Sports

Wed
14
Jan

Kee girls basketball team adds two more victories to current winning streak

The Kee girls basketball team posted a pair of victories in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play this past week to improve its season record to 11-1, 7-1 in the UIC, and extend its current winning streak to six games. The Lady Hawks had little trouble at single-win West Central with a 57-32 win Tuesday, January 6 before pulling off a 43-42 thriller at home against Central Elkader Friday, January 9 in a game rescheduled from the night before.
The Hawks were scheduled to play at Edgewood-Colesburg Tuesday, January 13 before hosting MFL/MarMac Thursday, January 15 and then traveling to Postville Friday, January 16. Kee will then host Turkey Valley Tuesday, January 20 in an effort to avenge its only loss on the season so far.

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Wed
14
Jan

Waukon wrestling team falls shy of the win column in busy 24-hour period of six duals

The Waukon wrestling team ended up having a very busy 24 hours to end this past week without a team score victory in six contested duals, facing some schools they rarely, if ever, get to see on the wrestling mat. The Indians fell to Charles City, 53-12, in a Friday, January 9 Northeast Iowa Conference dual at Decorah rescheduled from the previous evening due to winter weather. They were also originally scheduled to wrestle the host school at that same event, but both teams opted out of that match-up since they will be facing off later this week in another Northeast Iowa Conference dual meet in Waukon and each also had a full tournament slate the next day. The mat Tribe then came up shy in five dual meets wrestled at the New Hampton Duals the next day, Saturday, January 10, falling to the host school, 57-16; to Southeast Polk, 41-22; to South Tama, 57-19; to Waterloo East, 40-26; and to Austin, MN, 42-33.

Wed
14
Jan

Kee boys basketball team falls in trio of road games during busy week

The Kee boys basketball team suffered from some slow starts it could never quite recover from in falling in all three of its contests this past week. The Hawks fell in back-to-back nights of road games, 70-39 at Waukon Monday, January 5 and 76-42 at West Central Tuesday, January 6, before suffering a similar fate at Central Elkader, 64-52, Friday, January 9.
“It was a tough week in a variety of ways,” Kee boys basketball coach Pat Wagner said. “Our schedule was strong. We played arguably the two best teams on our schedule on back-to-back nights and then traveled to Elkader Friday after weather problems kept us out of the gym on Wednesday and Thursday. And we cannot afford to not be in a gym.  However, we can’t and won’t make any excuses; we simply  have to get better.”

Wed
07
Jan

Waukon girls basketball team returns to action with home loss to taller Clayton Ridge


Waukon girls basketball 5’6” senior guard Allie Schwartz gets this shot off over Clayton Ridge 6’0” senior Erica Armstrong in the Indians’ 65-43 loss at home to the Eagles Friday, January 2. Schwartz highlighted the Indian defense with five steals while also scoring seven points and posting four rebounds and one assist. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon girls basketball team returned to competition following the holiday break, but came up short in a non-conference contest at home against Clayton Ridge Friday, January 2. The visiting Eagles featured the shuffling rotation of a trio of six-foot-plus players in the paint combined with some sharp-shooting guard play to eventually pull away from just a four-point halftime advantage and hand the Indians a 65-43 defeat.
The Indians were next scheduled to play at Class 3A ninth-rated Crestwood Tuesday, January 6 before hosting MFL/MarMac Thursday, January 8. The basketball Tribe will then play back-to-back nights, at North Fayette Valley Monday, January 12 and at home against Oelwein Tuesday, January 13, before traveling to Class 4A ninth-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, January 16.

Wed
07
Jan

Waukon wrestling team returns from holiday break to split four meets at Crestwood Duals

The Waukon wrestling team returned to action following the holiday break with a full evening of competition, wrestling at the Crestwood Duals in Cresco Saturday, January 3. The Indians won two of the four dual meets they wrestled at the event, claiming victories over a short-handed Fillmore Central squad out of Minnesota, 54-12, and St. Ansgar, 42-24. The two losses came to South Winneshiek, 45-25, and to the host Crestwood Cadets, 53-16.
The Indians now hold an overall record of 4-6, 0-3 in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC). The Indians will next wrestle in a NEIC double dual at Decorah against the host Vikings and Charles City Thursday, January 8 before competing in the New Hampton Tournament Saturday, January 10. The Tribe will then host Decorah Thursday, January 15.

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Wed
07
Jan

Kee boys basketball team comes up a bit short, 71-64, in return from holiday break

The Kee boys basketball team returned to action following the holidays with a Saturday, January 3 home game against Wapsie Valley. The Hawks turned in a consistent offensive effort of mid-teen scoring throughout all four quarters of the contest, that effort being good enough to outscore the visiting Warriors in the second and third frames but not quite keeping pace with Wapsie Valley’s first and third frame production of nearly two dozen points in each on the way to a 71-64 Kee defeat.
Holding a 1-7 overall season record, the Hawks were scheduled to hit the road for a busy week this week, playing at Waukon Monday, January 5, at West Central Tuesday, January 6 and at Central Elkader Friday, January 9. Kee will remain on the road for the following week, playing at Edgewood-Colesburg Tuesday, January 13 before doing likewise at Postville Friday, January 16.
 

Wed
07
Jan

Waukon boys basketball team fends off late rally for 80-72 victory over Clayton Ridge


Waukon boys basketball senior Justyn Herman launches a three-point shot in the Indians’ 80-72 home win over Clayton Ridge Friday, January 2. Herman drained four of the long-range bombs and also converted two late free throws to end up with 14 points in addition to grabbing two rebounds and dishing out one assist in the ballgame. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon boys basketball team returned from its holiday break to pour in its highest point total so far this season on the way to an 80-72 home triumph over Clayton Ridge Friday, January 2. The Indians used a 50% shooting efficiency, both overall and in racking up 10 three-point blasts, to build as much as a 24-point lead before holding off a late Clayton Ridge comeback effort to secure the non-conference victory.
Improving their overall season record to 4-3, the Indians were slated to begin this week at home with back-to-back games, Monday, January 5 against Kee and Tuesday, January 6 against Crestwood, before also hosting a Saturday, January 10 game against Prairie du Chien, WI. Another full slate awaits the Tribe next week with back-to-back road games to begin the week, Monday, January 12 at Spring Grove, MN and Tuesday, January 13 at Oelwein, followed by a home contest against top-five rated Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, January 16.

Wed
07
Jan

Kee girls basketball team posts pair of non-conference wins

The Kee girls basketball team book-ended its recent holiday break from school with a pair of trips to Wisconsin, returning home victorious in both journeys to improve the Lady Hawks’ overall season record to 9-1. The Hawks first defeated North Crawford by a 63-22 end result Monday, December 22 prior to the break before returning to action Friday, January 2 to pull out a 48-46 triumph at Seneca.
The Hawks were scheduled to play at West Central Tuesday, January 6 before hosting Central Elkader Thursday, January 8. Kee will then play at Edgewood-Colesburg Tuesday, January 13 before hosting MFL/MarMac Thursday, January 15 and then traveling to Postville Friday, January 16.

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Wed
24
Dec

Kee boys basketball team suffers another pair of losses to Upper Iowa Conference foes


Kee boys basketball sophomore Tyler Reinhart dribbles the ball up the court on his way to setting up the offense in the Hawks’ 71-52 loss at home to South Winneshiek Tuesday, December 16. Reinhart finished the game with two points, one rebound, one assist and one blocked shot. 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 boys basketball team put up some of its highest point totals of the season in its two games this past week, but also allowed some of its highest point totals in having its recent losing streak extended to six games. The Hawks suffered a 71-52 loss at home to South Winneshiek Tuesday, December 16 before falling at Starmont Friday, December 19 by an 80-54 final result.
“We need to have a good Christmas break,” Kee boys basketball coach Pat Wagner said. “We need to get back to basics and become better fundamentally, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. We must identify our opponents’ key personnel better and we have to maintain better stances, positioning and vision on defense.”

Wed
24
Dec

Kee girls basketball team sweeps UIC pair with nine-point victories


Kee girls basketball junior Erin Rud does her part to prevent this South Winneshiek drive from paying off in the Hawks’ 49-40 home victory over the Warriors Tuesday, December 16. 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 girls basketball team returned to its sweeping ways with back-to-back victories this past week over Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) foes. The Lady Hawks improved their season record to 7-1 overall, 4-1 in the UIC with a 49-40 win at home over South Winneshiek Tuesday, December 16 followed by a 60-51 victory at Starmont Friday, December 19.
The Hawks were scheduled to wrap up their pre-holiday schedule with a Monday, December 22 game at North Crawford rescheduled from Monday, December 8. The Hawks will return to action after the holiday break Friday, January 2 at Seneca, WI.

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