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Wed
17
Jun

Warrior softball off to perfect start

Senior Liz Tieskoetter makes the tag on a Clayton Ridge runner during Monday night’s softball season-opener. The Warriors picked up a pair of wins to start their 2020 campaign.

 

Warrior softball off to perfect start

 

Zak Kriener
Contributing Writer

 

Summer sports are officially underway as the Warrior softball team began its 2020 season on Monday night in Calmar.

It was a strong start for South Winneshiek, which grabbed a pair of wins in the season opening double header against Clayton Ridge.

Wed
17
Jun

TigerHawk softball off to 2-0 start

TigerHawk catcher Kenlin Schmitt gets a hit during game two of NFV’s doubleheader on Monday night in West Union. The TigerHawks beat Postville 12-0 in game one and 15-3 in game two.

 

TigerHawk softball off to 2-0 start

 

Zak Kriener
Contributing Writer

 

The North Fayette Valley softball team was finally able to get the summer 2020 season underway as the team opened the season with a pair of wins over Upper Iowa Conference foe Postville on Monday evening.

“It was a great way to get the season going and I have to give credit to the kids for buying in,” said first year head coach Brent Kuker following the 12-0 and 15-3 wins over the Pirates. “I also have to give a lot of credit to our assistant coaches, Rachael Strong and Bailey Monroe. Their love for the game, energy, and knowledge have helped this program immensely.”

Wed
10
Jun

Baseball and softball are back at NFV

TigerHawk head baseball coach Dan Hovden (white) addresses his team prior to the start of practice on Monday morning. Following new social distancing and health guidelines, NFV baseball and softball return next week.

 

Baseball and softball are back at NFV

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
contributing writer

 

Baseball and softball seasons are officially underway throughout the state, including at North Fayette Valley. With the first practices of the season held on Monday, June 1, coaches and players are working to get ready for each team’s season opener on Monday. The TigerHawk baseball team is set to head to Clayton Ridge for a doubleheader, while the softball team will be at home for a pair of games against Postville.

Wed
27
May

NFV coaches react to the return of high school sports

NFV coaches react to the return of high school sports

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

To say that the last several months in the lives of high school athletes has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride would be an understatement - but last week, coaches and athletes finally got some good news.

On Wednesday (May 20), Governor Kim Reynolds announced in her daily press conference that summer athletic seasons may be conducted for high school baseball and softball after a two-month activities suspension due to COVID-19. The announcement was followed by a joint statement by the Iowa High School Athletics Association (IHSAA) and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) that announced that practices may begin on Monday, June 1, with first contests as early as Monday, June 15. The IHSAA Board of Control and IGHSAU Board of Directors met prior to the statement to vote on the resuming of the 2020 season under Iowa Department of Education guidelines.

“I have to admit that I was a little surprised by the announcement at this time,” explained Dan Hovden, who has coached the North Fayette and North Fayette Valley baseball program for 28 seasons. “It’s great for the kids to be able to get back into a routine and to be able to compete again. I also think that it is great for mental health, as these athletes haven’t been able to be together or compete since their seasons were taken away earlier this spring.”

Hovden went on to say that while he is ambitious to get the season started, he admitted that there are plenty of questions left unanswered as of last week.

Wed
08
Apr

Uncharted territory for NFV track

North Fayette Valley senior Claire Halverson puts herself through her paces as she privately works out at the high school track. (Zak Kriener photo)

 

Unchartered territory for NFV track

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

To say that this spring sports season has been unlike anything experienced by any of the NFV coaches ever before would be an understatement. While the Iowa High School Athletic Association announced on March 16 that all spring sports and activities would be suspended until further notice, TigerHawk track and field competitors have kept in shape despite no official practices.

“We are not allowed to have face-to-face contact with the athletes, but we did go ahead and create daily workouts for each of the students,” said NFV coach Mark Nuss. “I’m not sure how many are actually participating since I cannot physically be there, but I have gotten feedback from quite a few of the athletes.”

Wed
18
Mar

High school sports, activities on hold

 

High school sports, activities on hold

 

Following Sunday’s announcements from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, all spring activities of Iowa’s high school Unified Activities partners – the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, the Iowa High School Athletic Association, the Iowa High School Music Association, and the Iowa High School Speech Association – will be prohibited through the state’s K-12 school recommended closure of four weeks.

Gov. Reynolds announced the recommended closure in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Public Health, in response to community spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iowa.

This recommended closure date currently extends through Friday, April 10 and would mean a school return of April 13. Prior to April 10, the schedule will be assessed as necessary with information from the Governor, Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Education, and activity partners at the IGHSAU, IHSAA, IHSMA, and IHSSA.

Wed
18
Mar

NFV track and field teams off and running

NFV track and field teams off and running

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

North Fayette Valley got its 2020 track and field season started with an indoor meet held at Wartburg on Tuesday, March 10.

“It was good to get an early competition in. We had several very good performances,” said coach Mark Nuss. “We do have a lot of freshman and newcomers that got experience at this meet.”

The TigerHawk girls were led by two first-place finishers and two more runners-up on the day. Sophomore Alyssa Bohr claimed the 400-meter dash title with a time of 1:02.73 while junior Abby Boehm took first in the shot put with a throw of 34’01”.

Wed
04
Mar

Warriors fall in district semifinal

Senior Jaron Todd looks for an open teammate to pass to during last week’s season-ending loss to the Trojans of Turkey Valley. In his final game, Todd had 10 points, five rebounds, and three assists. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors fall in district semifinal

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The Warrior boys’ basketball team saw its season come to an end Tuesday night, Feb. 25, as Turkey Valley’s strong fourth quarter propelled it over South Winn and into the District final.

“This was a tough one to take in for our guys and a tough way to end the season,” said coach Blake Moen, who’s team fell by a score of 57-44. “We struggled a little too much against Turkey Valley’s pressure defense the last five minutes of the game and had some costly turnovers that led to their run late in the game, which made the difference.”

Wed
26
Feb

Warriors hold on, pick up postseason win

Senior Jaron Todd went for 12 points and six rebounds in the Warriors’ District win over Nashua-Plainfield on Thursday. The win propels South Winn into the semifinals where they will take on Turkey Valley this week (Tuesday). (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors hold on, pick up postseason win

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The Warrior boys picked up a win in the second round of the District 4 playoffs last week as South Winn held off a feisty Nashua-Plainfield team, 51-46.

“This game really tested us in a lot of ways and I am really proud of our guys in battling to the end to get the win,” said coach Blake Moen after the Thursday night victory. “Our offense was very slow for most of the game and we struggled to get the ball through the hoop, but I am very ecstatic for our guys in how they answered to a tough N-P team and found a way to win a postseason basketball game.”

Wed
26
Feb

South Winn wrestlers compete at State

South Winn junior Damon Meyer uses a strong headlock to put his opponent to his back during first round action at the Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament last week in Des Moines. Meyer went on to take sixth at 195 pounds. (submitted photo)

 

South Winn wrestlers compete at State

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

With three wrestlers in competition last week at the State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines, the Warriors were quite busy on the mats.

“What a great week of wrestling!” said coach Jacob Elsbernd after the tournament. “We are very proud of the way these boys competed.”

South Winn was led by junior Damon Meyer who brought home sixth-place honors at 195 pounds.

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