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Wed
28
Oct

Kee football team has 2020 campaign ended at top-10 rated Janesville by 62-26 result in second round of State Play-Offs


Clearing his own path ... Kee football junior Damon Weber delivers a stiff arm to this Janesville defender in the Hawks’ 62-26 loss at the home of the Wildcats in the second round of the Eight-Player State Play-Offs Friday, October 23. Weber completed eight of 19 pass attempts for 85 yards, carried the ball 24 times for 83 yards and two touchdowns, and also wrapped up a team-high five solo tackles in addition to sharing a tackle for a loss. 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 webpage.

After opening this season’s unique State Play-Off format with a first-round victory last Friday, the Kee football team’s reward was a trip to Janesville Friday, October 23 to face a highly-regarded Wildcat team that was on a seven-game winning streak after a single, season-opening loss nearly two months ago. Despite that formidable task, the Hawks battled the host Wildcats to just a 14-point deficit before a series of unfortunate events right before the halftime break helped a 34-20 Kee deficit at that point snowball into a 62-20 hole by the end of the third frame.

“Give Janesville credit, they are a great football team that is peaking at the right time of the year,” Kee football coach Chad Winters said. “After their season-opening loss to Easton Valley where they dug themselves into a 20-0 hole, they have absolutely rolled everything in their path.”

Wed
28
Oct

ON TO STATE!!! Waukon boys cross country team claims runner-up State Qualifier finish to end three-year absence at the season grand finale State Meet


Runner-up finish secures first State Meet qualification since 2016 ... Members of the Waukon boys cross country display the banner they were awarded for earning State Meet qualification for the first time since 2016 after securing a runner-up finish at their Class 2A State Qualifying Meet at Jesup Thursday, October 22. Left to right are sophomore Nate Keenan, Coach Tara Stein, seniors John O’Neill and Ryan Lubahn, junior Logan Delaney, senior Aidan Jones, sophomore Nathan O’Neill, freshman Skyler Dugan, sophomore Josh Keenan and freshman Wyatt Gulla. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

A mild drought ended at the Class 2A State Qualifying Cross Country Meet at Jesup Thursday, October 22, but it had little to do with the rain that fell during that evening’s competition. After three consecutive seasons of missing out on qualifying for the season grand finale State Meet, the 12th-rated Waukon boys cross country team was able to bring an end to that high-end dry spell with a second-place team finish, scoring 100 team points to finish between the championship effort of second-rated Tipton and the final qualifying third-place team finish of 11th-rated North Fayette Valley, both of those teams also qualifying for this year’s season grand finale.

Wed
28
Oct

DOUBLE DATE AT CC STATE!! Haley Meyer tops entire State Qualifier field to lead Kee girls to fourth consecutive team State qualification; Senior Chris Wagner earns his own repeat qualification for Kee boys


Runner-up finish earns State Meet qualification ... Members of the Kee girls cross country team display the banners they were awarded after qualifying for the 2020 State Cross Country Meet with their second-place team finish at their Class 1A State Qualifying Meet at Guttenberg Friday, October 23. Left to right are junior Reagan Mudderman, sophomore Jaylyn Walleser, junior Haley Meyer and sophomores Alison Wagner and Alaina Bakewell. 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 webpage.

The Kee cross country teams had to wait a day to see if their 2020 season would be extended yet another week, as the Hawks’ Class 1A State Qualifying Meet hosted by Clayton Ridge High School at Guttenberg was postponed from Thursday, October 22 to Friday, October 23 due to rainy weather. That postponement proved to be well worth the wait for the distance Hawks, as they will once again have both their girls and boys programs represented at the State Meet season grand finale after earning full team qualification for the Lady Hawks for the fourth consecutive season and the boys having senior Chris Wagner also qualify among the state’s elite for the second consecutive season.

Wed
28
Oct

Waukon football team takes successful first step down State Play-Off road with 56-14 home win over Forest City


Paving the way for points on the board ... Waukon football senior Ethan O’Neill plows across the orange goal line for a first quarter touchdown in the Indians’ 56-14 home win over Forest City in the second round of the Class 2A State Play-Offs Friday, October 23 behind the blocking help of (left to right) seniors Sawyer Krueger (#52), Joe Schwartz (#56 in background) and Tanner Kiel (#62) and junior Lincoln Snitker (#11 in foreground). O’Neill ran the ball 11 times for 104 yards and four touchdowns and also caught five passes for 46 yards. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The first step down the Class 2A State Play-Off road proved to be a continuation of the journey the Waukon football team has traveled through all of its Class 2A opponents this season, as the Indians opened their postseason trail with a 56-14 home win over the  Forest City Indians Friday, October 23. The grid Tribe used a well-balanced offensive attack helped along by five turnovers secured by the defensive side of the ball that were all taken advantage, with five of the host Indians’ seven scoring drives in the contest covering 35 yards or less and another touchdown coming on a special teams play to complete a well-rounded home Indian effort overall.

Wed
21
Oct

Kee football team opens State Play-Offs with 50-24 home win over Turkey Valley, advances to play at Janesville this Friday


Adding to the total ... Kee football senior Mat Gruber fights off this Turkey Valley defender as he cradles a two-point conversion pass in the Hawks’ 50-24 home victory over the Trojans in the opening round of the Eight-Player State Play-Offs Friday, October 16. In addition to hauling in this two-point conversion pass, Gruber also helped pave the way for the Hawks’ nearly 400 yards rushing in addition to wrapping up a solo tackle on Kee’s front lines. 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 webpage.

The Kee football team got its 2020 postseason journey off to a strong start in posting a 50-24 home victory over fellow Upper Iowa Conference squad Turkey Valley Friday, October 16. Even though the points on the scoreboard tell the ultimate tale of victory, Kee football coach Chad Winters has no doubt that the Hawk win came at the line of scrimmage, where his offensive line allowed its backfield teammates to rush for nearly 400 yards on the ground and five of Kee’s seven touchdowns on the night.

Wed
21
Oct

Kee volleyball team falls in two final regular season matches in UIC play


Senior swat ... Kee volleyball senior Emily Darling takes aim for an attack in the Hawks’ home loss to MFL/MarMac in three sets Thursday, October 15. 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 webpage.

The Kee volleyball team brought its regular season to a close, matching up against the final two Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) teams that the Lady Hawks had not faced yet in league match play this season. In those two final matches, however, the Kee netters ended up suffering the same fate as in their last five UIC bouts, coming up on the short end of the final result. The Hawks fell in three sets in both of those matches, doing so at Turkey Valley Tuesday, October 13 before suffering that same result at home against MFL/MarMac Thursday, October 15.

Finishing the regular season with a 4-11 record that included a 1-7 mark in Upper Iowa Conference play, the volleyball Hawks were next scheduled to begin their Class 1A regional tournament Monday, October 19 at Turkey Valley. Results of that Monday evening match are printed in a shaded box elsewhere on the Sports pages in the October 21, 2020 print edition and e-edition of the Standard.

Wed
21
Oct

Waukon girls cross country team finishes fifth at NEIC Meet

The Waukon girls cross country team ran to a fifth-place team finish among their conference peers Tuesday, October 13 at the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) Meet hosted by Crestwood in Cresco. The Indians were without their season-long front-runner, senior Annika Headington, due to quarantine precautions from COVID-19 close contact exposure last week, and tallied 123 team points while missing out on having any runners record a top-15 All-Conference finish.

The Indians are next scheduled to compete in their Class 2A State Qualifying Meet scheduled for Thursday, October 22 at Jesup at 4 p.m. Additional details about the distance Tribe’s State Qualifying Meet can be found in a shaded box elsewhere on the Sports pages in the October 21, 2020 print edition and e-edition of the Standard.

Wed
21
Oct

Nathan O’Neill earns All-Conference honors as Waukon cross country boys finish in third place at NEIC Meet

The Waukon boys cross country team ran to its best Northeast Iowa Conference Meet finish since the 2016 season when the distance Tribe finished third among their conference peers Tuesday, October 13 at Cresco. Behind the All-Conference finish of sophomore Nathan O’Neill, the Indians scored 100 team points to claim that NEIC bronze team finish.

The Indians are next scheduled to compete in their Class 2A State Qualifying Meet scheduled for Thursday, October 22 at Jesup, beginning at 4 p.m. Additional details about the distance Tribe’s State Qualifying Meet can be found in a shaded box elsewhere on the Sports pages in the October 21, 2020 print edition and e-edition of the Standard.

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Wed
14
Oct

Waukon boys cross country team finishes third at South Winn Invite


Wraps up Indian effort ... Waukon boys cross country freshman Skyler Dugan charges down the course at the South Winneshiek Invitational Tuesday, October 6. Dugan completed the Indian varsity effort with his 29th-place finish in 19:45.13. Photo courtesy of Diana Davison.

The Waukon boys cross country team took part in its final invitational meet of the 2020 season, running in the South Winneshiek Invitational Tuesday, October 6. The Indians finished third in the seven-team field of scored varsity teams, tallying 74 team points behind all five of their scored runners finishing within the top 20 of the 47-runner varsity race field.

The Indians are next scheduled to compete at the Northeast Iowa Conference Meet at the Cresco Golf Course Tuesday, October 13. The Tribe will then prepare for its Class 2A State Qualifying Meet scheduled for Thursday, October 22 at a site yet to be assigned, with Jesup being the closest of five Class 2A State Qualifying sites.

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Wed
14
Oct

Kee girls and boys cross country teams compete at New Hampton


Leading along the way ... Kee girls cross country sophomore Alison Wagner maintains a lead over this Crestwood runner at the New Hampton Invitational Thursday, October 8. Wagner finished 22nd overall in a time of 24:18.8. 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 webpage.

The Kee girls and boys cross country teams competed in their final invitational meet of the 2020 season, traveling to New Hampton Thursday, October 8. The Hawks did not have the required five runners to compile a team score in any of the meet’s races.

For the first time this season, the Kee cross country girls did not have enough runners to compile a team score at the varsity level of competition. The Lady Hawks were without the services of the junior pair of Class 1A top-rated Haley Meyer and Reagan Mudderman at Thursday’s meet.

The Kee cross country boys had only three runners competing the varsity race at New Hampton, not enough for a team score.

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