Sports

Wed
06
Aug

All-District, First Team All-State

Kee softball freshman Courtney Cooper was honored with Class 1A Northeast All-District honors and Class 1A First Team All-State honors by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association following completion of the 2014 softball season, in which the Hawks played to a best-ever season record of 34-10, a first-ever Upper Iowa Conference championship, and Class 1A State Tournament Runner-Up honors. Cooper was second on the team in home runs and doubles this season with six round-trippers and 12 two-baggers, collecting 53 hits and driving in 39 runs that ranked fourth and third on the team, respectively, this season. She also rounded out Kee’s formidable one-two pitching punch with her eighth grade sister, Kendra, posting a 12-5 season record that included 97-2/3 innings pitched, 144 strike-outs, a .200 opposing team batting average and an earned run average (ERA) of 2.29.
 

Wed
06
Aug

All-District, Third Team All-State honors ...

Kee softball junior outfielder Val Meyer was named to the Class 1A Northeast All-District Team and the Class 1A All-State Third Team by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association following completion of the 2014 softball season, in which the Hawks played to a best-ever season record of 34-10, a first-ever Upper Iowa Conference championship, and Class 1A State Tournament Runner-Up honors. Meyer led the Hawk offense with 19 doubles on the season, finishing second on the team with 66 hits, a .458 batting average and 40 runs batted in (RBI). She also played a solid outfield for Kee’s defense, committing just one error on the season.
 

Wed
06
Aug

Shooky Fink 13 and Under Baseball Tournament Champions

The Waukon Park and Recreation 13 and Under baseball team won its division of the annual Shooky Fink Tournament held at New Albin Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19. The team won its tournament pool by defeating the Hokah, MN seventh grade team, 10-2, and a team from Caledonia, MN, 4-1, during Friday’s competition to earn a spot in the tournament championship game Saturday, where the Waukon team clinched the tournament title with a 5-3 victory over the Hokah, MN sixth grade team. Pictured above, left to right, are: Front row - Coach Mark Hawes, Michael Headington, Miles Hansmeier, Brady Sullivan, Brock Hatlan, Logan Houg. Back row - Coach Austin Troendle, Robbie Drew, Pryce Hesse, Levi McGeough, Patrick Waters, Wyatt Little, Carson Wille, Carson Jones, Coach Marshall Lyons. Submitted photo courtesy of Cassandra Drew.

Wed
06
Aug

Kee baseball team posts 23-17 record during 2014 campaign

The 2014 Kee baseball season finished with above average results with a 23-17 overall season record, but not necessarily at that same level in comparison to recent Kee baseball legacy. For the first time in 10 seasons the baseball Hawks fell short of an Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) championship, and for the first time in recent memory as well, Kee’s diamond dwellers played just two postseason tournament games, both of those shortcomings being the result of significant overall improvement in UIC competition this season, according to legendary Kee baseball Coach Gene Schultz.

Wed
30
Jul

SILVER LINING: Kee softball team wins two of three to finish as Class 1A State Runner-Up


Members of the Kee softball team hoist their Class 1A State Tournament Runner-Up trophy toward their cheering crowd following their 12-1 loss to Class 1A dynasty Akron-Westfield in the State Championship game at Fort Dodge Friday, July 25. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

A trio of Kee softball players, including eighth grade pitcher Kendra Cooper, sophomore second baseman Ellie Cooper and senior catcher Ellie Heiderscheit, were named to the Class 1A All-Tournament Team after the softball Hawks played to their Class 1A State Runner-Up finish at the season grand finale this past week. Pictured above, left to right, are members of this year’s Class 1A All-Tournament Team: senior Kayla Tindall (Team Captain) of Akron-Westfield, Kendra Cooper, Ellie Cooper and Ellie Heiderscheit of Kee, sophomore Katie Johnson and junior Kortney Hedlund of Akron-Westfield, senior Morgan Rose of AGWSR, eighth grader Kaitlyn Schad of Martensdale-St. Mary’s, senior Madison Fryslie of AGWSR, sophomore Jamie Jordan of Martensdale-St. Mary’s, and freshman Bailey Davis of Akron-Westfield.

“WE BELIEVE ...”
It was a simple statement on the back of the t-shirts worn by Kee softball players and fans as they made their way to Fort Dodge this past week. But after the Class 1A State Softball Tournament dust has settled, most others who watched the softball Hawks play their way to their State Tournament runner-up finish with two wins in three games now believe as well.

Thu
24
Jul

ON TO THE TITLE GAME!

The Kee softball team and its fans celebrate the Hawks' 3-1 victory over AGWSR in the semifinal round of the Class 1A State Tournament Thursday afternoon, July 24 in Fort Dodge. With bases loaded and just one out in the books in the seventh inning, Kee's defense did what it needed to get the final outs and secure the 3-1 victory, advancing the Hawks to the Class 1A State Championship game at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25. Check out next week's Standard for full coverage of the Hawks' road to State Tournament glory!

Wed
23
Jul

Waukon baseball team has season brought to a close at #2 Waverly-Shell Rock


Waukon baseball junior first baseman Sully Bucheit nabs this ball out of the air for an out in the Indians’ 15-3 first-round district tournament loss at second-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, July 18. Bucheit was one-for-two at the plate with a walk in the ballgame. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The 2014 Waukon baseball team brought both its regular season and its overall season to a close within just a few days of one another this past week, both ending on differing notes. The Indians wrapped up their regular season with an 11-6 victory at Charles City Tuesday, July 15 in a game originally scheduled for June 30 before having their season brought to completion by a 15-3 loss at second-rated Waverly-Shell Rock in the opening round of Class 3A District Tournament play Friday, July 18.
The Indians finished their season with a 6-25 overall record that includes a 4-14 mark that places them seventh in the final Northeast Iowa Conference standings. Waverly-Shell Rock went on to defeat Decorah, 10-9, in the Class 3A District 5 championship game Monday, July 21 to earn a Substate berth.

For more complete coverage, pick up this week's print edition of The Standard or check out our electronic edition.
 

Wed
23
Jul

Kee baseball team splits first two district tournament games to bring season to a close


Kee baseball senior Jared Donahue fires a pitch toward home plate in the Hawks’ 7-1 first-round district tournament win over Wapsie Valley at Postville Tuesday, July 15. In addition to picking up the pitching win with three hits allowed and six strike-outs, Donahue was one-for-four with a double and two RBI in that opening-round tournament victory, and was also two-for-five with a solo home run and a single in the Hawks’ 5-4 loss to Postville in nine innings in the district semifinals Thursday, July 17, the final high school game for Donahue and his five senior teammates. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link. Photo by Andrea Kerndt.

The 2014 Kee baseball season came to a close this past week, as the Hawks had their postseason tournament journey cut short just two games into District Tournament play. Kee opened its postseason trail with a 7-1 win over Wapsie Valley at Postville Tuesday, July 15 but then had its season ended two days later with a 5-4 loss to the host Pirates of Postville in a nine-inning brawl in the District semifinals.
The Hawks wrapped up their 2014 campaign with an overall record of 23-17, including a mark of 10-6 in Upper Iowa Conference play that placed them fourth overall in the final 10-team standings. Postville went on to also have its season brought to completion in the very next round of the district tournament, losing by a 10-0 result in five innings against Denver in the Class 1A District District 7 championship game Saturday, July 19.

For more complete coverage, pick up this week's print edition of The Standard or check out our electonic edition.
 

Wed
23
Jul

Historic season marches on for Kee softball team!

The Kee softball team celebrates its 4-0 triumph in the opening round of the Class 1A State Tournament Tuesday, July 22 over second-rated Lynnville-Sully, who came into the tournament with a  34-1 record and returned as fifth-place finishers at the same season grand finale a year ago. With the first-round win, the Hawks will next face AGWSR (28-6)Thursday, July 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Harlan Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge, and will play again Friday morning at either 10 a.m. for the Class 1A State Championship or at 9:30 a.m. for a third-place tournament finish. Watch next week's Standard for full coverage of the softball Hawks' State Tournament run.

Wed
16
Jul

Kee softball team rips through three regional games to earn State berth


Kee eighth grade pitcher Kendra Cooper (#10) is swarmed by her teammates at home plate after crushing the first of two home runs she blasted in the Hawks’ Class 1A Region 2 championship triumph, 12-0 in five innings, over 12th-ranked Mason City Newman Monday, July 14 at Cresco. Cooper was four-for-four at the plate in the contest with a single, a double and a three-run and solo round-tripper to drive in six RBI and score four runs while also throwing a two-hit shut-out at Newman with seven strike-outs. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

It’s happened just once before in program history, but never in such dominating fashion.
The Kee softball team mastered its way through three regional tournament games this past week by a scoring margin of 35-1 to earn just the second State Tournament berth in program history, the Hawks last making a trip to Fort Dodge during the 2002 season, placing sixth among that year’s Class 1A elite. Kee first blasted Central Elkader, 12-0 in three innings, Wednesday, July 9 before handing Turkey Valley an 11-1 rout Friday, July 11, both of those games played on Kee’s home field. The culmination of that eye-opening tournament run, however, was another 12-0 Kee pounding of 12th-rated Mason City Newman Monday, July 14 at Cresco that punched the Hawks’ ticket to next week’s Class 1A State Tournament in Fort Dodge.

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