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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.

Wed
22
Feb

SW postseason run comes to end

 

South Winneshiek senior Nathan Ward drives into the lane during the Warriors’ District 4 semifinal matchup against Osage. Despite a valiant effort, the South Winn boys’ basketball season came to an end Thursday with a 62-47 loss. (submitted photo)

 

SW postseason run comes to end

 

 

 

By Zakary Kriener

The South Winneshiek boys’ basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Class 2A District 4 Tournament last week, thanks to a 71-68 victory over Sumner-Fredericksburg.

In a game that was closely contested throughout, the Warriors emerged victorious and were able to advance into the postseason.

Wed
22
Feb

Blue Devils season ends at Districts

 

West Central’s Brady Forsyth hits a layup from the lane in a 57-49 loss to East Buchanan in the first round of the Class 1A District 7 playoffs on Monday, Feb. 13. Dick Fridley photo

 

Blue Devils season ends at Districts

 

 

Chris DeBack

cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The West Central boys’ basketball team’s season came to an end with a loss to East Buchanan, 57-49, in the first round of the Class 1A District 7 playoffs on Monday, Feb. 13. 

First-quarter struggles put the Blue Devils into quite a hole. Brady Forsyth scored the team's lone points with a pair of free throws with 3:47 remaining in the quarter. The 3-19 Buccaneers scored the game's opening five points and reeled off 13 points to end the first quarter up, 18-2.

Wed
22
Feb

Bowlers sixth at SQM

Bowlers sixth at SQM

 

 

by Jerry Wadian

jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The NFV boys’ bowling squad finished its second season of competition by finishing sixth at the State Qualifying Meet in Charles City on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Wed
22
Feb

Boys' basketball ends in Osage

Boys' basketball ends in Osage

 

 

By Jerry Wadian

The North Fayette Valley boys’ basketball season ended in Osage Thursday night after New Hampton iced the game with a 20-8 fourth-quarter spurt to win the Class 2A District 4 semifinal game, 65-43.

Wed
22
Feb

Baumler first NFV wrestling champion

 

Jordan Baumler celebrates after winning NFV’s first-ever state wrestling championship. The TigerHawk junior won his title match in the final seconds after taking second-ranked Kadon Hulett of Creston/O-M to the mat in the final 20 seconds. Trailing by one, Baumler struggled to gain control, succeeding only in the final seconds to win, 6-5. Celebrating with Baumler are head coach Jacob Pedersen (left) and the NFV cheerleaders. (Kris Van Sickle photo) 

 

Baumler first NFV wrestling champion

 

 

A last-minute takedown Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines turned Jordan Baumler into the first North Fayette Valley athlete in history to earn a state wrestling title.

Wed
15
Feb

Kuboushek to State for Warriors

Manning Kuboushek takes a deep shot on his first-round opponent, whom he went on to pin, during Saturday’s District Wrestling Tournament at Starmont, whom he went on to pin. The junior 195-pounder placed second in his weight class, advancing him to the 2017 State Wrestling Tournament this weekend in Des Moines. (Zakary Kriener photo

 

Kuboushek to State for Warriors

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

It was a tough day for the Warriors at Saturday’s District Wrestling Tournament, hosted by Starmont High School, as only one of the 10 District qualifiers advanced to this weekend’s State Wrestling Tournament.

“With 10 wrestlers competing, we had a lot of opportunities in front of us,” said head coach Jake Elsbernd. “Some of them we knew would be very challenging, but we were unable to capitalize on many of those opportunities.”

While the day did not turn out as many had hoped, junior 195-pounder Manning Kuboushek did keep his season alive with a runner-up finish that advanced him to State.

Wed
15
Feb

Girls' basketball season comes to end

 

South Winneshiek senior Abby Hageman closely guards an opponent during recent action. In a close contest, the Warrior girls’ basketball season came to an end Saturday night as Wapsie Valley bested SW by a score of 60-54. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Girls' basketball season comes to end

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek girls’ basketball season came to an end Saturday night in the first round of the Regional basketball tournament.

In a closely contested game, the Warriors were edged by Wapsie Valley, 60-54.

Wed
15
Feb

Lady Devils' season ends in Starmont

 

West Central’s Mary McDonough takes a one-handed shot from just outside the lane against Starmont’s Cynthia Hamlett on Thursday, Feb. 9. The Blue Devils lost, 53-39, in the first round of the Class 1A Region 4 playoffs ending their season. 

 

Lady Devils' season ends in Starmont

 

By Chris Deback

cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Despite a strong first-half performance, the West Central girls’ basketball team fell to the Starmont Stars, 53-39, in the first round of the Class 1A Region 4 playoffs.

After Starmont scored the game’s first points, junior Braidyn Buhrow countered, scoring on an offensive rebound while drawing a foul. She made the free throw to put the Blue Devils up early. The teams traded buckets over the next several possession before WC jumped out to a seven-point lead. Kenzie Squires scored, and was fouled off an inbounds pass and made the accompanying free throw.

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