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Wed
01
Jul

Warrior BB prevails through tough week

 

First baseman Ryan Dietzenbach looks to make the tag on a Bulldog base runner after the pick-off attempt from pitcher Jordan Rommes during the Monday, June 22, doubleheader with MFL/MarMac. Dietzenbach also scored a pair of runs and recorded an RBI during game two of the evening. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior BB prevails through tough week

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

In a busy week that saw the Warrior baseball team play eight games in a seven day stretch, the boys were well-aware that they would be playing one of its most important stretches of games of the season. The team capitalized on the opportunity, winning seven of the eight games, including five of six UIC games.

Wed
01
Jul

South Winn girls go 5-2 over week

 

South Winneshiek senior first baseman Becca Franzen bursts out of the batter’s box during recent Warrior softball action. The girls split with MFL/MarMac on Monday, June 22, before taking two from Central Elkader on Thursday. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

South Winn girls go 5-2 over week

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek girls’ softball team appears to only be getting stronger as the season progresses. The team picked up five big wins last week while only dropping a pair of games.

Wed
01
Jul

Swimmers reap two more wins

Swimmers reap two more wins

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Union Swim Team racked up two more wins last week, swamping Manchester, 459-196, at home on Tuesday, June 23, and thrashing Sumner, 459-245, on the road on Thursday.

The key word against Manchester was “improvement” as coaches noted their charges are getting into shape.

Wed
01
Jul

North Fayette Valley splits with West Central

 

West Central’s Kenzie Squires slides safely into second as Paige Gibson secures the throw down from NFV catcher Megan Gavin. Kim Rounds backs up the throw.

 

North Fayette Valley splits with West Central

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

These aren’t the same Blue Devils’ of years past. These girls don’t just roll over and die once they get down by a significant amount. North Fayette Valley learned that lesson fairly quickly Thursday night, June 25.

 

With NFV holding an 8-3 lead in the fifth inning, West Central (9-20) stormed back with nine runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a 12-8 lead.

Wed
01
Jul

TigerHawk baseball has perfect week

 

The Crestwood catcher has the ball, but it’s far too late as Tanner Kuhens slides across the plate for one of the three runs the NFV sophomore scored in the doubleheader on Tuesday, June 23. Saturday, he scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh against A-P when Dave Jellings legged out an infield hit. (Kris Van Sickle photo) 

 

TigerHawk baseball has perfect week

 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley baseball entered the week with a modest three-game win streak; by Saturday, the streak had reached 10 straight.

Crestwood was in town on Tuesday (June 23), and left with a pair of losses, 7-3 and 9-7.

Wed
01
Jul

Rain doesn't stop triathlon

 

Individual winners at Sunday’s Eighth Annual West Union Triathlon include (front, l-r) male winners Dr. Ken Miller (60 & over), Garrett Toll (26-35), Nicholas Fairley (9-17), and Josh Jensen (18-25); (back) female winners Dawn Jacobson (first overall female), Heidi Kuennen (25-35), Summer Pierson (9-17), and Deanna Johnson (46-59). (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Rain doesn't stop triathlon

 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

A little rain did not stop the Parks & Rec Eighth Annual West Union Triathlon Sunday at the Aquatic Center.

A steady rain fell until early in the morning, but there was only light rain falling when the race kicked off at 8 a.m. The showers stopped for most of the race before returning later in the event, but they did not turn into thunder and lightning until after the all of the participants had left.

The runners, bikers, and swimmers did not seem to mind. As Matt Appler said afterwards, “Once you got a little wet, it wasn’t bad. I was just glad that it wasn’t hot and muggy.”

A week before the race, only 39 people had registered, but 51 applications poured in the final week to bring the total number of participants to 90.

Thu
25
Jun

Calmar area swim team

 

Noah Faldet, a member of the Calmar Area Swim Team, competes during his leg of the medley race during Thursday’s meet in Calmar. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Calmar area swim team

Thu
25
Jun

Warrior girls split with Trojans

 

South Winn shortstop Abby Hageman gives 100 percent effort in game one of the Warriors’ doubleheader with rival Turkey Valley. The sophomore laid out to make the diving catch, providing a spark to help the Warriors pick up the 7-6 win. South Winn also received a boost from second baseman Nicole Kuboushek, who hit a pair of home runs in the series. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior girls split with Trojans

 

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

Battling through the hot, Friday afternoon temperatures, the South Winn softball team was able to pick up a win over rival Turkey Valley in Jackson Junction. South Winn took game one, 7-6, before falling, 4-3, in game two of the afternoon doubleheader.

The Warriors looked to be unstoppable through the first 2½ innings. They scored two runs in the first two innings and a fifth run in the top half of the third inning. It wasn’t until the bottom half of the third that Turkey Valley got on the scoreboard.

Thu
25
Jun

SW picks up pair of wins at NFV tourney

6+4+3=2. It may not make sense to a math instructor, but it made sense to the trio of shortstop Tyler Numedahl, second baseman Ryan Hageman (pictured), and first baseman Ryan Dietzenbach Tuesday night, June 16, when they turned a double play to end the inning against Crestwood. The Warriors went on to win the game, 12-2. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW picks up pair of wins at NFV tourney

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The Warrior baseball team earned a couple of big wins over the weekend at the North Fayette Valley Tournament. South Winn knocked off Clayton Ridge in its first game, 12-3, and then avenged an early-season loss to Riceville by winning, 15-0.

Wed
24
Jun

WU Triathlon June 28

 

WU Triathlon June 28

 

 

The Triathlon will begin at 8 a.m. with a 5K run winding around the North Fayette Valley cross country course. After the run, there is a 16-mile bike ride on roads north of the Aquatic Center. The final leg is swimming eight lengths of the pool (approximately 200 yards). 

A person may participate in all three legs of the competition, or be part of a three-person team in which each person takes a different leg. The teams may be all male, all female or coed. 

Preregistration is required.  The deadline for entering is Thursday, June 25. Registration forms are available at City Hall or the Chamber of Commerce office, or on the Park & Rec website, www.WUParkandRec.com

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