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16
Sep

New, larger press box at Waukon High School to be dedicated this Friday


The new press box at the Waukon High School football/track and field stadium will be formally dedicated in honor of 2004 Waukon High School graduate Mitch Einck in an event planned for halftime of this Friday’s Waukon varsity home football game against Dyersville Beckman. The 48’x10’ structure was constructed this summer by Waukon High School Industrial Technology instructor Jed Hemann with some help from students, local contractors and other Allamakee Community School District staff members, and it spans half again as far as the previous 32’x10’ press box that originally hovered above the home team bleachers. A donation of $26,500 by the Einck family helped make the project possible, including some additional forward-thinking amenities within the project. That donated funding was the product of the generosity of family members and friends of the Einck family at the second annual Mitch Einck Memorial Golf Outing held in June of 2014.

The Waukon Indian home football game this Friday, September 18 will feature much more than the hosting of a highly-regarded Dyersville Beckman team, as the stadium at Waukon High School will also host members and friends of the Dave and Nancy Einck family, who will be gathered there to dedicate a new press box overlooking the stadium in honor of their late son, brother and friend, 2004 Waukon High School graduate Mitch Einck.
In a seemingly fitting full circle, the football field and track and field complex where those family members and friends once watched Mitch perform as a student-athlete at Waukon High School will now, in turn, be kept watch over by that new, larger press box that will be formally dedicated in Mitch’s memory at halftime of this Friday’s varsity football game, just over three years to the day that an accidental fall claimed his life September 16, 2012 at the tender age of 26.

Wed
09
Sep

Waukon volleyball team begins season with lone match win over Postville during busy opening week


Waukon volleyball senior libero Kaela Wood blasts away for a serve in the Indians’ season-opening match victory at home over Postville Tuesday, September 1. Wood dug up seven saves and converted 12 of her 14 serves for three aces in the match, a pair of those service winners coming in a final six-point surge she served up to help the Indians clinch the third-set triumph in the match. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon volleyball team got its 2015 season off to a very busy start with two dual matches and a weekend tournament in the Tribe’s opening week of competition this past week. Just one of those first eight matches of the Indians’ season ended up in the win column, however, as the Tribe netters opened the season with a match victory at home over Postville Tuesday, September 1 by scores of 23-25, 25-21, 25-16 and 25-16. The Indians then opened Northeast Iowa Conference play with a sweeping home loss to Crestwood Thursday, September 3 by scores of 26-28, 21-25 and 24-26 before splitting two matches and being swept in four others at the Mabel-Canton Tournament played Saturday, September 5 in Minnesota.

Wed
09
Sep

Kee football team opens home schedule with 44-12 loss to Rockford


Kee football junior A.J. Gagner wraps up this Rockford ball carrier in the Hawks’ 44-12 home loss to the Warriors Friday, September 4. Gagner was among three Hawks who each posted a team-high four solo tackles in the contest. 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.

The Kee football team opened its home schedule Friday, September 4 and was a more than gracious host in suffering a 44-12 loss to the visiting Rockford Warriors. The host Hawks gave up two fumbles and four interceptions, four of those turnovers being capitalized on by the visiting Warriors for a majority of their touchdown total on the night, including a pair of fumbles that fueled a 30-6 outscoring of the Hawks in a fateful second quarter. The Hawks are scheduled to remain at home this Friday, September 11 to begin their Eight-Player District 3 schedule against Turkey Valley. The Trojans come off a 64-28 home loss to Riceville this past Friday but have an even, 1-1 record on the season with a season-opening win over Rockford, 58-20.

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Wed
09
Sep

Kee volleyball team falls in home double-dual vs. Turkey Valley and New Hampton


Kee volleyball senior Mikayla Gavin swings away for an attack in the Hawks’ home double-dual loss to Turkey Valley and New Hampton Thursday, September 3. Gavin recorded two each of kills and solo blocks in the match against New Hampton, along with converting all five of her serves. 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.

The Kee volleyball team got its home schedule underway Thursday, September 3 by hosting both Turkey Valley and New Hampton. Both opposing teams featured a heavy dose of senior leadership that proved fateful for the host Hawks, as they won just one of six sets played in being swept in both dual matches.
The Hawks will next play host to South Winneshiek Thursday, September 10 before playing in the Kepros Tournament hosted by Crestwood High School in Cresco Saturday, September 12. Kee will then play at Central Elkader Thursday, September 17 and then the Waukon Tournament Saturday, September 19.

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Wed
09
Sep

Waukon football team stays undefeated with 28-17 home win over Decorah


Waukon football junior Tanner Mathis goes airborne to snatch this first quarter pass out of the air in the Indians’ 28-17 home win over Decorah Friday, September 4. Mathis caught four passes for 55 yards, including a team-high two touchdowns of nine and five yards. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon football team opened its 2015 home schedule with another air show, throwing for more than 200 yards and three touchdowns in defeating long-time rival Decorah Friday, September 4 by a 28-17 final result. The Indians defeated the visiting Vikings on the grid iron for the first time since the 2007 season, which was also the last time the Vikings started a football season 0-2 and ultimately ended up with a losing season record. The game was played under warm, humid conditions that proved troublesome for both squads.
The Indians will wrap up their non-district schedule for this season with a trip to Cresco this Friday, September 11 to take on a 1-1 Crestwood Cadet team that comes off a 34-19 road victory at Hampton-Dumont this past Friday. The Cadets suffered a 14-6 home loss to New Hampton to open the season.

Wed
09
Sep

Waukon girls cross country team places ninth at Oelwein Invitational to begin 2015 season


Waukon girls cross country freshman Megan O’Neill (left) and sophomore Gabby Marti (right) led the Indians to a ninth-place team placewinning with consecutive finishes at the season-opening Oelwein Invitational Tuesday, September 1. O’Neill placed 37th overall, 35th for team scoring, in a time of 23:11 and Marti was right behind her in 38th place overall, 36th for team scoring, in 23:16. Photo by Dave Davies.

The Waukon girls cross country team got its 2015 season underway with a team finish near the middle of the 16-team final scoring at the Oelwein Invitational Tuesday, September 1. The Lady Indians racked up 239 points to finish ninth out of 16 teams scoring at the meet in their first-ever 5K race under the new Iowa high school distance for girls this season. The Indians were scheduled to compete in the Waverly-Shell Rock Invitational Tuesday, September 8 before taking part in the North Fayette Invitational Saturday, September 12. The Tribe will then take part in the Starmont Invitational Tuesday, September 15.

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Wed
09
Sep

Waukon boys cross country team opens season with third-place finish at Oelwein


Waukon boys cross country juniors Austin Day (left photo) and Tyler O’Neill (right photo) tallied top-10 individual finishes to lead the Indians to a third-place team finish at the season-opening Oelwein Invitational Tuesday, September 1. O’Neill rounded out the meet’s top five individuals with his fifth-place finish in a time of 17:25, with Day placing ninth in the 134-runner field with a clocking of 17:51. Photos by Dave Davies.

The Waukon boys cross country team got its 2015 season off to a strong start, finishing third among 18 scoring teams at the Oelwein Invitational Tuesday, September 1. The Indians scored 116 team points to finish behind a pair of larger schools, including Class 4A Western Dubuque and Class 3A sixth-rated Decorah.
The Indians were scheduled to compete in the Waverly-Shell Rock Invitational Tuesday, September 8 before taking part in the North Fayette Invitational Saturday, September 12. The Tribe will then take part in the Starmont Invitational Tuesday, September 15.

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Wed
02
Sep

Waukon football team begins season with 30-6 victory at South Winneshiek

The Waukon football team opened its season facing one of three State semifinalists on its early-season schedule when the Indians traveled to Calmar to take on South Winneshiek Friday, August 28, a team that lost to eventual Class 1A State Champion Iowa City Regina in the state semifinals last fall but graduated a majority of its offensive and defensive leadership from that squad. Returning a majority of their own squad from last season as seniors this year, the Indians used a strong defensive effort and rattled off 24 unanswered points in the second quarter to pull away to a 30-6 season-opening victory.
The Indians will open their home season this Friday, September 4 against Decorah to continue their non-district schedule. The Vikings come off a 22-7 home loss against defending Class 2A State Champion North Fayette Valley.

Wed
02
Sep

Kee football opens season with 60-12 loss at Riceville

The Kee football team got its 2015 season off to a rough start, falling in a rain-soaked non-district match-up at Riceville Friday, August 28 by a 60-12 end result. The host Wildcats already had a 36-12 win under their belts from a Week Zero match-up against West Central a week earlier, and the Hawks were without a third of their returning letterwinning core for this season opener and lost several other players to injury just before or during the game.
The Hawks are scheduled to open their home schedule this Friday, September 4 against Rockford in another non-district early-season match-up. The Rockets come off a 58-20 home loss to Turkey Valley this past Friday and also suffered a 42-0 defeat at home against Central City Friday, August 21.

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Wed
02
Sep

Kee volleyball team opens season with non-conference split

The Kee volleyball team got its 2015 season underway across the river in De Soto, WI and returned with a split of its first two matches of its fall campaign Thursday, August 27. The Lady Hawks won three of four sets to defeat the host school, 25-22, 25-17, 19-25 and 25-4, but fell to the other Wisconsin school competing, Seneca, in a full five sets by scores of 17-25, 21-25, 25-22, 29-27 and 12-15. Seneca also went on to sweep De Soto in three straight sets in their match. The Hawks have had a week to prepare for their first home matches of the season, hosting both Turkey Valley and New Hampton in a double-dual this Thursday, September 3. Kee will then have another week of preparation prior to its Thursday, September 10 home match with South Winneshiek.

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