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Apr

Waukon boys track team places third at Decorah Invitational, rises to second place at own Indian Relays home invitational


High flyer finishes no lower than second ... Waukon boys track junior Brock Hatlan soars through the air to a second-place long jump leap of 19’5.5” at the Tribe’s own Indian Relays home invitational Thursday, April 18. Hatlan finished no lower than second place in any of his four events at the meet, also finishing second in the 100 meter dash in a time of 11.51 seconds and winning the 200 meter dash in 23.55 seconds while also leading off the Indians’ 4x400 relay crew that won in a clocking of 3:44.26 and also included sophomores Brady Behrend and Creed Welch and freshman Braxton Stewart. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon boys track team got both of its meets in this past week, finishing in the top three in each of them. The track Tribe placed third as a team at the Decorah Invitational Monday, April 15 before improving to second place at their own Indian Relays home invitational meet Thursday, April 18.

The track Tribe was next scheduled to compete Monday, April 22 at the Oelwein Invitational for its only meet of this week, but had that meet canceled due to stormy weather. The Indians will then take part in another Monday meet April 29 at New Hampton before competing in the Northeast Iowa Conference Meet at Crestwood Thursday, May 2.

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24
Apr

Parker Hesse, Marcus Weymiller share their thoughts as NFL Draft approaches


Awaiting their football futures ... Former Waukon football teammates Marcus Weymiller and Parker Hesse (left to right) are pictured above early in their collegiate football careers at the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa, respectively. Now that those careers are completed, the two are waiting to see what their football futures may or may not hold as the NFL Draft is held later this week. Submitted photo.

It would be safe to say that nearly every little boy who has played the game of football growing up has, at some point, either dreamed of playing or pretended to play that game at the ultimate level of the National Football League (NFL). Although that dream has never been realized in this little corner of northeast Iowa, a pair of Waukon High School football teammates are standing on that doorstep of reality together as the NFL Draft approaches later this week, waiting to see if the door in front of them will be opened or not.

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Apr

Kee girls track team finishes fourth at Crestwood, dominates home meet


Sprint events and shot put ... Kee girls track junior Kristie Dibert cruises down the homestretch at the Kee Invitational Thursday, April 18. Dibert led off Kee’s 4x100 relay effort that finished second in 1:06.19 at the home meet, and she also competed for the Hawks in the 4x200, the 100 meter dash and in the shot put. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee girls track team was able to get its two scheduled meets in this past week just two days apart. The Lady Hawks first finished fourth out off 11 teams at the Crestwood Invitational Tuesday, April 16 before wowing their hometown fans by winning 14 of 19 events to dominate their only home invitational meet of the season Thursday, April 18.

The Lady Hawks were next scheduled to travel to compete at the MFL/MarMac Invitational Tuesday, April 23 and at Clayton Ridge Thursday, April 25. The Kee girls will then take part in the Edgewood-Colesburg Invitational Monday, April 29 before competing in the Upper Iowa Conference Meet at Clayton Ridge Thursday, May 2.

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24
Apr

Kee boys track team finishes 10th at large Oelwein Invitational, gets three wins from senior Jacob Berns in finishing third at own Kee Invitational


Sprint events and more ... Kee boys track freshman Tyson Cota (left) and junior Skyler Fahey (right) blaze down the home stretch of the 100 meter dash at the Kee Invitational Thursday, April 18. In addition to this 100 meter dash, the two also competed for the Hawks in sprint relays, with Cota also competing in the 200 meter dash and soaring 17’0” for second place in the long jump. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee boys track team competed in a pair of meets of different sizes this week, being able to get their only home meet of the season in despite some cold, windy conditions. The Hawks first finished 10th in the 12-team Oelwein Invitational Monday, April 15 before hosting five other teams and finishing third at their home invitational meet Thursday, April 18.

The Hawks were next scheduled to compete at the Boscobel Invitational in Wisconsin Monday, April 22 before taking part in the Clayton Ridge Invitational Thursday, April 25. That Boscobel meet was called off due to rainy weather. The Kee boys will then travel to Monona for the MFL/MarMac Invitational Monday, April 29 before competing in the Upper Iowa Conference Meet Thursday, May 2 at Clayton Ridge.

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Wed
17
Apr

Bracket Challenge winner ...

Dan Reburn of New Albin displays his winning entry and the $50 in Standard Bucks he was awarded for winning The Standard’s 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Bracket Challenge. Reburn was among 21 entries to correctly choose Virginia to win this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship and combined that choice with strong early-round picking to emerge as this year’s contest winner with 137 points, five points ahead of second place. The Standard greatly appreciates the 22 business sponsors who made this year’s contest possible and the 265 entries that participated in this year’s Bracket Challenge.
 

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17
Apr

Maddie Ahlstrom taking her basketball talents to Grand View ...

Waukon girls basketball senior Maddie Ahlstrom signed her letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Grand View University in Des Moines Friday, April 12, holding that ceremony in the Waukon High School gymnasium where she helped the Indians to a 19-4 season record and advancement to the semifinal round of the Class 3A State Tournament during her final season and also helped herself to the top of the Waukon girls basketball five-player career lists with 286 assists and an 81% free throw shooting percentage. Pictured at left at the letter signing ceremony are: Left to right - Front row: Kiara, Vicki, Maddie and Brian Ahlstrom; Back row: Grand View University Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach Will Marchino and Head Coach Kelli Greenway, and Waukon Girls Basketball Head Coach Greg Criswell and Assistant Coaches Ben Rausch and Bob Wasson.

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17
Apr

Waukon girls golf team edges Waverly-Shell Rock at home, powers past MFL


Rounds out team score ... Waukon girls golf senior Emily Kolsrud drives through a shot in the Indians’ Northeast Iowa Conference victory, 222-224, at home over Waverly-Shell Rock Monday, April 8. Kolsrud shot a round of 60 to help complete the Indian team score. Standard photo by Joe Moses. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon girls golf team played another pair of back-to-back meets this past week and put both of them in the win column, including the golf Tribe’s first Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) win of the season. That NEIC triumph came by just two strokes, 222-224, over Waverly-Shell Rock at home Monday, April 8 before the Indians completed the consecutive night sweep with a 213-277 win over MFL/MarMac at Tri-City Golf Course in Luana Tuesday, April 9.

“We are working hard for team consistency and scores are coming down,” Waukon girls golf coach Kathy McMillan said. “Good team chemistry and practicing for a purpose makes a positive end result.”
The Indians were next scheduled to play three consecutive meets on the road, traveling to Decorah Monday, April 15, to Caledonia, MN Tuesday, April 16 and then to Sumner-Fredericksburg Thursday, April 18. The golf Tribe will then host Crestwood Monday, April 22 and then New Hampton Friday, April 26.

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Apr

Kee girls track team finishes fourth at Starmont, wins Waukon Early Bird


Relay wins and 800 top-end sweep ... Kee girls track senior Katie Brennan takes a hand-off from junior Makayla Peters at the Waukon Early Bird Invitational Tuesday, April 9. The two teamed up with senior Makayla Walleser and sophomore Jada Mitchell to win the 4x400 relay in a time of 4:25.79 and equaled that feat in the distance medley teaming up with the freshman pair of Reagan Mudderman and Haley Meyer for a clocking of 4:42.50. The two also swept the top end of the 800 meter run in respective times of 2:34.83 and 2:40.60, with Brennan adding another victory in the 3000 meter run in 11:37.80. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Despite the weather in the second half of the week being far from conducive, the Kee girls track team was still able to get in two meets this past week, those competitions coming on back-to-back nights to start the week. The Lady Hawks first claimed a fourth-place finish at the Starmont Invitational held Monday, April 8 after being postponed from Thursday, April 4, but then turned up their intensity to win the Early Bird Invitational hosted by Waukon Tuesday, April 9.

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Apr

Family of Bob Heffern establishes “Get Your Rear in Gear” Memorial Scholarship for Wellness Center membership


Bob Heffern ... Submitted photo.

The Waukon Wellness Center, together with the family of Bob Heffern, is happy to sponsor a scholarship opportunity in his memory that will be distributed to an individual (or individuals) 62 years of age or older who exemplify the qualities and ideals of Bob Heffern and his perseverance and dedication to wellness. The scholarship will be presented as a one-year membership to the Waukon Wellness Center.

Individuals may apply on behalf of themselves and/or may also nominate an individual whom they believe would benefit from, and utilize, a membership to the Waukon Wellness Center. Applications should be submitted to the Waukon Wellness Center no later than April 30 of this year.

Wed
10
Apr

Waukon girls golf team defeats South Winneshiek at home, falls at Charles City


Helps complete the team score ... Waukon girls golf sophomore Betsy Anderson watches the ball as she follows through on a shot in the Indians’ season-opening victory, 226-270, at home over South Winneshiek Monday, April 1. Anderson turned in a round of 58 in the win. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon girls golf team got its 2019 season underway with back-to-back nights of competition, the golf Tribe splitting that season-opening pair. After opening the season with a 226-270 win at home over South Winneshiek Monday, April 1, the Lady Indians were dealt their season’s first loss, 227-220, at Charles City Tuesday, April 2.

The Indians were next scheduled to host Waverly-Shell Rock Monday, April 8 before playing at MFL/MarMac Tuesday, April 9. A very busy week will then see the golf Tribe play three consecutive dates on the road, traveling to Decorah Monday, April 15, to Caledonia, MN Tuesday, April 16 and then to Sumner-Fredericksburg Thursday, April 18.

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