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Wed
12
Jun

Waukon softball wins two of five games, finishes third at Riceville Tournament


First homerun of her varsity career ... Waukon softball senior first baseman Brigid Berns (#10) arrives at home to a congratulatory mobbing by her teammates after blasting a two-run homerun to get the Indians on the scoreboard in their 8-3 home loss to New Hampton Thursday, June 6. In addition her first-ever varsity roundtripper, Berns also connected on a single to go two-for-three to drive in a team-high two runs and score another run. Photo by Krystal Johnson. 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 played to a 2-3 record in its five games this past week, first riding a rollercoaster in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) competition early in the week before splitting two games played at the Riceville Tournament Saturday, June 8. The Indians first fell to Decorah at home, 17-4, Monday, June 3 before pulling out a 9-7 victory at Oelwein in eight innings Wednesday, June 5 and then falling to New Hampton at home, 8-3, Thursday, June 6. The Tribe then competed in the four-team Riceville Tournament Saturday, June 8, beginning with a 9-1 loss to eventual tournament champion St. Ansgar before finishing as the tournament’s third-place team with a 12-4 win over Osage.

Wed
12
Jun

Kee softball team adds sweeps of Postville and Clayton Ridge to Upper Iowa Conference win streak now extended to 66 consecutive victories


One hit from perfection ... Kee softball senior pitcher Heather Mooney winds up for a pitch in the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of Postville by equal scores of 12-0 in four innings each Monday, June 3. Mooney allowed just one hit in the first game of that double-dip sweep, a fourth-inning single for the only Pirate baserunner in an otherwise perfect game thrown by Mooney that included eight strike-outs. 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 played to its first undefeated week of the season, improving its Upper Iowa Conference winning streak to now 66 consecutive games with a sweep of two more league opponents this past week. Those sweeps included two 12-0 home thumpings of Postville in four mercy-rule innings each Monday, June 3 before the Lady Hawks also swept Clayton Ridge in a pair of road games Wednesday, June 5 by scores of 15-3 in five innings and 9-7. In between those two UIC twinbills Kee was supposed to also travel to Crestwood Tuesday, June 4 but had that game postponed by weather to a date yet to be rescheduled.

Wed
12
Jun

Waukon baseball team snaps double-digit stretch outside the win column with 10-0 home victory over Turkey Valley in middle of five-game week

The Waukon baseball team brought an end to a recent 11-game slide with a win in the middle of a five-game schedule this past week, posting a 10-0 mercy-rule win in six innings over Turkey Valley Wednesday, June 5. On each side of that win, the baseball Tribe suffered a 6-0 loss at Sumner-Fredericksburg Monday, June 3 and a 14-4 defeat in six innings to Oelwein at home Tuesday, June 4 before being swept in a Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheader at Decorah Friday, June 7 by scores of 13-3 in five innings and 15-0 in four frames.

Wed
12
Jun

Undefeated week for Kee baseball team keeps Upper Iowa Conference record unblemished, results in St. Ansgar Tournament championship

The Kee baseball team played its way to its first undefeated week of the season, sweeping all four of its games this past week, all of them played on the road on just two different dates. The Hawks first kept their Upper Iowa Conference record unblemished with a Monday, June 3 sweep at Clayton Ridge by scores of 15-3 in six innings and 9-2. The Kee boys then traveled to St. Ansgar for a Saturday, June 8 three-team tournament, first defeating Charles City by a 4-3 result before doing likewise to the Class 1A ninth-rated host Saints by an 8-3 final result to win this year’s tournament title.

Wed
05
Jun

Waukon baseball team battles closely, comes up an inning or a play short in several bouts during winless week of five games


A “grand” entrance ... Waukon baseball senior pitcher Levi McGeough approaches home plate to be congratulated by the three teammates he just delivered around the basepaths with a grand slam homerun late in the Indians’ 12-10 loss to Class 3A ninth-rated Waverly-Shell Rock in a home doubleheader sweep by the high-powered Go-Hawks Friday, May 31. McGeough’s fully-loaded roundtripper pulled the Indians within that 12-10 final margin in the seventh inning and capped off plate perfection for him of five hits in five at-bats that also included four singles and a team-high five runs batted in (RBI). Photo by Krystal Johnson. 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 played through a consistently busy week with five games played over four consecutive nights, with a single inning or play in a majority of those games making a difference between at least some of them ending up in the win column and the actual result of all five games missing that mark. Having the week book-ended with facing a pair of top 10-rated opponents in Northeast Iowa Conference play, the Indians began the week with an 8-2 loss at Class 2A 10th-rated New Hampton Tuesday, May 28 before falling in the final inning at MFL/MarMac by an 8-7 final result Wednesday, May 29. A third consecutive road loss for the week, 7-4 at North Fayette Valley Thursday, May 30 in a make-up game from May 21, then gave way to the completing half of that high-end NEIC book-end, a pair of home losses to Class 3A ninth-rated Waverly-Shell Rock by just a 12-10 result in game one but by a 15-0 final count in four innings in the nightcap.

Wed
05
Jun

Kee baseball team plays to another near perfect week with single loss in five games, gets Upper Iowa Conference season off to undefeated start


Combine for a no-hit shut-out ... Kee baseball senior Josh Walleser (above photo) and freshman Jonah Reinke (photo below) combined for a no-hit shut-out of MFL/MarMac in the Hawks’ 4-0 first-game win in their doubleheader sweep of the Bulldogs Tuesday, May 28. Walleser threw the first six innings of the contest, striking out nine batters. Reinke came on for the final inning, striking out two of the three MFL/MarMac batters he faced. Photos 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 baseball team played to a nearly perfect week on the diamond, opening its Upper Iowa Conference schedule with final result perfection in winning four of five games this past week. That initial Upper Iowa Conference sweep came at home against MFL/MarMac by scores of 6-0 and 6-3 Tuesday, May 28 before the Hawks ventured on an overnight road trip that began at AGWSR with a 6-1 victory Friday, May 31. That road trip wrapped up in Newell-Fonda Saturday, June 1, where the Kee baseball boys took on two other teams that had just one loss so far on this young season. The Hawks first fell to Kingsley-Pierson, 10-0 in five innings, before bouncing back with a 9-8 win over the host Newell-Fonda squad.

Wed
05
Jun

Kee softball team opens UIC season by further extending current league win streak, faces three top 15-ranked teams in winless NFV Tournament

The Kee softball team ended up on differing sides of the win-loss spectrum in playing a total of six games on just three different days, picking up its first wins of the season before ending the week on the opposite end of that result in four weekend games, three of them played against teams ranked among the top 15 in their respective classes. The Lady Hawks’ week began with that high note of its first two victories of the season, a sweep of an Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) doubleheader at South Winneshiek Wednesday, May 29 by scores of 9-4 and 7-3 that kept Kee’s UIC winning streak alive and well at now 62 games. The Hawks then traveled to West Union for back-to-back days of softball action at the North Fayette Valley Tournament, where they faced those three highly-regarded foes in falling in all four games they played.

Wed
05
Jun

Waukon softball team wins three games during busy seven-game schedule; Class 4A fourth-rated Charles City accounts for three of four losses last week

The Waukon softball team played to a nearly even second week of competition, winning three of a busy week of seven games played this past week. The Indians opened the week with a 4-1 loss at home to MFL/MarMac Tuesday, May 28 before being swept in a road Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) doubleheader at Class 4A fourth-rated Charles City Thursday, May 30 by scores of 13-3 in five innings and 13-1 in four innings. The softball Tribe got on the winning track with a 9-8 home triumph against South Winneshiek Friday, May 31 before returning to Charles City Saturday, June 1 for the annual Charles City Classic and winning two of three games there. That Classic experience began with a 7-5 win over St. Ansgar before the Indians erupted for a 17-4 triumph over West Hancock but then ended the Classic with a 5-0 loss to those same host Comets who had dealt them a pair of mercy-rule defeats just two days earlier at that same location.

Wed
29
May

Waukon softball team gets 2019 season underway with three victories in first four games including pair of mercy-rule wins and split with W-SR


Outfield acrobatics ... Waukon softball sophomore center fielder Regan Griffith goes airborne to snag this deep fly ball out of the air late in the Indians’ first game of a home Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheader split with Waverly-Shell Rock Thursday, May 23. Not only did Griffith track down the ball for the out, but she also fired the ball in to double-up a baserunner for a double play, and she also contributed three hits in five at-bats in the twinbill to score four runs for the Indian offense. 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 got its initial week of the season under new head coach Melissa Ward off to a successful start, winning three of its first four ballgames of the season, two of those by mercy-rule victory. The softball Tribe opened the season with a 16-4 blasting of Central Elkader in just four innings on the road Tuesday, May 21 before splitting a home Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) doubleheader with Waverly-Shell Rock with a 12-9 loss followed by a 15-3 rout in three innings Thursday, May 23. The Lady Indians wrapped up that initial week with a 5-3 victory at home over Kee Friday, May 24, that game being shortened to just five innings by an approaching storm.

Wed
29
May

Waukon baseball team’s 1-4 start to the 2019 season begins with home victory, 7-5, over Class 1A eighth-rated South Winneshiek


Got him! ... Waukon baseball senior first baseman Pryce Hesse puts a tag on this South Winneshiek baserunner as he tries to dive back to the bag in the Indians’ 7-5 season-opening home win over the Class 1A eighth-rated Warriors Wednesday, May 22. Hesse took the pick-off throw from senior pitcher Levi McGeough to erase this baserunner early in the second inning. 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 first-year head coach Shane Schellsmidt’s initial week at the helm off to a promising start at home before hitting some bumps on the road in getting its 2019 season off to a 1-4 start. After having their originally scheduled season opener at North Fayette Valley postponed from Tuesday, May 21 to this Thursday, May 30 due to rainy weather, the Indians gutted out a 7-5 win in Schellsmidt’s new coaching debut at home over Class 1A eighth-rated South Winneshiek Wednesday, May 22.

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