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Wed
19
Apr

Lady Devils split golf meets

 

After sitting volleyball and basketball senior year due to an ACL injury, Mary Michels is happy to be back out on the golf course competing once again. (Chris DeBack photo)

 

Lady Devils split golf meets

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central girls’ golf team split the two meets in which they competed last week.

The Blue Devils lost on the road at Starmont, 203-251, on Monday, April 10, but defeated Central Elkader on the road, 249-265, a few days later. 

Wed
19
Apr

Martin helps boys' shuttle hurdle

 

Freshman Brice Martin runs the third leg of the West Central Shuttle Hurdle Relay team. He has been a nice addition to the Blue Devils squad.  (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

 

Martin helps boys' shuttle hurdle

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central girls’ and boys’ track teams ran in a number of meets last week.

The Blue Devils hosted a meet at Oelwein on Monday, April 10, and both teams ran together a few days later in Monona. The Lady Blue Devils also participated in a meet at Oelwein on Tuesday, April 11. 

With small numbers on both teams for the Blue Devils, it is about competing well and showing improvement in the events they run. 

Wed
19
Apr

NFV girls 4-0 in golf

 

 

Mariah Wettleson blasts out of the sand Monday, April 10, in Ossian as the NFV girls beat their hosts from South Winn. Wettleson’s shot landed near the cup for an easy putt. She is one of several juniors who are good enough to shoot varsity on a number of teams in the UIC, but she   is a reliable performer for an NFV team that is loaded with top-flight talent. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV girls 4-0 in golf

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley girls’ golf team won two meets last week to move to 4-0 on the young season.

Monday, April 10, the TigerHawks beat South Winn, 198-205, at Silver Springs Country Club in Ossian. Thursday, the girls were at Lone Pine Country Club in Edgewood, where they downed Ed-Co, 198-264. 

Wed
19
Apr

Boys third at Waverly golf tourney

 

Noah Koch keeps his head down as he drives the ball off hole No. 1 Monday, April 10, in Ossian. The senior tied for the team lead for the TigerHawks with a 46 on the windy course. The meet ended with a light rain over the final four holes. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Boys third at Waverly golf tourney

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

“It was a long week with a lot of golf,” commented NFV head boys’ golf coach Derek Heins after his squad finished competing in three UIC meets and an 18-hole tourney in just five days.

The golf tournament at Waverly on Friday is always a good test of where a team is at this point of the season. 

Judging by its third-place finish, NFV should feel pretty good.

Wed
19
Apr

NFV girls win silver at two track meets

 

Ciara Halverson is all concentration as she clears a hurdle during Thursday’s shuttle hurdle in New Hampton. NFV won the event with a season-best time of 1:11.13. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV girls win silver at two track meets

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The NFV girls’ track team finished second in two straight meets last week. Tuesday, April 11, in Waukon and Thursday in New Hampton the gals won silver.

Thursday’s coed meet saw the TigerHawks finish 20 points behind the host Chickasaws.

Wed
19
Apr

TigerHawk boys' track ties New Hampton

 

Zach Massman takes off in a blur to open the 1600 distance medley for NFV Thursday in New Hampton. The TigerHawks placed third to earn the bronze medal. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawk boys' track ties New Hampton

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley boys’ track team performed well at two meets last week despite missing three key performers who are recovering from various injuries.

Thursday, the boys were at New Hampton for a seven-team meet. The TigerHawks tied for second with New Hampton as both squads finished with 124 points; Waukon won with 134 points.

Wed
12
Apr

Lady Devils golf off to hot start

 

West Central’s Kenzie Squires help the Blue Devils defeated Turkey Valley on Thursday, April 6, when she scored a 50 at big Rock Country Club. 

 

Lady Devils golf off to hot start

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

The West Central girls’ golf team is off to a red-hot start with victories in its first two meets.

The Blue Devils defeated Turkey Valley, 239-282, at home on Thursday, April 6, and Wapsie Valley, 268-278, on Friday, April 7.

Wed
12
Apr

Blue Devils set personal-bests

 

West Central senior Brianne Martin posted a personal best in the shot put (26’2.5”), discus throw (65’5”) and 200-meter dash (40.09) on Thursday, April 6, at Starmont.  Jerry Wadian photo

 

Blue Devils set personal-bests

 

 

By Chris DeBack
cdback@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

 

The West Central girls’ track and field team set numerous personal records on Thursday, April 6, at Starmont. 

Overall, the girls finished seventh of eight teams with 21 points. Tripoli won the meet with 129 points. 

Wed
12
Apr

Boys' track 2nd and 4th this week

 

 

Trevor Weidemann clears a hurdle during the recent first home meet of the season. The senior has been a valuable member of the shuttle hurdle for a number of seasons and competes in a number of other events. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Boys' track 2nd and 4th this week

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The NFV boys’ track team started the week with its second consecutive win of the young season by sweeping a 15-team field in Edgewood on Tuesday, April 4.

Friday, the TigerHawks finished fourth in the very rugged Bob Sage Relays in Waverly.

While the TigerHawks won nine medals, it was their depth that gave them an 18-point edge over runner-up Jesup.

Wed
12
Apr

NFV girls 2nd at Charles City

 

It’s a picture-perfect handoff from Ryin Lehmann to Makenna Koch during a recent sprint relay. Lehmann is a top hurdler, and Koch competes in a number of other running events. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV girls 2nd at Charles City

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

It took a while to confirm the results, but the NFV girls’ finished second Tuesday, April 4, at the track meet in Charles City.

There was no drama Friday as NFV finished a solid fourth in a meet in Dyersville.

After the meet Tuesday, the TigerHawks were proclaimed as runners-up, but the online results showed NFV to be fourth in the seven-team field.

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