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12
Jul

Kee baseball team wraps up regular season with split of two final double-dips


Kee baseball sophomore first baseman Josh Walleser latches on to a pop fly for an out in the Hawks’ home non-conference split with Maquoketa Valley Monday, July 3. Walleser drove in one run in Kee’s 5-1 first-game victory in the doubleheader. Photo by Jordyn Burroughs. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee baseball team brought its regular season to a close with a split in each of its two final dates on the playing schedule. The Hawks opened their final week of the regular season with a split of a home doubleheader with Maquoketa Valley Monday, July 3, posting a 5-1 victory in game one before suffering a 1-0 defeat in the nightcap. Those splitting ways continued in Kee’s final regular season date played at Luther College in Decorah Thursday, July 6, the Hawks defeating Riceville by a 14-4 result in six innings before falling to West Fork by a final score of 7-2.

Wed
12
Jul

Waukon softball team has season ended with first-round regional loss at New Hampton


Waukon softball senior shortstop Regan Wasson keeps her eyes on head coach Amanda Eggerichs as she heads for second base on her way to a lead-off double to start the Indians’ 17-5 first-round regional tournament loss at New Hampton Wednesday, July 5. Wasson ripped that lead-off double and scored the Indians’ first run of the ballgame in the final game of her high school athletic career. Photo by Jordyn Burroughs. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon softball team had its season brought to a close in the opening round of Class 3A Regional Tournament play Wednesday, July 5, taking on a familiar foe in fellow Northeast Iowa Conference squad New Hampton. The Indians had fallen to the Chickasaws in all three previous games they played this season, but to varying degrees. Wednesday’s postseason match-up played out to just about all of those same degrees on the way to a 17-5 Indian loss in six innings.

The loss ends the Indians’ season with an overall record of 7-25 that includes a 3-15 mark to end up sixth in the final Northeast Iowa Conference standings. New Hampton went on to fall to seventh-rated Center Point-Urbana Friday, July 7 by a 10-5 final result.

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Wed
12
Jul

TAKING A CRACK AT BACK-TO-BACK!!! Kee softball team blanks trio of regional opponents to earn return State Tournament trip to defend Class 1A championship


Members of the Kee softball team celebrate with the banner they were awarded after the Hawks earned a return trip to the Class 1A State Softball Tournament with an 11-0 triumph over Calamus-Wheatland Monday, July 10 on their home field in New Albin. Making their fourth trip to the season grand finale in school history, and their third in four years, the Hawks will now begin defense of their 2016 State Championship with a first-round Class 1A State Tournament game Monday, July 17 on Buena Vista University Diamond at Harlan Rogers Park in Fort Dodge against Montezuma, beginning at 11 a.m. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more at the “Photo Galleries” link on this website.

One might expect the top-rated team in the state to play to a sweep of its regional tournament opponents and earn a berth in the State Tournament, but the Kee softball team did so in dominating fashion in its three Class 1A Region 5 match-ups, all played at home for the second consecutive season. The Class 1A number-one rated Hawks played to three consecutive regional tournament victories for the third time in the past four seasons, this year outscoring those three opponents by a 33-0 final margin and outhitting those teams by a 29-3 count, the Hawks not allowing those three hits until their final regional tournament game.

Wed
05
Jul

Waukon baseball team posts first NEIC win and winning streak - again


Waukon baseball sophomore pitcher Brady Sullivan unleashes a pitch toward home in the Indians’ home doubleheader loss to Decorah Tuesday, June 27. Sullivan came on for a relief pitching performance in game one and also drove in one run. Photo by Krystal Johnson. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on The Standard’s website.

The Waukon baseball team was dealt some early week losses before recovering to win two of three final games during this past week. One of those early losses had already played out to Waukon’s first Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) victory and win streak of the season in the previous week, but a 7-4 home victory over Charles City from Friday, June 23, instead, was ruled a forfeit loss after this season’s new pitch count rule revealed a miscalculation in the Indian pitching rotation that did not allow enough rest time, wiping that lone NEIC win for the Indians away on a technicality.

Wed
05
Jul

Waukon softball team wraps up regular season, sweeps home doubleheader vs. Oelwein


Waukon softball freshman right fielder Leah Bulman connects for a hit in the Indians’ home doubleheader sweep of Oelwein Monday, June 26. Bulman ripped a double to drive in a team-high three runs and also scored a run in the two games. Photo by Krystal Johnson. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon softball team wrapped up its regular season schedule this past week, getting the week off to a strong start with a doubleheader sweep before having that favor returned two-fold, all six of its games this past week coming in Northeast Iowa Conference play. The Indians began the week with home mercy-rule victories of 14-3 in six innings and 12-2 in five innings over Oelwein Monday, June 26 in a twinbill rescheduled from June 22. The softball Tribe had that fortune reversed in its final two regular season dates, being swept in a doubleheader at New Hampton by scores of 8-7 and 10-0 in five innings Tuesday, June 27 and suffering a similar fate at home against Crestwood by final results of 11-1 and 8-0 Thursday, June 29.

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05
Jul

Kee baseball team has UIC repeat snatched away in 2-2 final week of conference play


Kee baseball junior pitcher Tucker Colsch fires a pitch in the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of Crestwood Thursday, June 29. Colsch pitched the final three innings of the Hawks’ 5-4 first-game win, giving up four hits and no walks while striking out four batters. Photo by Jordyn Burroughs. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

It was a fateful final week of Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play for the Kee baseball team, as the Hawks were dealt an early blow to their hopes of a repeat as UIC season champions but could not get the help to recover from that blow later in the week. That UIC damage was done by a rare home doubleheader loss to North Fayette Valley Monday, June 26 by scores of 6-0 and 8-0 that dropped the Hawks to three UIC losses on the season, just one loss behind Clayton Ridge/Central’s two conference losses on the season that, ironically, were handed to them by Kee.

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05
Jul

Kee softball team claims another perfect UIC title, ends regular season with second loss


Kee softball junior catcher/first baseman Chloe Severson heads for home and an excited greeting from her teammates after blasting a three-run homerun in the first game of the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of South Winneshiek Thursday, June 29. Severson was a combined three-for-four at the plate in the two games, driving in four runs and scoring four more of her own. Photo by Jordyn Burroughs. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee softball team turned in some ending results on each end of the spectrum during its final week of the regular season this past week. The Hawks completed a second consecutive undefeated Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) campaign to win their fourth straight UIC season championship, but brought their regular season to a close with just their second loss of the season, completing their best-ever regular season record of 32-2 with an unblemished 18-0 mark in UIC play.

Wed
28
Jun

Waukon baseball team scores first NEIC win, rained out of title at Jeff Houg Tourney


Waukon baseball sophomore pitcher Levi McGeough unleashes a pitch in the first game of the Indians’ home doubleheader loss to the Cadets by scores of 9-5 and 17-3 Tuesday, June 20. McGeough threw six and two-thirds innings, striking out two batters and giving up eight hits, two walks and just two earned runs while also going two-for-four at the plate with two singles. Photo by Krystal Johnson. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon baseball team picked up a pair of wins during this busy past week, including the baseball Tribe’s first Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) victory of the season. The Indians opened the week with a 13-0 loss at home to Waverly-Shell Rock in five innings Monday, June 19 before falling in a NEIC doubleheader at Crestwood that began Friday, June 16 but was suspended by rain to Tuesday, June 20, those losses coming by scores of 9-5 and 17-3. The Tribe also fell at home to Starmont in a non-conference contest Wednesday, June 21, 10-8, before picking up that first NEIC win, 7-4, at home over Charles City Friday, June 23. The Indians then pieced together their first win streak of the season by opening their own home Jeff Houg Tournament Saturday, June 24 with a 14-8 victory in eight innings over Kee before having the championship game against South Winneshiek rained out.

Wed
28
Jun

Kee softball team stays perfect in UIC, wins Decorah Tournament in undefeated week

The Kee softball team swept through another week of undefeated results, chalking up another pair of Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) doubleheader victims to remain undefeated in UIC play at 14-0 before also winning a weekend tournament to climb to a 25-1 season record to help maintain its number-one ranking in Class 1A. The Hawks opened this past week with a sweep at Central Elkader Monday, June 19 by scores of 13-0 in six innings and 14-0 in four innings before doing likewise at North Fayette Valley Tuesday, June 20, 13-0 in three innings and 13-1 in four innings, in a date rescheduled from June 12. Kee then swept through the Decorah Tournament Saturday, June 24, defeating Waukon, 15-0 in four innings, and Osage, 8-1 in six innings, in a preliminary pool round before winning the tournament title with a 13-0 championship game victory over South Winneshiek in five frames.

Wed
28
Jun

Waukon softball team ends difficult week with a win for fifth place at Decorah Tourney

The Waukon softball team added another game to the win column this past week, winning one game out of a total of seven played this past week. The softball Indians first stumbled through four Northeast Iowa Conference losses, falling at home to Charles City, 12-0 in six innings, Monday, June 19 before falling in a doubleheader at Decorah Wednesday, June 21 by scores of 9-1 and 9-2. A Thursday, June 22 home doubleheader with Oelwein was postponed to Monday, June 26 before the softball Tribe fell at Crestwood, 10-0 in five innings, in a June 12 game rescheduled to Friday, June 23. The softball Tribe then won one of three games at the Decorah Tournament Saturday, falling to Class 1A top-rated Kee, 15-0 in four innings, and to Osage, 10-4, in a preliminary pool round before pulling out a 5-4 victory over Central Elkader in the tournament’s fifth-place game.

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