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Wed
19
Jun

Waukon baseball team to host own Jeff Houg Tournament this Saturday

The Waukon baseball team will host its annual Jeff Houg Tournament this Saturday, June 22, originally planning to host three other teams in a four-game bracketed tournament but having the team from Tripoli pull out of the tournament this past week. So, the tournament is currently slated to be played in round-robin format as of the Tuesday morning print deadline for this issue.

The tournament is scheduled to begin with a 10 a.m. match-up between the Indians and South Winneshiek, with Kee and South Winneshiek then slated to play at 12:30 p.m. The tournament will then wrap up with Kee and Waukon scheduled to play a 3 p.m. ballgame.
 

Wed
19
Jun

Waukon softball team opens three-game week with pair of road losses, wraps up week with 10-2 non-conference win over Osage


Firing to first ... Waukon softball junior second baseman Maddie Ellingson rears back for a throw to first base in the Indians’ 10-2 home win over Osage Thursday, June 13. Ellingson drew a walk and scored one run in the win. Photo by Krystal Johnson. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon softball team played a comparatively light schedule this past week in comparison to recent competition, ending up with a single win in three games. The Indians opened the week with a 6-0 loss at Crestwood Monday, June 10 before suffering a 10-8 road loss at North Fayette Valley Tuesday, June 11. The softball Tribe wrapped up the week returning home to post a 10-2 non-conference victory over Osage Thursday, June 13.

Now holding a 9-10 overall record that includes a 2-6 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference play, the Indians were next scheduled to host Charles City Monday, June 17 before playing a NEIC doubleheader at Decorah Wednesday, June 19, hosting Oelwein for the same Thursday, June 20 and returning to Decorah Saturday, June 22 for the Decorah Tournament. The softball Tribe will then play another NEIC double-dip at New Hampton Tuesday, June 25 before hosting Crestwood for the same Thursday, June 27.

Wed
19
Jun

Kee baseball team splits with Class 2A seventh-rated Cascade, suffers narrow twinbill sweep at South Winneshiek in battle of UIC unbeatens

The Kee baseball team played just a pair of doubleheaders this past week, but that limited schedule of just two dates, both on the road, carried some heavy weight as to where the baseball Hawks currently stand just beyond the midway point of their season. Having moved into the Class 1A top-10 of the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association rankings, the Kee baseball boys first traveled to Class 2A seventh-rated Cascade Tuesday, June 11 and earned a hard-fought split with the host Cougars, winning game one by a 7-5 count before falling in the nightcap, 6-3. The Hawks then traveled to previously Class 1A top-10 ranked South Winneshiek Thursday, June 13 for a battle between Upper Iowa Conference unbeatens, but came up just a run short in each game of the league twinbill by scores of 5-4 and 1-0.

Wed
12
Jun

Waukon softball wins two of five games, finishes third at Riceville Tournament


First homerun of her varsity career ... Waukon softball senior first baseman Brigid Berns (#10) arrives at home to a congratulatory mobbing by her teammates after blasting a two-run homerun to get the Indians on the scoreboard in their 8-3 home loss to New Hampton Thursday, June 6. In addition her first-ever varsity roundtripper, Berns also connected on a single to go two-for-three to drive in a team-high two runs and score another run. Photo by Krystal Johnson. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon softball team played to a 2-3 record in its five games this past week, first riding a rollercoaster in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) competition early in the week before splitting two games played at the Riceville Tournament Saturday, June 8. The Indians first fell to Decorah at home, 17-4, Monday, June 3 before pulling out a 9-7 victory at Oelwein in eight innings Wednesday, June 5 and then falling to New Hampton at home, 8-3, Thursday, June 6. The Tribe then competed in the four-team Riceville Tournament Saturday, June 8, beginning with a 9-1 loss to eventual tournament champion St. Ansgar before finishing as the tournament’s third-place team with a 12-4 win over Osage.

Wed
12
Jun

Kee softball team adds sweeps of Postville and Clayton Ridge to Upper Iowa Conference win streak now extended to 66 consecutive victories


One hit from perfection ... Kee softball senior pitcher Heather Mooney winds up for a pitch in the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of Postville by equal scores of 12-0 in four innings each Monday, June 3. Mooney allowed just one hit in the first game of that double-dip sweep, a fourth-inning single for the only Pirate baserunner in an otherwise perfect game thrown by Mooney that included eight strike-outs. Photo by Macie Hill. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee softball team played to its first undefeated week of the season, improving its Upper Iowa Conference winning streak to now 66 consecutive games with a sweep of two more league opponents this past week. Those sweeps included two 12-0 home thumpings of Postville in four mercy-rule innings each Monday, June 3 before the Lady Hawks also swept Clayton Ridge in a pair of road games Wednesday, June 5 by scores of 15-3 in five innings and 9-7. In between those two UIC twinbills Kee was supposed to also travel to Crestwood Tuesday, June 4 but had that game postponed by weather to a date yet to be rescheduled.

Wed
12
Jun

Waukon baseball team snaps double-digit stretch outside the win column with 10-0 home victory over Turkey Valley in middle of five-game week

The Waukon baseball team brought an end to a recent 11-game slide with a win in the middle of a five-game schedule this past week, posting a 10-0 mercy-rule win in six innings over Turkey Valley Wednesday, June 5. On each side of that win, the baseball Tribe suffered a 6-0 loss at Sumner-Fredericksburg Monday, June 3 and a 14-4 defeat in six innings to Oelwein at home Tuesday, June 4 before being swept in a Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheader at Decorah Friday, June 7 by scores of 13-3 in five innings and 15-0 in four frames.

Wed
12
Jun

Undefeated week for Kee baseball team keeps Upper Iowa Conference record unblemished, results in St. Ansgar Tournament championship

The Kee baseball team played its way to its first undefeated week of the season, sweeping all four of its games this past week, all of them played on the road on just two different dates. The Hawks first kept their Upper Iowa Conference record unblemished with a Monday, June 3 sweep at Clayton Ridge by scores of 15-3 in six innings and 9-2. The Kee boys then traveled to St. Ansgar for a Saturday, June 8 three-team tournament, first defeating Charles City by a 4-3 result before doing likewise to the Class 1A ninth-rated host Saints by an 8-3 final result to win this year’s tournament title.

Wed
05
Jun

Waukon baseball team battles closely, comes up an inning or a play short in several bouts during winless week of five games


A “grand” entrance ... Waukon baseball senior pitcher Levi McGeough approaches home plate to be congratulated by the three teammates he just delivered around the basepaths with a grand slam homerun late in the Indians’ 12-10 loss to Class 3A ninth-rated Waverly-Shell Rock in a home doubleheader sweep by the high-powered Go-Hawks Friday, May 31. McGeough’s fully-loaded roundtripper pulled the Indians within that 12-10 final margin in the seventh inning and capped off plate perfection for him of five hits in five at-bats that also included four singles and a team-high five runs batted in (RBI). Photo by Krystal Johnson. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon baseball team played through a consistently busy week with five games played over four consecutive nights, with a single inning or play in a majority of those games making a difference between at least some of them ending up in the win column and the actual result of all five games missing that mark. Having the week book-ended with facing a pair of top 10-rated opponents in Northeast Iowa Conference play, the Indians began the week with an 8-2 loss at Class 2A 10th-rated New Hampton Tuesday, May 28 before falling in the final inning at MFL/MarMac by an 8-7 final result Wednesday, May 29. A third consecutive road loss for the week, 7-4 at North Fayette Valley Thursday, May 30 in a make-up game from May 21, then gave way to the completing half of that high-end NEIC book-end, a pair of home losses to Class 3A ninth-rated Waverly-Shell Rock by just a 12-10 result in game one but by a 15-0 final count in four innings in the nightcap.

Wed
05
Jun

Kee baseball team plays to another near perfect week with single loss in five games, gets Upper Iowa Conference season off to undefeated start


Combine for a no-hit shut-out ... Kee baseball senior Josh Walleser (above photo) and freshman Jonah Reinke (photo below) combined for a no-hit shut-out of MFL/MarMac in the Hawks’ 4-0 first-game win in their doubleheader sweep of the Bulldogs Tuesday, May 28. Walleser threw the first six innings of the contest, striking out nine batters. Reinke came on for the final inning, striking out two of the three MFL/MarMac batters he faced. Photos by Macie Hill. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee baseball team played to a nearly perfect week on the diamond, opening its Upper Iowa Conference schedule with final result perfection in winning four of five games this past week. That initial Upper Iowa Conference sweep came at home against MFL/MarMac by scores of 6-0 and 6-3 Tuesday, May 28 before the Hawks ventured on an overnight road trip that began at AGWSR with a 6-1 victory Friday, May 31. That road trip wrapped up in Newell-Fonda Saturday, June 1, where the Kee baseball boys took on two other teams that had just one loss so far on this young season. The Hawks first fell to Kingsley-Pierson, 10-0 in five innings, before bouncing back with a 9-8 win over the host Newell-Fonda squad.

Wed
05
Jun

Kee softball team opens UIC season by further extending current league win streak, faces three top 15-ranked teams in winless NFV Tournament

The Kee softball team ended up on differing sides of the win-loss spectrum in playing a total of six games on just three different days, picking up its first wins of the season before ending the week on the opposite end of that result in four weekend games, three of them played against teams ranked among the top 15 in their respective classes. The Lady Hawks’ week began with that high note of its first two victories of the season, a sweep of an Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) doubleheader at South Winneshiek Wednesday, May 29 by scores of 9-4 and 7-3 that kept Kee’s UIC winning streak alive and well at now 62 games. The Hawks then traveled to West Union for back-to-back days of softball action at the North Fayette Valley Tournament, where they faced those three highly-regarded foes in falling in all four games they played.

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