Sports

Wed
18
Nov

Kee football team battles inexperience and injury to 2-7 record during 2015

The Kee football team played its way through one of its most challenging seasons in recent history, not only following a season in which the football Hawks graduated enough players to fill an entire Eight-Player field but also having a majority of their limited six letterwinners being sidelined by injury. The end result was a 2-7 season record for the Hawks that included a 2-5 mark in Eight-Player District 4 that placed Kee seventh in those final eight-team district standings, a district finish that brought the Hawks’ consecutive State Play-Off qualification streak to an end at six straight seasons.

Wed
18
Nov

Waukon High School cheerleading squad fares well in competition


Championship honors at Spartan Cheer Challenge ... The Waukon High School cheerleading squad won top honors in the Time-Out Division of the Class 1A/2A District competition at the Spartan Cheer Challenge hosted by the University of Dubuque Sunday, October 25. Pictured above are: Left to right - Front row: Sydney Garrett, Kate-Leigh Wilson, Jazmine Rathbun, Daphne Fish. Back row: Assistant Coach Lexie Bieber, Kasinda McKee, Jade Blake, Katelynn Griffith, Jasmyn Enyart, Mariah Hancock, Hannah Rogers, Leah Enyart, Whitney Cota, Coach Amy Bieber. Submitted photo.

Champs at Spartan Cheer Challenge, State Runner-Up at Iowa Championships

Wed
11
Nov

Fear the Spear Tailgate benefits Booster Club

Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank of Waukon and Decorah recently presented a check in the amount of $1,316 to the Allamakee Athletic Booster Club for proceeds the bank received through its Fear the Spear Tailgate Party held Friday, October 2 of Homecoming Week at Waukon High School. Serving hamburgers and hot dogs grilled by the Allamakee Cattlemen near the Waukon High School, the bank accepted free will donations for the meal, with all proceeds being donated to the Allamakee Athletic Booster Club. Accepting the check on behalf of the Allamakee Athletic Booster Club are Lisa Christianson (far left) and Lynn Johnson (far right), and presenting the check on behalf of Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank is Sara Miller (center). The Allamakee Athletic Booster Club has received $8,125.83 in donations during the six years this Fear the Spear Tailgate event has been held. Submitted photo.

Wed
11
Nov

Kee cross country continues to try and build its program under first-year coach Pat Wagner

The Kee cross country team battled through the 2015 season facing a challenge similar to what it has always seemed to face in recent years, fielding just six high school boys and only one high school girl. But, according to first-year coach Pat Wagner, those seven high school competitors, plus a similar number of middle school competitors, worked to produce something greater than times and placewinnings this season.
“As far as on the course, the highlight of the season was at South Winneshiek, where all but one runner recorded a season’s best time,” Coach Wagner said. “Another highlight would have to be the idea that the runners were all very accepting of each other and grew as a group.  Everyone involved in grades 7-12 was made to feel part of the group. Finally, I feel like we grew from a work ethic and competitive standpoint.  As the season moved along, we seemed to practice better and better and ran harder in meets.”

Wed
11
Nov

Waukon football team has season ended with 24-20 quarterfinals loss at defending Class 2A State Champion North Fayette Valley


Accepting the hardware ... The senior members of the Waukon football team hoist the trophy for being State Quarterfinal qualifiers following the Indians’ 24-20 loss in that Class 2A State Quarterfinal game at and against defending Class 2A State Champion North Fayette Valley Friday, November 6. The Waukon football program has not only qualified for the Class 2A State Play-Offs in three out of the last four seasons, but has also won at least two play-off games to advance at least as far as the quarterfinal round in each of those three qualifying seasons. 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.

Facing their desired rematch with the only team to defeat them this season, the Waukon football Indians traveled to the home of defending Class 2A State Champion and fellow Class 2A District 3 leader North Fayette Valley Friday, November 6 to play in the quarterfinal round of the Class 2A State Play-Offs. The host TigerHawks had dealt the Indians a 48-8 blow in late September in District 3 play, but as this game played out there was little to no evidence of that early-season whitewashing, the game going down to the final minute before the Indians had their season ended by a 24-20 final result.
“Our staff was extremely proud of the way these kids responded in facing a team that had completely outclassed us the first time,” Waukon football coach Chad Beermann said. “Our season ended, but the ending was not because we were outplayed. We lost because they were just the better team that night.”

Wed
04
Nov

Waukon football team begins Class 2A Play-Off run with 32-13 home win over Union and 42-21 triumph at A-P


Waukon football senior Wyatt Wille latches on to this pass from fellow senior Peyton Hesse as he drops to his knees to haul in one of his seven pass receptions in the Indians’ 42-21 dusting of Aplington-Parkersburg at the home of the Falcons in the second round of the Class 2A State Play-Offs Monday, November 2. Wille’s seven catches resulted in 185 yards gained and two touchdowns. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

For the third time in the last four seasons, not only have the Waukon football Indians qualified for the Class 2A State Play-Offs, but have now advanced at least as far as the quarterfinal round of those play-offs with at least two postseason victories in each of those three fall campaigns. This year’s gridiron Tribe joined the 2012 and 2013 football Indians by opening its Class 2A State Play-Offs with a 32-13 home victory over Union Wednesday, October 28 followed by a 42-21 road triumph at Aplington-Parkersburg Monday, November 2.

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.

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