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Kee boys basketball team opens postseason with first tournament win since 2011


Kee boys basketball senior Dylon Peterson soars to the basket for two of his game-high 27 points in the Hawks’ 53-49 first-round Class 1A District Tournament triumph over East Buchanan at Edgewood-Colesburg High School Monday, February 16. In addition to his pacesetting 27 points, Peterson also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds and posted two assists and one steal. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Kee boys basketball team brought its regular season to a close in the midst of a six-game losing streak and a 2-19 overall record to start this past week, but the Hawks reversed that fortune in the first game of their postseason schedule to accomplish something that hasn’t been done by a Kee boys basketball team since 2011. The Hawks’ regular season came to an end with back-to-back losses at home of 77-59 to North Fayette Valley Monday, February 9 and 69-42 to Seneca, WI Tuesday, February 10, but the Kee boys put their regular season difficulties behind them to open Class 1A District Tournament play with a 53-49 triumph over East Buchanan Monday, February 16 in a game played at Edgewood-Colesburg High School.

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Feb

Kee girls basketball team opens postseason play with 48-42 home win over Central


Kee girls basketball sophomore Courtney Cooper and freshmen Chloe Severson and Kendra Cooper (left to right in white uniforms) all battle for this rebound in the Hawks’ 48-42 home triumph over Central Elkader in the opening round of Class 1A regional tournament play Thursday, February 12. The Hawks hustled and muscled their way to a 22-8 advantage in offensive rebounding in the contest. 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 both ended its regular season and began its postseason in victorious fashion, the Hawks starting up another winning streak when it matters most. Kee first shook off a pesky North Fayette Valley squad, 38-30, in West Union Monday, February 9 to end its regular season in a game rescheduled from Tuesday, February 3 due to winter weather. The Lady Hawks then began Class 1A Region 4 tournament play by outlasting Central Elkader at home for a third straight time this season, 48-42, to advance on to the second round of regional play.

Wed
18
Feb

Waukon boys basketball team wins non-conference road game at South Winn

The Waukon boys basketball team played its final non-conference game of the regular season when the Indians traveled to Calmar to take on South Winneshiek Monday, February 9. The Indians and host Warriors played to some very equal statistical numbers in the ballgame, equal nearly everywhere but where it mattered most, the 70-56 Indian final margin on the scoreboard.
Currently holding an 11-9 overall record, 4-7 in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC), the Indians were scheduled to wrap 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.

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18
Feb

Waukon wrestling senior Adam Benzing wrestles to return trip to State Tournament as Class 2A District Tournament Runner-Up


Waukon wrestling 145-pound senior Adam Benzing controls Mount Vernon junior Charlie Engelbrecht in their first-round match at the Class 2A District Tournament hosted by Independence High School Saturday, February 14. Benzing rattled off four unanswered points to overcome a 3-2 deficit against Engelbrecht on the way to recording a 6-3 win by decision and advancing on to the District finals. Benzing was dealt an 8-0 loss by Crestwood senior Tyler Thomas in that championship match to end up as the 145-pound District Runner-Up and earn advancement to this week’s State Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. He will wrestle senior Kade Steuhm of Solon this Thursday afternoon, February 19 in the opening round of the season grand finale. Photo courtesy of Jake Reeves, Manchester Press.

Waukon wrestling 145-pound senior Adam Benzing will continue his final high school season at every wrestler’s ultimate destination after wrestling to a runner-up finish at the Class 2A District 5 Wrestling Tournament in Independence Saturday, February 14. This year’s qualification will be Benzing’s second such trip to the Class 2A State Tournament, as he first qualified two seasons ago in much the same manner as a sophomore but was denied a return trip last season after recovering from a mid-season knee injury.
Coming into Saturday’s District Tournament as a runner-up finisher from the previous Saturday’s Sectional 9 Tournament, Benzing was matched up with Sectional 10 Tournament champion Charlie Engelbrecht, a junior from Mount Vernon ranked 10th among Class 2A 145-pound wrestlers. Benzing struck first with a first-period takedown, allowing Engelbrecht an escape to lead by a 2-1 result after one period.

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18
Feb

Waukon basketball girls have season brought to an end at Dyersville


Waukon girls basketball senior Lyvia Bulman fires a pass ahead to fellow senior Allie Schwartz after scooping up a loose ball knocked away by fellow senior Thea Meyer in the Indians’ 60-37 loss at Dyersville Beckman in the opening round of Class 3A regional tournament play Saturday, February 14. Bulman posted five points, grabbed a team-high five rebounds and swiped one steal in her final game in a Waukon girls basketball uniform. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link

The Waukon girls basketball team has had its season brought to a close, suffering losses in both its regular season finale and opening round of postseason tournament play this past week. The Indians surrendered a 45-42 loss at home to Prairie du Chien, WI Tuesday, February 10 to bring their regular season schedule to a close, and then had their 2014-2015 season brought to completion with a 60-37 loss at Dyersville Beckman Saturday, February 14 in the opening round of Class 3A regional tournament play. That loss brings the Indians’ season to a close with a 7-15 overall record, 4-8 in Northeast Iowa Conference play for a fifth-place finish in the final league standings, while Beckman advanced on to play Crestwood Wednesday, February 18 in the regional semifinals.

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Wed
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.

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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.

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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.

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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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