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Dec

Kee boys basketball team suffers another pair of losses to Upper Iowa Conference foes


Kee boys basketball sophomore Tyler Reinhart dribbles the ball up the court on his way to setting up the offense in the Hawks’ 71-52 loss at home to South Winneshiek Tuesday, December 16. Reinhart finished the game with two points, one rebound, one assist and one blocked shot. 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.

The Kee boys basketball team put up some of its highest point totals of the season in its two games this past week, but also allowed some of its highest point totals in having its recent losing streak extended to six games. The Hawks suffered a 71-52 loss at home to South Winneshiek Tuesday, December 16 before falling at Starmont Friday, December 19 by an 80-54 final result.
“We need to have a good Christmas break,” Kee boys basketball coach Pat Wagner said. “We need to get back to basics and become better fundamentally, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. We must identify our opponents’ key personnel better and we have to maintain better stances, positioning and vision on defense.”

Wed
24
Dec

Kee girls basketball team sweeps UIC pair with nine-point victories


Kee girls basketball junior Erin Rud does her part to prevent this South Winneshiek drive from paying off in the Hawks’ 49-40 home victory over the Warriors Tuesday, December 16. 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.

The Kee girls basketball team returned to its sweeping ways with back-to-back victories this past week over Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) foes. The Lady Hawks improved their season record to 7-1 overall, 4-1 in the UIC with a 49-40 win at home over South Winneshiek Tuesday, December 16 followed by a 60-51 victory at Starmont Friday, December 19.
The Hawks were scheduled to wrap up their pre-holiday schedule with a Monday, December 22 game at North Crawford rescheduled from Monday, December 8. The Hawks will return to action after the holiday break Friday, January 2 at Seneca, WI.

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Wed
24
Dec

Waukon wrestling team swept in double dual by New Hampton and Crestwood, finishes fourth at Starmont

The Waukon wrestling team fell to a pair of Northeast Iowa Conference opponents in its only dual meet action of the week, prior to securing a fourth-place tournament finish over the weekend. The wrestling Tribe fell to both New Hampton, 54-24, and Crestwood, 63-15, in a double dual at New Hampton Thursday, December 18 before crowning a single champion on the way to a fourth-place team finish at the Starmont Tournament Saturday, December 20.
The Indians enter the holiday break with an overall record of 2-4, 0-3 in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC). Following the break, the Indians will return to action with a Saturday, January 3 multi-team dual event at Crestwood featuring the host Cadets, Saint Ansgar, South Winneshiek and Fillmore Central. The wrestling Tribe will then compete in another NEIC double dual at Decorah against the host Vikings and Charles City Thursday, January 8.

Wed
24
Dec

Waukon girls basketball team splits home NEIC pair with Waverly-SR and New Hampton

The Waukon girls basketball team split its two games this past week, snapping what had become a four-game losing streak. The Lady Indians first fell at home to undefeated and Class 4A ninth-rated Waverly-Shell Rock, 55-31, Tuesday, December 16 but bounced back to secure a 58-51 triumph at home over New Hampton Friday, December 19 to result in a 2-5 overall record, 1-3 in the Northeast Iowa Conference prior to the holiday break.
The Indians will resume action after the holiday break Friday, January 2 at home against Clayton Ridge. The Tribe will then play at Crestwood Tuesday, January 6 before hosting MFL/MarMac Thursday, January 8.

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Wed
24
Dec

Waukon boys basketball team falls to pair of NEIC opponents during busy week


Waukon boys basketball senior Jake Ronan finishes a break-away dunk to end the first quarter of the Indians’ 66-56 home victory over MFL/MarMac Thursday, December 18. Ronan finished the game with 13 points, four rebounds and team highs of eight assists and two steals, a defensive honor he shared with junior Peyton Hesse. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

The Waukon boys basketball team competed in its busiest week of the season so far, wedging a lone home victory in between two road losses to Northeast Iowa Conference foes. The Indians were dealt a 64-48 loss at Class 3A top-five rated Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, December 16 before a split of back-to-back games to end the week, including a 66-56 win at home over MFL/MarMac Thursday, December 18 and an 81-55 loss at New Hampton Friday, December 19.
Sporting an even, 3-3 overall record, 0-3 in Northeast Iowa Conference play prior to the holiday break, the Indians will resume action Friday, January 2 with a home non-conference match-up with Clayton Ridge. The Tribe will then remain at home Monday, January 5 against Kee, Tuesday, January 6 against Crestwood and Saturday, January 10 against Prairie du Chien, WI.

Wed
17
Dec

Kee girls basketball team dealt first loss of season in UIC split


Kee girls basketball freshman Kendra Cooper muscles her way through the Postville defense on her way to the basket in the Hawks’ 57-14 home win over the Pirates Tuesday, December 9. Cooper tallied team highs of eight rebounds and four assists and scored four points in the triumph. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

The Kee girls basketball team suffered its first chink in its early-season armor in splitting a pair of Upper Iowa Conference games this past week. The Lady Hawks opened the week with a 57-14 drubbing of Postville at home Tuesday, December 9 before falling at Turkey Valley by a 54-44 count Friday, December 12 for Kee’s first loss of the season. Kee also had a Monday, December 8 non-conference game at North Crawford in Wisconsin rescheduled by winter weather to Monday, December 22.

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Dec

Waukon wrestling team falls to Caledonia, MN and Waverly-Shell Rock, places seventh at S. Winn


Waukon wrestling 145-pound senior Adam Benzing works over Caledonia’s Tylor Nelson in their early match in the Indians’ 62-12 dual meet loss at home to the Warriors Tuesday, December 9. Benzing eventually worked Nelson to his back for the Tribe’s only win by fall in the meet in a time of 3:40. Standard photo by Bob Beach.

The Waukon wrestling team wrapped up its busiest week of the season so far, falling to a pair of perennial mat powers in its two dual meet opponents before finishing seventh as a team at the South Winneshiek Tournament. The Indians fell victim to Caledonia, MN by a 62-12 count in their first home dual meet of the season Tuesday, December 9 before suffering a similar fate, 73-6, at Class 3A Waverly-Shell Rock in the Tribe’s first Northeast Iowa Conference match of the season Friday, December 12. The Indians then wrestled to a seventh-place finish at the South Winneshiek Tournament Saturday, December 13.

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17
Dec

Kee boys basketball team battles through busy week with injury-depleted squad


Kee boys basketball senior Marquise Phillips soars above his Postville defender in the Hawks’ 62-38 home loss to the Pirates Tuesday, December 9. Phillips finished the game with 11 points, nine rebounds and two steals. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

The Kee boys basketball team completed its busiest week of the season so far with a trio of ballgames within a five-day span, but had to do so without some key components due to injury. Missing as many as three early-season starters from their line-up at certain points this past week, the Hawks opened the week with a 62-38 home loss to Postville Tuesday, December 9 before falling in back-to-back nights of competition, 66-28 at Turkey Valley Friday, December 12 and by a 71-39 count at home against Mabel-Canton, MN Saturday, December 13.

Wed
17
Dec

Waukon girls basketball team falls hard at home to Decorah


Waukon girls basketball senior Lyvia Bulman gets this shot off over a Decorah defender in the Indians’ 55-22 home loss to the Vikings Tuesday, December 9. Bulman finished the game with three points, four rebounds and one steal.

In its only competition of the past week, the Waukon girls basketball team had difficulty putting the ball in the basket in a Northeast Iowa Conference match-up at home against Decorah Tuesday, December 9. An overall team shooting percentage of just under 23% kept the Indians from posting more than single-digit totals in any of the game’s four quarters on the way to a 55-22 Indian loss.

“We just couldn’t put the ball in the hoop,” Waukon girls basketball coach Andy Sires said. “We played great defense in the first half, but overall it was a very difficult night for the Indians.”

Wed
10
Dec

Waukon girls basketball team falls in pair of road contests

The road has not yet been kind to the Waukon girls basketball team this season, as all three of the Lady Indians’ losses so far this year have come away from home, including the two suffered this past week. The Indians opened Northeast Iowa Conference action with a 54-39 loss at Charles City Thursday, December 4 before falling to defending Class 2A State Runner-Up and currently 12th-rated Hudson, 57-46, in a game played as part of a high school girls basketball series held at Wartburg College in Waverly Saturday, December 6.
The Indians were scheduled to remain in Northeast Iowa Conference action when they hosted Decorah Tuesday, December 9 before having a week to prepare to host Class 4A 12th-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, December 16. The Tribe will then wrap up the 2014 portion of its schedule with a Friday, December 19 home game against New Hampton before heading into the holiday break.

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