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Wed
06
Oct

Waukon boys cross country team finishes fifth among other top-10 rated teams from variety of classes at Jesup Invite


Top-25 finish ... Waukon boys cross country senior Logan Delaney paces this small pack at the Jesup Invitational Tuesday, September 28. Delaney finished 25th, both overall and for team scoring, in the 186-runner field in a time of 18:12.2. 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 Waukon boys cross country team competed in one meet this past week, but it was one of the largest meets the distance Tribe will compete in all season with 28 scored teams hitting the course. Being ranked 10th in Class 2A themselves, the Indians battled their way among the other top-10 rated teams from a variety of class sizes also competing at the meet, finishing fifth with 158 team points.

The Indians were next scheduled to compete at the South Winneshiek Invitational Tuesday, October 5 and then compete in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) Meet scheduled for Tuesday, October 12 at Decorah. They are then scheduled to compete in their Class 2A State Qualifying Meet Thursday, October 21.

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Wed
06
Oct

Waukon volleyball team sweeps MFL/MarMac, nearly upsets Class 4A ranked Decorah, battles hard at Columbus Tourney


Pounding out a “Think Pink” point ... Waukon volleyball junior McKenzie Lier hammers down a kill in the Indians’ five-set near-upset of Class 4A 14th-rated Decorah at home Tuesday, September 28. Perhaps inspired by her own mother’s recent battle with breast cancer (see Pages 19-22) on this “Think Pink” Night in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, Lier swatted out three kills and recorded two each of solo blocks, assisted blocks and digs in the match. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon volleyball team played through one of its busiest weeks of the season, with that busyness both starting and ending the week. The net Tribe hosted a pair of matches on back-to-back nights to start the week, recording outcomes on differing ends of the spectrum with a home sweep of MFL/MarMac in three sets, 27-25, 25-9 and 25-14, Monday, September 27 before battling Class 4A 14th-rated Decorah to the very brink of an upset Tuesday, September 28, taking the first two sets by scores of 25-23 and 25-21 before having the final three get away from them, 18-25, 19-25 and 11-15.

Wed
29
Sep

Kee football team dominates from the opening kick-off to make for a happy Homecoming with 66-0 victory over Central Elkader


Defensive dominance ... Kee football senior Jaylen Drape (#72) is joined by fellow senior Alex Goetzinger (#93 at right) in wrapping up a Central Elkader ball carrier in the Hawks’ 66-0 Homecoming victory over the Warriors Friday, September 24. The Kee defense stifled the visiting Warriors to a negative 19 yards rushing and just 53 yards of total offense in wrapping up 15 tackles for loss overall. Drape had one solo tackle for loss and assisted on another in his total of five defensive stops in the ballgame, and Goetzinger added 5.5 tackles for loss that included the Hawks’ lone quarterback sack in his total of seven total tackles and three solo halts. 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.

by Perry Hesse

Kee football fans continue to have long fingernails as the undefeated Hawks cruised to another easy victory Friday, September 24 with a 66-0 Homecoming win against Central Elkader, eclipsing the 60-point scoreboard mark for the fourth consecutive game and likely having done so in their season opener as well as they led, 16-0, after just one quarter of play in an August 27 home game against West Central called off soon after that initial frame due to stormy weather. The Hawks have now outscored their opponents 280-47 as they prepare for the home stretch of the regular season with games against Edgewood-Colesburg, Midland, and a highly anticipated regular season-ending showdown with highly-ranked Easton Valley.

Wed
29
Sep

Waukon boys cross country team claims runner-up honors at own home invitational behind Class 3A 11th-rated Decorah


Leads the way ... Waukon boys cross country junior Nathan O’Neill heads toward the finish line at the Waukon Invitational Tuesday, September 21. O’Neill led the Indian runner-up team effort at that home meet, finishing ninth, both overall and for team scoring, in a time of 18:13.88. 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 cross country team nearly made it feel like home sweet home when the Indians hosted their own Waukon Invitational Tuesday, September 21. Topped only by Class 3A 11th-rated Decorah, the Indians ran to a second-place team finish in the eight-team field on their home course, joining the highly-regarded Vikings as the only teams to have all five of their scored runners in the meet’s top 20 individuals in the 57-runner varsity field, scoring 67 team points.

The Indians were next scheduled to compete at the Jesup Invitational Tuesday, September 28. The distance Tribe will then take part in the South Winneshiek Invitational Tuesday, October 5 and then compete in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) Meet October 12.

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Wed
29
Sep

Kee cross country teams compete at Waukon; Girls place fourth


Senior pace ... Kee girls cross country senior Reagan Mudderman keeps pace with this Decorah runner at the Waukon Invitational Tuesday, September 21. Mudderman ran to a 31st-place overall finish, 27th for scoring, in a time of 23:35.07. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Kee girls and boys cross country teams had just one competition on their schedule again this past week, competing at the Waukon Invitational Tuesday, September 21. The Lady Hawks ran to a fourth-place team finish, while the Kee boys did not have enough runners to compile a team score.

The Kee girls’ fourth-place team finish was headlined by the overall runner-up finish of senior Haley Meyer in the 52-runner varsity field, coming in behind fellow Upper Iowa Conference senior Jalyssa Blazek’s inspired title run of 19:06.80. Meyer’s runner-up overall finish - the race’s top team-scored runner - in 20:01.70 paced the Lady Hawks to 109 team points and their fourth-place finish in the seven-team field.

The Hawks were next scheduled to compete in the Jesup Invitational Tuesday, September 28 before taking part in the Wartburg Invitational Saturday, October 2. Kee will then run at the South Winneshiek Invitational Tuesday, October 5.

Wed
29
Sep

Waukon football team uses balanced offense to power past Oelwein for 56-12 District 4 road win

by Perry Hesse

While the Oelwein Huskies were celebrating Homecoming Friday night, September 24, it was strictly a business trip for the Waukon Indians, who improved to 4-1 on the season with a 56-12 victory in that Class 2A District 4 match-up. That final result yielded the Indians’ highest point total of the season behind a fairly balanced attack providing almost 400 yards of total offense. Waukon collected 224 yards through the air along with 163 more on the ground, scoring multiple times via each method.

“Passing is largely about timing and that develops with more repetitions at game speed,” said Waukon football coach Chad Beermann of his team’s aerial attack that produced an average of nearly 38 yards per reception and scored on half of just six passing attempts on the night.

Wed
22
Sep

Waukon football team erupts late in second quarter to make for a happy Homecoming with 48-21 win over North Fayette Valley


Hauling in six points ... Waukon football senior Vicente Quiroz hauls in this pass from junior Noah Hatlan for a 25-yard touchdown reception in the Indians’ 48-21 Homecoming victory over North Fayette Valley Friday, September 17. In addition to this touchdown catch, Quiroz also recorded three solo tackles in his total of four defensive stops in the game. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

by Perry Hesse

A battle of ranked Class 2A teams turned into a lopsided Homecoming win for the Waukon Indians Friday, September 17 as the hosts manhandled North Fayette Valley (NFV) to the tune of 48-21. The victory improved seventh-ranked Waukon’s record to 3-1 on the season and was the first defeat for the ninth-rated Tigerhawks.

“We had a size advantage, although our offensive line wasn’t that much bigger than their defensive line,” said Waukon football coach Chad Beermann. “Our offensive line continues to improve, especially run blocking. Our pass blocking still has a ways to go.”

Wed
22
Sep

Waukon volleyball team plays to a nearly undefeated week with home win over Charles City, runner-up finish at home tournament


Blasting it by ... Waukon volleyball senior Brenna Berns slams this attack past a Charles City block attempt in the Indians’ home victory in four sets over the Comets Tuesday, September 14. Berns recorded a team-high 19 digs along with five kills, three assists and one ace while converting 11 of her 12 serve attempts in the match. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon volleyball team played to a nearly undefeated week, coming up just shy of that unblemished mark in its final match of the week to currently hold an 11-8 season record that includes an even, 1-1 start to the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) season. The Lady Indians began the week with a four-set triumph at home over Charles City Tuesday, September 14 by scores of 25-18, 19-25, 25-19 and 25-13.

Wed
22
Sep

Kee volleyball falls in Upper Iowa Conference and home opener to Clayton Ridge and in three matches at Waukon Tournament


Between Eagles’ wings ... Kee volleyball sophomore Mallory Mohn sends an attack between an attempted Clayton Ridge block in the Hawks’ home loss to the Eagles Thursday, September 16. 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 volleyball team got both its home and Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) schedule underway this past week but ultimately played to a week without a win in either dual match or tournament action, the Kee netters currently holding a 1-12 record on the season. The Hawks fell to Clayton Ridge at home to open UIC play Thursday, September 16 by scores of 14-25, 8-25 and 12-25 before falling in three matches at the Waukon Tournament Saturday, September 18 to have their tournament day ended at the close of the event’s initial round of pool play competition. Those tournament scores included falling by final results of 8-21 and 7-21 to Crestwood, 14-21 and 9-21 to Turkey Valley and 18-21 and 15-21 to North Crawford, WI.

Wed
22
Sep

Kee football improves to 4-0 with 68-0 road rout of Calamus-Wheatland

by Perry Hesse

The Kee football team kept its perfect 2021 season intact thus far with a rout of Calamus-Wheatland in a game played at Midland High School Friday, September 17, dealing the Eight-Player newcomer Warriors a 68-0 shut-out. The Hawks scored nine touchdowns on the night, including one from the defense, on the way to 372 yards of total offense while limiting the Warriors to just 82 total yards.

“We executed the way we needed to, both offensively and defensively,” said Kee football head coach Chad Winters. “We were dominant on both sides of the ball and that led to lots of explosive plays on offense and tackles for loss on defense. We talk about finishing games completely, and we were able to do that.”

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