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Wed
15
Jul

Waukon softball team has season ended with first-round Regional loss at North Fayette Valley


Waukon softball senior shortstop Allie Schwartz unleashes a throw across the diamond for one of six outs she helped record in the Indians’ 10-0 loss at North Fayette Valley in the first round of Class 3A regional tournament play Wednesday, July 8. The defeat not only ended the Indians’ 2015 season, but also the high school careers of Schwartz and fellow seniors Katie Kerndt and Thea Meyer. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The 2015 season came to a close for the Waukon softball team in the opening round of its Class 3A District Tournament at North Fayette Valley in West Union Wednesday, July 8. The Indians were out-hit by a 10-2 count and committed five defensive errors in falling by a 10-0 final result in six innings.
The softball Indians wrapped up their 2015 season with a 7-19 overall record that included a mark of 2-13 that placed them sixth in the final Northeast Iowa Conference standings. North Fayette Valley went on to fall to Class 3A sixth-rated Waterloo Columbus by a score of 9-0 in their Friday, July 10 regional semifinals match-up.

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Wed
08
Jul

Waukon softball team wraps up regular season with single win in five games

The Waukon softball team finished up its regular season this past week, starting off on a high note before surrendering its final four games of the regular season to end up with a 7-18 regular season record that included a 2-13 mark that places the Indians sixth in the final Northeast Iowa Conference standings. That positive start to this past week saw the softball Tribe pull out a 7-6 home win over New Hampton Monday, June 29 in a game rescheduled from June 11 before the Chickasaws returned that favor twice as hard the following night by scores of 15-7 and 7-5. The Indians then closed out their regular season with a home doubleheader loss to Class 3A 14th-rated Crestwood by scores of 9-3 and 12-2 in six innings Thursday, July 2.
A Wednesday, July 1 home game with Kee was canceled due to Kee having to make up its June 29 Upper Iowa Conference game with MFL/MarMac.

Wed
08
Jul

Waukon baseball breaks into NEIC win column with three wins in five games

The Waukon baseball team finally broke its season-long winless streak in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play this week, doing so in considerable fashion with three such wins out of five games played. The Indians first broke into the NEIC win column with a 6-5 win at Oelwein Monday, June 29 in a game shortened to just five innings by stormy weather before splitting a pair of home doubleheaders to finish off the week. The baseball Tribe first loss to Decorah, 6-4, before shutting out the Vikings, 6-0, Tuesday, June 30 and then finished off the week with a Senior Night split with Oelwein that included a 5-2 loss and a 2-0 win featuring a no-hit pitching effort by senior Landon Sivesind and a walk-off homerun by senior Jake Ronan.

Wed
08
Jul

Kee baseball team falls in pair of home doubleheaders vs. Crestwood, MFL


Kee baseball freshman second baseman Kyle Hitchins looks to complete a double play as a Crestwood baserunner bears down on him in the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep suffered at the hands of the Class 3A Cadets Thursday, July 2. Photo by Mikey Mitchell. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Kee baseball team battled through a winless week that ended up being a flurry at week’s end. A Monday, June 29 home doubleheader with MFL/MarMac ended up being postponed to Friday, July 3, where the Hawks suffered a sweep by the Bulldogs by scores of 11-8 and 5-2. Prior to that make-up game, Kee was also swept at home by Class 3A Crestwood Thursday, July 2 by final results of 8-3 and 12-8.
Currently holding a 9-17 overall record, including a 6-8 mark in Upper Iowa Conference play, the baseball Hawks were originally scheduled to travel to Edgewood-Colesburg Monday, July 6 and Wapsie Valley Tuesday, July 7 to wrap up their regular season, but had that July 6 date rained out and moved to July 7. Kee also recently added another pair of varsity doubleheaders to its schedule to finish out this week, playing at Nashua-Plainfield Wednesday, July 8 before bringing its regular season to a close Friday, July 10 at home against Riceville.

Wed
08
Jul

Kee softball team wraps up regular season with another undefeated week


Kee softball eighth grade shortstop MaKayla Walleser puts a tag on this sliding Clayton Ridge baserunner in the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of the Eagles Thursday, July 2. Photo by Mikey Mitchell. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Kee softball team wrapped up its regular season with another undefeated week on the diamond, completing its regular season slate with a final 15-game win streak and a 27-10 overall record that included a 17-1 Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) mark good enough edge out North Fayette Valley’s 16-2 UIC record for this season’s Upper Iowa Conference championship. North Fayette Valley is accountable for the Lady Hawks’ only UIC loss on the season.
“This team has many goals for the 2015 season,” Kee softball coach Liz Hill said. “I am proud of each player on the team because they all support each other and want to achieve high goals.”

Wed
01
Jul

Kee baseball splits sweeps of UIC twinbills, finishes fourth at Waukon tourney

The Kee baseball team won two of six games played this past week, recording opposite sweeps in two Upper Iowa Conference doubleheaders before finishing fourth at the annual Jeff Houg Tournament hosted by Waukon High School. The Hawks were first swept, 10-1 and 8-0, by Class 2A seventh-rated South Winneshiek Tuesday, June 23 in a home make-up game from June 11 before dealing that same fate to Turkey Valley on the road, 9-3 and 5-3, Thursday, June 25 and then coming in fourth at the Saturday, June 27 tournament with losses of 7-6 against Waukon in the opening round and 13-3 in six innings against Class 2A fourth-rated Waterloo Columbus in the consolation finals.

Wed
01
Jul

Kee softball team’s undefeated week includes UIC sweeps, Decorah Tournament title

The Kee softball team posted an undefeated week on the diamond this week, recording a pair of road sweeps in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play before also sweeping its way to the Decorah Tournament title Saturday, June 27. The Lady Hawks opened the week with a Wednesday, June 24 UIC doubleheader at West Central, sweeping the June 15 make-up twinbill by scores of 12-1 in six innings and 9-1. Kee then did likewise at Turkey Valley Thursday, June 25, 4-0 and 6-2, before having a Friday, June 26 non-conference date at Tripoli canceled from the schedule. The Lady Hawks wrapped up their unblemished week with three straight wins at the Decorah Tournament Saturday, including a 1-0 first-round win over Osage, another 1-0 win, this time in extra innings, in the tournament semifinals over Class 4A Perry and a 5-1 championship triumph over St. Ansgar.

Wed
01
Jul

Waukon baseball falls in NEIC pair, finishes second at own Jeff Houg Tournament


ammates at home plate after blasting a two-run homerun over the center field wall in the Indians’ 5-3 loss to Class 2A seventh-rated South Winneshiek in the championship game of the Tribe’s Jeff Houg Tournament Saturday, June 27. Waters also had a two-run double in the Indians’ 7-6 opening-round win of the tournament over Kee, driving in a team-high four runs for the tournament with just two swings of the bat. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon baseball team won one of four games this past week but nearly claimed the team title at its own annual home tournament. The Indians opened the week with a 13-2 loss in five innings at Class 3A third-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Monday, June 22 before dropping a 10-0 decision at home against Charles City Friday, June 26 to remain in search of their first Northeast Iowa Conference win of the season. The baseball Tribe then hosted its annual Jeff Houg Memorial Tournament Saturday, June 27, finishing in second place after defeating Kee, 7-6, on the final play in the opening round and then falling victim to a late rally by Class 2A seventh-rated South Winneshiek, 5-3, in the tournament championship game.

Wed
01
Jul

Waukon softball team wins final two of busy seven-game schedule this week


Waukon softball sophomore center fielder Erika Johnson secures this running catch for a fifth-inning out in the Indians’ 4-0 home loss to Charles City Monday, June 22. Johnson tried to help along a late Indian rally by reaching base on an error in the seventh inning, but was one of five Indians left stranded on the basepaths in the ballgame. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon softball team brushed aside what had amounted to a 10-game losing streak during a recent three-week winless stretch, winning the final two games out of seven played this past week to finish fifth at the Decorah Tournament Saturday, June 27. The softball Tribe first suffered four more losses in Northeast Iowa Conference play during the week, giving away a 4-0 loss at home to Charles City Monday, June 22 before falling at Class 3A 10th-rated Crestwood, 12-2 in five innings, in a June 15 make-up game played Tuesday, June 23. The softball Tribe was then swept at Decorah Wednesday, June 24 by scores of 2-1 and 7-1 before winning two of three games at the Decorah Tournament that included a 2-0 first-round loss to Class 4A Perry and wins of 11-5 and 11-3 over Osage and Turkey Valley, respectively. A Thursday, June 25 home doubleheader with Oelwein was removed from the Indians’ schedule due to Oelwein not fielding a varsity softball team this season.

Wed
24
Jun

Kee softball team battles top-rated Benton in split of half a dozen games this week

The Kee softball team split a total of six games this past week, winning its first three games but falling in the final three. The Lady Hawks swept South Winneshiek at home Tuesday, June 16, 2-1 and 1-0, before splitting at North Fayette Valley Thursday, June 18 with a 5-0 win followed by a 5-3 loss. Kee then traveled to Class 3A top-ranked Benton Community Friday, June 19 to suffer a doubleheader sweep of 9-0 and 8-3.
The Hawks are scheduled to play at West Central Wednesday, June 24 to make up a June 15 postponement before playing at Turkey Valley Thursday, June 25 and at Tripoli Friday, June 26 and then competing in the Decorah Tournament Saturday, June 27. Kee will then host MFL/MarMac Monday, June 29 before playing at Waukon Wednesday, July 1.

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