Sports

Wed
20
Jul

Waukon Park & Recreation to host Youth Tennis Program

Waukon Park & Recreation will be offering a tennis program again this summer, teaming up with instructors Aidan Hunter and Brendan Hunter to provide this opportunity. The program is for girls and boys ages seven to 17. The focus will be to help the kids gain a better understanding of the sport along with learning basic tennis technique and form.

The classes will be divided by age groups as follows:
• 7 & 8 year olds (5:00-5:50 p.m.)
• 9 & 10 year olds (6:00-6:50 p.m.)
• 11-17 year olds (7:00-7:50 p.m.)

The tennis program will be held Monday and Tuesday evenings (at the times listed above) at the Waukon Tennis Courts (across from the Waukon Wellness Center) starting July 25, and will run for three weeks. Program dates are July 25, July 26, August 1, August 2, August 8 and August 9. In the event of rain, a make-up date will be determined at that time.

Wed
13
Jul

Waukon baseball team has season brought to a close with 5-0 loss at fourth-rated Dyersville Beckman in game shortened by stormy weather


Hauling in an out ... Waukon baseball senior left fielder Hunter O’Neill looks in a fly ball for an out in the Indians’ 5-0 loss in the semifinal round of the Class 2A District Tournament at fourth-rated Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, July 5. O’Neill reached base one time on a fielder’s choice in the contest, and he hauled in three fly balls for outs in his final game in a Waukon baseball uniform. 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 had its 2022 season brought to a close earlier than it wanted to - both in the overall season aspect as well as in the final game it played. The diamond Tribe traveled to Class 2A fourth-rated Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, July 5 and played the highly-regarded Blazers to just a 5-0 result through the Indians’ fifth-inning at-bats before lightning and stormy weather forced officials to call the game due to weather concerns, with rules stating that a game played through the fifth-inning at-bats of the team not leading on the scoreboard can be declared an official game, with that ruling bringing the Indians’ 2022 campaign to a close with the 5-0 loss.

Wed
13
Jul

Waukon softball team has season ended in regional first round at Wahlert

The Waukon softball team had its Class 3A Regional Tournament opened and closed at Dubuque Wahlert Wednesday, July 6, the Indians being dealt a 13-3 loss in six innings by the host Golden Eagles. Battling back from a 4-0 initial deficit to pull within a couple runs near the game’s midway point, the Indians had the game get away from them in the fourth through sixth frames with eight unanswered Wahlert runs to the mercy-rule ending.

The Golden Eagles out-hit the softball Tribe by a 19-2 count, but the Indians were able to use their two singles to help take advantage of the 6-5 edge they were dealt in free passes in the contest. Three of Wahlert’s five free passes found their way to the scoreboard as well.

Wed
13
Jul

Kee softball team has 2-0 lead give way in late innings to have 2022 campaign ended with 6-2 loss at 15th-rated Central City


End of softball season also brings outstanding high school athletic careers to a close ... The Kee softball senior pair of Haley Meyer (photo above) and Reagan Mudderman (photo below) teamed up to score the Hawks’ only two runs in their 6-2 loss at 15th-rated Central City in the quarterfinal round of Class 1A Regional Tournament play Wednesday, July 6. The lone two seniors on this season’s squad managed back-to-back singles in the third inning before both were driven in by a double from junior catcher Alison Wagner, giving the Hawks a 2-0 lead that would stand until the bottom of the fifth inning. The loss not only brings a close to the Kee softball season, but also brings to an end the outstanding high school athletic careers for the senior pair, who made significant contributions to all four sports they participated in during their high school careers and left record-setting marks in their respective specialty sports they are each going to continue with in college, Meyer in running and Mudderman in basketball. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

Reagan Mudderman ... Standard photo.

The Kee softball team had its 2022 season brought to a close at the home of 15th-rated Central City Wednesday, July 6 in the quarterfinal round of Class 1A regional tournament play, but not without giving the highly-regarded Wildcats a strong battle that opened up a bit in the later innings. Playing Central City to an even hitting effort of six safeties each, the Hawks took a 2-0 advantage they would hold until the fifth inning, when those Wildcats were able to string together most of their hits, along with two of their 3-1 advantage in walks, to pull away to a 6-2 Kee defeat.

Wed
13
Jul

Pair of district tournament wins at home put Kee baseball team in position to play for a return trip to the Class 1A State Tournament


Perfect pitching and perfect ending ... Kee baseball senior pitcher Tyson Cota delivers a pitch in the Hawks’ 10-0 home win over Dunkerton in five innings in the semifinal round of the Class 1A District 6 Tournament Wednesday, July 6. Cota pitched a perfect game against the Raiders, striking out 11 of the minimum 15 batters he faced. He also collected two hits in Kee’s 3-2 home win over Janesville in the Class 1A District 6 championship game, delivering the game-wining hit with a walk-off double. Photo by Anissa Stanley. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

Hawks slated to play South Winneshiek Tuesday for Substate 3 championship

The Kee baseball team got its postseason journey underway in victorious fashion this past week, winning two games to vault the Hawks to their second consecutive Class 1A Substate championship game to vie for a return trip to the Class 1A State Tournament. As the top seed in Class 1A’s District 6, Kee’s diamond dwellers received a first-round bye before putting their first postseason competition easily into the win column with a 10-0 district semifinal victory at home over Dunkerton in a mercy-rule five innings Wednesday, July 6, after having that game postponed from Tuesday, July 5 by weather.

Wed
06
Jul

Waukon baseball team splits with Charles City, defeats MFL/MarMac to close out regular season, opens postseason play with win over Clayton Ridge/Central


From the tag to the bag ... After tagging this Clayton Ridge/Central baserunner, Waukon baseball junior second baseman Nathan O’Neill prepares to make a throw to first for a double play in the sixth inning of the Tribe’s 11-9 win over the WarEagles in the opening round of Class 2A District Tournament play at Monona Saturday, July 2. O’Neill vacuumed up a ground ball and alertly tagged this runner trying to advance to second on the play before firing a shot to junior first baseman Isaac Roe to turn the twin-denial. O’Neill also collected two singles in four at-bats to score two runs and drive in another in the Indian 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 both wrapped up its regular season and began its postseason with victories that came in narrow fashion, the Indians closing out their regular season with a 14-16 overall season record that includes a mark of 7-13 that placed the baseball Tribe fifth in the six-team final Northeast Iowa Conference standings. That final week of the regular season saw the Indians first play to a split at home against Charles City Monday, June 27, winning game one by a 5-4 count before falling in game two by a 6-5 final result in nine innings. The Waukon diamond dwellers then wrapped up their 2022 regular season with a 6-4 home win over MFL/MarMac Wednesday, June 29 before getting their postseason journey underway with an 11-9 win over Clayton Ridge/Central in their Class 2A District 4 Tournament opener Saturday, July 2 at Monona.

Wed
06
Jul

Kee softball team clinches second consecutive share of UIC title with sweeps of West Central and South Winn, opens district tournament with win over Central


First varsity homerun ... Kee softball junior center fielder Alaina Bakewell takes a swing at an incoming pitch in the Hawks’ 8-3 victory at home over Central Elkader in the opening round of Class 1A Regional Tournament play Friday, July 1. Bakewell blasted a two-run homerun in the fourth inning for the first round-tripper of her varsity softball career. Photo by Anissa Stanley. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

Softball Hawks advance on to play at and against Central City Wednesday night

An undefeated past week saw the Kee softball team wrap up its regular season with championship flair and also begin its postseason in a triumphant manner. Having the fate of a second consecutive Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) championship season in their own hands, the Lady Hawks took full advantage of that opportunity with sweeps of a pair of home UIC doubleheaders, locking them in a second consecutive sharing of the Upper Iowa Conference season championship with Turkey Valley, as both squads compiled a 14-2 UIC record for this season’s honors.

Wed
06
Jul

Waukon softball team wraps up regular season with three wins in final four games; Regional tournament play scheduled to begin Wednesday at Wahlert


Plate perfection ... Waukon softball sophomore right fielder Kloe Hemmersbach sends a pitch to the outfield in the Indians’ 8-7 win at home over Charles City Tuesday, June 28. Hemmersbach collected a single and a double in two at-bats to both score and drive in a run 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.

The Waukon softball team brought its regular season to a close with one of its best weekly results of this season, posting three wins in its four games scheduled this past week. The diamond Tribe ended up splitting a home doubleheader with Northeast Iowa Conference-leading Charles City, first handing the Comets an 8-7 defeat Tuesday, June 28 before having to postpone the second half of that twinbill to Thursday, June 30 due to stormy weather, a postponement that ended up being an 8-3 Indian loss. In between those two Charles City results, the softball Tribe witnessed and helped create history for sophomore pitcher Cameron Johnson, as she threw a perfect game in a 12-0 Indian victory at home over MFL/MarMac Wednesday, June 29. The Waukon girls wrapped up their week, and their regular season, with a 12-6 victory at Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, July 1.

Wed
06
Jul

Kee baseball team’s final week of the regular season includes only UIC blemish with split at NFV followed by two non-conference wins

District tournament play scheduled to begin Tuesday at home vs. Dunkerton

A four-game schedule with just a single loss would be welcome by most high school baseball teams, but the lone defeat the Kee baseball team suffered during this final week of the regular season brought an end to a 20-game win streak for the Hawks and denied them an undefeated Upper Iowa Conference season. Still, Kee’s diamond dwellers wrapped up a regular season overall record of 34-3 and a 17-1 mark that secured sole possession of the Upper Iowa Conference season championship.

Wed
29
Jun

Waukon baseball team sandwiches home sweep of Oelwein between pair of NEIC doubleheader losses at New Hampton and to Decorah


Five total RBI ... Waukon baseball senior center fielder Lincoln Snitker chases down a fly ball for an out in the Indians’ home doubleheader sweep of Oelwein Thursday, June 23. Snitker collected three hits in six at-bats in the two games, belting a pair of doubles to drive in a total of five runs. 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 recorded a pair of wins against a former Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) squad in between doubleheader losses to a pair of remaining NEIC foes this past week. That doubleheader trio included losses of 4-3 and 5-2 at New Hampton Tuesday, June 21 and losses of 24-14 in five innings and 14-7 at home against Decorah Friday, June 24. In between those two NEIC twinbill defeats, the diamond Tribe posted a pair of mercy-rule wins, 13-1 and 11-1 - both in five innings - at home Thursday, June 23 over Oelwein, a team that recently departed the Northeast Iowa Conference.

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