Sports

Wed
06
Aug

Named District Coach of the Year

Kee softball head coach Liz Hill was named Class 1A Northeast District Coach of the Year by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association following completion of the 2014 softball season. Hill guided the softball Hawks to their best season in program history that included a school record for wins in a season in Kee’s 34-10 overall record. The Hawks also played to a 20-2 Upper Iowa Conference record to win their first-ever conference championship, and also won two of three games at this season’s grand finale in Fort Dodge to claim Class 1A State Tournament Runner-Up accolades in just the second-ever State Tournament appearance in program history.
 

Wed
06
Aug

Named All-District, First Team All-State

Kee softball eighth grader Kendra Cooper earned Class 1A Northeast All-District honors and Class 1A First Team All-State honors from the Iowa Girls Coaches Association following completion of the 2014 softball season, in which the Hawks played to a best-ever season record of 34-10, a first-ever Upper Iowa Conference championship, and Class 1A State Tournament Runner-Up honors. Cooper led the Hawks this season with a .462 batting average that also included team highs of 67 hits, four triples, seven home runs and 47 runs batted in (RBI). In addition to her offensive leadership, she also paced Kee’s pitching efforts this season with a 22-5 overall record that included team highs of 160-2/3 innings pitched, 172 strike-outs, a .192 opposing team batting average and an earned run average (ERA) of just 1.52.
 

Wed
06
Aug

All-District, First Team All-State

Kee softball freshman Courtney Cooper was honored with Class 1A Northeast All-District honors and Class 1A First Team All-State honors by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association following completion of the 2014 softball season, in which the Hawks played to a best-ever season record of 34-10, a first-ever Upper Iowa Conference championship, and Class 1A State Tournament Runner-Up honors. Cooper was second on the team in home runs and doubles this season with six round-trippers and 12 two-baggers, collecting 53 hits and driving in 39 runs that ranked fourth and third on the team, respectively, this season. She also rounded out Kee’s formidable one-two pitching punch with her eighth grade sister, Kendra, posting a 12-5 season record that included 97-2/3 innings pitched, 144 strike-outs, a .200 opposing team batting average and an earned run average (ERA) of 2.29.
 

Wed
06
Aug

All-District, Third Team All-State honors ...

Kee softball junior outfielder Val Meyer was named to the Class 1A Northeast All-District Team and the Class 1A All-State Third Team by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association following completion of the 2014 softball season, in which the Hawks played to a best-ever season record of 34-10, a first-ever Upper Iowa Conference championship, and Class 1A State Tournament Runner-Up honors. Meyer led the Hawk offense with 19 doubles on the season, finishing second on the team with 66 hits, a .458 batting average and 40 runs batted in (RBI). She also played a solid outfield for Kee’s defense, committing just one error on the season.
 

Wed
06
Aug

Shooky Fink 13 and Under Baseball Tournament Champions

The Waukon Park and Recreation 13 and Under baseball team won its division of the annual Shooky Fink Tournament held at New Albin Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19. The team won its tournament pool by defeating the Hokah, MN seventh grade team, 10-2, and a team from Caledonia, MN, 4-1, during Friday’s competition to earn a spot in the tournament championship game Saturday, where the Waukon team clinched the tournament title with a 5-3 victory over the Hokah, MN sixth grade team. Pictured above, left to right, are: Front row - Coach Mark Hawes, Michael Headington, Miles Hansmeier, Brady Sullivan, Brock Hatlan, Logan Houg. Back row - Coach Austin Troendle, Robbie Drew, Pryce Hesse, Levi McGeough, Patrick Waters, Wyatt Little, Carson Wille, Carson Jones, Coach Marshall Lyons. Submitted photo courtesy of Cassandra Drew.

Wed
06
Aug

Kee baseball team posts 23-17 record during 2014 campaign

The 2014 Kee baseball season finished with above average results with a 23-17 overall season record, but not necessarily at that same level in comparison to recent Kee baseball legacy. For the first time in 10 seasons the baseball Hawks fell short of an Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) championship, and for the first time in recent memory as well, Kee’s diamond dwellers played just two postseason tournament games, both of those shortcomings being the result of significant overall improvement in UIC competition this season, according to legendary Kee baseball Coach Gene Schultz.

Wed
30
Jul

SILVER LINING: Kee softball team wins two of three to finish as Class 1A State Runner-Up


Members of the Kee softball team hoist their Class 1A State Tournament Runner-Up trophy toward their cheering crowd following their 12-1 loss to Class 1A dynasty Akron-Westfield in the State Championship game at Fort Dodge Friday, July 25. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

A trio of Kee softball players, including eighth grade pitcher Kendra Cooper, sophomore second baseman Ellie Cooper and senior catcher Ellie Heiderscheit, were named to the Class 1A All-Tournament Team after the softball Hawks played to their Class 1A State Runner-Up finish at the season grand finale this past week. Pictured above, left to right, are members of this year’s Class 1A All-Tournament Team: senior Kayla Tindall (Team Captain) of Akron-Westfield, Kendra Cooper, Ellie Cooper and Ellie Heiderscheit of Kee, sophomore Katie Johnson and junior Kortney Hedlund of Akron-Westfield, senior Morgan Rose of AGWSR, eighth grader Kaitlyn Schad of Martensdale-St. Mary’s, senior Madison Fryslie of AGWSR, sophomore Jamie Jordan of Martensdale-St. Mary’s, and freshman Bailey Davis of Akron-Westfield.

“WE BELIEVE ...”
It was a simple statement on the back of the t-shirts worn by Kee softball players and fans as they made their way to Fort Dodge this past week. But after the Class 1A State Softball Tournament dust has settled, most others who watched the softball Hawks play their way to their State Tournament runner-up finish with two wins in three games now believe as well.

Thu
24
Jul

ON TO THE TITLE GAME!

The Kee softball team and its fans celebrate the Hawks' 3-1 victory over AGWSR in the semifinal round of the Class 1A State Tournament Thursday afternoon, July 24 in Fort Dodge. With bases loaded and just one out in the books in the seventh inning, Kee's defense did what it needed to get the final outs and secure the 3-1 victory, advancing the Hawks to the Class 1A State Championship game at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25. Check out next week's Standard for full coverage of the Hawks' road to State Tournament glory!

Wed
23
Jul

Waukon baseball team has season brought to a close at #2 Waverly-Shell Rock


Waukon baseball junior first baseman Sully Bucheit nabs this ball out of the air for an out in the Indians’ 15-3 first-round district tournament loss at second-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, July 18. Bucheit was one-for-two at the plate with a walk in the ballgame. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The 2014 Waukon baseball team brought both its regular season and its overall season to a close within just a few days of one another this past week, both ending on differing notes. The Indians wrapped up their regular season with an 11-6 victory at Charles City Tuesday, July 15 in a game originally scheduled for June 30 before having their season brought to completion by a 15-3 loss at second-rated Waverly-Shell Rock in the opening round of Class 3A District Tournament play Friday, July 18.
The Indians finished their season with a 6-25 overall record that includes a 4-14 mark that places them seventh in the final Northeast Iowa Conference standings. Waverly-Shell Rock went on to defeat Decorah, 10-9, in the Class 3A District 5 championship game Monday, July 21 to earn a Substate berth.

For more complete coverage, pick up this week's print edition of The Standard or check out our electronic edition.
 

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