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24
Apr

Waukon boys track team claims fourth place at Decorah Invitational, finishes in second place at own Indian Relays


First-place finishes in three races ... Waukon boys track senior Wyatt Gulla crosses the finish line one final time on his home track at the Indian Relays home invitational Friday, April 19. Gulla won the 800 meter run and also anchored the Indians’ 4x800 and 4x400 relays to victory. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

Avoiding the worst of the weather systems that plagued the middle of this past week, the Waukon boys track and field team was able to book-end this past week with a pair of competitions. The Indians placed fourth at the Decorah Invitational held Monday, April 15 before claiming a runner-up finish at their own Indian Relays held Friday, April 19.

The Indians were next scheduled to compete at the Crestwood Invitational Thursday, April 25 and will then make a trip to New Hampton Monday, April 29. They will then prepare for the Northeast Iowa Conference Meet Thursday, May 2 at Charles City.

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Wed
24
Apr

Kee track boys claim runner-up finish at own Gary Bottorff Invitational


Seniors compete in final home meet ... The Kee boys track team senior pair of Cadan Evanson (photo above) and Andrew Kolsrud (photo below) competed in the final home meet of their high school track and field careers at the Gary Bottorff Invitational hosted by the Hawks Thursday, April 18. As this season’s only two seniors, Kolsrud finished third in the shot put and sixth in the discus and helped Kee’s 4x200 relay to a fifth-place finish and 4x100 relay to a sixth-place finish. Evanson led off four Hawk relays at the meet, helping their distance medley to a second-place finish, their sprint medley and 4x400 relays to fourth-place results, and their 4x200 relay to a fifth-place finish. Photos by Danielle Potter. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

In what was its only competition scheduled for this past week, the Kee boys track team hosted its only home meet of the season, welcoming six other teams to the Gary Bottorff Invitational Thursday, April 18 after a wet, cool start to that day. The Hawks posted four event victories on the night to lead their way to 74 team points and a runner-up finish in the seven-team field.

The Kee boys are next scheduled to compete in the Clayton Ridge Invitational Thursday, April 25. They will then take part in the MFL/MarMac Invitational Monday, April 29 before competing in the Upper Iowa Conference Meet to be hosted by South Winneshiek Thursday, May 2.

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Wed
24
Apr

Kee track girls claim team title at own Gary Bottorff Invitational


High jump runner-up is part of high-end finishes ... Kee girls track freshman Rylee Mudderman glides over the high jump bar on her way to a runner-up finish after clearing 4’5” at the Gary Bottorff Invitational hosted by the Hawks Thursday, April 18. In addition to her high jump result, Mudderman also helped the Hawks’ sprint medley relay to a victory and their 4x400 relay to a runner-up result while also finishing fifth in the 100 meter hurdles. 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.

It was home, sweet home for the Kee girls track team in what turned out to be the only meet of this past week for the Lady Hawks as they hosted their own Gary Bottorff Invitational Thursday, April 18 and edged out a team victory by just three points over their nearest competitor in the seven-team scoring field. Kee’s track and field ladies won half of the events they competed in for eight gold medals, and had their best event finishes in any event end up no lower than fourth place in racking up 96 team points that kept the meet crown at home for this season.

Tue
16
Apr

Waukon boys golf team finally gets season schedule underway in a busy way, playing seven teams at four meets in a span of five nights


Heading toward the hole ... Waukon boys golf sophomore Reid Deeney watches his putt attempt approach the hole in the Indians’ second-place finish in a home triangular with MFL/MarMac and Postville Tuesday, April 9. Deeney carded a nine-hole round of 45 strokes at the meet.

The Waukon boys golf team was finally able to get its 2024 season schedule underway and did so with a nearly full schedule for the week of four meets in five nights. The Indians finished in front of four of the seven opponents they matched up against in the week, first winning at Crestwood Monday, April 8 by a 185-191 final result before finishing second with a 168 team total that ended up in the middle of MFL/MarMac’s 156 team tally and Postville’s 231 strokes at Luana Tuesday, April 9. The golf Tribe swept a road triangular at Clayton Ridge Thursday, April 11, tallying a 168 team score to better South Winneshiek’s 172 squad result and a 188 stroke total carded by Clayton Ridge, before wrapping up its week with a team count of 173 strokes at home Friday, April 12 that finished behind Decorah’s 165 strokes and a 171 team score tallied by North Fayette Valley.

Tue
16
Apr

Waukon girls golf team takes on five opponents in busy week of home dual and pair of road triangular events


Junior pair leads Indian scoring effort at home ... Waukon girls golf juniors Eva Whalen (photo above) and Alyssa Connelly (photo below) led the Indian scoring effort in their 258-219 home dual meet loss to Crestwood Monday, April 8. Connelly paced the golf Tribe’s varsity team scoring with her round of 61 strokes, and Whalen turned in a round of 63 strokes to rank second in the Tribe scoring. View and find out how to purchase these photos and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon girls golf team played in one of its busiest weeks of the season, competing in three different events over a span of four nights and taking on five different opponents in those meets. The Lady Indians finished in front of just one of those five opponents, as their 232 strokes finished in the middle of a triangular at Luana - behind MFL/MarMac’s 219 strokes and ahead of Postville’s 235 strokes Tuesday, April 9 after having fallen at home to Crestwood  Monday, April 8 in dual meet action, 258-219. The golf Tribe wrapped up that busy week with a third-place finish at the Clayton Ridge triangular Thursday, April 11, tallying 241 strokes to finish just six strokes behind the 235-stroke tie between the host Eagles and South Winneshiek.

Tue
16
Apr

Waukon girls track team wins own Early Bird Invitational at home, finishes third at New Hampton


Individual wins and hurdle highlights ... Waukon girls track seniors Kaitlyn Krambeer (above) and Cameron Johnson (below) each claimed an individual field event win and also joined forces with freshman Kaylin Regan and junior Reese McCormick to win the shuttle hurdle relay in a time of 1:11.99 at the Indians’ home Early Bird Invitational Tuesday, April 9. Krambeer also soared 16’1.75” to win the long jump and Johnson cleared 4’10” to win the high jump. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

For the first time this season, the Waukon girls track team was able to compete in both of its scheduled meets in a week, pulling double duty this past week and claiming top-three team finishes at both meets. The Lady Indians first dominated their own Early Bird Invitational Tuesday, April 9, winning the meet by 60 points, and then brought home a third-place team finish from the New Hampton Invitational Thursday, April 11.

The Lady Indians were next scheduled to compete in the Tuesday, April 16 Crestwood Invitational before splitting its squad between the West Delaware Invitational and Kee Invitational Thursday, April 18. The Waukon girls will then host their own Indian Relays Tuesday, April 23, with details of that second home meet of the season printed elsewhere in a shaded box on this week’s Sports pages, and will then compete at the MFL/MarMac Invitational Thursday, April 25.

Tue
16
Apr

Kee girls track team pulls double duty, finishes fifth at Waukon Early Bird Invitational and seventh at MFL/MarMac Invitational


Trio of event victories ... Kee girls track sophomore Addison Winters glides over a hurdle at the Waukon Early Bird Invitational Tuesday, April 9. Winters won all three of her events on the track during the meet, completing this 400 meter hurdle circuit in 1:10.77 for gold while also winning the 100 meter hurdles in 16.46 seconds and the 100 meter dash in 13.68 seconds. She also finished second in the long jump with her distance of 16’0.25” that was just over an inch out of another first-place finish. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

For the first time this season, the Kee girls track team was able to get all of its scheduled meets in, although one of those meet participations was cut short by weather conditions. With a bit of a limited line-up due to injury and illness, the Lady Hawks finished fifth in the eight-team Waukon Early Bird Invitational Tuesday, April 9 before competing at the MFL/MarMac Invitational Thursday, April 11, completing a handful of events before leaving the meet early due to the cold, wet weather conditions but with a seventh-place team finish.

The Kee girls were next scheduled to compete in the Crestwood Invitational Tuesday, April 16 before hosting their own home invitational Thursday, April 18, with details of that upcoming lone home meet of the season printed elsewhere in a shaded box on this week’s Sports pages. The Lady Hawks are then slated to compete in the Clayton Ridge Invitational Tuesday, April 23 before returning to Monona Thursday, April 25.

Wed
10
Apr

Verland Lenth of Waukon wins The Standard’s 2024 Bracket Challenge

The 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Tournament has played its way to a final champion, as the University of Connecticut (UConn) topped Purdue University in the Monday, April 8 National Championship game, 75-60, to repeat as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion. The sorting out of that 68-team national tournament to this season’s National Championship winner has also resulted in the emergence of the winning entry for The Standard’s Bracket Challenge contest.

The winner of this season’s Bracket Challenge is Verland Lenth of Waukon, as he overcame some average early rounds of picking and a tough third round with some strong final four choices. He was the lone entry this year to choose at least three of this year’s final four teams, selecting UConn, Purdue and Alabama (along with Houston) within his final four teams, and then having UConn defeat Purdue in the finals.

Wed
10
Apr

Waukon boys track team loses two more meets to weather this past week, adds Beckman Invitational for year’s first outdoor competition

With a Monday, April 1 meet at Decorah and the Thursday, April 4 Postville Invitational this past week both being the latest weather victims in the Waukon boys track team’s first four outdoor meets of the season being canceled, the Indians made some late-week inquiries to finally be able to compete in their first outdoor meet of the season Friday, April 5 at the Dyersville Beckman Invitational. The track Tribe won a pair of events and finished second in four more in a meet where no team scores were kept but that included 10 other teams, many of which the Indians don’t often see during their regular season schedule.

The Indians were next scheduled to take part in the Decorah Invitational Monday, April 8 before competing in the New Hampton Invitational Thursday, April 11. Another week of double duty next week includes a return trip to Decorah Monday, April 15 and then hosting their own Indian Relays Friday, April 19.

Wed
10
Apr

Waukon girls track team finally competes on the outdoor track for first time this season, places fourth at Decorah Invitational

Having its first two outdoor meets of the season canceled by weather and its latest meet postponed a day, the Waukon girls track team finally got to take to the track outside for the first time this season when they competed in the Decorah Invitational Friday, April 5. The Lady Indians recorded two each of event wins and runner-up finishes to help tally 77 team points and end up as the fourth-place team in the meet’s eight-team field.

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