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Wed
17
Apr

Bracket Challenge winner ...

Dan Reburn of New Albin displays his winning entry and the $50 in Standard Bucks he was awarded for winning The Standard’s 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Bracket Challenge. Reburn was among 21 entries to correctly choose Virginia to win this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship and combined that choice with strong early-round picking to emerge as this year’s contest winner with 137 points, five points ahead of second place. The Standard greatly appreciates the 22 business sponsors who made this year’s contest possible and the 265 entries that participated in this year’s Bracket Challenge.
 

Wed
17
Apr

Maddie Ahlstrom taking her basketball talents to Grand View ...

Waukon girls basketball senior Maddie Ahlstrom signed her letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Grand View University in Des Moines Friday, April 12, holding that ceremony in the Waukon High School gymnasium where she helped the Indians to a 19-4 season record and advancement to the semifinal round of the Class 3A State Tournament during her final season and also helped herself to the top of the Waukon girls basketball five-player career lists with 286 assists and an 81% free throw shooting percentage. Pictured at left at the letter signing ceremony are: Left to right - Front row: Kiara, Vicki, Maddie and Brian Ahlstrom; Back row: Grand View University Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach Will Marchino and Head Coach Kelli Greenway, and Waukon Girls Basketball Head Coach Greg Criswell and Assistant Coaches Ben Rausch and Bob Wasson.

Wed
17
Apr

Waukon girls golf team edges Waverly-Shell Rock at home, powers past MFL


Rounds out team score ... Waukon girls golf senior Emily Kolsrud drives through a shot in the Indians’ Northeast Iowa Conference victory, 222-224, at home over Waverly-Shell Rock Monday, April 8. Kolsrud shot a round of 60 to help complete the Indian team score. Standard photo by Joe Moses. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon girls golf team played another pair of back-to-back meets this past week and put both of them in the win column, including the golf Tribe’s first Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) win of the season. That NEIC triumph came by just two strokes, 222-224, over Waverly-Shell Rock at home Monday, April 8 before the Indians completed the consecutive night sweep with a 213-277 win over MFL/MarMac at Tri-City Golf Course in Luana Tuesday, April 9.

“We are working hard for team consistency and scores are coming down,” Waukon girls golf coach Kathy McMillan said. “Good team chemistry and practicing for a purpose makes a positive end result.”
The Indians were next scheduled to play three consecutive meets on the road, traveling to Decorah Monday, April 15, to Caledonia, MN Tuesday, April 16 and then to Sumner-Fredericksburg Thursday, April 18. The golf Tribe will then host Crestwood Monday, April 22 and then New Hampton Friday, April 26.

Wed
17
Apr

Kee girls track team finishes fourth at Starmont, wins Waukon Early Bird


Relay wins and 800 top-end sweep ... Kee girls track senior Katie Brennan takes a hand-off from junior Makayla Peters at the Waukon Early Bird Invitational Tuesday, April 9. The two teamed up with senior Makayla Walleser and sophomore Jada Mitchell to win the 4x400 relay in a time of 4:25.79 and equaled that feat in the distance medley teaming up with the freshman pair of Reagan Mudderman and Haley Meyer for a clocking of 4:42.50. The two also swept the top end of the 800 meter run in respective times of 2:34.83 and 2:40.60, with Brennan adding another victory in the 3000 meter run in 11:37.80. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Despite the weather in the second half of the week being far from conducive, the Kee girls track team was still able to get in two meets this past week, those competitions coming on back-to-back nights to start the week. The Lady Hawks first claimed a fourth-place finish at the Starmont Invitational held Monday, April 8 after being postponed from Thursday, April 4, but then turned up their intensity to win the Early Bird Invitational hosted by Waukon Tuesday, April 9.

Wed
10
Apr

Family of Bob Heffern establishes “Get Your Rear in Gear” Memorial Scholarship for Wellness Center membership


Bob Heffern ... Submitted photo.

The Waukon Wellness Center, together with the family of Bob Heffern, is happy to sponsor a scholarship opportunity in his memory that will be distributed to an individual (or individuals) 62 years of age or older who exemplify the qualities and ideals of Bob Heffern and his perseverance and dedication to wellness. The scholarship will be presented as a one-year membership to the Waukon Wellness Center.

Individuals may apply on behalf of themselves and/or may also nominate an individual whom they believe would benefit from, and utilize, a membership to the Waukon Wellness Center. Applications should be submitted to the Waukon Wellness Center no later than April 30 of this year.

Wed
10
Apr

Waukon girls golf team defeats South Winneshiek at home, falls at Charles City


Helps complete the team score ... Waukon girls golf sophomore Betsy Anderson watches the ball as she follows through on a shot in the Indians’ season-opening victory, 226-270, at home over South Winneshiek Monday, April 1. Anderson turned in a round of 58 in the win. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon girls golf team got its 2019 season underway with back-to-back nights of competition, the golf Tribe splitting that season-opening pair. After opening the season with a 226-270 win at home over South Winneshiek Monday, April 1, the Lady Indians were dealt their season’s first loss, 227-220, at Charles City Tuesday, April 2.

The Indians were next scheduled to host Waverly-Shell Rock Monday, April 8 before playing at MFL/MarMac Tuesday, April 9. A very busy week will then see the golf Tribe play three consecutive dates on the road, traveling to Decorah Monday, April 15, to Caledonia, MN Tuesday, April 16 and then to Sumner-Fredericksburg Thursday, April 18.

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Wed
10
Apr

Waukon boys golf team wins over South Winneshiek, falls to Charles City in season-opening home split


Medalist to begin his final season ... Waukon boys golf senior Michael Headington tees off in the Indians’ season-opening victory, 178-189, at home over South Winneshiek Monday, April 1. Headington won medalist honors at the meet with a round of 41 strokes. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon boys golf team got its 2019 campaign underway, earning a split in its first two meets of the season on back-to-back nights. The golf Tribe began the season with a 178-189 victory at home over South Winneshiek Monday, April 1 before coming up shy in its first Northeast Iowa Conference meet, 178-168, vs. Charles City at home Tuesday, April 2.

The Indians were next scheduled to host both Waverly-Shell Rock and MFL/MarMac Tuesday, April 9. They will remain at home to start next week as well, hosting Decorah Monday, April 15 and Caledonia, MN Tuesday, April 16.

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Wed
10
Apr

Kee boys track team places 10th at Ed-Co, claims fifth at Postville


Competes in three scoring relays ... Kee boys track sophomore Chris Wagner rounds the corner at the Foster Kiesau Relays at Postville High School Friday, April 5. Wagner led off the Hawks’ 4x400 relay that finished third at the meet in a time of 3:50.74, ran the 400 meter leg of Kee’s fourth-place distance medley relay timed in 4:15.96 and anchored the 400 meter leg of Kee’s sprint medley that finished sixth in 1:51.36. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

The Kee boys track team got to experience its first outdoor competition of the 2019 season, finishing near the middle of the pack in a pair of invitational meets this past week. The Hawks claimed a 10th-place finish in the large Edgewood-Colesburg Invitational that took place Tuesday, April 2 before finishing fifth at Postville’s Foster-Kiesau Relays Friday, April 5, a day later than the meet’s original April 4 date due to cold, damp weather.

“We had two meets his week and I felt they were worthwhile,” Kee boys track coach Pat Wagner said. “The Ed-Co meet was a competitive meet, a lot of good small school track teams. At Postville, we showed a good deal of improvement. My hats off to the people at Postville; they ran a very efficient meet.  (Senior) Jacob Berns is off to an excellent start to the season. He had two first-place performances at the Foster-Kiesau relays in Postville.”

Wed
03
Apr

Waukon High School softball standout Holly Hesse achieves 800th career coaching victory


Holly Hesse ... Photo courtesy of Missouri State University.

Former Waukon High School standout softball pitcher Holly Hesse continues to reach landmark achievements in her career coaching the game she loves. The 1977 graduate of Waukon High School most recently became the 30th NCAA Division I active head softball coach to achieve 800 career wins courtesy of a 3-2 Missouri Valley Conference victory at home for her Missouri State University Bears over the University of Northern Iowa Sunday, March 24.

Further heightening that milestone achievement is the manner in which it came, as that 3-2 victory arrived in walk-off fashion. Senior third baseman Kyana Mason was able to sprint home on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 2-2 tie and further add to her head coach’s career achievements.

Wed
03
Apr

Waukon High School cheerleaders selected for All-Star Cheer Squad ...

The members of the Waukon High School cheerleading squad pictured above were chosen by the Iowa Cheer Coaches Association Board of Directors and All-Star Committee to perform as part of the 2019 Iowa All-Star Team, being selected to cheer at the Iowa High School All-Star basketball games held at Dallas Center Grimes High School Saturday, March 23. In January of this year, Waukon High School cheerleading coaches Amy and Lexie Bieber recorded try-out videos for the All-Star selection process consisting of the girls doing a short cheer, a short dance routine and a toe touch. The coaches also wrote recommendations and skill levels for each skill.

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