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Wed
25
Jun

Kee baseball team wins one of just three games this week

The Kee baseball team was able to play one game early on in the week, but also experienced a few rain postponements, having to cancel and also reschedule some games for later on in the season. Monday, June 16, the Hawks went to Postville to play the Pirates, winning the first game by a 6-4 result but having to cancel the second game due to rain. Tuesday, June 17, Kee was scheduled to play against Clayton Ridge/Central, but the rain stopped the game, and there will be no make-up game. Thursday, the Hawks were slated to host the North Fayette Valley TigerHawks, but that game was also called due to rain and rescheduled for July 1. Kee was able to wrap up its week Saturday, June 21 with a pair of games hosted by Class 1A seventh-rated Don Bosco, the Hawks falling to both Class 2A ninth-rated Iowa City Regina, 7-1, and the host Dons, 13-0 in five innings.

Wed
25
Jun

Waukon baseball team battles through winless week against NEIC trio

The Waukon baseball team went without a victory for the first time during a week’s worth of competition this past week, falling in three Northeast Iowa Conference contests. The Indians managed just four total runs and 10 total hits in those three games, falling at home to Oelwein, 10-2, in a rain-shortened six innings Monday, June 16 before doing likewise on the road at New Hampton, 11-2, Wednesday, June 18 and at Crestwood, 6-0, Friday, June 20.

Wed
25
Jun

Waukon softball team falls to pair of top-10 NEIC foes in light week


The Waukon softball sophomore tandem of center fielder Nicole Behrend and left fielder Madison Snitker (pictured above) recorded the only two hits the Waukon softball team was able to manage in the Indians’ 3-0 loss at home to Class 4A 10th-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Wednesday, June 18. Behrend legged out a second-inning bunt attempt, such as the one pictured above, and Snitker beat out the throw pictured above for an infield single of her own in the third inning of the contest. View and find out how to purchase these photos and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The Waukon softball team played its lightest schedule of the season this past week, but against some of its heaviest competition of the season, as the Indians hosted Class 3A 10th-rated Crestwood Monday, June 16 and Class 4A 10th-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Wednesday, June 18. The softball Tribe fell to both highly-regarded opponents, but gave both a pretty good battle before falling, 8-4, against Crestwood and, 3-0, against Waverly-Shell Rock.

Wed
25
Jun

Kee softball team falls to Class 3A eighth-rated CPU in its only pair of games this week

The Kee softball team had a few days of practice before it had to start playing a couple games later on in the week. Monday, June 16, the Hawks were supposed to have their first home game on the new field in New Albin, but a rain storm forced that date with West Central to be rescheduled for Tuesday, June 24 at the New Albin field. The Hawks also had a game against North Fayette Valley scheduled for Thursday, June 19, but that game was also postponed due to rain, being rescheduled for Friday, June 27, at the field in New Albin.
Once the rain stopped falling, the Hawks jumped knee-deep into their only competition of the week, traveling to Center Point-Urbana (CPU) Friday, June 20 to take on the Class 3A eighth-rated Stormin’ Pointers. In the first game, the Hawks lost by a final score of 6-2. In the second game of the night, the Hawks fought hard, but fell again with a score of 15-5 in six innings.

Wed
18
Jun

Kee baseball team wins five of eight games

The Kee baseball team won five of its eight games this past week, piecing together four straight wins early in the week before winning just one of its final four contests to currently hold a 12-10 overall record that includes a mark of 4-4 in Upper Iowa Conference play. Kee’s early surge included sweeps at Sumner-Fredericksburg, 4-2 and 17-2, Monday, June 9 and at Lansing against Dunkerton, 8-0 and 11-1 in six innings, Tuesday, June 10. Kee was then swept at South Winneshiek, 6-2 and 13-11, Thursday, June 12 before splitting two games Saturday, June 14 at Charles City, defeating St. Ansgar, 5-1, and falling to the host Comets, 8-6.

Wed
18
Jun

Waukon softball team wins early, slides in latter part of the week


Waukon softball junior pitcher Thea Meyer fires a pitch toward homeplate in the Indians’ 6-5 home loss to Oelwein Wednesday, June 11. Of the 27 outs recorded by the Indians in the nine-inning marathon, Meyer recorded 12 of them, including three on strike-outs without issuing a walk, two on pop-ups and seven more on ground ball outs, all nine of her fielding opportunities in the game being completed without an error. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The busiest week of the season for the Waukon softball team saw the Indians double their win total for the season but only win three of their full slate of seven games. The Indians opened their week with back-to-back road wins, 8-5 at Decorah Monday, June 9 and 7-2 at South Winneshiek Tuesday, June 10, before having a third straight win snatched away in nine innings at home against Oelwein, 6-5, Wednesday, June 11. The Tribe then fell at Class 3A 12th-rated New Hampton, 14-4 in six innings, Thursday, June 12 before winning just one of three games at the Anamosa Tournament Saturday, June 14, falling to Cascade, 5-0, and Central City, 13-7, on each side of an 18-1 rout of Midland.

Wed
18
Jun

Kee softball team overcomes early loss to win five straight this past week


Kee softball freshman third baseman Courtney Cooper crosses home plate as she’s greeted by a host of happy Hawks after crushing a two-run homerun in Kee’s 5-2 victory over Class 3A ninth-rated Crestwood at Waukon Tuesday, June 10. Cooper also had a single to complete a two-for-three effort at the plate, driving in two runs and scoring two of her own to account for a majority of Kee’s offense in the contest. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The Kee softball team suffered a narrow loss to begin this past week, but more than made up for it by blanking three of its opponents during a five-game winning streak to currently hold a 14-3 overall record, 9-1 in the Upper Iowa Conference. The Lady Hawks suffered that 3-2 loss at Sumner-Fredericksburg Monday, June 9 before blasting those host Cougars, 10-0, in the nightcap of that twinbill. Kee then beat Class 3A ninth-rated Crestwood, 5-2, at Waukon Tuedsay, June 10 before sweeping South Winneshiek on the road, 16-3 in five innings and 9-0, Thursday, June 12. The Lady Hawks then wrapped up their week with an 8-0 win over St. Ansgar at the Riceville Tournament Saturday, June 14 before rain ended that event early.

Wed
18
Jun

Waukon baseball team adds one more game to the win column in four tries


Waukon baseball junior catcher Landon Sivesind looks to apply the tag to this sliding Charles City baserunner in the Indians’ 9-0 first-game loss of a doubleheader split with the Comets at home Tuesday, June 10. Sivesind took a throw from center fielder and fellow junior Jake Ronan in time to put the tag on the orbiting Comet in the fourth inning, denying what would have been the 10th Charles City run of the ballgame and a possible mercy-rule ending to the contest an inning later. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

As has been the case so far in this season’s early-going, the Waukon baseball team added just one game to the win column this past week, falling in three other contests throughout the week to currently hold a 3-10 record on the season with a 1-3 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play. The baseball Tribe split a home NEIC doubleheader with Charles City Tuesday, June 10, dropping a 9-0 decision before pulling off a 5-4 walk-off victory in the twinbill nightcap. The Tribe then fell at Turkey Valley, 16-6 in six innings, Wednesday, June 11 before losing a 13-1 decision at home to Decorah in five frames Friday, June 13.

Wed
11
Jun

Waukon softball team wins two of three at Charles City Tournament


Waukon softball senior shortstop Kiersten Christianson squeezes this fly ball for an out after ranging from her shortstop position to track down the foul fly ball in the opening game of the doubleheader loss the Indians were dealt by Charles City at home by scores of 5-0 and 7-1 Thursday, June 5. Christianson collected a single in three at-bats in the game-one loss of the home twinbill. View and find out how to purchase these photos and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The Waukon softball team wrapped up its past week on a fairly successful note after a more difficult middle of the week, playing to a current record of 3-7, including a yet winless mark of 0-4 in Northeast Iowa Conference play. The Indians fell just shy at MFL/MarMac, 2-1, Wednesday, June 4 before being swept in a home doubleheader by Charles City Thursday, June 5 by scores of 5-0 and 7-1. The most successful part of the week came at the Charles City Tournament Saturday, June 7, where the Indians defeated Belmond-Klemme, 13-1 in three innings, fell to Osage by a 7-4 count, and routed Forest City, 13-0 in five innings.

Wed
11
Jun

Kee softball team’s eight-game undefeated streak ended by big schools at NFV Tournament


Kee softball junior left fielder Val Meyer slides hard into third base as the softball approaches in the first game of the Hawks’ doubleheader sweep of Central Elkader at Waukon Monday, June 2 by scores of 10-0 in five innings and 7-2. Meyer was perfect at the plate with a double and single in two at-bats in the first game, also drawing a walk while scoring one run and driving in another to aid Kee’s offensive efforts. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The Kee softball team kept its early-season undefeated streak alive for most of this past week of competition, but was finally dealt its first losses of the season by some bigger schools, although by narrow margins of just two runs in each loss. The Lady Hawks remained perfect in Upper Iowa Conference play with back-to-back sweeps of league doubleheaders, 10-0 in five innings and 7-2 over Central Elkader at Waukon Monday, June 2 and then 6-1 and 18-1 in just three innings at Starmont Thursday, June 5. Kee then split four games at the North Fayette Valley Tournament Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, posting victories of 8-0 over Dyersville Beckman and 6-5 over Don Bosco, but suffering their first two losses of the season, 6-4 to Class 3A Monticello and 2-0 to Class 4A 11th-rated West Delaware.

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