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Wed
26
Feb

Devil boys done in by Dons

West Central's Ethan Steinbronn led his team with 23 points in the District contest on Saturday versus Don Bosco. (Sharon Pape photo)

 

Devil boys done in by Dons

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

The West Central boys’ foray into Class 1A District 5 basketball action was a short one as Don Bosco edged the Devils, 45-42, Saturday, Feb. 22, in Dunkerton.

The game was originally set for Thursday, but the rain, snow, and high winds caused a postponement.

When the two teams finally faced each other, the game turned out to be a thriller.

The Dons opened with a 10-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, but WC rallied to take a slim 24-23 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Wed
26
Feb

NFV boys battle District foes and weather

 

Surrounded by four of South Winn’s five starters, Lincoln Johansen goes up to score for North Fayette Valley. The TigerHawk senior had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds to help beat the archrival Warriors, 67-62, in Tuesday’s (Feb. 18) District playoff game. (Becky Walz photo)

 

NFV boys battle District foes and weather

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley boys’ basketball team had to face Warriors and Little Cyclones last week, but first had to battle Old Man Winter in Class 2A District 7 playoff action.

Wed
26
Feb

2 on the stand

 

Nick Baumler (left) and Tyler Johansen smile as they wear their medals after finishing seventh and fifth, respectively, at the State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines over the weekend. Johansen, a junior, tied Blake Suckow’s record for wins in a season with 41; however, Baumler won 42 this year to become the new record holder. (Kris Van Sickle photo)

 

2 on the stand

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley wrestling squad celebrated its first season on the mat with two of its own ascending the awards stand as top eight wrestlers in the state at The State Wrestling Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines Saturday, Feb. 22.

Wed
19
Feb

Postseason slips away from SW, 43-42

 

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)

 

Postseason slips away from SW, 43-42

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

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.

vs. MFL/MarMac

Wed
19
Feb

Warriors ready for postseason

 

South Winn’s Andre Walz (54) stretches for an offensive rebound as a Pirate defender snatches it from his hand in Tuesday’s final UIC contest. (Becky Walz photo)

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Warriors ready for postseason

 

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.

vs. Waukon

Wed
19
Feb

Hageman, Brincks punch tickets to State

 

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)

 

 

Hageman, Brincks punch tickets to State

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

“Saturday was an exciting day for wrestling fans and South Winn wrestling,” noted SW coach Jacob Elsbernd. “We had an outstanding week of practice and had five very focused individuals wrestling.”

Wed
19
Feb

Blue Devils bow out at Kee

 

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)

 

 

Blue Devil gals bow out at Kee

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

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.

Wed
19
Feb

WC boys to face Dons at District

WC boys to face Dons at District

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central boys’ basketball team will face Don Bosco Thursday, Feb. 20, in Dunkerton.

The 6:30 p.m. contest is the first round for both teams in the Class 1A District 5 playoffs.

The winner will square off against the winner of the Turkey Valley, Valley Lutheran and Janesville side of the bracket. That semifinal game will be held at 6:30 pm. on Thursday, Feb. 20, in Dunkerton.

The District title will be decided in Cedar Falls at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. The other teams in the bracket include Waterloo Christian, Riceville, Dunkerton, Tripoli, and Nashua-Plainfield.

Wed
19
Feb

NFV boys end regular season

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

NFV boys end regular season

 

 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The North Fayette Valley boys’ basketball team ended the regular season with a pair of UIC wins. Tuesday, NFV beat Starmont, 60-43, and Friday it knocked off Turkey Valley, 45-33.

Tuesday at home, the TigerHawks swamped Starmont, 60-43.

NFV built a 20-12 first-quarter lead, but the Stars rallied in the next quarter to tie the game at 28-28.

Wed
19
Feb

TigerHawks gals end season

 

 

 

TigerHawks gals end season

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The North Fayette Valley girls ended their basketball season Saturday, Feb. 15, in Cresco as the TigerHawks fell victim to the second-ranked Cadets of Crestwood, 51-29.

NFV fell into a deep hole early as the Cadets stormed to a 14-2 lead in the first quarter.

It seemed as if the TigerHawks had sorted things out over the next eight minutes, playing their hosts to an 8-8 standoff in the second quarter.

However, the NFV offense was shut out in the third quarter to end any chance of a monumental upset.

To the girls’ credit, they never gave up, outscoring the Cadets, 19-13, in the final quarter.

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