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Wed
05
Feb

SW gals trump Trojans, 42-30

Megan Elsbrnd of South Winn works to control the ball during their recent matchup against Turkey Valley.  Elsbrnd’s Warriors defeated the Trojans 42-30 in the game at Jackson Junction.

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

SW gals trump Trojans, 42-30

 

 

After losing to Turkey Valley early in the season, the Lady Warriors pulled together and led for most of the 48 minutes on Friday to leave victorious, 42-30.

The first stanza was the closest of the evening, with the lead bouncing back in forth. Megan Elsbernd knotted the score, 6-6, with 2:53 remaining. It was a scoring drought for the two rivals in the closing minutes until Micole Lansing drained a trey with 30 ticks remaining to pull SW ahead, 9-6.

Wed
05
Feb

75 years of UIC memories

 

Dr. Dennis “Doc” Schuldt was instrumental in the creation of “The Legacy Continues!” It is an 88-page commemorative publication recognizing the 75th anniversary of the Upper Iowa Conference. Here, Dr. Schuldt holds a copy of the finished product, which contains photos, records, and a variety of other information regarding the conference and its athtletes.

 

 

75 years of UIC memories

 

 

Brian Smith
Contributing Writer
bsmith@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Wed
05
Feb

Jordan Baumler wins state title

 

Jordan Baumler holds the placard showing the four bouts he won to claim the middle school 195 pound championship at the recent Iowa Youth Wrestling Super State Championships at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. (Submitted photo)

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Jordan Baumler wins state title

North Fayette Valley eighth-grader Jordan Baumler won the Middle School 195 pound championship at the recent Iowa Youth Wrestling Super State Championships. The tourney was held on Sunday, Jan. 26, in the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

Baumler won four matches to claim his title. In the first match, he earned a throw in 2:39.

Wed
05
Feb

NFV boys rally but fall short

 

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)

 

 

NFV boys rally but fall short

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

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.

Wed
05
Feb

Big 4th lets TigerHawk girls beat WC

 

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)

 

 

Big 4th lets TH girls beat WC

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

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.

Wed
29
Jan

SW push Pirates off plank, shoot down NFV

 

South Winn’s Jared Schroeder drives into the lane for a layup ahead of the Bulldog defense in last week’s action versus MFL/MarMac. (Becky Walz photo)

 

 

Warriors push Pirates off plank, shoot down TigerHawks

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

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.

vs. MFL/MarMac

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.

Wed
29
Jan

SW wrestling heats up

 

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)

 

 

SW wrestling heats up

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

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.

Wed
29
Jan

Two more UIC wins for Lady Warriors

 

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.

vs. MFL/MarMac

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.

Wed
29
Jan

WC boys and girls swept by Eagles

 

WC swept by Eagles

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

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.

Wed
29
Jan

NFV swimmers help Decorah win a pair of duals

 

NFV swimmers help Decorah win  a pair of duals

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Four members of the West Union Swim Team   were instrumental in helping Decorah High School win a double dual last week.

The Vikings beat Waterloo East, 116-52, and Vinton-Shellsburg, 144-21, Thursday, Jan. 23, in Waterloo.

Matt Appler, Trevor Massman, Sam Poppen and J.D. Prentice each finished in the top three in at least two races.

Individual Results

200 Relay,- 2. Massman, Poppen, Heying, Heffern; 2:07.26; 3. Appler, McMillan, Schissel, Leschensky; 2:15.03.

200 Freestyle, 2nd- Poppen, 2:17.22.

50 Freestyle, 3rd- Prentice, 26:30.

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