Sports

Wed
27
Jul

Kee softball team plays to another share of UIC crown during 17-15 campaign

The 2022 Kee softball team played to an overall season record that was right around average with a 17-15 mark, but for the second consecutive season the Lady Hawks played to an Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) result that was well above average. The Lady Hawks played their way to a share of the Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) season championship once again this season by tying Turkey Valley for this summer’s best UIC record at 14-2.

That second consecutive Upper Iowa Conference crown for her charges topped the list of this season’s high points for Kee softball coach Liz Hill. Accomplishing that feat with as many as four eighth graders on the field this summer adds a whole different dimension to not only this year, but many to come.

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Wed
20
Jul

Kee baseball team has season ended just shy of trying to improve on last year’s State Runner-Up finish with 2-0 Substate loss to South Winneshiek


Career finale includes 11 strike-outs ... Kee baseball senior pitcher Tyson Cota delivers a pitch in the Hawks’ 2-0 Class 1A Substate 3 loss to South Winneshiek at Decorah Tuesday, July 12. Cota surrendered four hits, one walk and one hit batter while striking out 11 South Winn players in the loss. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Upper Iowa Conference colleague Warriors then fall to top-seed Remsen-St. Mary’s in first round

Not many would have thought that the 2022 Kee baseball season would have been ended shy of a return trip to the Class 1A State Tournament, and especially not by a team they had outscored by a 33-6 result in a three-game regular season sweep. What those many may not realize, however, is that the team that ended the veteran Hawks’ 2022 journey toward improving on their 2021 State Tournament Runner-Up finish in a Tuesday, July 12 Class 1A Substate 3 championship game played at Decorah is a South Winneshiek squad that has now qualified for the State Tournament in three of the past four seasons.

Wed
20
Jul

Allamakee County to be well represented at 50th anniversary of Iowa Shrine Bowl this week


Chad Beermann...

Lincoln Snitker ...
Alex Goetzinger ...
Alex Goetzinger ...

Waukon coach Chad Beermann will be North Squad assistant, Indian linebacker Lincoln Snitker, Kee lineman Alex Goetzinger take to the field

Allamakee County will be well represented both on the sidelines and on the playing field for the 2022 Iowa Shrine Bowl to be played this Saturday, July 23 in the UNI-Dome on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Waukon football head coach Chad Beermann has been selected as an assistant coach for the game’s North Squad, being one of eight coaches assisting North Squad head coach Steve Milder of West Central.

Sharing that Shrine Bowl experience with his head coach will be Waukon graduated senior linebacker/offensive back Lincoln Snitker, who has been selected to play for the North Squad and will wear number 18 on the field. Joining that Waukon contingency will be Kee High School graduated senior lineman Alex Goetzinger, who will wear number 76 for the North Squad.

Wed
20
Jul

Waukon Park & Recreation to host Youth Tennis Program

Waukon Park & Recreation will be offering a tennis program again this summer, teaming up with instructors Aidan Hunter and Brendan Hunter to provide this opportunity. The program is for girls and boys ages seven to 17. The focus will be to help the kids gain a better understanding of the sport along with learning basic tennis technique and form.

The classes will be divided by age groups as follows:
• 7 & 8 year olds (5:00-5:50 p.m.)
• 9 & 10 year olds (6:00-6:50 p.m.)
• 11-17 year olds (7:00-7:50 p.m.)

The tennis program will be held Monday and Tuesday evenings (at the times listed above) at the Waukon Tennis Courts (across from the Waukon Wellness Center) starting July 25, and will run for three weeks. Program dates are July 25, July 26, August 1, August 2, August 8 and August 9. In the event of rain, a make-up date will be determined at that time.

Wed
13
Jul

Waukon baseball team has season brought to a close with 5-0 loss at fourth-rated Dyersville Beckman in game shortened by stormy weather


Hauling in an out ... Waukon baseball senior left fielder Hunter O’Neill looks in a fly ball for an out in the Indians’ 5-0 loss in the semifinal round of the Class 2A District Tournament at fourth-rated Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, July 5. O’Neill reached base one time on a fielder’s choice in the contest, and he hauled in three fly balls for outs in his final game in a Waukon baseball uniform. 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 had its 2022 season brought to a close earlier than it wanted to - both in the overall season aspect as well as in the final game it played. The diamond Tribe traveled to Class 2A fourth-rated Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, July 5 and played the highly-regarded Blazers to just a 5-0 result through the Indians’ fifth-inning at-bats before lightning and stormy weather forced officials to call the game due to weather concerns, with rules stating that a game played through the fifth-inning at-bats of the team not leading on the scoreboard can be declared an official game, with that ruling bringing the Indians’ 2022 campaign to a close with the 5-0 loss.

Wed
13
Jul

Waukon softball team has season ended in regional first round at Wahlert

The Waukon softball team had its Class 3A Regional Tournament opened and closed at Dubuque Wahlert Wednesday, July 6, the Indians being dealt a 13-3 loss in six innings by the host Golden Eagles. Battling back from a 4-0 initial deficit to pull within a couple runs near the game’s midway point, the Indians had the game get away from them in the fourth through sixth frames with eight unanswered Wahlert runs to the mercy-rule ending.

The Golden Eagles out-hit the softball Tribe by a 19-2 count, but the Indians were able to use their two singles to help take advantage of the 6-5 edge they were dealt in free passes in the contest. Three of Wahlert’s five free passes found their way to the scoreboard as well.

Wed
13
Jul

Kee softball team has 2-0 lead give way in late innings to have 2022 campaign ended with 6-2 loss at 15th-rated Central City


End of softball season also brings outstanding high school athletic careers to a close ... The Kee softball senior pair of Haley Meyer (photo above) and Reagan Mudderman (photo below) teamed up to score the Hawks’ only two runs in their 6-2 loss at 15th-rated Central City in the quarterfinal round of Class 1A Regional Tournament play Wednesday, July 6. The lone two seniors on this season’s squad managed back-to-back singles in the third inning before both were driven in by a double from junior catcher Alison Wagner, giving the Hawks a 2-0 lead that would stand until the bottom of the fifth inning. The loss not only brings a close to the Kee softball season, but also brings to an end the outstanding high school athletic careers for the senior pair, who made significant contributions to all four sports they participated in during their high school careers and left record-setting marks in their respective specialty sports they are each going to continue with in college, Meyer in running and Mudderman in basketball. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

Reagan Mudderman ... Standard photo.

The Kee softball team had its 2022 season brought to a close at the home of 15th-rated Central City Wednesday, July 6 in the quarterfinal round of Class 1A regional tournament play, but not without giving the highly-regarded Wildcats a strong battle that opened up a bit in the later innings. Playing Central City to an even hitting effort of six safeties each, the Hawks took a 2-0 advantage they would hold until the fifth inning, when those Wildcats were able to string together most of their hits, along with two of their 3-1 advantage in walks, to pull away to a 6-2 Kee defeat.

Wed
13
Jul

Pair of district tournament wins at home put Kee baseball team in position to play for a return trip to the Class 1A State Tournament


Perfect pitching and perfect ending ... Kee baseball senior pitcher Tyson Cota delivers a pitch in the Hawks’ 10-0 home win over Dunkerton in five innings in the semifinal round of the Class 1A District 6 Tournament Wednesday, July 6. Cota pitched a perfect game against the Raiders, striking out 11 of the minimum 15 batters he faced. He also collected two hits in Kee’s 3-2 home win over Janesville in the Class 1A District 6 championship game, delivering the game-wining hit with a walk-off double. 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.

Hawks slated to play South Winneshiek Tuesday for Substate 3 championship

The Kee baseball team got its postseason journey underway in victorious fashion this past week, winning two games to vault the Hawks to their second consecutive Class 1A Substate championship game to vie for a return trip to the Class 1A State Tournament. As the top seed in Class 1A’s District 6, Kee’s diamond dwellers received a first-round bye before putting their first postseason competition easily into the win column with a 10-0 district semifinal victory at home over Dunkerton in a mercy-rule five innings Wednesday, July 6, after having that game postponed from Tuesday, July 5 by weather.

Wed
06
Jul

Waukon baseball team splits with Charles City, defeats MFL/MarMac to close out regular season, opens postseason play with win over Clayton Ridge/Central


From the tag to the bag ... After tagging this Clayton Ridge/Central baserunner, Waukon baseball junior second baseman Nathan O’Neill prepares to make a throw to first for a double play in the sixth inning of the Tribe’s 11-9 win over the WarEagles in the opening round of Class 2A District Tournament play at Monona Saturday, July 2. O’Neill vacuumed up a ground ball and alertly tagged this runner trying to advance to second on the play before firing a shot to junior first baseman Isaac Roe to turn the twin-denial. O’Neill also collected two singles in four at-bats to score two runs and drive in another in the Indian win. 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 both wrapped up its regular season and began its postseason with victories that came in narrow fashion, the Indians closing out their regular season with a 14-16 overall season record that includes a mark of 7-13 that placed the baseball Tribe fifth in the six-team final Northeast Iowa Conference standings. That final week of the regular season saw the Indians first play to a split at home against Charles City Monday, June 27, winning game one by a 5-4 count before falling in game two by a 6-5 final result in nine innings. The Waukon diamond dwellers then wrapped up their 2022 regular season with a 6-4 home win over MFL/MarMac Wednesday, June 29 before getting their postseason journey underway with an 11-9 win over Clayton Ridge/Central in their Class 2A District 4 Tournament opener Saturday, July 2 at Monona.

Wed
06
Jul

Kee softball team clinches second consecutive share of UIC title with sweeps of West Central and South Winn, opens district tournament with win over Central


First varsity homerun ... Kee softball junior center fielder Alaina Bakewell takes a swing at an incoming pitch in the Hawks’ 8-3 victory at home over Central Elkader in the opening round of Class 1A Regional Tournament play Friday, July 1. Bakewell blasted a two-run homerun in the fourth inning for the first round-tripper of her varsity softball career. 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.

Softball Hawks advance on to play at and against Central City Wednesday night

An undefeated past week saw the Kee softball team wrap up its regular season with championship flair and also begin its postseason in a triumphant manner. Having the fate of a second consecutive Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) championship season in their own hands, the Lady Hawks took full advantage of that opportunity with sweeps of a pair of home UIC doubleheaders, locking them in a second consecutive sharing of the Upper Iowa Conference season championship with Turkey Valley, as both squads compiled a 14-2 UIC record for this season’s honors.

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