Sports

Wed
18
Apr

Waukon girls track team finally gets outdoor season underway with fifth-place finish at New Hampton Invite

The Waukon girls track team was finally able to take to the outdoor track in competition for the first time this season, after having had two weeks worth of meets canceled so far to start the season. The Lady Indians traveled to New Hampton Thursday, April 12, managing a half dozen top-six finishes to help compile 52 team points on the way to a fifth-place team finish in the meet’s final nine-team standings.

TEAM SCORES
Iowa City West 196.5; Sumner-Fredericksburg 126; Crestwood 122; New Hampton 103; WAUKON 52; Nashua-Plainfield 47.5; Tripoli 45; North Fayette Valley 44; Turkey Valley 5

JV TEAM SCORES
Sumner-Fredericksburg 67; New Hampton 50; North Fayette Valley 44; Nashua-Plainfield 26; WAUKON 22; Tripoli 18; Crestwood 13; Turkey Valley 3

Wed
18
Apr

Waukon boys track team gets outdoor competition season underway with sixth-place result at New Hampton

A wait of more than two weeks to compete on an outdoor track finally came to a close for the Waukon boys track team, as the Indians traveled to New Hampton Thursday, April 12. The track Tribe claimed seven top-three event finishes to help accumulate 74 team points on the way to a sixth-place finish in the meet’s nine-team field.

VARSITY TEAM SCORES
North Fayette Valley 134; New Hampton 113; Turkey Valley 91; South Winneshiek 87.5; Waverly-Shell Rock 84; WAUKON 74; Nashua-Plainfield 65.5; Sumner-Fredericksburg 46; Tripoli 45

JV TEAM SCORES
South Winneshiek 55; WAUKON 52; New Hampton 33; Waverly-Shell Rock 31; Tripoli 29; Sumner-Fredericksburg 29; North Fayette Valley 24; Turkey Valley 22; Nashua-Plainfield 12

Wed
11
Apr

Waukon High School cheerleading trio selected to perform at All-Star event ...

The members of the Waukon High School cheerleading squad pictured at right were chosen by the Iowa Cheer Coaches Association All-Star cheerleaders directors and choreographer to perform as part of the 2018 Iowa All-Star Team, being selected to cheer at the Iowa High School All-Star basketball games held at Dallas Center Grimes High School Saturday, March 24. In January of this year, Waukon High School cheerleading coaches Amy and Lexie Bieber recorded try-out videos for the All-Star selection process consisting of the girls doing a short cheer, a short dance routine (4, 8 counts) and a toe touch. The coaches also wrote recommendations and skills levels for each of their skills.

Wed
11
Apr

Snitker is IHSADA/NIAAA Scholarship Award Winner and Shrine Bowl selection ...

Waukon High School senior Mitchell Snitker was honored as the 2017-2018 Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association/National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Male Athlete Student Scholarship Award Winner for the state of Iowa at the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association annual convention and banquet held March 25 in Coralville. He is pictured in the center of the submitted photo at right with Waukon High School Assistant Principal and Activities Director Brian Hilsabeck (left) and Waukon Middle School Principal and Activities Director Jen Garin (right).

Wed
11
Apr

WHS cheerleaders selected for 2018 Shrine Bowl ...

Two Waukon High School cheerleaders have been selected as part of the Iowa Shrine Bowl All-Star Cheer Squad and will be cheering at the 2018 Iowa Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Classic to be played July 21 at the UNI-Dome on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in Cedar Falls. That Waukon High School pair is pictured above and includes, left to right, juniors Michaela Dehli and Brittney Troester.

In addition to football and cheerleading, the annual Shrine Bowl benefits the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children by raising sponsorship funding that is donated directly to the Shriner Hospital program. Each individual participant in the Shrine Bowl is asked to raise $800 in sponsorship and/or donation funding.

Wed
04
Apr

Waukon sixth grader Kaitlyn Krambeer recording successful gymnastics season, qualifies for Regional Championships


Representing Dolphin Gymnastics ... Kaitlyn Krambeer (center in above photo), a sixth grade student at Waukon Middle School and the daughter of Brad and Becky Krambeer of rural Waukon, competes for Dolphin Gymnastics out of Decorah. She is pictured above with her Dolphin Gymnastics teammate Brinley Krivachek (left) and their coach Sheila Ford (right). Submitted photo.

Under close watch ... Kaitlyn Krambeer, daughter of Brad and Becky Krambeer of rural Waukon, executes a straddle jump during a recent floor exercise competition as other young gymnasts look on. Krambeer has competed in a number of high-end regional competitions within the past few months and has qualified for the Regional Gymnastics Championships being held April 21-22 in Minneapolis, MN as a member of the Iowa team. Submitted photo.

Kaitlyn Krambeer, a sixth grade student at Waukon Middle School and the daughter of Brad and Becky Krambeer of rural Waukon, is a Level 6 gymnast who recently competed in the Iowa State Meet held in Des Moines. Participants must qualify for that State Meet at one of the other meets hosted throughout the season.

Krambeer started gymnastics when she was just three years old. She has been competing in the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic program since she was seven years old and has qualified for every State Meet since she began her competition in that Junior Olympic program at the age of seven. She is a member of the Dolphin Gymnastics Team in Decorah, and in addition to gymnastics, she is also involved in basketball and softball.

Wed
04
Apr

Kruse wins Bracket Challenge

The 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is now officially over, with Villanova winning this year’s tournament championship. Likewise, the 180 entries in The Standard’s 2018 Basketball Bracket Challenge have also played out to one single champion, that being Jamie Kruse of Waukon.

But, quite the opposite of the NCAA Championship game’s final result, a sizable 79-62 victory for Villanova, Kruse just narrowly edged out three other entries by just a single point to win this year’s Bracket Challenge. Kruse ended up with 136 points to finish just in front of Jim Winters, Marlene Houg and Austin Troendle and their Bracket Challenge totals of 135 points each. Those three finished tied for second place in that order listed above based on their championship game combined point total tie-breaker selections of 140, 146 and 148 points, respectively, with Villanova and Michigan combining for 141 points in Monday’s championship game.

Wed
04
Apr

Waukon girls basketball team plays to 14-7 overall record, finishes tied for second with 9-3 NEIC mark under first-year head coach during 2017-2018 season

Despite seeing its fourth head coach in the past five seasons, the Waukon girls basketball program took a strong step forward during its 2017-2018 campaign, that step taking the Lady Indians to their best overall season record, 14-7, during that same five-year timeframe under the direction of first-year head Tribal leader Greg Criswell. Further evidence of the positive steps made this season could be found in the Tribe’s Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) mark of 9-3 that placed the Indians in a tie for second place in the final NEIC standings and proved to tie their best NEIC record since the Indians’ last State Qualifying season of nearly perfect 2009-2010.

Wed
28
Mar

Former teammates in one sport play against each other in a completely different one...

Cassandra Berger, left, and Ashley Fuhrman, right, took the opportunity for this photo (at right) after their respective teams matched up on the lacrosse field Wednesday, March 21 in Dubuque. Berger’s University of Dubuque Spartans defeated Fuhrman’s Clarke University Pride, 16-12, in the non-conference match-up. “Pretty cool to have two people from Waukon playing against each other in a sport that we didn’t play in high school,” Berger said when she submitted the photo. “Especially considering that we played basketball together in high school five years ago.”

Wed
28
Mar

Waukon boys golf team returns four letterwinners to lead overall young squad in 2018


2018 Waukon boys golf team ... Left to right - Front row: Kelby Bodley, Brady Beyer, Ashton Farley, Connor Stegen, Sean Liddiard, Logan Houg. Middle row: Gabe Byrnes, Tanner Kiel, Carson Jones, Justin Strub, Robbie Drew, Michael Headington, Zech Brink. Back row: Aidan Jones, Daniel Gruman, Ryan Hanson, Brennan Bednarski, Tristan Hansmeier, Gavin Klingeman, Teddy Holthaus, Liam Aldrich.

2018 Waukon boys golf team returning letterwinners … Left to right: Logan Houg, Sean Liddiard, Michael Headington, Ryan Hanson.

The Waukon boys golf team will look to the return of four varsity letterwinners from last season to lead one of its largest overall squads in recent history, as 21 young men have reported for early-season workouts so far this spring. While 21 is a promising number for a program that has been working to see growth in recent seasons, the fact that a majority of those 21 are fi rst-time participants and either sophomores or freshmen has third-year head coach Tharin Benson looking for complements to his quartet of veteran returnees.

“The amount of golfers out this year is a pleasant surprise, it’s great to see all the younger grades go out,” Coach Benson said. “Depth will be a concern. We’re still looking for a couple golfers to fill the rest of the varsity squad. As of now, it’s still up in the air.”

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