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Wed
04
Nov

Waukon boys cross country team runs to 12th-place finish at Class 2A State Meet


Waukon boys cross country senior Kameron Klinge races this Tipton runner down the home stretch to the finish line in the Class 2A competition at the State Cross Country Meet held at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge Saturday, October 31. Klinge wrapped up the team scoring for the Indians at the State Meet, finishing 86th for team scoring, 121st overall in the 140-runner field, in a time of 19:09.2. Photos courtesy of Dave Davies.

For the second consecutive season, the Waukon boys cross country team closed out its fall campaign where every high school cross country team wants to be, the State Meet season grand finale held Saturday, October 31 at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge. Looking to improve on the 14th-place finish they managed at last season’s Class 2A State Meet, and returning every one of their qualified competitors from that season grand finale from a year ago, the Indians did just that, running to a 12th-place team finish in the 15-team Class 2A field.

Tue
03
Nov

Waukon football wins, 42-21, at A-P Monday to earn quarterfinals date, lone loss rematch at NFV this Friday

The Waukon football team continued its early postseason success with a 42-21 blasting of Aplington-Parkersburg at the home of the Falcons Monday, November 2 in the second round of the Class 2A State Play-Offs. The Indians outgained the host Falcons, 473-370, on the way to pulling out to a 26-0 halftime lead and as much as a 34-0 headstart before Aplington-Parkersburg could find the end zone.
The Indians will now head to West Union this Friday, November 6 for a quarterfinal match-up, beginning at 7 p.m. with the only team that has beaten them this season, defending Class 2A State Champion North Fayette Valley. The TigerHawks come off a 52-28 whipping of Hampton-Dumont in second-round action, with Friday's winner then earning a trip to the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls for the Class 2A semifinals Saturday, November 14.
See this week's issue of The Standard for full coverage of both Indian play-off victories so far!

Wed
28
Oct

Waukon football advances with 32-13 win over Union, will play at Aplington-Parkersburg Monday

The Waukon football team took advantage of four turnovers by Union to post a 32-13 first-round victory in the Class 2A State Play-Offs Wednesday, October 28. The Indians will now advance on to a second round game Monday, November 2 at Aplington-Parkersburg, a team that finished second in Class 2A District 6 with a 7-2 overall record, 5-1 in district play, and opened its State Play-Off journey with a 7-0 victory at home over Clear Lake in overtime Wednesday, October 28. The Falcons posted a 45-16 win over Union in District 6 play midway through this season, and also share another common opponent with the Indians from this season, defeating Waterloo Columbus, 50-35, in a Week 2 non-district battle. Game time is 7 p.m. Monday, November 2 at the home of "The Sacred Acre," Ed Thomas Field in Parkersburg, named in honor of late legendary coach Ed Thomas.

Wed
28
Oct

Kee football team brings season to a close with 56-6 District 4 road loss at Midland

The Kee football brought its 2015 season to a close with a 56-6 loss at Midland-Wyoming Friday, October 23. Even though the host Eagles were cruising into an already determined State Play-Off qualification, they certainly didn’t leave anything to chance in racking up 327 yards of total offense in comparison to Kee’s 190 total yards, including a 100-47 advantage on the ground and 227 yards and five touchdowns through the air. The Hawks, however, also offered their fair share of help in turning the ball over six times with three each of fumbles and interceptions on the wet, cool evening, one of those interceptions being returned 54 yards for a Midland touchdown.

Wed
28
Oct

Waukon cross country girls end season in 12th place at Class 2A State Qualifying Meet


Waukon girls cross country senior Alex Marti wrapped up her high school cross country career with the Indians’ 12th-place team finish at the Class 2A State Qualifying Meet hosted by Monticello Thursday, October 22. In that final meet for Marti as the lone senior competing for the Indians, she finished 61st out of 87 runners in a time of 24:00. Photo courtesy of Dave Davies.

The 2015 season was brought to a close for the Waukon girls cross country team Thursday, October 22 at the Indians’ Class 2A State Qualifying Meet hosted by Monticello. The Lady Indians came up short of the top-three team finish and top-15 individual finish requirements for State Meet qualification, scoring 266 team points to finish 12th in the 13-team scoring field.
The meet featured four or the top three rated teams in Class 2A at season’s end, all three of them battling to continue their season at this year’s State Meet Saturday, October 31. In a fairly tight team race, top-rated Monticello joined third-rated Cascade and fourth-rated South Winneshiek in earning that State Meet qualification, with just eight points separating the three teams.

Wed
28
Oct

Kee cross country team wraps up 2015 season


Kee boys cross country junior Evan Whalen (at left in photo background) and sophomore Jack Mooney (at right in photo background) paced the Hawks’ effort early in their season-ending Class 1A State Qualifying Meet at Cedar Falls Thursday, October 22. Whalen wrapped up his season-long role as Kee’s top finisher with a 94th-place finish out of 141 runners in a time of 20:51, with Mooney coming in 116th with a clocking of 21:54. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

Kee girls cross country sophomore Nicki Wood wrapped up her 2015 cross country campaign as the lone high school female competitor for the Hawks this entire season. Wood finished in the top one-third of the 126-runner field at the Class 1A State Qualifying Meet in Cedar Falls Thursday, October 22, placing 39th overall in a time of 22:54. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Kee cross country team had its 2015 season brought to a close Thursday, October 22 at its Class 1A State Qualifying Meet in Cedar Falls. The Hawk boys had just enough runners to compile a 19th-place team score of 509 points in the 25-team field, while Kee sophomore Nicki Wood was the lone female competitor for the Hawks, finishing 39th overall out of 126 competitors in a time of 22:54 on the 5K course.
A top-three team finish and top-15 individual finish was required to earn qualification for the Saturday, October 31 State Meet in Fort Dodge. Denver, Hudson and Dunkerton were the three boys teams to earn State Meet qualification, and West Fork, North Linn and Jesup were the three girls teams that qualified.

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Wed
28
Oct

Kee volleyball team gets early jump on 13th-rated Turkey Valley, but has its 2015 season ended with first-round regional tournament loss


Kee volleyball seniors Lily Winters (left) and Mikayla Gavin (right) go after this Turkey Valley attack in the Hawks’ four-set loss at the home of the 13th-rated Trojans in the opening round of Class 1A regional tournament play Tuesday, October 20. Winters posted 13 assists and converted 12 of her 13 serves for one ace in the match, while Gavin led the Hawks with 12 kills and a solo block along with converting six of her seven serves. 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.

The Kee volleyball team had its 2015 season brought to a close in the opening round of Class 1A regional tournament play Tuesday, October 20 at the home of a familiar foe, fellow Upper Iowa Conference team and Class 1A 13th-rated Turkey Valley. The Hawks battled the Trojans strongly in the opening set of the match, pulling out a 25-23 triumph over the host squad, but couldn’t hold off Turkey Valley in any of the next three sets, falling by scores of 14-25, 17-25 and 13-25 to have their season ended with the match loss.

Wed
28
Oct

Waukon football team ends regular season with 46-12 triumph at Oelwein

Knowing full well what needed to be done on its own behalf to secure the best possible State Play-Off seeding it could, the Waukon football team more than took care of its own business in ending the 2015 regular season with a 46-12 romp at single-win Oelwein Friday, October 23. With their own part of securing the greatest margin of victory allowed (13 points) for any play-off seeding tie-breaker well in hand, the Indians needed further help with a loss by North Fayette Valley and only a single-digit win by Dyersville Beckman to ascend the play-off seeding ladder as best it could.

Wed
28
Oct

Waukon volleyball team ends season with regional loss at New Hampton


Waukon volleyball senior Kaley Benzing battles a pair of New Hampton defenders at the net in the Indians’ three-set first-round regional tournament loss at the home of the Chickasaws Monday, October 26. Benzing is one of eight seniors who brought their high school volleyball careers to a close with the match loss, joining Rachel Kucera, Jessica Sholes, Leslie Sivesind, Madison Snitker, Bethany Stock, Kaela Wood and Kourtney Wood in playing their final game in a Waukon volleyball uniform. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

If ever a three-set loss could provide a sense of pride, the Waukon volleyball team may very well have experienced just that in its first-round regional tournament loss at New Hampton Monday, October 26. The volleyball Indians were swept in three straight sets by the host Chickasaws, 21-25, 18-25 and 11-25, but gave New Hampton a much better fight than in any of the previous matches the two teams squared off in this season.
The Indians wrapped up their 2015 season with a 6-28 overall record, including a 1-5 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference play that placed them sixth in the final seven-team standings. With the win, New Hampton advanced on to play Osage this Thursday, October 29 after the Green Devils also swept Crestwood by scores of 25-14, 25-19 and 25-12 in first-round action.

Fri
23
Oct

Waukon football team to host Union in first-round State Play-Off game Wednesday

The Waukon football team did its part in clinching its best possible seeding for the Class 2A State Play-Offs by wrapping up the 2015 regular season with a 46-12 rout at Oelwein Friday, October 23 for an 8-1 overall record and 5-1 mark in Class 2A District 3. Unfortunately, North Fayette Valley, the only team to defeat the Indians this season, also did its part on its own behalf, defeating New Hampton, 19-0, to wrap up the top play-off seed in Class 2A District 3. But the Indians did get some help from Dyersville Beckman in clinching the number-two play-off seed and a first-round home play-off game. The Indians needed Beckman to either lose, or only win by nine or fewer points while the Indians needed to win by at least four points more than any single-digit Beckman winning margin.

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