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Thu
02
Jan

TigerHawks top 2013 news

 

The whole-grade sharing agreement that produced the North Fayette Valley TigerHawks was celebrated with the mascot logo painted on the football field in Columbia blue, black and silver for all to see. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

 

TigerHawks top 2013 news

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

If one looks back at the sporting news in 2013, one story dominates the headlines: the whole-grade sharing agreement between North Fayette and Valley Community.

With the agreement, a new school, logo, fight song, mascot, etc. were created. The two schools agreed to become the North Fayette Valley TigerHawks, starting with the 2013-14 school year.

Such a momentous change dwarfs any attempt to pick the other nine top stories. So, let us examine the highlights of 2013 as they happened.

 

Thu
26
Dec

Warrior matmen 2-2 at Jesup

 

South Winn’s Ben Meyer works to get the advantage over a wrestler at the recent SW Invite. The sophomore was the only SW man at Jesup on Tuesday, Dec. 17, to wrestle and win all four duals. (Becky Walz photo)

 

 

 

Warrior matmen 2-2 at Jesup

 

Becky Walz
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

With the small squad improving daily, the South Winn wrestling team traveled to Jesup on Tuesday, Dec. 17, and finished 2-2 in dual competition.

Facing an even smaller Belle Plaine squad, Luke Massman (120) and Ben Meyer (160) were the only two Warriors to take the mat, both winning by falls. SW shut out Belle Plaine, 60-0, to take the team victory.

Thu
26
Dec

Lady Warriors move to 4-1 in UIC

 

Sophomore Becca Hertges goes up for an easy layup late for two of her four points in the home contest between South Winn and Kee High, on Tuesday, Dec. 17. (Becky Walz photo)

 

 

Lady Warriors move to 4-1 in UIC

 

Becky Walz
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

The Lady Warriors have been on fire as of late in UIC competition, shooting the Kee Hawks down, 49-36, at home on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

It was a tight contest between SW and Kee as Payton Poshusta paved the way in scoring seven of the Lady Warriors’ first-quarter points. A pair of Kee High charity tosses with nine seconds remaining knotted the score, 9-9.

Thu
26
Dec

SW boys remain undefeated in UIC action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warriors Logan Schweinefus (l), Christian Kleve (24), and Tyler Numedahl (32) scramble for the control of the basketball on an offensive rebound in Tuesday’s (Dec. 17) game between South Winn and Kee High. (Becky Walz photo)

 

SW boys remain undefeated in UIC action

 

Becky Walz
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

The Warriors split last week on the court, but remained one of the only two undefeated teams in the UIC with a 73-53 win over Kee High on Tuesday. Saturday’s nonconference tussle with with New Hampton was a bit lopsided as South Winn had an unusual amount of turnovers in their passing game to fall, 65-33.

vs. Kee High

Thu
26
Dec

Upper Iowa BB swept in Winona

 

UIU basketball swept in Winona


 

 

The Upper Iowa Women’s and Men’s basketball teams suffered losses Saturday, Dec. 21, at Winona State.

The women lost, 60-44, while the men lost 78-68, despite outscoring the Warriors by six in the second half.

In the womens’ game, Whitney Kieffer led the Peacocks with 17 points. Lindsay Carroll added 11 points.

The women had a rough night from the field, shooting just 28 percent.

UIU is now 3-3 in the NSIC and 4-6 overall.

The men dug themselves a deep hole in the first half, trailing 49-33 at the break.

Senior Joey Woods was the only Peacock in double figures with 18 points.

 The UIU men enter the Holiday break at 2-4 in the NSIC and 4-8 overall.

Thu
26
Dec

WC girls fall to Trojans, 45-18

 

Kaitlyn Ruff makes a drive to the basket on a fast break at West Central’s road tussle with Turkey Valley on Monday, Dec. 16. The senior pulled down five boards and had one steal in the Devil’s effort. (Sharon Pape photo)

 

 

WC girls fall to Trojans, 45-18


 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor

jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

The West Central girls dropped a 45-18 conference basketball game Monday, Dec. 16, at Turkey Valley.

Once again, shooting woes and turnovers plagued the Devils. WC was 7-40 from the field and allowed the Trojans to steal 21 passes.

Jenni Hollinrake led the offense with eight points; Erin Lehs added five points.

Thu
26
Dec

Early hole too much for WC boys

 

Early hole too much for WC boys

 

West Central’s Ethan Fink fires off the basketball outside the paint at Turkey Valley on Monday, Dec. 16. The sophomore was the Devil’s second-leading scorer with 15 points and a trio of caroms. (Sharon Pape photo)

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor

jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

The West Central boys’ basketball team dug itself an early hole Monday, Dec. 16, in Jackson Junction and could never recover in a 54-48 loss to Turkey Valley.

The Trojans jumped to a 26-9 lead by the end of the first eight minutes. WC rallied to trail by five, 32-27, by halftime.

However, TV added five points to the lead in the third quarter and hung on for the win.

Both teams fired the ball from outside with the Devils going 6-14 from 3-point range, while the hosts were 8-18. TV also outrebounded WC, 35-23.

Thu
26
Dec

TigerHawk wrestlers 2nd at North Linn

 

TigerHawk wrestlers 2nd at North Linn

 

Fourth-ranked Tyler Johansen hip roles this recent opponent with ease. The TigerHawk 220 pounder won another tournament title Saturday, Dec. 21, with three wins and a bye at the Lynx Invitational at North Linn. (Becky Walz photo)

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

North Fayette Valley wrestlers finished second at the Lynx Invitational Saturday, Dec. 21, at North Linn. Wilton, ranked third in Class 1A, won the tourney with 214.5 points. The TigerHawks were 22 points behind the winners but 14½ points ahead of third-place Williamsburg.

Wed
18
Dec

SW takes nail-biter from Eagles, 45-44

 

South Winn’s Abby Phillips (20) hauls in the offensive board while sophomore Joclyn Bushman boxes out an Eagle defender during Friday’s nail-biting 45-44 UIC win over Clayton Ridge. (Becky Walz photo)

 

 

 

 

 

SW takes nail-biter from Eagles, 45-44

 

They had two wins in UIC action, but the Lady Warriors really wanted the third over a well-coached Waukon team. However, they fell a bit short last week.

vs. West Central

South Winn danced into Maynard on Tuesday, Dec. 10, looking to get back on the winning track, and punished West Central to no end, defeating the Blue Devils, 57-12.

The Lady Warriors took a commanding 32-12 lead at halftime and held WC scoreless in the second half, led by Brittany Shindelar’s 19 points and Payton Poshusta’s 11.

Wed
18
Dec

SW takes fifth at home Invite

 

Warrior 182 lb. wrestler Landers Kuboushek gets the near-fall over Patrick Tajarin of Central Elkader as older brothers Easton (l) and Sawyer react to the action at Saturday's South Winn Invitational. (Becky Walz photo)

 

SW takes fifth at home Invite

 

With three guys in the finals and three more wrestling for third, SW head coach Jacob Elsbernd was happy with how his team competed on Saturday, finishing fifth of the 10 teams at the annual South Winn Invitational.

Landers Kuboushek and Chris Brincks each ended the day with a title, while Ryan Hageman finished second.

“I am very pleased about how our guys wrestled this weekend,” said Elsbernd. “We are starting to wrestle with some confidence and that can play a big role in the results of matches.”

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