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23
Dec

Waukon wrestlers fall to New Hampton and Crestwood, place sixth at Starmont


Quick fall at 182 pounds ... Waukon wrestling 182-pound senior Joe Frieden awaits the slap of the mat from the official looking on in his bout with New Hampton senior Adam Wurzer in the Indians’ 57-18 loss to the Chickasaws in a Thursday, December 17 home double dual. Frieden pinned Wurzer in just 27 seconds and also received a forfeit in the Indians’ 51-24 dual loss to Class 2A fifth-rated Crestwood in the second half of that double dual. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on The Standard’s website, www.waukonstandard.com.

The Waukon wrestling team wrapped up its pre-holiday schedule with a busy latter half of the week, hosting another home double-dual before competing in a weekend tournament. The Indians were swept by both Class 2A fifth-rated Crestwood, 51-24, and by New Hampton, 57-18, in that home double-dual Thursday, December 17 before placing sixth in the 11-team Doug Guilford Tournament hosted by Starmont High School Saturday, December 19.
Sporting a 4-5 season record, 0-3 in Northeast Iowa Conference action, the Indians will now break for the holidays, returning to action Saturday, January 2 at the Central Elkader Tournament.
 

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Wed
23
Dec

Kee girls basketball team starts another winning streak with back-to-back UIC wins


Block party ... Kee girls basketball sophomore Kendra Cooper (left) and senior Mikayla Gavin (right) team up to deny this Starmont shot attempt in the Hawks’ 58-39 triumph at home over the visiting Stars Friday, December 11. Cooper finished the game with six points, three rebounds and one each of steals and blocked shots, while Gavin posted a double-double effort of a team-high 11 rebounds and 10 points in addition to blocking two shots, dishing out two assists and swiping one steal in the ballgame. 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 The Standard’s website, www.waukonstandard.com.

The Kee girls basketball team bounced back from its first loss of the season by starting another winning streak with a sweep of two Upper Iowa Conference games this past week. The Lady Hawks posted a 56-35 win at South Winneshiek Tuesday, December 15 before completing their undefeated week with a 58-39 home win over Starmont Friday, December 18.
Holding a 7-1 overall record on the season, 5-1 in Upper Iowa Conference play, the Lady Hawks were scheduled to play host to DeSoto, WI Tuesday, December 22 before the holiday break. They will then return to the court January 5 at home against West Central.

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Wed
23
Dec

McMillan competes for Decorah swimming team

The Decorah High School swimming team hosted a double dual event Friday, December 18, falling to Waterloo by a 93-77 count but also defeating Vinton-Shellsburg, 126-34. Waterloo also defeated Vinton-Shellsburg by a 138-27 count in the other dual meet of the event. Waukon High School senior Mason McMillan competed for the Vikings in four events, including two individual races that saw him place fifth in the 500 Yard Freestyle in a time of 6:25.79 and also finish seventh in the 100 Yard Breaststroke with a clocking of 1:22.44. McMillan was also a part of two Decorah relay teams that competed, anchoring both the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay to a fifth-place finish in 1:54.51 and the 200 Yard Medley Relay to a fourth-place finish with a clocking of 2:03.29. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Bissell, Decorah Newspapers.
 

Wed
23
Dec

Waukon boys basketball team falls to Class 3A top 10-rated NEIC pair

After starting off the 2015-2016 basketball season with a three-game undefeated streak, the Waukon boys basketball team had its fortune reversed in its two games from this past week against a pair of teams considered to be the frontrunners in this season’s Northeast Iowa Conference race and regarded among the high-end teams in their Iowa high school class this season. The Indians first fell at Class 3A ninth-rated Crestwood by a 56-36 final result Tuesday, December 15 before also falling at home by a 69-46 count against Class 3A fourth-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, December 11.

Wed
23
Dec

Kee boys basketball team splits pair of UIC games vs. South Winn, Starmont


Passing perspective ... Kee boys basketball junior Clay Olson fires a pass to a teammate in the Hawks’ 59-51 victory at home over Starmont Friday, December 11. Olson scored eight points and posted three rebounds and one steal in the ballgame. 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 The Standard’s website, www.waukonstandard.com.

The Kee boys basketball team split a pair of Upper Iowa Conference contests this past week, falling on the road before winning at home to snap what had amounted to a six-game losing skid since the Hawks’ season-opening victory. That road loss came by a 62-48 final result at South Winneshiek Tuesday, December 15 before the Hawks claimed a 59-51 win at home against Starmont Friday, December 18.
Playing to a 2-6 record, including a 2-4 mark in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play, the Hawks were scheduled to wrap up their pre-holiday schedule Monday, December 21 at De Soto, WI. They will then take a break for the holidays, returning to the court January 5 at home against West Central.

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Wed
23
Dec

Waukon girls basketball team battles through winless week against pair of NEIC title contenders ranked within Class 3A and 4A top 15


Board battle ... Waukon girls basketball seniors Bethany Stock (left) and Emily Hammel (center) battle 6’2” Crestwood junior Tracey Martinek for a rebound in the Indians’ 49-26 home loss to the undefeated Cadets Tuesday, December 15. Hammel scored two points and grabbed two rebounds, while Stock pulled down a team-high five rebounds and posted one each of assists and steals in the ballgame. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on The Standard’s website, www.waukonstandard.com.

The Waukon girls basketball team battled through its toughest week of the season, falling in three consecutive games during a busy, five-night stretch. The Lady Indians began the week by falling at home to Class 3A 14th-rated Crestwood by a 49-26 result Tuesday, December 15 before ending the week with a 60-33 loss at Class 4A 12th-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, December 18. In between those two Northeast Iowa Conference losses, the Indians also came up just a bit shy, 58-52, in a non-conference battle at Spring Grove, MN Thursday, December 17.
Wrapping up the pre-holiday portion of their schedule with a 3-6 season record, including a 2-4 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference play, the Indians will now enter the holiday break. They are scheduled to return to the court January 5 with a Northeast Iowa Conference battle at Decorah before hosting MFL/MarMac January 7 and Charles City January 8.

Wed
16
Dec

Waukon boys basketball team opens home and NEIC seasons with 57-35 victory over Oelwein


Career-high 19 points ... Waukon boys basketball senior Brock Berns puts up a shot over a pair of Oelwein defenders in the Indians’ 57-35 home victory over the Huskies in Northeast Iowa Conference play Friday, December 11. Berns poured in a career-high 19 points in the contest in addition to grabbing eight rebounds, blocking three shots and swiping a steal. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on The Standard’s website, www.waukonstandard.com.

In its only game on the schedule this past week, the Waukon boys basketball team jumped to a quick start and never really looked back in opening up both its home and Northeast Iowa Conference schedule Friday, December 11 against Oelwein. The hardcourt Indians raced to a 17-5 lead after just one quarter of play against the out-sized Huskies, pushing that lead to 30-13 by the halftime break before playing the visiting Huskies to a much closer second half in securing the 57-35 victory.

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Wed
16
Dec

Kee girls basketball team blasts Postville, suffers first loss against #3 Turkey Valley


Drivin’ and dishin’ ... Kee girls basketball senior Ellie Cooper drives toward the basket surrounded by Turkey Valley defenders in the Hawks’ 41-32 home loss to the third-rated Trojans Friday, December 11. Cooper finished the game with six points and one rebound, also dishing out a team-high two assists. 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 The Standard’s website, www.waukonstandard.com.

The Kee girls basketball team suffered its first loss of the 2015-2016 with a split of two games in Upper Iowa Conference play this past week. The Lady Hawks manhandled Postville in a 61-33 road victory Tuesday, December 8 to improve their early-season undefeated streak to 5-0, but then had that winning streak brought to an end in a battle of Class 1A top 10-rated teams, falling by a 41-32 final result at home against Class 1A third-rated Turkey Valley Friday, December 11.
Holding a 5-1 overall record on the season, 3-1 in Upper Iowa Conference play, the Lady Hawks were scheduled to remain within the Upper Iowa Conference again this week, playing at South Winneshiek Tuesday, December 15 before hosting Starmont Friday, December 18. The Kee girls will then play host to DeSoto, WI Tuesday, December 22 before the holiday break.

Wed
16
Dec

Kee boys basketball team falls in trio of close battles, including OT at Postville

The Kee boys basketball team worked its way through another busy, three-game schedule this past week, coming out on the short end of three closely-fought battles. Just as they had a week earlier, the Hawks opened this week with another overtime battle, but this time ending up on the shallow end of a 63-59 final result at Postville Tuesday, December 8. The Kee boys then fell victim to Turkey Valley by a narrow, 48-45 margin at home Friday, December 11 before becoming a 61-52 casualty in a non-conference contest at Mabel-Canton, MN Saturday, December 12.
Falling to a 1-5 record, including a 1-3 mark in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play, the Hawks will remain in the UIC for this next week as well, traveling to South Winneshiek Tuesday, December 15 before hosting Starmont Friday, December 18. The Hawks will then wrap up their pre-holiday schedule Monday, December 21 at De Soto, WI.

Wed
16
Dec

Waukon girls basketball team posts 55-47 win at Oelwein

The Waukon girls basketball team had just one game on its schedule this past week, riding a bit of a rollercoaster to come away with a 55-47 victory at Oelwein Friday, December 11. Jumping to a 13-7 first-quarter lead, the Indians had the tables turned on them to trail at halftime before using a 16-3 third quarter to finally pull away to victory. The Indians dialed in a season-high five three-point field goals in the contest, outscoring the host Huskies by a decisive nine points from behind the three-point arc.

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