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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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Wed
24
Jun

Kee baseball team sweeps Postville, splits with Clayton Ridge in even week


Kee baseball freshman third baseman Brock Flack starts his bat in motion during one of his team-leading plate performances in the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of Postville Tuesday, June 16 by final scores of 3-2 and 7-1. Flack posted three hits in four at-bats in the twinbill with a double and two walks as well to reach base successfully a team-high six times in his seven turns at the plate. Photo by Mikey Mitchell. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Kee baseball team evenly split six games this past week, wedging a doubleheader split in between two sweeps of opposite results. The Hawks first swept Postville at home, 3-2 and 7-1, Monday, June 15 before splitting a home twinbill with Clayton Ridge Tuesday, June 16 with a 13-1 loss and 7-3 victory. Kee then fell twice at North Fayette Valley Thursday, June 18, 17-7 and 12-0, and had its return to West Union for the North Fayette Valley Tournament rained out Saturday, June 20.
The baseball Hawks were scheduled to play a rescheduled home doubleheader with South Winneshiek Tuesday, June 23 and then travel to Turkey Valley Thursday, June 25 before playing in the annual Jeff Houg Tournament at Waukon Saturday, June 27. Kee will then host MFL/MarMac Monday, June 29 and Crestwood Thursday, July 2.
 

Wed
24
Jun

Waukon softball team comes close to upset of Class 4A ninth-rated W-SR

The Waukon softball team battled through a winless week this past week, but came to the very brink of recording what would have been its biggest win of the season. After having a Monday, June 15 game at Class 3A 14th-rated Crestwood postponed due to stormy weather, the Indians fell at North Fayette Valley by an 8-1 result Tuesday, June 16 before coming up just shy, 5-4, at Class 4A ninth-rated and Northeast Iowa Conference-leading Waverly-Shell Rock Wednesday, June 17.

Wed
24
Jun

Waukon baseball team wedges win at Postville in between pair of NEIC home losses


Waukon baseball junior pitcher Haden Hammel puts the tag on this sliding New Hampton baserunner for a second inning out in the Indians’ 12-3 home loss to the Chickasaws Wednesday, June 17. Standard photo by Bob Beach. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The win column in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) escaped the Waukon baseball team yet again this past week, as the Tribe diamond dwellers sandwiched another mercy-rule win out of the NEIC in between a pair of league losses at home. Following postponement of the Tribe’s Monday, June 16 game at Oelwein to Monday, June 29, the baseball Indians fell at home to New Hampton, 12-3, Wednesday, June 17 and to Crestwood, 16-4, Friday, June 19. The Indians’ lone victory of the week came by an 11-1 count in six innings at Postville Thursday, June 18.

Wed
17
Jun

Waukon softball team falls in home pair to Decorah and South Winneshiek


Waukon sophomore shortstop Regan Wasson slides in ahead of the throw for a steal of second base in the Indians’ home loss, 10-4, to South Winneshiek Tuesday, June 9. Starting up the Indian offense with a lead-off walk in the first inning, Wasson went on to score the first run of the ballgame on a single by junior Madison Snitker after stealing the base above. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon softball team let a pair of early leads slip away to two home losses this past week, falling to Decorah Monday, June 8 by a 9-5 count and to South Winneshiek Tuesday, June 9 by a 10-4 final result. Mother Nature also took her toll on the softball Indians this week, postponing the Tribe’s Thursday, June 11 home game against New Hampton to June 29 and canceling the Saturday, June 13 Anamosa Tournament. An originally scheduled June 10 home contest with Oelwein was also canceled, but that’s due to the Huskies not being able to field a varsity team this season.

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