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Wed
08
Oct

Waukon volleyball team falls in NEIC pair, wins one of four matches at Columbus Tournament


Waukon volleyball junior Madison Snitker elevates with focus on this attack in the Indians’ home loss to New Hampton in three sets Thursday, October 2. Snitker finished the match with six kills and three assists. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon volleyball team took part in one of its busiest weeks of the season, playing a pair of dual matches before four additional matches in a weekend tournament. The Indians fell in both of those dual battles in three sets, at Class 4A Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, September 30 and at home against New Hampton Thursday, October 2. The Tribe netters then competed at the Waterloo Columbus Tournament Saturday, October 4, winning just one of four matches at that event. The Indians finished third in their pool after defeating North Fayette Valley but falling to Marion and Columbus, and then also fell in their consolation bracket match to Waterloo West.

Wed
01
Oct

Waukon football team handed 41-14 Homecoming loss by fourth-rated NFV


Waukon football sophomore Tanner Mathis races around the end toward the goal line ahead of this trio of North Fayette Valley defenders in the Indians’ 41-14 Homecoming loss to the TigerHawks Friday, September 26. Mathis caught three passes for 39 yards, including this three-yard touchdown reception out of the backfield. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon football team had its Homecoming spoiled by a 41-14 loss to Class 2A fourth-rated North Fayette Valley Friday, September 26. A strong North Fayette Valley ground game proved to wear down the Indian defense, grinding out 293 yards and five of the TigerHawks’ seven touchdowns in the contest, the Indians ultimately being outgained by a final margin of 359-205 in total offense.
Now holding a 1-4 overall record with a 0-2 start to District 3 play, the Indians will take to the road this Friday, October 3, traveling to Waterloo Columbus. The Sailors are winless yet this season in their five games and come off a 42-21 loss at Oelwein this past Friday, September 26.

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Wed
01
Oct

Kee football pounds CVC, 62-14, at home

The Kee football team put together a full team effort Friday, September 26 in dominating a still learning Cedar Valley Christian (CVC) team that has only been in existence on the football field for the past three seasons. The fledgling Huskies did record their first victory in program history earlier this season, but the Hawks made sure they were not going to be a second victim, routing Cedar Valley Christian by a 62-14 final result at home.
With a 4-1 overall record, 2-1 in district play, the Hawks will play at West Central this Friday, October 3. The Blue Devils come off a 48-26 win at Central City this past Friday, September 26 and currently hold a 2-3 overall record that includes a 2-1 mark in district play.

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Wed
01
Oct

Kee football pounds CVC, 62-14, at home

The Kee football team put together a full team effort Friday, September 26 in dominating a still learning Cedar Valley Christian (CVC) team that has only been in existence on the football field for the past three seasons. The fledgling Huskies did record their first victory in program history earlier this season, but the Hawks made sure they were not going to be a second victim, routing Cedar Valley Christian by a 62-14 final result at home.
With a 4-1 overall record, 2-1 in district play, the Hawks will play at West Central this Friday, October 3. The Blue Devils come off a 48-26 win at Central City this past Friday, September 26 and currently hold a 2-3 overall record that includes a 2-1 mark in district play.

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Wed
01
Oct

Waukon volleyball team falls to Oelwein at home


Waukon volleyball senior Sam Swartz dives to dig up this ball in the Indians’ three-set loss at home to Oelwein Tuesday, September 23. Swartz finished the match with six digs and also led the Indians with three ace serves in converting 11 of her 12 serves in the match. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

In its only competition of the past week, the Waukon volleyball team remained in search of its first Northeast Iowa Conference win after falling to Oelwein at home in three straight sets Tuesday, September 23. The Indians battled the Huskies fairly closely throughout each of the three sets, suffering some lapses in consistency to allow Oelwein to manage the upperhand in all three sets by final scores of 21-25, 19-25 and 16-25.
Now holding a 12-6 overall match record, 0-2 in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play, the Indians were scheduled to travel to Class 4A Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, September 30 before hosting their final home dual match of the season Thursday, October 2 against New Hampton in a “Pink Out” event, details of which can be found in a colored box elsewhere on these Sports pages. The Indians will then wrap up their busy week by playing in the Waterloo Columbus Tournament Saturday, October 4 before traveling to Crestwood Tuesday, October 7.

Wed
01
Oct

Waukon cross country girls place eighth at home invitational


Waukon girls cross country sophomore Grace Blocker works her way through the late portion of the Indians’ home invitational Tuesday, September 23. Blocker has recently returned from an early-season injury, and finished 35th overall in the 59-runner field in a time of 18:37. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.Standard photo by Bob Beach.

The Waukon girls cross country team was nearly a most ideal host at its home invitational Tuesday, September 23. The Indians tallied 184 team points to finish seventh out of eight scoring teams at the varsity level of the meet.
The Indians are scheduled to next compete this Saturday, October 4, when they take part in the Crestwood Invitational hosted by Crestwood High School in Cresco. The Indians will then have just the South Winneshiek Invitational October 7 before competing in their Northeast Iowa Conference Meet October 14 at Decorah.

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Wed
01
Oct

Kee cross country team places ninth at Waukon


Kee cross country seniors Keegan Ahouse led a final pack that completed Kee’s team scoring at the Waukon Invitational Tuesday, September 23. Ahouse finished 54th overall for the Hawks, clocking in with a time of 23:10. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link. Standard photo by Bob Beach.

The Kee cross country team competed at the Waukon Invitational Tuesday, September 23. The Hawks ran just enough runners in the varsity race to compile a team score, tallying 264 points to finish ninth in the nine-team scoring field.
The Hawks were scheduled to compete in the Jesup Invitational Tuesday, September 30 and will then have more than a week off to prepare for the New Hampton Invitational scheduled for Thursday, October 9. Kee will then run in its Upper Iowa Conference Meet hosted by South Winneshiek at Ossian Thursday, October 16.

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Wed
01
Oct

Kee volleyball team sweeps MFL/MarMac and Postville in pair of UIC home matches

The Kee volleyball team posted an undefeated week, sweeping a pair of home matches from two of their closest Upper Iowa Conference foes in distance traveled, but not necessarily in the final score. The Hawks first swept a yet winless MFL/MarMac squad by scores of 25-10, 25-11 and 25-22 Tuesday, September 23 before doing likewise to Postville Thursday, September 25 by final results of 25-20, 25-9 and 25-22.
Improving to an 8-7 overall record, 3-2 in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play, the Hawks are scheduled to host Clayton Ridge Thursday, October 2 before taking part in one of their busiest weeks of the season. That busy week includes a Tuesday, October 7 date at West Central in Maynard and a Thursday, October 9 road date at Edgewood-Colesburg before finishing up with the Saturday, October 11 Hudson Tournament. The Hawks will then wrap up their dual match regular season hosting Starmont Tuesday, October 14 before their UIC Tournament at Starmont Saturday, October 18.

Wed
01
Oct

Waukon cross country boys finish second at home invitational


This Waukon boys cross country foursome finished within six places and 25 seconds of one another at the Indians’ own home invitational Tuesday, September 23, helping the Indians to their highest team finish of the season, second place behind perennial power Decorah. Pictured above, left to right, are juniors Tanner Manning, Isaac Fink and T.J. Treptau and sophomore Austin Day. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

It was home, sweet home for the Waukon boys cross country team, as the Indian distance dandies recorded their best team finish of the season with a second-place team effort at their home invitational meet Tuesday, September 23. The Indians placed all five of their scoring runners within the top 16 individual runners, scoring 59 team points to finish second behind perennial power Decorah’s 24 team points in the nine-team field.
The Indians will now prepare for the Saturday, October 4 Crestwood Invitational. The Tribe will then have just the South Winneshiek Invitational October 7 remaining before the Northeast Iowa Conference Meet October 14 being held at Decorah this year.

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Wed
01
Oct

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by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

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