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Dec

Waukon wrestling team falls at Crestwood, places fifth at Starmont


Fighting him off at 152 ... Waukon wrestling 152-pound sophomore Nathan Johnson works for an escape against Crestwood’s Chris Guest during the Indians’ 71-8 dual meet loss at the home of the Cadets Thursday, December 14. Johnson avoided the fall, battling Guest to a technical fall. Photo courtesy of Nate Troy, Cresco Times-Plain Dealer.

The Waukon wrestling team brought the 2017 portion of its season schedule to a close with a couple more late-week competitions this past week. The wrestling Indians first fell at Crestwood in a Northeast Iowa Conference dual meet Thursday, December 14 by a 71-8 final result before wrestling to a fifth-place team finish in the 11-team field of the Doug Guilford Tournament hosted by Starmont High School Saturday, December 16.

Falling to a 6-4 dual meet record overall, 1-2 in Northeast Iowa Conference competition, the Indians will now get a bit of a holiday break from competition before returning to action Thursday, January 4 with a home dual against Decorah followed by the Central Elkader Tournament Saturday, January 6.

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Wed
20
Dec

Waukon bowling teams fall to Decorah in final match before holiday break

In their final competition prior to the holiday break, the Waukon bowling teams suffered a pair of losses at home to Decorah Friday, December 15. The Indian girls team fell to the visiting Vikings by a 1673-2029 final result and the Waukon boys also fell victim to a balanced Decorah effort, 2595-2848.

The Waukon bowling girls enter their holiday break with a 1-3 season record, and the Indian boys have bowled to an even mark of 2-2 so far this season. Following their holiday break, the Indians will return to action Friday, January 5 against North Fayette Valley in West Union.

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Wed
13
Dec

Another busy week for the Kee boys basketball team features scoring highs and lows on the way to a single win in three games


Heading to the hoop ... Kee boys basketball junior Josh Walleser soars toward the basket for a lay-up in the Hawks’ 45-64 loss at home to Postville Tuesday, December 5. Walleser scored nine points in the loss and also grabbed four rebounds, dished out three assists, committed one steal and blocked three shots. 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 boys basketball team posted just a single win in another busy week of three games this past week, falling early in the week at home before splitting a pair of away games with scoring totals on each end of the spectrum. The Hawks began the week with a 45-64 home loss in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play to Postville Tuesday, December 5 before back-to-back days of competition away from home yielded a 77-39 win at West Central Friday, December 8 followed by a 14-60 loss to Leroy-Ostrander out of Minnesota in an Iowa-Minnesota Border Battle match-up hosted by Luther College in Decorah Saturday, December 9.

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13
Dec

Split of two games this past week for Waukon girls basketball team includes record-setting defensive effort in 58-11 shut-down of Oelwein


Headband harassment ... Waukon girls basketball junior Grace Howe (left) and senior Carley Sweeney (right) match up their defensive efforts, as well as their headband choice, in trapping this Caledonia ballhandler in the Indians’ 36-57 home loss to the Warriors Thursday, December 7. Howe finished the game with three points, two steals and one assist, and Sweeney also added a steal to the Indian defensive effort in the game. 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 split its pair of games this past week played on back-to-back nights, falling to another strong non-conference opponent but remaining undefeated in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play. The Indians fell at home to Caledonia, MN Thursday, December 7 by a 36-57 final result but bounced back in record-setting fashion to dominate Oelwein, 58-11, in a Friday, December 8 road game that allowed the fewest points by an opponent in program history, rewriting the previous record of 14 points last allowed during the 2002-2003 season.

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13
Dec

Waukon boys basketball team remains unbeaten with pair of big home wins, 91-44 over Sumner-Fredericksburg and 65-45 over Oelwein in Northeast Iowa Conference opener


Scoring and assist leader ... Waukon boys basketball senior Mitchell Snitker draws contact from his Oelwein defender on the way to the basket in the Indians’ 65-45 home victory over the Huskies Friday, December 8. That sort of contact sent Snitker to the free throw line for nine attempts in the contest, where he converted eight of those tries for half of his team-high 16 points. He also dished out a team-high six assists, swiped three steals and pulled down four rebounds in the win. 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 continued its early-season roll with another pair of sizable victories this past week, both of them at home. The Indians opened this past week with a recent team-scoring high of 91 points in a 91-44 home beat-down of Sumner-Fredericksburg Monday, December 4 before opening Northeast Iowa Conference play with a 65-45 home victory over Oelwein Friday, December 8 to post a 3-0 start to this season.

Wed
13
Dec

Waukon bowling teams split their first home match of the season; boys team wins, girls team comes up short against North Iowa


Waukon girls bowling junior Emma Roe rolls a ball toward the pins in the Lady Indians’ 1738-1975 home loss to North Iowa Friday, December 8. Roe bowled a team-high 335 series consisting of a team-high game of 179 and a 156. 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 team turned in a tough split as the Indians of the alleys hosted North Iowa High School out of Buffalo Center for their first home match of their 2017-2018 season schedule. The Waukon boys team scored its second consecutive victory of the young season, bowling a best-ever team total for a 2609-2271 win, while the Waukon girls team fell by a 1738-1975 final.

The Indians are scheduled to wrap up the 2017 portion of their schedule this Friday, December 15 when they host Decorah. After the holiday break, the bowling Tribe will return to action Friday, January 5 against North Fayette Valley in West Union.

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Wed
06
Dec

Top entries in Waukon Wellness Center’s Fourth Annual “Turkey Trot” 5K/8K ...

The Waukon Wellness Center hosted its fourth annual “Turkey Trot” 5K/8K Run and Walk Thanksgiving morning, November 23. Approximately 73 participants took part in the event, with first-place finishers in five of the seven age categories receiving a frozen turkey and second-place finishers taking home a frozen chicken to commemorate their effort. Gold, silver and bronze medals were also distributed to the respective placewinners in each division, and youth classes received a goodie bag and a medal. The top entries in each age division at the annual event are pictured above and listed as follows:

Wed
06
Dec

Waukon girls basketball team sweeps weekend pair, 48-32 at home over New Hampton, 47-24 over Hudson at UIU Showdown

The Waukon girls basketball team got itself in the win column for the first time this season, and did so in sweeping fashion with victories in back-to-back weekend contests. The Indians opened their Northeast Iowa Conference season with a 48-32 win at home over New Hampton Friday, December 1 and followed that victory with a second one the very next day, a 48-24 handling of Hudson in the Upper Iowa University Showdown held in the Upper Iowa University gymnasium in Fayette Saturday, December 2.

Waukon is scheduled to play another back-to-back pair this week, hosting Caledonia, MN Thursday, December 7 before playing at Oelwein Friday, December 8. The Lady Indians will then face both of last season’s Northeast Iowa Conference co-champions next week, hosting Class 3A second-rated Crestwood Tuesday, December 12 before playing at Waverly-Shell Rock in a rare girl-boy doubleheader for the Indians Friday, December 15.

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06
Dec

Seven returning letterwinners make up half of 2017-2018 Waukon boys basketball team


2017-2018 Waukon boys basketball returning letterwinners ... Left to right - Front row: Colin Waters, Abe Schwartz, Mitchell Snitker. Back row: Michael Sweeney, Ethan Krueger, Evan Armstead, Isaiah Welch.

2017-2018 Waukon boys basketball team ... Left to right - Front row: Michael Headington, Baldemar Villarreal, Colin Waters, Mitchell Snitker, Terrell Baumler, Pryce Hesse, Emilio Rathbun. Back row: Michael Sweeney, Abe Schwartz, Ethan Krueger, Evan Armstead, Garrett Garin, Brady Sullivan, Isaiah Welch. Not pictured: Brayden Mulholland.

The 2017-2018 Waukon boys basketball season will feature a team with half of its roster listed as returning letterwinners from a 6-15 season last winter. An even greater portion of this season’s early roster of 15 players also recently made school history by playing to Waukon High School’s first-ever state football championship, a gridiron team also under the offensive guidance of Waukon boys basketball coach Jed Hemann, who sees much more of the sweet side of whatever bittersweet aspects stem from a football season extending into the start of the basketball season.

Wed
06
Dec

Waukon wrestling team opens season with busy week of four wins in six dual matches and sixth-place finish at Wapsie Valley Tournament


Undefeated on the night ... Waukon wrestling 138-pound junior Miles Hansmeier works to keep his South Winneshiek opponent on the mat in the Indians’ home quadrangular event with the Warriors, Clayton Ridge and Riceville Thursday, November 30. Hansmeier won a 3-0 decision in this match and also won by forfeit and scored a fall in 2:52. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon wrestling team opened its 2017-2018 season with an extremely busy week of what amounted to six dual meets in a three-night span followed by a weekend tournament. The mat Tribe posted dual victories of 33-30 over Oelwein and 51-22 over Postville, but fell to Nashua-Plainfield, 27-54, at a quadrangular kick-off to the season Tuesday, November 28 at Oelwein, and then downed Riceville, 48-24, and Clayton Ridge, 64-6, before also falling to South Winneshiek, 48-30, in a similar quadrangular format Thursday, November 30 at home. The Indians wrapped up their busy initial week with a sixth-place finish at the annual Chris Davis Tournament hosted by Wapsie Valley High School Saturday, December 2, where four Indian matmen finished within the top three of their respective weight bracket, including an individual championship won by senior Tristan Hansmeier at 170 pounds as he continued the undefeated start to his final high school wrestling season.

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