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01
Jul

Waukon baseball falls in NEIC pair, finishes second at own Jeff Houg Tournament


ammates at home plate after blasting a two-run homerun over the center field wall in the Indians’ 5-3 loss to Class 2A seventh-rated South Winneshiek in the championship game of the Tribe’s Jeff Houg Tournament Saturday, June 27. Waters also had a two-run double in the Indians’ 7-6 opening-round win of the tournament over Kee, driving in a team-high four runs for the tournament with just two swings of the bat. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon baseball team won one of four games this past week but nearly claimed the team title at its own annual home tournament. The Indians opened the week with a 13-2 loss in five innings at Class 3A third-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Monday, June 22 before dropping a 10-0 decision at home against Charles City Friday, June 26 to remain in search of their first Northeast Iowa Conference win of the season. The baseball Tribe then hosted its annual Jeff Houg Memorial Tournament Saturday, June 27, finishing in second place after defeating Kee, 7-6, on the final play in the opening round and then falling victim to a late rally by Class 2A seventh-rated South Winneshiek, 5-3, in the tournament championship game.

Wed
01
Jul

Waukon softball team wins final two of busy seven-game schedule this week


Waukon softball sophomore center fielder Erika Johnson secures this running catch for a fifth-inning out in the Indians’ 4-0 home loss to Charles City Monday, June 22. Johnson tried to help along a late Indian rally by reaching base on an error in the seventh inning, but was one of five Indians left stranded on the basepaths in the ballgame. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon softball team brushed aside what had amounted to a 10-game losing streak during a recent three-week winless stretch, winning the final two games out of seven played this past week to finish fifth at the Decorah Tournament Saturday, June 27. The softball Tribe first suffered four more losses in Northeast Iowa Conference play during the week, giving away a 4-0 loss at home to Charles City Monday, June 22 before falling at Class 3A 10th-rated Crestwood, 12-2 in five innings, in a June 15 make-up game played Tuesday, June 23. The softball Tribe was then swept at Decorah Wednesday, June 24 by scores of 2-1 and 7-1 before winning two of three games at the Decorah Tournament that included a 2-0 first-round loss to Class 4A Perry and wins of 11-5 and 11-3 over Osage and Turkey Valley, respectively. A Thursday, June 25 home doubleheader with Oelwein was removed from the Indians’ schedule due to Oelwein not fielding a varsity softball team this season.

Wed
24
Jun

Kee softball team battles top-rated Benton in split of half a dozen games this week

The Kee softball team split a total of six games this past week, winning its first three games but falling in the final three. The Lady Hawks swept South Winneshiek at home Tuesday, June 16, 2-1 and 1-0, before splitting at North Fayette Valley Thursday, June 18 with a 5-0 win followed by a 5-3 loss. Kee then traveled to Class 3A top-ranked Benton Community Friday, June 19 to suffer a doubleheader sweep of 9-0 and 8-3.
The Hawks are scheduled to play at West Central Wednesday, June 24 to make up a June 15 postponement before playing at Turkey Valley Thursday, June 25 and at Tripoli Friday, June 26 and then competing in the Decorah Tournament Saturday, June 27. Kee will then host MFL/MarMac Monday, June 29 before playing at Waukon Wednesday, July 1.

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Wed
24
Jun

Kee baseball team sweeps Postville, splits with Clayton Ridge in even week


Kee baseball freshman third baseman Brock Flack starts his bat in motion during one of his team-leading plate performances in the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of Postville Tuesday, June 16 by final scores of 3-2 and 7-1. Flack posted three hits in four at-bats in the twinbill with a double and two walks as well to reach base successfully a team-high six times in his seven turns at the plate. Photo by Mikey Mitchell. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Kee baseball team evenly split six games this past week, wedging a doubleheader split in between two sweeps of opposite results. The Hawks first swept Postville at home, 3-2 and 7-1, Monday, June 15 before splitting a home twinbill with Clayton Ridge Tuesday, June 16 with a 13-1 loss and 7-3 victory. Kee then fell twice at North Fayette Valley Thursday, June 18, 17-7 and 12-0, and had its return to West Union for the North Fayette Valley Tournament rained out Saturday, June 20.
The baseball Hawks were scheduled to play a rescheduled home doubleheader with South Winneshiek Tuesday, June 23 and then travel to Turkey Valley Thursday, June 25 before playing in the annual Jeff Houg Tournament at Waukon Saturday, June 27. Kee will then host MFL/MarMac Monday, June 29 and Crestwood Thursday, July 2.
 

Wed
24
Jun

Waukon softball team comes close to upset of Class 4A ninth-rated W-SR

The Waukon softball team battled through a winless week this past week, but came to the very brink of recording what would have been its biggest win of the season. After having a Monday, June 15 game at Class 3A 14th-rated Crestwood postponed due to stormy weather, the Indians fell at North Fayette Valley by an 8-1 result Tuesday, June 16 before coming up just shy, 5-4, at Class 4A ninth-rated and Northeast Iowa Conference-leading Waverly-Shell Rock Wednesday, June 17.

Wed
24
Jun

Waukon baseball team wedges win at Postville in between pair of NEIC home losses


Waukon baseball junior pitcher Haden Hammel puts the tag on this sliding New Hampton baserunner for a second inning out in the Indians’ 12-3 home loss to the Chickasaws Wednesday, June 17. Standard photo by Bob Beach. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The win column in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) escaped the Waukon baseball team yet again this past week, as the Tribe diamond dwellers sandwiched another mercy-rule win out of the NEIC in between a pair of league losses at home. Following postponement of the Tribe’s Monday, June 16 game at Oelwein to Monday, June 29, the baseball Indians fell at home to New Hampton, 12-3, Wednesday, June 17 and to Crestwood, 16-4, Friday, June 19. The Indians’ lone victory of the week came by an 11-1 count in six innings at Postville Thursday, June 18.

Wed
17
Jun

Waukon softball team falls in home pair to Decorah and South Winneshiek


Waukon sophomore shortstop Regan Wasson slides in ahead of the throw for a steal of second base in the Indians’ home loss, 10-4, to South Winneshiek Tuesday, June 9. Starting up the Indian offense with a lead-off walk in the first inning, Wasson went on to score the first run of the ballgame on a single by junior Madison Snitker after stealing the base above. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon softball team let a pair of early leads slip away to two home losses this past week, falling to Decorah Monday, June 8 by a 9-5 count and to South Winneshiek Tuesday, June 9 by a 10-4 final result. Mother Nature also took her toll on the softball Indians this week, postponing the Tribe’s Thursday, June 11 home game against New Hampton to June 29 and canceling the Saturday, June 13 Anamosa Tournament. An originally scheduled June 10 home contest with Oelwein was also canceled, but that’s due to the Huskies not being able to field a varsity team this season.

Wed
17
Jun

Waukon baseball team posts season’s biggest win between series of NEIC losses

The Waukon baseball team remained in search of its first win in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play, falling in its three NEIC games out of four contests this past week. After falling in a doubleheader at Charles City Tuesday, June 9 by scores of 9-4 and 5-1, the Indians stepped outside of the NEIC to record their biggest win of the season, 13-3 over Turkey Valley at home, Wednesday, June 10. The baseball Tribe finished out the week by falling at Decorah Friday, June 12 by a 6-2 result.

Wed
17
Jun

Kee softball battles through rare winless week with losses to Crestwood and S-F


Kee softball sophomore Courtney Cooper reaches around to touch second base after sliding in and knocking the ball loose from the Sumner-Fredericksburg defender’s glove in the Hawks’ doubleheader home loss to the Class 2A Cougars Wednesday, June 10. The Hawks fell in both games by a single run, 5-4 and 3-2. Photo by Mikey Mitchell. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Kee softball team suffered through a rarity of recent times this past week, coming up short of victory in every one of its games played during the week. The Lady Hawks suffered their worst loss of the season, 17-7 in six innings, to a nearly undefeated Class 3A Crestwood squad on the road Tuesday, June 9 before being swept at home Wednesday, June 10 by Sumner-Fredericksburg for two of their narrowest losses of the season by scores of 5-4 and 3-2. Kee also had its Thursday, June 11 home doubleheader with South Winneshiek postponed to Tuesday, June 16 by stormy weather.
“We had a few tough losses this past week, but we are playing better ball due to the difficult competition,” Kee softball coach Liz Hill said.

Wed
10
Jun

Waukon baseball team sweeps final three of five games for another winning week


Waukon baseball freshman right fielder Mitchell Snitker lays out to track down this fly ball for an out in the opening game of the Indians’ home doubleheader sweep by Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, June 2. In addition to his defensive efforts, Snitker also scored a team-high three runs, reaching base in four of his five plate appearances in the ballgame with a single and three walks from his lead-off position in the Indian batting order. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon baseball team continued its early-season winning ways with a successful latter half of this past week, putting the final three of five games this past week in the win column. The Indians opened the week with their only two losses of that timeframe, a doubleheader sweep suffered at home to Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, June 2 by scores of 20-11 and 14-2 in six innings, but bounced back with a 12-7 win at  MFL/MarMac Wednesday, June 3 and a sweep of Kee on the road Friday, June 5 by scores of 12-8 and 9-3.
Improving to 5-3 on the season, the Indians were scheduled to travel to Charles City Tuesday, June 9, host Turkey Valley Wednesday, June 10 and play at Decorah Friday, June 12 for another busy week. They will then play at Oelwein, Monday, June 15, host New Hampton, Wednesday, June 17, play at Postville Thursday, June 18, and then host Crestwood Friday, June 19.

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