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Wed
15
Oct

Waukon girls cross country team competes at South Winneshiek

The Waukon girls cross country team competed as a team in one high school race at the South Winneshiek Invitational Tuesday, October 7, finishing seventh in the seven-team field. The Indians had nine high school runners competing in the race, but were without the services of their consistent number-five scoring runner, sophomore Katelynn Griffith, in totaling 168 team points.
The Indians were scheduled to compete in the Northeast Iowa Conference Meet Tuesday, October 14 being hosted by Decorah this year. The Tribe will then take part in its Class 2A State Qualifying Meet that has been scheduled for Thursday, October 23.

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Wed
15
Oct

Waukon football team battles top-10 rated New Hampton to 26-12 home defeat


Waukon football junior receiver Wyatt Wille secures this catch for an Indian first down despite the efforts of his New Hampton defender in the Tribe’s 26-12 home loss to the top-10 rated Chickasaws Friday, October 10. Wille hauled in several key first down catches in the ballgame on his way to a team-high 80 yards and a touchdown on five receptions. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon football team played host to the second of two fellow Class 2A District 3 opponents ranked within this season’s top 10 in that class, when eighth-rated New Hampton came to town Friday, October 10. Having learned and grown through some tough adversity since hosting District 3’s other top-10 rated team, a 40-14 Homecoming loss to North Fayette Valley, the Indians put up a strong fight against the yet district-undefeated Chickasaws, remaining within a one-touchdown margin at the end of each of the game’s first three quarters before finally surrendering a 26-12 defeat.

Wed
08
Oct

Waukon football team grinds out, picks its way through 44-14 triumph at Waterloo Columbus

In a battle of teams each looking for their first Class 2A District 3 win of the season Friday, October 3, the Waukon football team left its Waterloo Columbus hosts still winless on the season. In a reversal of what has played out in prior games, the football Indians racked up more than double the yards it gained on the ground than through the air, also taking advantage of five interceptions to help post a 44-14 victory over the host Sailors.
Improving to a 2-4 overall record and a 1-2 mark in District 3 play, the Indians will return home this Friday, October 10 to host top-10 rated New Hampton. The Chickasaws sport a 5-1 overall record, that lone loss coming to Class 1A top-five rated South Winneshiek, 18-7, in non-district play several weeks ago. New Hampton comes off a 42-14 home win over Oelwein this past Friday, October 3.

Wed
08
Oct

Kee football team comes up just short, 58-54, in district offensive shoot-out at West Central

The Kee football team found itself in an offensive slugfest during its District 4 battle at West Central of Maynard Friday, October 3, combining with the host Blue Devils to rack up 880 yards and light up the scoreboard with 112 points. Each team scored eight touchdowns, with West Central making good on five two-point conversions while Kee converted just three of those two-point tries for the final scoreboard difference, but it was one last Blue Devil scoring drive followed by a staunch defensive stand that delivered the knock-out punch for the 58-54 Kee loss. With a 4-2 overall record, 2-2 in district play, the Hawks will return home to host Springville this Friday, October 10. The Orioles hold a 2-4 overall record that includes a mark of 1-3 in Eight-Player District 4, that lone district win for Springville coming this past Friday, October 3 at home over Central City by a 48-20 final result.

Wed
08
Oct

Kee volleyball team falls at home to taller Clayton Ridge in three straight sets


Kee volleyball senior Sadie Hill fires away from the service line in the Hawks’ three-set home loss to Clayton Ridge Thursday, October 2. Hill converted all eight of her serve attempts in the match for one ace and also added three kills and one assist to the Hawk effort. Photo courtesy of Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

In its only competition of the week, the Kee volleyball team hosted a “battle of the birds” Thursday, October 2 when the Clayton Ridge Eagles flew into Lansing for an Upper Iowa Conference match-up. A formidable Eagle front line that featured a pair of 5’11” seniors and a 6’3” sophomore proved to weigh heavily in Kee being swept in three straight sets by scores of 12-25, 15-25 and 20-25.

Wed
08
Oct

Waukon boys cross country team places third at Crestwood Invitational

The Waukon boys cross country team competed in cold, windy conditions in a rare Saturday meet at Cresco this past weekend. The Indians were without the services of sophomore Austin Day and ran to a third-place finish with 101 team points behind a strong pack performance from meet champion Charles City. Sophomore Tyler O’Neill was a top-10 finisher for the Indians, placing eighth in the 64-runner field in a time of 18:33.30. The Indians’ varsity team score was wrapped up in a remaining pack effort of four runners who finished within five places and just 12 seconds of one another. The Indians were scheduled to compete at the South Winneshiek Invitational Tuesday, October 7 before preparing for the Northeast Iowa Conference Meet Tuesday, October 14 being held at Decorah this year. The Tribe will then prepare for its Class 2A State Qualifying Meet set for Thursday, October 23.

Wed
08
Oct

Waukon girls cross country team competes at Crestwood Invitational

The Waukon girls cross country team competed at the Crestwood Invitational Saturday, October 4 in cold, windy conditions that made for a less than ideal running situation. The Indians had just four runners competing at the varsity level, not enough to compile a team a score.Junior Leah Riese continued to lead the Indian effort, placing 13th out of 47 runners in the varsity race with a clocking of 17:53.6. Freshman Gabby Marti and sophomore Grace Blocker also finished within the meet’s top-30 individuals, Marti placing 27th in 19:09.4 and Blocker finishing 29th with a clocking of 19:42.8. Junior Alex Marti wrapped up the Indian varsity effort with her 32nd-place finish in a time of 19:51.5.

Wed
08
Oct

Waukon volleyball team falls in NEIC pair, wins one of four matches at Columbus Tournament


Waukon volleyball junior Madison Snitker elevates with focus on this attack in the Indians’ home loss to New Hampton in three sets Thursday, October 2. Snitker finished the match with six kills and three assists. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon volleyball team took part in one of its busiest weeks of the season, playing a pair of dual matches before four additional matches in a weekend tournament. The Indians fell in both of those dual battles in three sets, at Class 4A Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, September 30 and at home against New Hampton Thursday, October 2. The Tribe netters then competed at the Waterloo Columbus Tournament Saturday, October 4, winning just one of four matches at that event. The Indians finished third in their pool after defeating North Fayette Valley but falling to Marion and Columbus, and then also fell in their consolation bracket match to Waterloo West.

Wed
01
Oct

Waukon football team handed 41-14 Homecoming loss by fourth-rated NFV


Waukon football sophomore Tanner Mathis races around the end toward the goal line ahead of this trio of North Fayette Valley defenders in the Indians’ 41-14 Homecoming loss to the TigerHawks Friday, September 26. Mathis caught three passes for 39 yards, including this three-yard touchdown reception out of the backfield. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon football team had its Homecoming spoiled by a 41-14 loss to Class 2A fourth-rated North Fayette Valley Friday, September 26. A strong North Fayette Valley ground game proved to wear down the Indian defense, grinding out 293 yards and five of the TigerHawks’ seven touchdowns in the contest, the Indians ultimately being outgained by a final margin of 359-205 in total offense.
Now holding a 1-4 overall record with a 0-2 start to District 3 play, the Indians will take to the road this Friday, October 3, traveling to Waterloo Columbus. The Sailors are winless yet this season in their five games and come off a 42-21 loss at Oelwein this past Friday, September 26.

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Wed
01
Oct

Kee football pounds CVC, 62-14, at home

The Kee football team put together a full team effort Friday, September 26 in dominating a still learning Cedar Valley Christian (CVC) team that has only been in existence on the football field for the past three seasons. The fledgling Huskies did record their first victory in program history earlier this season, but the Hawks made sure they were not going to be a second victim, routing Cedar Valley Christian by a 62-14 final result at home.
With a 4-1 overall record, 2-1 in district play, the Hawks will play at West Central this Friday, October 3. The Blue Devils come off a 48-26 win at Central City this past Friday, September 26 and currently hold a 2-3 overall record that includes a 2-1 mark in district play.

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