South Winn’s Abby Phillips works hard for the offensive board and put-back in the Regional game versus MFL/MarMac on Saturday. The senior closed out her career with 10 points in the postseason game. (Becky Walz photo)
It wasn’t the ending that the Lady Warrior basketball team was looking for, but it ended nearly identical to the matchup early this season, as South Winn was pushed out of the postseason, 43-42, by MFL/MarMac.
Mother Nature interfered again, but that’s something to which the South Winn boys’ basketball team has become accustomed during the 2013-14 season. Monday, the Warriors were set to square off in the District opener versus North Fayette Valley, but due to the snowstorm that blessed Iowa, the game was postponed until ________.
Last week the Warriors split two games to start the week, defeating Waukon on Monday and falling to Postville at the buzzer on Tuesday at home.
Freshman Luke Massman was hoping for a wrestleback for a chance to compete at the state meet after throwing Nashua-Plainfield’s Isaac Masters in 1:55. However, it wasn’t meant to be as the South Winn wrestler finished the Saturday in third place. (Becky Walz photo)
Thursday the West Central girls’ basketball team bowed out of the postseason with a 60-36 loss to Kee High. Senior Madee Grimm led the Devil scorers with 12 points, including a pair of bombs from beyond the arc. (Sharon Pape photo)
The West Central girls’ basketball team bowed out of Regional action Thursday, Feb. 13, suffering a 60-36 loss to Kee High in Lansing.
The Blue Devils kept it close for eight minutes, trailing, 12-6, going into the second period. However, Kee went on a 19-8 run over the next eight minutes to put WC in a 31-14 hole by halftime, and the Devils could never get any closer.
North Fayette Valley forward Dakota Moore powers his way to the basket in recent action. The senior has provided real depth in the post. Last week, he came off the bench to score four points, grab a pair of rebounds and block a shot against Starmont. (Jerry Wadian photo)
With North Fayette Valley cheerleaders and crowd urging him on, Nick Baumler sets up round one opponent Seth Niichel of Charles City for the winning throw. In the crowd (l-r) are NFV FB coach Clint Rodgers, former wrestling coach Jim Guyer, assistant FB and SB coach Justin Heins, NFV boys’ golf coach Derick Heins, and assistant wrestling coach Moss. On the far right are NFV wrestlers Ethan Lape and Austin DeMuth. Baumler gos into the State tournament with a 38-match win streak. (Kris Van Sickle photo)
Monica Schwartzhoff is sandwiched by a pair of West Central defenders during South Winn’s contest on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The junior tallied eight points in the Lady Warriors’ 63-18 victory. (Becky Walz photo)
South Winn’s Landers Kuboushek works his way into pinning his West Fork opponent at the Sectional Wrestling Tournament in Nashua on Saturday. The sophomore had been ranked in the top 10 but finished the day in third, just missing a berth to advance to District competition. (Becky Walz photo)
“Just like every year, the Sectional Tournament is unpredictable, and anything can happen. Our guys know that the start of the postseason puts everyone at 0-0. If you win, you keep moving on; if you lose, you make things more difficult for yourself,” said SW coach Jake Elsbernd.