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Wed
19
Jul

Season ends at hands of #1 New Hampton

 

Warrior junior Hunter Todd fires to first base after fielding an infield grounder during recent Warrior baseball action. Todd had a double and two RBI in South Winn’s 8-2 win over Central Springs last week. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Season ends at hands of #1 New Hampton

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The top-ranked New Hampton Chickasaws hosted the Warriors Saturday night for the Class 2A District 5 championship game and wasted no time in getting to work.

The Chickasaws scored a pair of runs in the first and four more in the second inning to jump out to a 6-0 early lead.

In the top of the third inning, however, South Winn was able to get on the scoreboard as they plated a pair of runs to draw closer.

Wed
19
Jul

Warriors advance to title over CS

 

South Winn’s Rodney Schwartzhoff rounds third base on his way home during recent Warrior baseball action. Following an 8-2 win over Central Springs, the Warrior season came to an end with a 9-2 loss to No. 1-ranked New Hampton. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors advance to title over CS

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek baseball team advanced to the 2017 IHSAA Class 2A District 5 title game Tuesday, July 11, after defeating Central Springs at a game played in New Hampton.

The Warriors faced a narrow 1-0 deficit as they came to bat in the bottom half of the third inning, but that was where the Warriors turned up the heat.

Wed
19
Jul

Swimmers win fourth meet

 

Molly Nefzger blasts off the starting block for the West Union swim team in Thursday’s meet against Manchester. Nefzger won the 100 freestyle as West Union won, 446-209. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Swimmers win fourth meet

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Union swim team notched its fourth win of the season Thursday in its home waters, sinking Manchester, 446-209.

The team had a lot of swimmers perform well as the team gets ready for the Conference Meet Saturday in Strawberry Point.

The younger swimmers were particularly effective for West Union.

The girls’ 8-and-under medley of Leah Shreve, Gracie Kent-Thomas, Ella Sieck, and Trinity Starrett won gold with a time of 2:04.

Wed
05
Jul

Warrior SB tops Vikings

Warrior SB tops Vikings

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winn softball team rallied to notch win number 16 of the season Tuesday, June 27, as it defeated Decorah by a score of 7-4.

The Warriors took the lead early as they plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning. The Vikings responded with a run of their own in the third, but the Warriors regained the two-run lead in the bottom of the fourth.

Wed
05
Jul

Warriors hit 17 wins

 

South Winn’s Levi Lukes applies the tag to a Waverly-Shell Rock runner during Thursday’s 13-9 loss to the Go-Hawks. With three games remaining on the regular season schedule, the Warrior sophomore leads the team with 33 hits and a 0.367 batting average. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors hit 17 wins

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Warrior baseball team pushed its season win total to 17 Monday as it picked up a pair of wins over Upper Iowa Conference foe Postville on the road.

In a series in which South Winn outscored its opponents, 25-2, over the two games, it was all hands on deck when it came to mound duties.

In game one of the doubleheader, the Warriors used three pitchers to complete the dominating win. Mason Elsbernd got the start and was credited with the win, as the Warriors jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first inning of the game.

The Pirates got their lone run of the game in the bottom of the third inning, cutting the SW lead to three, but South Winn responded with five runs over the next two innings to enlarge its lead.

Wed
05
Jul

West Central splits pair of DHs

 

Eighth-grader Marlee Squires is just one of several underclassman who have contributed in a big way to the success of the Blue Devils softball team this season.

 

West Central splits pair of DHs

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

The West Central Blue Devils softball team ended the regular season with a doubleheader split with the Starmont Stars, 5-15 and 6-5, on Tuesday, June 27, at home. The Blue Devils ended the regular season with an 11-20 record. 

In the 6-5 victory over the Stars, pitcher Mary McDonough battled well and relied on her defense at times to get out of jams. 

Wed
05
Jul

TigerHawk baseball on a streak

 

NFV’s Luke Reicks fires a strike to the plate in action Tuesday, June 27, in Charles City. The senior won his third game of the season against the Comets, working four innings in relief; he allowed three hits and one run. (Kris Van Sickle photo) 

 

TigerHawk baseball on a streak

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The TigerHawk baseball team was on a hot streak last week, winning all six games it played. Overall, NFV is on a seven-game win streak.

The streak has been highlighted by good pitching, timely hitting and greatly improved defense.

NFV swept the reigning UIC champion Monday night in New Albin, shutting out Kee twice, 6-0 and 8-0. 

NFV got the only run it needed in the second, but added runs in each of the next four innings in game one.

Wed
05
Jul

Swimmers split a pair of meets

 

Lily Poppen powers her way across the pool for another medal during the West Union swim team’s 438-235 victory over visiting Monona/Postville on Tuesday, June 27. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Swimmers split a pair of meets

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Union swim team split a pair of meets last week. 

The swimmers finally opened the home season with a 438-235 win over Monona/Postville on Tuesday, June 27.

Wed
05
Jul

NFV SB sweeps Central

 

Macy Halverson had to backpedal to get this pop fly Thursday in Elkader. However, the sure-handed shortstop made the grab to retire the side in NFV’s 11-6 win in 11 innings. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV SB sweeps Central

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley softball ended the regular season Thursday night in Elkader.

The TigerHawks swept Central, 11-6, in 11 innings and 17-1 in five innings.

Tatum Kahler drove in the first two runs against the Warriors. She singled home Marrah Burrack in the first and plated Burrack, who had five hits in the game, during the third with a sac fly.

Wed
28
Jun

South Winn baseball wins four of five

 

South Winn sophomore Levi Lukes fires to first for the out during recent Warrior baseball action. Lukes recorded an impressive eight RBI in South Winn’s five games last week. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

South Winn Baseball wins four of five

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek baseball team wrapped up a solid week Saturday with its fourth win in the last five games, a feat that also saw the Warriors outscore their opponents, 42-17.

MFL/MarMac (DH)

The Warriors began the week with an Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) doubleheader against the MFL/MarMac Bulldogs.

In game one of the day, South Winn jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the second inning and slowly continued to add to it en route to an 8-0 shutout win.

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