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Wed
06
Feb

Waukon girls basketball team downs Charles City and Oelwein with little trouble


Looking to assist ... Waukon girls basketball senior Ally Goltz looks to make a pass inside in the Indians’ 66-27 home win over Charles City Friday, February 1. Goltz finished the game with three assists. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

After a week without school and nearly a week without basketball competition, the Waukon girls basketball team completed a busy final weekend of the regular season, playing a pair of Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) contests and adding them both to the win column. The Indians first handled a winless Charles City team with relative ease, 66-27, at home Friday, February 1 before doing likewise at Oelwein Saturday, February 2, 52-22, in a game rescheduled from January 18.

Wed
06
Feb

Kee boys basketball team suffers pair of Upper Iowa Conference losses

The Kee boys basketball team had a busy scheduled start to this past week, instead, turn out to be a busy end to it, as two games early in the week had to be postponed due to winter weather. The Hawks finally opened the week’s competition with a 64-52 home loss to MFL/MarMac Friday, February 1 before also falling in a Saturday, February 2 road date at Turkey Valley, 61-43, in a game rescheduled from both January 22 and then Monday, January 28. Kee’s Tuesday, January 29 home game with North Fayette Valley was postponed to this Thursday, February 7.

Wed
06
Feb

Waukon bowling teams sweep Denver at home


Seniors contribute to Indian effort ... The Waukon girls bowling senior pair of Emma Roe (photo above) and Megan O’Neill (photo below) send a roll down the alley in the Indians’ 1968-1776 home win over Denver Friday, February 1. O’Neill bowled a 302 series made up of 132 and 170 games and Roe turned in game totals of 119 and 99 for a 218 series. Standard photos by Joe Moses. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Leads the way ... Waukon boys bowling sophomore Noah Schellsmidt paced the Indian effort in their 2555-2260 home win over Denver Friday, February 1. Schellsmidt rolled a team-high game total of 212 and a 156 for a 368. Standard photo by Joe Moses. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

After sitting idle for two consecutive weeks, the Waukon boys and girls bowling teams finally resumed action Friday, February 1 with their Parents Night home match against Denver. Both the girls and boys squads made the most of that display in front of their parents, sweeping the visiting Cyclones by a 1968-1776 count for the girls and a 2555-2260 result for the boys.

Wed
06
Feb

Senior Miles Hansmeier wrestles his way to District Tournament with runner-up finish to lead Waukon wrestling team to sixth-place team finish at Sectionals


Runner-up finish advances him ... Waukon wrestling 145-pound senior Miles Hansmeier controls North Fayette Valley junior Joel Grimes on the way to a 6-2 win by decision in their Class 2A Sectional 10 Tournament semifinals match Saturday, February 2 at Decorah. Hansmeier wrestled to a runner-up finish at the Sectional Tournament to earn advancement to this Saturday’s District Tournament for the right to battle for State Tournament qualification. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The 2018-2019 wrestling season came to a close for all but this season’s lone senior as the Waukon wrestling team competed at the Class 2A Sectional Tournament hosted by Decorah High School Saturday, February 2. Senior Miles Hansmeier wrestled to a runner-up finish at 145 pounds to continue his season and career with advancement to this Saturday’s Class 2A District Tournament at Independence, beginning at 12 noon. Further details of Hansmeier’s next round of competition appear elsewhere on these same Sports pages in the February 6 print and e-edition of the The Standard.

Tue
29
Jan

Waukon girls basketball team falls to Crestwood, 56-53, in battle of NEIC leaders


Provides a spark ... Waukon girls basketball sophomore Margaret Wacker takes the ball hard to the basket and draws a foul on 6’3” Crestwood junior Sharon Goodman in the Indians’ 56-53 home loss to the Cadets Saturday, January 26. Wacker scored seven points, five of them book-ending a 10-0 Waukon run that tied the game with just under two minutes left to play, and she also posted two rebounds and four steals. 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 basketball team was only able to play one of its two scheduled games from this past week, being dealt a step backward in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) season championship hunt with a loss in that match-up between two of the NEIC’s three single-loss teams at home against Crestwood Saturday, January 26. That game had originally been scheduled for Tuesday, January 22 but was postponed due to winter weather, the Indians battling back furiously from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter but coming up short in the end, 56-53.

Tue
29
Jan

Waukon boys basketball team suffers pair of slower middle quarters in falling at Crestwood by a 60-50 final result to remain in search of first win in NEIC play

The Waukon boys basketball team ended up with just one ballgame this past week, having a Friday, January 25 Northeast Iowa Conference match-up at Waverly-Shell Rock postponed by winter weather to Monday, February 4. The game the basketball Tribe was able to play ended up being a postponement from Tuesday, January 22 at Crestwood, and when the two teams matched up Saturday, January 26 the Indians had a nearly five-minute scoreless streak turn a second half lead into an eventual 60-50 Tribe defeat.

Now holding a 4-10 season record, the basketball Tribe was next scheduled to play at Spring Grove, MN Monday, January 28 before hosting Prairie du Chien, WI Tuesday, January 29 and then playing at Charles City Friday, February 1. Those games with Spring Grove and Prairie du Chien have been canceled due to winter weather and will not be made up.

Tue
29
Jan

Kee girls basketball team comes up just shy, 38-36, at Central Elkader

The only game played by the Kee girls basketball team this past week proved to be a blow to the hopes of the Lady Hawks defending their Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) championship from last season, as the Kee girls fell a bit behind early at Central Elkader Friday, January 25 and had a valiant comeback effort in the second half come up just short for a 38-36 loss to the host Warriors. The loss drops the Hawks to a 13-3 season record that includes a now 10-2 UIC mark to currently stand in second place behind a yet UIC-undefeated MFL/MarMac team that still has five UIC games yet to play, including a date in Kee’s home gym this Friday, February 1.

The Kee girls were slated to also host MFL/MarMac Friday, February 1 before supposedly wrapping up their regular season with a Tuesday, February 5 home game with West Central, pending those other postponements. The Hawks will then begin Class 1A regional tournament play Tuesday, February 12.

Tue
29
Jan

Kee boys basketball team wins at Central in between pair of losses


To the hoop ... Kee boys basketball freshman Tyson Cota drives to the basket in the Hawks’ 44-31 home loss to Seneca, WI Monday, January 21. Cota finished the game with one steal. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee boys basketball team ended up with a fairly busy week of three games, actually having another one on its schedule but having that Tuesday, January 22 game at Turkey Valley postponed to Monday, January 28. In the three games that were played, the Hawks were able to pick up their third win of the season in between a pair of losses. Kee’s basketball boys started the week with a 44-31 home loss to Seneca, WI Monday, January 21 before securing that win, 57-44, at Central Elkader Friday, January 25. Kee had a game at Clayton Ridge that had originally been postponed from January 14 rescheduled again from Thursday, January 24 to Saturday, January 26, the Hawks falling in that road contest by a 43-38 final result.

Tue
29
Jan

Waukon wrestling team to begin postseason action this Saturday

The Waukon wrestling team will begin its postseason tournament trail Saturday, February 2 at the Class 2A Sectional 10 Tournament hosted by Decorah High School, beginning at 12 noon. The Indians will be matched up against teams from Crestwood, Decorah, New Hampton, North Fayette Valley and Oelwein. The first-place and second-place finishers in the final team standings at the Sectional Tournament will advance on to one of eight Regional Dual Tournaments at a site to be determined.

The top two individual Sectional Tournament placewinners at each weight will also advance on to the Class 2A District 5 Tournament hosted by Independence High School Saturday, February 9 at 12 noon, where they will be matched up with the opposite first- or second-place winner from the Sectional 9 Tournament at Aplington-Parkersburg. Teams from that tournament will include Aplington-Parkersburg, BCLUW, Columbus, Dike-New Hartford, Independence and Union-LaPorte City.

Wed
23
Jan

Waukon boys basketball team falls victim to 15 three-pointers fi red in by Oelwein in suffering 76-55 Northeast Iowa Conference loss at home


Elevated effort ... Waukon boys basketball junior Reed Kelly takes the ball to the basket in the Indians’ 76-55 home loss to Oelwein Thursday, January 17. Kelly fi nished the game with seven points, swiped one steal and split two rebounds evenly between the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on The Standard’s

The Waukon boys basketball team’s only scheduled game of this past week was actually played a day earlier than originally scheduled due to anticipated winter weather Friday, January 18. Instead, the basketball Tribe hosted Oelwein Thursday, January 17 in a Northeast Iowa Conference match-up, falling victim to a hot-shooting Husky squad that canned 15 threepoint baskets on the night from six different sources in running away with a 76-55 Indian defeat.

Now holding a 4-9 season record, the basketball Tribe was next scheduled to play at Crestwood Tuesday, January 22 and then at Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, January 25. The Indians will then play at Spring Grove, MN Monday, January 28 before hosting Prairie du Chien, WI Tuesday, January 29 and then playing at Charles City Friday, February 1.

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