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Wed
18
Oct

Warriors runners-up at UIC

 

 

Warriors runners-up at UIC

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

With the regular season officially in the books, the South Winn boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed at the 2017 Upper Iowa Conference Meet Thursday in Luana.

The Class 1A No. 3-ranked Warrior boys continued to live up to the hype as they took home a conference championship by a narrow two-point advantage over No. 6-ranked Starmont.

Derek Dietzenbach led the way for South Winn, finishing first overall with a time of 17:08.47, while Paul Hageman brought home runner-up honors with a time of 17:25.17.

Joining Dietzenbach and Hageman in bringing home all-conference honors was Paxten DeVilbiss (7th, 18:00.17), Emmett Schwartzhoff (10th, 18:16.50), and Austin Tieskoetter (12th, 19:27.23).

In the girls’ race, the Class 1A No. 4-ranked Warrior girls took runner-up honors with 49 points, behind only No. 2-ranked Kee (38) and ahead of No. 5-ranked Central (61).

Leading the way for South Winn was senior Felicity Taylor who took first with a time of 20:05.34.

Wed
18
Oct

SW VB finishes perfect in UIC play

 

Warrior senior Alyssa Hertges digs an opponent’s serve attempt during recent South Winneshiek volleyball action. The Warriors wrapped up the regular season with a 3-0 win over Kee, before going on to place second at Saturday’s Upper Iowa Conference Tournament in West Union. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

 

SW VB perfect in UIC play

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winn volleyball squad completed one of its biggest goals of the season as it closed out the 2017 regular season with a 3-0 win over Kee. The win, SW’s 16th of the season, improved its Upper Iowa Conference record to 8-0 as the team gears up for postseason play.

“This was a big match for us because we had a big goal of going undefeated in conference play and beating the Kee Hawks was the last step,” said coach Glenna Munuswamy following the big win. “It was a great battle with the first two sets both going 26-24 in our favor.”

Wed
18
Oct

Warriors silence Bulldogs, now 5-1 in district

 

South Winn offensive lineman Brody Kohrs provides sound pass protection for his quarterback during Friday’s 44-0 win over Lake Mills. The senior tackle, along with the rest of the stout Warrior line, allowed quarterback Hunter Todd to complete over 61 percent of his pass attempts for 116 yards and three touchdowns in the district win. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors silence Bulldogs, now 5-1 in district

 

 

 

The South Winn football team just keeps rolling. After starting the season 0-3 against teams that have since assembled a combined record of 23-1 (only loss came between two of the same teams), the Warriors have rattled off five straight wins of their own to remain alive in the race at the top of the district.

The multi-faceted South Winn offense got going early and often Friday night as the Lake Mills Bulldogs came to town.

Wed
18
Oct

Blue Devils earn 10th win on Saturday

 

West Central freshman Kylie Lickliss with an attack attempt during the second set of the Blue Devils’ match with Postville on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Upper Iowa Conference Tournament. WC won the match, 2-0, for its 10th victory of the regular season.  Chris DeBack photo

 

Blue Devils earn 10th win on Saturday

 

 

 

 

The West Central volleyball team secured its 10th win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Postville on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Upper Iowa Conference Tournament at North Fayette Valley High School in West Union. 

With the victory over the Pirates, the Blue Devils met a preseason goal of winning double-digit matches in the regular season. The girls then lost their next three matches to North Fayette Valley, South Winneshiek, and Clayton Ridge, 2-1. 

Wed
18
Oct

Turnovers costly in West Central loss to Central Elkader

 

West Central’s Dalton Vick and Tyler Buzynski combined to tackle Brent Scherf of Central Elkader. The Blue Devils fell at home, 40-30, to the Central Elkader Warriors.  Chris DeBack photo

 

Turnovers costly in West Central loss to Central Elkader

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

Turnovers doomed a great team effort by the West Central Blue Devil football team in a home loss to the Central Elkader Warriors, 40-30, on Friday, Oct. 13. 

Elkader entered the evening with just one victory on the year, and West Central was still looking to notch its first win of the season. The Blue Devils turned the ball over five times with four interceptions and one fumble en route to the loss.

Wed
18
Oct

Boys 3rd, girls 4th at UIC

 

The NFV varsity boys’ cross country team had a very good day Thursday at the UIC Meet in Luana. The team finished third overall, with four runners earning All-Conference honors for finishing in the top 15. The four are (l-r) Weller Clark (13th), Caleb O’Hare (14th), Chandler Douglas (4th), and Weston Fantz (15th). (Jerry Wadian photos)

 

Boys 3rd, girls 4th at UIC

 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The NFV cross country teams performed well at the UIC Meet on Thursday in Luana.

The boys earned third behind South Winn and Starmont, while the girls finished fourth behind Kee, SW, C/E, and Starmont. 

All-UIC honors went to the top 15 finishers in each race. In the varsity races, the boys had four of the five scorers become All-Conference runners, while Brynn Gamm was the only girl to earn All-UIC honors.

Head coach Neal Bentley commented, “Our runners pushed hard. Luana can be a tough course with those hills, but our athletes worked the hills well.”

The girls had a stacked deck with the three teams in front of them all ranked in the top five in Class 1A.

Brynn Gamm was the fastest TigerHawk, finishing sixth in a time of 21:22.64. 

Wed
18
Oct

NFV spikers wrap up regular season

 

Ryin Lehmann elevates high over the net to slam home this kill against Postville during a first-round match at Saturday’s UIC Tournament in West Union. The NFV junior had 20 kills and 24 digs during the five-match tournament. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV spikers wrap up regular season

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley wrapped up the regular season in volleyball last week,, and faces Oelwein (14-24) tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. on the Huskies’ home court.

Last week, the TigerHawks finished the regular season Tuesday in Calmar, losing in five sets. Saturday, both NFV gyms were crammed as the school hosted the final UIC Tournament.

Wed
18
Oct

Three plays stop NFV upset bid, 22-12

 

Dylan Muggler (12) flies downfield with a pack of Knights in hot pursuit on Friday night. The NFV junior was the game’s leading rusher with 103 yards in 19 carries. Also running downfield looking for a blocking angle for the TigerHawks is Zach Massman (32). (Jerry Wadian photos)

 

Three plays stop NFV upset bid, 22-12

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

NFV almost pulled off the upset of highly ranked Union Friday night in LaPorte City. However, three big plays went against the TigerHawks as the upset bid fell short, 22-12.

Friday afternoon, the game was moved up to 7 p.m. Despite heavy rains that fell throughout the day, the night was rain-free. However, the field was already soaked, so footing was a little treacherous, and with all of the mud, the uniforms of both teams looked remarkably similar by the second half.

The game was almost two different halves. Union controlled the first 24 minutes, with the TigerHawks doing most of the damage in the second half.

Thu
12
Oct

SW improves to 6-0 in UIC play

 

Senior Taylor Numedahl lines up a serve during recent Warrior volleyball action. South Winneshiek improved to 6-0 in Upper Iowa Conference play after a 3-0 shutout win over Clayton Ridge last week. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW improves to 6-0 in UIC play

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Warrior volleyball team continued its strong 2017 campaign last week as it picked up a 3-0 victory over Clayton Ridge on Monday, Oct. 2.

The win means South Winn remains atop the Upper Iowa Conference standings as the team approaches the final matches of season.

“Going into this match (against Clayton Ridge) we knew that it was going to be one of our toughest conference matches,” said head coach Glenna Munuswamy. “We had seen the Eagles play at the Decorah tournament and they looked very scrappy and capable of defeating any team that let down it’s guard.”

Thu
12
Oct

SW XC competes at North Linn

 

Warrior cross country runners Mariah Durham (left) and Jenna Knutson run side by side during last week’s South Winn Invitational in Calmar. Durham scored 24 team points by posting a time of 22:18.93, while Knutson scored 23 team points with her time of 22:14.25. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW XC competes at North LInn

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek boys’ and girls’ cross country teams continued to show their strength as they placed near the top of the results at the South Winn Invitational, held Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Calmar.

The Class 1A No. 3-ranked South Winn boys earned runner-up honors at their home meet with a respectable 43 points, behind only Class 3A No. 2-ranked Decorah with 19 points. The entire top-ten finishers were either Warrior or Viking runners.

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