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Wed
17
Jun

Kee softball battles through rare winless week with losses to Crestwood and S-F


Kee softball sophomore Courtney Cooper reaches around to touch second base after sliding in and knocking the ball loose from the Sumner-Fredericksburg defender’s glove in the Hawks’ doubleheader home loss to the Class 2A Cougars Wednesday, June 10. The Hawks fell in both games by a single run, 5-4 and 3-2. Photo by Mikey Mitchell. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Kee softball team suffered through a rarity of recent times this past week, coming up short of victory in every one of its games played during the week. The Lady Hawks suffered their worst loss of the season, 17-7 in six innings, to a nearly undefeated Class 3A Crestwood squad on the road Tuesday, June 9 before being swept at home Wednesday, June 10 by Sumner-Fredericksburg for two of their narrowest losses of the season by scores of 5-4 and 3-2. Kee also had its Thursday, June 11 home doubleheader with South Winneshiek postponed to Tuesday, June 16 by stormy weather.
“We had a few tough losses this past week, but we are playing better ball due to the difficult competition,” Kee softball coach Liz Hill said.

Wed
10
Jun

Waukon baseball team sweeps final three of five games for another winning week


Waukon baseball freshman right fielder Mitchell Snitker lays out to track down this fly ball for an out in the opening game of the Indians’ home doubleheader sweep by Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, June 2. In addition to his defensive efforts, Snitker also scored a team-high three runs, reaching base in four of his five plate appearances in the ballgame with a single and three walks from his lead-off position in the Indian batting order. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon baseball team continued its early-season winning ways with a successful latter half of this past week, putting the final three of five games this past week in the win column. The Indians opened the week with their only two losses of that timeframe, a doubleheader sweep suffered at home to Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, June 2 by scores of 20-11 and 14-2 in six innings, but bounced back with a 12-7 win at  MFL/MarMac Wednesday, June 3 and a sweep of Kee on the road Friday, June 5 by scores of 12-8 and 9-3.
Improving to 5-3 on the season, the Indians were scheduled to travel to Charles City Tuesday, June 9, host Turkey Valley Wednesday, June 10 and play at Decorah Friday, June 12 for another busy week. They will then play at Oelwein, Monday, June 15, host New Hampton, Wednesday, June 17, play at Postville Thursday, June 18, and then host Crestwood Friday, June 19.

Wed
10
Jun

Kee softball team posts seven wins during heavy, 10-game schedule this past week


Kee softball senior first baseman Molly Walleser looks in this throw for an out in the Hawks’ doubleheader home sweep of New Hampton Tuesday, June 2. Walleser was three-for-four with two doubles, two runs scored and one RBI in Kee’s 11-1 victory in six innings in the nightcap of that non-conference twinbill. Photo by Mikey Mitchell. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Kee softball team competed in one of its busiest stretches of this season’s schedule, playing 10 games in a six-day span and putting seven of those games in the win column for a current season record of 9-4. The Hawks opened the week with six straight wins to extend an early-season win streak to eight straight games, including doubleheader sweeps at Central Elkader, 4-0 and 12-0, Monday, June 1, and at home against New Hampton, 5-0 and 11-1 in six innings Tuesday, June 2, and Starmont, 8-0 and 12-0 in six innings Thursday, June 4. The Lady Hawks’ win streak was brought to an end at the two-day North Fayette Valley Tournament, where Kee suffered 4-1 losses to both Class 1A top-rated AGWSR and Class 4A ninth-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, June 5 and then split two Saturday, June 6 games by falling to Class 4A West Delaware, 6-1, and defeating Class 3A Monticello, 16-9.

Wed
10
Jun

Kee baseball team suffers pair of sweeps around one of its own over Starmont

The Kee baseball team recorded a doubleheader sweep of its own this past week in between suffering that same fate to begin and end the week of competition. The Hawks opened the week falling at Clayton Ridge Monday, June 1, 10-0 and 11-1, in a pair of six-inning losses before sweeping Starmont at home, 6-5 and 16-1 in just four innings. Kee then wrapped up the week with another doubleheader loss, falling to intra-county foe Waukon at home Friday, June 5 by scores of 12-8 and 9-3.
Sporting a 4-6 overall season record, the baseball Hawks are scheduled to play just a home doubleheader with South Winneshiek Wednesday, June 10 before playing in the St. Ansgar Tournament Saturday, June 13. The Kee diamond dwellers will then host Postville Monday, June 15 and Clayton Ridge/Central Tuesday, June 16 before playing at North Fayette Valley Thursday, June 18 and then at the North Fayette Valley Tournament Saturday, June 20.

Wed
10
Jun

Waukon softball team splits with Charles City, wins two of three at Classic

The Waukon softball team played to an even record this week, suffering a pair of losses early in its schedule before winning three of its final four games. Those early losses saw the Indians struggle offensively to fall to MFL/MarMac at home, 3-0, Wednesday, June 3 before splitting a Northeast Iowa Conference road doubleheader at Charles City, falling by an 11-0 count in five innings before bouncing back with a 5-4 nightcap victory. The softball Tribe then won two of three games at the Jerry Newton Classic hosted by Charles City Saturday, June 6, defeating Forest City, 8-5, and St. Ansgar, 5-4 in eight innings, but falling to Iowa Falls-Alden, 3-1.

Wed
03
Jun

Waukon baseball team one run shy of undefeated week; edges Clayton Ridge, finishes runner-up at Shooky Fink Tournament

The Waukon baseball team came up just shy of an undefeated opening week of competition this past week, winning two of its first three games of the 2015 season. Mother Nature also had a say in the baseball Tribe’s early-season schedule, postponing the Indians’ originally scheduled season-opener at North Fayette Valley from Tuesday, May 26 to July 1.
Following that postponement, Waukon ended up opening its season at Clayton Ridge Friday, May 29, pulling out a 5-4 road triumph. The baseball Indians then played to a second-place finish at the annual Shooky Fink Tournament hosted by Kee High School Saturday, May 30, defeating Postville, 11-3, in the opening round of the tournament before falling in the final inning of the championship game to the host school, 7-6, to end up as the tournament runner-up.

Wed
03
Jun

Waukon softball team falls to Class 4A 12th-rated Waverly-SR, defeats Central in opening week


Waukon softball junior catcher Bethany Stock puts the tag on this sliding Waverly-Shell Rock baserunner to end the third inning of the Indians’ 8-0 first-game loss in a home doubleheader sweep suffered by the Indians at the hands of the 12th-rated Go-Hawks Thursday, May 28. The out at home actually completed a double play, as Stock took a throw from sophomore first baseman Deana Schlitter in time for the tag after Schlitter had recorded the first out on a throw from senior shortstop Allie Schwartz. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon softball team opened its 2015 season with a three-game home stand, having to postpone its original Tuesday, May 26 season-opener due to rainy weather but ultimately making that postponement worth the wait with a thrilling, 5-4 victory over Central Elkader Friday, May 29. Prior to that first win of the season, the softball Tribe was dealt a doubleheader sweep at home Thursday, May 28 by Class 4A 12th-rated Waverly-Shell Rock by scores of 8-0 and 10-0 in six innings.
Off to a 1-2 start, the Indians will host MFL/MarMac Wednesday, June 3 before hitting the road for the first time this season with a Northeast Iowa Conference match-up at Charles City Thursday, June 4. The softball Tribe will then return to Charles City for a weekend tournament Saturday, June 6 before hosting three more nights of softball, Monday, June 8 against Decorah, Tuesday, June 9 against South Winneshiek and Thursday, June 11 against New Hampton.
 

Wed
03
Jun

Kee softball team rebounds from season-opening loss at Decorah with sweep of Ed-Co

The Kee softball team opened its 2015 season in somewhat surprising fashion, falling in its non-conference season opener but then rebounding nicely for an Upper Iowa Conference sweep. That season-opening surprise was a 6-1 loss the Lady Hawks suffered at Class 3A Decorah Wednesday, May 27 in a game postponed from the night before due to rainy weather. The rebound, however, resulted in a road sweep at Edgewood-Colesburg the very next night, Thursday, May 28, by scores of 7-3 and 20-1 in just five innings.
“The loss against Decorah was a hard pill to swallow, but early in the season it is good to learn from the mistakes we make,” Kee softball coach Liz Hill said. “The game against Edgewood-Colesburg was more enjoyable for everyone. We were more relaxed and had fun playing the game.”

Wed
03
Jun

Kee baseball team wins own Shooky Fink Tournament during even, 2-2 opening week


Kee baseball junior left fielder Logan Flack slides into second base underneath a tag attempt in the Hawks’ 9-8 first-round Shooky Fink Tournament win over Crestwood Saturday, May 30 in New Albin. Flack helped the Hawks to a 7-6 victory over Waukon in the tournament championship game with a single and a run scored. Photo by Mikey Mitchell. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Kee baseball team played to differing extremes of results to open its 2015 season this past week. The Hawks got their new campaign off to a rough start with a road doubleheader sweep suffered at Decorah Wednesday, May 27, 9-1 and 10-0 in five innings, but bounced back in championship fashion with a pair of one-run triumphs in sweeping to a title in its own Shooky Fink Tournament Saturday, May 30. Edging out a pair of Class 3A teams, Kee got by Crestwood, 9-8, before fighting back from a 6-0 championship deficit to pull off a 7-6 defeat of Waukon for the tournament crown.
The baseball Hawks were scheduled to play an Upper Iowa Conference doubleheader at Clayton Ridge Monday, June 1 before closing the week with back-to-back home doubleheaders against Starmont and Waukon Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5, respectively. Kee will then play just a home doubleheader with South Winneshiek Wednesday, June 10 before playing in the St. Ansgar Tournament Saturday, June 13.

Wed
27
May

A dozen letterwinners, including seven seniors, return for Waukon baseball in 2015


2015 Waukon baseball returning letterwinners: Left to right - Front row: Chris Miller, Peyton Hesse, Marshall Lyons, Michael Howe, Will Keenan, Mitchell Snitker. Back row: Jake Ronan, Landon Sivesind, Haden Hammel, Adam Benzing, Sully Bucheit. Not pictured: Brock Waters.

For the second consecutive season, the Waukon baseball team will return a dozen players with varsity letterwinning experience, and this year’s crew will look to improve on last season’s 6-25 overall diamond campaign. Included within that veteran core is a group of seven seniors, most of whom are multi-year letterwinners who would like nothing more than for this to be their best high school baseball season yet.
That list of senior veterans includes Adam Benzing, Sully Bucheit, Michael Howe, Marshall Lyons, Jake Ronan, Landon Sivesind and Brock Waters, and they will be looked to for providing leadership to an equally impressive number of younger players in the Waukon baseball program, as 40 young men in grades eight through 12 have reported for early-season duties. Additional returning letterwinners include juniors Haden Hammel, Peyton Hesse, Will Keenan and Chris Miller, as well as freshman Mitchell Snitker.

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