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Wed
06
Sep

'We will get better'

 

The South Winneshiek defense teams up for a stop of the St. Ansgar ball carrier as Jackson Lukes (65), Braxton Smith (1), and Steven Moore (right) combine for a big stop in Friday night’s game against the Saints. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

'We will get better'

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Kicker – Warriors fall, 35-12

‘We will get better’

By Zakary Kriener

The Warrior football team hosted its first home game of the season Friday night as the St. Ansgar Saints came to town.

Having won three straight matchups against the Warriors, St. Ansgar was determined to make it four. The Warriors, however, sent a different message early on.

In the first quarter, junior quarterback connected with fellow junior Cole Klimesh for a 24-yard touchdown, giving the Warrior an early 6-0 lead.

Wed
06
Sep

Turnovers plague WC football

 

West Central’s Taylor Hepperle is unsuccessful in trying to break two Turkey Valley Trojan tackles during a 62-12 loss on Friday night, Sept. 1, in Jackson Junction.  Chris DeBack photo

 

Turnovers plague WC football

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Turnovers continued to be the story for the West Central football team as it turned the ball over five times in a 62-12 loss to the Turkey Valley Trojans on Friday, Sept 1, in Jackson Junction. 

The Blue Devils played the Trojans, the eighth-ranked team in Eight-Man Football, tough in the first quarter. West Central possessed the ball first, and starting from its own 26-yard line it marched down the field highlighted by a 32-yard reception by freshman Aidan Nelson. 

Wed
06
Sep

West Central VB off to competitive start

 

West Central freshman Bryliegh Rouse attempts to keep the ball form hitting the floor after junior Kenadie Betz made a diving stop in the third set against South Winneshiek Thursday, Aug. 31.

 

West Central VB off to competitive start

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

While the West Central volleyball team’s record of 3-5 may not show it, the girls are off to a competitive start this season.

The Blue Devils launched their season with a triangular against Wapsie Valley and Oelwein on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Warriors’ home near Fairbank. 

Wed
06
Sep

XC runners improve times

 

Caleb O’Hare (front, 580) and Weller Clark (565) run for the NFV cross country team in recent action. The duo finished 51st and 48th, respectively, but both TigerHawks improved greatly from the race the week before. Clark dropped 39 seconds in time, and O’Hare fished almost 1½ minutes better than the week before. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

XC runners improve times

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

“We ran really well with the majority of our runners from both teams cutting significant time from last week; some even took minutes off of their times,” was the way first-year head cross country coach Neal Bentley described NFV’s efforts at the Oelwein Invitational Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Hickory Grove Golf Course in Oelwein.

There were 20 schools at the meet, and many were highly rated in various classes.

Wed
06
Sep

NFV sweeps Postville volleyball

 

The TigerHawks celebrate an ace in their usual style Thursday against Postville. NFV served 21 aces in the three-game sweep. Jumping for joy are (l-r) Macy Halverson (9), Julie Mackey (11), Marrah Burrack (6), Ryin Lehmann (2), Marin Ehler (17) and Claire Halverson (22). (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV sweeps Postville volleyball

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

NFV volleyball atoned for its weak showing last week by dominating visiting Postville Thursday in West Union. The TigerHawks swept all three sets, 25-14, 25-12, and 25-12.

Game one started on a 9-0 run behind the strong serve of Allie Lau, and the TigerHawks never allowed the Pirates to get back into the game.

Wed
06
Sep

Real season starts Friday

 

 

Jordan Baumler (58) made the initial hit on this Waverly runner Friday night, knocking the Go-Hawk off his feet. Helping stuff the ball carrier are Jace Burrow (16) and Garrett Lauer (70). Each of the three TigerHawk defenders was in on 11 tackles.  (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Real season starts Friday

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The two-game nondistrict part of the season (sometimes thought of as preseason) is over as 7th-ranked Waverly-Shell Rock beat NFV, 27-7, Friday in Waverly.

Next are the Class 2A District 4 games that will decide which two squads from the district will qualify for the postseason. Only district games count toward the playoffs.

Friday’s game against the Go-Hawks was a typical smash-mouth affair between two football powerhouse programs.

Wed
30
Aug

SW XC strong in season debut

 

South Winneshiek junior runner Melissa Ward closes in on the finish line during the Warriors’ first cross country meet of the season. Ward went on to place 21st (23:49) and helped her team to a runner-up finish at Edgewood-Colesburg. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

SW XC strong in season debut

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek girls’ and boys’ cross country teams got their seasons started in a positive way last week as they traveled to Edgewood to compete at Woods Edge Golf Course.

Up first was the girls’ event, which saw South Winn senior Felicity Taylor finish first overall with a time of 20:42.

The next Warrior finisher was junior Ashley Kriener, who finished 11th with a time of 22:35. She was followed by Olivia Massman (14th, 23:03), Melissa Ward (21st, 23:49), Sami Bohr (24th, 24:08), and Jenna Knutson (27th, 24:51).

As a result of several strong individual finishes, the Warriors placed second overall as a team, only five points behind 2017 Class 1A state champion Central.

Girls’ Team Results

1. Central, 65; 2. South Winn, 70; 3. Kee, 82; 4. Sumner-Fredericksburg, 101; 5. Jesup, 107; 6. Dyersville Beckman, 118; 7. NFV, 140; 8. Starmont, 173.

For the Warrior boys, it was senior Derek Dietzenbach who led the war among South Winn runners as he placed fourth overall with a time of 18:00. Directly behind Dietzenbach was junior Paul Hageman, who finished fifth with a time of 18:09.

Sophomore Emmett Schwartzhoff and senior Paxten DeVilbiss finished eighth and ninth, respectively, each with a time of 18:47.

Wed
30
Aug

SW stumbles out of the gater

 

Senior quarterback Hunter Todd scrambles for yardage during Friday’s 27-8 loss to the Wapsie Valley Warriors. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW stumbles out of the gate

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek football team, ranked No. 8 in Class 1A in the preseason, struggled to get things going as it kicked off its 2017 season Friday night against Wapsie Valley at Upper Iowa University in Fayette.

While the Warriors were able to move the ball steadily in the opening quarter, neither team was able to find the scoreboard.

Wed
30
Aug

Volleyball surprised at Elkader

 

As Marin Ehler (left) looks on, NFV middle hitter Claire Hanson spikes this ball past a Central defender Thursday in Elkader. The TigerHawks were upset in four sets. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Volleyball surprised at Elkader

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

It was a long evening for the NFV volleyball squad Thursday in Elkader as the Warriors pulled off the upset, 25-21, 17-25, 12-25, 13-25.

The TigerHawks started strong in game one with their taller line at the net consistently getting kills.

Wed
30
Aug

Douglas, Gamm lead NFV cross country

 

Chandler Douglas (570) is off to a strong start in the Fourth Annual Ed-Co Invitational Tuesday, Aug. 22, in Edgewood. The NFV junior finished third overall in a time of 17:43. However, since neither of the two runners in front of him represented schools without full teams, Douglas earned first-place points in the team scores. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Douglas, Gamm lead NFV cross country

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

NFV kicked off the cross country season Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Fourth Annual Ed-Co Invitational in Edgewood.

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