Sports

Wed
06
Dec

Kee boys basketball team opens season with three-game sweep that includes wins over Central Elkader, De Soto and MFL/MarMac

The Kee boys basketball team got its 2023-2024 campaign off to a busy start, playing three games in a span of four days this past week and putting all three of those game in the win column at differing degrees of difficulty. The Hawks opened the season with a 64-25 home romp over Central Elkader Tuesday, November 28 before bringing home a 56-48 win from De Soto, WI Thursday, November 30. Kee wrapped up the week holding on for a 59-57 triumph at the home of last season’s undefeated Upper Iowa Conference champion, MFL/MarMac, in thrilling fashion Friday, December 1.

The Hawks were next scheduled to host Clayton Ridge Tuesday, December 5 before playing at North Fayette Valley Friday, December 8. They will then host Postville Tuesday, December 12 before playing back-to-back dates to end next week, playing at South Winneshiek Friday, December 15 and then taking on Alburnett at of the UIU Shootout hosted by Upper Iowa University in Fayette Saturday, December 16.

Wed
06
Dec

Waukon boys basketball team returns six letterwinners for 2023-2024


2023-2024 Waukon boys basketball team ... Left to right - Front row: Frankie Ghegan, Hayden Dahlstrom, Brody Gress, Lawrence Fenton, Jack O’Neill, Colton O’Neill, Dylan Stegen, Dalton Frick; Back row: Cashton Lloyd, Jacob Courtney, Shawn Martin, Carson Hager, Mason Wasson, McKinley Rostvold, Kole McCormick, Jaxon Brinkman, Graine Curtin, Ethan Kelly, Zach Perkins, Ethan Palmer. Not pictured: Dalton Ellickson.

For its 2023-2024 campaign, the Waukon boys basketball team will look to benefit from the return of six players with varsity letterwinning experience from a season ago. Those half dozen veterans are coming back from a squad that posted a 3-18 season record last winter and graduated just a pair of seniors from its roster.

Those six returning letterwinners will be headlined by four seniors, including Jacob Courtney, Kole McCormick, Jack O’Neill and Mason Wasson. Junior Jaxon Brinkman and sophomore Colton O’Neill help complete that list of experienced veterans who will set the pace for this season’s squad that has 23 young men currently in consideration in this season’s early-going.

Wed
06
Dec

Waukon girls wrestling team falls in opening dual match, 39-34, to Crestwood, competes at large Dan Gable Donnybrook Tournament


Setting her up for the fall ... Waukon girls wrestling senior 105-pounder Mia Kurth works over her Crestwood opponent in the Indians’ 39-34 home dual meet loss to the Cadets Tuesday, November 28. Kurth won the match by fall in a time of 5:04. 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 pulled double duty this past week, wrestling in both a dual event and a weekend tournament against some considerable competition. The Lady Indians opened their dual meet schedule with a 39-34 loss at home to Crestwood Tuesday, November 28 before competing in the large, two-day Dan Gable Donnybrook Tournament held in Coralville Thursday and Friday, November 30 and December 1. The mat Tribe finished 23rd in the tournament’s 43-team scoring field made up of squads from all over the Midwest, with seniors Mia Kurth and Kloe Hemmersbach each wrestling to a team-best fifth-place individual finish at 105 and 190 pounds, respectively.

Wed
29
Nov

Waukon boys wrestling team returns 14 varsity letterwinners for 2023-2024 to lead one of largest teams in recent memory


2023-2024 Waukon boys wrestling team ... Left to right - Front row: Ethan Whalen, Jacob Baxter, Landon Burington, Michael Cushing, Mason McKee, Owen Regan, Adam Wheeler, McKyan Egan, Tyrone McCarthy, Luca Althoff, manager Braden Hilleshiem, Trevor Block; Middle row: Justin Murphy, Lucas Byrnes, Max Jones, Jayden Mara, Tristyn Crawford, Gabe McCormick, Drake Hankes, Draemon Berger, Jacob Grangaard, Ryan Mathis, Aaron Burke, Rylan Mulholland, Garner Lange, Christopher Kidd, Trent Murphy; Back row: Kaedyn Anderson, Bralin Regan, Holten Palmer, Kale Berinobis, Jared Snitker, Ethan Gibbs, Jaxon Regan, Dalton Howe, Cayden Kruger, Ryley Burington, Memphis MIller, John Marti, manager Keagan Palmer, Tryston Johnson. Not pictured: Isaac Ericson, Garrison Byrnes, Ryland Egan, Owen Grimstad, Trent Schullo.

The Waukon boys wrestling team will field one of its largest squads in recent years, as 44 young men have reported for early-season work-outs as the 2023-2024 season gets underway. Within that larger squad lies another considerable number of returning matmen who bring back enough varsity letterwinning experience to nearly fill an entire line-up, as 14 varsity veterans come back from last winter to provide leadership for a mix of wrestling experience and skill levels making up this season’s squad.

“We have 44 boys out this season,” Waukon wrestling head coach Mason Berns said. “An excellent number with many fun dynamics. It’s exciting to see young men discover the positives wrestling has to offer to a growing young person. I have wrestlers that this is their first-ever season and wrestlers that have wrestled since they were able to crawl. Watching them take care of each other, simply put, is awesome.”

Wed
29
Nov

Kee boys basketball team returns nearly all of its players from last season’s seven-win campaign and is looking for more in 2023-2024


2023-2024 Kee boys basketball team ... Left to right - Front row: Brayden Waters, Carter Verthein, Trey Cota, Alex Stankovich, Brody Feyen; Middle row: Parker Leppert, Isaiah Wagner, Jarod Reams, Tanner Troendle, Andrew Kolsrud; Back row: Karsen Strong, Kaleb Drape, Jordan Cota, Brayden Darling, Dalton Mudderman, Sam Janzen, Justin Wagner. Photo by Danielle Potter.

2023-2024 Kee boys basketball returning letterwinners ... Left to right: Karsen Strong, Kaleb Drape, Jordan Cota, Brayden Darling, Dalton Mudderman, Andrew Kolsrud, Jarod Reams. Photo by Danielle Potter.

The Kee boys basketball team will be benefiting from the return of nearly every one of its players from a squad last winter that played to a 7-15 season record and had just one senior on its roster. That large returning squad includes seven varsity letterwinners from last season that include a senior class of just two players this season.

That senior pair includes Kaleb Drape and Andrew Kolsrud, and those two most veteran upperclassmen are joined by five juniors, three of whom broke on to the varsity scene two seasons ago already as freshmen. Jordan Cota, Brayden Darling, Dalton Mudderman, Jarod Reams and Karsen Strong round out this season’s list of returning varsity veterans.

Wed
29
Nov

Waukon girls basketball team for 2023-2024 will consist of returning varsity experience, mix of players from all grade levels for first-year head coach


2023-2024 Waukon girls varsity basketball team ... Left to right - Front row: Reese McCormick, Lynsey Houg, Avery Regan, Azlynn Cota, Claire Schulte, Bobbi Finney; Back row: Blythe Bucknell, Breckan Stewart, Keira McCormick, Kaitlyn Krambeer, Willa Troendle, Emma O’Neill, Elle Wilkins. Not pictured: Bella Moudy.

2023-2024 Waukon girls basketball sophomores and freshmen ... Left to right - Front row: Kaylin Regan, Bobbi Finney, Brynn Weymiller, Hannah Cooper, Elle Wilkins, Jenna Goltz, Nora Davis; Back row: Haylee Jeglum, Bryiah Stewart, Blythe Bucknell, Willa Troendle, Emma O’Neill, Claire Schulte, Reegan Benzing, Cora Miller.

The 2023-2024 Waukon girls basketball season will feature a mix of familiarity and some new faces in new places as a collection of players from all four high school grade levels will make up this season’s varsity squad for first-year Indian head coach John O’Neill. Within the 14 players donning a varsity uniform for the bucket Tribe this winter will be five seniors, three juniors, five sophomores and one freshman.

Wed
22
Nov

Waukon girls wrestling team opens season with sixth-place team finish at Decorah Fall Tournament; Senior trio each claim a top-three placewinning

The Waukon girls wrestling team got its 2023 season underway at a large tournament hosted by Decorah High School Saturday, November 18, making some good first impressions for this initial competition of the new season. Eleven different young ladies took to the mat for the Indian grapplers in eight of the tournament’s 14 weight classes, with five of those mat ladies finishing in the top six placewinnings of their respective weight classes to rack up 92 team points and place the mat Tribe sixth in the final 16-team standings.

The Indian mat ladies will return to the mat following the Thanksgiving holiday, hosting Crestwood Tuesday, November 28 before competing in the Coralville Tournament Thursday and Friday, November 30 and December 1. They will then host Waverly-Shell Rock in a girl/boy double-dual format Thursday, December 7 before competing in the Luther Tournament in Decorah Friday, December 8.

Wed
22
Nov

Waukon bowling teams return eight letterwinners from squads that rolled to a combined 17-3 result last year; Girls return nearly entire team with six veterans

The Waukon bowling program continues to maintain its good level of participation as the 2023-2024 season gets underway, with both the Waukon girls and Waukon boys teams featuring double-digit numbers in team members for this winter’s campaign. The Lady Indians actually grew a bit from last season, as 11 young women take to the lanes for this season, while the boys also stayed right in that low double-digit participation number with 12 young men reporting for early-season practice this winter.

Within the combined 23 participants between those two squads, a total of eight of them return with varsity letterwinning experience from last season. The Waukon boys will return two of those seasoned bowlers, while the bowling girls will benefit from the return of nearly their entire team from last winter, including six with veteran experience from a squad that lost just one dual match in 10 tries last winter.

Wed
22
Nov

Kee girls basketball team returns eight letterwinners, many of them young but productive, for its 2023-2024 campaign

The 2023-2024 Kee girls basketball team will benefit from the return of eight letterwinners from a team of 12 players last season that played to a 7-14 overall season record. A majority of those eight returning veterans will still be just in their second year of high school basketball, as five sophomores, two juniors and one senior will lead the Hawks’ veteran experience gained a season ago.

The Lady Hawks were scheduled to get their 2023-2024 season underway Tuesday, November 21 against one of those fellow Upper Iowa Conference squads, as they travel to Turkey Valley. They will then return from the Thanksgiving break to host Central Elkader Tuesday, November 28.

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Wed
15
Nov

Waukon football team plays to program’s sixth consecutive district championship on the way to its 5-4 season record

Following the graduation of a large class of nearly two dozen seniors from last season and returning one of its smallest collections of both returning letterwinners and seniors in recent memory this past fall, the Waukon football team pushed through those challenges and nearly everyone’s expectations for this 2023 season to return to a very familiar place. While those expectations saw speculation throughout the spectrum of results, the football Tribe played its way to a 5-4 season record that included a 4-1 record in Class 2A District 3 play that lifted the Indians to their sixth consecutive Class 2A district championship and their 10th Class 2A State Play-Off qualification in the past 12 seasons since joining those 2A ranks.

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