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28
Jun

Waukon baseball team scores first NEIC win, rained out of title at Jeff Houg Tourney


Waukon baseball sophomore pitcher Levi McGeough unleashes a pitch in the first game of the Indians’ home doubleheader loss to the Cadets by scores of 9-5 and 17-3 Tuesday, June 20. McGeough threw six and two-thirds innings, striking out two batters and giving up eight hits, two walks and just two earned runs while also going two-for-four at the plate with two singles. 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 picked up a pair of wins during this busy past week, including the baseball Tribe’s first Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) victory of the season. The Indians opened the week with a 13-0 loss at home to Waverly-Shell Rock in five innings Monday, June 19 before falling in a NEIC doubleheader at Crestwood that began Friday, June 16 but was suspended by rain to Tuesday, June 20, those losses coming by scores of 9-5 and 17-3. The Tribe also fell at home to Starmont in a non-conference contest Wednesday, June 21, 10-8, before picking up that first NEIC win, 7-4, at home over Charles City Friday, June 23. The Indians then pieced together their first win streak of the season by opening their own home Jeff Houg Tournament Saturday, June 24 with a 14-8 victory in eight innings over Kee before having the championship game against South Winneshiek rained out.

Wed
28
Jun

Kee softball team stays perfect in UIC, wins Decorah Tournament in undefeated week

The Kee softball team swept through another week of undefeated results, chalking up another pair of Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) doubleheader victims to remain undefeated in UIC play at 14-0 before also winning a weekend tournament to climb to a 25-1 season record to help maintain its number-one ranking in Class 1A. The Hawks opened this past week with a sweep at Central Elkader Monday, June 19 by scores of 13-0 in six innings and 14-0 in four innings before doing likewise at North Fayette Valley Tuesday, June 20, 13-0 in three innings and 13-1 in four innings, in a date rescheduled from June 12. Kee then swept through the Decorah Tournament Saturday, June 24, defeating Waukon, 15-0 in four innings, and Osage, 8-1 in six innings, in a preliminary pool round before winning the tournament title with a 13-0 championship game victory over South Winneshiek in five frames.

Wed
28
Jun

Waukon softball team ends difficult week with a win for fifth place at Decorah Tourney

The Waukon softball team added another game to the win column this past week, winning one game out of a total of seven played this past week. The softball Indians first stumbled through four Northeast Iowa Conference losses, falling at home to Charles City, 12-0 in six innings, Monday, June 19 before falling in a doubleheader at Decorah Wednesday, June 21 by scores of 9-1 and 9-2. A Thursday, June 22 home doubleheader with Oelwein was postponed to Monday, June 26 before the softball Tribe fell at Crestwood, 10-0 in five innings, in a June 12 game rescheduled to Friday, June 23. The softball Tribe then won one of three games at the Decorah Tournament Saturday, falling to Class 1A top-rated Kee, 15-0 in four innings, and to Osage, 10-4, in a preliminary pool round before pulling out a 5-4 victory over Central Elkader in the tournament’s fifth-place game.

Wed
28
Jun

Kee baseball team suffers first UIC loss, finishes third at Waukon tournament


Kee baseball senior shortstop Casey Carroll gets a hearty handshake from head coach Pat Heiderscheit after blasting a solo homerun to tie the game in the Hawks’ 14-8 opening-round loss in eight innings at the Jeff Houg Tournament in Waukon Saturday, June 24. Carroll launched the round-tripper in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game and send it to extra innings. Photo by Jordyn Burroughs. 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 was finally handed its first Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) loss of the season before finishing third in win a weekend tournament in a week featuring four wins in six games played. The baseball Hawks opened the week with a home sweep of Postville Monday, June 19 by mercy-rule scores of 10-0 and 11-1 in five innings each before suffering that first UIC loss in a split of another home doubleheader postponed from Thursday, June 22 to Friday, June 23. Turkey Valley handed the Hawks that first loss, 10-0, but Kee earned the split with a 4-1 victory as well. Kee also split two games at the annual Jeff Houg Tournament in Waukon Saturday, June 24, falling to Waukon in the tournament opener, 14-8 in eight innings, before blasting Waterloo Columbus, 10-0 in five innings, in the tournament’s consolation game.

Wed
21
Jun

Waukon baseball team wins big over Osage, falls hard to New Hampton and Oelwein


Waukon baseball senior pitcher Tyler O’Neill reaches back on his way to throwing a pitch in the final inning of the Indians’ 14-3 win over Osage at home in five innings Tuesday, June 13. In addition to throwing the game’s final inning without giving up a hit or a run, O’Neill also recorded three singles in three at-bats in the contest, driving in two runs and scoring two as well. 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 ended up on each side of a string of mercy-rule final results this past week, unfortunately ending up on the losing side of that result in two of three contests. The Indians’ week began and ended with weather-impacted contests, a Monday, June 12 game at Oelwein being suspended in the third inning until Thursday, June 15 and a similar situation unfolding in a Friday, June 16 doubleheader at home against Crestwood, where the Tribe was in the third inning of game one with the Cadets when rain suspended that game also. The Cadets were scheduled to return to Waukon Tuesday, June 20 to finish up both the suspended game and the second half of that home twinbill.

Wed
21
Jun

Waukon softball team wraps up week with comeback victory over Osage


Waukon softball junior designated player Cassey Urell focuses on her swing meeting the ball in the Indians’ 10-3 home loss to North Fayette Valley Tuesday, June 13. Urell was one-for-three at the plate in the loss. 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 had an initially busy week lightened up a bit early on in the week before ultimately ending it with a fourth victory of the season in dramatic fashion. The Indians had a Monday, June 12 Northeast Iowa Conference match-up at Crestwood postponed to Friday, June 23 before falling in back-to-back contests, 10-3 at home to North Fayette Valley Tuesday, June 13 and 14-4 in five innings at Waverly-Shell Rock Wednesday, June 14. The week culminated with a 7-6 home triumph over Osage Thursday, June 15 that happened in comeback fashion in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Wed
21
Jun

McMillan named District Coach of the Year ...

Waukon Indian girls golf coach Kathy McMillan (left in photo) has been named District Coach of the Year for Class 3A District 4 by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association following completion of the 2017 Iowa high school girls golf season. McMillan coached the Indians to an 8-7 season record and advancement to the Class 3A Regional Finals Tournament with a Regional First Round Tournament runner-up finish.

Wed
21
Jun

Kee softball team enters West Delaware Tournament as lone undefeated team in the state of Iowa, ends up as consolation champion in otherwise undefeated week

Winning streak of nearly a year comes to an end, but UIC winning streak of two years continues

The Kee softball team entered this past weekend as the lone Iowa high school softball team yet undefeated on the season. Unfortunately, that streak of wins - which stood at 17 games to start this season and actually dated back nearly a full year to a string of 33 consecutive victories since last season’s Decorah Tournament, which is coming up this weekend - came to an end in this past Saturday’s semifinal round of the West Delaware Tournament on the way to the Hawks finishing third in the 16-team event with three wins in four games.

Wed
21
Jun

Kee baseball team maintains unblemished UIC record with sweep of Ed-Co

The Kee baseball team ended up playing just one date on its schedule this past week, rainy weather claiming two other nights of competition. A Monday, June 12 doubleheader at MFL/MarMac and a Wednesday, June 14 single game at home against Clayton Ridge were both rained out, with the MFL/MarMac doubleheader being rescheduled to Friday, June 30 and the Clayton Ridge single varsity game likely not being rescheduled at this point. In between those two rained-out dates, the Hawks swept a home doubleheader from Edgewood-Colesburg rescheduled from May 30, posting victories of 3-2 and 10-0 in six innings Wednesday, June 13 over the team that had eliminated the Hawks from postseason play last season.

Wed
14
Jun

Kee softball team allows just one run in another undefeated week


Kee softball senior right fielder Sydney Strong takes a swing at a pitch in the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of Starmont Monday, June 5 by mercy-rule scores of 12-0 in four innings and 10-0 in six frames. Strong was two-for-six with three runs scored and two runs driven in to aid Kee’s cause in the twinbill sweep. Photo by Jordyn Burroughs. 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 continued its undefeated season with five more victories to its credit this past week, allowing just one run to score in the process. Improving to 13-0 overall, 6-0 in the Upper Iowa Conference (UIC), the Lady Hawks played Class 3A Crestwood to just a 2-1 victory Tuesday, June 6 in between a pair of UIC doubleheader sweeps. Those sweeps both came in mercy-rule fashion, Kee blasting Starmont at home Monday, June 5, 12-0 in four innings and 10-0 in six frames, and doing likewise at West Central Thursday, June 8 by scores of 10-0 in five innings and 12-0 in four periods.

The Hawks were scheduled to next play doubleheaders at North Fayette Valley Monday, June 12 and at Edgewood-Colesburg Wednesday, June 14 before playing in the West Delaware Tournament both Friday and Saturday, June 16-17. Kee’s diamond dwellers will then play at Central Elkader Monday, June 19 before competing in the Decorah Tournament Saturday, June 24.

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