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26
Sep

Waukon volleyball team falls at home to Oelwein in straight NEIC sets


Diggin’ the effort ... Waukon volleyball senior Ally Goltz hits the floor to bump up this attack in the Indians’ home Northeast Iowa Conference loss to Oelwein Tuesday, September 18. The Indians were swept in three straight sets by the visiting Huskies by scores of 15-25, 20-25 and 20-25. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon volleyball team had its lightest week of competition for this season play out to a heavy result when the Indians hosted Oelwein in Northeast Iowa Conference play Tuesday, September 18. Despite battling the visiting Huskies rather close throughout the night, the Tribe netters ended up being swept by their visitors in three straight sets by scores of 15-25, 20-25 and 20-25.

The Indians matched their Husky visitors fairly well on offense, hammering out 28 kills to Oelwein’s 31 winners at the net, with the Huskies committing 16 hitting errors and the net Tribe having 22 miscues. Although Oelwein didn’t do much damage at the service line, with just a single ace serve, it didn’t do itself much harm there either, missing just two serves in a total of 74 attempts at the line.

Wed
26
Sep

Kee football team picks up season’s first win, 36-6, at West Central

In a battle of Eight-Player District 3 teams each in search of their first district victory this season, the Kee football team put together an inspired effort in all facets of the game to emerge as that victor in its Friday, September 21 road test at West Central. The Hawks turned in their greatest offensive production of the season but coupled that with a strong defensive effort that resulted in five turnovers, four of those coming in the first half to help Kee bolt to a 36-0 headstart it would never look back from in securing the grid Hawks’ first win of the season, 36-6.

“We put our best half of football together in the first half,” Kee football coach Chad Winters said. “We had eight guys executing at a high level. If it wouldn’t have been for some ill-timed penalties that killed a couple drives and a fumble at the goal line going into score, we would’ve put the game away early.”

Wed
26
Sep

Waukon football team overcomes slow start to open District 4 play with 40-12 win over Monticello


Air acrobatics ... Waukon football senior Michael Sweeney fights off a Monticello defender to latch on to this reception for an Indian first down in their 40-12 home victory over the visiting Panthers Friday, September 21. Sweeney made several spectacular catches in hauling in six total receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown in the Indian victory. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Even though the start to the start of Class 2A District 4 play for the Waukon football team proved to be somewhat of a challenge, perhaps that start to the grid Tribe’s Friday, September 21 home game against Monticello proved to be just what the grid Tribe needed in ultimately getting its District 4 season off to a successful start with a 40-12 victory. The game’s first exchange of possessions saw the Indians give up a long scoring drive downfield followed by an immediate turnover for an early 6-0 hole that threatened to grow bigger, but the Indians ultimately recovered on both sides of the football to rattle off a 34-0 run over the next two quarters’ time to begin their District 4 campaign with a convincing victory.

Wed
19
Sep

Waukon football team avenges last season’s lone loss with 40-21 triumph at Cascade

Returning to the scene of the only crime in last season’s Class 2A State Championship run, it was the Waukon football team that stole some early possessions and certainly took away the game’s early momentum in rolling to a 40-21 victory at Cascade Friday, September 14. The host Cougars provided the only blemish - a 20-25 road loss - on the Indians’ best-ever season and run to the Class 2A crown last fall, but the champions of the grid Tribe’s Class 2A District 4 last season have dropped to Class 1A this fall and certainly had no answer for a 28-0 Indian headstart that featured capitalization on two of three early turnovers and another balanced grid Tribe attack that led the Indians to a 40-21 victory.

Wed
19
Sep

Waukon volleyball team wins three of five, bows out in semifinals of home tournament


Blasting it by ... Waukon volleyball junior Rebecca Thorstenson swats an attack past a defender during the Waukon Tournament Saturday, September 15. The Indians posted a 3-2 record at the tournament, being eliminated in the tournament semifinals. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon volleyball team had just one event on its schedule this past week, its own home invitational tournament Saturday, September 15. Had Spring Grove, MN not been invited to that event, the Tribe netters apparently would have claimed their own tournament crown, as the only two losses the Indians suffered Saturday were both to Spring Grove in straight sets as the Lions, instead, played their way to this season’s tournament championship, defeating the Tribe both in their four-team pool match and again in the semifinals of the tournament’s championship bracket on the way to Spring Grove also defeating MFL/MarMac, 21-8 and 21-13, in the tournament championship game to finish undefeated on the day.

Wed
19
Sep

Kee football team can’t tame Wildcats in 60-12 home loss to undefeated Central City


Wrapped up by Wallesers ... Kee football senior brothers Josh Walleser (left) and Dylan Walleser (right) combine their efforts to bring down this Central City ballcarrier in the Hawks’ 60-12 home loss to the Wildcats Friday, September 14. The two each wrapped up a solo tackle for loss of yardage and three assisted tackles as well, Dylan Walleser leading Kee’s defensive effort with five solo tackles and Josh Walleser adding two more. 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 knew it would have its hands full heading into its Friday, September 14 home game with a Central City team that was undefeated, was averaging just under 60 points per game and featured one of the state’s leading rushers in senior Trey Holub with a per carry average of just over 24 yards per carry. Although the football Hawks held Holub nearly a third below his per carry average, he still managed to rack up 139 yards of offense and three touchdowns while getting considerable help from his teammates in finishing right near the Wildcats’ scoring average with a 60-12 Kee defeat.

Wed
19
Sep

Kee volleyball team opens home schedule with Upper Iowa Conference loss to North Fayette Valley, plays through winless Waukon Tournament


Senior swing ... Kee volleyball senior Michelle Walleser fires away for an attack in the Hawks’ home Upper Iowa Conference match loss to North Fayette Valley Thursday, September 13. The Hawks won the opening set, 25-23, but had the next three taken away from them by scores of 10-25, 22-25 and 15-25. 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 team played through a winless week of competition, remaining in search of its first Upper Iowa Conference win of the season before being swept in a weekend tournament. The Hawks first opened their home volleyball schedule with a loss in four sets to Upper Iowa Conference foe North Fayette Valley Thursday, September 13 and then had three consecutive matches taken away from them in two straight sets each for a relatively short day at the Waukon Tournament Saturday, September 15.

Sporting a 2-13 match record on the season, the volleyball Hawks were next scheduled to play at Central Elkader Tuesday, September 18 before hosting West Central Thursday, September 27. Kee’s netters will then pull double duty with a road date at Clayton Ridge Tuesday, October 2 before playing at home against West Central Thursday, October 4.

Wed
19
Sep

Kee cross country girls third, boys 20th at loaded Starmont Invitational; Lady Hawks win smaller Central Elkader Invitational and boys finish fourth


Closes out team scoring ... Kee girls cross country freshman Reagan Mudderman leads a Starmont runner at the Starmont Invitational Tuesday, September 11. Mudderman completed the Hawks’ team scoring at the meet, finishing 49th for overall team scoring in 23:29. 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 had their busiest week of the season, competing in a pair of meets within a couple days of one another. One of those meets was likely the largest the Hawks will compete in during the regular season, the Starmont Invitational Tuesday, September 11, where the Kee girls finished third and the Kee boys placed 20th. The Hawks then took part in the Central Elkader Invitational Thursday, September 13, the Lady Hawks returning to the top of that meet field and the Kee boys finishing fourth.

The Hawks were next scheduled to compete at the Waukon Invitational Tuesday, September 18. Kee will then participate in the Jesup Invitational Tuesday, September 25.

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Wed
12
Sep

Tuesday Night Men’s League Champions...

The Tuesday Night Men’s League at the Waukon Golf and Country Club completed its season with a championship match between the team of Kyle Halverson/Robert Campbell (pictured left to right above) and the team of Dan Headington/Kris Krueger. The Halverson/Campbell team won the final play-off match with a two-hole sudden play-off to become the 2018 Men’s League Champions. Seventeen two-man teams competed in the Tuesday Night Men’s League at the Country Club. The Men’s League has been held each summer at the Country Club since 1977. The season is made up of eight weeks of team matches between three different divisions, including match and medal play. Play-off qualifiers were involved in a five-week play-off. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
12
Sep

Kee girls win North Fayette Valley meet by claiming half of meet’s top-10 including another Brennan, Meyer top-end sweep; Kee boys finish fifth


Stride for stride ... Kee girls cross country senior Makayla Walleser battles stride for stride with this MFL/MarMac runner at the North Fayette Valley Invitational Thursday, September 6 at West Union. Walleser finished 17th overall in a time of 24:07.42. 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.

Holds him off ... Kee boys cross country senior Ryan Whalen races toward the finish line with this determined Postville runner on his trail at the North Fayette Valley Invitational held Thursday, September 6 at West Union. Whalen was able to hold off the Pirate challenger by just over half a second, finishing 45th overall in a time of 23:07.32. 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 finally returned to the race course after more than two weeks idle from competition, with the Lady Hawks returning right to the top of their team race and the Hawk boys placing fifth in their first team-scored race of the season at North Fayette Valley Thursday, September 6. The Hawks sat completely idle two weeks ago when the August 28 Oelwein Invitational and August 30 Charles City meet addition were both canceled due to weather, and then had the Tuesday, September 4 Clayton Ridge Invitational also canceled before finally being able to compete at North Fayette Valley.

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