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11
Jan

Waukon girls wrestling team returns to action with busy week that produces pair of top-10 tournament finishes, split of double-dual


Pair of pins in less than 30 seconds each ... Waukon girls wrestling 170-pound junior Kloe Hemmersbach muscles her Charles City opponent to her back for a quick fall in just 18 seconds during the Indians’ split of a home double-dual with the Comets and Postville Thursday, January 5. In addition to this quick fall, Hemmersbach added another in 25 seconds against her Postville opponent. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon girls wrestling team returned to action following the holiday break with one of its busiest weeks of the season, competing in a pair of tournaments and a double-dual event in the span of five days. Both of those tournaments resulted in top-10 team finishes for the Lady Tribe, as the Indians finished 10th at the 17-team Osage Tournament Monday, January 2 and then placed seventh out of 30 teams at the Central Elkader Tournament Friday, January 6, with junior 100-pounder Mia Kurth pacing that effort with the mat Tribe’s lone individual title. In between those two tournament results the Lady Indians opened their home schedule with a split of a double-dual Thursday, January 5, falling to Charles City by a 39-27 result before defeating Postville, 45-30.

Wed
11
Jan

Kee boys basketball team returns to action with pair of UIC losses, 75-44 at Turkey Valley and 63-49 at home against North Fayette Valley

A return to competition following the holiday break turned out to be a little less busy for the Kee boys basketball team than originally planned, as the Hawks played just two of the three games they had scheduled over a five-day frame this past week. A Tuesday, January 3 home game with Waukon was canceled due to winter weather, but the Kee boys still played on back-to-back days to close out the week. Both of those contests were played against Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) opponents, and both of them ended up shy of the win column, as the Hawks fell at Turkey Valley Friday, January 6 by a 75-44 final result before suffering a similar fate at home with a 63-49 loss to North Fayette Valley Saturday, January 7.

Wed
11
Jan

Kee girls basketball team falls in pair of UIC games on back-to-back days, 57-29 at Turkey Valley and 87-44 at home vs. North Fayette Valley

What was scheduled to be a pretty busy first week back in competition following the recent holiday break still ended up being a busy weekend for the Kee girls basketball team this past week. Originally scheduled to play three games in a span of five days to start the 2023 portion of their schedule, the Lady Hawks had a Tuesday, January 3 non-conference home game with Waukon canceled due to winter weather with no indication of a make-up date being rescheduled. The Kee girls did end the week with a pair of games played on back-to-back days, with both of those games being played against Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) foes and both also ending up shy of the win column. The Hawks first fell at Turkey Valley Friday, January 6 by a 57-29 final margin before suffering a similar fate at home against North Fayette Valley, 87-44, Saturday, January 7 in a rare afternoon matinee contest.

Wed
28
Dec

Kee boys basketball team splits pair of home games, posts second straight UIC win, 47-38 over West Central, falls just short vs. Wapsie Valley, 64-61


Shoots 80% from the arc ... Kee boys basketball junior Andrew Kolsrud works on defending his Wapsie Valley opponent in the Hawks’ 64-61 home loss to the Warriors Monday, December 19. Kolsrud drained four out of five shot attempts from behind the three-point arc in the contest for 14 points, while also dishing out two assists and recording one each of rebounds and steals in the Kee loss. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Kee boys basketball team ended up playing two of its three games scheduled this past week, splitting that pair on consecutive nights of competition in the Hawks’ final week of competition in 2022. Kee opened the week falling just short of Wapsie Valley, 64-61, in a Monday, December 19 non-conference home date but bounced back the very next night for a 47-38 home win over West Central to defeat a second consecutive Upper Iowa Conference opponent.

A Thursday, December 22 game at New Hampton was called off by winter weather until a date yet to be determined. The Hawks wrapped up the 2022 portion of this season’s schedule with a 2-4 overall record that includes a mark of 2-2 in Upper Iowa Conference play.

Wed
28
Dec

Split of pair of home contests for Kee girls basketball team includes second UIC win, 38-23 over West Central, 63-40 loss to Wapsie Valley


Double-double leads the charge ... Kee girls basketball freshman Addison Winters dribbles past this Wapsie Valley defender in the Hawks’ 63-40 home loss to the Warriors Monday, December 19. Winters scored a team-high 18 points and completed a double-double effort with a team-best 10 rebounds, while also swiping a team-high four steals. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

For the second consecutive week, the Kee girls basketball team only got to play two of the three game on its schedule during this past week, and also for the second consecutive week the Lady Hawks were able to put one of those two games in the win column. The split of Kee’s two games this past week included a 63-40 loss at home to Wapsie Valley Monday, December 19 before the Hawks bounced back the very next night for a 38-23 win at home over West Central Tuesday, December, marking two consecutive Upper Iowa Conference victories for the Lady Hawks.

A Thursday, December 22 non-conference game at New Hampton was called off due to winter weather until a date yet to be determined. The Lady Hawks entered the holiday break with a 2-5 season record that includes a 2-3 mark in Upper Iowa Conference play.

Wed
28
Dec

Waukon girls basketball team splits pair of road games on consecutive nights, wins at Spring Grove, 57-33, and falls at 4A #6 Decorah, 60-51

The Waukon girls basketball team hit the road to wrap up the 2022 portion of this season’s schedule, ending up with a split of results on back-to-back nights of competition to start this past week. The Lady Indians traveled across the state border and came back home with a 57-33 win over Spring Grove, MN Monday, December 19 before being hosted by Class 4A sixth-rated Decorah and giving the highly-regarded Vikings a run for their money before surrendering a 60-51 defeat.

Holding a 5-4 season record that includes a mark of 2-1 in Northeast Iowa Conference play, the Lady Indians are next scheduled to return to action following the holiday break, traveling to Kee Tuesday, January 3 before hosting Charles City Friday, January 6. They will then host Waverly-Shell Rock Monday, January 9 in a game rescheduled from Friday, December 16 after being snowed out before playing at La Crescent, MN Tuesday, January 10 and then hosting Crestwood Friday, January 13.

Wed
28
Dec

Waukon boys wrestling team sweeps all four duals at De Soto, WI

In its final competition of the 2022 portion of this season’s schedule, the Waukon wrestling team traveled across the river into the state of Wisconsin but made itself feel right at home in sweeping all four of its opponents faced at the De Soto, WI Duals Tuesday, December 20. Those four Indian dual wins included a 48-36 triumph over Viroqua, WI, a 67-12 domination of River Ridge, WI, a 54-30 win over the host De Soto Pirates and a 60-18 handling of Postville.

Seniors Cullen Dickson and Jakob Regan at 182 and 126/132 pounds, respectively, junior 106-pounder Skyler Dugan and sophomore Ryland Egan at 138 pounds each went undefeated on the night in their four scheduled bouts. Dickson recorded three pins and one forfeit, Regan and Egan each posted two each of pins and forfeits, and Dugan recorded two forfeits, one pin and a win by decision.

Wed
21
Dec

Waukon boys basketball team secures its first win, 60-41 over North Butler, denied another by late New Hampton comeback


Scoring and rebounding leader ... Waukon boys basketball senior Noah Hatlan soars to the hoop for a basket in the Indians’ 63-53 home loss to New Hampton Tuesday, December 13. Hatlan led the Indians in scoring and rebounding with a game-high 17 points and team-best eight rebounds, and he also dished out one assist in the victory. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon boys basketball team picked up its first win of the season this past week, splitting the two games the Indians were able to play out of three scheduled. The bucket Tribe first surrendered a 63-53 defeat at home at the hands of New Hampton Tuesday, December 13 before claiming this season’s first victory, 60-41 over North Butler, at the Wapsie Valley Winter Classic held Saturday, December 17 at Upper Iowa University in Fayette. A Friday, December 16 home game with Waverly-Shell Rock was postponed due to winter weather.

The Indians were next scheduled to play back-to-back nights of competition to wrap up their pre-holiday schedule, traveling to Oelwein Monday, December 19 before playing at Decorah Tuesday, December 20 in another NEIC girl/boy match-up. The Waukon boys will return to action after the holidays with a January 3 non-conference date at Kee before hosting Charles City Friday, January 6.

Wed
21
Dec

Waukon girls basketball team plays to undefeated week with wins over New Hampton at home and Dubuque Hempstead at Upper Iowa


Battling for a board ... Waukon girls basketball senior Paige Hansmeier fights for a rebound in the Indians’ 68-62 home win over New Hampton Tuesday, December 13. Hansmeier scored five points in the Waukon victory. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon girls basketball team played to an undefeated week this past week, sweeping the two games the Indians were able to play out of three scheduled for the Lady Indians. The Waukon girls first recorded a 68-62 win at home over New Hampton Tuesday, December 13 before completing their sweep of the week with a 73-60 triumph over Dubuque Hempstead at the Wapsie Valley Winter Classic held at Upper Iowa University in Fayette Saturday, December 17. A Friday, December 16 home game with Waverly-Shell Rock was postponed due to winter weather.

The Lady Indians were next scheduled to play back-to-back nights of competition to wrap up their pre-holiday schedule, traveling to Spring Grove, MN Monday, December 19 before playing at Decorah Tuesday, December 20 in an NEIC girl/boy match-up. The bucket Tribe will return to action following the holiday break, traveling to Kee Tuesday, January 3 before hosting Charles City Friday, January 6.

Wed
21
Dec

Jayden Knox commits volleyball talents to Clarke University ...

Waukon volleyball senior Jayden Knox has committed her skills to the Clarke University volleyball program in Dubuque. She is pictured above after signing her letter of commitment Wednesday, December 14, seated with her parents, Ashley and Troy Knox. Pictured behind them are, left to right, Clarke University head volleyball coach Chris Miron and assistant coach Alyssa Baumhover. Knox plans to double major in Psychology and Social Work, and she feels Clarke is a great fit for her.

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