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07
Jul

Waukon baseball team clinches first win of the season, 14-4 over Decorah, has New Hampton on the ropes, 2-1, among three losses


Sliding in safe ... Waukon baseball sophomore designated hitter John O’Neill slides in underneath a New Hampton defender at second base in the Indians’ 2-1 home loss to the Chickasaws in a Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheader Friday, July 3. O’Neill scored the game’s only run for the Tribe in that game-one loss, going two-for-three at the plate in that game and a combined three-for-five in the doubleheader loss. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon baseball team not only picked up its first win of the abbreviated 2020 season this past week, but did so in a big way in posting a single win in its four games scheduled for the week. That win came in a Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) split at Decorah Tuesday, June 30, the Indians roaring to a 14-4 victory in game one before falling in the nightcap, 7-0. The Tribe then came within a half-inning and a clutch hit of recording a second win, falling in a home NEIC doubleheader to New Hampton by scores of 2-1 and 11-2 Friday, July 3.

Holding a 1-10 season record, 1-9 among NEIC opponents, the Indians were next scheduled to wrap up their regular season with a Tuesday, July 7 road trip to Oelwein before beginning postseason tournament play this Saturday, July 11 in New Hampton, with the Indians’ postseason possibilities printed elsewhere on the July 8, 2020 Sports pages in a shaded box.

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07
Jul

Waukon softball team battles trio of Northeast Iowa Conference opponents to the end, including 10-9 loss in thriller at Decorah


Single connection ... Waukon softball sophomore first baseman Brenna Berns tags a pitch in the Indians’ 13-7 home loss to New Hampton Wednesday, July 1. Berns posted this single to drive in a run and also score one in the ballgame. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon softball team continues to fight right up to the end of each of their ballgames, doing so again in three games this past week before having all three end up on the short side of their final results. That trio of losses included a 9-5 defeat at Oelwein Monday, June 30 before the Tribe suffered a loss of 13-7 at home to New Hampton Wednesday, July 1 and took Decorah right down to the game’s final out in a 10-9 road loss Friday, July 3.

Tue
07
Jul

Kee softball team sweeps pair of UIC doubleheaders with wins at home over South Winneshiek and at Postville for undefeated week


Welcoming her home(run) ... Kee softball sophomore right fielder Haley Meyer is greeted at home plate by her teammates after blasting a three-run homerun in the Hawks’ 13-1 home victory over South Winneshiek Monday, June 29. Meyer drove in four runs and scored three more in the Hawks’ doubleheader sweep of the visiting Warriors. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website. Photo by Maggy Weymiller.

The Kee softball team posted an undefeated week this past week, with Mother Nature being the only one able to get the upperhand on the Hawks by postponing a Wednesday, July 1 Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) doubleheader at North Fayette Valley to a date likely to be played this week but yet to be announced. On each side of that postponement, the Lady Hawks swept a pair of UIC foes by a combined outscoring of 56-4, including wins of 6-1 and 13-1 in just three innings at home against South Winneshiek Monday, June 29 before routing Postville by tallies of 14-0 and 23-2 in just three innings each on the road Thursday, July 2.

Tue
07
Jul

Kee baseball team has undefeated week of competition denied by lone loss to sixth-rated Alburnett in final game of busy week


Firing to first ... Kee baseball sophomore second baseman Landon Reams fires a throw to first base in the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of Clayton Ridge Tuesday, June 30. Reams scored two runs and drove in another in the two Kee victories. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website. Photo by Maggy Weymiller.

The Kee baseball team was within one final game of posting an undefeated week during a busy, seven-game schedule this past week, that lone loss coming to one of Class 1A’s most highly-regarded squads in sixth-rated Alburnett by a 12-3 result at home Friday, July 3. Prior to that lone loss of the week, the Hawks posted six straight wins that began with a 15-1 win at North Fayette Valley in five innings before game two of that Upper Iowa Conference doubleheader was suspended in the fifth inning with Kee holding a 14-4 advantage.

Kee also posted sweeps of 12-2 and 10-0 in five innings at home over Clayton Ridge Tuesday, June 30 and over Oelwein Wednesday, July 1 by scores of 5-4 and 10-0 in five innings in a non-conference doubleheader played at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo. A 20-0 Kee win in four innings at Turkey Valley Thursday, July 2 kept the Hawks’ undefeated week going before Friday’s 12-3 loss at home to sixth-rated Alburnett.

Wed
01
Jul

Waukon softball team battles trio of top-15 ranked teams to the end but comes up short against all three NEIC opponents


Pair of hits and runs driven in ... Waukon softball eighth grade designated player Kloe Hemmersbach slides into third base ahead of the tag in the Indians’ 9-6 home loss to Decorah Tuesday, June 23. Hemmersbach pounded out a team-high two singles and drove in two runs in the ballgame. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon softball team had another week in this already abbreviated season cut even shorter once again, as Mother Nature forced postponement of the final game of an original four-game schedule, a Friday, June 26 Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) contest at Waverly-Shell Rock. Prior to that postponement, the Indians battled three other NEIC squads, all of them ranked within the top 15 of their respective classes, and all three of those games avoiding the win column by differing degrees.

The Indians first fell to Class 4A 12th-rated Decorah at home Tuesday, June 23 by a 9-6 final result before suffering a similar fate at home to Class 4A ninth-rated Charles City, 14-7, Wednesday, June 24. The softball Tribe ended up wrapping up its week Thursday, June 25 with a 9-0 loss at Class 3A 13th-rated Crestwood in a game rescheduled from Monday, June 22 due to weather, that game completing the gauntlet of NEIC competition this past week for the Indian diamond dwellers.

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01
Jul

Waukon baseball team falls in trio of NEIC doubleheaders


On the fly ... Waukon baseball senior center fielder Brock Hatlan goes airborne to haul in this fly ball in the Indians’ home doubleheader loss to Waverly-Shell Rock Thursday, June 25. Hatlan chased down several fly balls in the twinbill. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon baseball team was able to get its full slate of games in this past week, playing a schedule of six Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) games but having all six of those end up on the wrong side of the win-loss column. The Tribe opened the week with a road doubleheader at Charles City and fell by a 9-0 result before having a 5-4 loss dealt to them in the final inning of game two Tuesday, June 23. The Indians then fell to Waverly-Shell Rock at home, 16-0 in six innings and 8-0, Thursday, June 25 in a double-dip rescheduled from Friday, June 19 before also suffering that same fate in a home NEIC twinbill with Crestwood, falling by scores of 12-2 in six innings and 9-5.

Wed
01
Jul

Kee baseball team has potentially busy week shortened again by Mother Nature, puts two of three games in the win column


Nearly a complete game ... Kee baseball sophomore Tyson Cota fires a pitch to the plate in the Hawks’ 4-3 home win over Wapsie Valley Tuesday, June 23. Cota allowed just three hits while striking out three batters in six and one-third innings on the mound. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website. Photo by Maggy Weymiller.

The Kee baseball team once again had a busy week shortened up just a bit near its tail end when the Hawks had their Friday, June 26 Upper Iowa Conference doubleheader at MFL/MarMac postponed by stormy weather until July 8. Prior to that rain-out, the Hawks played three additional nights, having one of those nights also be shortened by rain after having been postponed already from Monday, June 22.

The Kee diamond dwellers were able to open their week of competition Tuesday, June 23 at home with a dramatic 4-3 comeback win over Wapsie Valley before making up that Monday, June 22 rain-out at Clayton Ridge Wednesday, June 24 but having the second game of that doubleheader rained out after the Hawks posted an 11-2 win in game one. The Hawks ended up wrapping up their week early with a 6-0 home loss to undefeated and Class 1A fourth-rated South Winneshiek Thursday, June 25.

Wed
01
Jul

Kee softball team falls at Sumner-Fredericksburg in non-conference road battle, splits UIC doubleheader at home against West Central


Beating a Blue Devil ... Kee softball junior first baseman Macy Manning steps on first base before a West Central batter arrives to the bag in the Hawks’ home doubleheader split with the Blue Devils Thursday, June 25. Manning went two-for-four at the plate in both games, driving in a total of fours runs and scoring two. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website. Photo by Maggy Weymiller.

For the second consecutive week the Kee softball team was able to get its entire week of competition in, but not without a bit of a schedule adjustment due to weather. The Hawks had a Monday, June 22 home doubleheader with West Central pushed to Thursday, June 25 by rainy weather, ultimately earning a split of that home pair with an 8-6 loss in game one followed by a 15-11 victory in game two. Prior to that split, the Kee girls fell in a non-conference road game at Sumner-Fredericksburg by a 5-2 final result.

The Lady Hawks were next scheduled to host South Winneshiek Monday, June 29 before playing at North Fayette Valley Wednesday, July 1 and then at Postville Thursday, July 2. The Kee girls will then host MFL/MarMac Monday, July 6 before playing at Clayton Ridge Wednesday, July 8 and then hosting Riceville Thursday, July 9 prior to beginning postseason tournament play possibly as early as Monday, July 13 at a finalized assignment to be announced in the near future.

Wed
24
Jun

Waukon baseball team limited to just one game, 8-6 loss to MFL/MarMac


Mound debut for 2020 ... Waukon baseball senior pitcher Carter Benzing delivers a pitch in the Indians’ season-opening loss, 8-6, to MFL/MarMac Monday, June 15. Benzing gave up two hits and no earned runs while striking out three batters in this season’s mound debut. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon baseball team got its 2020 season underway this past week, and that start to a season already limited by the COVID-19 pandemic was even further limited by Mother Nature. The Indians were scheduled to book-end that initial week of competition with home dates but had a nearly all-day rain postpone a Friday, June 19 home doubleheader with Waverly-Shell Rock until Thursday, June 25.

The only game the baseball Tribe did get to play was its Monday, June 15 season opener against a surprising MFL/MarMac squad that even further limited the Indians to just two hits while scoring its own runs in bunches to deal the Tribe an 8-6 loss. The Indians battled back from an early 3-0 deficit to tie the game and eventually take a late lead, only to give up the game’s two final, yet decisive, runs in the last inning.

Wed
24
Jun

Waukon softball team falls to NEIC pair to begin 2020 season


We have lift-off! ... Waukon softball junior shortstop Annika Headington unloads on a pitch in the Indians’ 16-14 season-opening home loss to Oelwein Monday, June 15. Headington blasted a three-run homerun in a three-for-five plate effort that also resulted in her scoring four runs. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The already limited 2020 Waukon softball season was limited even further in its first week of competition this past week, as rain postponed a Friday, June 19 home game vs. Decorah to June 23. The two games the Indians were able to play both fell in the loss column, but to different degrees, as the softball Tribe fell at home to Oelwein Monday, June 15 by a 16-14 result before suffering a 10-0 loss in five innings at New Hampton Wednesday, June 17.

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