As a senior, Regan Wolverton knows how rough it can be in the lane. However, that did not stop her Saturday night as she gets clobbered trying for two. Wolverton made one of two from the charity stripe, finishing with eight points and five rebounds. (Jerry Wadian photo)
The North Fayette Valley boys’ basketball team played three games last week. They had a tough time on the road, losing at Clayton Ridge, 68-43, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and at New Hampton, 69-31, Saturday night.
The TigerHawks notched a UIC win Friday night by beating Kee High, 71-55, in West Union.
Friday’s win saw NFV score the first nine points of the game and take a 21-9 lead by the end of the first eight minutes. The TigerHawks never looked back as they outscored Kee in three of the four quarters.
North Fayette Valley’s Nick Baumler has control of Denver/Tripoli’s Connor Vogt during the first round of the South Winn Invitational Saturday, Dec. 14, in Calmar. Baumler, ranked ninth in Class 2A, earned a pin in 3:26 on his way to a championship. (Becky Walz photo)
NFV wrestlers win all 6 duals, 2nd at SW
North Fayette Valley wrestlers had a busy week on the mat, sweeping a pair of triangulars in Oelwein on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and on Friday, Dec. 13.
Saturday, the TigerHawks placed second at the South Winn Invitational in Calmar. Nick Baumler and Tyler Johansen each won a title at the Invite.
Tuesday in Oelwein, the TigerHawks downed Oelwein, 45-21, Nashua-Plainfield, 52-19, and Postville, 69-6.
Colton Blue, Zach Bruns, Austen DeMuth, Baumler, and Johansen each won three matches while Dalton Lape pinned twice and won by forfeit, and David Jellings had a decision and two wins by forfeit.
CUTLINE: The North Fayette Valley high school library temporarily turned a little red Monday, Nov. 18 as Morgan Huinker signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for the v-Hawks of Viterbo University in LaCrosse, Wisc. At the signing were (l-r) Josh Blietz and Morgan’s mother, Nedra Blietz, Morgan, and her father Terry Huinker. (Jerry Wadian photo)
North Fayette Valley is going to the UNI-Dome for a state semifinal football game in its first year of existence. The TigerHawks will face top-ranked Iowa City Regina Saturday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. in Cedar Falls. Regina is 12-0 and riding a 54-game win streak.
To get to the Dome, NFV used its bruising running game to defeat South Winn, 49-14, in the quarterfinal game Friday, Nov. 8, in West Union.
The TigerHawks won the initial meeting, 44-34, in the memorable, lightning-delayed, game earlier in the season.
The weather was also bad in the rematch as the wind whipped from the southeast at 25-35 mph. Fans didn’t mind, and it was a full house in the Steve Story Athletic Complex.
Upper Iowa football assured itself of its first winning season since 1999 when it defeated Wayne State University, 23-21, Saturday, Nov. 9, in Wayne, Neb.
The win also marks the first winning season for the team since moving provisionally to DII in 2003. UIU was granted full DII membership in 2005 and joined the NSIC in 2006.
Current head football coach Tom Shea joins Paul Rudolph as the only winning football coaches since 1966!
The Peacocks were sluggish in the first half, trailing WSU, 13-0 at one point in the second quarter. UIU’s first score of the half was a safety by Jordan Andera. The South Winn alum blocked a Wildcat PAT kick and ran it back 98 yards for two points.
Upper Iowa added a TD of its own in the final minute of the half to trail by five, 13-8, going into the second half of play.
North Fayette Valley, ranked 8th, had a defensive clash last night against the Hudson Pirates with a final score of 22-13. They will play Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 against Nashua-Plainfield with homefield advantage. Check back for a complete game breakdown this afternoon.