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Wed
27
May

Warriors compete on blue oval

Nathan Ward makes the exchange to Treyton Jacobsen in the 4x200 finals. The Warrior relay, also consisting of Mitchell Herold and Ben Meyer, finished eighth in the event at the State Track Meet in Des Moines with a time of 1:32.03.

 

 

 

Warriors compete on blue oval

 

 

Zakary Kriener

zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Thirteen individuals from South Winneshiek High School, competing in 12 different events, made the trip south to Des Moines for the 2015 State Track and Field Meet last Wednesday evening.

For the 13 Warriors competing at the meet, it was time for their hard work and season-long dedication to finally pay off. The goals that have been at the top of each and every one’s lists all year were now within reach.

Wed
27
May

Next stop for SW boys: State

 

Senior Tanner Kuennen banks in a putt on his way to carding an 81 at Districts, which were held at Fox Ridge Golf Course in Dike. Kuennen and the Warriors took first as a team, shooting 318. (submitted photo)

 

Next stop for SW boys: State

 

 

Zakary Kriener

zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

When the South Winneshiek boys’ golf team departed Calmar Friday morning, May 22, it had only one thing on its mind – winning. The boys knew they would be competing in the toughest District in the state and that it would take their best outing of the season. That is exactly what they delivered.

The Class 2A No. 3-ranked Warriors shot 318 as a team, good enough to make them District champions and advance them to the State competition this weekend in Ames.

Wed
27
May

Martin leads WC girls

Martin leads WC girls

 

 

Brianna Martin led the West Central girls’ golf team in Regional golf action Monday, May 18, in Nashua.

The freshman shot a 65 on the front nine and a sparkling 53 on the back nine for an 18-hole total of 118.

Kenzie Squires finished her freshman season with a 66-60-126. Senior Mary Scott was third for the Blue Devils with her rounds of 72-63-135.

Mary McDonough and Cheridan Brickman tied for fourth with rounds of 143. Brickman shot a 72-71, while McDonough carded a 73-70.

Ann Walenceus came in with rounds of 74-75-149.

As a team, the Devils were sixth in the seven-team field with a 522. Only Walenceus is a senior, so the future looks bright for Devil golf.

Wed
27
May

Creery earns first-ever point for NFV girls

 

In her first toss of the day on Friday, three-time State Track performer Emily Creery launches the discus over 117 feet. The throw would stand up for eighth place and a team point, the first ever scored by a TigerHawk girl. Creery has also thrown the shot at a State Meet.

 

Creery earns first-ever point for NFV girls

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

Emily Creery’s first throw in the discus sailed 117’11”, good enough for eighth place and one team point. It was the first point ever scored at the State Track Meet for the TigerHawk girls’ program. 

It was the only point for the 2015 team, but it placed NFV in a three-way tie for 56th. Clayton Ridge won its first-ever State title, and the UIC had a total of three teams score points as MFL/MM was tied for 28th with eight points.

Wed
27
May

Halva scores 10 points for NFV boys

 

The race for a bronze medal in the 1600 came down to NFV junior Danny Halva and Monticello’s Matt Maternach. Afterwards, both runners collapsed on the Blue Oval with Halva a step behind to place fourth, earning the TigerHawks five team points. Halva, who ran a personal-best in the 1600, also placed fourth in the 3200 to earn a total of 10 points for his team. It was the second straight year that Halva has scored points in the 3200, finishing sixth last year.

 

Halva scores 10 points for NFV boys

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley boys’ team scored 10 points to finish in a four-way tie for 20th in Class 2A at the State Track Meet in Des Moines last Thursday through Saturday. 

As expected, West Burlington Notre Dame dominated the field with 107 points, twice as many as Monticello had in winning last year.

All of the TigerHawks’ points came from the legs of Danny Halva, who finished fourth in both the 1600 and 3200.

Wed
20
May

Warrior boys' golf advances

 

South Winn senior Blake Kuennen helped the Warrior boys advance to Districts Friday, May 22, at Dike. The boys placed third in the loaded Sectional, shooting 310 as a team. (submitted photo)

 

Warrior boys' golf advances

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.co

 

 

The South Winneshiek boys’ golf team traveled to Legends Trail Golf Course in Parkersburg last Friday to compete in Sectional play.

The field of competition featured five of the top 11 ranked teams in Class 2A. The Warriors managed to bring home third place, shooting 310. Because host Aplington-Parkersburg took first as a team, three teams advance to Districts Friday, May 22, at Dike.

Wed
20
May

Warrior girls advance to Regional final

 

Warrior freshman Jaden Schweinefus sinks a putt in recent South Winn golf action. Monday at the Class 2A Regional Meet she carded a 91 to take medalist honors and lead the Warrior girls to a second-place team finish. (submitted photo)

Warrior girls advance to Regional final

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.co

 

 

The South Winneshiek girls’ golf team has been steadily improving over the course of the spring. The young girls’ team took a big leap Monday, placing second in the Class 2A Region 4A Sectional Meet at Backbone Golf and Country Club in Strawberry Point.

The girls shot 414 as a team, not far off the mark of 398 set by host Starmont.

Wed
20
May

SW to be represented in 12 events at State

 

South Winn’s Ben Meyer showed up in a big way Friday, May 15, at Osage for the State Qualifying Meet. The junior qualified to compete in three events at State, including the long jump, 400-meter hurdles, and as the anchor of the 4x200 relay. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

 

SW to be repesented in 12 events at State

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The South Winn boys’ and girls’ track teams traveled to Osage Friday, a day after the event was postponed due to weather.

The Warrior boys took third place as a team, sending seven events on to State competition this weekend, beginning Thursday, May 21, in Des Moines. The girls took runner-up honors as a team and will send five events to State.

The boys’ squad will advance at least one competitor to State in all four field events after five athletes finished within the top two of the four events.

Senior Jordan Rommes took gold honors in the high jump after clearing 6’02”. He was also runner-up in the discus with a throw of 142’02”.

Rommes’ discus throw was bested only by teammate Carson Lensing, who threw 155’09” to take first place. Lensing also had a great showing in the shot put, placing first with a throw of 49’05.5”.

Ben Meyer earned second place in the long jump after he cleared 20’03”. The junior also advanced to State competition in the 400-meter hurdles after claiming first place with a time of 56.30.

In addition, the Warrior boys will send a pair of relay teams to Des Moines this weekend. The 4x100 team of Lensing, Treyton Jacobsen, Mitchell Herold, and Rommes took fourth place with a time of 45.02. The 4x200 squad of Nathan Ward, Jacobsen, Herold, and Meyer will also advance after turning in a time of 1:32.51 for third place.

“Going into the night, I felt we had an outside chance of finishing fifth as a team,” said head coach Scott Conway. “Thanks to how hard everyone competed, we were able to outperform our seeding.”

Conway also noted the seniors’ efforts, displaying one of greatest nights of their careers.

The Warrior girls also also wrapped up the regular season in fine fashion, finishing runner-up in both the Conference and Regional meets.

Senior Brittany Shindelar set the pace for the girls, qualifying for State in the shot put and discus. She threw 40’07” in the shot put to take first and 117’04” in the discus to be runner-up.

Junior Becca Hertges will also advance to State in the shot put after her runner-up throw of 38’.

Lexie Warth made it three consecutive years of qualifying for State in the 100-meter hurdles. The senior earned first place with a time of 16.52.

Sophomore Josie Kriener took third in the 1500-meter run with a time of 5:04.38 to qualify for State. Kriener is also a member of the State-qualifying 4x800 team. The squad of Tiana Bullerman, Kriener, RaeAnn Klimesh, and Felicity Taylor placed second with a time of 9:55.81.

“Our girls performed exceptionally well,” affirmed head coach Kevin Kearney. “We qualified everything we expected to qualify, including events we thought would be on the bubble.”

Wed
20
May

WC girls end golf season

WC girls end golf season

 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The West Central girls’ golf team ended its season Monday, May 18, at the Nashua Town & Country Club in Nashua.

Playing in the Class 1A Region 4B Tournament, the Devils finished sixth in the seven-team field with a team score of 522.

Individual West Central scores were unavailable at press time, however, none of the girls qualified to play as individuals in the Regional final next week.

Wed
20
May

WC golfs at boys' Sectional

 

The West Central boys’ golf team poses one last time before going to the Sectional Golf Tournament Friday in Strawberry Point. Grouped behind the sign of their home course, Big Rock Country Club in Fayette, are (l-r) Sam Hepperle, Ethan Fink, Andrew Sharff, Dustin Gordon, and Brady Forsyth. Not pictured is Jack McDonough. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

WC golfs at boys' Sectional

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central boys’ golf team finished the season with Sectional play at the Backbone course in Strawberry Point.

Host Starmont won with a 318. Wapsie Valley (346) and Central/Elkader (367) also advance to District competition.

West Central’s top four golfers combined for a 393.

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