The Upper Iowa Conference will hold its first-ever UIC Volleyball Tournament to determine a conference champion this Thursday and Saturday.
Thursday will feature the top four teams hosting a triangular with the top two at each site advancing to the final tourney Saturday in Sumner. Saturday’s tourney will start at 9 a.m. and continue until all eight spots are determined.
However, the top seeds and playing sites for Thursday’s games would not be known until after conference play wrapped up Tuesday, Oct. 15.
A state qualifier a year ago, South Winn hurdler Lexie Warth is already showing her determination to make a return trip in 2014. Last week the junior topped her competition at both Jesup and Decorah, adding the long jump title at Decorah to her early 2014 resume as well.
Competing for the first time outdoors, the Lady Warriors faced some stiff competition on Tuesday, April 8, at Jesup. Tallying 61.50 points, South Winn finished sixth as Cascade ran away with the team title with 147 points.
West Central boys’ track ran well Thursday, April 10 at Postville. The 10-team meet featured eight schools from the UIC, with the Blue Devils finishing eighth with 22 points. With points going to the top five placers in each event, South Winn beat Waukon by five, 139-134.5, with Postville third with 64 points.
James Niemann led the Blue Devils, winning the 400 hurdles and placing third in the 110 hurdles; he also scored two points by finishing fifth in the long jump.
Sam Annis earned four points for WC with his fourth-place finish in the 400 dash.
Danny Halva’s foot hits the finish line in the 3200, Tuesday, April 8, at Ed-Co with a time of 10:00.14, a personal-best by 22 seconds! the Bellevue runner in the back led the race from the second lap through the start of the last lap. However, Halva put on a burst to win going away. Friday in Waverly, Halva was the meet Co-MVP, winning the 1600 and 3200 while taking third in the 800. (Jerry Wadian photo)
NFV boys' track wins at Ed-Co Tuesday
By Jerry Wadian Sports Editor
The North Fayette girls managed to get in two track meets last week, running at Mason City on Tuesday, April 8, and at Dyersville Beckman on Friday.
Between the two meets, TigerHawk thinclads won five gold medals, a silver, and eight bronze.
Madison Creery roars down the backstretch in the 400-meter dash Friday, April 11, in Dyersville. She finished seventh in the field of 20 girls. Tuesday in Mason City, Creery won bronze in the 100 dash. In the Union’s recent track preview, Creery’s name was inadvertently left off the list of returning state qualifiers. In fact, the senior stalwart has been to the State Meet three times, running in the 4x100 and 4x200 in 2011, the 4x100 in 2012, and the 200-meter dash in 2013. (photo by the Dyersville Commercial)
There are 18 girls representing North Fayette Valley in its maiden year as a Class 3A girls’ golf team. On the links for NFV in 2014 will be (front, l-r) seniors Molly Vierow and Belle Hemesath; (middle) Liz Roach, Alison Leuchtenmacher, Hanna Moser, Alisha McTaggart, Kayleigh Koch, and McKenna Lembke; (back) head coach Robin Madole, Madison Imoehl, Kaylin Muggler, Kaitlin Grimm, Kiley Johansen, Mikayla Aylsworth, Bailey Moser, Kailee Prentice, Morgan Lauer, and Molly Wenthold. (Jerry Wadian photo)
With seven returning lettermen, the North Fayette Valley boys’ golf team there will be a wealth of experience, not to mention a lot of competition for varsity spots. The returning letterwinners include (front l-r) Brian Jensen, head coach Derek Heins, and Trevor Massman; (back) Brady Guyer, Noah Larson, Brady Ney, Steven Williams, and Dalton Lape. (Jerry Wadian photo)