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Hansmeier brothers earn advancement to District Tournament, lead Waukon wrestling team to sixth-place team finish at Class 2A Sectional Tournament


Rocking the cradle to career win number 100 ... Waukon wrestling 170-pound senior Tristan Hansmeier has Crestwood junior Ross Niewoehner locked up in a cradle in their Class 2A Sectional 10 semifinals match Saturday, February 3 at Luther College in Decorah on the way to a win by 18-2 technical fall in 4:48 to record the 100th win of his high school wrestling career. Hansmeier had his title hopes dashed by a fall in the championship match but finished as the Sectional 10 170-pound runner-up to earn advancement to this Saturday’s District 5 Tournament. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

138-pound sectional champion ... Waukon wrestling 138-pound junior Miles Hansmeier has North Fayette Valley sophomore Joel Grimes in a tough position on the way to a 7-0 win by decision in their Class 2A Sectional 10 semifinals match Saturday, February 3 at Luther College in Decorah. Hansmeier followed that win with a pin of West Delaware senior Cole Engel in 1:52 to win the 138-pound Sectional 10 championship and advance on to this Saturday’s District 5 Tournament. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Tristan Hansmeier achieves milestone 100th career win with semifinals technical fall

The 2017-2018 wrestling season came to a close for all but two members of the Waukon wrestling team Saturday, February 3 at the mat Tribe’s Class 2A Sectional 10 Tournament held at Luther College in Decorah. Those two wrestlers - the brother tandem of senior Tristan and junior Miles Hansmeier - were the only two Indians to wrestle to the required top-two finish in their respective weight classes at the tournament to earn further advancement down the postseason wrestling road, pacing the Indians to 82.5 team points and a sixth-place finish in the tournament’s final team standings.

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Wed
31
Jan

Waukon boys basketball team splits pair of NEIC home games, defeats Crestwood, 85-77, bows to Waverly-Shell Rock, 62-36


Points in the paint ... Waukon boys basketball senior Terrell Baumler gets a shot off in the lane in the late going of the Indians’ 62-36 home loss to Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, January 26. Baumler finished the game with two points. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon boys basketball team played to a split of what turned out to be its only two games played this past week, both of those coming in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play at home. The Indians completed a regular season sweep of Crestwood with an 85-77 home win Tuesday, January 23 before being handed that same fate by Waverly-Shell Rock in a 62-36 loss at home Friday, January 26. A Monday, January 22 home game with Spring Grove, MN also scheduled for this past week was postponed by winter weather to Monday, January 29.

Wed
31
Jan

Waukon girls basketball team suffers rare winless week against rated NEIC foes, falls at 3A top-rated Crestwood, 63-41, and at home to 4A 14th-rated-WSR, 47-34


Seven points, team-high 10 boards... Waukon girls basketball junior Lauren Griffith glides toward the basket over a Waverly-Shell Rock defender in the Indians’ 47-34 home loss to the Class 4A 14th-rated Go-Hawks Friday, January 26. Griffith finished the game with seven points and a team-high 10 rebounds to go along with three assists and one steal as well. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon girls basketball team’s Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) standing took a bit of a hit this past week at the hands of the only two rated teams in the conference. Facing both Class 3A top-rated Crestwood and Class 4A 14th-rated Waverly-Shell Rock within three nights of one another, the Indians ended up playing through their first winless week of the season, falling to the undefeated Cadets on the road, 63-41, Tuesday, January 23 before suffering a scoreless fourth quarter to allow a late lead to erode away to a 47-34 loss at home to the Go-Hawks Friday, January 26. A Monday, January 22 non-conference game at Prairie du Chien, WI was canceled due to winter weather conditions and will not be made up this season.

Wed
31
Jan

Kee boys basketball team falls at intra-county foe Postville, 62-37

In its only competition of the week, the Kee boys basketball team stayed within its own county and conference, but also stayed within its own recent trend of game results with a 62-37 loss at Postville Friday, January 26. A strong first half effort that left the Hawks nearly even with the host Pirates at the halftime break gave way to double-digit margins in each of the game’s latter two frames to allow Postville to pull away to its decisive final edge.

Wed
31
Jan

Waukon bowling splits at Sumner-Fred, competes in Waterloo Tournament

The Waukon bowling teams turned in a busy latter part of the week this past week, competing on back-to-back days in a couple different formats. The Indians first split a dual match at Sumner-Fredericksburg Friday, January 26, with the Waukon girls suffering a 1776-1954 defeat and the boys picking up a 2379-2124 victory.

The two teams then hit the road right away again the next day to bowl in a tournament format at Waterloo against 11 other teams Saturday, January 27. The Indian girls finished 10th in the initial 12-team Baker game competition, with the Waukon boys finishing sixth in their competition, a team finish good enough to advance on to the eight-team head-to-head bracket competition played in a best-of-three format, where the Indians then fell to Decorah in each of their first two games to have their tournament day brought to a close.

Wed
31
Jan

Waukon wrestling team falls to both Fillmore Central and St. Charles in final double-dual in Minnesota, wrestles to sixth place at NEIC Tournament

The Waukon wrestling team brought its regular season to a close this past week, making up a final dual meet date before competing in its final Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) competition of the season as well. The mat Indians fell in their final dual meet competition, a double-dual north of the border in Minnesota that included a 45-33 loss to the host school, Fillmore Central, and a 37-25 loss to St. Charles, MN. The mat Tribe then wrestled its final NEIC competition of this season, finishing sixth in the final team standings of the Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament wrestled at Waverly-Shell Rock Saturday, January 27, with senior Tristan Hansmeier’s runner-up finish at 170 pounds being the Indians’ best individual finish of the day.

Wed
24
Jan

Former Waukon High School wrestler reaches career coaching milestone ...

Bill Plein, a 1976 Waukon High School graduate and current head wrestling coach for the Columbus Community/Winfield-Mt. Union wrestling team, achieved a coaching milestone Thursday, January 18 when his Wildcat mat charges recorded a pair of dual meet victories at Mediapolis High School. In his 28th season as head coach of the Wildcat mat program, initially as Columbus Junction High School, the first of those two Thursday evening mat wins, a 56-22 triumph over Mediapolis, marked the 400th career coaching victory for Plein, making him just the 12th coach in Iowa high school wrestling history to ever achieve that standard. A 60-18 victory for the Wildcats over Wapello High School in their second dual of the evening pushed Plein’s career win mark to 401.

Wed
24
Jan

Waukon bowling teams fall to Oelwein in final home match of the season


Tops all scorers ... Waukon boys bowling sophomore Matt Rozzell fires a toss down the lane in the Indians’ 2527-2464 home loss to Oelwein Friday, January 19. Rozzell led all scorers in the match with a 439 series that consisted of games of 240 and 199. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Team-leading effort ... Waukon girls bowling junior Emma Roe focuses down the lane in the Indians’ 2204-1995 home loss to Oelwein Friday, January 19. Roe led the Indian effort in the match with a 305 series made up of nearly equal games of 152 and 153. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon bowling teams wrapped up the home portion of their schedules with a Friday, January 19 hosting of Oelwein. The end result of that final home match-up wasn’t much of a fond farewell to that home venue for the season, as the Indian girls fell by a score of 2204-1995 and the Waukon boys allowed just a four-pin opening round deficit to get away to a 2527-2464 defeat.

The Waukon girls fell victim to an Oelwein team that had all six of its players bowl well over a 200 series, while the Indians managed just half of that feat to trail by an early 1469-1226 margin. Each team had just one player roll a 300 series to lead their respective squads, Oelwein sophomore Brielle Belden rolling an event-high 321 series and junior Emma Roe leading the Indian effort with a 305 series comprised of consistent game totals of 152 and 153.

Wed
24
Jan

Waukon girls basketball team dominates Oelwein once again, 62-23, in week’s lone competition

In its only competition slated for this past week, the Waukon girls basketball team had very little trouble with an Oelwein team sporting just a single win in Northeast Iowa Conference play. Having stifled the Huskies to a new school record defensive total of just 11 points the last time the two teams met, the Indians were a little more generous this time, but not nearly enough to prevent another dominating victory over Oelwein, 62-23, Friday, January 19 at home.

Wed
24
Jan

Waukon boys basketball team splits pair of contests, comes up just short at Prairie du Chien, 66-62, but wins at Oelwein, 65-47

The Waukon boys basketball team split its pair of games this past week, falling to another non-conference opponent but continuing to hold its third-place position in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) standings with another victory in league play. The Indians opened the week having a strong comeback effort fall short, 66-62, at Prairie du Chien, WI Tuesday, January 16 before bouncing back with a 65-47 victory at Oelwein Friday, January 19.

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