Sports

Wed
17
Jun

Waukon baseball team will field 14 returning letterwinners looking to make the most out of the 2020 season shortened by COVID-19 pandemic

The 2020 Waukon baseball team will join all other Iowa high school summer sports teams in the bittersweet aspect of being able to take to the field this season. After the entire high school spring sports season was called off due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the start of the summer high school sports seasons has been delayed about a month as well and, thus, will leave just over a month of competition able to be played now that the green light has been given to resume such activities.

Second-year Waukon baseball head coach Shane Schellsmidt knows very well that the decisions made regarding the high school sports seasons and even the early end to the academic year were in necessary response to the COVID-19 virus. He also knows that the return to the sports scene this summer will have much more meaning to those participating than just playing a game.

Wed
10
Jun

Register by this Friday for Waukon Park & Recreation Summer Youth Programs

Waukon Park & Recreation will be hosting Summer Recreation Programs this year for local youth. Programs will include Kindergarten-Fifth Grade Baseball, Kindergarten-Fifth Grade Softball, Sixth-Seventh Grade Traveling Baseball and Sixth-Seventh Grade Traveling Softball.

Deadline to register is this Friday, June 12. Pick up registration forms at the Waukon Wellness Center or register online by looking at the City of Waukon: Park and Rec website or visiting the Waukon Park & Rec Facebook page.
 

Wed
10
Jun

Waukon Park & Rec Adult CoEd Softball League to begin June 22

The Waukon Park and Recreation Department will be holding its Adult Coed Softball League this summer. The league will start competition Monday, June 22 and teams need to be signed up to play by Friday, June 12 - no exceptions.

The league is open to sophomores in high school through adults. Games will be played Monday nights, and possibly some Tuesdays, at the Waukon Softball Complex near the Allamakee County Fairgrounds.

Those who would like to sign a team up or need any other questions answered may contact Kim Kraus at waukonparkrec@gmail.com or by texting/calling 563-568-7131.

Wed
10
Jun

Celebrate a child’s first fish

Preserve the memory of a child or grandchild hooking their first fish this summer with a special certificate. Print the certificate from an electronic file posted online or request a printed certificate from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Apply for a first fish certificate online at www.iowadnr.gov/firstfish. It’s easy and free to participate. There are no size, species or age requirements - only that it is the very first fish the angler has successfully landed.

Family and friends can join in on the celebration by viewing the first catch photos of their kids and other budding anglers on the First Fish webpage once the entry is approved.

Give kids a lifetime of big memories out on the water this summer. Follow the simple tips for taking kids fishing on the Iowa DNR website at fishing.iowadnr.gov to help keep the experience fun and positive for the whole family.
 

Wed
27
May

COVID-19 Reopening Guidance: Use of School Facilities

The purpose of this document is to provide general principles that apply to facilities that are somehow related to school districts or accredited nonpublic schools. This guidance is necessary in light of Iowa Governor Kim Reynold’s disaster proclamations of April 27, May 6, May 13 and May 20, 2020, and any subsequent proclamations, which allow facilities in certain areas to open under certain circumstances and permit a limited resumption of summer school activities.

Wed
27
May

COVID-19 Reopening Guidance: Summer Sports

This guidance was created in consultation with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) as a resource for administrators to determine when and how districts and nonpublic schools may begin to engage in school sports seasons while keeping participants and spectators safe. It must be used in conjunction with all proclamations issued by the governor and guidance provided by the IDPH. Additional guidance will be provided by IHSAA and IGHSAU.

Beginning June 1, team organized practices for baseball and softball may begin unless circumstances dictate a change in date. Baseball and softball games may begin June 15, unless circumstances dictate a change in date. The following mitigation efforts are required to help ensure player, coach and spectator safety during practices and games:

Wed
27
May

High school baseball and softball seasons can begin practice June 1, games June 15

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday, May 20 that summer athletic seasons may be conducted for high school baseball and softball following a two-month activities suspension due to COVID-19.

The announcement approved the reopening of school facilities and the start of practices for Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) and Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) sanctioned summer sports starting Monday, June 1. Per the Iowa Department of Education, first contests may occur as early as Monday, June 15 and fans will be permitted at games.

Wed
29
Apr

Waukon Park and Recreation 2019-2020 Co-Ed Volleyball Top Teams


Zuercher Trucking - “A” League Regular Season Champion ... Left to right - Front row: Kaley Benzing, Jacqueline Welch, Thea Meyer; Back row: Brock Berns, Alex Vix, Isaiah Welch. Not pictured: Peyton Hesse, Creed Welch, Austin Troendle, Brigid Berns.

Serve Ace Ah - “A” League Regular Season Runner-Up ... Left to right - Front row: Ashley Christensen, Lance Mielke, Deanna Roffman; Back row: Levi Ledbeter, Kelly Titel, Joe Milewsky. Not pictured: Jeremiah Schoenfeldt, Kory Courtney, Jenna Elsbernd, Sammy Glawe.

Photos submitted by Waukon Park and Recreation

Additional photos and information available in the April 29, 2020 edition of The Standard.

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Wed
29
Apr

Closing of schools for remainder of school year forces cancellation of Iowa high school spring sports season

Following the Friday, April 17 recommendations to keep Iowa schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all spring activities of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) and the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) have also been canceled.

The cancellation of all four boys and girls sports - golf, soccer, tennis, and track and field - was made by the IGHSAU and IHSAA in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Education and State of Iowa officials. The decision was also approved by the IGHSAU and IHSAA boards. The cancellation is effective for all spring practices, competitions and postseason events.

Wed
18
Mar

Kee girls track team looks to build on last season’s team State title, returns 15 letterwinners including three from championship relays


2020 Kee girls track team ... Left to right - Front row: Reagan Mudderman, Rachel Walleser, Jaylyn Walleser, Brooklyn Bakewell, Phoenix Crass; Middle row: Jenessa Stussy, Jersey Mathison, Haley Meyer, Elena Rolfs, Abby Wood, Neva Peterson; Back row: Alaina Bakewell, Alison Wagner, Alexis Johnson, Macy Manning, Makayla Peters, Jada Mitchell, Monica Davis. Not pictured: Kristina Dibert, Jenna Rethwisch, Mado Shako, Laurel Scott, McKinley Sisson. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

Coming off an historic season that saw the Kee girls track and field team share its first-ever team State Championship, the Lady Hawks are looking to continue to build on their recent string of history-making feats during their 2020 campaign. A total of 15 returning letterwinners from last season’s squad will certainly provide a solid foundation upon which to try and continue to further build that track and field momentum, including some returning pieces of last season’s State Championship puzzle that will headline this season’s group of 23 freshman through senior competitors.

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