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11
Jul

Kee baseball team ends regular season with rare winless week


One hit in relief ... Kee baseball junior pitcher Josh Walleser unleashes a pitch in the Hawks’ 7-3 home loss to New Hampton Friday, July 6. Walleser pitched the final three and two-thirds innings of the contest, giving up just one hit and one unearned run while striking out two batters. Photo by Macie Hill. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

For the first time this season, the Kee baseball team suffered a winless week on the diamond, the Hawks playing three final non-conference opponents on consecutive days late in the week and falling to all three to wrap up their regular season. A three-team event at Riceville Thursday, July 5 saw the Hawks fall to both West Fork, 8-4, and to the host school, 7-6, before Kee finished out its regular season slate with a 7-3 home loss to Class 2A eighth-rated New Hampton Friday, July 6.

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11
Jul

Waukon softball team battles a full seven innings before having season ended by 9-0 first-round regional tournament loss at third-rated Columbus


One final flight ... Waukon senior left fielder Abby Dixon sends a fifth-inning pitch into the outfield for the final hit, not only of the Indians’ 9-0 Class 3A first-round regional tournament loss at third-rated Waterloo Columbus Tuesday, July 3 but also of her high school career. Dixon swatted one of the Tribe’s five singles in the ballgame and also made one catch in the outfield. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon softball team had its 2018 season brought to a close by one of the top teams in the entire state of Iowa, a Class 3A Waterloo Columbus team that sports the state’s best season record at 36-2 and has now gone on to a return trip to the Class 3A State Tournament. However, that 9-0 season-ending loss for the Indians in the opening round of Class 3A Region 5 play at the home of the highly-regarded Sailors didn’t happen without a fight to the finish by the softball Tribe.

The season-ending loss brings the softball Tribe’s 2018 campaign to a close with an 11-19 overall record, including a 6-12 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play that placed the Indians fifth in the final seven-team NEIC standings. Columbus went on to defeat North Fayette Valley, 13-1 in five innings, Friday, July 6 in the regional semifinals and Class 3A 14th-rated Crestwood in the Monday, July 9 regional championship, 5-1, to earn a return trip to the Class 3A State Tournament.

Wed
11
Jul

Waukon baseball team closes out regular season with final NEIC loss, opens postseason with 10-7 victory at home over Osage


Scores, drives in pair of runs ... Waukon senior catcher Abe Schwartz slides safely into third base to beat a tag attempt in the Indians’ 10-7 home win over Osage in the first round of Class 2A District 5 tournament play Saturday, July 7. Schwartz drove in two runs and scored two more in the win. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon baseball team ended its regular season and began its postseason on opposite ends of the win-loss spectrum this past week, wrapping up a regular season record of 10-21 that included a 2-16 mark in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) that placed the Indians in a sixth-place tie with a Crestwood team they had beaten two of three times this season for their only NEIC victories. The end to the regular season saw the Indians falls at home to Oelwein, 10-2, Monday, July 2 in a game that was the postponed second half of a June 20 doubleheader.

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11
Jul

Kee softball team wins first two regional tests, has hopes of a Class 1A State Tournament “three-peat” derailed by ninth-rated Lisbon in eight-inning battle


Two runs scored, four driven in ... Kee softball junior shortstop Makayla Walleser rounds second base in the Hawks’ 11-0 home victory over Central Elkader in the Class 1A Region 4 quarterfinals Tuesday, July 3. Walleser scored a pair of runs and also drove in four more in that quarter-final round victory. Photo by Macie Hill. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

No team could do it in Kee softball’s previous 14 postseason games.

Only two teams had done it in the softball Hawks’ previous 23 postseason games - one of those teams being a State Champion.

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06
Jul

Kee softball wins eight-inning nail-biter on final play

The top-rated Kee softball team earned its fifth consecutive trip to the Class 1A regional finals by pulling out an eight-inning nailbiter on the final play Friday, July 6 at home against Central City in the Class 1A Region 4 semifinals. In the bottom of the eighth inning with the score tied 1-1, junior Ashlyn Seitz (batting for sophomore Makayla Peters) hit a pinch-hit lead-off single to right field that then got by the Central City right fielder and allowed her to advance to second base. After a Kee strike-out, senior Nicki Wood laid a bunt down the third base line that was scooped up but the throw to first scooted into the outfield, allowing Peters (who had re-entered the game after Seitz's hit) to score the winning run and advance the Hawks on to the regional finals Monday, July 9 at home against ninth-rated Lisbon, 4-2 semifinal winners over 14th-rated Calamus-Wheatland.

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05
Jul

Kee baseball team’s four wins in five games include sweep of final league trio to wrap up second-place Upper Iowa Conference finish

The Kee baseball team posted four wins in five games this past week to clinch a second-place finish in the final Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) standings. The Hawks started the week with a sweep of their final three UIC games, including wins of 12-1 in six innings and 13-0 in five innings at MFL/MarMac Monday, June 25 and 11-2 at North Fayette Valley Wednesday, June 27 in the second half of a June 18 doubleheader postponed by stormy weather. Kee then fell at Class 3A Crestwood Thursday, June 28 by a 7-5 count before finishing the week with an 8-5 non-conference win over Dunkerton Friday, June 29 in a game played at Upper Iowa University in Fayette.

The Hawks’ 16-8 overall record includes a final Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) mark of 12-2 that ended up placing them second in the final UIC standings behind the only league team to beat them this year, Class 1A eighth-rated South Winneshiek, who won the UIC crown with a 13-1 record.

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05
Jul

Waukon baseball team wins non-conference pair, falls in trio of NEIC contests

The Waukon baseball team sandwiched a pair of non-conference victories between Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) defeats this past week to win two of five games played on four consecutive nights. The baseball Tribe opened the week with a doubleheader loss at Class 2A seventh-rated New Hampton Tuesday, June 26 by scores of 3-0 and 12-4 before posting back-to-back non-conference victories of 24-4 at Starmont Wednesday, June 27 and 10-0 in five innings at home over Postville Thursday, June 28. The Indians wrapped up the week with an 8-0 loss at home against Crestwood Friday, June 29.

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05
Jul

Waukon softball team ends regular season with book-end victories

The Waukon softball team wrapped up its regular season schedule this past week with book-end victories, winning three of seven games in a very busy final week of 2018 regulation play. That week started with a 7-4 Indian victory at home over Decorah Monday, June 25 in a game postponed from the second half of a June 20 doubleheader before the Tribe fell in back-to-back Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheaders by scores of 15-3 and 11-4 at home against New Hampton Tuesday, June 26 and 2-1 and 10-0 in six innings at Class 3A 14th-rated Crestwood Thursday, June 28. The softball Tribe wrapped up its busy week and regular season with a doubleheader sweep at Oelwein Friday, June 29, winning by scores of 12-10 and 5-4 in eight innings.

Thu
05
Jul

Kee softball team wins fifth consecutive and third perfect UIC championship, extends conference win streak to 60 games and wins three of four at Don Bosco Tournament

The Kee softball team reigns supreme over the Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) for the fifth consecutive year, closing out its 2018 season with three final doubleheader sweeps this past week to claim its third consecutive undefeated UIC crown and extend its current league win streak to 60 consecutive games dating back to a lone Upper Iowa Conference loss to North Fayette Valley during the 2015 season. This season’s unblemished UIC mark of 16-0 continued to be compiled in dominating fashion again this season, as the Kee girls outscored their league opponents by a combined 205-3 result but did not get a chance to face North Fayette Valley in UIC play this summer after an already postponed June 20 doubleheader was again called off due to weather this past Tuesday, June 26 and has no room to be made up due to postseason tournament play already getting underway this week.

Wed
27
Jun

Waukon baseball team comes close in winless week of seven games, five vs. top-10


Sophomore right fielder Dawson Baures is shown defending his position in the Indians’ 3-1 home loss to Oelwein Wednesday, June 20. Baures chased down a pair of fly balls in right field for two put-outs, such as this one in foul territory also in the first inning. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon baseball team played through a winless week, coming within a run or two in nearly half of this week’s games to almost produce a much different result for the week. A full slate of five Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) contests all ended up shy of the win column, including a 15-6 loss at home to Class 3A eighth-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Monday, June 18, a doubleheader loss suffered at home to Class 3A ninth-rated Decorah by scores of 13-0 in five innings and 14-2 in six frames Tuesday, June 19, a 3-1 home loss to Oelwein Wednesday, June 20 and a 3-1 loss at Decorah Friday, June 22. The Tribe was then swept in two games in its own Jeff Houg Tournament Saturday, June 23, falling to Class 1A eighth-rated South Winneshiek, 9-2, and then to Kee by just a 15-14 final result.

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