Sports

Wed
13
Nov

Hall of Pride Scrimmage Monday benefits Food Shelf

The Waukon girls basketball program will participate in the Iowa Hall of Pride Scrimmage at Sumner-Fredericksburg High School in Sumner Monday, November 18. A freshman game against the host school will be played at 5 p.m. with junior varsity and varsity games to follow. Admission into the event is one non-perishable food item or a free will donation, all of which will benefit the local food shelf.
 

Wed
13
Nov

Waukon football team comes up with five second half turnovers to pull away from 12-12 halftime knot for 32-12 Class 2A State Play-Off quarterfinals home win over West Liberty


One-handed wonder ends a late threat ... Waukon football senior Dawson Baures goes airborne to snatch a West Liberty pass out of the air and end a Comet drive and threat to the Indian lead early in the fourth quarter of the Tribe’s 32-12 home win in the Class 2A State Play-Off quarterfinals Friday, November 8. In addition to this interception, Baures also wrapped up four solo tackles, caught three passes for 35 yards and carried the ball 24 times for 132 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Grid Tribe advances to third consecutive State semifinals berth, plays Williamsburg this Saturday

Turnovers told the tale of the Waukon football team’s 32-12 home win over West Liberty in the grid Tribe’s Class 2A State Play-Off quarterfinal match-up Friday, November 8. The Indians came up with five second half turnovers to turn over a 12-12 halftime scoreboard knot into 20 unanswered points and turn their play-off fate over to a third consecutive berth in the State semifinals.

“After the game, I told them they were opportunistic, which is something you have to be in football and in life,” Waukon football coach Chad Beermann said. “Take advantage of the opportunities that come to you, and things can turn out well. Our guys were shell-shocked early, but settled down. It was impressive, the way they responded after giving up two scores in less than a minute.”

 

Wed
13
Nov

Waukon football to clash with upset-minded Williamsburg in Class 2A State Play-Off semifinals this Saturday in the Dome

The top-rated and top-seeded Waukon football team will make its way back to the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls for its third consecutive trip to the Class 2A State Play-Off semifinals this Saturday, November 16 to take on 11th-seeded Williamsburg, the team the Indians defeated, 29-0, to win the program’s first-ever football State Championship just two seasons ago in that very same dome. As the undefeated champion of Class 2A District 6, the Raiders put together just a 6-3 regular season record, but have played the role of giant killer in making their way through the Class 2A State Play-Offs, first knocking off fifth-seeded Waterloo Columbus from Waukon’s own District 4 by a 25-8 result and then upsetting second-seeded Clear Lake this past Friday, November 8, 35-21.

Wed
06
Nov

Waukon Wellness Center’s sixth annual Turkey Trot to benefit new tennis courts

The Waukon Wellness Center will be holding its Sixth Annual “Turkey Trot” 5K Run/Walk Thanksgiving Day, November 28 at 8:30 a.m., beginning and ending at the Waukon Wellness Center. The Center is located directly across from Waukon High School at 1220 Third Avenue NW in Waukon.

All runners and walkers are welcome to join in this traditional pre-feast workout. The event is being held this year to help fund the new community tennis court project newly constructed across the street from the Wellness Center near the Waukon High School parking lot.

Wed
06
Nov

Waukon football team overcomes four turnovers with big plays and nearly 500 yards of offense in 52-16 first-round Class 2A State Play-Off home win over Tipton


Reaching one of many goals ... Waukon football senior Dawson Baures bowls over this Tipton defender on his way to reaching for the goal line in the Indians’ 52-16 first-round Class 2A State Play-Off victory over the Tigers at home Friday, November 1. Baures racked up 182 rushing yards and one touchdown on nine carries, averaging 20.2 yards per carry. He also added 59 yards and another touchdown on four pass receptions and ran a kick-off back for an 85-yard touchdown. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon football team ultimately started its journey down another Class 2A State Play-Off road by successfully reaching its initial destination, but not without navigating through some bumps in that road dealt by a Tipton Tiger team that traveled nearly two-and-a-half hours north Friday, November 1. Those bumps included giving away four turnovers while gaining just one of their own, along with a multitude of penalties, but the Indians overcame all of that and then some with big plays of greater than 35 yards resulting in five of the Indians’ seven touchdowns on the way to nearly 500 yards of total offense and an eventual 52-16 first-round State Play-Off victory.

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Wed
06
Nov

Waukon girls cross country team runs to 12th-place finish at State Cross Country Meet


Top-10 Class 2A senior ... Waukon girls cross country senior Katelyn Benzing wrapped up her high school cross country career among the top upperclassmen in Class 2A at this year’s State Cross Country Meet held at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course near Fort Dodge Saturday, November 2, which is no small feat considering the top four Class 2A individuals at this year’s season grand finale were all seniors. Recording the 10th-best finish by a senior in this season’s Class 2A State Meet field, Benzing led the Indians in her final high school race with a 41st-place overall finish in a time of 20:52.0. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The 2019 Waukon girls cross country campaign was brought to a close where all teams yearn to have their season ended, as the Lady Indians competed in their third consecutive Class 2A State Cross Country Meet held Saturday, November 2 at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course near Fort Dodge on a day that was mostly sunny but definitely chilled, and even more so by a stiff breeze at times. Ranked 12th in the final Iowa Track and Field Coaches poll heading into the season grand finale, the distance Tribe made that prophecy ring true, placing 12th in that final 15-team Class 2A field and scoring 262 team points to finish just a single point shy of equaling last season’s 11th-place finish for the Indians.

Wed
06
Nov

Haley Meyer is Class 1A State Runner-Up, leads Kee girls to sixth-place State Meet team finish; Chris Wagner finishes near Class 1A’s top third


Class 1A State Runner-Up ... Pictured in photo above, Kee girls cross country sophomore Haley Meyer receives her second-place medal after being announced as the Class 1A State Runner-Up at this year’s State Cross Country Meet held at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course near Fort Dodge Saturday, November 2. Pictured below, Meyer ran to Class 1A State Runner-Up honors and was the first Class 1A team-scored runner in a new school record time of 18:51.4, outdistancing by three seconds a pack of three other runners pictured in the photo background above that included the fellow Upper Iowa Conference pair of Jalyssa Blazek, a sophomore from Turkey Valley, and Billie Wagner, a freshman from South Winneshiek who had edged Meyer for championship honors at both the Upper Iowa Conference and Class 1A State Qualifying Meets within the last two weeks. Meyer finished just six seconds behind this year’s Class 1A State Champion, Tri-Center Neola junior Peyton Pogge, who is pictured to the right of Meyer in the medal presentation photo at left. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The 2019 State Cross Country Meet proved to be somewhat surprising and bittersweet for the Kee cross country team and many others, as the season grand finale held Saturday, November 2 at a chilly, windswept Lakeside Municipal Golf Course near Fort Dodge provided plenty to cheer about but also some results different than what may have been anticipated, and by more than just the Kee contingency.

The sweetest for the Hawks was nearly as sweet as it can be when Lady Hawk sophomore Haley Meyer ran to Class 1A State Runner-Up honors, just six seconds behind this year’s State Champion. However, with the Lady Hawks ranked third in this season’s final Iowa Track and Field Coaches poll heading into Saturday’s season grand finale, they ended up in sixth place among this season’s Class 1A elite teams.

Wed
30
Oct

Waukon football to open Class 2A State Play-Off journey at home against Tipton this Friday

The top-rated and top-seeded Waukon football team will open its Class 2A State Play-Off journey with a home game this Friday, November 1 against Tipton in a game beginning at 7 p.m. The Tigers hold a 6-3 season record and come out of a tie for the best record, 4-1, in Class 2A District 5 after having their own undefeated district season denied by a 14-13 loss to West Liberty at home this past Friday. With both teams finishing with identical records - West Liberty’s District 5 loss coming to Mount Vernon, Tipton’s loss to those Comets Friday dropped the Tigers to a number-14 seed in the 16-team Class 2A State Play-Off bracket.

Wed
30
Oct

Waukon girls cross country team to compete at State this Saturday

The Waukon girls cross country team has earned a third consecutive trip to the Iowa High School State Cross Country Meet to be run at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course located about seven miles north of Fort Dodge this Saturday, November 2. The State Meet consists of four classes of competition, beginning at 11 a.m. with the Class 4A girls race and proceeding with the Class 4A boys at 11:30 and about every half hour after that with respective girls and boys races for each class. The Waukon girls are scheduled to compete at 1 p.m. and will be looking to improve on their 11th-place team finish from last season’s Class 2A State Meet. The Indians return six of their seven competitors from last season’s State Meet team. They will be occupying Box 21 on the 22-box starting grid. The team and individual awards ceremony for Class 2A is slated to begin at approximately 2:20 p.m.

Wed
30
Oct

Kee girls cross country team on to state!

The Kee girls cross country team has earned a third consecutive trip to the Iowa High School State Cross Country Meet to be run at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course located about seven miles north of Fort Dodge this Saturday, November 2. The State Meet consists of four classes of competition, beginning at 11 a.m. with the Class 4A girls race and proceeding with the Class 4A boys at 11:30 and about every half hour after that with respective girls and boys races for each class. The Kee girls are scheduled to compete at 2 p.m. in their Class 1A race. They return four runners from last season’s fourth-place State Meet team and will start in Box 2 of the 22-box starting grid. Team and individual awards for Class 1A are slated to begin at approximately 3 p.m.
 

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