Sports

Wed
19
Feb

TigerHawks send 3 to State

 

With North Fayette Valley cheerleaders and crowd urging him on, Nick Baumler sets up round one opponent Seth Niichel of Charles City for the winning throw. In the crowd (l-r) are NFV FB coach Clint Rodgers, former wrestling coach Jim Guyer, assistant FB and SB coach Justin Heins, NFV boys’ golf coach Derick Heins, and assistant wrestling coach Moss. On the far right are NFV wrestlers Ethan Lape and Austin DeMuth. Baumler gos into the State tournament with a 38-match win streak. (Kris Van Sickle photo)

 

TigerHawks send 3 to State

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

In its first season of wrestling, North Fayette Valley will send three TigerHawk wrestlers to the State Wrestling Tournament at the Wells Fargo Center in Des Moines this week.

Wed
12
Feb

Four games, four wins for Lady Warriors

 

Monica Schwartzhoff is sandwiched by a pair of West Central defenders during South Winn’s contest on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The junior tallied eight points in the Lady Warriors’ 63-18 victory. (Becky Walz photo)

 

Four games, four wins for Lady Warriors

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winn girls’ basketball team is peaking at the right moment after playing four games in five days and winning all four, including a pair over Starmont.

vs. Starmont

Holding a 21-12 lead at halftime, the Lady Warriors were no match for Starmont in a quick-paced offensive onslaught that handed South Winn its first win of the busy week, 46-37.

Abby Phillips paced the scoring assault with 10 points and grabbed seven caroms.

Wed
12
Feb

Five matmen advance to Districts

 

South Winn’s Landers Kuboushek works his way into pinning his West Fork opponent at the Sectional Wrestling Tournament in Nashua on Saturday. The sophomore had been ranked in the top 10 but finished the day in third, just missing a berth to advance to District competition. (Becky Walz photo)

 

 

Five matmen advance to Districts

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

“Just like every year, the Sectional Tournament is unpredictable, and anything can happen. Our guys know that the start of the postseason puts everyone at 0-0. If you win, you keep moving on; if you lose, you make things more difficult for yourself,” said SW coach Jake Elsbernd.

Wed
12
Feb

Schweinefus beats buzzer on West Central

 

The Warrior bench is full of excitement as the winning basket is made by Trevor Schweinefus (not pictured), while West Central fans stare in disbelief in the background in Tuesday’s (Feb. 4) game. Pictured on the South Winn bench are (l-r) Carson Lensing, Logan Schweinefus, Treyton Jacobsen, Andre Walz, assistant coach Joel Hageman, and head coach Chris Streeter. (Becky Walz photo)

 

 

Schweinefus beats buzzer on West Central

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

With the season winding down, the Warrior basketball team had nothing short of a busy week with four games in five days, making for some tired legs by the end of the week as South Winn defeated Starmont in both outings and West Central, but falling to North Fayette Valley.

vs. Starmont

Wed
12
Feb

WC gals top Cedar Valley Christian

 

 

Erin Lehs drives the lane against three South Winn players on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Calmar. SW won the game, 63-18. (Becky Walz photo)

 

 

WC gals top Cedar Valley Christian

 

The West Central girls’ basketball team won its second game of the season Friday, Feb. 6, at Cedar Valley Christian, 56-53.

Earlier in the week, the Blue Devils lost at least two games.

Postville came to Maynard on Monday, Feb. 3, to claim a 42-36 win.

Tuesday and Thursday, the Devils were at South Winn and Starmont, respectively.

SW held the Devils to three points in the second half in a 63-18 win. There was no score from the Starmont game, and no statistics were available at press time for any of the contests.

On Thursday, Feb. 13, West Central travels to Kee High for the opening round of Regional action; game time will be at 7 p.m.

 

 

Wed
12
Feb

Lape signs with UIU for FB

 

Surrounded by his parents, Renee and Bob, Dalton Lape signs his national Letter of Intent to play football at Upper Iowa University. Both Bob and Renee are UIU alums. Afterwards Bob, who is the head football coach for North Fayette Valley said, “It’s a great moment anytime you can get a kid into a DII level program, but when it’s your son and your alma mater its very special, and I’m very proud. Lape quickly added, “But it was his decision. He has to live there, he has to play with the guys, so it’s his decision where he wants to play.” (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

 

Lape signs with UIU for FB

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Wed
12
Feb

TigerHawk gals have 5-game week

 

Leah Reierson drives by two South Winn Warriors on Thursday, Feb. 6, in West Union. The NFV senior led the team in rebounds with five and hit the only TigerHawk 3-pointer of the game; she also led the team in steals with four. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

 

TigerHawk gals have 5 game week

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

It was an exhausting week for the North Fayette Valley girls’ basketball squad, playing five games in six days. In fact, the girls have played seven games over the last nine days.

“We never even had time to get a practice in,” stated head coach Sean Leonard.

The TigerHawks went 1-4 on the week, winning the final game, Saturday, Feb. 8, over Wapsie Valley, 42-28.

Wed
12
Feb

TigerHawk boys down Warriors, Vikings

 

North Fayette Valley guard Trystan Riley drives by a South Winn defender in NFV’s Thursday, Feb. 6, victory over the Warriors. Riley had a 51 points in the four games last week, including 20 against SW. For the week, the junior went 9-12 from 3-point range. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

TigerHawk boys down Warriors, Vikings

The North Fayette boys’ basketball team split four games last week, downing Ed-Co and South Winn but falling to Clayton Ridge and Crestwood.

Trystan Riley had a big week for the TigerHawks, pouring in 51 points in the four contests, including nights of 18 and 20 points.

Wed
12
Feb

NFV sends 4 to Districts

 

Tyler Johansen controls the head of Oelwein’s Travis McMillan in the Sectional title round at 220. Johansen won the championship for NFV by dominating his Husky opponent, 15-3. (Jerry Wadian photo)

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor

jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

NFV sends 4 to Districts

North Fayette Valley came out of the Class 2A Sectional Wrestling Meet by advancing four grapplers to this week’s District Meet Saturday, Feb., 15 in New Hampton.

Nick Baumler (160), Tyler Johansen (220), and Dalton Lape (Hwt) all won two matches apiece to win their respective weight classes; all three are ranked in the top 10 in Class 2A. Zach Bruns, ranked fourth at 138, lost in the title match to the third-ranked wrestler, but he advances as the runner-up at 138.

Wed
05
Feb

Warriors third in UIC with TV 79-51 victory

 

Lining up the shot for South Winn is junior Tanner Kuennen. The Warriors came out on top in the contest, running out to an early 28-12 advantage after only one quarter of play.

 

 

Warriors third in UIC with TV victory

 

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

Mother Nature intervened again. Instead of playing a trio of conference games last week, the South Winn boys’ basketball team was left to settle for one, but it was a big rival win over neighboring Turkey Valley, 79-51.

The Warriors put up a first quarter that tops all others this season with 28 points; Trevor Schweinefus scored 15 of those for South Winn.

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