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Tue
16
Apr

Waukon boys golf team finally gets season schedule underway in a busy way, playing seven teams at four meets in a span of five nights


Heading toward the hole ... Waukon boys golf sophomore Reid Deeney watches his putt attempt approach the hole in the Indians’ second-place finish in a home triangular with MFL/MarMac and Postville Tuesday, April 9. Deeney carded a nine-hole round of 45 strokes at the meet.

The Waukon boys golf team was finally able to get its 2024 season schedule underway and did so with a nearly full schedule for the week of four meets in five nights. The Indians finished in front of four of the seven opponents they matched up against in the week, first winning at Crestwood Monday, April 8 by a 185-191 final result before finishing second with a 168 team total that ended up in the middle of MFL/MarMac’s 156 team tally and Postville’s 231 strokes at Luana Tuesday, April 9. The golf Tribe swept a road triangular at Clayton Ridge Thursday, April 11, tallying a 168 team score to better South Winneshiek’s 172 squad result and a 188 stroke total carded by Clayton Ridge, before wrapping up its week with a team count of 173 strokes at home Friday, April 12 that finished behind Decorah’s 165 strokes and a 171 team score tallied by North Fayette Valley.

Tue
16
Apr

Waukon girls golf team takes on five opponents in busy week of home dual and pair of road triangular events


Junior pair leads Indian scoring effort at home ... Waukon girls golf juniors Eva Whalen (photo above) and Alyssa Connelly (photo below) led the Indian scoring effort in their 258-219 home dual meet loss to Crestwood Monday, April 8. Connelly paced the golf Tribe’s varsity team scoring with her round of 61 strokes, and Whalen turned in a round of 63 strokes to rank second in the Tribe scoring. View and find out how to purchase these photos and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon girls golf team played in one of its busiest weeks of the season, competing in three different events over a span of four nights and taking on five different opponents in those meets. The Lady Indians finished in front of just one of those five opponents, as their 232 strokes finished in the middle of a triangular at Luana - behind MFL/MarMac’s 219 strokes and ahead of Postville’s 235 strokes Tuesday, April 9 after having fallen at home to Crestwood  Monday, April 8 in dual meet action, 258-219. The golf Tribe wrapped up that busy week with a third-place finish at the Clayton Ridge triangular Thursday, April 11, tallying 241 strokes to finish just six strokes behind the 235-stroke tie between the host Eagles and South Winneshiek.

Tue
16
Apr

Waukon girls track team wins own Early Bird Invitational at home, finishes third at New Hampton


Individual wins and hurdle highlights ... Waukon girls track seniors Kaitlyn Krambeer (above) and Cameron Johnson (below) each claimed an individual field event win and also joined forces with freshman Kaylin Regan and junior Reese McCormick to win the shuttle hurdle relay in a time of 1:11.99 at the Indians’ home Early Bird Invitational Tuesday, April 9. Krambeer also soared 16’1.75” to win the long jump and Johnson cleared 4’10” to win the high jump. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

For the first time this season, the Waukon girls track team was able to compete in both of its scheduled meets in a week, pulling double duty this past week and claiming top-three team finishes at both meets. The Lady Indians first dominated their own Early Bird Invitational Tuesday, April 9, winning the meet by 60 points, and then brought home a third-place team finish from the New Hampton Invitational Thursday, April 11.

The Lady Indians were next scheduled to compete in the Tuesday, April 16 Crestwood Invitational before splitting its squad between the West Delaware Invitational and Kee Invitational Thursday, April 18. The Waukon girls will then host their own Indian Relays Tuesday, April 23, with details of that second home meet of the season printed elsewhere in a shaded box on this week’s Sports pages, and will then compete at the MFL/MarMac Invitational Thursday, April 25.

Tue
16
Apr

Kee girls track team pulls double duty, finishes fifth at Waukon Early Bird Invitational and seventh at MFL/MarMac Invitational


Trio of event victories ... Kee girls track sophomore Addison Winters glides over a hurdle at the Waukon Early Bird Invitational Tuesday, April 9. Winters won all three of her events on the track during the meet, completing this 400 meter hurdle circuit in 1:10.77 for gold while also winning the 100 meter hurdles in 16.46 seconds and the 100 meter dash in 13.68 seconds. She also finished second in the long jump with her distance of 16’0.25” that was just over an inch out of another first-place finish. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

For the first time this season, the Kee girls track team was able to get all of its scheduled meets in, although one of those meet participations was cut short by weather conditions. With a bit of a limited line-up due to injury and illness, the Lady Hawks finished fifth in the eight-team Waukon Early Bird Invitational Tuesday, April 9 before competing at the MFL/MarMac Invitational Thursday, April 11, completing a handful of events before leaving the meet early due to the cold, wet weather conditions but with a seventh-place team finish.

The Kee girls were next scheduled to compete in the Crestwood Invitational Tuesday, April 16 before hosting their own home invitational Thursday, April 18, with details of that upcoming lone home meet of the season printed elsewhere in a shaded box on this week’s Sports pages. The Lady Hawks are then slated to compete in the Clayton Ridge Invitational Tuesday, April 23 before returning to Monona Thursday, April 25.

Wed
10
Apr

Verland Lenth of Waukon wins The Standard’s 2024 Bracket Challenge

The 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Tournament has played its way to a final champion, as the University of Connecticut (UConn) topped Purdue University in the Monday, April 8 National Championship game, 75-60, to repeat as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion. The sorting out of that 68-team national tournament to this season’s National Championship winner has also resulted in the emergence of the winning entry for The Standard’s Bracket Challenge contest.

The winner of this season’s Bracket Challenge is Verland Lenth of Waukon, as he overcame some average early rounds of picking and a tough third round with some strong final four choices. He was the lone entry this year to choose at least three of this year’s final four teams, selecting UConn, Purdue and Alabama (along with Houston) within his final four teams, and then having UConn defeat Purdue in the finals.

Wed
10
Apr

Waukon boys track team loses two more meets to weather this past week, adds Beckman Invitational for year’s first outdoor competition

With a Monday, April 1 meet at Decorah and the Thursday, April 4 Postville Invitational this past week both being the latest weather victims in the Waukon boys track team’s first four outdoor meets of the season being canceled, the Indians made some late-week inquiries to finally be able to compete in their first outdoor meet of the season Friday, April 5 at the Dyersville Beckman Invitational. The track Tribe won a pair of events and finished second in four more in a meet where no team scores were kept but that included 10 other teams, many of which the Indians don’t often see during their regular season schedule.

The Indians were next scheduled to take part in the Decorah Invitational Monday, April 8 before competing in the New Hampton Invitational Thursday, April 11. Another week of double duty next week includes a return trip to Decorah Monday, April 15 and then hosting their own Indian Relays Friday, April 19.

Wed
10
Apr

Waukon girls track team finally competes on the outdoor track for first time this season, places fourth at Decorah Invitational

Having its first two outdoor meets of the season canceled by weather and its latest meet postponed a day, the Waukon girls track team finally got to take to the track outside for the first time this season when they competed in the Decorah Invitational Friday, April 5. The Lady Indians recorded two each of event wins and runner-up finishes to help tally 77 team points and end up as the fourth-place team in the meet’s eight-team field.

Wed
10
Apr

Kee girls track team finally able to get its outdoor season underway, places sixth at Decorah Invitational for lone meet of this past week

After having its first two outdoor meets of the season canceled by weather and not having competed on the track since the Upper Iowa Conference Indoor Meet more than two weeks earlier, the Kee girls track team finally got its first taste of outdoor competition this season when the Lady Hawks competed at the Decorah Invitational Friday, April 5. The meet had originally been scheduled for Thursday, April 4 but the latest blast of early spring winter weather postponed the meet, with the Hawks tallying four top-three event finishes against a mixed field of local school sizes, tallying 42 team points to finish in sixth place among the eight-team field.

Wed
03
Apr

Waukon girls golf team returns all four players from last season, doubles in numbers for 2024 spring campaign


2024 Waukon girls golf team ... Left to right - Front row: Alyssa Connelly, Eva Whalen, Faith Cooper; Back row: Halea Corwin, Tori Zezulka, Taylor Kiel, Reagan Lubahn, Adelynn Connelly.

2024 Waukon girls golf returning letterwinners ... Left to right: Alyssa Connelly, Eva Whalen, Faith Cooper, Halea Corwin.

The Waukon girls golf team continues its recent trend of regrowing the program, as a squad that yielded just one golfer two seasons ago grew to four last spring, and now this season has doubled to eight young ladies reporting for early-season preparation. This season’s roster of eight golfers includes the return of all four of last season’s players that also includes the one golfer who made up the entire team during the 2022 season, with none of this season’s players yet a senior.

“Doubling the team size from last year was a nice surprise,” Waukon girls golf coach Kathy McMillan shared. “Half the team returns as letterwinners that have playing experience. I will have six varsity players and there will be allowance for scoring, as a team score is made up of four out of six scores.”

Wed
03
Apr

Waukon boys golf team returns half a dozen varsity letterwinners to lead a crew of nearly two dozen young men for its 2024 campaign


2024 Waukon boys golf team ... Left to right - Front row: James Stigler, Drake Reisinger, Landon Burington, Drew Weymiller, Aaron Burke, Ryan Kolsrud, Seth Lloyd, Ethan Whalen; Second row: Reid Deeney, Drake Hankes, Dylan Hogan, Dalton Ellickson, Jackson Moore, Issac Johanningmeier; Back row: Dylan Stegen, Vaughn Stegen, Gabe McCormick, Cashton Lloyd, Mason Wasson, Trevor Peiffer. Not pictured: Hayden Palmer, Connor Stilwell, Caden Cahoon.

2024 Waukon boys golf returning letterwinners ... Left to right: Cashton Lloyd, Dylan Hogan, Drew Weymiller, Dalton Ellickson, Reid Deeney, Dylan Stegen.

The Waukon boys golf team will bring back half a dozen players with varsity letterwinning experience from a squad that turned in a winning record of 6-4 in dual meet competition last season. Those six varsity veterans include representation from each eligible grade level, including a trio of seniors, one junior and a pair of sophomores.

“I am looking for consistency in their scores this year,” Waukon boys golf coach Tharin Benson said of his returning varsity leaders. “I am looking for leadership at practice, and a willingness to dedicate time to short-game fundamentals. Also, course management decisions should be improved.”

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