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14
Jun

New Albin 13 & Under baseball team wins tournament championship ...

The New Albin 13 & under baseball team competed in the Dr. Robert McMahon Memorial Baseball Tournament sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of Greater La Crosse Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4. After falling to the La Crosse A’s 8-0 Saturday morning, the team came back with four victories in a row, including 11-1 over Holmen (Seiler), 10-0 over Stoddard-Genoa, 11-1 over Holmen (Palmer) and an 8-1 victory over Shelby in the championship game, to claim first place in the 13 & under upper level division. Pictured above, left to right, are: Front row - Tyson Cota, Hunter Peterson, Jordan Cota, Kaleb Drape, Dalton Dibert, Landon Reams. Back row - Coach Jared Donahue, Jaylen Drape, Damon Weber, Jonah Reinke, Buddy Hill, Chance Colsch, Coach Jeff Cota, Coach Hunter Fink. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
07
Jun

Kee softball team sweeps Clayton Ridge in week’s lone competition


Kee softball sophomore first baseman Katie Brennan slides into homeplate ahead of an anticipated throw in the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of Clayton Ridge Thursday, June 1 by mercy-rule scores of 10-0 and 13-0. Brennan was four-for seven with four runs scored and three RBI in the twinbill sweep. Photo by Jordyn Burroughs. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Even with posting another pair of wins to remain undefeated on the season the Kee softball team had a difficult week this past week, rallying around sophomore teammate Makayla Walleser and her family after their father lost his life in a tragic accident early Tuesday morning, May 30. The team made the decision not to play in the North Fayette Valley Tournament that was scheduled for this past Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, as those were the days of James Walleser’s visitation and funeral. The Lady Hawks did play their Thursday, June 1 home doubleheader with Clayton Ridge, with Walleser stoically taking her position at shortstop to help her team post mercy-rule victories of 10-0 in six innings and 13-0 in just three innings.

Wed
07
Jun

Waukon baseball team ends up on each side of mercy-rule results


Waukon baseball junior center fielder Mitchell Snitker meets the baseball with a smooth swing in the Indians’ 14-1 non-conference triumph at MFL/MarMac Wednesday, May 31. Snitker belted two hits in three at-bats in the victory, crushing the Tribe’s first homerun of the season, driving in three runs and scoring two of his own. Photo courtesy of Grant Langhus.

The Waukon baseball team had to hit the road this week, even though they were scheduled to play at home to start the week. A broken water pipe underneath the Indians’ home field forced them to have to travel to Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, May 30, where they were handed two mercy-rule losses in five innings, 16-6 and 10-0. The baseball Tribe bounced back to deliver one of those mercy-rule results itself, blasting MFL/MarMac on the road, 14-1 in six innings, Wednesday, May 31.

Wed
07
Jun

Kee baseball team posts sweep at Clayton Ridge, home split vs. Riceville

The Kee baseball team ended up with just four games this past week, having a Tuesday, May 30 home doubleheader with Edgewood-Colesburg postponed to June 13 out of respect for the tragic passing of the father of sophomore brothers and teammates Dylan and Josh Walleser earlier that day. Once they returned to the field, the Hawks did so with fairly good success, sweeping an Upper Iowa Conference pair at Clayton Ridge, 14-10 and 6-2, Thursday, June 1 before splitting a non-conference pair at home against Riceville Saturday, June 3, winning a 3-0 battle and falling by a narrow, 4-3 margin.

Wed
07
Jun

Waukon softball team falls in trio of lopsided weekday defeats, picks up first win of the season with split at weekend Charles City Classic

The Waukon softball team turned in a busy latter half of the week on the diamond this past week, playing a total of six games in four days. That week began with a trio of mercy-rule losses, including at home to MFL/MarMac Wednesday, May 31, 14-3 in five innings, and a pair at Charles City Thursday, June 1 by scores of 13-1 in four innings and 10-0 in five innings. The Lady Indians returned to Charles City two days later, splitting two games in the Comets’ annual Classic Saturday, June 3, including a 10-1 win over Iowa Falls-Alden for the softball Tribe’s first win of the season and a 4-0 loss to North Butler.

Wed
31
May

Waukon baseball team opens season with non-conference win at North Fayette Valley, falls to South Winneshiek and at Clayton Ridge

The Waukon baseball team opened its 2017 season with mixed results against a trio of teams from the Upper Iowa Conference. The baseball Tribe kicked off the season with a 4-1 victory at North Fayette Valley Tuesday, May 23 before falling at home to South Winneshiek, 8-0, Thursday, May 25 and again at Clayton Ridge Friday, May 26 by a 5-3 count.

The Indians were scheduled for a busy early part of the week this week, originally slated to host a varsity doubleheader with Waverly-Shell Rock to open its Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) season Tuesday, May 30 before playing at MFL/MarMac Wednesday, May 31. That May 30 home date will have to be played at Waverly, as a water pipe in the Indians’ field watering system requires repair before the field will be playable again. The Tribe will then play another NEIC double-dip at Charles City Tuesday, June 6 before hosting Turkey Valley Wednesday, June 7 and playing at Decorah Friday, June 9.

Wed
31
May

Waukon softball team comes up shy of a win in opening week


Waukon softball junior Lauren Elliott fires a pitch toward homeplate during the Tribe’s opening week of competition this past week. Elliott has been the starting pitcher for the softball Tribe, throwing all three complete games. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon softball team got its 2017 season off to a winless start, although the Indians were leading when one game ended. That Tuesday, May 23 season opener at home against Central Elkader had the Indians holding a 4-2 lead in the fifth inning when the game was called due to rainy conditions and is not scheduled to be completed. Following that wash-out, the Indians’ luck didn’t change for the better, being swept at home by Waverly-Shell Rock, 12-0 in five innings and 7-4, in their Northeast Iowa Conference opener Thursday, May 25 before suffering a similar fate, 11-0 in five innings, at home to Class 1A top-rated and defending State Champion Kee Friday, May 26.

Wed
31
May

Kee baseball team begins season with single win in first four games


Kee baseball senior Clay Olson fires a pitch toward homeplate in the 6-0 victory of the Hawks’ home doubleheader split with Waterloo West Saturday, May 27. Olson allowed just two hits and struck out nine batters without a walk in the victory. Photo by Jordyn Burroughs. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee baseball team got its 2017 season underway with what ended up being a pair of doubleheaders that resulted in just a single win, although the Hawks were on the brink of at least two more. The week began with the Hawks being swept at Decorah Tuesday, May 23 with a 3-2 loss in the final inning of game one followed by a 6-0 loss in the nightcap. Kee was then scheduled to host its annual Shooky Fink Tournament Saturday, May 27, but a scheduling conflict, instead, turned that date into a doubleheader with Waterloo West, which was split between a 6-0 Kee victory and an 8-6 Hawk loss.

A busy upcoming week for the Hawks begins with a home doubleheader against Edgewood-Colesburg Tuesday, May 30 before Kee travels to Clayton Ridge Thursday, June 1 and then hosts Riceville Saturday, June 3, both of those dates doubleheaders as well. That trend continues at home with Starmont Monday, June 5 before traveling to South Winneshiek Thursday, June 8.

Wed
31
May

Kee softball team starts season with undefeated week of six games


Kee softball senior Sydney Strong leaps toward homeplate into the waiting welcome of her teammates following the first homerun of her career Thursday, May 25 at home against MFL/MarMac. Strong was two-for-three in the Hawks’ doubleheader sweep of the visiting Bulldogs, also belting a double in game two of the twinbill. Photo by Jordyn Burroughs. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee softball team got its 2017 season off to a busy start with a series of six games in five days, but put all six of those contests in the win column for an undefeated start. The Lady Hawks began that busy, and successful, stretch with a 9-0 road win at Decorah Tuesday, May 23 before sweeping an Upper Iowa Conference twinbill at home over MFL/MarMac, 10-0 in five innings and 4-1, Thursday, May 25 and then blasting intra-county foe Waukon by an 11-0 count in five innings Friday, May 26. The Kee diamond dwellers continued their winning ways by sweeping a pair of contests in comeback fashion at the Jesup Invitational Saturday, May 27, defeating Sumner-Fredericksburg, 5-4, as well as the host school, 13-12.

Wed
24
May

Waukon girls track senior trio comes up shy of final goals but ends careers at every track and field athlete’s ultimate destination


One final flight at Drake Stadium ... Waukon girls track senior Erika Johnson flies through the air one final time during her third consecutive State Meet qualification in the long jump. Johnson recorded a preliminary-best jump of 16’1.5” to miss out on making the finals and place 10th overall in the Class 2A 24-jumper field. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The 2017 State Track Meet held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines Thursday through Saturday, May 18-20 marked the end of the 2017 Iowa high school track season, and the end of some decorated careers of three Waukon girls track seniors who competed in the season grand finale. Although neither of the two events the Lady Indians qualified for this year’s State Meet came away with any medal-winning hardware, the three Indian seniors who competed among this season’s five qualified competitors were able to end their careers where all Iowa high school athletes would have loved to, and where each of them have finished at least their last three seasons.

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