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Waukon baseball team alternates wins and losses during an even result in past week’s four games, including NEIC split at Crestwood

The Waukon baseball team alternated wins and losses in an even week of four games this past week, ending what had amounted to a five-game Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) losing streak while also extending a non-conference win to a fourth consecutive game. The Indians began the week with a 14-8 win at Osage Tuesday, June 15 before splitting a NEIC doubleheader at Crestwood Wednesday, June 16 with a 7-4 loss followed by a 4-3 triumph. The Tribe ended the week with an 8-4 loss at Charles City Friday, June 18.

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Undefeated week for Kee baseball team includes pair of doubleheader sweeps at home to remain unbeaten in Upper Iowa Conference play


Three-hit shut-out ... Kee baseball junior pitcher Dalton Dibert rears back for a pitch in the first game of the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of South Winneshiek at home Monday, June 7. Dibert allowed three hits and one walk while striking out four batters in the 7-0 Hawk victory in game one of the twinbill. Photo courtesy of Maggy Weymiller. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Kee baseball team played its way to an undefeated week during a heavy schedule of eight games this past week, with more than half of those victories coming in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play to keep the Hawks’ UIC campaign unblemished at this point in the season. That continued UIC perfection included a Monday, June 7 home doubleheader sweep of Class 1A 13th-rated South Winneshiek by scores of 7-0 and 5-3, a 16-1 win at Clayton Ridge Thursday, June 10 and another home doubleheader sweep of MFL/MarMac, 13-0 in five innings and 9-8, Friday, June 11 in a date rescheduled from May 27. The Kee diamond dwellers also worked in a 7-3 home win over Crestwood Tuesday, June 8 before closing out their winning week with a sweep of two more non-conference games in the Cedar River Classic Saturday, June 12, winning at Charles City by a 6-2 result and also posting a 7-4 victory over St. Ansgar in nine innings.

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Jun

Waukon baseball team weaves lone non-conference win in between pair of NEIC shortfalls at Oelwein and in home doubleheader with Decorah


Drives in one run and scores another ... Waukon baseball sophomore catcher Carter Schellsmidt drives a pitch in the Indians’ home doubleheader loss to Decorah Friday, June 11. Schellsmidt smacked a single, drove in a run and scored a run via his courtesy runner in the second game of the twinbill. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon baseball team worked a single non-conference win into this past week in the midst of a trio of Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) losses. The Indians opened the week falling to Oelwein in an extra-inning heartbreaker, 4-3 in eight innings, Tuesday, June 8 before securing their week’s lone victory, 15-8 at Turkey Valley Wednesday, June 9. The diamond Tribe finished its week with a pair of early-ending losses at home to NEIC-unbeaten Decorah by scores of 20-0 and 16-5 Friday, June 11.

Holding a 7-7 overall season record that now includes a 2-6 mark in NEIC play, the Tribe was next scheduled to play at Osage Tuesday, June 15 and in a doubleheader at Crestwood Wednesday, June 16 before traveling to Charles City Friday, June 18. The Indians will then host Waverly-Shell Rock Monday, June 21 and Oelwein for a doubleheader Wednesday, June 23 before playing at Decorah Friday, June 25.

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Kee softball team plays to undefeated week with pair of UIC sweeps at MFL/MarMac and at home against Clayton Ridge


Productive powerhouse ... Kee softball senior first baseman Macy Manning takes a cut at a pitch in the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of Clayton Ridge Wednesday, June 9. Manning blasted a total of four homeruns out of the park in the doubleheader, including one grand slam, for a total of 13 runs batted in (RBI). Photo courtesy of Maggy Weymiller. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Kee softball team played its way to an undefeated week of competition this past week, keeping its Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) season record unblemished with a sweep of a pair of UIC foes, both in doubleheader action. The Lady Hawks first claimed a doubleheader at MFL/MarMac Monday, June 7 by scores of 7-2  and 6-4 in eight innings before doing likewise at home against Clayton Ridge Wednesday, June 9 by final results of 11-4 and 18-15.

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16
Jun

Waukon softball team remains in search of season’s first NEIC win, plays to a pair of weekend Classic wins during 2-4 week


Scores the lone run ... Waukon softball freshman third baseman Olivia Bossom puts a ball in play in the Indians’ home doubleheader loss to Decorah Wednesday, June 9. Bossom reached base in both of her turns at the plate in the first game on a single and an error, eventually scoring the only Indian run on the night. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon softball team won two of its six games played this past week, saving its best for last in posting those wins in the Lady Indians’ final competition date of a fairly busy week. Still in search of their first win in Northeast Iowa Conference play this season, the diamond Tribe came close once again in falling at Oelwein Monday, June 7 by just a 13-11 result, but then fell victim at home to Decorah in a doubleheader Wednesday, June 9 by scores of 21-1 and 11-0, both in five innings. The softball Indians finished their week at the Riceville Tournament Saturday, June 12, winning two of three games played, including victories over St. Ansgar, 7-4, and Riceville, 9-3, but also falling to Hudson by a 4-3 result.

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Jun

Waukon baseball team’s nearly undefeated week involves end to pair of NEIC multi-season streaks, including 25-9 “shell-shock” at Waverly-Shell Rock


Stealing another on the way to tying the score ... Waukon baseball senior right fielder John O’Neill slides into third base ahead of the tag for a successful stolen base in the Indians’ 3-2 home victory over New Hampton Tuesday, June 1. O’Neill reached base in three of his four turns at the plate via a single, a walk and being hit by a pitch, scoring the tying run in the fifth inning after this steal pictured above and driving in the go-ahead and eventual winning run in the sixth. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon baseball team played to a nearly undefeated week, winning four of its five games and ending some multi-season losing streaks to a pair of Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) teams in the process. The Indians opened the week with their first win over New Hampton since the 2014 season with a 3-2 home triumph Tuesday, June 1 before sweeping a pair non-conference dates, 4-2 at MFL/MarMac Wednesday, June 2 and 11-1 in five innings at home over Sumner-Fredericksburg/Tripoli Thursday, June 3. The baseball Tribe then wrapped up its week with a split of a road NEIC doubleheader at Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, June 4, first recovering from a 7-0 early deficit to hammer out a 25-9 triumph that ended a nine-year losing skid to the Go-Hawks before falling by a 13-3 result in five innings in game two.

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09
Jun

Waukon girls softball team twice comes within one run of season’s first NEIC win, ends 2-4 week with road win and split of Classic pair

The Waukon softball team played to a 2-4 result in six games played this past week, getting its Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) season underway. That start to the NEIC campaign came within just a single run of the softball Tribe’s first NEIC wins since the 2019 season, as the Indians fell at New Hampton by just a 15-14 count Tuesday, June 1 before suffering a similar fate in being swept in an NEIC doubleheader at Waverly-Shell Rock by scores of 7-2 and 11-10. The Lady Indians ended the week posting a 7-2 win at South Winneshiek Friday, June 4 before splitting a pair of games at the North Fayette Valley Classic in West Union Saturday, June 5, falling to Union by a 4-3 final result in eight innings before defeating Turkey Valley by an 8-4 count.

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Jun

Kee softball secures season’s first victories with home sweep of Postville, falls in two games at North Fayette Valley Classic


Kee softball senior first baseman Macy Manning takes a big lead off the bag. Manning collected a double and single in the Hawks’ Wednesday, June 2 home doubleheader with Postville, driving in three runs and scoring three as well. Photo courtesy of Maggy Weymiller. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Kee softball team played a brief schedule this past week, putting half of those games in the win column to record its first wins of the 2021 season. Those victories came in convincing, mercy-rule fashion in a home doubleheader sweep of Postville Wednesday, June 2, the Hawks defeating the visiting Pirates by scores of 12-0 in just three innings and 10-0 in five frames. The Lady Hawks were then scheduled to play a couple games at the North Fayette Valley Classic in West Union Friday, June 4, first surrendering a 4-3 loss to AGWSR in an early-morning battle before falling to Osage by a 12-9 final result.

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Waukon baseball team starts season off hot with pair of wins, cools a bit with three final losses at home in busy initial week


Season’s first start yields 13 Ks ... Waukon baseball sophomore pitcher Noah Hatlan fires a pitch in the Indians’ 11-1 home win in six innings over Clayton Ridge/Central Elkader to open the season Monday, May 24. Hatlan was one batter shy of the complete-game victory, giving up just two hits, no free passes and one run while striking out 13 batters. He also drew three walks and scored two runs in the win. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon baseball team got its 2021 campaign off to a busy and initially promising start, equaling its entire win total from last season in just the first two games of this season with an 11-1 walk-off win at home in six innings Monday, May 24 over Clayton Ridge/Central Elkader followed by a 6-0 triumph at North Fayette Valley Tuesday, May 25. That hot start cooled off a bit over the latter half of the week, although still showing some promise with just a 3-2 loss to Class 1A sixth-rated South Winneshiek at home Wednesday, May 26 followed by a home doubleheader loss to Charles City Friday, May 28 that included a 14-4 loss in six innings followed by a 4-2 battle that also escaped the win column.

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Mother Nature is the only one to keep the Waukon softball girls from a win in initial week as they defeat Clayton Ridge, 14-4, and Kee, 6-2


Two hits, eight strike-outs ... Waukon softball freshman pitcher Cameron Johnson delivers a pitch in the Indians’ 6-2 home win over Kee Friday, May 28. Johnson allowed just two hits, struck out eight batters and also drove in a pair of runs at the plate in her complete-game victory. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon softball team got its 2021 season off to an undefeated start this past week, with Mother Nature the only one to post an upperhand over the softball Tribe in postponing a home doubleheader with Charles City from its Thursday, May 27 origination to a June 25 date. On either side of that postponement the Lady Indians posted a pair of non-conference wins, 14-4 in six innings at Clayton Ridge Tuesday, May 25 and 6-2 at home over Kee Friday, May 28.

The Indian diamond dwellers are next scheduled to hit the road this week, playing at New Hampton Tuesday, June 1, a doubleheader at Waverly-Shell Rock Thursday, June 3, at South Winneshiek Friday, June 4 and in the North Fayette Valley Tournament Saturday, June 5. The softball Tribe will then travel to Oelwein Monday, June 7 before hosting Decorah for a doubleheader Wednesday, June 9 and then playing in the Riceville Tournament Saturday, June 12.

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