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Wed
29
Mar

1600 'golden' for NFV boys

 

Mac Whelan sails through the air in the long jump competition Monday, March 20, at the UIC Indoor Track Meet at Luther College. The sophomore finished ninth with his best jump of 17’. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

1600 'golden' for NFV boys

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The NFV boys’ track team closed the indoor season with the annual UIC Meet Monday, March 20, at Luther College in Decorah.

With spring break, injuries, and illnesses, the TigerHawks did not have a full team competing. 

However, head coach Mark Nuss commented, “The kids that did compete gave good efforts. It was an especially good meet for the younger athletes because a lot of learning took place.” 

Wed
29
Mar

TigerHawk girls field small team at UIC

 

 

Cassidy Bohr sails over the bar to win one of two medals for NFV at the UIC Indoor Track Meet Monday, March 20, in Decorah. The sophomore from Castalia finished third. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawk girls field small team at UIC

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The NFV girls closed out the indoor track season at the UIC Indoor Meet at Luther College on Monday, March 20.

There were only a limited number of girls available for the meet. The flu, injuries and family activities over the spring break kept the TigerHawks out of a number of events. 

In fact, NFV only competed in 10 events, including one of the five relays. 

Thu
23
Mar

NFV girls win five medals

NFV girls win five medals

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley opened the 2017 girls’ indoor track season with a fine showing in the Wartburg Indoor Meet in Waverly that featured over 25 teams.

The TigerHawks brought home a pair of gold medals, one silver and two bronze medals. 

Marin Ehler and Macy Niewoehner won the shot and 1600, respectively. The 4x400 of Macy and Megan Niewoehner, Ryin Lehmann, and Hannah Van Hefte won the silver medal for NFV. Megan Niewoehner claimed third in the 400 and combined with Macy, Lehmann and Van Hefte to claim third in the 4x800.

Individual Results

Shot- 1. Ehler, 39’01”; 21. Kahler, 29’05/5”.

High Jump- 7. Koch, 4’07”; 12. Leuck, 4’05”.

Thu
23
Mar

TigerHawk boys claim three medals at Wartburg

Three TigerHawk boys claim three medals at Wartburg

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley boys’ track team had a good first outing of the season at the Wartburg Indoor in Waverly on  Tuesday, March 14.

  While no team scores were kept, the TigerHawk coaches were very pleased with some good results in a field of over 25 teams from all four state classes.

Jace Burrow led the way with a gold medal in the 55 hurdles. Dylan Larson flashed his way to silver in the 400, and Tanner Kuhens won the bronze in the long jump. Also winning bronze was the 4x200 of Tylen and Jace Burrow, Jordan Einck and Logan West.

While West did not qualify for the eight-man final heat in the 55 dash, his time of 7.14 won his heat and came within .05 of a second from making the finals.

Wed
15
Mar

NFV Special Olympians compete

NFV Special Olympians compete

 

 

The NFV Special Olympics team battled in the Northeast Iowa Special Olympics Track and Field Meet- Sunday, March 5, at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.

The six TigerHawk athletes came from the elementary, middle school and high schools.

By the conclusion of the meet, Dakota Cooley, Kassisdy Lenhart, Andrew and Carter Schmitt, and Jacob Braun had qualified for the State Special Olympic Track and Field Meet in Ames on Thursday through Saturday, May 25-27.

Individual TigerHawk Results

High School

 Cooley, 1st in 400 meter and softball throw.

Green, 2nd- softball throw; 3rd- 100 meter.

Lenhart- 1st in 50 meter and tennis ball throw.

Middle School

Schmitt- 1st in 200 meter and shot put.

Elementary School

Wed
15
Mar

Helgerson to NFV Wrestling HOF

 

John Helgerson (center) is the newest member of the North Fayette Valley Wrestling Hall of Fame. With the Iowa High School Wrestling Championship runner-up and DIII national champion are his two high school head coaches. Chris Moss (left) showed Helgerson what was to become his signature move that won him a national title in the final four seconds. Doug Engel first brought Helgerson into the sport when the future Hall of Famer was in seventh grade. Helgerson was deeply appreciative of the two coaches for nurturing him as he went from losing seasons to silver medalist and finally national champ. (Kris Van Sickle photo)

 

Helgerson to NFV Wrestling HOF

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

At the recent North Fayette Valley wrestling banquet, John Helgerson became the latest inductee into the NFV Wrestling Hall of Fame.

The 2007 North Fayette alum expressed surprise at the nomination for two reasons. 

“For one thing, I didn’t even know we had a Wrestling Hall of Fame,” he admitted.

Wed
08
Mar

Brooks McKowen to enter Hall of Fame

Brooks McKowen

 

Brooks McKowen to enter Hall of Fame

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

Saturday night, Upper Iowa University head men’s basketball coach Brooks McKowen will be inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s (IAHSAA) Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction of the Class of 2017 will take place in special ceremonies during halftime of the Class 2A Boys’ State Basketball championship game.

Wed
08
Mar

Trojans topped for 1A title

 

Over the course of the past three seasons, the Turkey Valley Trojans girls’ basketball team has accumulated an overall record of 72-6, including a 56-game Upper Iowa Conference win streak and a pair of Class 1A State runner-up trophies. The outstanding team, including (l-r) Emily Busta, Kaci Rausch, Sadie Nymeyer, Morgen Kuennen, Shelby Reicks, Elli Winter, Sloan Huinker (back), Breanna Busta, and Kassidy Reicks, raise the 2017 runner-up trophy as they thank their fans for their support. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Trojans topped for 1A title

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

In Thursday’s semifinal round of the 2017 Girls’ State Basketball Tournament in Des Moines, the Turkey Valley Trojans found a way to get it done and advance to the Class 1A State Championship game for the second consecutive season. While it took some additional playing time to do it, the No. 2-ranked squad from Jackson Junction used determination and resilience to take down No. 3-ranked Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton in overtime to get the win.

Facing a 24-17 deficit at the half, the Trojans knew the season was on the line, but facing a large deficit is not something that scares the gritty Lady Trojans squad.

Wed
01
Mar

Turkey Valley wins at the wire

 

Moments after watching the final seconds run off the clock of their first-round game against Janesville, Turkey Valley seniors Sadie Nymeyer and Elli Winter (l-r) embrace each other as the crowd cheers on in excitement. The 60-58 win over the Wildcats advanced the Trojans to the semifinals, where they will take on Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton on Thursday. (Dorothy Huber photo)

 

Turkey Valley wins at the wire

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

Note: Additional reporting by Tyler Poslosky

After the last game the Turkey Valley girls’ basetball team played inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, which was the 2016 Class 1A State Championship game, players, coaches, and fans left with a sour taste in their mouths. 

This year, in the opening round of the State playoffs, the Lady Trojans were determined to taste victory once again.

Wed
22
Feb

Kuboushek goes 1-2 at State

 

South Winneshiek junior Manning Kuboushek controls Slade Sifuentes of Lake Mills early in the first round of the 2017 Iowa State High School Wrestling Tournament last week. Despite a strong start to the match, Kuboushek was knocked out of the championship bracket by the future 195 pound champion. (Kris Van Sickle photo)

 

Kuboushek goes 1-2 at State

 

 

 

By Zakary Kriener

The Iowa State Wrestling Tournament is one of the toughest in the entire country. Facing a tough draw, South Winneshiek junior 195-pounder Manning Kuboushek was thrown into the ring as he drew undefeated and 2016 state champion Slade Sifuentes of Lake Mills.

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