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Wed
20
Mar

South Winn Indoor track season begins

 

South Winn Indoor track season begins

 

Becky Walz
Editor

 

Both the South Winn girls’ and boys’ track teams began the 2013 at Wartburg on Tuesday, March 12, with several strong showings.

Abby Phillips locked in a three-way tie for first place in the high jump at 4’10”.

In the 55m dash, Brittany Shindelar was edged out at the finish line to take second in 7.96 seconds.

Sophomore Jessica Lechtenberg and senior Lindsey Buddenberg wrapped up the Lady Warriors’ top finishes in second and third in the 3000m run.

At 5’10” Chris Brincks finished second in the high jump for the boys’ team.

Junior Garrett Bohach also claimed silver for the Warriors in the 800m run with a time of 2:112.64.

 

SW Boys’ Results (Top 10)

Wed
20
Mar

North Fayette Track

 

North Fayette opens the 2013 track season Monday, March 25, with a home meet in the Steve Story Athletic Complex. Teams in the meet include Kee High, Postville, West Central, Tripoli, Valley Lutheran, and Dunkerton. Events begin at 4:30 p.m. The Hawks will be led by the seven thinclads who represented the school at the State Meet last year. The Hawks return Vicky Kapnisis, who placed fourth in the discus and threw the shot in Des Moines; Rachel Jellings, who qualified for the 400 hurdles; the entire girls’ 4x100; and half of the boys’ 4x100. Posing during the recent Media Day are (front, l-r) Kapnisis, Mackenzie Whelan, and Morgan Huinker; (back) Madison Creery, Jellings, Colin Vagts, and Derrick Kuehner. Complete coverage of Media Day will be in next week’s The Union. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 
Thu
14
Mar

Torkelson on Luther baseball team

 

Torkelson on Luther baseball team

 

Brandon Torkelson, a 2010 graduate of Valley Community High School, is a member of the Luther College baseball team. He is a junior pitcher for the Norse. 

Second-year head coach Alex Smith inherits 19 letterwinners from last year’s squad, which posted a record of 25-20 and finished tied for fourth in the Iowa Conference.

Luther will began play at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, with a double-header against Macalester College at Minneapolis Metrodome. 

Brandon is the son of Dirk and Cindy Torkelson of Elgin. 

 
Thu
14
Mar

UIU wrestling crowns 4 All-Americans

 

UIU wrestling crowns 4 All-Americans

By Jerry Wadian

Upper Iowa crowned four All-Americans at the DII National Wrestling Tournament in Birmingham, Ala., over the weekend.

Blake Sorenson led the Peacocks, finishing as the runner-up at 174.

Carl Broghammer came back from a first-round loss to earn third place at 197.

Bryce Lumzy and Postville’s Mitch Schultz placed sixth at 184 and 157, respectively.

As a team, UIU finished fifth in the 45-team field. However, their 49 points was not enough to earn one of the four team trophies. In the team competition, Nebraska-Kearney upset top-ranked St. Cloud State, 108-105; it was the second straight title for Kearney.  

Afterwards, Peacock head coach Heath Grimm said, “We have a lot to be proud of, and most the schools in DII would like to be where we are.

Thu
07
Mar

UIU wrestlers hope for hardware at Nationals

 

 

By Jerry Wadian

Upper Iowa hopes to bring home another trophy for a top-four finish in a DII National Wrestling Tournament this year. The Peacocks have brought home two such trophies in the last three years. The 2013 National   Tournament will be held Friday and Saturday in Birmingham, Ala. 

“Wrestling is an individual sport,” noted UIU head coach Heath Grimm. “However, in the end, it’s all about team hardware; that’s what everyone wants.”

UIU has six wrestlers in the hunt. NSIC champion St. Cloud State has nine, and teams like Nebraska-Kearney and Central Oklahoma will have large contingents at the tourney.

However, as Grimm pointed out, “The year we won third place, we only had four wrestlers in the competition. It’s all about how well the individuals perform.

So, chances for team success lie squarely on the shoulders of six wrestlers. 

Thu
07
Mar

Jayden DeVilbiss wins NCAA III Regional Championship

 

 

 

Luther College sophomore and former South Winn wrestler Jayden DeVilbiss on Saturday won the NCAA Division III Central Regional Championship which included victories over the seventh-, fifth- and second-ranked wrestlers in the country. The 184-pound wrestler was also voted Tournament MVP by 11 head coaches and five referees at the tournament. Jayden will compete in the National Championships to be held at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena on March 15-16. Jayden is the son of Gary and Diane DeVilbiss of Ossian. (submitted photo)

 

 

Thu
07
Mar

UIC All-Stars to put on a show

 

The annual UIC Senior All-Star Basketball Game is always a delightful show, and the fans never really know exactly what to expect.

This year’s contest is set for Monday, March 11, at North Fayette High School in West Union. It promises to be as exciting and full of mystery as always.

There will be boys’ and girls’ basketball games and a 3-point shooting contest, as well as the girls’ free throw shooting contest, the co-ed 2-ball shooting contest, and the very popular boys’ slam-dunk contest, 

What fans don’t know is how all these events will play out. There can be many surprises.

Will there be no fouls, like one year, or will a referee draw a foul as happened in last year’s contest!

Will some players try new things, like a post player who never shot outside almost winning the 3-point contest? Will the winning shot come in the final second? 

Thu
07
Mar

Beermann to coach FB at Waukon

 

Beermann to coach FB at Waukon

Former Valley head football coach Chad Beermann was hired Tuesday, Feb. 26, as the head football coach at Waukon.

Beermann, who has been the head man for the Tigers for 17 years (1996-2012), had looked at a couple of different positions but only applied at Waukon.

“It is a good fit,” stated Beermann. Ted Snitker, a former assistant at Valley was stepping down as Waukon’s head coach, but would stay involved with the program, particularly in the weight room. Also, his brother, John, who was a line coach at North Fayette, is the line coach at Waukon. So, I would be working with some good people that I know.”

And Beermann jokingly added, “I can still wear black on the sideline (Waukon’s colors are orange and black), and there will be a Torkelson around.”

Thu
28
Feb

UIC All-Stars to put on a show

 

UIC All-Stars to put on a show

 

The annual UIC Senior All-Star Basketball Game is always a delightful show, and the fans never really know exactly what to expect.

Thu
28
Feb

Homestead Iowa Realty wins team title

 

Homestead Iowa Realty wins team title; Stahl/Jensen doubles queens

Sadler wins 3 events at Women’s City Bowling

 

By Jerry Wadian
 

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