Sports

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Feb

Jakob Regan returns to State Tournament with 126-pound runner-up finish at Districts; Malone, Dickson and Dugan wrestle to fourth place


Earning his returning with 126-pound runner-up finish ... Waukon wrestling 126-pound junior Jakob Regan works over Independence freshman Tyler Wieland in their first-round match at the Class 2A District Tournament held Saturday, February 12 at New Hampton High School. Regan went on to pull out a 1-0 win by decision over Wieland and then fell by 3-0 decision in the championship match to finish as the 126-pound runner-up and earn his second trip to the Class 2A State Tournament, which will begin for him this Thursday morning. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

Regan opens season grand finale in Des Moines this Thursday morning

The Waukon wrestling team had its largest representation in several seasons competing at the Class 2A District Tournament hosted by New Hampton High School, as four Indian grapplers took to the mat to try and extend their season to the final destination every high school wrestler strives for with a first- or second-place finish in their four-man weight bracket. Battling some of the top wrestlers in the area, and in some cases in the state of Iowa, only one of those four - the only one of that quartet who has ever advanced that far before in his career - was able to accomplish that task, as junior 126-pounder Jakob Regan wrestled his way to a runner-up finish to qualify for the Class 2A State Tournament for the second time in his career, having done so two seasons ago during his freshman year.

Wed
16
Feb

Kee girls basketball team has season brought to an end with 45-24 loss at Turkey Valley in first round of Class 1A regional tournament


Defensive focus ... Kee girls basketball senior Haley Meyer focuses on her Turkey Valley opponent in the Hawks’ 45-24 loss at the home of the Trojans in the first round of Class 1A Regional Tournament play Thursday, February 10. In the final game of her high school basketball career, Meyer scored four points, ripped down seven rebounds, swiped two steals and dished out one assist. 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 basketball team had both its regular season and its overall season come to a close within a few days of one another this past week, as the Lady Hawks ended their 2021-2022 campaign with a five-game streak outside the win column. The Kee girls first fell at home to Central Elkader, 37-29, Monday, February 7 in a game rescheduled from January 14 to bring their regular season schedule to completion. The Lady Hawks then both began and ended their Class 1A Regional Tournament trail Thursday, February 10 with a 45-24 loss at fellow Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) squad Turkey Valley in the opening round of postseason play.

Wed
09
Feb

Waukon High School graduate, now NFL tight end, speaks with local FCA huddle ...

Recently, Waukon High School 2014 graduate Parker Hesse (center of back row), now playing tight end for the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League (NFL), spoke to the local huddle of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Hesse shared what it takes to have success in football and in life. His message was that, first and foremost, faith in Jesus and in oneself is the key to success. He also answered several questions relating to life as an NFL football player. The FCA huddle meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the Waukon Wellness Center. Contact local FCA Coordinator Kim Welch for additional information.
 

Wed
09
Feb

Kooiker, Snitker each sign National Letter of Intent to play football ...

A pair of Waukon football seniors signed their talents on to their respective collegiate programs during National Letter of Intent Signing Day Wednesday, February 2. Pictured at right are, left to right, Elliot Kooiker and Lincoln Snitker, both of whom helped lead the Indians to a 10-2 season record this past fall, along with the program’s fourth consecutive undefeated District Championship and its fifth consecutive advancement to the Class 2A State Play-Off Semifinals.

Wed
09
Feb

Waukon girls basketball team’s 1-2 result for the week includes back-to-back losses to larger schools


Single-game record 11 assists ... Waukon girls basketball junior Maggie Criswell soars toward the hoop in the Indians’ 65-60 home win over North Fayette Valley Tuesday, February 1. Criswell dished out a new single-game program record of 11 assists in the win, breaking the previous mark of 10 assists first set 12 seasons ago by 2010 Waukon High School graduate Tatum (Meyer) Wagner. She also scored nine points and recorded three each of steals and rebounds. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

Junior Maggie Criswell breaks 12-year-old single-game assist record

The Waukon girls basketball team had a fairly busy week start out well before eroding to consecutive losses this past week, beginning with a 65-60 home win over North Fayette Valley Tuesday, February 1. That win to open the week gave way to consecutive weekend losses that included a 58-35 loss at Class 4A Decorah Friday, February 4 followed by a 72-36 loss at home to Class 5A second-rated Waterloo West Saturday, February 5.

Now holding an 11-8 season record that includes a 5-4 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play, the Indians were next scheduled to wrap up their regular season schedule hosting Charles City Tuesday, February 8 before beginning postseason tournament play Saturday, February 12 at home against West Delaware. Further details of that postseason path can be found elsewhere on the Sports pages in the February 9, 2022 edition of the Standard.

Wed
09
Feb

Waukon wrestling team places third at Class 2A Sectional Tournament, advances four to District Tournament Saturday


Sectional champion at 126 pounds ... Waukon wrestling 126-pound junior Jakob Regan returns Aplington-Parkersburg/Grundy Center freshman Carter Liston to the mat in the semifinal round of the Class 2A Sectional 9 Tournament at Cresco Saturday, February 5. Regan went on to defeat Liston by 13-1 major decision on the way to claiming the 126-pound championship and advancing to the District Tournament this Saturday, February 12 in New Hampton. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

Regan crowned Sectional champ; Malone, Dickson and Dugan runner-up

The Waukon wrestling team began its postseason journey Saturday, February 5 at the Class 2A Sectional 9 Tournament hosted by Crestwood High School in Cresco, with four of the mat Tribe’s 13 competing wrestlers battling their way to top-two finishes in their respective weight classes to earn continuation of their season with advancement to the Class 2A District 5 Tournament at New Hampton this Saturday, February 12. Further details of the District Tournament path for those four advancing Indians can be found in the February 9, 2022 Sports pages in the Standard.

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Wed
02
Feb

Kee girls basketball team wins one of three UIC contests


Passing purpose ... Kee girls basketball junior Alaina Bakewell looks to make a pass in the Hawks’ 38-35 home loss to MFL/MarMac Tuesday, January 25. Bakewell grabbed seven rebounds, dished out two assists and swiped one steal. 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 basketball team picked up just one win in three games played this past week, but came well within striking distance of putting all three of those games in the win column. Beginning the week with a 38-35 home loss to MFL/MarMac Tuesday, January 25, the Lady Hawks then posted a 65-37 win at Postville Thursday, January 27 in a game rescheduled from January 18 before falling in another close battle at North Fayette Valley Friday, January 28 by a 52-47 end result.

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02
Feb

Waukon wrestling team wins first dual meets of season, places fourth at Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament


Two pins in three wins, including this one in 11 seconds ... Waukon wrestling 220-pound senior Alex Goetzinger has a tight grip on his MFL/MarMac opponent on the way to a fall in just 11 seconds in the Indians’ final home dual event of the season Tuesday, January 25 against the Bulldogs, Postville, Clayton Ridge and Nashua-Plainfield. Goetzinger recorded three wins in the four dual meets the Indians wrestled at the event, including this quick fall, one other pin and a forfeit win. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

Junior Jakob Regan crowned NEIC individual champion at 126 pounds

The Waukon wrestling team wrapped up its regular season this past week with one final dual event and a tournament. That final dual event proved to the mat Tribe’s best of the season as the Indians won two of four dual meets wrestled that night, defeating both Postville, 48-27, and Clayton Ridge, 60-4, while also falling to MFL/MarMac, 60-24, and to Nashua-Plainfield, 78-3. The Indians also wrestled in the annual Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) Tournament Saturday, January 29 at New Hampton, finishing fourth in the final team standings and crowning their first NEIC Champion in over 15 seasons in junior 126-pounder Jakob Regan.

The Indians will now begin their postseason journey Saturday, February 5 at their Class 2A Sectional 9 Tournament at Crestwood High School in Cresco.

Wed
02
Feb

Kee boys basketball team falls in pair of Upper Iowa Conference battles


Up and under ... Kee boys basketball sophomore Cameron Lind puts a shot up underneath the hoop in the Hawks’ 51-49 home loss to MFL/MarMac Tuesday, January 25. Lind posted equal totals of six points and six rebounds in the ballgame while also blocking one shot. 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 boys basketball team played through a winless week, falling in a pair of Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) contests to teams lying in front of the Hawks’ current middle-of-the-pack ranking in the current UIC standings. The Kee boys first came close to reversing an earlier fortune against the only team still unbeaten in UIC play, coming up just short, 51-49, at home against MFL/MarMac Tuesday, January 25, and then suffered a differing trend in falling harder to a North Fayette Valley squad they had fallen to by just a point a couple weeks earlier, being dealt a 66-54 loss in West Union Friday, January 28.

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Wed
02
Feb

Waukon boys basketball team avenges another early-season NEIC defeat before win streak ends with back-to-back losses

The Waukon boys basketball team played through a busy week, starting off this past week by extending a newfound winning streak to four games before having that streak ended and starting one in the opposite direction, but only by narrow end results. The Indians opened the week with a 61-53 win at Crestwood Tuesday, January 25 but then fell in back-to-back road games, 55-52 at Spring Grove, MN Thursday, January 27 and by a 56-53 final in overtime at Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, January 28.

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