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Waukon baseball team has season ended by Sumner-Fredericksburg, 2-1


Senior swing ... Waukon baseball senior left fielder Nathan Johnson takes a cut at a pitch in the Indians’ 2-1 first-round district tournament loss to Sumner-Fredericksburg at New Hampton Monday, July 13. Johnson was one of seven seniors on this season’s squad who had their high school athletic careers brought to a close with the loss. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

In what turned out to be somewhat of a defensive battle right to the very end on the scoreboard, the Waukon baseball team had its 2020 season brought to an end in the opening round of the Class 2A District 6 Tournament Monday, July 13. In a game played at New Hampton against a combined team from Sumner-Fredericksburg and Tripoli High Schools (SFT), the game came right down to the final play, which ended up being a one-out game-winning single with the bases full of Cougars to bring the baseball Tribe’s season to a halt with a 2-1 loss.

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22
Jul

Waukon softball team jumps to early lead at 11th-rated Crestwood but has season ended with first-round regional tournament loss


Waukon softball junior shortstop Annika Headington sends a pitch to the outfield for the Indians’ only hit in their 7-1 loss at 11th-rated Crestwood in the opening round of Class 3A regional tournament play Wednesday, July 15. Headington’s lone hit also produced the softball Tribe’s lone run as she drove in fellow junior Regan Griffith in the game’s first inning for a 1-0 Waukon lead that would stand until the game’s midway point. Photo by Nate Troy, Cresco Times Plain Dealer.

The Waukon softball team had its 2020 season brought to a close by one of the best teams in all of Class 3A when the Indians traveled to 11th-rated Crestwood Wednesday, July 15. Having been swept by the highly-regarded Cadets by scores of 9-0 early in the season and 12-0 in three innings just over a week ago, the Lady Indians put an abrupt end to their scoring drought against Crestwood right away in the opening frame and even held a 1-0 lead over the Cadets midway through the contest, but ultimately allowed seven unanswered runs during Crestwood’s final three innings at the plate to put up their best fight of this season against the Cadets before falling by a 7-1 final result.

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Kee softball team defeats South Winn and UIC champ Turkey Valley before season ends at 12th-rated State qualifier Newman in semis


Crushes a couple ... Kee softball junior first baseman Macy Manning gets swarmed by her teammates after she blasted one of her two homeruns in the Hawks’ 19-10 victory at Upper Iowa Conference champion Turkey Valley Wednesday, July 15 in the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A regional tournament. Manning hit a two-run homerun in the first inning and a solo bomb to spark a 12-run third inning for the Hawks, driving in a total of three runs and scoring three as well in the ballgame. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The 2020 Kee softball season was brought to a close this past week in a busy week of postseason play, but it took one of Class 1A’s highly-regarded teams to accomplish that feat. The Lady Hawks first ran through a couple fellow Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) squads to start the week, ending South Winneshiek’s season with a 7-1 first-round regional victory at home Monday, July 13 before blasting their way past UIC season champion Turkey Valley by a 19-10 result Wednesday, July 15 at the home of the single-loss Trojans. Kee’s postseason run was finally brought to a close at 12th-rated Mason City Newman Friday, July 17 as the Hawks suffered a 12-2 defeat in five innings on the Knights’ home field to bring their 2020 campaign to a close.

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Kee baseball team has season ended by 8-2 loss at MFL in district semifinals


Making the tag for one of three final outs ... Kee baseball senior third baseman Cade Rasque tags out a sliding MFL/MarMac baserunner for one of three outs he recorded in the host Bulldogs’ final at-bats in the Hawks’ 8-2 loss in Class 1A district tournament play Tuesday, July 14. In addition to recording all three of those outs in that seventh inning, Rasque also stroked a single in the final ballgame of his high school athletic career as this season’s lone senior. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee baseball team had its 2020 season brought to a close by a familiar foe from the Upper Iowa Conference, as the Hawks fell by an 8-2 result in the Class 1A District 6 semifinal round of play at MFL/MarMac Tuesday, July 14. The Hawks had lost to the 11-5 Bulldogs early on during the regular season, 9-1, and despite knocking the ball around nearly as well as the host squad in tournament play for just a 10-7 MFL/MarMac hit advantage, the Bulldogs were able to take better advantage of the opportunities they were granted in combination with those hits.

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Waukon softball team wraps up regular season with busy week


Tag and toss to turn two ... Waukon softball senior second baseman Maddie Ellingson turns to fire a throw to first base after tagging the Waverly-Shell Rock runner at left to turn a double play in the fifth inning of the Indians’ 7-4 home loss to Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, July 10. The lone senior on this season’s team, Ellingson recorded two put-outs and one assist in the final home game of her high school athletic career for the Indians. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon softball team brought its 2020 regular season to a close this past week with four final games all initially scheduled on four consecutive nights and involving a pair of top-15 ranked opponents to start the week. All four of the Tribe’s final games ended up outside the win column, beginning with a 12-0 home loss to Class 3A 12th-rated Crestwood in just three innings Monday, July 6 followed by a 9-5 loss at Class 4A fifth-rated Charles City Tuesday, July 7. The Indians then made up a June 26 postponement at Waverly-Shell Rock Wednesday, July 8, falling by an 8-1 end result, before hosting those same Go-Hawks Friday, July 10 in a rare matinee performance during the day after being rained out the night before, but still falling by a 7-4 final tally.

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Kee softball team ends regular season with home loss to MFL/MarMac


Focused on a fly ball ... Kee softball freshman right fielder Alaina Bakewell chases down a fly ball in the Hawks’ home doubleheader loss to MFL/MarMac Monday, July 6. Bakewell caught the first out of Kee’s 15-9 loss in the second game of that twinbill. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage. Photo by Maggy Weymiller.

With a pretty full slate of seven games looming this past week, the Kee softball team had that gameload trimmed to just two games early in the week, as concerns with COVID-19 exposure forced the Lady Hawks to cancel their final four games of that final week of the regular season. A Wednesday, July 8 doubleheader at Clayton Ridge, a single game at home vs. Riceville Thursday, July 9 and a Friday, July 10 doubleheader at North Fayette Valley that had been rescheduled from July 1 were all called off while members of Kee’s softball team awaited COVID-19 test results for precautionary measures.

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Waukon baseball team wraps up regular season with doubleheader split at Oelwein, has first-round district tournament game postponed

The Waukon baseball team had its 2020 regular season brought to a close and the start of its 2020 postseason delayed a bit during this past week. The Indians wrapped up their regular season with a split of a doubleheader at Oelwein Tuesday, July 7 but had their Saturday, July 11 Class 2A District Tournament game with Sumner-Fredericksburg postponed until Monday, July 13 due to stormy weather at the game’s location site in New Hampton. The result of that game is printed in the shaded box on this same page, with full details and photos of that contest to appear in the July 22 edition of The Standard.

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Kee baseball team ends regular season completing sweep of North Fayette Valley, receives first-round district tournament bye after Turkey Valley COVID-19 result

The final week of the Kee baseball team’s regular season came to a close even earlier than what the Hawks had anticipated, as the final three games on the Kee schedule this past week were all canceled due to concerns with COVID-19 exposure and waiting for COVID-19 test results for precautionary measures. The Hawks’ Wednesday, July 8 doubleheader at MFL/MarMac and a lone game at Riceville Thursday, July 9 were both erased from the schedule during that wait-and-see period, but as it turns out, all test results came back negative for the baseball Hawks, as noted in the following statement released by Kee High School Activities Director Danny Love Friday, July 10:

“After confirmation of zero positive cases of COVID-19 among student athletes, Kee High baseball and softball teams will participate in the postseason. School officials report they will continue to be very mindful of athlete health and safety protocols.”

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07
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Waukon baseball team clinches first win of the season, 14-4 over Decorah, has New Hampton on the ropes, 2-1, among three losses


Sliding in safe ... Waukon baseball sophomore designated hitter John O’Neill slides in underneath a New Hampton defender at second base in the Indians’ 2-1 home loss to the Chickasaws in a Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheader Friday, July 3. O’Neill scored the game’s only run for the Tribe in that game-one loss, going two-for-three at the plate in that game and a combined three-for-five in the doubleheader loss. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon baseball team not only picked up its first win of the abbreviated 2020 season this past week, but did so in a big way in posting a single win in its four games scheduled for the week. That win came in a Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) split at Decorah Tuesday, June 30, the Indians roaring to a 14-4 victory in game one before falling in the nightcap, 7-0. The Tribe then came within a half-inning and a clutch hit of recording a second win, falling in a home NEIC doubleheader to New Hampton by scores of 2-1 and 11-2 Friday, July 3.

Holding a 1-10 season record, 1-9 among NEIC opponents, the Indians were next scheduled to wrap up their regular season with a Tuesday, July 7 road trip to Oelwein before beginning postseason tournament play this Saturday, July 11 in New Hampton, with the Indians’ postseason possibilities printed elsewhere on the July 8, 2020 Sports pages in a shaded box.

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Waukon softball team battles trio of Northeast Iowa Conference opponents to the end, including 10-9 loss in thriller at Decorah


Single connection ... Waukon softball sophomore first baseman Brenna Berns tags a pitch in the Indians’ 13-7 home loss to New Hampton Wednesday, July 1. Berns posted this single to drive in a run and also score one in the ballgame. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon softball team continues to fight right up to the end of each of their ballgames, doing so again in three games this past week before having all three end up on the short side of their final results. That trio of losses included a 9-5 defeat at Oelwein Monday, June 30 before the Tribe suffered a loss of 13-7 at home to New Hampton Wednesday, July 1 and took Decorah right down to the game’s final out in a 10-9 road loss Friday, July 3.

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