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Wed
17
Jun

Swim Team opens with Decorah and rain

 

Kyler White powers his way in his part of the winning 8-and-under 100 medley relay Tuesday, June 9, against Decorah. White went on to add gold medals in three individual events. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Swim Team opens with Decorah and rain

 

 

The West Union Swim Team opened the season by meeting powerhouse Decorah Tuesday, June 9, in West Union, then getting rained out Thursday against Elkader/Strawberry Point; no makeup date for the meet had been set by press time.

Decorah with its 100+ swimmers was too deep for West Union, claiming a 532-200 victory.

W.U. coach Meredith Murray commented, “Our kids swam well and showed much improvement from last year.”

Wed
17
Jun

Jekyll-Hyde week for NFV BB

 

With the throw on the first-base side of the plate, NFV catcher Tate Hovden had to leap back toward home to nail this Clayton Ridge runner in the TigerHawks’ 8-5 win in game one Tuesday (June 9) in West Union. (Kris Van Sickle photo) 

 

Jekyll-Hyde week for NFV BB

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

It was very much a Jekyll-Hyde week for NFV baseball as it went 2-3. When the TigerHawks were good, they were very good, but errors made some of the scores look very lopsided.

Head coach Dan Hovden assessed the week, saying, “Too many errors and the mental ones were as big as the physical ones.”

The errors led to 22 unearned runs in five games.

Thu
11
Jun

Warriors take 3rd at State

 

The South Winneshiek boys’ golf team made its State Golf Meet debut Friday and Saturday, May 29-30, in Ames. The Warriors took third as a team, shooting 645 over the two-day, 36-hole competition. Members of the team include (l-r) coach Paul Jungblut, Anthony Emanuel, Tanner Kuennen, Logan Schweinefus, Jerod Heying, Nathan Winter, Blake Kuennen, and coach Doug Schweinefus. (Shanna Schweinefus photo)

 

Warriors take 3rd at State

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winn boys’ golf team took to the course for the final time this season at the State Golf Meet on Friday and Saturday in Ames.

The team finished third among the state’s best in Class 2A, shooting 645. Panorama took the top prize after blazing the course to the tune of 616 strokes, while Kuemper Catholic took runner-up honors with its 36-hole total of 633.

“For our first trip to State as a team, we finished well,” noted coach Doug Schweinefus. “There are always those shots you wish you could do over, but these six boys represented themselves and South Winneshiek very well.”

Thu
11
Jun

Warriors take 3rd at State

 

The South Winneshiek boys’ golf team made its State Golf Meet debut Friday and Saturday, May 29-30, in Ames. The Warriors took third as a team, shooting 645 over the two-day, 36-hole competition. Members of the team include (l-r) coach Paul Jungblut, Anthony Emanuel, Tanner Kuennen, Logan Schweinefus, Jerod Heying, Nathan Winter, Blake Kuennen, and coach Doug Schweinefus. (Shanna Schweinefus photo)

 

Warriors take 3rd at State

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winn boys’ golf team took to the course for the final time this season at the State Golf Meet on Friday and Saturday in Ames.

The team finished third among the state’s best in Class 2A, shooting 645. Panorama took the top prize after blazing the course to the tune of 616 strokes, while Kuemper Catholic took runner-up honors with its 36-hole total of 633.

“For our first trip to State as a team, we finished well,” noted coach Doug Schweinefus. “There are always those shots you wish you could do over, but these six boys represented themselves and South Winneshiek very well.”

Thu
11
Jun

Warriors shut out Vikings

 

Warrior shortstop Tyler Numedahl made a diving stop early in Wednesday’s cross-county rivalry game with Decorah. The senior was able to throw out the Decorah runner at second and helped lead South Winn to a 3-0 victory. (Zakary Kriener photo)

Warriors shut out Vikings

 

 

Zakary Kriener

zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

It was all Warriors Wednesday night in Calmar when the cross-county rival Decorah baseball team came to town. South Winn picked up the 3-0 win behind Jordan Rommes’ complete game, 10-strikeout performance on the mound.

Making his second start of the young season, Rommes did not allow a run to score throughout the duration of the game, keeping his season earned run average at 0.

The Warriors were clicking early when Tanner Kuennen drove in Rodney Schwartzhoff in the opening inning, giving South Winn a 1-0 lead.

Thu
11
Jun

SW softball knocks off Starmont

 

Warrior third baseman Jenna Elsbernd gets ready defensively in the background as pitcher Taylor Bucheit prepares to fire a pitch during game one of a doubleheader with Starmont Monday, June 1. The South Winn freshman struck out 21 batters and did not allow an earned run in the two games. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW softball knocks off Starmont

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek softball team played in front of a home crowd Monday, June 1, for the first time in the young 2015 season. The girls took advantage of the opportunity to impress in front of family and friends by picking up two wins over Starmont in the doubleheader.

Freshman Taylor Bucheit was on the pitcher’s mound for South Winn, going the full eight innings to get the win. Bucheit did not allow a single earned run while ringing up 16 of the 24 batters she faced.

Bucheit contributed to her own cause by driving in an RBI in the third inning.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, it was senior Brittany Shindelar who drove in the game-winning RBI and sealed the win.

Wed
10
Jun

Bright season ahead for Blue Devils

 

Playing for the 2015 West Central softball team are (front, l-r) Mary Michels (13), Lauren Fink (4), Kenzie Squires (21), Anna Barry (10), Braidyn Buhrow (11) and Jalyn Brownell (16); (back, l-r) Mary Scott (8), Bailey Bergman (27), Brianne Martin (24), Mary McDonough (28), Ayrrian Harsen (26) and Faith Stickfort (22)

 

Bright season ahead for Blue Devils

 

Head Coach Nick Robinson’s first two softball seasons with the West Central Blue Devils have been pretty underwhelming.

 

Robinson, a 2009 graduate of West Central, inherited a team that hasn’t had a winning season since 2001, when the Blue Devils went 16-15. Since 2006-2007, the most games the school has won in a season is 11, which they accomplished in back-to-back years in 2011 and 2012; last year the Devils finished with a 7-28 record. In fact, they have won just 59 games in the last nine years.

 

However, this year could finally be the year they break through that plateau with sound defense, patient hitting and pitchers that throw strikes and end their streak of 14 losing seasons.

 

The veteran coach believes what has hurt the program the most is inconsistent numbers, especially when it comes to having experienced upperclassmen to mix with talented younger players. For West Central, the lineup always seems to be on the younger side of the spectrum.

Wed
10
Jun

NFV baseball 5-1 on week

 

Seth Rupprecht hustles his 5’10” 250-pound frame into second base, sliding the final few feet to beat the throw on a fielder’s choice Monday, June 1, against Turkey Valley. As many football opponents have learned, the NFV junior is very agile and light on his feet for a big man. (Kris Van Sickle photo) 

 

NFV baseball 5-1 on week

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley went 5-1 in its first full week of baseball. Included in the list were wins over Clayton Ridge/Central, one of the preseason UIC favorites, and sixth-ranked New Hampton.

Along the way, Sam Danker accomplished an unusual feat, striking out 17 Turkey Valley batters – in just five innings! That means he fanned two over the normal limit. That happened because a pair of Trojans reached base on third-strike pitches that eluded the catcher.

The week started with a sweep of Turkey Valley Monday, June 1, in West Union. The TigerHawks won both games by identical, scores of 8-3.

Wed
10
Jun

Moser 14th at State Golf

 

Bailey Moser (right) poses with her golf coach Robin Madole and the State Participant plaque for winning the right to golf at the State Meet Monday and Tuesday (June 1-2) in Marshalltown. Later the North Fayette Valley junior earned more hardware after being named to the All-Tournament Second Team and the Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association’s Class 3A All-State Second Team. (Tammy Moser photo)

 

Moser 14th at State Golf

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley junior Bailey Moser finished 14th in the individual competition at the State Golf Tournament Monday and Tuesday (June 1-2) in Marshalltown.

The TigerHawk junior had a tough first day, carding a 50-44-94. That placed her 22nd overall for the day.

Head coach Robin Madole remarked, “Moser started rough with a 7-over-par on the first two holes.”

Madole went on to say, “I can’t say enough about her mental toughness. After the bad start, she came back to par the final three holes of the day.”

Wed
10
Jun

SB splits in TigerHawk Classic

 

This West Delaware runner thought it would be an easy run as she breaks from third on a wild pitch in Friday’s first tournament game for NFV. However, TigerHawk catcher Megan Gavin showed the athleticism that earned her All-State honors last year, as she was able to retrieve a long carom and get back to the plate in plenty of time to tag the runner for the final out and the end of a scoring threat. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

SB splits in TigerHawk Classic

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley split two games in its TigerHawk Softball Classic Friday and Saturday in West Union.

Earlier in the week, NFV won four conference games against Turkey Valley and Central/Elkader.

The TigerHawk Classic brought 14 teams to the diamonds at the Rec Complex and the high school field.

NFV faced four high-quality teams in earning a split.

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