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Wed
19
May

Tyson Cota is long jump champion, Weber is shot put runner-up to earn State Meet qualification and lead Kee boys to ninth place


Soars to championship and State Meet ... Kee boys track junior Tyson Cota goes airborne during a long jump attempt at the Hawks’ Class 1A State Qualifying Meet at Edgewood-Colesburg Thursday, May 13. Cota soared 20’4.5” to win the event and earn automatic qualification for this year’s State Track Meet. 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 was looking to extend its season in any way possible when the Hawks competed at their Class 1A State Qualifying Meet hosted by Edgewood-Colesburg Thursday, May 13. That extension would require an event championship at Thursday’s meet or one of the 14 next best non-championship performances at the 10 Class 1A State Qualifying Meets taking place across the state of Iowa.

The Kee boys originally came away with one automatic State Meet qualification from Thursday’s meet, as junior Tyson Cota won the long jump with a leap of 20’4.5”. As those next best 14 at-large performances were sorted out across the state, the Hawks found out the following Friday afternoon that fellow junior Damon Weber would end up joining Cota in this season’s grand finale in Des Moines, as his second-place shot put heave of 45’11.5” was far enough to earn one of those 14 at-large State Meet qualifications.

Wed
12
May

Annika Headington commits her basketball talents to Mt. Mercy University ...

Waukon High School senior Annika Headington signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Mt. Mercy University in Cedar Rapids Wednesday, May 5. Pictured at right at the signing event are: Left to right - Front row: Dan, Annika and Denise Headington; Back row: Waukon girls basketball varsity head coach Ben Rausch and Mt. Mercy University women’s head basketball coach Tim Schuring.

Coach Schuring says he has known Headington for about eight years, working with her at different skill training sessions and as a coach of some of the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball teams she has played on during her basketball career thus far while he was an assistant coach on the Luther College men’s basketball team in Decorah. He said that once he took the head coaching job of the Mt. Mercy women’s program in March 2020 Headington was one of the first players on his recruiting radar.

Wed
12
May

Kee boys track team finishes fifth at MFL/MarMac Invitational, claims sixth-place team finish at Upper Iowa Conference Meet

Junior Dalton Dibert claims Upper Iowa Conference high jump crown

The Kee boys track team brought its 2021 regular season competition schedule to a close this past week with a pair of meets. The track Hawks finished in fifth place at their final invitational meet hosted by MFL/MarMac at Monona Monday, May 3 before placing sixth in the final nine-team Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) Meet standings in that annually scheduled meet hosted by North Fayette Valley in West Union Thursday, May 6, crowning one Upper Iowa Conference event champion along the way.

The Hawks will now prepare for their Class 1A State Qualifying Meet hosted by Edgewood-Colesburg this Thursday, May 13. Details of those postseason possibilities for the Kee track boys can be found elsewhere within the May 12, 2021 print edition and e-edition of The Standard.

Wed
12
May

Orange Crush Wrestling has AAU State Tournament success ...

The Orange Crush Wrestling Club recently completed a successful season with four wrestlers claiming top-five finishes at their respective State AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Tournament competitions. The Orange Crush Wrestling Club is coached by Matt Pladsen, who is pictured with each of the recent AAU State-placewinning wrestlers. Pictured in the surrounding photos with Coach Pladsen, left to right, are: Tryston Johnson, who was crowned the Division B 180-pound State Champion at the AAU Kids State Wrestling Tournament; Koal Johnson, a first grader who placed fifth in the 90-pound weight class at the AAU Super Pee Wee State Wrestling Tournament; Meridian Snitker, who finished as the runner-up in the Division C 118-pound weight class at the AAU Girls State Wrestling Tournament; and Jorja Johnson, who claimed the State Championship in the Division A 115-pound weight class at the AAU Girls State Wrestling Tournament. Submitted photos.
 

Wed
12
May

Waukon girls golf team wins 18-hole triangular event at Crestwood

In its only competition of this past week, the Waukon girls golf team came out on top of a Northeast Iowa Conference triangular event that involved 18 holes of competition at Crestwood Monday, May 3. The Indians turned in a team total of 388 strokes, finishing well ahead of both the host Cadets and their 434, as well as Decorah’s team total of 487 strokes.

The golf Tribe is next scheduled to make up part of an earlier season postponement by hosting Charles City Monday, May 10 before playing in its Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament at New Hampton Thursday, May 13. The Lady Indians will then play in their Class 2A First Round Regional Tournament against seven other teams Monday, May 17 at Clermont, with details of those postseason possibilities included in the May 12, 2021 print edition and e-edition of The Standard.

Wed
05
May

Waukon boys golf team swept at home in pair of NEIC meets


Chipping away ... Waukon boys golf senior Daniel Gruman chips the ball on to the green in the Indians’ 188-178 home loss to Crestwood Monday, April 26. Gruman completed the Indian varsity effort with a round of 51 strokes. 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 golf team played host to a pair of Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) teams this past week, being most gracious hosts by allowing both visiting squads to take home victories from those dual meet events. The Indians first fell at home to Crestwood Monday, April 26 by a 188-178 final result and then suffered the same fate against New Hampton at home Friday, April 30 by a 176-163 tally.

The Indians were next scheduled to play at Oelwein Monday, May 3 before hosting Charles City Friday, May 7. The golf Tribe will then prepare for its Class 2A Sectional Tournament Friday, May 14 at Pleasant Valley Sports Club in Clermont beginning at 10 a.m.

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Wed
05
May

Waukon girls track team finishes second at own Indian Relays, edges out team title at MFL/MarMac Invitational by single point


Double champion in final home meet ... Waukon girls track senior Annika Headington launches a discus toss in the Indians’ own Indian Relays home invitational Tuesday, April 27. In the final home meet of her high school career, Headington claimed two of the Tribe’s three event wins at the meet, including a winning toss of 114’2” in the discus and a shot put effort of 41’10” that also claimed gold in that event. Headington also teamed up with the freshman pair of Kaitlyn Krambeer and Breckan Stewart, along with sophomore Maggie Criswell, in running to a third-place finish in the 4x200 relay with a clocking of 1:56.44. 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 was able to pull off double duty this past week, hosting its own home invitational before pulling out a meet win in Monona. The Lady Indians finished fifth in the seven-team field of their own Indian Relays Tuesday, April 27 before edging out Central Elkader by a single point at the MFL/MarMac Invitational just two days later, Thursday, April 29.

The Lady Indians were next scheduled to compete Monday, May 3 at Edgewood-Colesburg but had that meet canceled due to rain. They will now compete in the Northeast Iowa Conference Meet Thursday, May 6 at Decorah. The track Tribe will then prepare for its Thursday, May 13 Class 2A State Qualifying Meet at Jesup, details of which can be found in the May 5, 2021 print edition and e-edition of The Standard.

Wed
05
May

Kee girls track team claims third at Clayton Ridge, fourth at MFL/MarMac

The Kee girls track team competed in a full schedule with a team at less than full strength this past week due to illness and injury. The result of those efforts left the Lady Hawks in third place at the Clayton Ridge Invitational Tuesday, April 27 and in fourth place at the MFL/MarMac Invitational Thursday, April 29.

The Lady Hawks were next scheduled to compete at Edgewood-Colesburg Monday, May 3 but had that meet canceled by rainy weather. They will next take part in the Upper Iowa Conference Meet this Thursday, May 6 hosted by North Fayette Valley in West Union. The Hawks will then prepare for their Class 1A State Qualifying Meet at Edgewood-Colesburg Thursday, May 13, details of which can be found in the May 5, 2021 print edition and e-edition of The Standard.

Wed
05
May

Waukon boys track team wins team title at Warrior Relays

The Waukon boys track team had just one competition on its schedule this past week, but certainly made the most of it by bringing home a win from the Warrior Relays hosted by Wapsie Valley High School at Oelwein Monday, April 26. The Indians recorded three each of event wins and runner-up finishes to tally 115 points and edge out the team victory by just two points.

The Indians were next scheduled to compete Monday, May 3 at New Hampton before preparing for their Northeast Iowa Conference Meet Thursday, May 6 at Decorah. The track Tribe will then prepare for its Thursday, May 13 Class 2A State Qualifying Meet at Jesup, details of which can be found in the May 5, 2021 print edition and e-edition of The Standard.

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Wed
28
Apr

Waukon boys golf team opens week with win over Caledonia, but falls at Decorah


Shares medalist honors ... Waukon boys golf senior Aidan Jones tees off in the Indians’ 183-198 home victory over Caledonia, MN Tuesday, April 20. Jones tied for medalist honors at the meet with Caledonia’s Dominick Konkel, each of them carding a round of 44 to lead the entire meet field. 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 golf team ended up splitting a pair of meets this past week, opening the week with a win and ending it on the other side of that result. The golf Tribe had a Monday, April 19 dual meet at Decorah postponed by cold, windy weather to Friday, April 23, where the Indians fell by a 393-368 final result in a rare 18-hole match-up. Prior to that loss, the Indians extended their win streak to a third consecutive opponent with a 183-198 home win over Caledonia, MN.

The Indians were next scheduled to host Crestwood Monday, April 26 before hosting New Hampton Friday, April 30. The golf Tribe will then play at Oelwein Monday, May 3 before hosting Charles City Friday, May 7 and then preparing for its Class 2A Sectional Tournament Friday, May 14 at Pleasant Valley Sports Club in Clermont beginning at 10 a.m., details of which will be published after they are fully complete.

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