Kee softball team repeats as Class 1A State Tournament Champions during 38-2 season

After making history last season with the first-ever State Championship in female athletics for Kee High School, the Lady Hawk softball team would have been hard-pressed to improve on such a feat. But the 39-6 record that resulted from that first-ever state title was improved a bit to a mark of 38 wins with just two losses this season - the Hawks opting out of playing in their scheduled North Fayette Valley Tournament that may very well have pushed their win total into the 40s. Even further, the 23-9 outscoring that came with last season’s crown was bettered to a 33-5 scoring margin during this year’s return to Class 1A State Championship reign. But even though the end result for the Hawks was a repeat performance, the celebration and feeling of accomplishment are still as thrilling as the first time.

“The bus ride home from Fort Dodge is something that we will never forget!” Kee softball coach Liz Hill exclaimed. “Coming into Allamakee County was incredible, to say the very least. A special thank you to the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Department, Waukon Police and Fire Departments, as well as the Lansing and New Albin Fire Departments, Police and Ambulance crews for the over the top escort! We had community members honking, waving, flickering lights, posting signs and even a few fireworks. This will be something that we will never forget, and we appreciate all the love and support.”

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