with the competition at the Indians’ season-opening meet at the Oelwein Invitational Tuesday, September 3. Houg led the Indian effort with his 18th-place finish with a clocking of 18:11. Photo by Diana Davison. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon boys cross country team got its 2019 season underway at the Oelwein Invitational Tuesday, September 3. The distance Tribe did not have enough runners to manage a varsity team score at the meet, which was topped by a close battle between fellow Northeast Iowa Conference teams, Decorah and Waverly-Shell Rock.

The Indians were next scheduled to compete at the Wartburg Invitational hosted by Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, September 10. They will then take part in the Luther College Invitational Saturday, September 14 in Decorah before competing in the Starmont Invitational Tuesday, September 17.

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11
Sep

Waukon football team rallies in final minutes, holds off final charge for 26-21 triumph in Class 2A top-10 battle at Crestwood

Touted as high as a #1 vs. #3 match-up by some polls, the Class 2A top-rated Waukon football team’s Friday, September 6 non-district match-up at fellow top-10 and fellow Northeast Iowa Conference squad Crestwood proved to live up to all that hype, coming down to the final minutes and final plays before a winner was decided. Although the Indians had built a 20-7 lead by halftime, they had to recover from a third quarter Cadet uprising and then fight off another threat in the game’s closing seconds to secure the 26-21 triumph.

“I was pleased the kids continued to play hard, even when things were not going our way,” Waukon football coach Chad Beermann said. “It shows we have the talent to do great things, once we get out of our own way with fumbles, penalties and mistakes.”

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11
Sep

Kee football team battles defending State Runner-Up strong in 22-18 loss


Leading tackler and ground gainer ... Kee football sophomore Damon Weber (#10) wraps up a Rockford ballcarrier in the Hawks’ 22-18 home loss to the Warriors Friday, September 6. Weber led the Hawk defense with seven assisted tackles while joining seniors Nate Winters and Cade Rasque in each wrapping up a team-leading five solo tackles. Weber also paced the Hawk ground game with 17 carries for 113 yards and one touchdown. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Although opening the season with a loss a week earlier and facing the daunting task of hosting the defending State Runner-Up, the Kee football team showed no fear at all in battling the Rockford Warriors to just a 22-18 loss Friday, September 6. In fact, the grid Hawks won more than three-fourths of that game, bolting to a 12-0 headstart and holding an 18-16 lead early in the fourth quarter before finally giving up the lead and having some final opportunities at an upset bid turned away.

“The kids stepped up to the challenge put in front of them this week,” Kee football coach Chad Winters said. “Rockford is a quality football team that is going to win a lot of games this year. We failed to capitalize a couple different times deep in their territory that would’ve helped create a different outcome. Those are the things that we have to clean up if we want to beat quality teams.”

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04
Sep

Waukon football team avenges only regular season loss from last year with 36-7 home win over Decorah in season opener


More than 200 yards of offense ... Waukon football senior Dawson Baures pushes away a Decorah defender during a rushing gain in the Indians’ 36-7 home win over the Vikings to start the 2019 season Friday, August 30. Leading the Indian offense, Baures carried the ball 13 times for 128 yards and a touchdown and also caught six passes for 82 yards and another touchdown. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Looking to get their 2019 season off to a better start than the year before, the Waukon football team did just that in avenging its only 2018 regular season loss with a 36-7 home win over fellow Northeast Iowa Conference squad Decorah Friday, August 30 in a non-district season opener for both squads.

Graduating just six seniors from its 10-2 Class 2A State semifinals squad last fall, the veteran Indians established themselves early on the way to a 30-0 headstart late in the second quarter over a Viking squad hit three times as hard by graduation after dealing the grid Tribe a 24-20 season-opening loss last fall.

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04
Sep

Waukon volleyball team gets season started with sweep of Postville


Pushing over a point ... Waukon volleyball senior Morgan Hennessy directs the ball back over the net in the Indians’ three-game sweep of Postville to open their season at home Tuesday, August 27. Hennessy knocked down three winners at the net, including the final kill to secure the Indian match sweep. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon volleyball team got its 2019 season underway in victorious fashion, the Indians sweeping the visiting Postville Pirates in three straight sets at home Tuesday, August 27. The net Tribe established the tone early in the match with a 25-3 triumph in set one before holding off a much greater challenge from Postville in the final sets but pulling off the sweep with wins of 25-17 and 25-16 in sets two and three, respectively.

The Indians were next scheduled to host MFL/MarMac Tuesday, September 3, but a schedule conflict has since moved that match to Tuesday, September 17. They are next scheduled to take the court Tuesday, September 10 at Decorah before playing in the Crestwood Tournament Saturday, September 14.

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04
Sep

Kee girls cross country team places fourth at Edgewood-Colesburg to open 2019 season, Kee boys not able to record any results at first meet


Freshman in the top-15 ... Kee girls cross country freshman Alison Wagner leads this runner at the Edgewood-Colesburg Invitational Tuesday, August 27. In her first varsity meet ever, Wagner placed 15th overall in a time of 23:05. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

The Kee cross country team opened its 2019 season at the Edgewood-Colesburg Invitational Tuesday, August 27. Both the girls and boys teams were missing some of their top-end talent, with the Hawk girls finishing in fourth place and the Hawk boys not having any varsity competitors at the meet but also being rained out of the junior varsity race to not be able to record any results at this first meet of the season.

Recording the only Kee results on the night, the Lady Hawks were limited in having just enough runners, five, to garner a varsity team score. That minimum participation produced a total of 78 team points for the Kee girls, placing fourth overall in the seven-team field, just four points out of third place.

TEAM SCORES
Jesup 48; Starmont 60; Central Elkader 74; KEE 78; Sumner-Fredericksburg 111; North Fayette Valley 129; Dyersville Beckman 184

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04
Sep

Kee football team opens season with 26-6 loss at Riceville

The Kee football team got its 2019 season underway with a 26-6 loss at Riceville in non-district play Friday, August 30. The Hawks allowed the host Wildcats 343 yards of total offense that included just over 300 yards on the ground, from where all four of Riceville’s touchdowns came from to account for nearly half the Wildcat rushing total. Meanwhile, the Kee gridders were only able to amass 112 yards of total offense, with 109 of those coming through the air.

“Giving up two big plays really swung the game in Riceville’s favor,” Kee football coach Chad Winters explained. “We had a chance to make a tackle and didn’t, allowing them to break out and score on a couple long runs, and there was an ill-advised decision on my part to go for it on fourth down inside our own 30 early in the game.”

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28
Aug

Waukon volleyball team looks to build off one of its best records in several seasons during its 2019 campaign


2019 Waukon volleyball team ... Left to right - Front row: Delaney Nagel, Mia Strub, Maddie Ellingson, Emily Bieber, Carissa Bockman; Back row: Head Coach Angela Adney, Shara Cota, Leah Bulman, Berlin Troendle, Margaret Wacker, Morgan Hennessy, Alison Sherman, Assistant Coach Amber Adney. Photo courtesy of Katie Hennessy, Cotécolor Photography.

The Waukon volleyball team will be looking to continue the momentum created by its best season record in more than half a dozen years, as the Tribe netters posted a 17-18-4 overall mark last fall under first-year head coach Angela Adney. The volleyball Indians will return eight young ladies who each took the varsity floor at one time or another throughout last season, mixing that combination of varsity experience with a small handful of first-time varsity contributors to make up the 2019 Waukon Indian volleyball roster.

The Lady Indians played to a 2-4 record in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) match play within their nearly even overall mark last fall, placing them fifth in the final seven-team standings. Those two regular season NEIC dual match wins included one over neighboring rival Decorah and the other over traditional league power Charles City for the first time in quite a few seasons.

Wed
28
Aug

Kee football team returns 15 letterwinners to the gridiron in 2019


2019 Kee football returning letterwinners ... Left to right - Front row: Tyson Cota, Alex Goetzinger, Dylan Peterson, Damon Weber, Buddy Hill, Joey Snitker-Derspina; Back row: Clayton Little, Nate Winters, Ryan Schulte, Cade Rasque, Cameron Olson, Brayden Gavin, Hunter McKee, Mat Gruber. Not pictured: Jaylen Drape. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

The 2019 Kee High School football roster lists 25 young men taking to the gridiron this season in the freshman through senior classes, with just over half of that list returning as varsity letterwinners from last fall’s 2-7 overall campaign for the Hawks. Those 15 veteran returnees include a distribution of seven seniors and five sophomores, with a smaller junior class returning all of its three members with letterwinning experience this season.

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