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.
Fans of TigerHawk football got a treat late last week as the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) released the 2014 schedule.
North Fayette Valley knew it would be a tough year as it moved up from Class 1A to Class 2A. state runner-up Waukon, and New Hampton, the only team that beat Waukon during the regular season, was in the District 3 with NFV. Also competing will be Beckman, Columbus, Oelwein, and Center Point-Urbana.
Now TH fans know that the three non conference foes for the next two years will be Decorah, Independence, and Osage.
Virginia McGuire was queen of the alley at Lilac Lanes in West Union. The Clermont resident won the All-Events crown at the recent Women’s City Bowling Tournament. McGuire has also held the post of secretary for many years; it is because of her prompt reporting that bowling results can appear in area papers. (Jerry Blue photo)
Former Valley coach Lowell Lyngaas celebrates the news that he is a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s (NHSACA) Coach of the Year award in girls’ cross country. Lyngaas waited several weeks to make the public announcement for when North Fayette Valley played basketball at Postville, so the girls from Valley could be present and could share in the moment. As Lyngaas explained, “After all, without them and all the girls who preceded them at Valley, I wouldn’t be up for the award; they are the ones who really made this honor possible.” With Coach Lyngaas are (clockwise from back) Jade Daughton, Shelby Lehmann, Leah Reierson and Kim Rounds. (Jerry Wadian photo)
The annual UIC Senior All-Star Games have been scheduled for Friday, March 28.
The first event will begin at 6 p.m. with the girls’ game and a boys’ 3-point contest at halftime.
At 7 p.m. there will be the girls’ free throw contest, followed by the 2-ball contest. The boys’ game will start at 7:45 p.m. with the girls’ 3-point contest at halftime. The evening concludes with the slam-dunk contest.
There will be trophies for the winners of each contest, and all participating seniors will receive a free T-shirt.
Admission is a mere $3 for a fun-filled evening of basketball.
Upper Iowa University qualified five wrestlers for the NCAA DII Championships March 14-15 in Cleveland, Ohio.
The five Peacocks earned the honor by finishing in the top five of their respective weight classes at the Super Regional Friday and Saturday (Feb. 28-March 1) in Edmond, Okla.
Carl Broghammer (197) and Edwin Cooper (149) both finished second, while Matt Paulus (133), Jordan Roths (141), and Logan Hopp (285) placed fifth. Broghammer and Cooper were ranked second at their respective weights, and both lost by two points to the number-one seed.
It was a great exhibition of wrestling for South Winn at the 2014 State Wrestling Meet in Des Moines last weekend as both Ryan Hageman and Chris Brincks made the podium Saturday night in their respective weight classes.
After a one-day postponement, the South Winn boys’ basketball team felt ready for the scrub matchup versus North Fayette Valley for the right to continue in the postseason, but it was a slow start for the Warriors on Tuesday, Feb. 18.