North Fayette Valley sophomore Rebecca “Becca” Miller flips the ball around an MFL/MM player for two of her nine points in Friday’s (Jan. 17) loss to the Bulldogs. Miller’s left-handed layup for the lead with 18.8 seconds remaining hit the rim but bounced off. (Jerry Wadian photo)
It was a week that could have been a real boost for the North Fayette Valley girls’ basketball team. Just two more points per game and the TigerHawks would have racked up two UIC wins, rather than fall to 2-5 in the conference.
The TigerHawks lost at Elkader on Monday, Jan. 13 and at home on Friday by one point in each game. Elkader won, 39-38, and the MFL/MM Bulldogs went home with a 40-39 victory.
As Austin Callahan seems to fly to the basket, all the MFL/MM players can do is gape in amazement. The sophomore canned two of his six points for NFV in Friday’s 49-44 loss to the seventh-ranked Bulldogs. (Jerry Wadian photo)
The North Fayette Valley boys’ basketball team split a pair of UIC games last week, beating Central, 60-56, Monday, Jan. 13, in Elkader. Friday, the TigerHawks gave seventh-ranked MFL/MM all it could handle before the Bulldogs prevailed, 49-44.
Saturday’s makeup game against South Winn had to be postponed for a second time due to the weather; it will be made up on Sat., Jan. 25, in Calmar.
Becca Franzen (l) and Megan Elsbernd stick to the Cougar player like glue on a end-line trap early in last week’s conference competition between South Winn and Sumner-Fredericksburg. (Becky Walz photo)
Trevor Schweinefus rises above the Cougar defenders in the second half of Tuesday’s (Jan. 7) conference road game. The Warrior senior led the team with 16 points and pulled down eight caroms. (Becky Walz photo)
Resuming conference action last week, the Warrior basketball team had the fight of the season, down to the final second versus Sumner-Fredericksburg. Despite the disappointing loss, South Winn rebounded and manhandled Riceville later in the week.
South Winn junior Ethan Kipp works to turn Mike Krueger of Denver-Tripoli in the opening round of D-T’s Tourney. Kipp worked his way through the championship bracket to finish second at 220 lbs. after beating third-ranked Tyler Johansen (NFV) in the semifinals. (Kris Van Sickle photo)
After posting his 100th high school win on the mat at Postville Thursday, North Fayette Valley senior wrestler Dalton Lape posed with his proud parents, Bob and Renee Lape of West Union. (Mike Van Sickle photo)
The TigerHawk wrestling team started 2014 like it ended 2013 – with a dual win. The team also finished sixth at the Panther Invite in Tripoli on Saturday, Jan. 11. The TigerHawks crowned two champions in Zach Bruns and Nick Baumler.
NFV opened the year by beating MFL/MM and host Postville in dual action on Thursday, Jan. 9.
After a long holiday break, the Warrior wrestlers returned to the mat Saturday evening in a dual tournament at Crestwood and claimed a slim victory over Waukon, 42-36.
South Winn also faced Crestwood, New Hampton, and Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton but struggled to get points on the board with its small squad.
Sophomore Landers Kuboushek (182) and senior Chris Brincks (195) highlighted the Warrior matmen with 3-1 records in the dual with both losing by decision against their respective Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton opponents.