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Jan

Waukon boys wrestling team returns to the mat to claim first NEIC dual win of season, 54-27 at Charles City, finishes third at Flanagan Invitational

Freshman Tryston Johnson wins 215-pound crown, three others finish runner-up

The Waukon wrestling team returned to the mat following the holiday break to produce some of its best overall success so far this season, competing in both dual meet and tournament action this past week. The Indians began the new year securing their first Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) dual match win of this season with a 54-27 triumph at Charles City Thursday, January 4 before wrestling to a third-place team finish in the seven-team field at the Flanagan Invitational Tournament hosted by Crestwood High School in Cresco Saturday, January 6.

The mat Tribe was next scheduled to wrestle at New Hampton Thursday, January 11 before competing at the Cascade Tournament Saturday, January 13. The Indians will then host Crestwood Thursday, January 18 before competing in a double-dual at Caledonia, MN Friday, January 19.

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10
Jan

Kee boys basketball team begins new year like it ended the old, adds wins of 52-45 at Waukon and 78-49 at home over Turkey Valley to undefeated season


Up and over for double digits ... Kee boys basketball senior Kaleb Drape elevates over a pair of Waukon defenders for a basket in the Hawks’ 52-45 win at the home of the Indians Tuesday, January 2. Drape scored 13 points, grabbed seven rebounds, swiped two steals and recorded one each of assists and blocked shots in the Kee victory. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Kee boys basketball team picked up where it left off as the 2023-2024 season transitioned to the new year and the Hawks’ undefeated start to this season has remained intact through it all following two more wins this past week to start the 2024 portion of their campaign. That still unblemished result got a strong late test in a 52-45 victory at Waukon Tuesday, January 2 before the Kee boys rolled to a 78-49 home win over Turkey Valley Friday, January 5.

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10
Jan

Waukon girls basketball team returns from holiday break with undefeated week featuring wins of 70-43 at home over Kee and 64-30 at Charles City


Career-high 29 points ... Waukon girls basketball senior Breckan Stewart takes the ball to the basket in the Lady Indians’ 70-43 home win over Kee Tuesday, January 2. Stewart poured in a career-high 29 points in the victory. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

After wrapping up the pre-holiday portion of its schedule on a three-game losing streak, the Waukon girls basketball team returned from that holiday break to start the 2024 portion of its schedule with an undefeated week of two victories this past week. The Lady Indians began the new year with a 70-43 home victory over Kee Tuesday, January 2 before traveling to Charles City Friday, January 5 and bringing home a 64-30 win.

The Indians now hold a 5-6 record that includes a 2-3 mark in NEIC play. They were next scheduled to play at Crestwood Friday, January 12 before playing Wapsie Valley Saturday, January 13 at the UIU Shootout hosted by Upper Iowa University in Fayette. The bucket Tribe will then play at Houston, MN Thursday, January 18 before hosting New Hampton Friday, January 19.

Wed
27
Dec

Waukon boys basketball team wins final game in busy week of three at home


Flying to 14 points ... Waukon boys basketball senior Jack O’Neill takes the ball hard to the basket in the Indians’ 86-57 home loss to the Class 3A top-rated Vikings Tuesday, December 19. O’Neill scored 14 points, grabbed three rebounds and dished out one assist in the loss. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon boys basketball team played through its busiest week of the season with three games played this past week, all at home, prior to the holiday break. The Indians managed to put the final of those three games into the win column, snapping what had amounted to a three-game losing streak.

The week started with losses on back-to-back nights, including 56-48 to Oelwein Monday, December 18 and 86-57 to Class 3A top-rated Decorah Tuesday, December 19. The Indians wrapped up the week bouncing back from those losses with a 68-55 win over Sumner-Fredericksburg Thursday, December 21.

Holding an even record, 3-3, heading into the holiday break, including a 2-2 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference play, the Indians will return to the court after the new year Tuesday, January 2 for a home game with Kee before traveling to Charles City Friday, January 5.

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27
Dec

Kee basketball boys complete 2023 portion of their schedule undefeated with wins at West Central, 79-32, and at home vs. New Hampton, 57-50

The 2023 portion of this season’s Kee boys basketball schedule has turned into a “perfect 10,” as the Hawks of the hardcourt have played their way to an undefeated 10-0 start to this winter’s campaign, earning themselves a number-eight ranking in the initial Class 1A rankings recently released by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. The Hawks added two more games to that unblemished result this past week prior to the holiday break, including a 79-32 win at West Central in Upper Iowa Conference play Tuesday, December 19 and a 57-50 triumph at home over New Hampton Thursday, December 21.

Kee will return to the court after the new year with a Tuesday, January 2 game at Waukon followed by a home match-up with Turkey Valley Friday, January 5.

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Wed
27
Dec

Waukon girls basketball team falls in pair of home battles

The Waukon girls basketball team wrapped up the 2023 portion of its schedule with two final games prior to the holiday break, both of them played at home and both of them ending up shy of the win column. The Lady Indians played to their second and third consecutive games of scoring 35 or fewer points, dating back to a 59-34 loss at Class 4A fourth-rated Waverly-Shell Rock in the week prior - that total not being enough to get past Class 4A 13th-rated Decorah in a 58-34 loss Tuesday, December 19 nor Sumner-Fredericksburg in being dealt a 52-35 defeat Thursday, December 21.

The Indians enter the holiday break with a 3-6 record that includes a 1-3 mark in NEIC play. They will return to the court after the new year Tuesday, January 2 for a home game with Kee before traveling to Charles City Friday, January 5.

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20
Dec

Kee boys basketball team adds three more games to its undefeated start to the season, including pair of UIC games and overtime thriller over Alburnett at UIU


A Strong baseline move ... Kee boys basketball junior Karsen Strong drives hard to the basket along the baseline in the Hawks’ 55-33 home win over Postville Tuesday, December 12. Strong scored 12 points, grabbed nine rebounds, dished out three assists and swiped two steals in the Kee win. Photo by Danielle Potter. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Kee boys basketball team continued to roll its way through its early-season schedule, competing in its busiest week of the season and adding three more game to its undefeated start to this 2023-2024 campaign of now eight consecutive victories. Those three additional triumphs all came at increasingly more difficult degrees of difficulty, beginning with a 55-33 home win over Postville Tuesday, December 12 and wrapping up with back-to-back victories away from home, 65-49 at South Winneshiek Friday, December 15 and 58-55 in overtime over Alburnett at the UIU Shootout hosted by Upper Iowa University in Fayette Saturday afternoon, December 16.

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20
Dec

Kee girls basketball team produces some of its best results within past several years in undefeated week of two UIC wins


Battling for the ball ... Kee girls basketball senior Mallory Mohn battles for the ball in the Hawks’ 72-38 home win over Postville Tuesday, December 12. Mohn scored four points, swiped four steals, dished out one assist and pulled down three rebounds before leaving the game with an injury. Photo by Danielle Potter. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Kee girls basketball team played its way to an undefeated week with a pair of victories in Upper Iowa Conference play this past week that saw the Lady Hawks score the most points they have since December 2016 in one game and follow that with the least points they’ve allowed since January 2019. The Kee girls opened the week with a 72-38 home win over Postville Tuesday, December 12 before recording a 40-16 triumph at South Winneshiek Friday, December 15.

Holding a 5-3 season record, including a 5-2 mark in Upper Iowa Conference play, the Lady Hawks were next scheduled to wrap up the pre-holiday portion of their schedule, traveling to West Central Tuesday, December 19 before hosting New Hampton Thursday, December 21. The Hawks will then return to the court after the new year with a Tuesday, January 2 game at Waukon followed by a home match-up with Turkey Valley Friday, January 5.

Wed
20
Dec

Waukon girls basketball team splits NEIC pair with 59-35 road win at New Hampton, 59-34 loss at Class 4A fourth-rated Waverly-Shell Rock

The Waukon girls basketball team played to a split of its two games this past week, both of them being played on the road and against Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) foes. The Lady Indians snapped their recent two-game skid with a 59-35 win at New Hampton Tuesday, December 12 before falling to Class 4A fourth-rated Waverly-Shell Rock by a 59-34 final result Friday, December 15.

Holding a 3-4 season record that includes a 1-2 mark in NEIC play, the Lady Indians were next scheduled to wrap up the pre-holiday portion of their schedule with two home games, hosting Decorah Tuesday, December 19 before playing again Thursday, December 21 at home against Sumner-Fredericksburg. The Tribe will return to the court after the new year Tuesday, January 2 for a home game with Kee before traveling to Charles City Friday, January 5.

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20
Dec

Waukon boys basketball team plays to split of two NEIC road games, winning at New Hampton, 64-43, before falling at Waverly-SR, 65-29

The Waukon boys basketball team played to a split of the two games on its schedule this past week, continuing its undefeated start to the season early in the week before having that streak ended as the competition week came to a close. The Indians began the week with a 64-43 win at New Hampton Tuesday, December 12 before falling at the home of a Waverly-Shell Rock team yet undefeated in Northeast Iowa Conference play, 65-29, Friday, December 15.

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