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Wed
15
Feb

Chicks, charity stripe fatal for NF

 

The NFV press led to a number of easy baskets Saturday in New Hampton. Here, Marrah Burrack (10) turns a steal into two points as she drives through three New Hampton players. Host New Hampton won, 61-53, by converting 17-29 free throws during the game. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Chicks, charity stripe fatal for NF

 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The height of the New Hampton Chickasaws, coupled with the charity stripe, kept the North Fayette Valley girls from advancing in the Class 3A District 5 regional playoffs Saturday in New Hampton.

NH, which features four players between 5’10” and 5’11”, had already beaten the TigerHawks in the first game of the season by 20 points. Saturday, NH won, 61-53.

Wed
15
Feb

Lape, Baumler advance to State

 

Ethan Lape rolls Union’s Michael Ahrendsen onto his back during their District Wrestling Tournament’s title match at 285. Lape won with a pin in 5:43. (Kris Van Sickle photo) 

 

Lape, Baumler advance to State

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Jordan Baumler (220) and Ethan Lape (Hwt.) made it through the District Wrestling Tournament in Decorah Saturday and will represent NFV at the State Tournament this Thursday through Saturday in Des Moines.

Wed
08
Feb

Faldet to State

Noah Faldet

 

 

Faldet to State

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

South Winneshiek junior and member of the Decorah Vikings boys’ swim team Noah Faldet will be competing at the 2017 State Swim Meet in Marshalltown.

Faldet finished second in the 100 M breaststroke at the district meet Saturday at Linn-Mar.

The State Swim Meet will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Marshalltown YMCA.

Wed
08
Feb

SW sends 10 to Districts

 

Junior 285-pounder Jackson Lukes works toward a pin in recent South Winneshiek wrestling action. Saturday at the Sectional Wrestling Tournament in Postville, Lukes was one of 10 Warriors to advance to the District Tournament Saturday at Starmont. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW sends 10 to Districts

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

For the second time in the past three years, the South Winneshiek wrestling team will send an impressive 10 individuals to the District Wrestling Tournament Saturday at Starmont.

“Taking 10 wrestlers is pretty special,” said coach Jake Elsbernd after the tournament. “It feels pretty good!”

Wed
08
Feb

SW boys lose pair of close contests

 

Warrior sophomore Levi Lukes advances the ball upcourt for the South Winn boys’ basketball team. Lukes had seven points and a pair of steals in the Warriors’ 47-42 loss Tuesday, Jan. 31, to Clayton Ridge. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW boys lose pair of close contests

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek boys’ basketball team lost a couple of close Upper Iowa Conference matchups last week, dropping its overall record to 4-14.

Wed
08
Feb

Warrior girls struggle in UIC action

 

Lexi Bohr scans over her options during last week’s matchup against Clayton Ridge. The junior guard led the Warrior girls’ team in both contests last week, tallying nine points against the Eagles and 12 points against Edgewood-Colesburg Friday. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior girls struggle in UIC action

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

As the end of the regular season quickly approaches, the South Winneshiek girls’ basketball team completed another tough week of losses.

Tuesday evening, Jan. 31, the Warriors invited the Clayton Ridge Eagles to town for an Upper Iowa Conference showdown.

Wed
08
Feb

Stars narrowly escape Lady Devils

 

West Central junior Braidyn Burrow gets followed on this shot attempt against Kee High on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Chris DeBack photo

 

Stars narrowly escape Lady Devils

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central girls’ basketball team came close to its fourth win of the season, but the Devils ultimately fell to the Starmont Stars, 37-34, on Friday, Feb. 3.

Starmont opened the game with 10 points in the first quarter to West Central’s five. It was the Blue Devils who turned up the pressure in the second quarter. Their 15 points allowed the girls to take a one-point lead into halftime, 20-19.

Wed
08
Feb

WC falls in two close games

 

West Central sophomore Decker Wirtz attempts to save a ball form going out of bounds against Kee High on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Chris DeBack photo

 

WC falls in two close games

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

The West Central boys’ basketball team had two close calls last week that didn’t go in its favor.

The Blue Devils fell to Kee High, 54-44, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, and two days later lost to the Stars from Starmont, 66-60. The following afternoon, the Blue Devils hosted a makeup game with North Fayette Valley. The TigerHawks defeated WC, 80-42.

Wed
08
Feb

NFV boys end UIC 10-4

 

In a battle of number 10s, NFV’s Tate Hovden flies around and over West Central’s Tyler Buzynski for the layup. Hovden finished with a game-high 21 points in the TigerHawks’ 80-42 victory Saturday in the Valley gym. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV boys end UIC 10-4

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

NFV closed out the 2016-17 UIC boys’ basketball season by splitting a pair of conference games.

The TigerHawks lost to Ed-Co in Edgewood but Saturday in Clermont, they beat West Central handily.

The contest against Charles City scheduled for Thursday in West Union was been postponed until Monday, Feb. 6. The game originally scheduled for Monday against Crestwood had to be cancelled because the Cadets had to reschedule a conference game on that date.

Wed
08
Feb

NFV girls nail 8 treys Saturday

 

Kailee Prentice starts NFV off on the right foot Saturday against West Central, nailing this 3-pointer. NFV defeated the Devils, 62-25. The Parents Night game was played in the Valley gym in Clermont. Prentice, from Elgin, started her career in the same gym where she helped her team hit a record eight treys on Saturday. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

 

NFV girls nail 8 treys Saturday

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The North Fayette Valley girls hit a record eight 3-pointers against West Central on Saturday in the Valley gym in Clermont to move four games over .500. After a slow start, NFV beat the Blue Devils, 62-25.

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