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Wed
07
Aug

Waukon wrestling team participates in Luther’s Team Wrestling Camp ...

The Waukon High School wrestling team participated in the 2019 Luther College Team Wrestling Camp in Decorah. More than 800 wrestlers from eight-plus states attended the 2019 Luther College Wrestling Camps throughout July, making the series of camps some of the biggest camps in the country. Max Thomsen, All-American wrestler from the University of Northern Iowa, and Lee Fullhart, NCAA champion and four-time All-American from the University of Iowa, served as clinicians for Team Camp I.

Wed
07
Aug

Kee softball team plays to 22-18 record during 2019 campaign

The Kee softball team played to a 22-18 record during its 2019 campaign. That overall mark included a 14-2 result in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play, the first UIC losses for the softball Hawks since the last time they won fewer than 30 games in a season during their 2015 campaign.

Those two league defeats came at the hands of a North Fayette Valley team that finished as this season’s UIC champion with a record of 15-1. It was also a North Fayette team that last defeated the softball Hawks prior to this season, just one day beyond exactly four years earlier. In between those UIC defeats the Kee diamond dwellers had built an impressive streak of 70 consecutive wins in Upper Iowa Conference play. It also ended up being another UIC foe, Turkey Valley, that ultimately brought the Hawks’ 2019 campaign to a close in the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A regional tournament.

Wed
07
Aug

Waukon baseball team plays to 8-29 record under first-year head coach

The Waukon baseball team played to an 8-29 overall record this season under first-year head coach Shane Schellsmidt. A team that most often fielded a line-up consisting of at least one player from every one of five varsity-eligible grade levels - eighth grade through graduated senior - worked to mesh together into a unit that seemed to book-end this season with, arguably, its best games of the season.

“I feel one of our greatest accomplishments was gaining experience, moving forward,” Coach Schellsmidt said. “Our young men had the opportunity to play a competitive schedule, strong teams, away from our comfort zone (on the road). As we’re attempting to build a foundation, competitive games are what you are striving for, allowing for growth to happen.”

Wed
31
Jul

Fireflies come up just shy in overtime of fourth consecutive Granny Basketball National Championship ...

The Harpers Ferry Fireflies traveled to Lawrence, KS for the 2019 Granny Basketball National Tournament the weekend of July 20. Sixteen teams entered the tournament, including the Sizzlers and Late Bloomers from Cedar Rapids, the Classic Roadrunners and Lady Redbirds from Des Moines, Manor Care Cuties from Dubuque, the Gray Tornadoes and Grayhawkers from Lawrence, KS, the Sunflowers/Meadowlarks from Olathe, KS, the Crushers from DeRidder, LA, the Specials from Oklahoma City, OK, the Twisters from Del City, OK, the Show Me Shooters from Jefferson City, MO, the Fire Ants from Georgetown, TX, the Old Glories from Harker Heights, TX and the Tonics from Louisburg, KS.

Wed
31
Jul

Waukon High School Cross Country Camp scheduled for August 5-9

There will be  a cross country camp Monday through Friday, August 5-9 for boys and girls entering grades 7-12 in the Allamakee Community School District. As always, there is no fee for the camp, which will start at 6 p.m. at the Waukon High School cross country course.

Boys and girls entering seventh grade will need to have their completed physical form turned in to the junior high office, or they must bring them to camp, before they will be allowed to participate. All other grades can use their physical exam from the last school year for camp. Participants should bring a completed registration form to the first day of camp, August 5.
 

Wed
31
Jul

Waukon Middle School Football Camp for those entering seventh and eighth grades is set for August 13-15

The Waukon High School and Middle School football coaching staffs will be hosting the 2019 Waukon Indian Middle School Football Camp August 13-15. The camp, run by the Waukon football coaching staffs with help from high school players, is a non-contact camp aimed at teaching the fundamentals of football offensive and defensive play.

Participants should plan to attend camp in shorts and a t-shirt, and should bring football cleats. Camp will take place at the middle school practice football field west of the Waukon High School parking lot.

Wed
24
Jul

Harpers Ferry Boosters, Inc. hosts its annual Firecracker 5K Run/Walk


Harpers Ferry Firecracker 5K Run/Walk held July 6 ... The Harpers Ferry Firecracker 5K Run/Walk was held July 6 in Harpers Ferry. More than 150 runners from six different states participated in this year’s event. Submitted photos.

Saturday, July 6, Harpers Ferry Boosters, Inc. hosted the Firecracker 5K Run/Walk. Over 150 runners and walkers were up early that Saturday morning for the annual Fourth of July holiday event which draws participants not only from all over Iowa and neighboring states of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois but also from California and Alabama. Just before the 8 a.m. start time, Harpers Ferry Mayor Bill Nation welcomed everyone and reminded them that the new splash pad right next to the finish line would be running when they reached the end.

Sheila Diggins, President of Harpers Ferry Boosters, Inc., thanked everyone for participating, all the sponsors for their support and wished everyone a great race. When Kaylee Bachman, one of the runners, finished her impressive singing of the National Anthem, the horn sounded and the runners were off.

Wed
24
Jul

Kee baseball team has season ended in extra-inning heartbreaker with fourth consecutive one-run loss to South Winn in Class 1A District semifinals


Rips a double, drives in a run ... Kee baseball senior catcher Dylan Walleser loads up to try and throw out a runner in the Hawks’ 3-2 Class 1A District 6 Tournament semifinals loss in eight innings at South Winneshiek Tuesday, July 16. In his final game for Kee, Walleser ripped a double to join his brother, Josh Walleser, in each driving in a run for the Hawks. Photo by Macie Hill. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Matching up for a fifth time this season with the fellow Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) squad, South Winneshiek, that had accounted for half of its losses during the regular season - including a trio of single-run defeats in each of their three latest battles on the ballfield, the Kee baseball team was looking to reverse that sweeping trend in its Class 1A District 6 semifinals contest with the Warriors Tuesday, July 16 at the home of that only team to defeat the Hawks in UIC play this season. Through five-and-a-half innings, the baseball Hawks looked to be on their way to finally reversing their Warrior fortune, holding a 2-0 lead over South Winn, but the Warriors managed a two-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game and then pulled off some extra-inning magic to, once again, escape from the Hawks by a fourth consecutive single-run result, ending Kee’s baseball season with a 3-2 defeat in eight innings.

Wed
24
Jul

Waukon baseball team battles Cascade down to the wire to have season ended by just a 3-2 loss in semifinal round of Class 2A District Tournament


Five scoreless innings ... Waukon baseball junior pitcher Logan Houg fires a pitch toward homeplate in the Indians’ 3-2 Class 2A District 4 semifinals loss at Cascade Tuesday, July 16. Houg came on in relief with two outs in the first inning to throw five final scoreless innings of baseball, giving up just three hits and three walks without a run while striking out three batters. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

If a loss could feel anything at all like a win, the Waukon baseball team may have experienced just that in its Class 2A District 4 semifinal match-up at Cascade Tuesday, July 16 - and for all but the first inning, it was a win. After gifting the host Cougars a 3-0 headstart in the bottom of the first inning, the Indians not only shut down Cascade’s offense for the game’s final five frames but also used half of their 6-4 hit advantage, along with a bit of Cougar help, to score a pair of third-inning runs and then further battle the host squad all the way to the very end, only to have their season ended by just a 3-2 final margin.

Wed
17
Jul

Kee softball team splits first two postseason games to have season ended; 16-0 win over Postville followed by 8-2 quarterfinal loss to Turkey Valley


Hauling one in and looking for another ... Kee softball senior shortstop Makayla Walleser latches on to this fly ball for an out while surveying opposing baserunners to prevent any advancement in the Hawks’ 8-2 regional quarterfinal loss at home to Turkey Valley Wednesday, July 10. In her final competition for the Hawks, Walleser swatted a single to drive in a run and also gave up just one hit in pitching the last three innings. Photo by Macie Hill. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee softball team both began and ended its postseason journey within a couple days, the softball Hawks splitting their first two games in Class 1A Region 7 tournament play to have their 2019 campaign brought to a close in the quarterfinal round of their postseason path. The Lady Hawks first opened the tournament with a 16-0 rout of winless Postville in just three innings at home Monday, July 8 before suffering their first loss to Turkey Valley since the 2013 season, an 8-2 home defeat in the Class 1A Region 7 quarterfinals Wednesday, July 10.

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