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Waukon baseball team sandwiches home sweep of Oelwein between pair of NEIC doubleheader losses at New Hampton and to Decorah


Five total RBI ... Waukon baseball senior center fielder Lincoln Snitker chases down a fly ball for an out in the Indians’ home doubleheader sweep of Oelwein Thursday, June 23. Snitker collected three hits in six at-bats in the two games, belting a pair of doubles to drive in a total of five runs. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon baseball team recorded a pair of wins against a former Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) squad in between doubleheader losses to a pair of remaining NEIC foes this past week. That doubleheader trio included losses of 4-3 and 5-2 at New Hampton Tuesday, June 21 and losses of 24-14 in five innings and 14-7 at home against Decorah Friday, June 24. In between those two NEIC twinbill defeats, the diamond Tribe posted a pair of mercy-rule wins, 13-1 and 11-1 - both in five innings - at home Thursday, June 23 over Oelwein, a team that recently departed the Northeast Iowa Conference.

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Jun

Waukon softball team defeats North Fayette Valley, falls in trio of NEIC games


Scores game-tying run ... Waukon softball freshman center fielder Reese McCormick unloads on a pitch in the Indians’ 6-4 home win over North Fayette Valley Tuesday, June 21. McCormick stroked a single and scored the game-tying run in the bottom of the fourth inning in the victory. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon softball team ended up playing just four games this past week, winning the first of those and having a win in the last of those denied in the game’s final inning. The Indians opened the week with a 6-4 win at home over North Fayette Valley Monday, June 20 before having a doubleheader at Decorah swept way Tuesday, June 21 by scores of 14-4 and 12-2 - both in five innings. The diamond Tribe then wrapped up its week with a 10-9 loss at home to New Hampton Friday, June 24 before having their Saturday, June 25 Decorah Tournament canceled by rainy weather.

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Six more games, six more wins for Kee baseball team as Hawks clinch UIC crown, extend win streak to 20 games


Two-hit victory, six-RBI night ... Kee baseball senior pitcher Tyson Cota rears back to deliver a pitch in the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of South Winneshiek Monday, June 20. Cota recorded a two-hit pitching victory while striking out seven batters in game two, and he was four-for-five at the plate with a double and homerun to help drive in six Kee runs on the night. Photo by Anissa Stanley. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The wins keep coming for the Kee baseball team, as the Hawks swept through six more contests this past week to improve their current win streak to 20 games and their season record to 31-2 overall, including a still unbeaten, 16-0 mark in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play that has Kee locked in as this season’s UIC champion - the Hawks’ first sole UIC title since 2017 - heading into the final week of the regular season. This season’s conference crown received a big boost with Kee’s sweep of the only team that could have derailed the Hawks’ UIC title hopes, South Winneshiek, in a Monday, June 20 doubleheader, 10-4 and 12-2 in five innings, before single-game wins at Postville, 16-1 in four innings, Tuesday, June 21 and at Clayton Ridge Thursday, June 23 by a 12-3 result.

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Kee softball team remains in contention for UIC crown with sweep of two more conference opponents, falls in pair of games at Don Bosco Tourney

The Kee softball team continued to remain at the top of the Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) this past week with a sweep of a pair of UIC doubleheaders that kept them tied atop the UIC team standings with Turkey Valley heading into the final week of the regular season. Those sweeps included wins of 18-1 and 14-2 - both in three innings - at Postville Monday, June 20 before doing likewise at Central Elkader Wednesday, June 22 by scores of 8-4 and 18-1 in four innings. The Lady Hawks then opened the two-day Don Bosco Tournament with losses of 4-3 in eight innings to Class 5A Cedar Falls and 12-0 to Class 1A ninth-rated Clarksville Friday, June 24, but had their Saturday schedule at the tournament canceled by rainy weather.

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Jun

Kee softball team sweeps MFL/MarMac for two wins in week of six games


Four outs at shortstop ... Kee softball eighth grade shortstop Lillian Kolsrud makes a throw in the Hawks’ 8-3 home loss to Decorah Thursday, June 16. Kolsrud recorded four outs for the Kee defense in the ballgame. Photo by Anissa Stanley. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Kee softball team got its past week off to a winning start, but had that momentum wane as the week wore on and the competition level increased, ultimately resulting in two wins in six games. The Lady Hawks first swept a doubleheader at MFL/MarMac Monday, June 13, 12-0 in five innings and 8-3, before falling at home, 8-3, to Decorah Thursday, June 16 in a game rescheduled from a Wednesday, June 15 rain-out. The Kee girls then played three games in the two-day West Delaware Tournament this past weekend, falling to Class 5A sixth-rated Linn-Mar, 12-0 in four innings, in its lone Friday, June 17 competition before falling in two games played Saturday, June 18, including a 9-1 loss to Dyersville Beckman followed by a 10-9 loss to Edgewood-Colesburg to finish in 12th place in the 15-team event.

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Waukon softball team splits with Waverly-SR for lone win in three games


Total of 13 strike-outs in two games ... Waukon softball sophomore pitcher Cameron Johnson delivers a pitch in the Indians’ 4-3 first-game win over Waverly-Shell Rock in a home doubleheader split with the Go-Hawks Tuesday, June 14. Johnson recorded seven strike-outs in that complete-game victory, and she added six more strike-outs in game two. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

In one of its lightest schedules of the season, the Waukon softball team won one of just three games played this past week. That win came in a split of a Tuesday, June 14 home doubleheader with Waverly-Shell Rock that included a 4-3 comeback win in the first game and a 6-0 loss in the nightcap. The diamond Tribe wrapped up its week with a 3-0 loss at home to Crestwood Friday, June 17.

Now holding a 4-11 overall record that includes a 1-9 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference play, the Lady Indians were next scheduled to host North Fayette Valley Monday, June 20, play a varsity doubleheader at Decorah Tuesday, June 21, host New Hampton Friday, June 24 and play in the Decorah Tournament Saturday, June 25. The Tribe will then host Charles City for a varsity doubleheader Tuesday, June 28 and MFL/MarMac Wednesday, June 29 before playing at Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, July 1 to wrap up its regular season.

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Kee baseball team extends win streak to 14 games with two more Upper Iowa Conference wins and Hillcrest Academy Tournament championship


High-five helps account for seven runs ... Kee baseball senior center fielder Tyson Cota takes a cut at a pitch in the Hawks’ 11-1 home win over Janesville Monday, June 13. Cota knocked around three singles in four at-bats to drive in a team-high five runs and score two of his own. Photo by Anissa Stanley. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Kee baseball team put together another undefeated week, extending another double-digit win streak to 14 games with a sweep of its entire five-game schedule this past week. The Hawks opened the week with an 11-1 win at home in six innings over Janesville Monday, June 13 and posted a 14-4 victory at Turkey Valley in five innings Tuesday, June 14. Kee’s diamond dwellers pulled out a 5-4 win at home over MFL/MarMac Thursday, June 16 before sweeping two games to win the Hillcrest Academy Tournament at Kalona Saturday, June 18, including a 12-8 win over Keokuk in the opening round and a 9-6 victory over Hillcrest Academy in the championship game to complete another undefeated week and improve to a 25-2 overall record that includes a still unbeaten, 12-0 mark in Upper Iowa Conference play.

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Jun

Waukon baseball team sweeps Crestwood, splits doubleheader at Waverly-Shell Rock to win three of five games this past week

A winning week for the Waukon baseball team saw the diamond Tribe win three of five games played this past week, book-ending the week with victories to improve to a 10-11 season mark that includes a 6-8 record in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play. The Indians swept a varsity doubleheader at Crestwood Monday, June 13 by scores of 12-4 and 14-1 in six innings, before falling at home to Osage Thursday, June 16 by an 11-1 result. The baseball Tribe then played to a split of a varsity doubleheader at Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, June 17, falling in game one by a 6-0 result before battling back to earn the split with a 6-5 win in the nightcap. A non-conference game at South Winneshiek Wednesday, June 15 was canceled due to stormy weather.

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Waukon baseball team’s four wins in seven games include home NEIC splits against Crestwood and New Hampton


Three solid innings ... Waukon baseball junior pitcher Nate Keenan delivers a pitch in the first game of the Indians’ home doubleheader with Crestwood Tuesday, June 7. Keenan threw the final three innings of game one of the Northeast Iowa Conference twinbill, allowing three hits and just one run - unearned, while striking out one batter. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

A full slate of seven games in five days saw the Waukon baseball team put four of those in the win column to improve to a 7-9 season mark that includes a 3-7 record in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play. The Indians swept a home doubleheader from Turkey Valley Monday, June 6 by scores of 3-2 and 5-1 before splitting a similar match-up at home with Crestwood Tuesday, June 7 with a 6-2 loss in game one followed by a 10-0 triumph in five innings. The Indians then fell at home to Union, 8-4, Wednesday, June 8 and split another home NEIC twinbill Friday, June 10 against New Hampton, winning the first game, 1-0, in walk-off fashion before falling hard in the nightcap, 12-2, in five innings.

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Kee baseball’s undefeated week creates five shut-outs, including back-to-back victories over fellow Class 1A top 10-rated South Winneshiek and Don Bosco

A full slate of seven games not only resulted in an undefeated week for the Kee baseball team but also included five shut-outs that helped produce a 70-3 outscoring of its six opponents, with two of those shut-outs coming against teams also rated within Class 1A’s top-10 teams to push the baseball Hawks to a 20-2 overall record that includes an unblemished, 10-0 mark in Upper Iowa Conference play. The Hawks first swept Clayton Ridge in a Monday, June 6 doubleheader, 16-1 in four innings and 10-0 in five innings, and defeated Nashua-Plainfield at Upper Iowa University in Fayette Tuesday, June 7, 7-2. The Kee boys then began a final string of four straight shut-outs that included an 11-0 win at South Winneshiek Thursday, June 9, a Friday, June 10 triumph, 6-0, over Don Bosco at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, and a sweep of two games at the Cedar River Classic at St.

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