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Waukon boys golf team swept at home in pair of NEIC meets


Chipping away ... Waukon boys golf senior Daniel Gruman chips the ball on to the green in the Indians’ 188-178 home loss to Crestwood Monday, April 26. Gruman completed the Indian varsity effort with a round of 51 strokes. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon boys golf team played host to a pair of Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) teams this past week, being most gracious hosts by allowing both visiting squads to take home victories from those dual meet events. The Indians first fell at home to Crestwood Monday, April 26 by a 188-178 final result and then suffered the same fate against New Hampton at home Friday, April 30 by a 176-163 tally.

The Indians were next scheduled to play at Oelwein Monday, May 3 before hosting Charles City Friday, May 7. The golf Tribe will then prepare for its Class 2A Sectional Tournament Friday, May 14 at Pleasant Valley Sports Club in Clermont beginning at 10 a.m.

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Waukon girls track team finishes second at own Indian Relays, edges out team title at MFL/MarMac Invitational by single point


Double champion in final home meet ... Waukon girls track senior Annika Headington launches a discus toss in the Indians’ own Indian Relays home invitational Tuesday, April 27. In the final home meet of her high school career, Headington claimed two of the Tribe’s three event wins at the meet, including a winning toss of 114’2” in the discus and a shot put effort of 41’10” that also claimed gold in that event. Headington also teamed up with the freshman pair of Kaitlyn Krambeer and Breckan Stewart, along with sophomore Maggie Criswell, in running to a third-place finish in the 4x200 relay with a clocking of 1:56.44. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon girls track team was able to pull off double duty this past week, hosting its own home invitational before pulling out a meet win in Monona. The Lady Indians finished fifth in the seven-team field of their own Indian Relays Tuesday, April 27 before edging out Central Elkader by a single point at the MFL/MarMac Invitational just two days later, Thursday, April 29.

The Lady Indians were next scheduled to compete Monday, May 3 at Edgewood-Colesburg but had that meet canceled due to rain. They will now compete in the Northeast Iowa Conference Meet Thursday, May 6 at Decorah. The track Tribe will then prepare for its Thursday, May 13 Class 2A State Qualifying Meet at Jesup, details of which can be found in the May 5, 2021 print edition and e-edition of The Standard.

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May

Kee girls track team claims third at Clayton Ridge, fourth at MFL/MarMac

The Kee girls track team competed in a full schedule with a team at less than full strength this past week due to illness and injury. The result of those efforts left the Lady Hawks in third place at the Clayton Ridge Invitational Tuesday, April 27 and in fourth place at the MFL/MarMac Invitational Thursday, April 29.

The Lady Hawks were next scheduled to compete at Edgewood-Colesburg Monday, May 3 but had that meet canceled by rainy weather. They will next take part in the Upper Iowa Conference Meet this Thursday, May 6 hosted by North Fayette Valley in West Union. The Hawks will then prepare for their Class 1A State Qualifying Meet at Edgewood-Colesburg Thursday, May 13, details of which can be found in the May 5, 2021 print edition and e-edition of The Standard.

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May

Waukon boys track team wins team title at Warrior Relays

The Waukon boys track team had just one competition on its schedule this past week, but certainly made the most of it by bringing home a win from the Warrior Relays hosted by Wapsie Valley High School at Oelwein Monday, April 26. The Indians recorded three each of event wins and runner-up finishes to tally 115 points and edge out the team victory by just two points.

The Indians were next scheduled to compete Monday, May 3 at New Hampton before preparing for their Northeast Iowa Conference Meet Thursday, May 6 at Decorah. The track Tribe will then prepare for its Thursday, May 13 Class 2A State Qualifying Meet at Jesup, details of which can be found in the May 5, 2021 print edition and e-edition of The Standard.

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Apr

Waukon boys golf team opens week with win over Caledonia, but falls at Decorah


Shares medalist honors ... Waukon boys golf senior Aidan Jones tees off in the Indians’ 183-198 home victory over Caledonia, MN Tuesday, April 20. Jones tied for medalist honors at the meet with Caledonia’s Dominick Konkel, each of them carding a round of 44 to lead the entire meet field. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon boys golf team ended up splitting a pair of meets this past week, opening the week with a win and ending it on the other side of that result. The golf Tribe had a Monday, April 19 dual meet at Decorah postponed by cold, windy weather to Friday, April 23, where the Indians fell by a 393-368 final result in a rare 18-hole match-up. Prior to that loss, the Indians extended their win streak to a third consecutive opponent with a 183-198 home win over Caledonia, MN.

The Indians were next scheduled to host Crestwood Monday, April 26 before hosting New Hampton Friday, April 30. The golf Tribe will then play at Oelwein Monday, May 3 before hosting Charles City Friday, May 7 and then preparing for its Class 2A Sectional Tournament Friday, May 14 at Pleasant Valley Sports Club in Clermont beginning at 10 a.m., details of which will be published after they are fully complete.

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Apr

Waukon boys track team finishes second at own Indian Relays


First to the finish ... Waukon boys track junior Logan Delaney heads toward the finish line on his way to winning the 1600 meter run at the Indians’ own home invitational Indian Relays Friday, April 23. Delaney topped all runners in that field by more than 18 seconds, clocking in at 5:00.82. He also led off the track Tribe’s 4x800 relay squad to a third-place finish in a time of 9:01.17. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon boys track team wrapped up its home schedule Friday, April 23 when the track Tribe hosted six other teams at its annually scheduled Indian Relays. Winning four events and finishing second in three more - all in individual efforts, the Indians were able to rack up 137 team points and finish second in their final home meet of the season, with this season’s five seniors, Konnor Krambeer, Sawyer Krueger, Ryan Lubahn, John O’Neill and Creed Welch, each competing one final time at their home track and field venue.

Having a Monday, April 19 meet at Decorah canceled due to weather, the Indians were next scheduled to compete Monday, April 26 at Oelwein and again Monday, May 3 at New Hampton before preparing for their Northeast Iowa Conference Meet Thursday, May 6 at Decorah. The track Tribe will then prepare for its Thursday, May 13 Class 2A State Qualifying Meet at Jesup.

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Kee boys track team claims a third-place finish at own home invitational meet


Hurdle highlight ... Kee boys track freshman Kaleb Drape clears a hurdle during the shuttle hurdle relay at the Hawks’ home invitational meet Thursday, April 22. Drape teamed up with fellow freshmen Jackson Schulte and Andrew Kolsrud, as well as sophomore Ben Franceschetti, to finish third in that relay event in a time of 1:27.27. He also joined forces with junior Daniel Wagner and fellow freshmen Cadan Evanson and Brendan Croft to also finish third in the 4x200 relay with a clocking of 1:56.69. 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 on this webpage.

In its only scheduled competition of this past week, the Kee boys track team hosted its only home meet of the season Thursday, April 22, welcoming three other teams to its home track and field facility in Lansing. The Hawks made themselves right at home in the field events, sweeping the gold medals in all four of those competitions, and also added a trio of runner-up finishes in other events to lead the way to 61 team points and a third-place finish at the meet.

The Hawks are next scheduled to take part in the Clayton Ridge Invitational  in Guttenberg Thursday, April 29. The Kee boys are then slated to compete at the MFL/MarMac Invitational in Monona Monday, May 3 before taking part in the Upper Iowa Conference Meet Thursday, May 6 at North Fayette Valley in West Union. The Hawks will then prepare for their Class 1A State Qualifying Meet at Edgewood-Colesburg Thursday, May 13.

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Apr

In classic battle between pair of UIC rivals, Kee girls track team ends up second by just a single point at own home invitational


Runner-up relay effort by diverse quartet ... The four young competitors for the Kee girls track team pictured above combined their efforts for a pair of point-scoring relay efforts in the Lady Hawks’ home invitational Thursday, April 22. As pictured above, the quartet of (left to right) freshman Riley Troendle, freshman Lilly Peterson, sophomore Jersey Mathison and freshman Kaylee Hawes joined forces to finish second in the 4x800 relay in a time of 12:38.44. The same four young ladies also showed their diversity and willingness to compete by teaming up to record a fourth-place finish in the shuttle hurdle relay with a clocking of 1:28.56. Photos courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

In what turned out to be its only competition of this past week, the Kee girls track team was locked in some epic battles with fellow Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) squad Turkey Valley in the Lady Hawks’ only home meet of this season Thursday, April 22. The Kee girls were also slated to compete at Crestwood Tuesday, April 20 but had that meet canceled due to cold, windy weather.

The ultimate battle between the long-time UIC rivals was in the final team score, where Turkey Valley edged out the Kee girls by just a single point, 116-115. It was the visiting Trojans’ depth that helped them claim this year’s Kee Invitational title, as they had 19 young ladies score points, in comparison to 13 Lady Hawks scoring, including four Turkey Valley girls who scored just a single point.

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Apr

Waukon girls golf team remains undefeated with win over Waverly-Shell Rock and sweep of three other teams at home


Hasn’t missed a medal ... Waukon girls golf senior Mia Strub sends a putt toward the hole in the Indians’ 203-229 home victory over Waverly-Shell Rock Monday, April 12. Strub led all golfers at the meet with a medalist round of 44 strokes. She has won medalist honors in four of the golf Tribe’s five meets so far this season and claimed runner-up medalist honors in the other. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon girls golf team continued its early-season streak of success by defeating four more opponents to remain undefeated two weeks into this spring’s campaign at 7-0. The Lady Indians first began their home schedule with a second Northeast Iowa Conference victory, 203-229 over Waverly-Shell Rock Monday, April 12. The golf Tribe then swept three opponents in a home quadrangular Tuesday, April 13, tallying 210 strokes to leave Decorah (280), Postville (284) and MFL/MarMac (310) well behind.

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Waukon track boys place second in pair of meets at Decorah, New Hampton

Creed Welch breaks nearly century-old long jump record with leap of 22’0.75”

The Waukon boys track team ran, threw and jumped its way to a pair of runner-up team finishes on the tracks of fellow Northeast Iowa Conference squads this past week. The Indians finished behind the host squad at the Decorah Relays Monday, April 12 and did likewise behind Clear Lake at the New Hampton Invitational Thursday, April 15.

At the April 12 Decorah meet, history was made when the longest-standing record in Waukon High School boys track history was finally broken after nearly standing for nearly a century in the school record books. A long jump distance of 21’10” posted by Noel Robey in 1924 was finally bettered 97 years later when Indian senior Creed Welch launched a leap of 22’0.75” on that cool, breezy afternoon to win that event.

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