Sports

Wed
05
Dec

Waukon wrestling team wins one of three duals in season-opening quandrangular, finishes in 11th place at Wapsie Valley Tournament


Undefeated in three matches ... Waukon 145-pound senior Miles Hansmeier has his Nashua-Plainfield opponent under control in a home quadrangular event Tuesday, November 27. Hansmeier scored a 10-5 victory in this match and also scored a win by fall in 27 seconds in the Oelwein dual and received a forfeit in the Indian victory over Postville. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon wrestling team opened its 2018-2019 season with a busy week of wrestling three dual meets and one tournament in its initial week of competition. The mat Tribe began that busy week with a home quadrangular in which it defeated Postville, 48-36, but lost to Nashua-Plainfield, 63-9, and Oelwein, 78-12. The Indian matmen then wrestled at the Wapsie Valley Tournament Saturday, December 1, finishing 11th in the 12-team field.

The wrestling Tribe will next compete in a road double dual at New Hampton Thursday, December 6 against the host Chickasaws and Oelwein before taking part in the South Winneshiek Tournament Saturday, December 8. The Indians will then host Crestwood Thursday, December 13 before wrestling in the Starmont Tournament Saturday, December 15.

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Wed
28
Nov

Waukon High School gymnasium to be dedicated in honor of long-time basketball coach Dave Schoeberlein at December 7 girls home games

Dave Schoeberlein...
Dave Schoeberlein...

A Friday, December 7 event will see the Waukon High School gymnasium dedicated in honor and in the name of a man who likely spent more time and touched more lives in that same gym and during his coaching and teaching career than anyone else. During that Friday, December 7 home game series against Oelwein for the Waukon girls basketball team, a ceremony will be held between the junior varsity and varsity contests to unveil what will be the newly dedicated Dave Schoeberlein Gymnasium at Waukon High School.

Wed
28
Nov

Season opener sees Waukon girls basketball team pull away from Kee late


Leads all scorers ... Waukon girls basketball senior Maddie Ahlstrom drives to the hoop in the Indians’ 50-37 win at Kee to open the season Tuesday, November 20. Ahlstrom scored a game-high 16 points and posted team highs of five assists and seven steals. 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.

Flying freshman ... Kee girls basketball freshman Reagan Mudderman glides to the basket in the Hawks’ 50-37 season-opening loss at home to Class 3A eighth-rated Waukon Tuesday, November 20. In her varsity debut, Mudderman finished with nine points. 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.

In a reversal of recent trends for the two teams, the end result of the last four years was also reversed as the now Class 3A top 10-rated Waukon girls basketball team came away with a 50-37 victory against a Kee girls basketball team working to overcome the graduation loss of a majority of the leadership from its own top 10-rated seasons in recent years. Having swept the Indians in each of the past four seasons since their intra-county match-up has been renewed, the host Hawks held a lead midway through the third quarter before the Indians ended that frame with a 9-0 run on the way to a 21-4 final outscoring that secured the Kee defeat.

The two teams traded blows and leads through the game’s first two and a half quarters, each squad’s pressure defense giving the other team fits at various times throughout the contest. The Indians ultimately came away with 20 steals, shooting nearly 50% from the field, with Kee not having any other statistics reported by press time.

Wed
28
Nov

Kee boys basketball team to benefit from seven returning veterans


2018-2019 Kee boys basketball team returning letterwinners ... Left to right - Front row: Lewis Peters, Cade Rasque, Dylan Walleser, Josh Walleser. Back row: Ryan Whalen, Jacob Berns, Shawn Wild. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

The Kee boys basketball team will look to reap the benefits of veteran experience as seven returning letterwinners return for Coach Pat Sullivan for the 2018-2019 season. That veteran crew includes at least four of the Hawks’ top five contributors in every statistical category from last winter’s campaign that yielded a 4-19 overall record, including a 3-10 mark in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play that placed Kee in ninth place in the final 10-team UIC standings.

Those seven returning letterwinners include five seniors in Jacob Berns, Dylan Walleser, Josh Walleser, Ryan Whalen and Shawn Wild, with juniors Lewis Peters and Cade Rasque also returning with varsity letterwinning experience. “I look to them to have a winning attitude, to pick each other up when we’re down, to keep working when we’re up, to compete every day in practice, and to set the tone for the entire program,” Coach Sullivan said of his letterwinning returnees.

Wed
28
Nov

Waukon boys basketball team returns four letterwinners as 2018-2019 season gets underway


2018-2019 Waukon boys basketball team ... Left to right - Front row: Carson Wille, Alyx Ede, Pryce Hesse, Carter Benzing, Logan Houg. Back row: Michael Headington, Michael Sweeney, Creed Welch, Asher Fahey, Reed Kelly. Not pictured: Zach Davison.

2018-2019 Waukon boys basketball returning letterwinners ... Left to right: Creed Welch, Michael Headington, Michael Sweeney, Pryce Hesse.

The Waukon boys basketball team will return four letterwinners for its 2018-2019 season, that experience running the spectrum of including this season’s three seniors all the way down to just one sophomore. That veteran crew leads a group of 34 young men hitting the hardcourt for the Indians’ boys program this season and returns from a squad that played to the Tribe’s best season record in nearly a dozen years at 14-9 overall, including a 7-5 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play that placed the Indians in a tie for third place in the final NEIC standings.

Those returning letterwinners include the senior trio of Michael Headington, Pryce Hesse and Michael Sweeney, along with sophomore Creed Welch. Sweeney was the only one of that quartet who was consistently in the Tribe’s starting line-up, as graduation took away nine seniors from last winter’s squad.

Wed
28
Nov

Waukon bowling teams fall at home to Waverly-Shell Rock in season opener


Tops for the Tribe ... The Waukon girls bowling pair of senior Megan O’Neill (photo above) and sophomore Madi Palmer (photo below) each take a turn in the Indians’ 1844-2126 home loss to Waverly-Shell Rock to open their season Tuesday, November 20. O’Neill led all bowlers with a score of 357 consisting of games of 212 and 145, with Palmer rolling game totals of 93 and 153 for a score of 246 that ranked second for the Tribe. 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.

Junior jumpstarts ... Waukon boys bowling juniors Matt Rozzell (above photo) and Nathan Liddiard (below photo) each send a roll down the alley in the Indians’ 2482-2623 home loss to Waverly-Shell Rock to open their season Tuesday, November 20. Rozzell led all scorers with a score of 432 consisting of games of 225 and 207, with Liddiard rolling game totals of 171 and 162 for a score of 333. 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 got their 2018-2019 seasons underway hosting Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, November 20. Despite each of them fielding the top individual scorers in the competition, both the girls team and the boys team lost to the Go-Hawks, the Lady Indians falling by a final result of 1844-2126 and the Waukon boys surrendering a margin of 2482-2623.

The Indians were next scheduled to host Tripoli Friday, November 30. The bowling Tribe will then hit the road for the first time this season, traveling to North Iowa Friday, December 7.

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Wed
21
Nov

Waukon girls and boys bowling teams each return trio of letterwinners for 2018-2019


2018-2018 Waukon girls bowling team ... Left to right: Cloee Hammel, Megan O’Neill, Leslie Halverson, Emma Roe, Cayla Nolting, Madi Palmer. Not pictured: Allie Sletten, Taylor Peterson. Standard photo by Joe Moses.

2018-2018 Waukon boys bowling team ... Left to right - Front row: Joe Kubitz, Ashton Gallagher, Lucas Walby, Jordan Sletten. Second row: Ryan VanderVelden, Noah Schellsmidt, Matt Rozzell, Nathan Liddiard, Logan Kucera, Dakota Flack. Back row: Reese Reisinger, Logan Van Ruler, Bren Regan, Clayton Wacker, Jorden Orr, Teddy Holthaus, Denzel Decker, Jonny Jorden. Not pictured: Johnathon Kiley, Lane Grotegut. Standard photo by Joe Moses.

The Waukon bowling program continues to modestly grow, as head coach Jerry Keenan looks forward to the start of his third season of the newest athletic activity at Waukon High School. The 2018-2019 Waukon bowling team will feature its largest boys’ squad ever with 19 competitors, while the girls squad grew just a bit from last season and now has eight young ladies taking part.

Wed
21
Nov

Waukon Junior High Football ...


2018 Waukon seventh grade football team ...

2018 Waukon eighth grade football team ... The 2018 Waukon Indian eighth grade football team hoped to have an undefeated season, and the coaching staff says the physical and mental skills are there for this group of young men. Injuries, weather and quality opponents prevented that goal, but also helped team members focus on the future of the Waukon football program. Throughout pre-season camp and the 2018 season, skills improved while their overall knowledge of the game grew. The coaching staff says as each individual continues to work hard, they expect a positive outcome in high school for these athletes. Left to right - Front row: Carson Lonning, Tyler Jones, Ayden Blake, Cullen Dickson, Sean Bieber, Nash Pearson, Bryce Schulte. Second row: Ryan Leppert, Colby Brainard, Noah Hatlan, Cade Kelly, Milan Byrnes, Kaelin Crawford, Isaac Roe. Third row: Cody Huinker, Tyler Kiel, Tucker Jackson, Evan O’Neill, Cameron Boots, Carter Schellsmidt, Jakob Regan. Back row: Coach Ben Lange, Ethan Hooten, Gage Koontz, Cayden Ross, Logan Lubahn, Mason Kelly, Isaac Cooper, Coach Tharin Benson. Photo courtesy of Font and Foto, Carlyn Lechtenberg.

The coaching staff of the 2018 Waukon seventh grade football team says the team may not have ended up with the record it had set as a pre-season goal, but that there’s also much more to football than the season record. Coaches say this year’s team members showed perseverance as they came together as a team. They worked hard to improve not only skills but their knowledge of the game. Pictured above, left to right, are members of this year’s Waukon Indian seventh grade football team. Left to right - Front row: Dylan Hogan, Lucas Byrnes, Philip Clocksin, Jacob Courtney, Drew Weymiller, Allen Ludeking, Mason Wasson. Second row: Manager Danny Hennessy, Isaac Ericson, Bralin Regan, Ryley Burington, Wyatt Baxter, Drake Baures, Ryan Kolsrud, manager Ethyn Kelly. Third row: Gabe Waters, Tristian Dundee, Jack O’Neill, Thomas Fossum, Kaden Waters, Bryce Berg, Brody Gress.

Wed
21
Nov

Plenty to cheer about ...

The Waukon cheerleading squad has had a very busy and very successful initial month of its competition season, claiming several top finishes among many other high finishes in three recent team competitions and ultimately culminating in another State Championship. Pictured above holding their State Championship trophy in the Class 2A Time Out Division of competition at that State Championship held Saturday, November 3 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines are members of the Waukon cheerleading squad’s Time Out team. Left to right - Front row: Taya Duehr, Brittney Troester, Michaela Dehli, Harli Holzwarth, Cassidy Young. Back row: Coach Lexie Bieber, Allie Bieber, Chloe Johnson, Angel Flack, Hally Holzwarth, Hailey Howes, Coach Amy Bieber. The squad also finished seventh in the Class 2A Stunt competition, that team consisting of Taya Duehr, Michaela Dehli, Hally Holzwarth, Chloe Johnson and Allie Bieber.

Wed
21
Nov

Kee 2018-2019 girls basketball team working to carry on recent trend of success


2018-2019 Kee girls basketball team ... Left to right - Front row: Haley Meyer, Kristina Dibert, Katie Brennan, Meredith Gruber, Ashlyn Seitz, Reagan Mudderman. Back row: Laura Colsch, Jada Mitchell, Makayla Walleser, Heather Mooney, Makayla Peters, Jaiden Berns, Maggy Weymiller. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

The Kee girls basketball program comes off its most successful season in school history to further add to its most successful era in program history. A best-ever 22-2 season record last winter capped off an overall 82-14 record over the past four seasons for the Lady Hawk hoops program, with key pieces to both of those historical puzzles now having graduated.

Despite that graduation loss of five seniors from last winter’s squad, four of whom graced the Hawks starting line-up for multiple seasons and, thus, took a great deal of statistical and other leadership with them, the work ethic and intangible pieces of that success are seeds planted for others to harvest from in future seasons. A total of eight young ladies from last season’s roster of 14 players return this season ready to work on maintaining the recent trend of Kee girls basketball success as best they can.

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