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Wed
28
Apr

In classic battle between pair of UIC rivals, Kee girls track team ends up second by just a single point at own home invitational


Runner-up relay effort by diverse quartet ... The four young competitors for the Kee girls track team pictured above combined their efforts for a pair of point-scoring relay efforts in the Lady Hawks’ home invitational Thursday, April 22. As pictured above, the quartet of (left to right) freshman Riley Troendle, freshman Lilly Peterson, sophomore Jersey Mathison and freshman Kaylee Hawes joined forces to finish second in the 4x800 relay in a time of 12:38.44. The same four young ladies also showed their diversity and willingness to compete by teaming up to record a fourth-place finish in the shuttle hurdle relay with a clocking of 1:28.56. Photos courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

In what turned out to be its only competition of this past week, the Kee girls track team was locked in some epic battles with fellow Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) squad Turkey Valley in the Lady Hawks’ only home meet of this season Thursday, April 22. The Kee girls were also slated to compete at Crestwood Tuesday, April 20 but had that meet canceled due to cold, windy weather.

The ultimate battle between the long-time UIC rivals was in the final team score, where Turkey Valley edged out the Kee girls by just a single point, 116-115. It was the visiting Trojans’ depth that helped them claim this year’s Kee Invitational title, as they had 19 young ladies score points, in comparison to 13 Lady Hawks scoring, including four Turkey Valley girls who scored just a single point.

Wed
21
Apr

Waukon girls golf team remains undefeated with win over Waverly-Shell Rock and sweep of three other teams at home


Hasn’t missed a medal ... Waukon girls golf senior Mia Strub sends a putt toward the hole in the Indians’ 203-229 home victory over Waverly-Shell Rock Monday, April 12. Strub led all golfers at the meet with a medalist round of 44 strokes. She has won medalist honors in four of the golf Tribe’s five meets so far this season and claimed runner-up medalist honors in the other. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon girls golf team continued its early-season streak of success by defeating four more opponents to remain undefeated two weeks into this spring’s campaign at 7-0. The Lady Indians first began their home schedule with a second Northeast Iowa Conference victory, 203-229 over Waverly-Shell Rock Monday, April 12. The golf Tribe then swept three opponents in a home quadrangular Tuesday, April 13, tallying 210 strokes to leave Decorah (280), Postville (284) and MFL/MarMac (310) well behind.

Wed
21
Apr

Waukon track boys place second in pair of meets at Decorah, New Hampton

Creed Welch breaks nearly century-old long jump record with leap of 22’0.75”

The Waukon boys track team ran, threw and jumped its way to a pair of runner-up team finishes on the tracks of fellow Northeast Iowa Conference squads this past week. The Indians finished behind the host squad at the Decorah Relays Monday, April 12 and did likewise behind Clear Lake at the New Hampton Invitational Thursday, April 15.

At the April 12 Decorah meet, history was made when the longest-standing record in Waukon High School boys track history was finally broken after nearly standing for nearly a century in the school record books. A long jump distance of 21’10” posted by Noel Robey in 1924 was finally bettered 97 years later when Indian senior Creed Welch launched a leap of 22’0.75” on that cool, breezy afternoon to win that event.

Wed
21
Apr

Waukon boys golf team falls at Waverly-SR, secures season’s first wins in sweep of MFL and Postville at triangular in Luana

The Waukon boys golf team played a very busy early part of this past week, ultimately recording its first meet wins of the season. The golf Tribe first fell at Waverly-Shell Rock, 203-149, Monday, April 12 before tallying 190 strokes to defeat both MFL/MarMac (192) and Postville (256) in a non-conference road triangular at Tri-City Golf Course near Luana to hold a 2-3 meet record on the season.

The Indians were next scheduled to play at Decorah Monday, April 19 before playing their first home meet Tuesday, April 20 against Caledonia, MN. The golf Tribe will then host Crestwood Monday, April 26 before playing at Sumner-Fredericksburg Tuesday, April 27 and then hosting New Hampton Friday, April 30.

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Wed
21
Apr

Kee track girls dominate MFL/MarMac Invitational with 10 event wins

In what turned out to be its only competition of this past week, the Kee girls track team made the most of that lone opportunity at the MFL/MarMac Invitational Thursday, April 15, winning the meet by more than 40 points. The Lady Hawks claimed victory in 10 of the meet’s events to rack up 153 team points on the way to that title, winning five of the six individual non-hurdle running events and four of the six non-hurdle relays as well.

Prior to that dominant performance, the Kee track girls were also scheduled to compete in the Waukon Early Bird Invitational Tuesday, April 13. That meet was called off due to cold and windy conditions.

Wed
14
Apr

2021 Bracket Challenge winner ...

Mike Kramer of Waukon displays his prizewinnings of $50 in Standard Bucks and his winning entry responsible for his championship effort in The Standard’s 2021 College Basketball Bracket Challenge. Kramer was one of 18 of this year’s entries to choose Baylor to defeat Gonzaga in winning the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, the Bears doing so by an 86-70 final margin. One of those other entries, Jen Moose of Waukon, also ended up with the same amount of total contest points as Kramer in this season’s Bracket Challenge, 144 points to top this year’s remaining contest field, forcing a tie-breaker to determine an outright winner of this year’s contest.

Wed
14
Apr

Waukon boys track team finishes fourth at Decorah Early Bird, wins Foster-Kiesau Relays at Postville in convincing fashion


Multiple event medals ... Waukon boys track senior Creed Welch makes his way down the homestretch leading the 400 meter dash at the Foster-Kiesau Relays in Postville Thursday, April 8. Welch won that 400 meter dash in a time of 52.68 seconds, and also won the long jump with a leap of 20’5”, finished second in the 200 meter dash in 22.83 seconds and joined forces with fellow senior John O’Neill and the junior pair of Pat Hennessy and Braxton Stewart to also win the 4x400 relay at the meet with a clocking of 3:42.89. 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 webpage.

The Waukon boys track team fit in another pair of meets this past week, traveling less than a half hour to compete in each of them. The Indians finished fourth in the Decorah Early Bird Invitational Monday, April 5 before literally running away with the team title at the Postville Invitational Thursday, April 8 by more than 60 team points.

The Indians were next scheduled to compete again at Decorah Monday, April 12 before competing at New Hampton Thursday, April 15. The track Tribe will then make yet another trip back to Decorah Monday, April 19 before hosting six other teams - Central Elkader, Crestwood, Decorah, New Hampton, Osage and Postville - in its own Indian Relays Friday, April 23, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

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Wed
14
Apr

Kee girls track team claims third place in pair of meets at Postville and at Starmont; Lady Hawks break 4x100 relay record set over 30 years ago


Distance medals ... Kee girls track sophomore Alison Wagner leads a pack in the 3000 meter run at the Postville Invitational Tuesday, April 6. Wagner finished second in that 3000 meter run in a time of 12:40.16, placed third in the 1500 meter run with a clocking of 5:42.09 and also threw the shot put 23’3” to place 24th in that large field of competitors. 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 webpage.

The Kee girls track team took to the competition trail on two different occasions this past week, finishing third in both meets on its schedule. The Kee girls opened the week finishing third at the Postville Relays Tuesday, April 6 before doing likewise at the Starmont Invitational Thursday, April 8.

The Lady Hawks were next scheduled to compete at the Waukon Early Bird Invitational Tuesday, April 13 before competing at MFL/MarMac Thursday, April 15, but that Waukon meet was already called off Monday due to forecasted cold and windy weather. The Kee track girls will then compete at Crestwood Tuesday, April 20 before hosting three other teams at their own home invitational Thursday, April 22, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

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Wed
14
Apr

Waukon girls track team places fourth in meets at Postville and Decorah


Long jump leap ... Waukon girls track freshman Ava Bossom soars through the air on a long jump attempt at the Postville Invitational Tuesday, April 6. Bossom recorded a best jump of 12’1.5” to end up finishing eighth in that long jump field and she also teamed up with fellow freshmen Lynsey Houg and Azlynn Cota and junior Hailie Hanson to claim a sixth-place finish in the 4x200 relay with a clocking of 2:07.56. 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 webpage.

The Waukon girls track team pulled double duty this past week in competing in a pair of nearby meets. The Lady Indians finished fourth in both of those meets, finishing behind a trio of Upper Iowa Conference squads at the Postville Invitational Tuesday, April 6 and doing likewise behind a trio of Northeast Iowa Conference foes at Decorah Thursday, April 8.

The Lady Indians were next scheduled to host their own Early Bird Invitational Tuesday, April 13, but that meet was called off Monday due to forecasted cold and windy weather conditions. The track Tribe was slated to compete at New Hampton Thursday, April 15 before traveling to Crestwood Tuesday, April 20 and then to North Fayette Valley Friday, April 23.

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Wed
14
Apr

Kee boys track team finishes 14th at large Ed-Co Invitational, places sixth at Foster-Kiesau Relays hosted by Postville


Scores points in all his events ... Kee boys track junior Dalton Dibert soars over the high jump bar at the Foster-Kiesau Relays in Postville Thursday, April 8. Dibert cleared 5’0” to finish in a tie for sixth place in that high jump event and also helped three relay events score team points for the Hawks. Dibert teamed up with fellow juniors Damon Weber and Tyson Cota and sophomore Carter Goetzinger to finish fifth in the 4x100 relay in a time of 50.63 seconds, joined forces with freshman Kaleb Drape and Jackson Schulte and sophomore Ben Franceschetti to place fourth in the shuttle hurdle relay with a clocking of 1:27.34 and also combined his efforts with juniors Nick Buege and Daniel Wagner and senior Chris Wagner to finish sixth in the distance medley relay in 4:24.04. 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 webpage.

The Kee boys track team competed in a pair of meets this past week, both of those competitions being larger multi-team events. The Hawks finished 14th in the 15-team Edgewood-Colesburg Invitational Tuesday, April 6 before placing sixth in the nine-team field of the Foster-Kiesau Relays hosted by Postville Thursday, April 8.

The Hawks were next scheduled to compete in the Crestwood Invitational at Cresco Tuesday, April 13 before competing at MFL/MarMac in Monona Thursday, April 15. The Kee track boys will then host a trio of other teams for their own home invitational Thursday, April 22, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

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