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Wed
31
Jul

A Hot Day 5K - Fayette County Fair

 

Danny Halva of West Union ran a 17:51 to finish first in the Hot Day 5K Road Race at the Fayette County Fair on Wednesday, July 24. Kendra Nolan of Strawberry Point was the top female finisher with a time of 20:53. Additional road race and other fair photos will be featured in next week’s special fair issue. (Mike Van Sickle photo)

 

 

 

 

Thu
18
Jul

Heins brothers three-peat in golf tourney

 

Heins brothers three-peat in golf tourney

They did it again! The team of brothers Justin, Chris, and Derek Heins won its third consecutive title at the Main Street West Union Fundraising Golf Tournament held Sunday, July 14, at the West Union Country Club. The trio scored a 58 in the 18-hole, three-person, best-shot tourney. 

Eleven teams participated this year. Flight results for the top three places were as follows: 

First Flight

  1. 1. Justin, Chris, Derek Heins (58)
  2. 2. Skip, Mark, Brady Ney (61)
  3. 3. Troy Johansen, Rob Van Horn, Tom Kehe (62)

Second Flight

  1. 1. Matt McElree, Andy Meyer, Bud Johnson (67; win by cardback)
  2. 2. Rod and Ty Hemry, Mike Corcoran (67)
  3. 3. Erin Heins, Sarah Miller, Brenda James (69)

Winners in the flag events were as follows:

Wed
19
Jun

West Union Triathalon returns June 30

 

West Union Triathalon returns June 30

Registration continues for the annual West Union Triathalon scheduled for Sunday, June 30. The event will be held at the West Union Recreation Complex and Aquatic Center.

The race begins at 8 a.m. at the local aquatic center with a 3.1-mile run. The runners will follow the North Fayette cross-country course, before hopping on bikes and a 16-mile loop along the neighboring countryside. The participants will then return to the aquatic center for a 200-yard swim. 

The event is open to individual athletes or three-person relay teams. Persons under age 18, must have a parent or legal guardian register.  

Pre-race packets may be picked up at the Aquatic Center from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, or from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event. The race will only be cancelled in the case of lightning. There are no refunds.

Wed
19
Jun

NFV New Scoreboard

 

The new scoreboard at the Steve Story Athletic Complex is up in the north end zone. The scoreboard is black with blue lettering. It can show times in track and has the capability of digital messaging during events. The cost is $65,000 with the school paying $30,000, and the Booster Club picking up the remainder. (Jerry Wadian photo)  

Fri
07
Jun

Valley Girls State Golf Hat Trick

Wed
05
Jun

Main Street to host golf tournament

 

Main Street to host golf tournament

Calling all golfers! Main Street West Union invites you to play in its Third Annual MSWU Fundraising Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, June 22, at the West Union Country Club.

Whether you’re a serious golfer or a recreational golfer, come on out and have some fun while helping a worthwhile cause.

The tournament is a three-person, best-shot format. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

The entry fee is $25 apiece or $75 for a team. The fee includes golf and a lunch; cart rental is $25. Prizes will be awarded.

Hole sponsorships are still available.  

For further information, to enter a team or become a sponsor, contact either tourney director Derek Heins at (563) 422-6513 or Robin Bostrom at the MSWU office, 422-8655. To rent a cart, call the West Union Country Club, 422-3482.

Wed
05
Jun

Mahlstedt wins B-Modified

Dylan Clinton is pictured with race official Arlene Molokkenafter he won the Flyers feature at the Fayette County Speedway on Friday.

 

 

 

 

Mahlstedt wins B-Modified

 

Brian Mahlstedt of Ionia continued to lead in the points chase as he captured the B-Modified feature race Friday night at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union.

Mahlstedt edged out runner-up Jeremy Schaufenbuel of New Hampton.

Dylan Clinton of Elkader won the Flyers feature, and Mitch Hovden of Decorah got the checkered flag in the Stock feature.

Scott Spilde of Cresco won the Hobby Stock as he entered the race down in the point standings. Points leader Steve Larson of Decorah was second.

The checkered flag in the Two-Man Cruisers went to Dave Rosburg of Arlington.

Following are the top finishers in each division:

Wed
05
Jun

Don Bishop College Trainer of the Year

 

 

Valley and Upper Iowa graduate Don Bishop is pictured on the sidelines as UNI director of Athletic Training Services. In the 13 years he has held the job, 13 years in which he has gone to five NCAA tournaments with the Panther men’s basketball team. Bishop was bestowed his profession’s highest honor this week when his peers named him Iowa Collegiate Trainer of the Year. (UNI athletics photo)

 

1988 Valley grad
Don Bishop College Trainer of the Year

 

By Rich Holm
Union News Writer

Don Bishop, University of Northern Iowa director of Athletic Training Services, has been named the Collegiate Trainer of the Year by his peers in the Iowa Athletic Trainers’ Society (IATS).

Wed
22
May

Tigers returning to State Golf Meet

 

Tigers returning to State Golf Meet

 

Becky Walz
Editor

 

An astounding 21 strokes ahead of second-place New London (392), the Tiger girls’ golf team earned another trip to the State Golf Meet after claiming Monday’s Region 4 title.

“Despite intense bugs and wind, the depth of our team came through again,” said Valley coach Robin Madole. “Many teams only have four girls to choose from and we are deeper than that with six solid golfers.”

The top-ranked team in Class 1A also advanced two members as individuals as Lexi Moser finished runner-up with 41-42-83 strokes. Class 1A no. 1-ranked Jodi Schott finished two strokes back in third in the individual standings with 45-40-85.

Bailey Moser came in with a 13th-place finish, firing 52-49-101.

Also competing for Valley were Jacqueline Fettkether (51-51-102), Alison Mitts (54-51-105), and Chandler Luzum (57-54-111).

Wed
22
May

NF boys at State track

 

NF boys at State track

The North Fayette boys sent four events to the 2A State Track Meet but failed to score a point.

Danny Halva ran in the 3200 meters and finished 19th in a time of 10:38.24.

Colin Vagts was entered in the 100 meters but his time of 11.62 in the prelims did not get him in the finals.

Vagts also ran in the 200 meter prelims but finished sixth in the third heat in 23.19 seconds.

David Jellings was entered in the 400-meter hurdles and placed 17th in 57.21 seconds.

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