Sports

Wed
29
Apr

Closing of schools for remainder of school year forces cancellation of Iowa high school spring sports season

Following the Friday, April 17 recommendations to keep Iowa schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all spring activities of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) and the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) have also been canceled.

The cancellation of all four boys and girls sports - golf, soccer, tennis, and track and field - was made by the IGHSAU and IHSAA in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Education and State of Iowa officials. The decision was also approved by the IGHSAU and IHSAA boards. The cancellation is effective for all spring practices, competitions and postseason events.

Wed
18
Mar

Kee girls track team looks to build on last season’s team State title, returns 15 letterwinners including three from championship relays


2020 Kee girls track team ... Left to right - Front row: Reagan Mudderman, Rachel Walleser, Jaylyn Walleser, Brooklyn Bakewell, Phoenix Crass; Middle row: Jenessa Stussy, Jersey Mathison, Haley Meyer, Elena Rolfs, Abby Wood, Neva Peterson; Back row: Alaina Bakewell, Alison Wagner, Alexis Johnson, Macy Manning, Makayla Peters, Jada Mitchell, Monica Davis. Not pictured: Kristina Dibert, Jenna Rethwisch, Mado Shako, Laurel Scott, McKinley Sisson. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

Coming off an historic season that saw the Kee girls track and field team share its first-ever team State Championship, the Lady Hawks are looking to continue to build on their recent string of history-making feats during their 2020 campaign. A total of 15 returning letterwinners from last season’s squad will certainly provide a solid foundation upon which to try and continue to further build that track and field momentum, including some returning pieces of last season’s State Championship puzzle that will headline this season’s group of 23 freshman through senior competitors.

Wed
18
Mar

Kee boys track team fields 18 competitors for first-year head coach Beth Moline


2020 Kee boys track team ... Left to right - Front row: Ben Franceschetti, Carter Goetzinger, Tom Troendle, Deepanshu Dabas, Will Mooney, Jackson Poley, Pete Boland; Back row: Dalton Dibert, Brayden Mathis, Daniel Wagner, Damon Weber, Chris Wagner, Jaylen Drape, Tyson Cota, Chance Colsch, Coach Beth Moline. Not pictured: Nick Buege. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

The Kee boys track team is entering its 2020 season with a new face at the helm of the program but not necessarily a new face to track and field within the Eastern Allamakee Community School District, and certainly not a new face to the track and field athletic scene. Beth Moline will be taking over the head coaching reins for this year’s Hawk boys, replacing Pat Wagner after he assumed the Kee boys varsity basketball head coaching position this past winter and ended his multi-year stint at the Hawk track and field coaching helm.

Wed
18
Mar

Named Third Team All-State ...

Kee girls basketball sophomore Reagan Mudderman was named a Class 1A Third Team All-State selection by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) for her efforts on the basketball court this season. Mudderman finished second among all Iowa high school girls basketball players this season with 129 steals, a total that set a new single-season record for the Kee girls basketball five-player program. Mudderman set additional program records of 436 points scored this season, as well as single-game standards of 34 points, 13 steals and eight assists. Her scoring records also resulted in new field goal records of 15 in a game and 173 in a season. Her 43 three-pointers and 85 assists this season further led the Lady Hawks and paced them to a 15-8 record this season.
 

Wed
18
Mar

Waukon girls track team has several members compete at Dickinson Relays

Headington places third among Iowa’s shot put elite

The Waukon girls track team got its first taste of competition for the 2020 season, with just a handful of team members competing at the annual Dickinson Relays held at the UNI-Dome on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. The high school girls competition took place Monday, March 9, with the Lady Indians competing among the state of Iowa elite in five different events that included four individual events and one relay effort.

Topping that list of event results for the Waukon girls was a top-three finish recorded by junior Annika Headington in the shot put. She launched the shot put 39’1.25” to finish third in the event, the top Class 2A finisher in the huge field of 180 competitors. The event was won by senior Grace Tobin of Class 4A Mason City with an effort of 41’8.5”, with junior Kendal Clark of Class 3A Humboldt finishing second with a heave of 40’3”.

Wed
11
Mar

Local youngsters swim for Northeastern Swim Team at Iowa Championships


Local swimmers competing for Northeastern Swim Team ... Left to right - Front row: Anna Knaack, Elizabeth Bucksa, Dawson Irons, Dane Burns, Carson Hager, Weston Cote, Ian Giddings, Gareth Vobr; Middle row: Katerina Kovarik, Avalea Burns, Sydney Thompson, Jaylee Vobr, Dominic Bigalk, Simon Kutz, Gus Grimstad, Jackson Penny; Back row: Margaret Rhodes, Maeley Nefzger, Joey Vobr, Max Maitlin, Cale LaFrentz, Drew Chamberlain, Gareth Sweet, Cole Huebner Coach Mike. Photo by Heather Cote.

Northeastern Swim Team (NST) age group swimmers completed in the 2020 Iowa Swimming Age Group Championship Meet in Des Moines held February 20-23. Registration will soon be available for the NST Long Course and Spring season on the team’s website (NortheasternSwimTeam.com) and practices will resume in April.
In the 10 and under age group in Des Moines, the Boys 10 & Under 200 Free Relay team of Weston Cote, Garret Vobr, Bentley Hager and Dane Roberts swam to a third-place finish and a place on the podium. The Boys 10 & Under 200 Medley Relay of Dawson Irons, Bentley Hager, Dane Burns and Weston Cote also earned a fifth-place finish.

In their individual events, Weston Cote dropped four seconds in the 200 Yard Freestyle and earned eighth place. He also placed ninth in the 50 Yard Freestyle and 50 Yard Fly, 10th in the 100 Yard Back and 50 Yard Breast, 11th in the 100 Yard Breast and 12th in the 100 Yard Individual Medley and 50 Yard Back.

Wed
11
Mar

Waukon bowling teams post best seasons ever with division titles in their conference

The 2019-2020 Waukon bowling teams each played to their best records once again this season, earning some first-time accolades in the process. The Waukon girls bowled to a second consecutive 4-5 season mark that is the best in the program’s young history, but within that overall record is a 4-1 effort that earned the Lady Indians a share of the Eastern Division championship in their North Central Bowling Conference. Likewise, the Indian bowling boys rolled to their best season ever with an 8-1 season record that included an undefeated, 5-0 mark that gave them the outright championship in the Eastern Division of their North Central Bowling Conference.

Wed
11
Mar

Kee girls basketball team plays to 15-8 season record in return of Coach Ben Wagner

The Kee girls basketball team played its 2019-2020 campaign to a 15-8 season record, but this season won’t likely be remembered so much for that season record as it will be for all the other records set by this winter’s Kee bucket brigade. In addition to that overall record that included a 10-6 mark that placed the Lady Hawks fourth in the final Upper Iowa Conference standings, there were also a great number of individual records set by several of this year’s players that will likely make this season one to remember for a long while.

Wed
11
Mar

Waukon boys basketball team turns 2-4 start into 13-9 finish during 2019-2020 campaign

The Waukon boys basketball team played its way to a 13-9 season record despite a slow start to the season. After having the beginning of their 2019-2020 campaign delayed by the extension of their State Runner-Up football season, the Indians muddled through a 2-4 start to the season before coming together to finish the season with 11 more wins in comparison to just five more losses.

“This year’s team started out 2-4,” Waukon boys basketball coach Jed Hemann said. “The guys kept great attitudes, stayed positive with each other, and continued to push each other. They turned their season around to finish the regular season 13-8.”

“As our defense and rebounding improved this season, our record improved,” he explained. “We will have some talented offensive players returning next season. We will need guys to make a commitment on the defensive end and on the boards to reach our potential for next season.”

Wed
04
Mar

Iowa Girls Coaches Association offering Gene Klinge Scholarship

Gene Klinge ...
Gene Klinge ...

The Iowa Girls Coaches Association has announced that it is partnering with the Klinge family to offer an annual scholarship in memory of Gene Klinge, the winningest coach in Iowa high school girls basketball history. The value of this scholarship will be $500 and must be used to pay expenses of a college/university of the recipient’s choice. Deadline for applications for the scholarship is April 1 of each calendar year.

Klinge accumulated the greatest high school girls basketball coaching record in the state of Iowa, which also ranks 10th nationally. In 52 years of coaching high school girls basketball that included 41 years at West Central of Maynard and his final 11 years at Waukon, Klinge compiled a record of 1,009 wins against just 252 losses. His career included 16 State Tournament appearances, highlighted by a Class 3A State Championship in just his first year coaching at Waukon High School in 2004. Klinge passed away January 16, 2019 at the age of 82.

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