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Wed
29
Jan

Waukon basketball girls post undefeated week, win at New Hampton and over Kee


Doubling up from distance ... Waukon girls basketball junior Bailey Shafer fires away for a three-point shot in the Indians’ 54-31 home win over Kee Thursday, January 23. Shafer knocked down a pair of those distance dandies to finish the game with six points, along with three assists and one each of rebounds and steals. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon girls basketball team faced a busy past week of competition due to some postponements from earlier in the season, but then had a winter weather postponement lighten up that week just a bit. The bucket Tribe opened the week Tuesday, January 21 with a 45-42 comeback win in a make-up game at New Hampton from Friday, January 17 before also making up a November 22 home date with Kee Thursday, January 23 and pulling away in the second half to a 54-31 win. The Indians were supposed to also host Oelwein Friday, January 24 but had that game postponed by winter weather to a date yet to be determined.

Wed
29
Jan

Kee girls basketball team extends win streak to four before having it halted on the road


Firing with focus ... Kee girls basketball senior Laura Colsch launches a shot attempt in the Hawks’ 51-18 home victory over Clayton Ridge Tuesday, January 21. Colsch finished the game with two points. 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 on this website.

The Kee girls basketball team split its past week of competition, putting one of two games this past week on each side of the win-loss column. The Lady Hawks opened the week with a 51-18 victory at home over a Clayton Ridge team with just two wins on the season Tuesday, January 21 before making up an early-season rescheduled contest at Class 3A Waukon Thursday, January 23 and coming out on the short end of a 54-31 final result.

Wed
29
Jan

Waukon wrestling team wins two of six duals during busy weekend on the mat

The Waukon wrestling team battled through a busy weekend of competition this past week with back-to-back days on the mat being its only competition for the week. Those consecutive days of competition included wrapping up the mat Tribe’s Northeast Iowa Conference dual meet season without a win after a 72-9 defeat at Charles City Friday, January 24 before the Indians took part in the Riceville Tournament Saturday, January 25, winning two of their five duals wrestled in that duals tournament event.

Wed
22
Jan

Waukon boys basketball team handily wins pair of non-conference games, 72-55 at North Fayette Valley and 88-74 at home over MFL/MarMac in highest point total in two seasons


Quite a bit of everything ... Waukon boys basketball junior Ethan O’Neill soars toward the hoop for a transition basket in the Indians’ 88-74 win over MFL/MarMac at home Thursday, January 16. O’Neill scored 15 points, grabbed six rebounds, dished out five assists and shared the team lead in the win with four steals. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon boys basketball team faced one of its busiest schedules of the season this past week, but had a late-week winter storm trim that slate just a bit, postponing the Indians’ Friday, January 17 home game with New Hampton. Prior to that postponement, the basketball Tribe did end up playing a pair of games, handling a pair of Upper Iowa Conference opponents by double-digit final margins. The Indians first took care of North Fayette Valley in West Union Monday, January 13 by a 72-55 final result before pouring in their highest point total of the season on the way to an 88-74 victory at home over MFL/MarMac Thursday, January 16. Holding a 6-5 season record that includes a 1-4 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference play, the Indians were next scheduled to host Spring Grove, MN Monday, January 20 before making up that January 17 postponement but playing at New Hampton Thursday, January 23 prior to also playing at Oelwein Friday, January 24.

Wed
22
Jan

Waukon girls surrender narrow decision as bowling Tribe splits rescheduled home meet with North Iowa


Senior leaders in postponed home win ... Waukon boys bowling seniors Nathan Liddiard (photo above) and Matt Rozzell (photo below) take their turns down the alley in the Indians’ 2498-1774 home win over North Iowa Monday, January 13 postponed from a month earlier. Liddiard bowled games of 148 and a team-high 203 for a 351 series, with Rozzell rolling games of 186 and 174 for a 360 series that led the Indians in their third consecutive meet victory. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon bowling teams opened this past week making up a December 13 postponed meet at home with North Iowa, hosting the Bison Monday, January 13 and ending up with opposite results, but only by a slim margin in the girls competition. The Lady Indians had a slim early lead reversed in the Baker round of their competition to fall by just a 1947-1960 result, while the Waukon boys easily handled their North Iowa competition limited in participation numbers this season, 2498-1774.

The bowling Indians were also scheduled to host Waterloo Columbus Friday, January 17 but had that meet postponed because of winter weather to a date yet to be determined. The Tribe is next scheduled to host Oelwein this Friday, January 24 and will then travel to Sumner-Fredericksburg Friday, January 31 before competing in the Waterloo Columbus Tournament Saturday, February 1.

Wed
22
Jan

Waukon girls basketball team turns tables late for 60-52 win over North Fayette Valley

The Waukon girls basketball team ended up with just one game on its schedule this past week, as a late-week snow storm claimed a Friday, January 17 home game with New Hampton. The lone Indian contest of the week was a Monday, January 13 home game with North Fayette Valley. Trailing their North Fayette Valley guests throughout a majority of the ballgame, the Indian basketball girls put together a fi nal 16-7 surge over the game’s fi nal fi ve minutes to grab the lead and pull away to a 60-52 non-conference victory over the visiting TigerHawks. The three-point and free throw lines helped the Lady Indians clinch that comeback win, as 14 of the Tribe’s final 16 points of the ballgame came from either of those stripes at a nearly equal split. The Tribe will then play the top two teams in the Northeast Iowa Conference, playing at Crestwood Tuesday, January 28 before hosting Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, January 31.

Wed
22
Jan

Senior pair named to IFCA Academic All-State Honor Roll ...

Waukon football seniors Alyx Ede (photo above) and Tyler Block (photo below) have each been named among the more than 90 Iowa high school football seniors selected for the Iowa Football Coaches Association (IFCA) Academic All-State Honor Roll following completion of the 2019 football season. Players named to the list must be nominated by their head coach, must be a senior starter on the football team, must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 or better at the end of their junior year, and must be involved in other extra-curricular activities.

Wed
15
Jan

Waukon wrestling team falls in pair of double duals, finishes seventh as a team at annual Flanagan Tournament to get new year underway


Pulls his team within three points ... Waukon wrestling 170-pound sophomore Caleb Block controls his Oelwein opponent in the Indians’ home double dual with the Huskies and Crestwood Thursday, January 9. Block wrestled his way to a fall in a time of 3:36 to pull the Tribe within just a 21-24 team score deficit. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The present welcomes the future ... Members of the Waukon wrestling team line up to slap hands with the future of the program at the Indians’ home double dual with Oelwein and Crestwood Thursday, January 9. Members of the Waukon Junior Wrestling youth program were recognized during the event, making their way around the gym in front of the hometown crowd. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon wrestling team returned from the holiday break to get the 2020 portion of this season’s schedule underway, the mat Tribe wrestling in a pair of double duals in its first week back on the mat, as well as competing in its first weekend tournament of the new year. The Indians first wrestled a pair of non-conference squads at South Winneshiek Friday, January 3, falling to both Fillmore Central out of Minnesota, 55-24, and the host squad, South Winneshiek, by a 60-9 final result. After nearly a week away from competition, the wrestling Indians hosted a pair of Northeast Iowa Conference opponents Thursday, January 9, falling to Oelwein by a 48-27 final count before suffering a 74-0 loss to Crestwood. Following those double duals, the Indians then traveled to Cresco Saturday, January 10 to compete in the Crestwood Tournament, placing seventh.

Wed
15
Jan

Waukon boys basketball team wins two of three road games, triumphs over Jesup, 74-54, and Prairie du Chien, WI, 66-65, before falling at NEIC-undefeated Charles City by a 67-64 final

The Waukon basketball team played three games within a week’s time this past week, coming up just a few points short of pulling off an undefeated series of those three contests. The Indians handled a single-win Jesup team, 74-54, as part of a basketball showcase at Upper Iowa University in Fayette Saturday, January 4 before also pulling out a 66-65 win at Prairie du Chien, WI Tuesday, January 7. The Indians returned to Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) action Friday, January 10, coming close to handing that Comet squad its first NEIC loss of the season, but coming up just shy of doing so, 67-64.

Wed
15
Jan

Kee girls basketball team returns from holiday break to win two of three games at home, falls to North Fayette Valley but bounces back with wins over West Central and South Winn


Team-high board work ... Kee girls basketball sophomore Haley Meyer fights a West Central defender for a loose ball in the Hawks’ 54-21 home win over the Blue Devils Tuesday, January 7. Meyer scored four points, grabbed a team-high five rebounds, swiped three steals and blocked one shot in the victory. 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 on this website.

The Kee girls basketball team returned from the holiday break to play three games within a week’s time, posting two of those three games to the win column. That win streak did not come right away, as the Hawks opened the new year extending a losing streak by another game with a 45-28 home loss Friday, January 3 to North Fayette Valley before tallying back-to-back home wins each by around a 30-point margin, 54-21 Tuesday, January 7 over West Central and 64-35 Friday, January 10 over South Winneshiek.

Holding an 8-4 season record that includes a 5-4 Upper Iowa Conference mark, the Kee girls were next scheduled to play at Postville Tuesday, January 14 before traveling to Turkey Valley Friday, January 17. The Hawks will then host Clayton Ridge Tuesday, January 21 before making up an early-season rescheduled contest at Waukon Thursday, January 23.

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