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19
Sep

Waukon football team avenges last season’s lone loss with 40-21 triumph at Cascade

Returning to the scene of the only crime in last season’s Class 2A State Championship run, it was the Waukon football team that stole some early possessions and certainly took away the game’s early momentum in rolling to a 40-21 victory at Cascade Friday, September 14. The host Cougars provided the only blemish - a 20-25 road loss - on the Indians’ best-ever season and run to the Class 2A crown last fall, but the champions of the grid Tribe’s Class 2A District 4 last season have dropped to Class 1A this fall and certainly had no answer for a 28-0 Indian headstart that featured capitalization on two of three early turnovers and another balanced grid Tribe attack that led the Indians to a 40-21 victory.

Wed
19
Sep

Waukon volleyball team wins three of five, bows out in semifinals of home tournament


Blasting it by ... Waukon volleyball junior Rebecca Thorstenson swats an attack past a defender during the Waukon Tournament Saturday, September 15. The Indians posted a 3-2 record at the tournament, being eliminated in the tournament semifinals. 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 had just one event on its schedule this past week, its own home invitational tournament Saturday, September 15. Had Spring Grove, MN not been invited to that event, the Tribe netters apparently would have claimed their own tournament crown, as the only two losses the Indians suffered Saturday were both to Spring Grove in straight sets as the Lions, instead, played their way to this season’s tournament championship, defeating the Tribe both in their four-team pool match and again in the semifinals of the tournament’s championship bracket on the way to Spring Grove also defeating MFL/MarMac, 21-8 and 21-13, in the tournament championship game to finish undefeated on the day.

Wed
19
Sep

Kee football team can’t tame Wildcats in 60-12 home loss to undefeated Central City


Wrapped up by Wallesers ... Kee football senior brothers Josh Walleser (left) and Dylan Walleser (right) combine their efforts to bring down this Central City ballcarrier in the Hawks’ 60-12 home loss to the Wildcats Friday, September 14. The two each wrapped up a solo tackle for loss of yardage and three assisted tackles as well, Dylan Walleser leading Kee’s defensive effort with five solo tackles and Josh Walleser adding two more. 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.

The Kee football team knew it would have its hands full heading into its Friday, September 14 home game with a Central City team that was undefeated, was averaging just under 60 points per game and featured one of the state’s leading rushers in senior Trey Holub with a per carry average of just over 24 yards per carry. Although the football Hawks held Holub nearly a third below his per carry average, he still managed to rack up 139 yards of offense and three touchdowns while getting considerable help from his teammates in finishing right near the Wildcats’ scoring average with a 60-12 Kee defeat.

Wed
19
Sep

Kee volleyball team opens home schedule with Upper Iowa Conference loss to North Fayette Valley, plays through winless Waukon Tournament


Senior swing ... Kee volleyball senior Michelle Walleser fires away for an attack in the Hawks’ home Upper Iowa Conference match loss to North Fayette Valley Thursday, September 13. The Hawks won the opening set, 25-23, but had the next three taken away from them by scores of 10-25, 22-25 and 15-25. 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.

The Kee volleyball team played through a winless week of competition, remaining in search of its first Upper Iowa Conference win of the season before being swept in a weekend tournament. The Hawks first opened their home volleyball schedule with a loss in four sets to Upper Iowa Conference foe North Fayette Valley Thursday, September 13 and then had three consecutive matches taken away from them in two straight sets each for a relatively short day at the Waukon Tournament Saturday, September 15.

Sporting a 2-13 match record on the season, the volleyball Hawks were next scheduled to play at Central Elkader Tuesday, September 18 before hosting West Central Thursday, September 27. Kee’s netters will then pull double duty with a road date at Clayton Ridge Tuesday, October 2 before playing at home against West Central Thursday, October 4.

Wed
19
Sep

Kee cross country girls third, boys 20th at loaded Starmont Invitational; Lady Hawks win smaller Central Elkader Invitational and boys finish fourth


Closes out team scoring ... Kee girls cross country freshman Reagan Mudderman leads a Starmont runner at the Starmont Invitational Tuesday, September 11. Mudderman completed the Hawks’ team scoring at the meet, finishing 49th for overall team scoring in 23:29. 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.

The Kee cross country teams had their busiest week of the season, competing in a pair of meets within a couple days of one another. One of those meets was likely the largest the Hawks will compete in during the regular season, the Starmont Invitational Tuesday, September 11, where the Kee girls finished third and the Kee boys placed 20th. The Hawks then took part in the Central Elkader Invitational Thursday, September 13, the Lady Hawks returning to the top of that meet field and the Kee boys finishing fourth.

The Hawks were next scheduled to compete at the Waukon Invitational Tuesday, September 18. Kee will then participate in the Jesup Invitational Tuesday, September 25.

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Wed
12
Sep

Tuesday Night Men’s League Champions...

The Tuesday Night Men’s League at the Waukon Golf and Country Club completed its season with a championship match between the team of Kyle Halverson/Robert Campbell (pictured left to right above) and the team of Dan Headington/Kris Krueger. The Halverson/Campbell team won the final play-off match with a two-hole sudden play-off to become the 2018 Men’s League Champions. Seventeen two-man teams competed in the Tuesday Night Men’s League at the Country Club. The Men’s League has been held each summer at the Country Club since 1977. The season is made up of eight weeks of team matches between three different divisions, including match and medal play. Play-off qualifiers were involved in a five-week play-off. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
12
Sep

Kee girls win North Fayette Valley meet by claiming half of meet’s top-10 including another Brennan, Meyer top-end sweep; Kee boys finish fifth


Stride for stride ... Kee girls cross country senior Makayla Walleser battles stride for stride with this MFL/MarMac runner at the North Fayette Valley Invitational Thursday, September 6 at West Union. Walleser finished 17th overall in a time of 24:07.42. 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.

Holds him off ... Kee boys cross country senior Ryan Whalen races toward the finish line with this determined Postville runner on his trail at the North Fayette Valley Invitational held Thursday, September 6 at West Union. Whalen was able to hold off the Pirate challenger by just over half a second, finishing 45th overall in a time of 23:07.32. 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.

The Kee cross country teams finally returned to the race course after more than two weeks idle from competition, with the Lady Hawks returning right to the top of their team race and the Hawk boys placing fifth in their first team-scored race of the season at North Fayette Valley Thursday, September 6. The Hawks sat completely idle two weeks ago when the August 28 Oelwein Invitational and August 30 Charles City meet addition were both canceled due to weather, and then had the Tuesday, September 4 Clayton Ridge Invitational also canceled before finally being able to compete at North Fayette Valley.

Wed
12
Sep

Waukon volleyball team defeats Decorah, wins four matches to finish third at Kepros Invite


Team-high nine kills ... Waukon volleyball senior Brigid Berns swings away in the Indians’ three-set home sweep of Decorah Tuesday, September 4. Berns pounded out a team-high nine kills and also recorded five digs and two assists in the match. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Bulman blasts ... Waukon volleyball junior Leah Bulman unloads on an attack in the Indians’ three-set home sweep of Decorah Tuesday, September 4. Bulman hammered out four kills in the match and also had one ace serve and three digs. 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 Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) season off to a successful start this past week before playing in a weekend tournament in Cresco. The Indian netters swept Decorah in three sets to open both their NEIC and home season Tuesday, September 4 before winning four of six matches to finish third at the annual Kepros Tournament hosted by Crestwood High School in Cresco Saturday, September 8.

The volleyball Indians will now prepare to host their own home tournament this Saturday, September 15, details of which appear in a shaded box elsewhere on these Sports pages. The Tribe netters will then host Oelwein Tuesday, September 18 and will then host New Hampton Monday, September 24 before traveling to Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, September 25.

Wed
12
Sep

Waukon football team racks up over 500 yards of offense in 46-21 win at New Hampton

The Waukon football team continued its early-season non-district schedule against fellow Northeast Iowa Conference teams, traveling to New Hampton Friday, September 7. Although the two squads have waged war in some classic battles with postseason implications in recent years, this latest match-up was anything but that as the Indians rolled to a 46-21 victory over a New Hampton squad they eliminated in last season’s play-off run but whose now 0-3 season record provides evidence that it has obviously not rebounded from last year’s graduation loss as well as the Indians.

Wed
05
Sep

Kee football team falls at Rockford, 70-14, in final non-district game

The Kee football team made one of its longer road trips Friday, August 31 when the Hawks traveled to Rockford for their final non-district game of the 2018 season. The senior-led host Warriors had racked up a 74-18 victory in their first game of this season on the strength of a high-powered running game, and that trend proved to continue as the Hawks were dealt a 70-14 defeat.

That Rockford ground game chewed up 415 yards against the Hawk defense, with all but two of the Warriors’ nine touchdowns coming on the ground. The Rockford senior tandem of Kaden Lyman and Jacob Staudt accounted for 141 and 273 yards, respectively, ending up with averages of 17.6 and 30.3 yards per carry in the contest, with Staudt racking up five touchdowns along the way.

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