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Wed
18
Sep

NFV - Coach’s Corner

 

NFV - Coach’s Corner 

St. Ansgar (0-0, 3-0) @ NF (1-0, 3-0) 

“It’s a big game,” stated NFV head coach Bob Lape. “The good news is that it’s at our place, and we expect a big crowd.”

Both teams need this game to have a shot at the district title.

“The Saints line up in a wishbone, but not the old Oklahoma option offense; they are a power running team,” Lape explained. 

The Saints feature two quality running backs, including one of the best runners in the state. 

On defense, Denver uses a 4-4, emphasizing gap control and pursuing the ball. Lape said, “I kind of expect them to use the blitz a bit against us.” Game time is 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and fans can expect the team to sing the new NFV fight song after the game. 

Wed
11
Sep

SW netters push Pirates from plank, 3-0

 

SW netters push Pirates from plank, 3-0

 

The 2013 Lady Warrior volleyball season got off to a great start on Thursday with a 3-0 win over Postville. However, the strength of the SW team was tested on Saturday as the Warriors faced Class 1A third-ranked Tripoli and Class 2A fifth-ranked Sumner-Fredericksburg in the opening rounds of the annual New Hampton Tournament.

A seven-serve string by Becca Franzen in game one against the Pirates gave the Lady Warriors a big advantage before Leah Elsbernd served up the last 12 points to hand Postville a 25-4 loss.

South Winn continued on its merry way to win games two and three, 25-8 and 25-14, to start the season. Megan Bushman collected a string of eight serves in game two to assist in the Lady Warrior win.

Individual Stats vs. Postville

Wed
11
Sep

Warriors defeat Trojans, 50-6

 

Warriors defeat Trojans, 50-6

 

It is what great teams are made of — recovering from fumbles and mental errors that cost a team yardage, exactly what the South Winn football team encountered in Friday’s rivalry matchup with Turkey Valley. The Warriors regained their composure and put together quality plays by the second quarter to leave Jackson Junction with a 50-6 victory over the Trojans.

“Our offensive line did a tremendous job of protecting our quarterbacks all night, and we were able to make some very explosive plays in the passing game,” noted coach Jason Ohrt. “Our first- and second-team defense played sound football most of the night, and our kick coverage was consistent as well.”

Wed
11
Sep

UIU Coach’s Corner

 

UIU Coach’s Corner

Minn.-Duluth (1-0, 1-0) @ UIU (1-0, 1-0) 

“This team is the standard-bearer among DII schools,” stated UIU head coach Tom Shea.

The Bulldogs have won two national titles in the last six years and been part of the DII playoffs for every one of those years.

“They don’t rebuild, they reload,” noted Shea of a team that has a number of D1 transfers on this year’s squad.

The potent UIU offense has a real challenge since the Duluth D held the high-powered Sioux Falls O completely in check.

“They have their entire front seven back from last year,” Shea explained. “They run a 34, move their linemen around and will blitz.”

The Bulldogs use a spread offense with a lot of play action and bootleg.

“Their line is very physical with good athletes,” Shea concluded.

The game will be at Harms-Eischeid Stadium with the kickoff at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Wed
11
Sep

TigerHawk Cross Country Invite Saturday

 

TigerHawk Cross Country Invite Saturday

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor

jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The First Annual TigerHawk Invitational Cross Country Meet will be held Saturday morning, Sept. 14.

The Invitational has been in existence for 41 years, but with the whole-grade sharing agreement, this will be the inaugural TigerHawk Invitational.

The course will be the same as in the past, with the start and finish lines behind the elementary school.

The JV girls’ varsity will begin at 9 a.m. with the boys’ JV starting at 9:30 a.m.

Varsity runners start at 10 a.m. as the girls run a 4K; the boys take on a 5K course at 10:30 a.m.

Junior high runners also have a race, with the girls starting at 11 a.m. and the boys starting five minutes later.

Wed
11
Sep

TigerHawk VB opens with a W

 

TigerHawk VB opens with a W

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor

jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley kicked off its inaugural volleyball season Thursday, Sept. 5, with a hard-fought, five-game win over Starmont in the TigerHawk gym.

Scores of the match were 12-21, 25-19, 26-24, 25-27, and 15-11.

Saturday, NFV traveled to North Tama for a tournament, ending up 4-1. The TigerHawks beat Dunkerton, Meskwaki, and Belle Plaine by scores of 2-0. After losing to BCM, 0-2, NFV came back to beat Belle Plaine a second time, 2-1. No scores or stats from the tournament were available at press time.

The debut game against the Stars started very shakily as NFV dropped game one, 21-12.

Wed
11
Sep

Blue, black & silver turns Oelwein black & blue

 

NFV wins home debut, 61-0

Blue, black & silver turns Oelwein black & blue

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor

jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

In its home debut, the North Fayette Valley TigerHawks showed off their new uniforms: black with silver letters and Columbia blue trim.

At the end of the night,however, it was the visitors from Oelwein who were black and blue after absorbing a 61-0 pounding.

The TigerHawks got the ball first and marched 63 yards for a TD. 

Wed
11
Sep

Coach’s Corner - NFV

 

Coach’s Corner

NF (0-0, 2-0) @ Denver (0-0, 1-2)  

“This is a scary bunch,” noted NFV head coach Bob Lape. “They have very good size, some good athletes with nice speed. They are definitely a team that is a lot better than the scores indicate.”

The Little Cyclones use the read-option offense. They run from a shotgun with receivers spread out.

“Their read-option is more to open their running game,” Lape explained. “They have a very good QB who can throw the ball, but they really want to run first.”

On defense, Denver uses a standard 4-3. Lape said, “I kind of expect them to stunt a bit more against us. It will be a good test, especially on the road.”

Game time is 7:30 p.m. on Friday in Denver.

Wed
11
Sep

District Standings

 

Class 1A District 4

North Fayette 0-0 2-0 

South Winn 0-0 2-0

Sum.-Fred. 0-0 2-0

St. Ansgar 0-0 2-0

Denver 0-0 1-2

MFL/MM 0-0 1-1 

Jesup 0-0 1-1

Last Week’s Scores

North Fayette 61, Oelwein 0

Jesup 49, East Buchanan 13

MFL/MM 12, Ed-Co 6

Wapsie Valley 35, Denver 0

St. Ansgar 46, West Hancock 0

SW 50, TV 6

S-F 28, Postville 14

This Week’s Games

NFV @ Denver

MFL/MM @ Jesup

Osage @ St. Ansgar

Sumn.-Fred. @ SW

 

 

8-Man District 4

Kee 2-0 2-1

Springville 1-0 3-0 

Easton Valley 1-0 1-0

West Central 1-1 1-1 

CV Christian 0-0 0-1 

Midland 1-1 1-2 

Central City 0-2 0-3

Central/Elkader 0-2 0-3

Last Week’s Scores

Easton Valley 47, W. Central 16

Kee 56, Elkader 34

Wed
11
Sep

Team Gisleson wins TRC

 

Team Gisleson wins TRC

Team Gisleson won the recent Turkey River Classic (TRC) Golf Tournament at Pleasant Valley Sports Club near Clermont. Team members included Steve Gisleson, Kenny Hanson, Matt Durnan, and Chelsea Durnan fired a 64.

The team captained by Al Schott Team placed first at the top of the first flight with a score of 68, while John Kleppe’s team was the winner of the second flight with a score of 76. Ruth Friederich’s team won a special prize for being the “Hardest Working Team” of the day.  

A raffle and silent auction was also held during the annual fundraiser.

 

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