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Wed
22
Jul

TigerHawk softball stopped by Chicks

NFV shortstop Justine Cowley makes a terrific effort to stop this stolen base Wednesday night against New Hampton in Cresco. The throw was to the third base side. Cowley gloved the toss, spun to her left and made this leaping dive towards the bag. NFV was eliminated from the playoffs with a 12-0 loss in four innings. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawk softball stopped by Chicks

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

New Hampton ended NFV’s softball season Wednesday in Cresco. The Chickasaws used a nine-run fourth to end the game early, 12-0.

The contest started okay for the TigerHawks with leadoff batter Emma Ney nailing a hard-hit single to center; however, NFV couldn’t move her around the bases.

Wed
15
Jul

South Winn softball falls to Kee

Morgan Kriener (14) slides into third as the NFV fielder awaits the throw during the end of the regular season double header in Calmar against the TigerHawks. SW swept by identical 6-5 scores. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

South Winn softball falls to Kee

 

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

South Winn softball’s trek to New Albin Monday, July 13, ended the season as the Warriors fell to Kee, 7-1.

Kee took a 1-0 first inning lead, but SW came right back to tie the game in the second.

However, that was it for the O as Kee scored three in the fourth and added three more over the next two innings for the W. 

No stats were available by press time Tuesday morning.

South Winn ended the regular softball season at home, sweeping both Postville and North Fayette Valley.

Monday, SW downed the Pirates, 14-4 and 11-1.

Wed
15
Jul

Warrior baseball moves on

It was a race between Cael Kuboushek and the baseball (seen near his waist) as the right fielder does a headfirst slide into third during SW’s three-run third inning Saturday against Maq Valley. Kuboushek won the race for an RBI triple as the Warriors beat the Wildcats, 10-0 in six innings. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Warrior baseball moves on

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

South Winn advanced in the Class 1A District 6 baseball playoffs with a 10-0 win over visiting Maq Valley in six innings.

Heavy rains forced the game to be delayed with the first pitch thrown around 8:15 p.m.

Ethan Luzum dominated the Wildcats, fanning 14 of the 18 batters he faced in pitching a one-hit shutout.

Seth Greve singled home a first-inning run and SW used three runs in the third and five in the fifth to break the game wide open. 

Kody Kleve singled home two of the third-inning runs and Cael Kuboushek tripled home the third run. 

With the win, the Warriors were scheduled to face  Ed-Co Tuesday, July 12, at 7 p.m. in Calmar. However strong thunderstorms are expected that afternoon and evenings so the game may be delayed or even postponed.

Wed
15
Jul

Devils upset by N-P

Bryleigh Rouses (10) races in from third to field this little squibber in front of the mound Monday (July 13) during the 8-3 loss to N-P. Rouse nails the runner easily as Devil catcher Mikaela Kime looks on. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Devils upset by N-P

 

By Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

West Central was upset in the opening round of Class 1A Regional softball Monday (July 13) in Maynard as Nashua-Plainfield used a five-run fourth inning to upend the Devils, 8-3.

The game was hitless through three innings but the Husky bats came alive in the fourth.

WC has been the ‘comeback kids’ throughout the season, but could muster little magic against N-P, plating a run in the fourth and two more in the fifth; only two of N-P’s runs were earned. The Huskies put the game away with two in the sixth and added the dagger with a run in the seventh.

Wed
15
Jul

Errors oust TigerHawk baseball

NFV junior Jonah Moore slides safely into second with a stolen base Saturday night in New Hampton. The game was postponed until Monday due to rain, and Osage used 10 NFV errors to win 14-2. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Errors oust TigerHawk baseball

 

Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

Saturday’s Class 2A District 6 baseball game between Osage and North Fayette was postponed by rain.

NFV trailed 1-0 in the second when the contest was resumed Monday night (July 13) in New Hampton, the TigerHawk defense failed the squad as 10 NFV errors led to 13 unearned runs.

Three TigerHawk pitchers combined on a seven-hitter, but, oh, those errors.

Bryce Elsbernd absorbed the loss with 2 1/3 innings of three-hit ball; despite the loss, the freshman still managed and ERA of 0.00 for the game as all of the runs charged to him were unearned.

Wed
15
Jul

NFV softball plays in Cresco Wednesday

NFV pitcher Lynzee West applies a sweeping tag, nailing a SW runner with plenty to spare. The Warrior runner tried to score on a pitch that went to the backstop but TigerHawk catcher Abby Reichter was quick enough to snare the hard carom and fire to West for the easy out. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV softball plays in Cresco Wednesday

 

Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

North Fayette Valley softball ended the regular season last week with a record of 5-10. 

The TigerHawks open Regional action tonight (Wednesday, July 15) at 5 p.m. in Cresco against New Hampton.

Monday, July 7, NFV dropped a twin bill to powerful Jesup, 12-0 and 15-4, in Jesup.

Game one ended in four innings as the 12-3 J-Hawks used three in the second and seven more to overpower the TigerHawks.

Wed
08
Jul

Warrior softball sweeps Central

Warrior sophomore DH Ruthie Frana slides home well before the Central pitcher can apply the tag after a wild pitch in the first inning of game one Wednesday in Elkader. SW swept both games by 8-5 scores. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Warrior softball sweeps Central

 

Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

 

After losing to Kee and MFL/MM earlier in the week, South Winn came back to sweep Central by identical 8-5 scores, Wednesday, in Elkader.

In the opener, the first five Warrior outs came on strikeouts. Not that it mattered because they already had a 3-0 lead. Three singles scored a run and two more rode home on an error and a wild pitch in the first inning. 

Wed
08
Jul

Warrior BB wins third straight UIC title

Briar Tigges fires another strike to the plate Saturday morning in West Union. Tigges became the third Warrior pitcher this week to win in their first varsity start. Tigges beat NFV, 14-2. Earlier in the week, Jordan Buchheit won his first start, 13-1 over TV and Cael Kuboushek beat Sumner-Fredericksburg-Tripoli, 8-0. The three combined for 21 innings, and three runs. The trio allowed just 15 hits while ringing up 14K’s and just two walks. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Warrior BB wins third straight UIC title

Jerry Wadian

Contributing Writer

 

South Winn continued to waltz through the Upper Iowa Conference last week as the fourth-ranked Warriors won three more in the UIC to capture its third consecutive UIC championship. SW also won a pair of non-conference games, including a 5-4 thriller over Waverly-Shell Rock.

The week started Monday in Jackson Junction with a 13-1 win over Turkey Valley.

It was a 1-1 dogfight until the fifth when the Warriors struck for six runs; three more in the sixth put the game away.

Freshman Jordan Buchheit started his first varsity game, tossing a five-hit gem with 10 strikeouts and no walks.

Wed
08
Jul

West Central: master of the comeback

 

Emma Michaels stretches at first base to snare this throw for an out in recent action at Suckow field in Maynard. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

West Central: master of the comeback

Jerry Wadian
Contributing Writer

If you attend a West Central softball game, don’t leave early because the gals are behind because the Blue Devils are proving to be Comeback Kids!

The girls won three of four road games last week with all three victories coming after falling behind early.

The week started in Monona with the Bulldogs taking game one, 9-4. The home team broke on top early and used seven hits and five walks to keep the Devils at bay.

Wed
08
Jul

TigerHawks swept by TV

Miss West Union of 2020, Taylor Ney, is also a very good softball player. Here, the senior settles under a fly ball for the catch in left field during recent action.  (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawks swept by TV

Jerry Wadian

Contributing Writer

NFV was swept by UIC-leading Turkey Valley, Monday, June 30 in West Union. 

The TigerHawks led the visitors by virtue of a four-run burst in the second inning. 

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