NFV’s Brandon Fenneman tries for two against West Central Friday, Jan. 31 in Maynard. The junior didn’t get the bucket, but did haul down six rebounds. He added three more boards and two points against Oelwein on Saturday. (Jerry Wadian photo)
The North Fayette Valley boys’ basketball team had two second-half rallies fall short last week. The TigerHawks lost a pair of road games, falling at West Central, 52-46, on Friday, Jan. 31, and 62-41 the next day in Oelwein.
Friday in Maynard, the TigerHawks’ late rally was a case of too little, too late.
Hanna Moser has been coming off the bench to add quality minutes in the post. Here, the NFV junior glides between a pair of West Central defenders Friday, Jan. 31, to score two of her six points; she also had fur rebounds and a block. The next day in Oelwein, Moser led the team in rebounds with six, while scoring six more points and blocking a shot. (Jerry Wadian photo)
The North Fayette Valley girls’ basketball team split a pair of road games last week. Friday, Jan. 31, they won a UIC matchup at West Central, 45-34, and the next day dropped a 40-34 decision in Oelwein.
Last week was a week of ups and downs for the South Winn boys’ basketball team, nearly defeating powerhouse MFL/MarMac, and then claiming victories over Postville on Friday and North Fayette Valley on Saturday.
It was a battle of the treys Tuesday, Jan. 21, as South Winn and MFL/MM battled, tallying a total of 19 three-pointers in the contest. And in the end a trey was the decision-maker as MFL/MM drained the ball at the buzzer to defeat SW, 63-60.
Ethan Kipp (220) takes his Waukon opponent off his feet in recent Warrior wrestling action. Last week, the South Winn junior tallied 6-1 match record in versus some of the state’s toughest competition. (Becky Walz photo)
The weather outside might be frightful, but inside the Warrior wrestling team is gearing up for postseason competition. South Winn hit the road Tuesday, Jan. 21, and fell to North Butler and Nashua-Plainfield.
Landers Kuboushek (182) and Ethan Kipp (220) threw both of their opponents in their respective dual matches.
South Winn’s Abby Phillips (21) looks to take the ball up strong to the hope despite the Bulldog defender in her way. The senior tallied 11 points and four boards against MFL/MarMac on Tuesday, Jan. 21. (Becky Walz photo)
Two more UIC wins for Lady Warriors
Two out of three wins usually isn’t bad, but the South Winn girls’ basketball team really wanted the win on Tuesday, Jan. 21, versus MFL/MarMac. However, SW was conquered in the final minutes, 60-56. The Lady Warriors regained their composure and claimed a pair of UIC victories later in the week over Postville and North Fayette Valley.
It was a total team effort on the road Tuesday, Jan. 21, as six different Lady Warriors scored in the first quarter to put SW on top, 12-10.
It was Pack-the-Gym Night Friday, Jan. 24, in Maynard. However the visiting Clayton Ridge Eagles put a damper on the enthusiastic crowd by sweeping the Blue Devils. The gals lost, 48-28, and the boys lost a nail-biter, 60-56.
The boys started fast, taking a 17-12 lead into the second quarter, but the Eagles took over the lead in the next eight minutes, outscoring WC, 15-8.
The Devils also lost the third stanza, 18-15, but managed to keep it close, winning the final eight minutes, 16-15.
The Devils did a lot right against the 9-3 Eagles, including outrebounding the visitors, 26-19; however, CR had seven offensive boards to three for the Blue Devils. The Eagles were just 22-60 from the field while WC was 24-38.
The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) has released the 2014-15 district football assignments.
As expected, North Fayette Valley moves up to Class 2A. The TigerHawks are in District 3. For the next two years they will face Beckman, Columbus, Center Point-Urbana, New Hampton, Oelwein, and Waukon.
The new district is loaded with quality teams. Waukon, coached by former Valley head man Chad Beermann, was the Class 2A runner-up last season. Along the way Waukonbeat Beckman and New Hampton; Center Point- Urbana lost to New Hampton in round one of the playoffs.
Alex Callahan drives by a hapless Postville defender to deliver a thunderous dunk in North Fayette Valley’s 60-52 loss Tuesday (Jan. 21) to the Pirates. Callahan led the TigerHawks with 10 points; he also blocked four shots. (Jerry Wadian photo)
A determined Regan Wolverton fends off a Postville defender as she drives to the bucket. Wolverton led the TigerHawks in scoring (12 points), assists (3), and steals (3) Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Postville. (Jerry Wadian photo)