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11
Feb

Benzing earns lone advancement as Waukon wrestlers place sixth at Sectionals


Waukon wrestling 145-pound senior Adam Benzing hangs on for control of North Fayette Valley senior Austin DeMuth on his way to a 4-3 semifinal round victory that would advance Benzing to the championship finals at the Class 2A Sectional Tournament in West Union Saturday, February 7. Benzing would have his championship hopes sidelined in that finals match but earned advancement to this Saturday’s District Tournament at Independence with his runner-up Sectional finish. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The 2014-2015 high school wrestling season came to an end for all but one member of the Waukon wrestling team Saturday, February 7, as at least a runner-up finish was required to advance on from the Class 2A Sectional Tournament hosted by North Fayette Valley High School in West Union. That one team member was senior Adam Benzing, who finished as the 145-pound runner-up to lead the Indians and earn advancement to this Saturday’s District Tournament at Independence High School.
Benzing tallied the Indians’ top individual finish at the tournament, with three other Indians finishing third. Three fourth-place finishes, and two each of fifth- and sixth-place finishes rounded out the Indian individual efforts on the day, all those adding up to 110 team points and a sixth-place team finish for the Tribe.

Wed
11
Feb

Kee boys basketball team falls to Clayton Ridge at home in lone contest of the week


Kee boys basketball sophomore Danny Brennan grabs on to one of his team-high 10 rebounds in the Hawks’ 70-46 home loss to Clayton Ridge Friday, February 6. In addition to his 10 boards, Brennan also scored 12 points to complete a double-double effort in the ballgame, as well as recording a team-high two blocked shots and posting one each of assists and steals. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

In what turned out to be its only contest of the week, the Kee boys basketball team fell to Clayton Ridge at home by a 70-46 end result Friday, February 6. The Hawks also had a Tuesday, February 3 home date with North Fayette Valley postponed to Monday, February 9 due to winter weather. Holding a 2-17 overall season record, 1-13 in the Upper Iowa Conference, the Hawks were slated to wrap up their regular season by hosting back-to-back games, including that Monday, February 9 date with North Fayette Valley rescheduled from Tuesday, February 3 and a Tuesday, February 10 home date with Seneca, WI. Kee will then open postseason tournament play Monday, February 16 at Edgewood-Colesburg High School against East Buchanan.

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Wed
11
Feb

Waukon boys basketball team splits pair with Caledonia and Oelwein

The Waukon boys basketball team split its pair of games this past week against teams on each end of the success spectrum. The Indians were dealt a 91-48 home loss Tuesday, February 3 by a highly-regarded Caledonia, MN team, but recovered from that loss to pull out a 60-53 home win Friday, February 6 over an Oelwein team with just two wins so far on the season.
Currently holding a 10-9 overall record, 4-7 in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC), the Indians were scheduled to hit the road one final time for the regular season, Monday, February 9 at South Winneshiek before wrapping up their regular season with a Tuesday, February 17 home game with Charles City in a battle for fifth place in the final league standings between two teams with identical NEIC records this season. The Tribe will then open postseason tournament play Monday, February 23 at Decorah against Crestwood, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Wed
11
Feb

Kee basketball girls split pair on back-to-back nights for just third loss of their season


Kee girls basketball junior Ellie Cooper takes the ball strong to the basket in the Hawks’ 59-42 loss at home to Clayton Ridge Friday, February 6. Cooper scored nine points, grabbed three rebounds, dished out two assists and swiped a steal for an all-around contributing effort in the ballgame. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Kee girls basketball team split its pair of games this past week, having its schedule rearranged a bit to end up with back-to-back nights of basketball. The Hawks’ Tuesday, February 3 game at North Fayette Valley was postponed by winter weather, but could only be worked into the host Hawks’ schedule Monday, February 9, which was supposed to be Kee’s regular season finale at De Soto, WI.
Instead, the De Soto game was moved to Thursday, February 5 and resulted in a 54-12 Kee rout of the host Pirates. The following night, however, the Lady Hawks were dealt just their third loss of the season, 59-42, by a Clayton Ridge team that is one of the other top teams in the Upper Iowa Conference.

Wed
11
Feb

Waukon girls basketball team falls at Caledonia, wins at Oelwein

The Waukon girls basketball team split its pair of road contests this past week to bring its Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) season to a close with a fifth-place team finish in the final seven-team league standings. The Lady Indians first fell at Caledonia, MN Monday, February 2 by a 71-47 final result before bouncing back with a 60-42 NEIC win at Oelwein Friday, February 6.
Now holding a 7-13 overall record and completing a 4-8 season in the Northeast Iowa Conference, the Indians were scheduled to wrap up their regular season schedule at home against Prairie du Chien, WI Tuesday, February 10. The Indians will then open postseason tournament play Saturday, February 14 at Dyersville Beckman, beginning at 7 p.m.

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Wed
04
Feb

Kee girls basketball team gets back on winning track with two more victories


Kee girls basketball junior Mikayla Gavin launches this shot attempt in the Hawks’ 48-46 home win over Starmont Tuesday, January 27. Gavin led the Hawks in the contest with 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots, also posting one each of assists and steals. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Kee girls basketball team got back on the winning track this past week after just its second loss of the season in the week prior, starting up another winning streak with back-to-back wins at home. The Lady Hawks were able to pull out a 48-46 win over Starmont Tuesday, January 27 before running away from West Central Friday, January 30 by a 55-28 end result.
Improving to 16-2 overall, 11-2 in the Upper Iowa Conference, the Hawks were scheduled to travel to North Fayette Valley Tuesday, February 3 before hosting their final regular season home game Friday, February 6 against Clayton Ridge and then bringing the regular season schedule to a close with a Monday, February 9 non-conference road game at DeSoto, WI. The Kee girls will then begin postseason tournament play Thursday, February 12 at home against Central Elkader at 7 p.m. and will host a second-round game as well Tuesday, February 17.

Wed
04
Feb

Kee boys basketball team falls in pair of Upper Iowa Conference home games


Kee boys basketball senior Marquise Phillips elevates to the basket in the Hawks’ 72-48 home loss to West Central Friday, January 30. Phillips scored four points, grabbed six rebounds and tallied one each of assists and steals to aid the Hawk cause in the ballgame. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Kee boys basketball team started a final regular season home stretch with a pair of losses this past week. The Hawks were handed a 61-57 loss by Starmont Tuesday, January 27 before also falling to Upper Iowa Conference-leading West Central, 72-48, Friday, January 30.
Holding a 2-16 overall season record, 1-12 in the Upper Iowa Conference, the Hawks were slated to host North Fayette Valley Tuesday, February 3 and Clayton Ridge Friday, February 6 before wrapping up their regular season schedule with a Tuesday, February 10 home date with Seneca, WI. Kee will then open postseason tournament play Monday, February 16 at a site and against an opponent yet to be determined as of press deadline.

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Wed
04
Feb

Waukon girls basketball team wins one of four during busiest week of the season


Waukon girls basketball junior Nicole Behrend launches a three-point blast in the Indians’ 68-52 home win over Spring Grove, MN Monday, January 26. Behrend fired away for a trio of the long distance bombs for a team-high 19 points in addition to dishing out two assists and posting three each of steals and rebounds in the contest. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon girls basketball team battled through its busiest week of the season, playing four games in a matter of five nights this past week. The end results of that busy week started off well for the Indians with a 68-52 home win over Spring Grove, MN Monday, January 26, but got progressively worse, as the Tribe fell at New Hampton Tuesday, January 27, 54-48, suffered a 58-49 home loss to MFL/MarMac Thursday, January 29 in a game rescheduled from earlier in the month, and then surrendered a 52-31 loss at home to Class 3A sixth-rated Crestwood after playing the highly-regarded Cadettes to just a two-point halftime deficit.

Wed
04
Feb

Waukon wrestling team finishes seventh at Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament

The Waukon wrestling team competed in its final event prior to postseason tournament competition Saturday, January 31 at the Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament hosted by New Hampton High School. The Indians had wrestlers competing in just nine of the possible 14 weight classes, with a couple of those weight classes missing their regular wrestlers. The end result was just a pair of fourth-place finishes headlining the mat Tribe’s individual placewinnings on the way to 65 team points and a seventh-place team finish. The Indians will now prepare for postseason tournament competition at their Class 2A Sectional Tournament being hosted by North Fayette Valley in West Union this Saturday, February 7.

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Wed
04
Feb

Waukon boys basketball team falls to pair of NEIC opponents


Waukon boys basketball sophomore Tanner Mathis glides underneath the basket for this shot attempt in the Indians’ 80-53 home loss to Class 2A top-five rated New Hampton Tuesday, January 27. Mathis finished the game with four points, two steals and one rebound. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

For the first time this season, the Waukon boys basketball team lost consecutive games within the same week, battling through a pair of losses this past week against Northeast Iowa Conference opponents. The Indians were dealt an 80-53 loss at home by Class 2A top-five rated New Hampton Tuesday, January 27 before having the tables turned on them from a previous match-up against Crestwood, suffering a 57-46 loss at the home of the Cadets Friday, January 30.

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