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#10 Clear Lake bounces NFV girls from postseason

Kassydi Meyer  (33) puts one in the basket for NFV in recent action. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

#10 Clear Lake bounces NFV  girls from postseason

By Zakary Kriener

It was another excellent season for the NFV girls’ basketball team, but it all came to a close Tuesday night (Feb. 15) in the Class 3A Region 2 semifinal round at the hands of the No. 10-ranked Clear Lake Lions.

NFV fell behind early, trailing 11-4 after the opening quarter. The TigerHawks clawed back into contention, however, in the second quarter as they closed the gap to 21-16 at halftime.

Wed
23
Feb

Trio of TigerHawks compete at State Wrestling

North Fayette Valley junior Nick Koch (far left) finished eighth at the 2022 State Wrestling Tournament. The Class 2A 126 pound champion was Jaiden Moore of Benton Community (center). (photo by Emily Koch)

 

Trio of TigerHawks compete at State Wrestling

 
 

 

By Zakary Kriener

North Fayette Valley brought three athletes down to Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines last week to compete at the 2022 State Wrestling Tournament, including Nick Koch (126 pounds), Caden Kerr (132 pounds), and Colton Schupbach (285 pounds).

Wed
16
Feb

SW girls start off postseason play with a victory

South Winneshiek guard Morgan Kriener drives to the lane during a recent Warrior basketball game. In Saturday’s Regional win over Starmont, Kriener had a season-high nine points and five assists as the Warriors picked up the win! (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW girls start off postseason play with a victory

 

 

By Zakary Kriener

zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The Warrior girls picked up a big win in the first round of their Regional Tournament on Saturday as South Winn defeated Starmont, 38-24.

“That’s a good win for this program!” said coach Justin Izer after the victory. “Starmont plays in a loaded conference, so we knew going into it that they were better than their record showed.”

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16
Feb

Hageman and Greve headed to State for SW

South Winneshiek seniors (l-r) Tony Greve (220) and Logan Hageman (195) will represent the Warriors at the State Wrestling Tournament, which gets underway Thursday morning in Des Moines. (submitted photo)

 

Hageman and Greve headed to State for SW

 

By Zakary Kriener

zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

“The District Tournament lived up to what we prepared for, which was an all-out battle at every weight,” said SW head wrestling coach Jacob Elsbernd. “We were fortunate to have two State qualifiers make it out of the tournament!”

The Warriors sent five individuals to Saturdays District Tournament at Denver and seniors Logan Hageman (195) and Tony Greve (220) emerged as State qualifiers.

Wed
16
Feb

SW boys final two games of regular season

Warrior senior Trey Kriener lays it up and in during a recent South Winn basketball game. Last week, the Warriors dropped their final two contests of the 2021-2022 regular season. On Monday night, SW took on Kee High on the road. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW boys final two games of regular season

 

 

By Zakary Kriener

zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

The South Winneshiek boys’ basketball team closed out the ’21-’22 regular season last week with a pair of losses. The Warriors finish the season with an 11-11 overall record, including a 9-7 mark in Upper Iowa Conference play (tied for fourth).

Wed
16
Feb

WC girls fall to Central City in first round

Blue Devil Abby Squires drives by a NFV defender in recent action. The WC junior had eight points and seven rebounds in the season-ending game. The Devils lost their first-round Regional game, 68-52, Thursday in Central City. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

WC girls fall to Central City in first round

 

 

By Zakary Kriener
 

The West Central girls’ basketball team saw its 2021-2022 come to an end last week as the Blue Devils fell to Central City, 68-52, on Thursday night.

Wed
16
Feb

Blue Devil boys close out regular season

 

West Central’s Logan Westcott (2) goes high in the air to pump one home in recent action. The blue Devils closed out the season with a 63-30 loss to Wapsie Valley Monday, Feb 14, at Wapsie. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Blue Devil boys close out regular season

 

By Zakary Kriener

zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The West Central boys’ basketball team wrapped up the regular season portion of the season last week. The Blue Devils went 0-2, but scored a season-high 65 points to close out the season. The team finished with a 3-18 overall mark, including a 2-14 record in Upper Iowa Conference play.

Wed
16
Feb

NFV boys send Postville packing

Tyler Luzum (14) drives by a Postville defender as the TigerHawks bombed the visiting Pirates, 63-32 in opening round district playoff action Monday, Feb. 14, in West Union. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV boys send Postville packing

 

By Zakary Kriener

zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The TigerHawk boys got their postseason underway Monday night with a dominating 63-32 win over Postville.

North Fayette Valley’s win was charged by a trio of TigerHawks to hit double-digits in scoring as Wil Miller had 20 points, Blake Reichter had 18, and Andre Fuentes has 10.

Wed
16
Feb

NFV bowlers wrap up regular seasons with wins

TigerHawk bowler James Baumler posted a season-high 343 to lead North Fayette Valley to a 2,603-2,540 win over Sumner-Frederickburg on Tuesday night (Feb. 8) in West Union. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

NFV bowlers wrap up regular seasons with wins

 

 

By Zakary Kriener

zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

The North Fayette Valley bowling teams closed out the regular season portion of their seasons on Tuesday night, Feb. 8, with a pair of wins over Sumner-Fredericksburg.

Wed
16
Feb

NFV girls down Chickasaws in Region 2 quarters

NFV’s Alyssa Bohr (22) catches an unintended forearm as the senior  drives the lane during Saturday’s 50-43 victory over New Hampton during Class 3A Regional action in West Union. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV girls down Chickasaws in Region 2 quarters

 

By Zakary Kriener

zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The NFV girls came out victorious in Saturday night’s quarterfinal matchup against New Hampton. In a close battle, the TigerHawks came away with the 50-43 win. 

NFV came out of the gates slow as the Chickasaws hit three three-pointers in the early minutes to grab a 9-0 lead, but the Lady TigerHawks kept their course and battled back to win the quarter, 12-11. In the second quarter, NFV continued the pressure and pushed its lead to 30-24 at the half.

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