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May

Waukon girls golf team wraps up 2015 season


Waukon girls golf senior Kelsey Cota eyes this chipping opportunity during the Indians’ fourth-place finish at the Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament hosted by the Tribe lady linksters Monday, May 11. Cota scored a 111 on her final 18 holes of high school competition on her home course and then had her high school golf career brought to a close Monday, May 18 with the Indians’ third-place finish at their Class 3A Regional Tournament at Clermont, where Cota shot a 107. Standard photo by Bob Beach. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon girls golf team had its 2015 season brought to a close this past week, playing in what amounted to its final two tournaments of the spring season. The Lady Indians played to a fourth-place team finish in the Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament played on their home course Monday, May 11 before closing out their season with a third-place team finish at their Class 3A Regional First Round Tournament Monday, May 18 at Clermont.

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Wed
20
May

Waukon boys golf team finishes eighth in Class 3A Sectional field


Waukon boys golf junior Connor Hanson follows through on a tee-off effort in the Indians’ Class 3A Sectional Tournament Friday, May 15 at Decorah. Hanson led the Indian team scoring in their eighth-place finish in the tournament’s final team standings, carding an 18-hole total of 85 strokes. Standard photo by Bob Beach. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon boys golf team got its postseason tournament trail underway at its Class 3A Sectional Golf Tournament at Oneota Golf and Country Club in Decorah Friday, May 15. That postseason trail will extend no further for the Indian linksters, as they finished outside of the top-two team finish required to advance on to the Class 3A District Tournament, finishing in eighth place in the eight-team Sectional field with a team score of 386 strokes.

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Wed
20
May

Waukon track girls qualify four events for Class 3A field of State Track Meet


The Waukon girls track sprint quartet pictured above punched their tickets for a return trip to the Class 3A State Meet in Des Moines in a pair of sprint relays as a foursome by claiming a pair of runner-up finishes together at the Class 3A State Qualifying Meet in Decorah Thursday, May 14. Left to right in the above photos, junior Nicole Behrend, sophomore Regan Wasson, senior Lyvia Bulman and junior Madison Snitker teamed up to earn automatic State Meet qualification with second-place finishes in the 4x200 relay, in a time of 1:48.52, and in the 4x100 relay, with a clocking of 52.69 seconds. Lyvia Bulman, Behrend and Snitker also teamed up with sophomore Lanci Bulman for a fourth-place finish in the 800 meter sprint medley that was also good enough for State Meet qualification based on performance result with a time of 1:54.75. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon girls track season neared completion in very familiar fashion, as for the third consecutive year the Indian track girls have qualified three sprint relay events for the Class 3A field of the Iowa High School State Track Meet. This year, however, those sprint relays will have additional company at that season grand finale.

Wed
20
May

Waukon boys track team qualifies four events for Class 3A State Track Meet


The four members of the Waukon boys track team 4x800 relay pictured above ran their way to a Class 3A State Qualifying championship at Decorah Thursday, May 14 to earn automatic qualification for the Class 3A field of the State Track Meet. Left to right in the photos above, senior Marshall Lyons led off the championship effort, junior Peyton Hesse and senior Adam Benzing work their hand-off, and senior Landon Sivesind celebrates as he crosses the finish line ahead of runner-up Decorah in a 4x800 championship time of 8:27.08. Later in the meet, Lyons also ran to a runner-up finish in the 800 meter run in a clocking of 2:08.76 to earn his own individual State Meet qualification in that event as well. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon boys track team punched its ticket to extension of the 2015 season by qualifying four events for the Class 3A field of the Iowa High School State Track Meet Thursday, May 14 at the State Qualifying Meet hosted by Decorah. Each of those four events involve return trips by previous qualifiers, including all five seniors on this year’s team.
Two of those State Meet qualifications for the Indians came automatically in all half-mile fashion, as the foursome of junior Peyton Hesse and seniors Adam Benzing, Marshall Lyons and Landon Sivesind earned qualification in championship fashion by breaking the tape in the 4x800 with a clocking of 8:27.08. Lyons then clinched automatic qualification again with a runner-up finish in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:08.76. That foursome had gained State Meet qualification last year in that same relay event, although Hesse was unable to compete in the season grand finale due to a hip injury.

Wed
20
May

Meyer will wrap up Kee track career among Class 1A shot put elite at State Meet


Kee girls track senior Val Meyer powers out this shot put effort for a third-place finish in the event at the Class 1A State Qualifying Meet hosted by Edgewood-Colesburg Thursday, May 14 and qualification for the Class 1A State Meet. Meyer launched the shot 35’11.75” not only for State Meet qualification but also for a new school record that surpassed the previous mark of 35’8” set by 2013 Kee graduate Samantha Galema during her senior track season. Photo courtesy of Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Kee girls track team competed in its final week together this past week, hosting its only home meet of the 2015 season before trying to extend its season as much as possible. The Hawks won that home invitational Monday, May 11, and then had their season brought to a close Thursday, May 14 for all but one team member at their Class 1A State Qualifying Meet at Edgewood-Colesburg, as senior Val Meyer earned qualification for this year’s Class 1A shot put field of the Iowa High School State Track Meet.
Meyer will now compete among Class 1A’s shot put elite this Thursday, May 21 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

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Wed
20
May

Brennan is double State Meet qualifier in 400 and 800 meter events


Kee boys track sophomore Danny Brennan crosses the finish line ahead of the rest of the field in the 400 meter dash at the Class 1A State Qualifying Meet hosted by Edgewood-Colesburg Thursday, May 14. Brennan’s 400 meter dash win came in 53.54 seconds for automatic State Meet qualification, and he also added a runner-up finish in the 800 meter run in 2:05.99 to qualify in that event as well. He will now compete among Class 1A’s elite in both events at Drake Stadium in Des Moines later this week. Photo courtesy of Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Kee boys track team was competing for extension of its season at its Class 1A State Qualifying Meet hosted by Edgewood-Colesburg Thursday, May 14. That extension happened for just one of this season’s Hawks, but it happened in two events, as sophomore Danny Brennan ended up as a double State Meet qualifier for the Hawks in the two events that have become his specialties this season, the 400 meter dash and 800 meter run.
Brennan won automatic qualification for this season’s Class 1A field in the 400 meter dash of the Iowa High School State Track Meet, topping Thursday’s State Qualifying Meet field in the event with a clocking of 53.54 seconds. Although Brennan was just over a second off of a second event championship and automatic State Meet berth, the 2:05.99 runner-up finish he clocked in the 800 meter run was good enough to gain Brennan one of the 12 top non-championship berths in the event out of all Class 1A State Qualifying Meets from across the state.

Wed
20
May

Letter to the Editor: Memorial Day Memories

To the Editor:
At this time of year, I always think of the teachers that gave their time to teach us 11-13 year-old girls flag drills to be performed on Memorial Day and the 4th of July. We did the flag drills on the stage as the school band played. After the program we were taken to the cemetery and we would put our small flags on the servicemen’s graves.
This isn’t the main thing I have to tell about. My husband Ted’s brother served in the navy during World War II on an aircraft carrier. In his last letter to us, he was feeling so sad that he hadn’t received mail from home. A short time later his ship was hit by a kamikaze. He was among the 92 young men killed that day.

Wed
13
May

Waukon boys track team finishes fifth at New Hampton Invitational, sixth at NEIC Meet

The Waukon boys track team got a large dose of Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) competition this past week in its two scheduled meets. The Indians were one of five NEIC teams that competed at the New Hampton Invitational Monday, May 4, finishing fifth in that seven-team overall field. The track Tribe then finished sixth in competing against all of its NEIC colleagues at the annual Northeast Iowa Conference Meet hosted this year by Oelwein Thursday, May 7, falling just shy of winning any NEIC event crowns this season.
The Indians were scheduled to host their own Indian Relays Monday, May 11, but had that meet canceled due to injury concerns with competing in cooler weather this close to the Class 3A State Qualifying Meet looming on the schedule at Decorah this Thursday, May 14.

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Wed
13
May

Waukon girls golf team defeats Oelwein to wrap up dual meet season

The Waukon girls golf team traveled to the Edgewater Golf Club in Oelwein Monday, May 4 for its last Northeast Iowa Conference dual match-up of the season and its only competition of the week. The Lady Indians wrapped up their dual meet season in fine fashion, edging out a 201-207 triumph over the host Huskies.
The Lady Indians were scheduled to host the Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament Monday, May 11 before preparing for their Monday, May 18 Class 3A Regional First Round Tournament at Clermont.

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Wed
13
May

Waukon boys golf team wraps up dual season with pair of losses


Waukon boys golf junior Gus Pladsen sends a putt toward the hole in the Indians’ 185-169 home loss to Oelwein Monday, May 4. Pladsen wrapped up the Indian varsity effort at the meet with a 51. Standard photo by Bob Beach. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon boys golf team wrapped up regular season dual meet play early last week, hosting Oelwein Monday, May 4 and Charles City Tuesday, May 5 in a meet rescheduled from April 7. The varsity squad came up short in both matches, losing 185-169 to Oelwein and 175-169 to Charles City.
The Tribe linksters will now prepare for their Class 3A Sectional Tournament this Friday, May 15 at Decorah.

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