Sports

Wed
28
Mar

Waukon girls golf team returns pair of All-Conference senior letterwinners to lead overall young squad for 2018 campaign


2018 Waukon girls golf team ... Left to right - Front row: Hally Holzwarth, Emily Kolsrud, Mia Strub, Carly Palmer, Abby Shelton, Harli Holzwarth. Back row: Alexis Hogan, Margaret Wacker, Carley Sweeney, Emily Clark, Betsy Anderson. Not pictured: Rylee Einck, Kylee Hager, Cassey Urell.

2018 Waukon girls golf returning letterwinners... Left to right: Kylee Hager and Carley Sweeney.

The Waukon girls golf team will be looking to begin building another solid foundation, as just two varsity letterwinners return from a squad that played to a fourthplace finish at the Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament and also advanced to the Regional Finals round of postseason play last spring before having its season brought to a close. On a team of 14 players this season, those two returning veterans will make up half of a group of just four who have ever competed in high school golf before.

“We have a young team with 10 players out for the first time,” Waukon girls golf head coach Kathy McMillan said. “It’s a year of rebuilding with only two returning letterwinners.”

Wed
21
Mar

Annabelle Dibert emerges to early lead in The Standard’s 2018 Basketball Bracket Challenge

The 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has gotten off to an historic start, with some head-scratching and eye-popping results that have left the tournament about as “up for grabs” as it ever has been. Likewise, the 180 entries in The Standard’s 2018 Basketball Bracket Challenge are likely feeling that same upheaval after a pair of both number-one (Virginia and Xavier) and number-two (Cincinnati and defending tournament championship North Carolina) seeds in the tournament have already been eliminated after just the first two rounds.

Wed
21
Mar

Waukon boys track team returning State Meet experience, senior leadership in its nine letterwinning veterans for 2018 campaign


2018 Waukon boys track team ... Left to right - Front row: Avery Rocksvold, Caleb Opfer, Abe Schwartz, Ethan Krueger, Isaiah Welch, Evan Armstead, Jared Campbell, Peyton Bieber. Second row: Brady Behrend, Ethan O’Neill, Brady Sullivan, Miles Hansmeier, Michael Headington, Micah Treptau, Thomas Byrnes, Michael Sweeney, Emilio Rathbun, John Ronan, Logan Houg, Pryce Hesse. Third row: Lance Egan, Zach Thornton, Carter Benzing, Zach Davison, Luke Pladsen, Dawson Baures, Alyx Ede, Justin Strub, Brixen Hanson, Christian Hernandez, Brock Hatlan, Fourth row: Kannon Boeckenheuer, John O’Neill, Walker Hermeier, Daniel Cowell, Joe Hennessy, Konnor Krambeer, Joe Schwartz, Asher Fahey, Reed Kelly, Tyler Block. Back row: Bradley Kasemeier, Charlie Waters, Sawyer Krueger, Sean Cooper, Brennan Sweeney, Matt Ronan, Jason Troester, Christian Viveros, Conner Schwartzhoff, Creed Welch, Ryan Lubahn. Not pictured: Tanner Peterson, Mitchell Snitker, Andrew Mellick, Tanner Mitchell.

2018 Waukon boys track returning letterwinners ... Left to right - Front row: Abe Schwartz, Ethan Krueger, Isaiah Welch, Evan Armstead. Back row: Brady Sullivan, Dawson Baures, Jared Campbell. Not pictured: Tanner Peterson, Mitchell Snitker.

The 2018 Waukon boys track team will benefit from the experience of nine varsity letterwinners returning from last season, with nearly half of those returning with the ultimate experience every high school track and field athlete would like to have from qualifying for the State Meet. Those nine veterans include seven seniors, one junior and one sophomore who will all be looked to for leadership of this season’s squad made up of 56 total members.

Wed
21
Mar

Waukon girls track team returns large group of 18 varsity veterans, welcomes promising freshman class for its 2018 spring campaign


2018 Waukon girls track team ... Left to right - Front row: Lia Maffini, Lauren Elliott, Alexz Grampovnik. Second row: Bailey Shafer, Kailey Smith, Zaida Bockman, Megan O’Neill, Brooke Wasson, Brigid Berns, Cassidy Byrnes, Lauren Behrend, Leah Bulman, Maddie Ahlstrom, Lauren Griffith. Third row: Maddy Waters, Skylar Garrett, Maya Bossom, Olivia Byrnes, Ella Hermeier, Nevaeh Bushaw, Alison Sherman, Hailey Regan, Regan Griffith, Katelyn Benzing. Fourth row: Madelyn Marti, Sierra Mulholland, Lilly Kossman, Ellec Armstead, Katie Gress, Maddie Mellick, Annika Headington, Delaney Nagel, Alyssa Nesseim. Back row: Haylee Thesing, Shelby Wyninger. Not pictured: Laurel Keenan, Sydney Ross.

2018 Waukon girls track returning letterwinners ... Left to right - Front row: Madelyn Marti, Lauren Griffith, Brooke Wasson, Lauren Elliott, Alexz Grampovnik, Alyssa Nesseim, Hailey Regan, Alison Sherman. Back row: Ellec Armstead, Zaida Bockman, Megan O’Neill, Brigid Berns, Cassidy Byrnes, Lauren Behrend, Leah Bulman, Katelyn Benzing. Not pictured: Laurel Keenan, Sydney Ross.

A large returning class of 18 varsity veterans will help lead the way for the 2018 Waukon girls track season now getting underway. That returning list of experience for this season’s track Tribe will feature just three seniors and near equal totals of eight juniors and seven sophomores to headline an overall crew of 37 track and field athletes.

Those varsity veterans include just a pair of competitors with the ultimate experience of State Meet qualification, as senior Lauren Elliott and sophomore Alyssa Nesseim return from their first-time competitions at the season grand finale as members of the Indians’ distance medley relay crew that qualified to compete among the Class 2A elite last spring. Seniors Alexz Grampovnik and Laurel Keenan join Elliott as the senior trio leading that returning veteran crew, with this season’s only other senior competitor being foreign exchange student Lia Maffini.

Wed
14
Mar

Podium placewinning by senior Tristan Hansmeier highlights overall positive 2017-2018 Waukon wrestling season under first-year head coach Mason Berns


Hansmeier wrestles in Iowa-Minnesota Border Battle ... Waukon wrestling 170-pound senior Tristan Hansmeier was among the top senior wrestlers from northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota who took part in the 17th annual Iowa-Minnesota All-Star Border Battle dual meet Friday, March 9 at Crestwood High School in Cresco, an event sponsored by the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame in Cresco. A sixth-place finisher in the Class 2A 170-pound State Tournament bracket to top off his senior season for the Indians, Hansmeier squared off against Caledonia senior Zach Schneider (that bout pictured at right), the Class A 160-pound State Champion at last week’s Minnesota High School State Wrestling Tournament. Schneider scored a fall over Hansmeier, and he also won a 4-3 decision over New Hampton senior and Class 2A 170-pound third-place State Tournament finisher Noah Glaser of New Hampton. Schneider provided two of the Minnesota squad’s six wins at the event, as Team Iowa posted a 41-24 team score victory over Minnesota to take a 9-8 lead in the annual series. Photo by Nate Troy, Cresco Times-Plain Dealer.

The 2017-2018 Waukon wrestling team battled through a 7-13 season this winter under first-year head coach Mason Berns. That overall record included a mark of 1-5 in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) competition, placing the mat Indians sixth in the final seven-team NEIC standings.

Wed
14
Mar

Waukon bowling program takes strong step forward in just its second year with first-ever State Tournament qualification of sophomore Matt Rozzell

In just its second year of existence, the Waukon bowling program has already taken a very promising step forward, all the way to the ultimate destination of every high school athletic program, the State level of competition. Granted, that step was taken by a single individual, but Waukon boys bowling sophomore Matt Rozzell carried the entire Waukon bowling program with him when he competed in this season’s Class 1A State Bowling Tournament in Waterloo.

Wed
14
Mar

Final week to register for Park & Rec Youth Soccer Program

The Waukon Park & Recreation Youth Soccer Program is for boys and girls in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Basic fundamentals of soccer will be taught along with team participation. Teams will be grouped together as follows: Kindergarteners will be alone in their own league, first and second graders will be together in a league, third and fourth graders will be together in a league, and fifth and sixth graders will be together in their own league.

Different size fields and balls will be used to accommodate the different ages and skill levels. All players must wear shin guards and those shin guards must be covered by socks or pants. Cleats are optional.

Wed
07
Mar

Waukon Junior Wrestling program wraps up 2017-2018 season ...

Young wrestlers in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade took part in the Waukon Junior Wrestling program during a recently completed season that lasted from November through January. This season saw the club members compete in four different team tournaments, including the South Winneshiek Tournament at Calmar, the MFL Duals at Monona, the Legends Youth Wrestling Tournament at Cresco (where the Waukon club won the $100 award for bringing the most kids to the tournament), and hosting their own Heffern/Lonning/Mathis Memorial Tournament at Waukon High School, where the club won the third-place team award. The Waukon Junior Wrestling program teaches basic moves for beginners and more advanced moves for seasoned wrestlers. Club leaders and members would like to express their appreciation to the coaches, sponsors and parents for a great season and are looking forward to an even better season next year. Photo courtesy of Micah Lynn Photography.
 

Wed
07
Mar

Will participate in Iowa-Minnesota All-Star Border Battle this Friday ...

Waukon wrestling 170-pound senior Tristan Hansmeier will be among the top senior wrestlers from northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota who will face off in the 17th annual Iowa-Minnesota All-Star Border Battle dual meet at 7 p.m. this Friday, March 9 at Crestwood High School in Cresco. The event is sponsored by the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame housed in Cresco and tickets for the event will be sold at the door at Crestwood High School.

Dennis Meirick, president of the hosting Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame, notes that wrestlers from Crestwood, New Hampton, South Winneshiek, MFL/MarMac, Postville and Riceville will also wrestle for the Iowa squad against some of the state of Minnesota’s top matmen from the southeast portion of the state. The Minnesota squad pulled off a 37-30 win in last year’s Border Battle to even the series at eight wins for each squad.
 

Wed
07
Mar

Kee girls basketball team has season ended at every team’s ultimate destination by 61-45 loss to eventual State Runner-Up Newell-Fonda


Best-ever season ended by eventual State Runner-Up ... Members of the Kee girls basketball team display their State Tournament Quarterfinalist trophy after their 61-45 loss in the first-round of the Class 1A State Tournament to fourth-rated Newell-Fonda Wednesday, February 28. The loss ended the Hawks’ 2017-2018 season at a best-ever 22-2 overall record that included a first-ever five-player Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) championship with an undefeated 12-0 UIC mark. Newell-Fonda went on to finish as the Class 1A State Tournament Runner-Up, falling to now three-time Class 1A State Champion Springville. Kee’s only other loss on the season came to undefeated Class 3A State Champion Crestwood, who capped off a perfect season by winning its first-ever girls basketball state championship. Left to right - Front row: Elena Rolfs, Laura Colsch, Katie Brennan, Nicki Wood, Annabelle Dibert, Kristina Dibert, Ashlyn Seitz. Back row: Meredith Gruber, Makayla Peters, Makayla Walleser, Ashley Schwartzhoff, Chloe Severson, Kendra Cooper, Heather Mooney. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee girls basketball team prided itself on a defensive effort very difficult to solve this season, limiting opponents to a season average of just under 31 points per game that helped the Hawks to just a single-loss regular season and their second-ever State Tournament qualification. The only two teams to successfully solve that Kee defensive puzzle this season also seemed to solve nearly everyone else’s as they both played to the State Championship game of their respective State Tournament bracket with undefeated season records, one of those solvings ultimately bringing the Hawks’ best-ever season on record to a final close where all other teams strive to be.

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