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16
Oct

UIC VB tournament Thursday and Saturday

UIC VB tournament Thursday and Saturday

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor

jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

The Upper Iowa Conference will hold its first-ever UIC Volleyball Tournament to determine a conference champion this Thursday and Saturday. 

Thursday will feature the top four teams hosting a triangular with the top two at each site advancing to the final tourney Saturday in Sumner. Saturday’s tourney will start at 9 a.m. and continue until all eight spots are determined.

However, the top seeds and playing sites for Thursday’s games would not be known until after conference play wrapped up Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Thu
24
Apr

SW linksters top Central

SW linksters top Central

 

 

Fighting the winds and rain last week was the new norm for the South Winn golf teams, however, the boys and girls finally managed to find the greens on Thursday as the teams traveled to Central Elkader, emerging victorious.

“We showed a little improvement at Central with both teams hitting the ball well,” praised SW coach Doug Schweinefus. “The greens are still very slow so the feel of putting is still a struggle for them all.”

The Lady Warriors scraped together a 207-216 win over Central, led by medalist Megan Bushman with 49 strokes. Teammate Megan Hageman was the runner-up with 51 strokes on her card to sweep the honors.

With 52 and 55 strokes, respectively, Caitlin Holien and Skyler Luzum added to the varsity team’s success. Other SW girls competing included Megan Elsbernd (59), Bailey Timp (64), Jaimie Elsbernd (64), and Taylor Claman (66).

Thu
24
Apr

Lady Warriors run in Decorah

 

 

Lady Warriors (l-r) Riley Ott, Jenna Elsbernd, Sabrina Marken, Lee Balik, and Kelly Kuboushek run in a pack as the 3000m run gets underway Thursday in Decorah. (Becky Walz photo

 

 

Lady Warriors run in Decorah

 

 

 

Mother Nature has been winning out of the Lady Warriors when it comes to track. After a week off the competition ovals, the South Winn girls took to the Viking track in Decorah on Thursday evening, finishing seventh in the eight-team field.

Fighting an injury, Abby Phillips still claimed gold in the high jump after clearing 4’10” for the Lady Warriors.

Junior Brittany Shindelar had the best night for the Warrior competitors claiming silver in the shot put with a heave of 35’4” and crossed the 200m dash finish line in 28.62.

Kennidee DeVilbiss earned the final individual top-three finish in the 400m hurdles in 1:12.20.

Thu
24
Apr

WC golfers fall to CR

WC golfers fall to CR

 

 

Brian Smith
Contributing Writer
bsmith@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

            The West Central boys’ golf team fell to Clayton Ridge at a meet held Thursday at Clayton Ridge. The Blue Devils finished 12 strokes behind the Eagles, 176-188.

            Hud Johnston finished with a 42 to lead West Central, only one stroke behind medalist Jake Jensen from Clayton Ridge. Chase Grimm and Dustin Gordon shot at 45 and 49, respectively. Kaleb Kim and Brady Forsyth were both at 52, with Dustin Richards coming in at 56; Adam Cannon carded a 58. Miles Walenceus and Jordan Taylor each shot a 59, and Andrew Sharff had scored a 74.

            For the girls, Beth Meyer finished with a 61, while Cheridan Brickman was not far behind with a 63.

Thu
24
Apr

NFV performs well at New Hampton

 

North Fayette junior David Jellings followed up the TigerHawks’ third-place finish in the shuttle hurdle relay at New Hampton with a first-place finish in the 400-hurdles on Thursday. (Mike Van Sickle photo)
 

NFV performs well at New Hampton

 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley boys’ track team notched a win in New Hampton on Thursday earning 181.5 points to easily outdistance second-place Waukon’s 132 points.

Derrick Kuehner, Danny Halva, David Jellings, and Hunter Hoopes all achieved first-place finishes in at least one event at Thursday’s meet, which featured six boys teams.

Wed
16
Apr

Warth takes two hurdle wins

 

It was two 100m hurdle races and two wins for South Winn’s Lexie Warth last week. The junior also won the long jump at Decorah on Thursday. (submitted photo)

Warth takes two hurdle wins

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

A state qualifier a year ago, South Winn hurdler Lexie Warth is already showing her determination to make a return trip in 2014. Last week the junior topped her competition at both Jesup and Decorah, adding the long jump title at Decorah to her early 2014 resume as well.

At Jesup

Competing for the first time outdoors, the Lady Warriors faced some stiff competition on Tuesday, April 8, at Jesup. Tallying 61.50 points, South Winn finished sixth as Cascade ran away with the team title with 147 points.

Wed
16
Apr

SW linksters finally on course

 

Lady Warrior Caitlin Holien survived the windy conditions on Thursday to take top honors with 44 strokes as South Winn opened its golf season. (Becky Walz photo)

 

SW linksters finally on course

 

 

Snow, rain, and cold temperatures may have put the Warrior golf teams behind in hitting the fairways, but the talent on the team got the job done in the season opener over Waukon on Thursday.

“It was nice to see some first-time varsity players hit the ball so well,” said SW coach Doug Schweinefus. “It definitely is a good start to our season.”

Boys’ team

Wed
16
Apr

Warriors nearly sweep relays

 

Nathan Meyer (l) and Juan Uribe exchange the baton in the 4x800 that finished second at Postville on Thursday. The duo were joined by Luis Uribe and Devin Franzen in the effort. (Becky Walz photo)

 

Warriors nearly sweep relays

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

It was quite a start to the outdoor season for the South Winn boys’ track team last week as it competed at Decorah on Monday and won the Postville Foster Kiesau Relays on Thursday.

At Decorah

Although the Warriors finished fourth at Decorah and the meet was against Class 3A schools, SW managed to tally 78 points and four golds.

Individually it was Chris Brincks who brought home the high jump title with a clearance of 6’1”.

Wed
16
Apr

J. Barry, Lehs pace WC girls' track

 

Jamie Barry and Erin Lehs were the points leaders for West Central this week as the Blue Devil girls ran Tuesday, April 8, at Postville and Thursday at Starmont.

As a team, the Devils were eighth in the 11-team Lady Pirate Relays in Postville and sixth in the eight-team meet at Starmont. 

Tuesday in Postville, Lehs had 15 of the Devils’ 23 points, while Barry and Ashley Buzynski scored 11 points apiece. Thursday, Barry was the points leader with 13, and Lehs earned 11.

Buzynski (400 hurdles) and the sprint medley brought home bronze medals.

Both the 4x200 and distance medley placed fourth; both ran season-best times.

 

Thursday at Starmont, the girls set six season-bests and another six personal-bests in time or distance.

Jamie Barry won the only medal for the Devils, finishing third in the 100-meter dash; Lehs was right behind in fourth place.

Wed
16
Apr

Niemann paces Blue Devil boys

 

West Central’s Joe Kane (l) and Sam Annis exchange the baton in the 4x200 race at Postville on Thursday. (Becky Walz photo)

 

Niemann paces Blue Devil boys

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

West Central boys’ track ran well  Thursday, April 10 at Postville. The 10-team meet featured eight schools from the UIC, with the Blue Devils finishing eighth with 22 points. With points going to the top five placers in each event, South Winn beat Waukon by five, 139-134.5, with Postville third with 64 points.

James Niemann led the Blue Devils, winning the 400 hurdles and placing third in the 110 hurdles; he also scored two points by finishing fifth in the long jump.

Sam Annis earned four points for WC with his fourth-place finish  in the 400 dash.

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