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Wed
25
Oct

ON TO STATE! Waukon girls cross country team ends a decade of drought with first State Meet team qualification since 2006


Breaking a decade of drought ... Members of the Waukon girls cross country team display their State Meet qualifier banner earned with their third-place team finish and the certificate received by sophomore Katelyn Benzing for her All-District top-15 finish at the Class 2A State Qualifying Meet hosted by Dike-New Hartford Thursday, October 19. The team’s third-place finish marks the Waukon girls cross country team’s first State Meet qualification as a team since the 2006 season. Pictured above, left to right, are: Front row - Ellec Armstead and Regan Griffith. Back row - Madalyn Marti, Megan O’Neill, Gabby Marti, Katelyn Benzing, Bailey Shafer and Coach Brett Egan. Photo courtesy of Dave Davies.

Waukon girls scheduled to compete at 2 p.m. this Saturday among Class 2A elite

The Waukon girls cross country team was able to end a streak of 10 consecutive seasons without qualifying as a team for the State Cross Country Meet when the Lady Indians ran to a third-place team finish to earn the final qualifying spot at their Class 2A State Qualifying Meet hosted by Dike-New Hartford Thursday, October 19. Behind the strength of having all five of their scored runners place within the top 30 team-scored individuals, the Lady Indians claimed that third-place team finish with 96 team points behind third-rated Crestwood and sixth-rated Cascade.

Wed
25
Oct

STATEBOUND! Kee cross country girls run to first State Meet team berth since 1996


First time in two decades ... Members of the Kee girls cross country team display their State Qualifier banner following their second-place team finish at the Class 1A State Qualifying Meet hosted at Solon Thursday, October 19. That second-place Lady Hawk finish marked the first time since the 1996 season that the Kee girls cross country program has qualified as an entire team for the season grand finale. Pictured above, left to right, are: Front row - Laura Colsch, Katie Brennan, Makayla Peters, Rachel Walleser. Back row - Nicki Wood, Makayla Walleser, Coach Pat Wagner. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

A goal was achieved and a resurrection 20 years in the making was accomplished as the Kee girls cross country team reached every high school cross country team’s ultimate destination by qualifying as an entire team for the State Cross Country Meet for the first time since the Lady Hawks were represented as an entire team at the season grand finale in 1996. The Kee girls accomplished that goal with a second-place finish at their Class 1A State Qualifying Meet held in Solon Thursday, October 19, with that second-place finish coming to the two-time Class 1A defending State Champion Central Elkader team the Hawks had beaten in seven of eight previous meets this season.

Fri
20
Oct

Waukon football team will travel to Clear Lake to open State Play-Offs

The Waukon football team will be returning to the Class 2A State Play-Off scene after just missing out last season, entering the season grand finale series as the District 4 runner-up with a 6-1 district mark after a 56-21 home victory over North Fayette Valley Friday, October 20. The Indians were about 30 seconds away from ending up as District champions, but a touchdown by Cascade with less than 30 seconds left gave the Cougars a 28-21 home win over Union Friday night, giving the Cougars the Class 2A District 4 championship with a 7-0 district record, 9-0 overall.

Thu
19
Oct

DOUBLE DATE AT CC STATE!!

Both the Kee and Waukon girls cross country teams have reached every team's ultimate destination with team qualification for this year's State Cross Country Meet to be run Saturday, October 28 at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course near Fort Dodge. The Kee girls ran to a runner-up finish at their Class 1A State Qualifying Meet in Solon Thursday, October 19 and the Waukon girls claimed the final qualifying spot from their Class 2A State Qualifying Meet hosted by Dike-New Hartford Thursday as well with their third-place team finish.
The State Cross Country Meet is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. October 28 with Class 4A competition, with the Lady Indians scheduled to run in their Class 2A season grand finale at 1 p.m. and the Lady Hawks slated to run at approximately 2 p.m. Complete coverage with photos of both the Kee and Waukon girls and boys State Qualifying Meet efforts from Thursday will appear in the October 25 edition of The Standard.

Wed
18
Oct

Waukon football team takes two more steps toward State Play-Off bid with 50-35 delayed triumph over Union and 62-22 home rout of Oelwein

The Waukon football team took a pair of steps forward toward a State Play-Off berth within the same week, as the gridiron Tribe began and ended this past school week with victories against Class 2A District 4 opponents to all but solidify a berth in this year’s Class 2A State Play-Offs. The Indians’ first step this past week got its start Friday, October 6 in a game against previously district-undefeated Union at the Upper Iowa University football stadium before storms suspended that game to Monday, October 9, when the Indians finished what they started with a 50-35 defeat of the fellow Class 2A top-10 rated Knights to leapfrog over them into District 4’s runner-up spot.

Wed
18
Oct

Waukon girls cross country team runs to fourth-place finish at NEIC Meet


Waukon girls cross country sophomore Katelyn Benzing ran to the Indians’ only All-Conference individual finish in the Tribe’s fourth-place team effort at the Northeast Iowa Conference Meet hosted by the Indians Tuesday, October 10. Benzing finished right at the required top-15 finish for those All-Conference honors in a time of 21:29.7. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Sophomore Katelyn Benzing runs to first-ever All-Conference honors in meet’s top-15

The Waukon girls cross country team managed its first All-Conference performer in six seasons in finishing fourth as a team at the annual Northeast Iowa Conference Meet hosted by the Indians Tuesday, October 10. Cool, rainy weather made for less than ideal race conditions, but Indian sophomore Katelyn Benzing ran through it all to place right on the very edge of that All-Conference top-15 to pace the Indians to 106 team points.

“In less than ideal conditions, the girls really stepped up to compete in a tough field of teams at our home conference meet,” Waukon girls cross country coach Brett Egan said. “Going into the meet, I knew we could have strong individual performances and still finish fifth as a team, so to come away with fourth place was a great achievement for the girls.”

Wed
18
Oct

Waukon volleyball team brings regular season to a close still in search of first NEIC win


Waukon volleyball senior Audry Fahey swings away for this attack in the Indians’ three-set home loss to Class 4A 11th-rated Charles City Tuesday, October 10. Fahey finished the match with one kill, one dig and one ace serve, converting all five of her serve attempts in the match. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webstie.

The Waukon volleyball team brought its regular season to a complete close this past week, ending its Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) campaign without a win with both a final dual match loss and a winless final tournament effort. That final dual match loss came to Class 4A 11th-rated Charles City at home Tuesday, October 10 by scores of 14-25, 12-25 and 11-25 before the net Tribe was also swept in six matches at the Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament Saturday, October 14 at Crestwood High School in Cresco. That winless NEIC Tournament result featured losses to Class 4A fifth-rated Waverly-Shell Rock, 14-21 and 11-21; New Hampton, 17-21 and 10-21; Oelwein, 10-21 and 18-21; Class 4A 11th-rated Charles City, 11-21 and 9-21; Crestwood, 14-21 and 10-21; and to Decorah, 21-23 and 18-21.

Wed
18
Oct

Kee volleyball team falls in final UIC dual, splits four matches at UIC Tournament


Kee volleyball senior Kendra Cooper pounds out an attack in the Hawks’ three-set home loss to South Winneshiek Thursday, October 12. The Hawks fell to the Warriors by narrow margins of 24-26, 24-26 and 20-25. 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 team brought its regular season to a close this past week, wrapping up its final week of regular competition against Upper Iowa Conference foes in both dual match and tournament play. The Hawks won two of a total of five matches played in that final week, first falling to South Winneshiek at home Thursday, October 12 in their final dual match of the regular season, 24-26, 24-26 and 20-25. Kee then split its four matches played at the annual Upper Iowa Conference Tournament Saturday, October 14, falling to both Starmont, 10-21 and 20-22, and Central Elkader, 11-21, 21-19 and 8-15, but also picking up a pair of wins, over Turkey Valley by scores of 21-17, 16-21 and 15-9 and over MFL/MarMac by scores of 21-7, 16-21 and 15-13.

Wed
18
Oct

Kee football battles Northwood-Kensett, wet field conditions in 14-6 home loss


The Kee senior tandem of Eric Rud (at left carrying the ball) and Brock Flack (at right throwing the block) team up for a gain on this play in the Hawks’ 14-6 home loss to Northwood-Kensett Friday, October 13. Rud carried the ball seven times for 19 yards and Flack had 10 carries for 29 yards. The two also led the Hawk defense with two solo tackles for loss, Flack leading Kee with eight solo tackles and Rud adding five individual halts that included Kee’s lone quarterback sack. 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 football team brought its home schedule for the 2017 season to a close with a non-district contest against Northwood-Kensett from Eight-Player District 2 Friday, October 13. A steady rain that had fallen throughout most of Friday made for some less than ideal field conditions that helped limit the Hawks to just 159 yards of total offense in falling to the visiting Vikings by a 14-6 final result.

“It was tough for either team to get much going,” Kee football coach Chad Winters said. “With all the rain, the field got torn up pretty quickly.”

Wed
11
Oct

Kee cross country teams compete in pair of meets at South Winneshiek and New Hampton


Kee girls cross country senior Nicki Wood leads a pack at the Hawks’ second-place team finish at the South Winneshiek Invitational Tuesday, October 3. Wood finished 23rd overall at the meet, 18th for team scoring, in a time of 21:42.26. 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 cross country teams wrapped up what is considered to be their regular season with a tough schedule of two meets in three nights this past week. Making it even tougher for the Hawks was the quality of competition at each of those meets, as well as either the threat of rain or the existence of it. The Hawks ran at the South Winneshiek Invitational Tuesday, October 3, where the Kee girls finished second and the boys placed fifth, with Kee then running at the New Hampton Invitational Thursday, October 5, with the Lady Hawks coming in third and the Hawk boys placing seventh.

“It was a good way to end the regular season,” Kee cross country coach Pat Wagner said. “Now, our most important running of the year begins with the Upper Iowa Conference Meet and our State Qualifier upcoming.”

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