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Wed
18
Jul

Hole-in-one ...

D.J. Johnson (right) of Richmond, VA scored a hole-in-one using a 7-iron on hole nine of the Waukon Golf and Country Club Saturday, July 7. He is pictured above with Carley Sweeney of Waukon, who was his witness to the achievement on the par-three, 127-yard hole. Johnson’s wife, Sherry, is a native of Caledonia, MN and a cousin to Carley Sweeney’s mother, Penny Sweeney of Waukon, and the Johnsons visit the area annually, with the pair pictured above golfing together the past several years during those vacation visits, either at the Waukon Golf & Country Club or at the Ma-Cal-Grove Golf Course in Caledonia, MN. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
18
Jul

Harpers Ferry Boosters, Inc. hosts its annual Firecracker 5K Run/Walk


Overall winners ... Leeta Votsmier (left) and Lenny Bulman (right), both of Waukon, were the overall female and male winners of the sixth annual Harpers Ferry Boosters, Inc. Firecracker 5K Run/Walk held June 30. Votsmier was the top female finisher in a time of 22:29 and Bulman topped the male field in a time of 20:45. Submitted photo.

Harpers Ferry Firecracker 5K Run/Walk division winners ... Pictured above are some of the division winners of the Harpers Ferry Firecracker 5K Run/Waukon held June 30 in Harpers Ferry. Submitted photo.

Saturday, June 30, Harpers Ferry Boosters, Inc. hosted its fifth annual Firecracker 5K Run/Walk. The 5K, which follows a route through Harpers Ferry, drew runners, walkers and onlookers from all across the state of Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and from as far away as California.

There was an overall male and female winner of the event and first-, second- and third-place finishes for female and male participants were broken down by age category. The overall male winner was Lenny Bulman from Waukon with a time of 20:45. Leeta Votsmier of  Waukon was the overall female winner with a time of 22:29. The winners of the other categories are shown below in order of First Place-Gold, Second Place-Silver and Third Place-Bronze.

After the awards ceremony, a Superhero Children’s Race took place on the grounds of St. Ann’s-St. Joseph’s Church. Approximately 50 boys and girls participated in the race and each received a special medal for their efforts and hard work.

Wed
18
Jul

Kee baseball team wins district tournament opener, 7-3, over Starmont, falls in district semifinals to Wapsie Valley by a single run, 5-4, to have season ended


Round-trip ticket to “tie land” ... Kee baseball junior pitcher Josh Walleser (at right) is greeted at home by teammates after blasting a two-run homerun in the bottom of the third inning of the Hawks’ 5-4 Class 1A District 7 Tournament loss to Wapsie Valley Thursday, July 12 in Calmar. Walleser’s team-leading sixth round-tripper of the season helped complete a Hawk comeback from an early 4-0 deficit and tie the game at 4-4. Walleser also belted a double for a team-high two hits in three at-bats in the contest, driving in a team-high two runs while also scoring one. 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 rode a bit of a postseason rollercoaster this past week, allowing its two Class 1A District 7 opponents faced to jump to an early lead before climbing back into contention in each postseason tournament game. The first of those comebacks continued to climb all the way to a 7-3 Hawk victory over Starmont at home in the quarterfinal round of District 7 play Tuesday, July 10, but the Kee baseballers’ climb back in their Thursday, July 12 district semifinals match-up played at the South Winneshiek High School baseball field in Calmar against Wapsie Valley could only pull the Hawks even with those Warriors before a final single-run descent in the late innings brought Kee’s 2018 season to a close with a 5-4 defeat.

Wed
18
Jul

Waukon baseball team has season ended in district semifinals loss to Denver


The third of just three ... Waukon baseball freshman right fielder Ethan O’Neill puts a ball in play in the Indians’ 15-1 Class 2A District 5 semifinals loss to Denver in five innings Tuesday, July 10 in New Hampton. O’Neill belted a fifth-inning single for one of just three Indian hits in the contest, and he also hauled in a couple fly balls for outs in his postseason starting debut. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon baseball team had its 2018 season brought to a close Tuesday, July 10 in the semifinal round of its Class 2A District 5 Tournament played at New Hampton. The Indians were matched up with a Denver team that featured the pitching talents of senior Zach Miller, who came into the game with a 5-1 season record and 0.72 earned run average (ERA) with a 73:7 strike-out-to-walk ratio over 48-2/3 innings.

Wed
11
Jul

Kee baseball team ends regular season with rare winless week


One hit in relief ... Kee baseball junior pitcher Josh Walleser unleashes a pitch in the Hawks’ 7-3 home loss to New Hampton Friday, July 6. Walleser pitched the final three and two-thirds innings of the contest, giving up just one hit and one unearned run while striking out two batters. Photo by Macie Hill. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

For the first time this season, the Kee baseball team suffered a winless week on the diamond, the Hawks playing three final non-conference opponents on consecutive days late in the week and falling to all three to wrap up their regular season. A three-team event at Riceville Thursday, July 5 saw the Hawks fall to both West Fork, 8-4, and to the host school, 7-6, before Kee finished out its regular season slate with a 7-3 home loss to Class 2A eighth-rated New Hampton Friday, July 6.

Wed
11
Jul

Waukon softball team battles a full seven innings before having season ended by 9-0 first-round regional tournament loss at third-rated Columbus


One final flight ... Waukon senior left fielder Abby Dixon sends a fifth-inning pitch into the outfield for the final hit, not only of the Indians’ 9-0 Class 3A first-round regional tournament loss at third-rated Waterloo Columbus Tuesday, July 3 but also of her high school career. Dixon swatted one of the Tribe’s five singles in the ballgame and also made one catch in the outfield. 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 2018 season brought to a close by one of the top teams in the entire state of Iowa, a Class 3A Waterloo Columbus team that sports the state’s best season record at 36-2 and has now gone on to a return trip to the Class 3A State Tournament. However, that 9-0 season-ending loss for the Indians in the opening round of Class 3A Region 5 play at the home of the highly-regarded Sailors didn’t happen without a fight to the finish by the softball Tribe.

The season-ending loss brings the softball Tribe’s 2018 campaign to a close with an 11-19 overall record, including a 6-12 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play that placed the Indians fifth in the final seven-team NEIC standings. Columbus went on to defeat North Fayette Valley, 13-1 in five innings, Friday, July 6 in the regional semifinals and Class 3A 14th-rated Crestwood in the Monday, July 9 regional championship, 5-1, to earn a return trip to the Class 3A State Tournament.

Wed
11
Jul

Waukon baseball team closes out regular season with final NEIC loss, opens postseason with 10-7 victory at home over Osage


Scores, drives in pair of runs ... Waukon senior catcher Abe Schwartz slides safely into third base to beat a tag attempt in the Indians’ 10-7 home win over Osage in the first round of Class 2A District 5 tournament play Saturday, July 7. Schwartz drove in two runs and scored two more in the win. 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 ended its regular season and began its postseason on opposite ends of the win-loss spectrum this past week, wrapping up a regular season record of 10-21 that included a 2-16 mark in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) that placed the Indians in a sixth-place tie with a Crestwood team they had beaten two of three times this season for their only NEIC victories. The end to the regular season saw the Indians falls at home to Oelwein, 10-2, Monday, July 2 in a game that was the postponed second half of a June 20 doubleheader.

Wed
11
Jul

Kee softball team wins first two regional tests, has hopes of a Class 1A State Tournament “three-peat” derailed by ninth-rated Lisbon in eight-inning battle


Two runs scored, four driven in ... Kee softball junior shortstop Makayla Walleser rounds second base in the Hawks’ 11-0 home victory over Central Elkader in the Class 1A Region 4 quarterfinals Tuesday, July 3. Walleser scored a pair of runs and also drove in four more in that quarter-final round victory. Photo by Macie Hill. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

No team could do it in Kee softball’s previous 14 postseason games.

Only two teams had done it in the softball Hawks’ previous 23 postseason games - one of those teams being a State Champion.

Fri
06
Jul

Kee softball wins eight-inning nail-biter on final play

The top-rated Kee softball team earned its fifth consecutive trip to the Class 1A regional finals by pulling out an eight-inning nailbiter on the final play Friday, July 6 at home against Central City in the Class 1A Region 4 semifinals. In the bottom of the eighth inning with the score tied 1-1, junior Ashlyn Seitz (batting for sophomore Makayla Peters) hit a pinch-hit lead-off single to right field that then got by the Central City right fielder and allowed her to advance to second base. After a Kee strike-out, senior Nicki Wood laid a bunt down the third base line that was scooped up but the throw to first scooted into the outfield, allowing Peters (who had re-entered the game after Seitz's hit) to score the winning run and advance the Hawks on to the regional finals Monday, July 9 at home against ninth-rated Lisbon, 4-2 semifinal winners over 14th-rated Calamus-Wheatland.

Thu
05
Jul

Kee baseball team’s four wins in five games include sweep of final league trio to wrap up second-place Upper Iowa Conference finish

The Kee baseball team posted four wins in five games this past week to clinch a second-place finish in the final Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) standings. The Hawks started the week with a sweep of their final three UIC games, including wins of 12-1 in six innings and 13-0 in five innings at MFL/MarMac Monday, June 25 and 11-2 at North Fayette Valley Wednesday, June 27 in the second half of a June 18 doubleheader postponed by stormy weather. Kee then fell at Class 3A Crestwood Thursday, June 28 by a 7-5 count before finishing the week with an 8-5 non-conference win over Dunkerton Friday, June 29 in a game played at Upper Iowa University in Fayette.

The Hawks’ 16-8 overall record includes a final Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) mark of 12-2 that ended up placing them second in the final UIC standings behind the only league team to beat them this year, Class 1A eighth-rated South Winneshiek, who won the UIC crown with a 13-1 record.

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