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)
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)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)