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Kee baseball team’s undefeated week of four wins includes clinching share of UIC title, first-round district tournament win over Riceville


Three hits, six strike-outs, no walks... Kee baseball junior pitcher Jonah Reinke fires a pitch toward home plate in the Hawks’ 18-1 mercy-rule win in four innings over Riceville at home Saturday, July 10 in the opening round of Class 1A district tournament play. Reinke allowed the Wildcats just three hits, one run - unearned, and no free passes while striking out six batters in his complete-game mound victory. Photo courtesy of Maggy Weymiller. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Kee baseball team put together another undefeated week on the field this past week, but this latest series of final result success held much more meaning than any of the Hawks’ couple other unblemished weeks of competition this season. This past week’s four wins began with a final Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) sweep that clinched a share of Kee’s first Upper Iowa Conference season championship since the 2016 season and ended with a successful first step down the Hawks’ postseason tournament road.

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Kee softball team splits pair of one-run regional results to have season ended


Hammering out a final homer at home ... Kee softball senior first baseman Macy Manning launches this pitch out of the park for a two-run homerun in the first inning of the Hawks’ 4-3 home win over Edgewood-Colesburg Wednesday, July 7 in the quarterfinal round of Class 1A regional tournament play. In the final home appearance of her high school career, Manning swatted this two-run homerun and a seventh-inning single that eventually led to her scoring the game’s winning run. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Kee softball team both started and ended its Class 1A postseason tournament trail this past week with two games played that each ended with final scores of 4-3. The Lady Hawks ended up being on each side of those 4-3 results to have their 2021 softball campaign brought to a close in the semifinal round of Class 1A regional tournament play.

The first of those 4-3 final results came in Kee’s first regional tournament game Wednesday, July 7 at home against Edgewood-Colesburg, with the Hawks rebounding from a 3-2 deficit to score the game’s winning run on the final play of the contest for a 4-3 Lady Hawk victory. That win in the quarterfinal round advanced Kee to the regional tournament semifinals at North Butler Friday, July 9, where the Hawks battled back from a 3-0 deficit but ultimately came out on the other end of another 4-3 result to have their season brought to a close.

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07
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Kee baseball team completes two more Upper Iowa Conference season sweeps, splits at Alburnett in playing to week’s 5-1 result


Strikes out 10 in his return ... Kee baseball junior pitcher Buddy Hill fires a pitch toward home plate in the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of North Fayette Valley Monday, June 28. In his first game back in more than a week since suffering an injury, Hill allowed just three hits and five walks while striking out 10 batters in the first-game win, also stroking two singles and scoring three runs and driving in four in the twinbill. Photo courtesy of Maggy Weymiller. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Kee baseball team got back on a more winning track this past week, playing to a 5-1 result in six games played. Those five wins began with completion of another pair of season sweeps over two Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) foes, including a Monday, June 28 home doubleheader sweep of North Fayette Valley by scores of 8-2 and 10-2 and a 6-0 win over Turkey Valley at home Thursday, July 1. The Hawks then split a non-conference road doubleheader at Alburnett Friday, July 2, winning game one by a 3-1 result before falling by a 5-1 count in the nightcap, with the Kee boys then wrapping up their week with a 6-0 win at Waukon Saturday, July 3.

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07
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Kee softball team sweeps final pair of UIC doubleheaders to claim share of first league title since the 2018 season


Taking a lead-off look ... Kee softball sophomore outfielder Jaylyn Walleser takes a lead off third base in the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of North Fayette Valley Wednesday, June 30. Photo courtesy of Maggy Weymiller. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

An undefeated final week of the regular season for the Kee softball team landed the Lady Hawks atop the Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) once again, after finishes just outside that realm in each of the last two seasons. That final sweep included wins of 13-0 and 15-6 at South Winneshiek Monday, June 28 before a similar result at home over North Fayette Valley Wednesday, June 30 resulting in victorious Kee battles of 10-7 and 4-3.

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07
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Waukon softball team splits final two games of regular season

The Waukon softball team brought its regular season schedule to a close with two final games this past week, playing to a split of those final two contests. The positive end of that split was a 6-0 non-conference win at Central Elkader Monday, June 28 before the diamond Tribe’s 2021 regular season was brought to a close with a 9-2 loss at home to Class 3A 11th-rated Crestwood Thursday, July 1 in a final Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) contest. That split of the week’s ballgames wrapped up the softball Tribe’s regular season record at an 11-18 overall season result that includes a 3-15 NEIC mark that places the diamond Tribe in seventh place in the seven-team final NEIC standings.

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07
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Waukon baseball team wraps up Northeast Iowa Conference season with win over Crestwood, defeats Starmont in past week’s 2-3 result

The Waukon baseball team played to a 2-3 result in five games played this week, including a win both inside and outside of Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play. The three losses book-ended the Tribe’s final busy week before postseason play begins, beginning with a road NEIC doubleheader loss at New Hampton Tuesday, June 29 by scores of 8-2 and 10-6 that ended up leaving the Indians just below those same Chickasaws, who hold eight wins in the current NEIC standings.

The diamond Tribe posted back-to-back wins in between its book-end losses, posting an 8-3 victory at Starmont Wednesday, June 30 before wrapping up its Northeast Iowa Conference season with a 9-6 win at home over Crestwood Friday, July 2 that allowed the Indians to win their season series with the Cadets and kept them ahead of that same Crestwood squad at this point in the NEIC team standings. The Indians wrapped up their busy week with a 6-0 home loss to Kee Saturday, July 3.

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Waukon baseball team’s split of four games includes doubleheader sweep at home of Oelwein between pair of losses to top NEIC teams


Two-for-four plate effort ... Waukon baseball senior designated hitter Matt Ronan connects for a hit in the Indians’ 12-7 home loss to Waverly-Shell Rock Monday, June 21. Ronan popped a double and a single to drive in a run and score one 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 webpage.

The Waukon baseball team played to an even split of four games this past week, book-ending a home doubleheader sweep of Oelwein with single losses to the Northeast Iowa Conference’s (NEIC) two front-running teams. The baseball Tribe first fell at home to Waverly-Shell Rock, 12-7, Monday, June 21 before sweeping Oelwein at home by scores of 7-5 and 7-4 Wednesday, June 23. The Indians then came within a play or two of handing NEIC-undefeated Decorah its first league loss of this year, falling by just a 5-4 road result Friday, June 25.

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Split of home doubleheader with Oelwein accounts for Waukon softball team’s lone, high-powered win in six games this past week


First-time homers help Tribe to win ... The Waukon softball pair of sophomore first baseman Kiana Krueger (#11 in photo above) and freshman center fielder Kaitlyn Krambeer (#10 in photo below) get mobbed by their teammates after they both hit the first homeruns of their varsity softball careers in the Indians’ 9-7 home victory over Oelwein Wednesday, June 23. The two combined to drive in five of the Tribe’s nine runs in the win, joining senior shortstop Annika Headington in launching a pitch out of the ballpark in the victory, with Krueger hitting a two-run round-tripper in the second inning and Krambeer and Headington hitting a three-run and two-run bomb, respectively, in the decisive fourth inning of the contest. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webapge.

Mother Nature made this past week’s already busy schedule a little less busy for the Waukon softball team, as the Lady Indians had their Decorah Tournament scheduled for Saturday, June 26 rained out. Already playing a schedule of six games in five nights that included a pair of home doubleheaders, all of those six games being in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play, the softball Tribe was able to put just one of those in the win column.

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Kee baseball team’s challenging week of two wins in five games snaps 14-game win streak, undefeated Upper Iowa Conference season


Securing the out ... Kee baseball junior left fielder Brayden Mathis hauls in a fly ball in the Hawks’ home doubleheader split with Clayton Ridge Monday, June 21. Mathis stroked a single in the twinbill. Photo courtesy of Maggy Weymiller. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

After playing through back-to-back undefeated weeks of competition to piece together a 14-game winning streak, the Kee baseball team ended up being tripped up in three of its five games played this past week, not only snapping that win streak but also having its undefeated Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) season come to an end as well. In suffering their first losses in more than two weeks, the Hawks were also dealing with the loss of junior catcher Buddy Hill to injury, with a timetable for his return not being known for sure at this point.

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Waukon softball team ends streak of one-run losses, NEIC winless skid of two seasons with sweep of New Hampton during 3-4 week


Big contributions in three wins ... Waukon softball senior shortstop Annika Headington unloads on a pitch in the Indians’ home doubleheader sweep of New Hampton Thursday, June 17 that resulted in the softball Tribe’s first Northeast Iowa Conference wins since the 2019 season. Headington was a combined six-for-seven at the plate in those victories of 9-8 and 12-11, scoring four runs and driving in one. She followed up that big night with another memorable performance the following night in the Indians’ 4-1 win at MFL/MarMac Friday, June 18, collecting three hits in four at-bats that included a solo homerun that marked the 18th round-tripper of her Waukon softball career, breaking the career record previously held by 2004 Waukon High School graduate Tami Magner. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

Senior Annika Headington breaks career homerun record with solo shot at MFL

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