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Waukon baseball team wins one of four contests this past week


Waukon baseball junior Jake Ronan dives for a fly ball to record an out in the opening game of the Indians’ doubleheader home sweep suffered against Kee Friday, June 6 by scores of 8-4 and 8-7. Ronan collected two singles in three at-bats in both ballgames, scoring one run in that first-game loss and two more while driving in a run in the nightcap. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The Waukon baseball team added another game to the win column in four tries this past week, coming up just shy in some other contests to currently hold a 2-7 record on the season with a 0-1 start to its Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) season. The baseball Tribe lost a 10-0 NEIC opener in five innings at Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, June 3 before being rained out in the second game of that originally scheduled doubleheader. The lone Indian win came Wednesday, June 4 at home over MFL/MarMac by a 5-4 count before the Indians came up short, 8-4 and 8-7, at home against Kee Friday, June 6.
The Indians were scheduled to host a Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheader with Charles City Tuesday, June 10 before playing at Turkey Valley Wednesday, June 11 and then at home against Decorah Friday, June 13. The Tribe will then host Oelwein Monday, June 16 before playing at New Hampton Wednesday, June 18, all three of those NEIC dates being varsity reserve/varsity match-ups.
 

Wed
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Kee baseball team wins half of busy eight-game schedule this past week


Kee baseball junior first baseman Ryan Kuhn stretches to grab this high throw to first base in the opening game of a doubleheader sweep the Hawks pulled off at Waukon Friday, June 6 by scores of 8-4 and 8-7. Kuhn was two-for-three at the plate in the game-one win with a double, a walk, one RBI and two runs scored. View and find out how to purchase this photo and much more by clicking on the “Photo Galleries” link.

The Kee baseball team played .500 baseball this past week to keep its overall season record at that same level at 7-7, including a 2-2 mark in Upper Iowa Conference play. The Hawks were swept in an Upper Iowa Conference doubleheader by Clayton Ridge/Central at Lansing Monday, June 2, 4-2 and 14-1, before returning that favor at both Starmont, 13-2 in six innings and 9-0 Thursday, June 5, and Waukon, 8-4 and 8-7 Friday, June 6. Kee was then swept in convincing fashion by a pair of top-five ranked opponents at Mason City Saturday, June 7, falling to Class 3A fourth-rated Clear Lake, 15-5 in six innings, and to Class 1A second-rated host school Mason City Newman, 17-2 in four frames.

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Jun

Waukon baseball team starts 2014 season off with 1-4 record


Waukon baseball senior second baseman Tyler Benzing steps on second base to complete a double play that ended an early threat in the Indians’ 6-1 loss to open a home doubleheader sweep by identical scores suffered by the Tribe Friday, May 30 against Clayton Ridge/Central Elkader. With just one out and runners on first and second bases in the first frame, Benzing snagged a line drive out of the air for the second out and then beat this diving Clayton Ridge baserunner to second base to complete the double play and end the inning and the threat, the umpire pictured above confirming that result.

The Waukon baseball team saved its best for last in opening up its 2014 season with a 1-4 record this past week. The Indians suffered a 17-3 loss at home to North Fayette Valley in five innings to start the season Tuesday, May 27 before falling in a home doubleheader to Clayton Ridge/Central Elkader Friday, May 30 by identical scores of 6-1. The Tribe then played in Kee High School’s Shooky Fink Tournament in Lansing Saturday, May 31, falling in game one, 7-4, to Crestwood before posting its first win of the season, 13-6, over Nashua-Plainfield in the tournament’s consolation game.
The Indians were scheduled to play a Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheader at Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, June 3 before hosting MFL/MarMac Wednesday, June 4 and Kee Friday, June 6. The Tribe will then play host to Charles City Tuesday, June 10 before playing at Turkey Valley Wednesday, June 11.

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Jun

Kee baseball splits each of its first three dates, finishes second at Shooky Fink Tournament


Kee baseball freshman Evan Whalen slides in for a run in the Hawks’ 13-4 victory over Nashua-Plainfield in the opening round of the Shooky Fink Tournament played in Lansing Saturday, May 31. Whalen found home plate before the tag was applied by the catcher, being called safe by the home plate umpire pictured at left in the photo. Photo by Andrea Kerndt.

The Kee baseball team opened its 2014 season with rather balanced results, splitting each of its three dates scheduled for the opening week of the season. The Hawks first traded double-digit margins at Maquoketa Valley to open the season Wednesday, May 28, falling in game one, 12-2, before bouncing back with a 13-3 triumph in the nightcap, before splitting a traditional early-season doubleheader with Decorah Friday, May 30 - a 5-1 loss and a 15-9 win - at a non-traditional venue - the home field of the La Crosse Loggers baseball team of the Northwoods League.
Kee then wrapped up its initial week of the 2014 season with a split of two games Saturday, May 31 at its own Shooky Fink Tournament, which was played in Lansing this year due to field improvements being completed at the Hawks’ traditional home field in New Albin. The Hawks won a 13-4 tournament opener against Nashua-Plainfield before falling in the championship game by an 8-0 count to Crestwood.

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Jun

Waukon softball team wins one of four contests to get its 2014 campaign underway


Waukon softball junior center fielder Allie Schwartz slides in safely to steal second base as North Fayette Valley shortstop Regan Wolverton tries to avoid contact in the Indians’ 5-3 home loss to the Tiger Hawks Friday, May 30 in non-conference play. In addition to her stolen base, Schwartz further helped the Indian offense with two singles in four at-bats while driving in one run in the ballgame.

The Waukon softball team got its 2014 season off to a victorious start, but slid in its final three games of a fairly busy opening week to play to a 1-3 start. The Lady Indians opened their season with an 11-2 victory at Central Elkader Tuesday, May 27 before beginning Northeast Iowa Conference with a pair of losses at Class 4A 14th-rated Waverly-Shell Rock, 2-0 and 12-0 in three innings Thursday, May 29, and then getting their home season underway with a 5-3 loss to North Fayette Valley Friday, May 30.

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Jun

Kee softball team opens 2014 season with undefeated week at “home”


Kee softball eighth grade pitcher Kendra Cooper slides in to beat this throw to second base for a stolen base in the 4-1 first-game win for the Hawks over Edgewood-Colesburg in a doubleheader played Thursday, May 29 at Waukon. Cooper went on to score two runs in the ballgame, collecting one single in three at-bats, while she also gave up just one unearned run in allowing seven hits and striking out two batters for the pitching victory.

The Kee softball team got its 2014 season off to an undefeated start, sweeping its first three games of the season. The Lady Hawks fended off a late charge in securing a 5-4 win over Decorah to open the season Tuesday, May 27 before sweeping a doubleheader from Edgewood-Colesburg Thursday, May 29 by scores of 4-1 and 12-2 in just six innings. All three of those “home” games for the Lady Hawks were played in Waukon, and will continue to be until Kee’s true home field in New Albin is completed later this season.
Kee was scheduled to host Clayton Ridge at Waukon Monday, June 2 before playing at Starmont Thursday, June 5 in another doubleheader and then competing in the North Fayette Valley Tournament Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7. The Lady Hawks will then play at Sumner-Fredericksburg Monday, June 9 before hosting Crestwood at Waukon Tuesday, June 10 and then traveling to South Winneshiek Thursday, June 12, all of those contests being varsity doubleheaders as well.

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