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27
Nov

Kee girls basketball team begins new era with return of former coach Ben Wagner


2019-2020 Kee girls basketball returning letterwinners ... Left to right - Front row: Kristina Dibert, Ashlyn Seitz, Maggie Weymiller; Back row: Haley Meyer, Jada Mitchell, Makayla Peters, Laura Colsch, Reagan Mudderman. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

2019-2020 Kee girls basketball ... Left to right - Front row: Alaina Bakewell, Jaylyn Walleser, Kristina Dibert, Ashlyn Seitz, Maggie Weymiller, Neva Peterson; Back row: Alison Wagner, Haley Meyer, Jada Mitchell, Makayla Peters, Laura Colsch, Reagan Mudderman. Not pictured: Jaiden Berns. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

The 2019-2020 Kee girls basketball team will include a mixture of new faces and familiarity, as eight young ladies who put in some varsity time last season return but less than half of those returnees bring back any significant contributions to the Lady Hawks’ 14-6 season record last winter. That same kind of mix will also be found in the coaching ranks for the Kee girls program this season, as former Lady Hawk head coach Ben Wagner returns to that helm this season.

Coach Wagner had previously coached the Kee girls program from 1999-2009 before becoming an assistant coach for the Kee boys program from 2010 through completion of the most recently completed season. Furthering his familiarity with the local hardcourt is the fact that Coach Wagner also played his high school basketball in Lansing, including two years at St. George High School and two at Kee.

Wed
27
Nov

Waukon girls basketball team returns one starter in six letterwinners from last year’s “final four” State Tournament team for 2019-2020 campaign


2019-2020 Waukon girls basketball returning letterwinners ... Left to right: Annika Headington, Margaret Wacker, Hailey Regan, Faith Palmer, Alison Sherman, Regan Griffith.

2019-2020 Waukon girls basketball team... Left to right - Front row: Bailey Shafer, Ella Hermeier, Annika Headington, Regan Griffith, Brinley Jones; Back row: Emma Palmer, Alison Sherman, Margaret Wacker, Hailey Regan, Betsy Anderson, Faith Palmer, Maggie Criswell.

The Waukon girls basketball team will be looking to rebuild a bit this season after the graduation loss of a large group of eight seniors who helped guide the Indians to a “final four” finish among Class 3A teams with the bucket Tribe’s first State Tournament qualification in nine seasons. However, that rebuilding will still have a fairly solid foundation upon which to begin reconstruction, as six letterwinners return from last season’s 19-4 campaign.

Among those returning veterans will be three each of seniors and juniors, including First Team All-Conference and Class 3A All-Tournament Team selection Annika Headington, who paced last season’s squad with her 11.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game averages. Joining Headington within those returning veteran ranks are the senior trio of Alison Sherman, Faith Palmer and Hailey Regan, with fellow juniors Regan Griffith and Margaret Wacker rounding out that returning letterwinning mix.

Wed
20
Nov

Sixth Annual Turkey Trot to benefit new tennis courts November 28

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 directly adjacent to the Waukon High School parking lot.

Wed
20
Nov

Waukon football will play for chance at second State Championship in three seasons against OABCIG this Friday

The top-rated and top-seeded Waukon football team has played its way to the Class 2A State Championship game for the third time in the last seven years and the second time in the last three seasons, facing a fourth-seeded OABCIG (Odebolt-Arthur-Battle Creek-Ida Grove) team that will be making its first-ever State Championship appearance in the history of any of the football programs that make up that consolidated program. The Indians come off a 32-14 semifinals win over 11th-seeded Williamsburg and OABCIG defeated third-seeded Algona, 41-32, in a battle of two other undefeated teams. Their championship game will be played this Friday, November 22 at 1 p.m. in the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.

Wed
20
Nov

ON TO THE FINALS!!! Waukon football team advances to Class 2A State Championship game for second time in three years with 32-14 semifinals handling of Williamsburg


Cheering ‘em on while they’re moving on! ... Fans of the Waukon football team give their Indians a standing ovation as they celebrate their 32-14 victory over Williamsburg in the Class 2A State Semifinals Saturday, November 16. The grid Tribe will now play for a chance at it second State Championship in the past three years, taking on another undefeated team, OABCIG, this Friday afternoon, November 22 at 1 p.m. in the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Indian gridders will try to spell out a second State Championship against OABCIG this Friday

The actors were mainly different and the stage was a bit earlier, but the end result was the same - a standing ovation by the Waukon crowd in attendance as their football Indians posted another play-off victory over Williamsburg, 32-14, in their Class 2A State Semifinals game Saturday, November 16 at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.

Wed
20
Nov

Kee football team plays much more competitively than its 2-7 season record

The Kee football team played to a season record of 2-7 during its 2019 campaign, a mark that may not indicate just how competitive the grid Hawks truly were this fall. That overall mark included a 2-5 record in the Hawks’ Eight-Player District 3 schedule that placed Kee sixth in the final eight-team District 3 standings.

More than half of this season’s losses for the Hawks came to teams that qualified for this year’s Eight-Man State Play-Offs, including three from the Hawks’ own District 3. Two of those three fellow district squads played their way into the quarterfinals and District 3 champion Turkey Valley had its best-ever season ended in the semifinals by perennial power and Eight-Player State Championship game qualifier Don Bosco. Kee’s gridders gave half of those State Play-Off qualifiers all they wanted until late in the ballgame.

Wed
20
Nov

Waukon volleyball team plays to 10-20 overall record during 2019 campaign

The Waukon volleyball team played its way to a 10-20 season record during its 2019 campaign, including a 1-5 mark in both the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) dual match season and tournament that placed the net Tribe sixth in the final seven-team standings of each. It was either sweep or be swept on most occasions for the Indians, as all 10 of their match victories came without a single set loss while all but three of their 20 losses came in the reversal of that fortune.

An Oelwein team that won just three sets and no matches this fall was the lone NEIC team the Indians ended up defeating this season, doing so twice to finish ahead of those hapless Huskies in the final league and tournament standings. A total of 13 of this season’s losses came to fellow NEIC squads, including four total losses to Crestwood and a third and season-ending loss to NEIC season champion New Hampton in the opening round of Class 3A regional tournament play.

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.

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