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07
Feb

Waukon girls wrestling trio each advance among State Tournament elite before having their season grand finale experience brought to a close


Sixth-place finish among IGHSAU Girls State Wrestling Tournament 100-pound elite ... Waukon girls wrestling 100-pound senior Mia Kurth (second from left) stands in the sixth-place podium spot with crutches that provide evidence of the injury misfortune she suffered in the championship semifinals of this year’s Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Girls State Wrestling Tournament held Thursday-Friday, February 1-2 at Xtream Arena in Coralville. After injuring her leg in that semifinals bout with eventual State Runner-Up Chloe Sheffield of Decorah, Kurth had to medically forfeit both her consolation semifinals match and the fifth/sixth-place match to end up in sixth place among this year’s 100-pound state of Iowa elite. The top eight finishers in this year’s 100-pound Girls State Tournament bracket are pictured above on the State Tournament podium following completion of Friday’s championship finals, including (left to right): Spencer sophomore Kiara Ruiz, 8th place; Waukon senior Mia Kurth, 6th place; Solon junior Kara Vedepo, 4th place; Decorah junior Chloe Sheffield, Runner-Up; Raccoon River Northwest sophomore and now two-time State Champion Katie Biscoglia; Denver freshman Violet Diaz, 3rd place; Indianola freshman Siera Becker, 5th place; and Bettendorf freshman Olivia Hernandez, 7th place. Photo by Becky Walz, Driftless Multimedia.

Three falls in less than a minute each advance her to semifinals ... Waukon girls wrestling 100-pound senior Mia Kurth upends Bettendorf freshman Olivia Hernandez for a fall in just 37 seconds in their quarterfinals match at the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Girls State Wrestling Tournament held Thursday-Friday, February 1-2 at Xtream Arena in Coralville. This quick fall was the third consecutive pin by Kurth in less than a minute’s time in Thursday’s championship action at the season grand finale, but also proved to be her final win as she suffered a leg injury in her very next match in her third consecutive State Tournament semifinals berth and was forced to surrender a pair of medical forfeits in her final two matches to end up in sixth place among this year’s 100-pound state of Iowa elite. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

Mia Kurth claims sixth-place finish after semifinals injury misfortune; Kloe Hemmersbach, Makenna Kurth each start with first-round wins prior to elimination in consolation rounds

For the second consecutive season, the Waukon girls wrestling program was represented well at the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) State Wrestling Tournament held Thursday and Friday, February 1-2 at Xtream Arena in Coralville. The Indian trio that qualified for this year’s season grand finale each proved that they belonged among this year’s Iowa high school girls wrestling elite, as all three started their State Tournament journey with a win by fall before experiencing differing degrees of success that ultimately resulted in the completion of two stellar high school wrestling careers and just the beginning of one that holds the promise to be the same.

Wed
07
Feb

Picking up the spare: Ownership group of Grumpy’s Lanes donates usage fees of $2,500 back to Waukon High School bowling program

Prior to the start of the Waukon High School bowling team’s Tuesday, January 30 home dual match with Waterloo Columbus, recognition was given to the new ownership group of Grumpy’s Lanes for its latest act of generosity since becoming a recent member of the business and overall local community. That ownership group made the decision to donate back to the Waukon High School bowling program the $2,500 facility usage fee the program pays the bowling facility to use its lanes for its practices and home competitions.

Wed
07
Feb

Kee girls basketball team wraps up regular season with sweep through busy week of three games against opponents from local tri-state area

The Kee girls basketball team took on the tri-state area this past week, and came out victorious in a busy final week of the regular season of three games played in five nights. The Lady Hawks began the week with a 56-32 home win over North Crawford, WI Monday, January 29 followed right away by a 59-23 home triumph over West Central Tuesday, January 30 that ended up placing the Hawks in a tie for second place in the final Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) standings. The Kee girls brought their busy week, and their regular season schedule, to a close Friday, February 2 pulling out a close battle at Spring Grove, MN by a 50-44 final margin.

Wed
31
Jan

Waukon girls wrestling trio of Mia Kurth, Makenna Kurth and Kloe Hemmersbach to compete in IGHSAU State Tournament this Thursday and Friday in Coralville

For the second consecutive season, the Waukon girls wrestling team will be sending a trio of young ladies to the Girls State Wrestling Tournament sanctioned by the Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union (IGHSAU) this Thursday and Friday, February 1-2 at the Xtream Arena in Coralville. Competition will begin at the season grand finale Thursday morning at 10 a.m. and will take place on eight different mats through 3 p.m. and include the first two rounds of competition on the championship side of the bracket, as well as the first round of wrestlebacks on the consolation side of each of 14 weight class brackets that will each feature 32 wrestlers competing for State Tournament honors.

Wed
31
Jan

ON TO STATE!!! Trio of Waukon wrestling girls earn qualification for Girls State Tournament with top-four finishes at Region 8 Tournament


Wins 100-pound championship to make her way back to season grand finale ... Waukon girls wrestling 100-pound senior Mia Kurth lifts her Mason City opponent and takes her to the mat in their semifinals match at the Region 8 Tournament held in Mason City Friday, January 26. Kurth went on to make this opponent one of her three pin victims at the tournament on the way to her 100-pound regional championship and a return trip to the Girls State Tournament. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

Mia Kurth is 100-pound champ, Kloe Hemmersbach is 190 runner-up to earn senior return trips; Freshman Makenna Kurth takes third at 110 pounds for first qualification

The only competition for the Waukon girls wrestling team this past week was a big one, as it meant the difference between continuing the season or having it ended at the Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union Region 8 Tournament held in Mason City Friday, January 26. For three of this season’s young ladies their 2023-2024 campaign will continue on as they each claimed a top-four placewinning required at the regional tournament to earn qualification for this year’s Girls State Tournament to be held in Coralville later this week.

Wed
31
Jan

Busiest week of the season clinches at least a share of first-ever UIC title, also ends with second loss of the season for Kee basketball boys


Halting a Warrior attack ... Kee boys basketball junior Karsen Strong closes in on a South Winn ballhandler in the Hawks’ 58-51 home victory over the Warriors Tuesday, January 23. Strong finished the game with four points, four rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot. Photo by Danielle Potter. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The busiest week of this season for the Kee boys basketball team saw the Hawks play four games over a span of six days and ride a rollercoaster of success along the way. Three Upper Iowa Conference games were all added to the win column by varying degrees to guarantee the Kee bucket brigade at least a share of its first-ever season championship in the Upper Iowa Conference, as the Hawks posted wins of 69-49 in a January 12 make-up game at Central Elkader played Monday, January 22, 58-51 at home against South Winneshiek Tuesday, January 23 and 62-35 at Postville Friday, January 26. That busy-enough week got even busier with a recent addition to Kee’s schedule of a Saturday, January 27 home game with Class 3A Charles City, with that end to the four-game stretch resulting in the Hawks’ second loss of this season, 62-46.

Wed
31
Jan

Waukon boys basketball team’s winless week includes pair of narrow losses early in the week and home loss to Class 4A third-rated Waverly-Shell Rock


Driving with determination ... Waukon boys basketball junior Dalton Frick takes the ball strong to the basket in between a pair of Prairie du Chien defenders in the Indians’ 51-47 loss to the Blackhawks Tuesday, January 23. Frick scored four points in the contest on a pair of back-to-back baskets late 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.

The Waukon boys basketball team played through a winless week of three games this past week, having two of those games get away by narrower results in non-conference play early in the week before falling a bit harder to the leading team in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC). On back-to-back nights to start the week, the Indians first fell at Independence, 66-61, in overtime Monday, January 22 before coming up a bit shy, 51-47, at home against Prairie du Chien, WI Tuesday, January 23. They then had Class 4A third-rated and NEIC-undefeated Waverly-Shell Rock pull away in the second half to an 85-62 defeat at home Friday, January 26.

Wed
31
Jan

Kee girls basketball team opens week with 47-42 loss at Central Elkader, bounces back with wins of 56-31 over South Winn and 47-15 at Postville

After its first loss in nearly three weeks to start this past week, the Kee girls basketball team’s competition slate got consistently better as the week wore on, as the Hawks of the hardcourt won two of their three ballgames this past week. Beginning with a 47-42 loss in a January 12 make-up game at Central Elkader Monday, January 22 that snapped a four-game win streak and knocked them out of the share of the Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) they had earned in the week prior, the Kee girls went back to work to remain in contention for a high-end UIC finish, starting with a 56-31 home win over

South Winneshiek Tuesday, January 23 followed by a 47-15 road rout at Postville Friday, January 26.

Wed
24
Jan

Undefeated busy week for Kee girls basketball team avenges only two UIC losses, pushes Lady Hawks into tie for UIC lead


Screen shot ... Kee girls basketball freshman Rylee Mudderman dribbles off a screen set by junior Summer Walleser in the Hawks’ 52-47 home win over MFL/MarMac Thursday, January 18. With help like this from teammates, Mudderman scored 15 points in the Kee victory. Photo by Danielle Potter. 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 basketball team played through a busy week of three games this past week but took some huge strides in winning all three of those games to launch itself into a current three-way tie in the Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) team standings. In a pair of home games against the two teams who each own one of the Lady Hawks’ UIC losses this winter and previously stood in front of them in those league standings with just single UIC losses coming into each game, the Kee girls first avenged an early-season loss to North Fayette Valley with a 38-37 triumph Tuesday, January 16 before doing likewise in another home match-up with MFL/MarMac Thursday, January 18 by a 52-47 final margin. The Lady Hawks ended the week with a 60-39 victory at Clayton Ridge Friday, January 19.

Wed
24
Jan

Waukon girls basketball team continues undefeated new year with three more wins at Houston, MN, at home over New Hampton and at Crestwood

After an idle week due to winter weather and an empty start to this past week, the Waukon girls basketball team’s competition schedule picked up steam as the week drew to a close with three consecutive days of basketball. The Lady Indians put all of those three consecutive weekend contests in the win column, including a 70-55 win at Houston, MN Thursday, January 18, a 60-52 triumph at home over New Hampton Friday, January 19, and avenging an earlier season loss with a 51-40 victory at Crestwood Saturday, January 20 in a game made up from Friday, January 12.

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