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Thu
12
Jan

Blue Devil girls double win total

 

West Central senior Cherokee Noggle scored her lone two points against Oelwein on this bank. The Blue Devils fell to the Oelwein, 48-32, on Jan. 7 in Maynard.  Chris DeBack photo

 

Blue Devil girls double win total

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central girls’ basketball team doubled its season win total from a season ago after a dominating home performance over Waterloo Christian School, 57-16, on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

For the first time this season, the Blue Devils got a little taste of what it is like to control a game from start to finish as they locked down the tempo against the Regents.

Thu
12
Jan

Swimmers back in action

Swimmers back in action

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The Decorah swim team splashed back into action last week.

Bolstered by NFV students Matt Appler and Justin Kueker, the Vikings beat the Vinton Aquatic Club, 55-39, Thursday, Jan. 5, in Vinton.

Kueker won the 500 freestyle and picked up silver in the 200 freestyle.

Appler won a gold medal in the 100 backstroke.

The two combined to help propel the Decorah 160 medley relay and 320 freestyle relay to victory.

There were no reports at press time from the scheduled meet in Waterloo on Saturday.

 

Thu
12
Jan

NF boys win 1st bowling meet

 

NFV boys win 1st bowling meet

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley boys’ bowling team celebrated its first victory of the year Friday in Waukon.

In the singles match-up, NFV beat Waukon, 1612-1313, and in the Baker Round it was TigerHawks ‘740 to the Indians’ 669.  

That meant NFV had its first win of the season, 2352-1982.

Thu
12
Jan

NFV girls throw scare into TV

 

Helena Fantz gets her shot off between a pair of defenders in recent action. The TigerHawk senior not only has a smooth shot, but she can rebound, dribble, and can thread the needle on her passes in the post. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV girls throw scare into TV

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

With Postville not having a girls’ basketball team this season, NFV only had one game last week.

That came Friday at defending UIC champion Turkey Valley. At tip-off time, the Trojans were 10-0 and ranked second in Class 1A.

Thu
12
Jan

TigerHawk grapplers battle on

 

The strain of a heavyweight wrestling match shows on the face of NFV’s Ethan Lape. However, the sixth-ranked heavyweight in Class 2A is just about to put this match against Wapsie Valley’s Rylan Duffy in the books at the 5:25 mark Saturday in Tripoli. (Kris Van Sickle photo) 

 

TigerHawk grapplers battle on

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley wrestlers returned to the mat Thursday with the first home meet of the season. Saturday, they were at a tournament hosted by Tripoli.

In the home meet, NFV split, beating Turkey Valley but falling to South Winn.

Thu
12
Jan

TigerHawk boys win 2 in UIC

 

Josh Guenther flies down the court to lay in two more points for NFV during recent action. The senior scored 22 points last week as the TigerHawks won two of three games, including a sweep of their two UIC games. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawk boys win 2 in UIC

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The NFV boys’ basketball team pocketed a pair of conference wins last week, but lost a non-UIC affair Saturday at Decorah, 63-45.

The UIC games were contrasts in styles as the TigerHawks romped to a 57-35 win Tuesday, Jan. 3, in Postville. However, Friday’s game in Jackson Junction was a cliffhanger at the end with NFV holding on, 47-45.

Thu
29
Dec

Warrior boys see pair of wins

 

Brennan Holthaus hauls down a rebound for the Warriors in recent basketball action. The junior big man helped the team achieve a 2-1 record last week, which included wins over Mabel-Canton (Minnesota) and Postville. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior boys see pair of wins

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

In a busy week ahead of the holiday break, the Warrior boys’ basketball team took care of business by picking up a pair of wins.

Monday evening, Dec. 19, South Winneshiek traveled to Luther College in Decorah for a make-up game against Mabel-Canton (Minnesota). In a tightly contested border battle, the Warriors represented the state of Iowa well by emerging with a 53-50 win.

Thu
29
Dec

SW girls looking for first win

 

Junior post Jaden Schweinefus plays strong defense during recent Warrior girls’ basketball action. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW girls looking for first win

 

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The South Winneshiek girls’ basketball team continued its season last week with a tough stretch of games.

Monday, the Warriors traveled to Decorah to take on Spring Grove (Minnesota) in a border battle contest.

Thu
29
Dec

West Central heads into break an improved team

 

Lauren Fink brings the ball up the floor against the Edgewood-Colesburg Vikings on Tuesday, Dec. 20. She hit her second 3-pointer of the season in the game. Chris DeBack photo

 

West Central heads into break an improved team

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

The West Central Blue Devils girls’ basketball team heads into Christmas break with back-to-back road losses against Central City, 97-58, on Monday, Dec. 19, and Edgewood-Colesburg, 62-44, the following night.

Despite the 1-6 start, there are plenty of positives for the girls to pull from. They are improving, plain and simple. It is easy to see in their play. They have already tied the number of wins they had last year and are scoring more points. In fact, the girls are scoring 7.6 more points per game (42.6) so far this year than they did a year ago (35).

Thu
29
Dec

Blue Devils show grit in loss to Vikings

 

West Central's Decker Wirtz puts a shot off the glass in a loss to Edgewood-Colesburg on Tuesday, Dec. 20 (Chris DeBack photo)

 

Blue Devils show grit in loss to Vikings

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

Despite a 68-14 loss to the Edgewood-Colesburg Vikings on Tuesday night, Dec. 20, West Central’s head coach Darrin Lockard says there are always positives to take away from a game.

“Coming into this game, we felt like we had a couple of good practices and had players beginning to be more aggressive,” Lockard noted.

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