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Wed
16
Jan

Kee boys basketball team drops home UIC pair by differing degrees


Soaring and scoring ... Kee boys basketball senior Jacob Berns focuses on the hoop as he elevates in the Hawks’ 40-38 home loss to Postville Friday, January 11. Berns scored four points 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 on this website.

The Kee boys basketball team hosted a two-game home stand this past week, coming out on the same unfortunate end of both contests but by differing degrees. The Hawks first fell to South Winneshiek, 69-44, Tuesday, January 8 before battling Postville to a much closer final result but still ending up on the short end, 40-38, Friday, January 11.

Falling to 2-9 overall, 2-8 in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play, the Hawks were next scheduled to travel to Clayton Ridge Tuesday, January 15 before also hitting the road to take on Houston, MN Thursday, January 17. The Kee boys will then play a busy following week, hosting Seneca, WI Monday, January 21 before playing at Turkey Valley Tuesday, January 22 and at Central Elkader Friday, January 25.

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Wed
16
Jan

Waukon boys basketball team begins week with two-game win streak, has that streak snapped but winless NEIC stretch extended with loss at New Hampton

The Waukon boys basketball team played its busiest schedule of the season so far with three games this past week. The start to that week was very successful, with the Indians not only snapping a seven-game losing streak but also beginning a winning streak with back-to-back nights of victory, 82-49 at home over North Fayette Valley Monday, January 7 and 73-63 at MFL/MarMac Tuesday, January 8. The end to the week saw the basketball Tribe have that winning streak brought to an end and also extend a season-long winless streak, thus far, in Northeast Iowa Conference play with a 60-44 loss at New Hampton Friday, January 11.

Now holding a 4-8 season record, the basketball Tribe was next scheduled to host Oelwein Friday, January 18 for its only competition of this week. The Indians will then play at Crestwood Tuesday, January 22 and then at Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, January 25.

Wed
16
Jan

Waukon girls basketball team extends new year winning streak with 44-35 victory at undefeated MFL/MarMac within trio of wins

The Waukon girls basketball team faced its busiest week of the season this past week, but added all three of those games to what is now a seven-game win streak since its only loss of the season just a month ago. The basketball Lady Indians began the week with back-to-back non-conference road wins of 61-29 at North Fayette Valley Monday, January 7 and 44-35 at the home of previously undefeated MFL/MarMac Tuesday, January 8 before finishing off the week with a 44-29 home win over New Hampton Friday, January 11.

Wed
16
Jan

Waukon wrestling team falls at Caledonia, wins one of five duals to place third in consolation pool at Decorah Dual Tournament

The Waukon wrestling team completed a very busy end to its past week of competition, wrestling what amounted to six dual meets within less than a 24-hour period after an idle early portion of the week. The mat Indians first fell at Caledonia, MN Friday, January 11 by a 78-6 final result before wrestling to a third-place consolation finish at the Decorah Duals Tournament, winning just one of five duals at the event Saturday, January 12. The grappling Tribe first fell to all three teams in its Red Pool at the tournament, 56-24 to Waterloo West, 58-18 to South Winneshiek and 64-15 to St. Charles, MN, before splitting its two Consolation Pool duals, falling to Wapsie Valley, 36-30, before defeating Postville, 54-24, to end up third in that final pool.

Wed
09
Jan

Waukon bowling teams come back from holiday break with sweep of North Fayette Valley


Helping the cause with 350 and above series totals ... The Waukon boys bowling pair of junior Logan Van Ruler (above) and sophomore Noah Schellsmidt (below) each rolled series totals of 350 pins or more to help the Indians to their 2698-2638 home win over North Fayette Valley Friday, January 4. Van Ruler bowled games of 207 and 187 for a 394 series, with Schellsmidt adding games of 185 and 165 for a 350-pin series. Standard photos by Joe Moses. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon bowling teams returned to competition following the holiday break, playing host to North Fayette Valley Friday, January 4. That return proved to be a sweeping success, as both the girls and boys teams recorded victories over the visiting TigerHawks, the Indian ladies posting their second win of the season in five competition tries, 2121-1158, and the Waukon bowling boys holding on for a 2698-2638 victory for their fourth win of the season against just one defeat.

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Wed
09
Jan

Waukon boys basketball team falls in pair of narrow battles upon return from holiday break, 78-76 to Charles City and 63-54 to Dike-New Hartford


Celebrating a “grand” scoring landmark ... Waukon boys basketball senior Michael Sweeney (left) receives a commemorative game ball from Waukon boys basketball coach Jed Hemann (right) prior to the Indians’ home game with Charles City Friday, January 4 in honor of reaching the 1,000 point mark in his varsity basketball career. Sweeney’s final basket of the Tribe’s December 21 loss at Decorah pushed him past that scoring landmark, making him just the fourth Waukon boys basketball player to score 1,000 points in his career. That elite scoring list also includes all-time leading scorer and 1982 graduate Scott Sawyer (1,254 points), 2014 graduate Parker Hesse (1,173 points) and 2005 graduate Joe Miller (1,083 points). View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon boys basketball team returned from the holiday break looking to put an end to a four-game losing streak and yet winless Northeast Iowa Conference start to the season. The Indians came within a couple seconds and a couple points of doing both, falling by just a 78-76 result at home against Charles City Friday, January 4 before suffering a 63-54 loss to Dike-New Hartford Saturday, January 5 at Wartburg College in Waverly.

Now holding a 2-7 season record, the basketball Tribe will next play a busy schedule of three games this next week, including back-to-back nights hosting North Fayette Valley Monday, January 7 and then playing at MFL/MarMac Tuesday, January 8 before playing at New Hampton Friday, January 11. The Indians will then host Oelwein Friday, January 18.

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Wed
09
Jan

Waukon wrestling team swept at Decorah double-dual, 10th at Flanagan Invite

The Waukon wrestling team returned from its holiday break with a busy latter half of the first week of the new year. The mat Indians first wrestled in a double-dual at Decorah Thursday, January 3, falling to both Decorah, 57-18, and Sparta, WI, 58-24. The wrestling Tribe then competed at the annual Flanagan Invitational hosted by Crestwood High School in Cresco Saturday, January 5, finishing 10th in the final 11-team standings of that tournament event.

The wrestling Tribe was next scheduled to wrestle at Caledonia, MN Friday, January 11 before competing in the Decorah Tournament Saturday, January 12. The Indians will then take on both Waverly-Shell Rock and Charles City at Waverly Thursday, January 17 before competing in the Riceville Tournament Saturday, January 19.

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Wed
09
Jan

Kee girls basketball team suffers first loss in Upper Iowa Conference play prior to holiday break, wins three other games to help book-end that recess

The Kee girls basketball team played a pair of busy book-ends to the holiday break, winning three of four games that were spread evenly on each side of the new year. The basketball Lady Hawks split the first half of that book-end competition, winning at De Soto, WI, 58-24, Thursday, December 20 before suffering their first loss in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play since the 2016-2017 season, 47-28, to a yet undefeated MFL/MarMac squad Friday, December 21 prior to the holiday break. When the Kee girls returned to the court, they also returned to their winning ways, sweeping back-to-back games with wins of 63-17 at West Central Friday, January 4 and 51-33 at Mabel-Canton, MN Saturday, January 5.

Now holding a 10-2 record on the season, including a 7-1 mark in UIC play, the Lady Hawks were next scheduled to play host to South Winneshiek Tuesday, January 8 and then Postville Friday, January 11. The Kee girls will then play at Clayton Ridge Tuesday, January 15.

Wed
09
Jan

Kee boys basketball team returns from holiday break with win at West Central

The Kee boys basketball team returned from the holiday break much like it entered it, traveling to take on an Upper Iowa Conference foe. Fortunately, the Hawks’ returning result was not the same as its entrance a couple weeks earlier, as they posted a 52-34 victory over a winless West Central squad Friday, January 4 to improve to a 2-7 season record that includes a 2-6 mark in Upper Iowa Conference play.

The Hawks were next scheduled to host a pair of Upper Iowa Conference foes, including South Winneshiek Tuesday, January 8 and Postville Friday, January 11. The Kee boys will then travel to Clayton Ridge Tuesday, January 15 before also hitting the road to take on Houston, MN Thursday, January 17.

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Wed
02
Jan

Waukon girls basketball team rolls over Decorah at home, 50-20


New career assist record ... Waukon girls basketball senior point guard Maddie Ahlstrom (center) is pictured with Waukon girls basketball head coach Greg Criswell (left) and her father, Waukon girls basketball volunteer assistant coach Brian Ahlstrom (right), after receiving a commemorative basketball prior to the start of the Lady Indians’ Friday, December 21 home game with Decorah. The pre-game ceremony honored Ahlstrom’s setting of a new career assist record for the Waukon girls basketball program. She dished out five assists in the Lady Indians’ 64-59 win at Caledonia, MN Tuesday, December 18 to push her past the previous career assist record of 210 assists previously held by 2010 Waukon High School graduate Tatum (Meyer) Wagner. Submitted photo.

The Waukon girls basketball team played host to a yet winless Decorah team just prior to the holiday break Friday, December 21. The hardcourt Tribe  held the visiting Vikings to just six total field goals in the contest, with just one of those coming in the first half on the way to an early dominating lead and eventual 50-20 Indian victory.

Improving to a 7-1 overall season record, and now with a 4-1 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference play, the Lady Indians are scheduled to return to action after the new year with a Friday, January 4 Northeast Iowa Conference contest at Charles City.

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