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Wed
18
Jun

Kee baseball team wins five of eight games

The Kee baseball team won five of its eight games this past week, piecing together four straight wins early in the week before winning just one of its final four contests to currently hold a 12-10 overall record that includes a mark of 4-4 in Upper Iowa Conference play. Kee’s early surge included sweeps at Sumner-Fredericksburg, 4-2 and 17-2, Monday, June 9 and at Lansing against Dunkerton, 8-0 and 11-1 in six innings, Tuesday, June 10. Kee was then swept at South Winneshiek, 6-2 and 13-11, Thursday, June 12 before splitting two games Saturday, June 14 at Charles City, defeating St. Ansgar, 5-1, and falling to the host Comets, 8-6.

Wed
18
Jun

Waukon softball team wins early, slides in latter part of the week


Waukon softball junior pitcher Thea Meyer fires a pitch toward homeplate in the Indians’ 6-5 home loss to Oelwein Wednesday, June 11. Of the 27 outs recorded by the Indians in the nine-inning marathon, Meyer recorded 12 of them, including three on strike-outs without issuing a walk, two on pop-ups and seven more on ground ball outs, all nine of her fielding opportunities in the game being completed without an error. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The busiest week of the season for the Waukon softball team saw the Indians double their win total for the season but only win three of their full slate of seven games. The Indians opened their week with back-to-back road wins, 8-5 at Decorah Monday, June 9 and 7-2 at South Winneshiek Tuesday, June 10, before having a third straight win snatched away in nine innings at home against Oelwein, 6-5, Wednesday, June 11. The Tribe then fell at Class 3A 12th-rated New Hampton, 14-4 in six innings, Thursday, June 12 before winning just one of three games at the Anamosa Tournament Saturday, June 14, falling to Cascade, 5-0, and Central City, 13-7, on each side of an 18-1 rout of Midland.

Wed
18
Jun

Kee softball team overcomes early loss to win five straight this past week


Kee softball freshman third baseman Courtney Cooper crosses home plate as she’s greeted by a host of happy Hawks after crushing a two-run homerun in Kee’s 5-2 victory over Class 3A ninth-rated Crestwood at Waukon Tuesday, June 10. Cooper also had a single to complete a two-for-three effort at the plate, driving in two runs and scoring two of her own to account for a majority of Kee’s offense in the contest. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The Kee softball team suffered a narrow loss to begin this past week, but more than made up for it by blanking three of its opponents during a five-game winning streak to currently hold a 14-3 overall record, 9-1 in the Upper Iowa Conference. The Lady Hawks suffered that 3-2 loss at Sumner-Fredericksburg Monday, June 9 before blasting those host Cougars, 10-0, in the nightcap of that twinbill. Kee then beat Class 3A ninth-rated Crestwood, 5-2, at Waukon Tuedsay, June 10 before sweeping South Winneshiek on the road, 16-3 in five innings and 9-0, Thursday, June 12. The Lady Hawks then wrapped up their week with an 8-0 win over St. Ansgar at the Riceville Tournament Saturday, June 14 before rain ended that event early.

Wed
18
Jun

Waukon baseball team adds one more game to the win column in four tries


Waukon baseball junior catcher Landon Sivesind looks to apply the tag to this sliding Charles City baserunner in the Indians’ 9-0 first-game loss of a doubleheader split with the Comets at home Tuesday, June 10. Sivesind took a throw from center fielder and fellow junior Jake Ronan in time to put the tag on the orbiting Comet in the fourth inning, denying what would have been the 10th Charles City run of the ballgame and a possible mercy-rule ending to the contest an inning later. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

As has been the case so far in this season’s early-going, the Waukon baseball team added just one game to the win column this past week, falling in three other contests throughout the week to currently hold a 3-10 record on the season with a 1-3 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play. The baseball Tribe split a home NEIC doubleheader with Charles City Tuesday, June 10, dropping a 9-0 decision before pulling off a 5-4 walk-off victory in the twinbill nightcap. The Tribe then fell at Turkey Valley, 16-6 in six innings, Wednesday, June 11 before losing a 13-1 decision at home to Decorah in five frames Friday, June 13.

Wed
11
Jun

Waukon softball team wins two of three at Charles City Tournament


Waukon softball senior shortstop Kiersten Christianson squeezes this fly ball for an out after ranging from her shortstop position to track down the foul fly ball in the opening game of the doubleheader loss the Indians were dealt by Charles City at home by scores of 5-0 and 7-1 Thursday, June 5. Christianson collected a single in three at-bats in the game-one loss of the home twinbill. View and find out how to purchase these photos and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The Waukon softball team wrapped up its past week on a fairly successful note after a more difficult middle of the week, playing to a current record of 3-7, including a yet winless mark of 0-4 in Northeast Iowa Conference play. The Indians fell just shy at MFL/MarMac, 2-1, Wednesday, June 4 before being swept in a home doubleheader by Charles City Thursday, June 5 by scores of 5-0 and 7-1. The most successful part of the week came at the Charles City Tournament Saturday, June 7, where the Indians defeated Belmond-Klemme, 13-1 in three innings, fell to Osage by a 7-4 count, and routed Forest City, 13-0 in five innings.

Wed
11
Jun

Kee softball team’s eight-game undefeated streak ended by big schools at NFV Tournament


Kee softball junior left fielder Val Meyer slides hard into third base as the softball approaches in the first game of the Hawks’ doubleheader sweep of Central Elkader at Waukon Monday, June 2 by scores of 10-0 in five innings and 7-2. Meyer was perfect at the plate with a double and single in two at-bats in the first game, also drawing a walk while scoring one run and driving in another to aid Kee’s offensive efforts. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The Kee softball team kept its early-season undefeated streak alive for most of this past week of competition, but was finally dealt its first losses of the season by some bigger schools, although by narrow margins of just two runs in each loss. The Lady Hawks remained perfect in Upper Iowa Conference play with back-to-back sweeps of league doubleheaders, 10-0 in five innings and 7-2 over Central Elkader at Waukon Monday, June 2 and then 6-1 and 18-1 in just three innings at Starmont Thursday, June 5. Kee then split four games at the North Fayette Valley Tournament Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, posting victories of 8-0 over Dyersville Beckman and 6-5 over Don Bosco, but suffering their first two losses of the season, 6-4 to Class 3A Monticello and 2-0 to Class 4A 11th-rated West Delaware.

Wed
11
Jun

Waukon baseball team wins one of four contests this past week


Waukon baseball junior Jake Ronan dives for a fly ball to record an out in the opening game of the Indians’ doubleheader home sweep suffered against Kee Friday, June 6 by scores of 8-4 and 8-7. Ronan collected two singles in three at-bats in both ballgames, scoring one run in that first-game loss and two more while driving in a run in the nightcap. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The Waukon baseball team added another game to the win column in four tries this past week, coming up just shy in some other contests to currently hold a 2-7 record on the season with a 0-1 start to its Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) season. The baseball Tribe lost a 10-0 NEIC opener in five innings at Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, June 3 before being rained out in the second game of that originally scheduled doubleheader. The lone Indian win came Wednesday, June 4 at home over MFL/MarMac by a 5-4 count before the Indians came up short, 8-4 and 8-7, at home against Kee Friday, June 6.
The Indians were scheduled to host a Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheader with Charles City Tuesday, June 10 before playing at Turkey Valley Wednesday, June 11 and then at home against Decorah Friday, June 13. The Tribe will then host Oelwein Monday, June 16 before playing at New Hampton Wednesday, June 18, all three of those NEIC dates being varsity reserve/varsity match-ups.
 

Wed
11
Jun

Kee baseball team wins half of busy eight-game schedule this past week


Kee baseball junior first baseman Ryan Kuhn stretches to grab this high throw to first base in the opening game of a doubleheader sweep the Hawks pulled off at Waukon Friday, June 6 by scores of 8-4 and 8-7. Kuhn was two-for-three at the plate in the game-one win with a double, a walk, one RBI and two runs scored. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The Kee baseball team played .500 baseball this past week to keep its overall season record at that same level at 7-7, including a 2-2 mark in Upper Iowa Conference play. The Hawks were swept in an Upper Iowa Conference doubleheader by Clayton Ridge/Central at Lansing Monday, June 2, 4-2 and 14-1, before returning that favor at both Starmont, 13-2 in six innings and 9-0 Thursday, June 5, and Waukon, 8-4 and 8-7 Friday, June 6. Kee was then swept in convincing fashion by a pair of top-five ranked opponents at Mason City Saturday, June 7, falling to Class 3A fourth-rated Clear Lake, 15-5 in six innings, and to Class 1A second-rated host school Mason City Newman, 17-2 in four frames.

Thu
05
Jun

Waukon baseball team starts 2014 season off with 1-4 record


Waukon baseball senior second baseman Tyler Benzing steps on second base to complete a double play that ended an early threat in the Indians’ 6-1 loss to open a home doubleheader sweep by identical scores suffered by the Tribe Friday, May 30 against Clayton Ridge/Central Elkader. With just one out and runners on first and second bases in the first frame, Benzing snagged a line drive out of the air for the second out and then beat this diving Clayton Ridge baserunner to second base to complete the double play and end the inning and the threat, the umpire pictured above confirming that result.

The Waukon baseball team saved its best for last in opening up its 2014 season with a 1-4 record this past week. The Indians suffered a 17-3 loss at home to North Fayette Valley in five innings to start the season Tuesday, May 27 before falling in a home doubleheader to Clayton Ridge/Central Elkader Friday, May 30 by identical scores of 6-1. The Tribe then played in Kee High School’s Shooky Fink Tournament in Lansing Saturday, May 31, falling in game one, 7-4, to Crestwood before posting its first win of the season, 13-6, over Nashua-Plainfield in the tournament’s consolation game.
The Indians were scheduled to play a Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheader at Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, June 3 before hosting MFL/MarMac Wednesday, June 4 and Kee Friday, June 6. The Tribe will then play host to Charles City Tuesday, June 10 before playing at Turkey Valley Wednesday, June 11.

Thu
05
Jun

Kee baseball splits each of its first three dates, finishes second at Shooky Fink Tournament


Kee baseball freshman Evan Whalen slides in for a run in the Hawks’ 13-4 victory over Nashua-Plainfield in the opening round of the Shooky Fink Tournament played in Lansing Saturday, May 31. Whalen found home plate before the tag was applied by the catcher, being called safe by the home plate umpire pictured at left in the photo. Photo by Andrea Kerndt.

The Kee baseball team opened its 2014 season with rather balanced results, splitting each of its three dates scheduled for the opening week of the season. The Hawks first traded double-digit margins at Maquoketa Valley to open the season Wednesday, May 28, falling in game one, 12-2, before bouncing back with a 13-3 triumph in the nightcap, before splitting a traditional early-season doubleheader with Decorah Friday, May 30 - a 5-1 loss and a 15-9 win - at a non-traditional venue - the home field of the La Crosse Loggers baseball team of the Northwoods League.
Kee then wrapped up its initial week of the 2014 season with a split of two games Saturday, May 31 at its own Shooky Fink Tournament, which was played in Lansing this year due to field improvements being completed at the Hawks’ traditional home field in New Albin. The Hawks won a 13-4 tournament opener against Nashua-Plainfield before falling in the championship game by an 8-0 count to Crestwood.

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