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Wed
01
Nov

Tailgate party proceeds donated to Kee Booster Club ...

Friday, September 22, employees from New Albin Savings Bank and Kerndt Brothers Bank joined together and raised money for the Kee Booster Club by hosting the sixth annual Kee High School tailgate party. Pictured above at the donation of proceeds from this year’s event are, left to right, Kelli Mudderman of New Albin Savings Bank, Laurie Van Brocklin of the Kee Booster Club and Clem Schulte of Kerndt Brothers Bank Since its inception, this event has raised over $11,000 for the Kee Booster Club. This year’s donation will be used to install a new automatic cooling water fountain in the gym. The free-will donation meal at the event included grilled hamburgers and hot dogs from the Allamakee County Cattlemen, while Calhoun Creamery and WW Homestead Dairy supplied 20 pounds of fresh cheese curds for everyone to enjoy. Everyone who attended the free meal also received a free Kee High synch back.

Wed
01
Nov

Kee girls cross country team runs to best-ever finish at Class 1A State Meet, brings home third-place trophy in first team qualification since the 1996 season


Two-decade drought gives way to best -ever team finish ... Members of the Kee girls cross country team look toward their fans after being awarded their trophy for their third-place finish in the Class 1A competition of the State Cross Country Meet held at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course near Fort Dodge Saturday, October 28. Having qualified as an entire team for the State Meet season grand finale for the first time since the 1996 season, the Lady Hawks furthered that milestone effort by running to the best finish in team history with their third-place effort among the Class 1A elite. Pictured above, left to right, are junior Katie Brennan, sophomore Makayla Peters, senior Nicki Wood, junior Makayla Walleser, sophomores Laura Colsch and Rachel Walleser and Coach Pat Wagner. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee Hawk faithful certainly know their way to Fort Dodge, and for the first time in two decades they were able to make that journey to watch a full team of some familiar faces who have typically performed a few more miles down the road, instead, perform for a few miles...period. That performance, in the Class 1A field of the Iowa High School State Cross Country Meet Saturday, October 28, was not only the first team appearance for the Kee girls cross country team since the 1996 season, but it also turned out to be the best-ever finish for the cross country Lady Hawks in team history, as they ran to a third-place team result among Class 1A’s cross country elite.

Wed
01
Nov

Waukon football team begins Class 2A State Play-Off journey with 46-16 rout in windy, snowy, cold opening-round game at Clear Lake


Following the front line to a career high ... Waukon football senior Mitchell Snitker (#8 in center of the above photo) follows the blocking of his offensive line made up of (left to right) seniors Ethan Krueger, Colin Waters, Alex Brink (on ground) and Tanner Peterson, and junior Brady Sullivan for a one-yard touchdown, with fellow senior backfield mates Tristan Hansmeier and Evan Armstead (left to right at far right) also helping out. Behind that front line that also included, at times, senior Chance Opperman and junior Pryce Hesse, Snitker ran for a career-high 232 yards and five touchdowns in the Indians’ 46-16 win at Clear Lake Friday, October 27 in the opening round of the Class 2A State Play-Offs. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Indians will travel to New Hampton this Friday for rematch in quarterfinals

Neither wind, nor cold nor the dark-uniformed Clear Lake Lion defense that has not given up more than 14 points in any of its previous seven games could stop the Waukon football team from delivering itself to the quarterfinal round of the Class 2A State Play-Offs with a 46-16 rout of the host Lions in the opening round of the season grand finale series Friday, October 27. Temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, winds blowing between 20 and 30 mph definitely pushing wind chills below that freezing mark, and a steady dose of snow showers may have lopsided the Indians’ usually balanced offensive attack, but the 371 yards the Indians gained on the ground, compared to just 97 through the air, proved to be more than enough to fuel a 46-0 headstart the Indians gained through three quarters on the way to the victory.

Wed
01
Nov

Waukon girls cross country team runs to ninth-place team finish among Class 2A elite at State Meet season grand finale


Freshman finish ... Waukon girls cross country freshman Regan Griffith battles a runner down the homestretch of the Class 2A State Cross Country Meet in Fort Dodge Saturday, October 28. Griffith ran to a 67th-place overall finish, 49th place for team scoring, with a clocking of 21:38.3. 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 cross country season came to an end exceeding expectations at the season grand finale of the Class 2A State Meet Saturday, October 28 at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course near Fort Dodge. Heading into every team’s ultimate destination, the Indians were rated 11th by the Iowa Track and Field Coaches Association but ran to a ninth-place finish in the Class 2A State Meet field of 15 teams, their 242 team points just two away from placing even one position higher.

Wed
01
Nov

Kee volleyball team pulls off upset at 10th-rated Dunkerton in five-set marathon to earn opportunity for State Tournament berth in Region 5 championship match


Freshman firepower ... Kee volleyball freshman Jada Mitchell blasts this kill attempt in the Hawks’ five-set Class 1A Region 5 semifinals victory at 10th-rated Dunkerton Thursday, October 26. Mitchell hammered out seven kills, had two digs and denied three solo blocks while assisting on another net halt in the match. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee volleyball team took another thrilling step down the postseason tournament trail, taking fans on yet another rollercoaster ride to the brink of yet another history-making possibility for Kee High School. In their Class 1A Region 5 semifinal match at 10th-rated Dunkerton Thursday, October 26, the Hawks swept the first two sets of the match, 27-25 and 25-20, but then suffered losses of 16-25 and 20-25 to bring the match to a decisive fifth set, where the Kee netters once again appeared to have their season on the ropes, but battled their way back once again to secure the set-five win, 15-10, and the match victory.

Thu
26
Oct

UPDATE: Kee volleyball regional championship match moved to Cresco Tuesday

The Kee volleyball team continued its brilliant postseason run and is now one match away from its first-ever State Tournament qualification after another five-set thriller Thursday, October 26 at 10th-rated Dunkerton. The Lady Hawks bolted to a two-set edge with victories of 27-25 and 25-20, but then let the host Raiders back into the match by suffering losses of 16-25 and 20-25 to force a fifth and deciding set. After another back-and-forth battle, the Hawks pulled out the 15-10 victory to earn the upset and advancement to the Tuesday, October 31 Region 5 championship match to play for a berth in the Class 1A State Tournament. Tuesday's regional championship match will now be played at Crestwood High School in Cresco - instead of at Waverly, beginning at 7 p.m. against seventh-rated Tripoli. Full details and photos of the Hawks thrilling upset will appear in the October November 1 edition of The Standard newspaper.

Wed
25
Oct

Homecoming Tailgate Party proceeds donated to Allamakee Athletic Booster Club ...

Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank of Waukon and Decorah recently presented a check in the amount of $1,592.25 to the Allamakee Athletic Booster Club for proceeds the bank received through its 2017 Tailgate Party during Waukon High School’s Homecoming September 22. Serving hamburgers and hot dogs grilled by the Allamakee County Cattlemen, the bank accepted free-will donations for the meal with all proceeds being donated to the Allamakee Athletic Booster Club. Pictured above at the presentation of those donated proceeds to the Allamakee Athletic Boosters are, left to right, Sara Miller of Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank, Bridget and Rick Ronan of the Allamakee Athletic Boosters, and Mary Jo Goodman of Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank. The Allamakee Athletic Booster Club has received $10,623.08 in donations over the eight years this event has been held. Submitted photo.

Wed
25
Oct

Waukon football team clinches District 4 runner-up finish, Class 2A State Play-Off berth with 56-21 home rout of North Fayette Valley


Hauling in a touchdown ... Waukon football sophomore Dawson Baures latches on to this pass from senior Abe Schwartz for a 30-yard touchdown reception in the Indians’ 56-21 home victory over North Fayette Valley Friday, October 20. Baures finished the game with two catches for 40 yards and this touchdown, and also tallied three each of solo and assisted tackles. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Indians will open season grand finale series this Friday at Clear Lake

For the second consecutive season, the Waukon football team was faced with a scenario of “win and you’re in” the State Play-Offs against a North Fayette Valley squad with a strong football tradition over the years. Although the situation wasn’t quite the same as last year, with last season’s undefeated TigerHawks graduating the core of their most recent success and that graduation showing itself in just a 2-6 North Fayette Valley record this season, it was still a case of taking care of business for the Indians, which they happened to do quite well in posting a 56-21 victory to earn their fourth State Play-Off berth in the past six seasons.

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Wed
25
Oct

Kee volleyball team continues down postseason trail with wins over TV and N-K


Kill leader ... Kee volleyball senior Chloe Severson unloads on this attack in the Hawks’ three-set sweep of Turkey Valley at home in the opening round of the Class 1A Region 5 Tournament Tuesday, October 17. Severson hammered out a team-high 14 kills in the match and posted six digs and two aces. 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 website.

The Kee volleyball season rolls on but not without leaving an Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) colleague behind and battling through a hard-fought five-set marathon to make it happen. The Lady Hawks first took care of fellow UIC netters Turkey Valley at home Tuesday, October 17 for the fifth time this season, this time in three straight sets, 25-18, 25-14 and 25-23, in the opening round of Class 1A Region 5 tournament play, but then were locked in a five-set war in the Region 5 quarterfinals at Riceville Monday, October 23, battling Northwood-Kensett in a match in which none of the sets featured more than a final five-point margin of victory for either team, but three of those sets going Kee’s way for the match victory and further postseason advancement by scores of 21-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-22 and 16-14.

Wed
25
Oct

Waukon volleyball team has season brought to an end in first-round loss at New Hampton


Senior swing ... Waukon volleyball senior Lauren Elliott fires away for a kill attempt in the Indians’ three-set loss at New Hampton in the opening round of Class 3A regional tournament play Wednesday, October 18. Elliott led the Indian defense with eight digs and also had one kill in the match. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The 2017 Waukon volleyball season was brought to a close in the Indians’ first opportunity to try and extend it, as the Tribe netters fell in three straight sets at New Hampton in Class 3A Region 5 tournament play Wednesday, October 18. Having not been able to win a set against the Chickasaws in three previous matches this season, the Indians looked to be on the verge of doing that right away in this tournament match, building a 20-9 lead in set one, but had the host Chickasaws claw their way back to not only steal away that first set, 24-26, but also go on to sweep the next two sets as well, 15-25 and 12-25, to bring the Indians’ season to a close.

The Indians wrapped up their 2017 campaign with an 8-29-2 season record that included a 0-6 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference dual match play that placed them seventh in the final standings. With the win, New Hampton advanced on to play Oelwein Tuesday, October 24 in the Region 5 semifinals.

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