Sports

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24
Oct

Waukon football team secures first undefeated district championship in Class 2A era, first-round play-off game at home with 40-22 win over North Fayette Valley


Denying the defense ... Waukon football sophomore runningback Ethan O’Neill stiff arms this North Fayette Valley defender on his way to the endzone in the Indians’ 40-22 home victory over the TigerHawks Friday, October 19. O’Neill finished the game with nearly 150 yards of total offense, carrying the ball 20 times for 96 yards and catching seven passes for 48 more yards. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Already knowing they had wrapped up a fifth State Play-Off berth since beginning play in the Class 2A field in 2012, the Waukon football team still had a great deal to play for when it hosted North Fayette Valley in the final game of the 2018 regular season and Class 2A District 4 play Friday, October 19. Regardless of the game’s final result, the Indians were going to have at least a share of this season’s district championship and guaranteed play-off qualification, but they also knew a win would give the program its first outright district championship and undefeated league mark since joining the Class 2A ranks, as well as the hosting of at least their first play-off game.

Wed
24
Oct

Kee football team gives top 10-rated Midland all it wants, has upset bid snatched away in closing seconds to end season with 46-44 loss at home


Senior stop and so much more ... Kee football seniors Shawn Wild (#21 at left) and Josh Walleser (#6 at right) combine their efforts to bring down this Midland ballcarrier in the Hawks’ 46-44 near upset of the top 10-rated Eagles Friday, October 19. In their final games in a Kee football uniform, Wild led Kee’s defense with seven solo and six assisted tackles and also caught a 25-yard touchdown pass. Walleser had four each of solo and assisted stops and also hauled in career-high totals of 13 passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns. 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.

It might be said that the Kee football team saved its best for last, as the grid Hawks’ final game of the season looked to be an upset of Eight-Player top 10-rated Midland at home Friday, October 19. Unfortunately, the visiting Eagles also saved their best for last, as they scored a final touchdown with just 23 seconds left to play to avoid the upset loss, instead stealing a 46-44 victory away from the Hawks.

Wed
17
Oct

Waukon football team clinches Class 2A District 4 championship, automatic play-off qualification after holding off feisty Anamosa team for 44-24 victory

The Waukon football team accomplished more than just another victory with its 44-24 road win at Anamosa Friday, October 12. That win also earned the grid Tribe automatic qualification for the Class 2A State Play-Offs and a chance at what’s believed to be its first outright district championship in program history.

“We are pleased to know we have a play-off berth with one game to go,” Waukon football coach Chad Beermann said. ‘However, we want to win the district outright. Monticello or Columbus could tie us in district wins, though we have the head-to-head (advantage for play-off qualification). We are gunning for what we believe to be Waukon’s first-ever outright district title. That would be quite the feather in the cap for this year’s seniors.”

Wed
17
Oct

Waukon volleyball team snaps decade-plus slide against Charles City, plays to third-place finish at the Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament

The Waukon volleyball team put together its greatest week on the court when its beginning to matter the most, wrapping up its final week of the regular season with five wins in seven matches, all against Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) opponents. That success began with the net Tribe’s first dual match win in more than a decade over a traditionally strong but currently struggling Charles City team at the home of the Comets, 9-25, 25-19, 25-19 and 25-23, Tuesday, October 9 before winning four of six matches at the Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament hosted by Decorah Saturday, October 13, defeating that same Charles City team, Decorah, Oelwein and Crestwood but also falling to the NEIC’s top two teams from the regular season, Waverly-Shell Rock and New Hampton, to finish third at the tournament.

Wed
17
Oct

Kee football team dominates Central Elkader in 54-8 road victory

In a battle of teams with 1-6 season records, the Kee football team looked anything but that as the grid Hawks rolled to a 54-8 triumph at Central Elkader Friday, October 12. Setting the tone on both sides of the ball early with both an offensive and defensive touchdown, the Hawks jumped to a 28-0 first quarter headstart and pitched a 54-0 shut-out until Central finally managed its lone scoreboard production in the fourth quarter.

“We challenged the boys to get off to a good start and set the tone early in the game,” Kee football coach Chad Winters said. “They rose up to the challenge and played a dominating first half.”

Wed
17
Oct

Kee volleyball team picks up first Upper Iowa Conference victory with home win over Postville, falls at MFL/MarMac in split of final regular season matches


Senior service ... Kee volleyball senior McKenzie Hawes takes aim at a service attempt in the Hawks’ home match victory over Postville in four sets. The Kee girls dropped a 24-26 first-set loss but swept the final three sets by scores of 25-12, 25-20 and 25-21. 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 volleyball team wrapped up its regular season with a split of its final two dual matches of the season, picking up its first Upper Iowa Conference victory of the season along the way. The Hawk netters opened the week with a home victory Tuesday, October 9 over a Postville team they had lost a pair of weekend tournament matches to, falling in the first set by just a 24-26 result before bouncing back to sweep the final three sets, 25-12, 25-20 and 25-21. The Kee volleyballers then wrapped up their regular season with a loss at MFL/MarMac Thursday, October 11, falling by sweeping scores of 25-19, 25-11 and 25-16.

Wed
17
Oct

Kee cross country teams compete in Upper Iowa Conference Meet; Lady Hawks claim runner-up team finish and Kee boys place fourth


All-Conference runner-up honors ... Kee girls cross country freshman Haley Meyer ran to runner-up honors in her first-ever varsity Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) Meet hosted by North Fayette Valley Thursday, October 11. Meyer’s runner-up finish came in a time of 21:00.13, less than 30 seconds behind UIC champion Jalyssa Blazek, who is pictured with Meyer in the above photo. 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 girls and boys cross country teams wrapped up their 2018 regular season at the Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) Meet hosted by North Fayette Valley High School Thursday, October 11, a meet originally scheduled for Turkey Valley but moved due to soggy course conditions. Ranked sixth and eighth, respectively, in Class 1A, the South Winneshiek girls and boys claimed both crowns at the UIC finale, edging the third-rated Lady Hawks to place them second by four points and the Kee boys finishing fourth.

The Kee cross country girls were paced by a trio of All-Conference top-15 finishes and had all five of their scored runners finish within the top 20 of the 46-runner varsity field to tally 45 team points. South Winneshiek, however, claimed six of the top-15 All-Conference placewinnings, with all five of the Lady Warriors’ scored runners finishing within the top 14 individuals to tally just 41 points and deny the Lady Hawks defense of their UIC crown won last fall.

Wed
10
Oct

Waukon Wellness Center’s fifth annual Turkey Trot to benefit tennis court project

The Waukon Wellness Center will be holding its Fifth Annual “Turkey Trot” 5K Run/Walk Thanksgiving Day, November 22 at 8:30 a.m., beginning and ending at the Waukon Wellness Center. The Center is located directly across from Waukon High School at 1220 Third Avenue NW in Waukon.

All runners and walkers are welcome to join in this traditional pre-feast workout. The event is being held in part this year to help fund the new community tennis court project planned for location diagonally across the street from the Wellness Center near the new concession stand.

Wed
10
Oct

Kee volleyball team falls to South Winn at home, plays in Riceville Tournament


Block party ... Kee volleyball junior Matteson Weymiller (left) and sophomore Jada Mitchell (right) team up for a block attempt in the Hawks’ home Upper Iowa Conference loss to South Winneshiek Thursday, October 4. The Hawks were swept in three sets by the Warriors by scores of 19-25, 13-25 and 22-25. 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 volleyball team played through a busy week full of two dual matches followed by a weekend tournament. Those two dual battles were in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play and left the Hawk netters still in search of their first UIC win this season, Kee falling at Clayton Ridge by scores of 12-25, 17-25 and 11-25 Tuesday, October 2 before also falling at home to South Winneshiek by sweeping finals of 19-25, 13-25 and 22-25 Thursday, October 4. The Hawks then split two matches reported from the Riceville Tournament Saturday, October 6, defeating the host school but falling to Postville, both in three-set battles.

Wed
10
Oct

Waukon volleyball team falls at Crestwood in NEIC play, wins one of three bouts at Hudson Tournament

The Waukon volleyball team came within a few points of breaking a now month-long dual match losing streak this past week before finally breaking a similar overall streak of three weeks with a weekend tournament match victory. That dual match close call came in a Northeast Iowa Conference match at Crestwood Tuesday, October 2 where the net Tribe fell by scores of 16-25, 11-25, 25-21, 25-19 and 13-15, with the Indians then winning one of three pool play matches at the Hudson Tournament Saturday, October 6, defeating Don Bosco, 21-19 and 21-14, and falling to South Tama, 19-21 and 17-21, and to Aplington-Parkersburg, 17-21 and 12-21.

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