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Wed
06
Aug

Kee baseball team posts 23-17 record during 2014 campaign

The 2014 Kee baseball season finished with above average results with a 23-17 overall season record, but not necessarily at that same level in comparison to recent Kee baseball legacy. For the first time in 10 seasons the baseball Hawks fell short of an Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) championship, and for the first time in recent memory as well, Kee’s diamond dwellers played just two postseason tournament games, both of those shortcomings being the result of significant overall improvement in UIC competition this season, according to legendary Kee baseball Coach Gene Schultz.

Wed
30
Jul

SILVER LINING: Kee softball team wins two of three to finish as Class 1A State Runner-Up


Members of the Kee softball team hoist their Class 1A State Tournament Runner-Up trophy toward their cheering crowd following their 12-1 loss to Class 1A dynasty Akron-Westfield in the State Championship game at Fort Dodge Friday, July 25. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

A trio of Kee softball players, including eighth grade pitcher Kendra Cooper, sophomore second baseman Ellie Cooper and senior catcher Ellie Heiderscheit, were named to the Class 1A All-Tournament Team after the softball Hawks played to their Class 1A State Runner-Up finish at the season grand finale this past week. Pictured above, left to right, are members of this year’s Class 1A All-Tournament Team: senior Kayla Tindall (Team Captain) of Akron-Westfield, Kendra Cooper, Ellie Cooper and Ellie Heiderscheit of Kee, sophomore Katie Johnson and junior Kortney Hedlund of Akron-Westfield, senior Morgan Rose of AGWSR, eighth grader Kaitlyn Schad of Martensdale-St. Mary’s, senior Madison Fryslie of AGWSR, sophomore Jamie Jordan of Martensdale-St. Mary’s, and freshman Bailey Davis of Akron-Westfield.

“WE BELIEVE ...”
It was a simple statement on the back of the t-shirts worn by Kee softball players and fans as they made their way to Fort Dodge this past week. But after the Class 1A State Softball Tournament dust has settled, most others who watched the softball Hawks play their way to their State Tournament runner-up finish with two wins in three games now believe as well.

Thu
24
Jul

ON TO THE TITLE GAME!

The Kee softball team and its fans celebrate the Hawks' 3-1 victory over AGWSR in the semifinal round of the Class 1A State Tournament Thursday afternoon, July 24 in Fort Dodge. With bases loaded and just one out in the books in the seventh inning, Kee's defense did what it needed to get the final outs and secure the 3-1 victory, advancing the Hawks to the Class 1A State Championship game at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25. Check out next week's Standard for full coverage of the Hawks' road to State Tournament glory!

Wed
23
Jul

Waukon baseball team has season brought to a close at #2 Waverly-Shell Rock


Waukon baseball junior first baseman Sully Bucheit nabs this ball out of the air for an out in the Indians’ 15-3 first-round district tournament loss at second-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, July 18. Bucheit was one-for-two at the plate with a walk in the ballgame. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The 2014 Waukon baseball team brought both its regular season and its overall season to a close within just a few days of one another this past week, both ending on differing notes. The Indians wrapped up their regular season with an 11-6 victory at Charles City Tuesday, July 15 in a game originally scheduled for June 30 before having their season brought to completion by a 15-3 loss at second-rated Waverly-Shell Rock in the opening round of Class 3A District Tournament play Friday, July 18.
The Indians finished their season with a 6-25 overall record that includes a 4-14 mark that places them seventh in the final Northeast Iowa Conference standings. Waverly-Shell Rock went on to defeat Decorah, 10-9, in the Class 3A District 5 championship game Monday, July 21 to earn a Substate berth.

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Wed
23
Jul

Kee baseball team splits first two district tournament games to bring season to a close


Kee baseball senior Jared Donahue fires a pitch toward home plate in the Hawks’ 7-1 first-round district tournament win over Wapsie Valley at Postville Tuesday, July 15. In addition to picking up the pitching win with three hits allowed and six strike-outs, Donahue was one-for-four with a double and two RBI in that opening-round tournament victory, and was also two-for-five with a solo home run and a single in the Hawks’ 5-4 loss to Postville in nine innings in the district semifinals Thursday, July 17, the final high school game for Donahue and his five senior teammates. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link. Photo by Andrea Kerndt.

The 2014 Kee baseball season came to a close this past week, as the Hawks had their postseason tournament journey cut short just two games into District Tournament play. Kee opened its postseason trail with a 7-1 win over Wapsie Valley at Postville Tuesday, July 15 but then had its season ended two days later with a 5-4 loss to the host Pirates of Postville in a nine-inning brawl in the District semifinals.
The Hawks wrapped up their 2014 campaign with an overall record of 23-17, including a mark of 10-6 in Upper Iowa Conference play that placed them fourth overall in the final 10-team standings. Postville went on to also have its season brought to completion in the very next round of the district tournament, losing by a 10-0 result in five innings against Denver in the Class 1A District District 7 championship game Saturday, July 19.

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Wed
23
Jul

Historic season marches on for Kee softball team!

The Kee softball team celebrates its 4-0 triumph in the opening round of the Class 1A State Tournament Tuesday, July 22 over second-rated Lynnville-Sully, who came into the tournament with a  34-1 record and returned as fifth-place finishers at the same season grand finale a year ago. With the first-round win, the Hawks will next face AGWSR (28-6)Thursday, July 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Harlan Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge, and will play again Friday morning at either 10 a.m. for the Class 1A State Championship or at 9:30 a.m. for a third-place tournament finish. Watch next week's Standard for full coverage of the softball Hawks' State Tournament run.

Wed
16
Jul

Kee softball team rips through three regional games to earn State berth


Kee eighth grade pitcher Kendra Cooper (#10) is swarmed by her teammates at home plate after crushing the first of two home runs she blasted in the Hawks’ Class 1A Region 2 championship triumph, 12-0 in five innings, over 12th-ranked Mason City Newman Monday, July 14 at Cresco. Cooper was four-for-four at the plate in the contest with a single, a double and a three-run and solo round-tripper to drive in six RBI and score four runs while also throwing a two-hit shut-out at Newman with seven strike-outs. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

It’s happened just once before in program history, but never in such dominating fashion.
The Kee softball team mastered its way through three regional tournament games this past week by a scoring margin of 35-1 to earn just the second State Tournament berth in program history, the Hawks last making a trip to Fort Dodge during the 2002 season, placing sixth among that year’s Class 1A elite. Kee first blasted Central Elkader, 12-0 in three innings, Wednesday, July 9 before handing Turkey Valley an 11-1 rout Friday, July 11, both of those games played on Kee’s home field. The culmination of that eye-opening tournament run, however, was another 12-0 Kee pounding of 12th-rated Mason City Newman Monday, July 14 at Cresco that punched the Hawks’ ticket to next week’s Class 1A State Tournament in Fort Dodge.

Wed
16
Jul

Kee baseball team wraps up regular season with four wins in final five games


Kee baseball head coach Gene Schultz waves Kee junior Travis Colsch around third base on Colsch’s way to scoring one of his two runs in the Hawks’ 21-0 home rout of Edgewood-Colesburg Monday, July 7. Colsch stroked a double in two at-bats to drive in one run and also drew a walk to further aid Kee’s offensive efforts in the contest. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The Kee baseball team was one win away from an undefeated week in wrapping up its 2014 regular season. The Hawks posted extremes in recording a sweep of Edgewood-Colesburg at home Monday, July 7, routing the visiting Vikings, 21-0 in four innings, in game one before escaping with a 5-4 victory in the nightcap. The Hawks then traveled to Dubuque Wednesday, July 9 to earn a split of a non-conference doubleheader scheduled just this past week with Dubuque Senior, winning a 3-1 result but also falling by a 12-10 count, before wrapping up their regular season Thursday, July 10 by winning at Postville, 12-0 in five innings, in a game rescheduled from June 16.
Now holding a 22-16 overall record, 10-6 in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play, the Hawks were scheduled to open postseason tournament play Tuesday, July 15 at Postville against Wapsie Valley.

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Wed
16
Jul

Waukon baseball team wins one of four in pair of NEIC doubleheaders


Waukon baseball junior left fielder Marshall Lyons was just a homerun away from “hitting for the cycle” in the Indians’ 13-3 victory in five innings in the opening game of a home doubleheader split with New Hampton Tuesday, July 8. Lyons pounded out a single, a double and a triple to drive in six runs and score two of his own in the Indian triumph. Standard photo by Bob Beach. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The Waukon baseball team wrapped up its home schedule for the 2014 season this past week, winning one game out of a pair of home doubleheaders in Northeast Iowa Conference play. The Indians split their first doubleheader of the week by extremes Tuesday, July 8, defeating New Hampton by a 13-3 count in five innings in game one but having those tables turned by an 18-1 count in five frames in the nightcap. The Tribe then finalized its home schedule with a sweep suffered at the hands of Crestwood Friday, July 11 by the narrow scores of 5-4 and 2-0.
The Indians currently hold a 5-24 record on the season that includes a mark of 3-14 in Northeast Iowa Conference play. The Tribe has just one regular season game remaining, traveling to Charles City Tuesday, July 15 for a game to be made up from Monday, June 30. The Indians will then open postseason tournament play this Friday, July 18 at Class 3A second-rated Waverly-Shell Rock.

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