Sports

Wed
08
Apr

Waukon track boys finish third at Frostbite, fourth at home Early Bird


Waukon boys track senior Adam Benzing lunges for the finish line to help the Indians’ distance medley relay crew edge out Postville for third place at their own Early Bird Invitational Thursday, April 2 in a time of 4:03.42. Benzing also helped the Tribe’s shuttle hurdle relay team to a fourth-place finish with a clocking of 1:08.40.

The Waukon boys track team was finally able to get its 2015 season underway, competing in a pair of meets this past week that ultimately allowed the Indians to get their outdoor season underway as scheduled. The Indians finished third in the seven-team Frostbite Relays hosted by Sumner-Fredericksburg High School Tuesday, March 31 before hosting their own Early Bird Invitational at Waukon High School Thursday, April 2, where the Indians placed fourth out of seven teams on their home track.
The Indians were scheduled to compete at Decorah Monday, April 6 in the first of two meets hosted by the Vikings in the next week’s time. They will then take part in the Postville Invitational Thursday, April 9 before returning to Decorah Monday, April 13 and then competing in the New Hampton Invitational Thursday, April 16.

Wed
01
Apr

Waukon girls golf team returns five letterwinners for 2015


2015 Waukon girls golf team: Left to right - Front row: Abby Dixon, Payton Rissman, Kylee Hager, Adrianna Rocksvold, Samantha Swartz, Katelyn Kolsrud, Leslie Sivesind, Marisa Mitchell, Jessica Sholes, Jenny Bartling. Back row: Hannah Hennessy, Makayla Manning, Kayla Palmer, Annika Anderson, Alyvia Jones, Kelsey Cota, Hope Manning, Carley Sweeney, Mason Hermeier. Not pictured: Whitney Cota and Bailey Farley.

by Bob Beach

Wed
01
Apr

Waukon boys golf team looks to handful of varsity veterans for leadership during 2015 season


2015 Waukon boys golf team: Left to right - Front row: Riley Wyninger, Jess Kloke, Joe Lund, Lucas Ameida, Mason McMillan, Nathan Benzing, Shane Halverson. Back row: Luke Zezulka, Connor Hanson, Nick Bieber, Drake Jensen, Zach Bieber, Gus Pladsen, Sully Bucheit, Logan Sullivan. Not pictured: Devin Ryan.

by Bob Beach

Wed
25
Mar

Kee boys track team opens 2015 season

The Kee boys track team opened its 2015 season even earlier than originally anticipated, as the Hawks took part in the Upper Iowa Conference Indoor Meet hosted by Luther College in Decorah Monday, March 16. That meet had originally been set for March 23 but was rescheduled. No team scores nor individual Hawk placewinnings were recorded at the meet.The Kee track boys are next scheduled to take their efforts outdoors for the first time this season. They will have another week to prepare for that first outdoor event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31 at North Fayette Valley in West Union. They are also slated to compete at the Waukon Invitational Thursday, April 2.

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Wed
25
Mar

Kee girls track team begins 2015 season

The Kee girls track team got its 2015 season underway even earlier than originally planned, as the Lady Hawks took part in the Upper Iowa Conference Indoor Meet Monday, March 16 at Luther College in Decorah. That meet had originally been set for March 23 but was rescheduled. No team scores were recorded.
The Lady Hawks are next scheduled to take their efforts outdoors for the first time this season. They will have another week to prepare for that first outdoor event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31 at North Fayette Valley in West Union. They are then slated to compete at the Postville Invitational Thursday, April 7.

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Wed
25
Mar

Kee girls basketball team records season of historical proportions for 2014-2015

The 2014-2015 Kee girls basketball season proved to be the best in the history of the Hawks’ five-on-five program, and there are plenty of numbers to back up that claim. First and foremost in those numbers is the 21-4 record the Hawks compiled this season, the most wins, by far, of any previous Kee five-on-five girls basketball season, according to head coach Danny Love.
Improving on that previous best single-season record of 13-8 from the 2007-2008 season on the way to advancing to the Class 1A Region 4 championship game and the brink of a State Tournament berth was just one of the many highlights Coach Love has drawn from this past season. But he sees this season as having a much bigger impact than just another entry in the school record books.

Wed
18
Mar

State-qualifying sprint relay foursome headlines varied list of 17 letterwinning veterans returning for 2015 Waukon girls track team


2015 Waukon girls track returning letterwinners: Left to right - Front row: Emily Hammel, Allie Schwartz, Lyvia Bulman, Nicole Behrend, Madison Snitker, Alex Marti. Second row: Claire Beyer, Grace Blocker, Katelynn Griffith, Regan Wasson, Leah Riese, Bethany Stock. Back row: Dietsy Mitchell, Erika Johnson, Lizabeth Waters, Lanci Bulman, Meredith Lensing.

Fielding its largest team member numbers in several seasons, the Waukon girls track team looks to broaden its recent season-end success during the 2015 season under first-year head coach Bob Wasson. A total of 17 veterans return with previous varsity letterwinning experience to headline this year’s team of 36 young ladies reporting for early-season duty.
“I feel that we have a very strong core group of runners returning from last year and we have a number of new participants that I feel will be able to make an immediate impact,” Coach Wasson said in regard to the outlook for his first season at the Waukon girls track helm. “I am looking forward to getting on the track and seeing how we compare with other area schools.”

Wed
18
Mar

Waukon girls basketball team plays to 7-15 record under first-year head coach

The 2014-2015 Waukon girls basketball team played to a 7-15 season record under first-year head coach Andy Sires. That season mark included a 4-8 result that placed the Lady Indians in fifth place in the final Northeast Iowa Conference team standings.
Half of this season’s Northeast Iowa Conference losses came to teams that were both ranked within this season’s top 10 in their respective classes and made their way to every team’s ultimate destination, as Class 4A Waverly-Shell Rock and Class 3A Crestwood topped this season’s final Northeast Iowa Conference standings and played their way to State Tournament berths. Within those four losses, however, Coach Sires said he saw some of the best basketball his charges played this season.

Wed
18
Mar

Six returning varsity veterans will headline overall young Kee girls track team for 2015


2015 Kee girls track team: Left to right - Front row: Rebecca Muzel Abuchain, Kristina Mooney, Annie Dibert, Rachel Richards. Second row: Maddie Gruber, Claudia Mathis, Nicki Wood, Annika Stahl. Third row: Jordyn Burroughs, Sierra Schobert, Sydney Strong, Cheldyn Stanley. Back row: Kendra Cooper, Val Meyer, Chloe Severson, Ashley Schwartzhoff. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

With some of its largest numbers in both overall team members and returning letterwinners, the Kee girls track team looks to continue to make strides forward during its 2015 season. Coach Chad Winters welcomes 16 girls to this year’s squad, with six of those being varsity letterwinners returning from last season.
“Sixteen girls is a good number for us,” Coach Winters said. “It will allow us to fill more events and have different combinations or relays. All of the girls have been working extremely hard up to this point. The weather is starting to cooperate, so we are able to get outside and get more things done.”
Those half dozen returning letterwinners all come from the same class, as six sophomores make up the entire list of veteran returnees this season. Jordyn Burroughs, Madelyn Gruber, Claudia Mathis, Rachel Richards, Sierra Schobert and Sydney Strong each return with a pretty good mix of experience in a variety of events from sprints to field events.

Wed
18
Mar

Kee boys track team returns single letterwinner for 2015 season


2015 Kee boys track team: Left to right - Front row: Brock Flack, Marquise Phillips, Hunter Otto. Second row: Danny Brennan, Tucker Colsch, William Mitchell, Jacob Walleser. Third row: Brandon Conway, Cody Rosendahl, Johnathon Mooney. Back row: Logan Flack, Brock Colsch, Ethan Walleser. Not pictured: Nate Wood, Marshall Johnson. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

The 2015 Kee boys track team includes a pleasantly surprising larger number of participants than what third-year coach Nick Mooney was anticipating, as 15 young men have reported for early-season duty. Somewhat alarming, however, is the fact that just one veteran with varsity letterwinning experience returns for the Hawks this season.
“A great surprise is the amount of guys that came out this year, especially the first-year guys,” Coach Mooney said. “I was expecting a team half the size of what we ended up with. (Senior) Marquise Phillips is the only returning letter winner. As a coach, it is tough to provide individual feedback when I am trying to work with multiple athletes at the same time. Grouping the less experienced guys with the more experienced guys is critical for feedback and success.”

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