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Wed
22
Feb

Baumler first NFV wrestling champion

 

Jordan Baumler celebrates after winning NFV’s first-ever state wrestling championship. The TigerHawk junior won his title match in the final seconds after taking second-ranked Kadon Hulett of Creston/O-M to the mat in the final 20 seconds. Trailing by one, Baumler struggled to gain control, succeeding only in the final seconds to win, 6-5. Celebrating with Baumler are head coach Jacob Pedersen (left) and the NFV cheerleaders. (Kris Van Sickle photo) 

 

Baumler first NFV wrestling champion

 

 

A last-minute takedown Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines turned Jordan Baumler into the first North Fayette Valley athlete in history to earn a state wrestling title.

Wed
15
Feb

Kuboushek to State for Warriors

Manning Kuboushek takes a deep shot on his first-round opponent, whom he went on to pin, during Saturday’s District Wrestling Tournament at Starmont, whom he went on to pin. The junior 195-pounder placed second in his weight class, advancing him to the 2017 State Wrestling Tournament this weekend in Des Moines. (Zakary Kriener photo

 

Kuboushek to State for Warriors

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

It was a tough day for the Warriors at Saturday’s District Wrestling Tournament, hosted by Starmont High School, as only one of the 10 District qualifiers advanced to this weekend’s State Wrestling Tournament.

“With 10 wrestlers competing, we had a lot of opportunities in front of us,” said head coach Jake Elsbernd. “Some of them we knew would be very challenging, but we were unable to capitalize on many of those opportunities.”

While the day did not turn out as many had hoped, junior 195-pounder Manning Kuboushek did keep his season alive with a runner-up finish that advanced him to State.

Wed
15
Feb

Girls' basketball season comes to end

 

South Winneshiek senior Abby Hageman closely guards an opponent during recent action. In a close contest, the Warrior girls’ basketball season came to an end Saturday night as Wapsie Valley bested SW by a score of 60-54. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Girls' basketball season comes to end

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek girls’ basketball season came to an end Saturday night in the first round of the Regional basketball tournament.

In a closely contested game, the Warriors were edged by Wapsie Valley, 60-54.

Wed
15
Feb

Lady Devils' season ends in Starmont

 

West Central’s Mary McDonough takes a one-handed shot from just outside the lane against Starmont’s Cynthia Hamlett on Thursday, Feb. 9. The Blue Devils lost, 53-39, in the first round of the Class 1A Region 4 playoffs ending their season. 

 

Lady Devils' season ends in Starmont

 

By Chris Deback

cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Despite a strong first-half performance, the West Central girls’ basketball team fell to the Starmont Stars, 53-39, in the first round of the Class 1A Region 4 playoffs.

After Starmont scored the game’s first points, junior Braidyn Buhrow countered, scoring on an offensive rebound while drawing a foul. She made the free throw to put the Blue Devils up early. The teams traded buckets over the next several possession before WC jumped out to a seven-point lead. Kenzie Squires scored, and was fouled off an inbounds pass and made the accompanying free throw.

Wed
15
Feb

Blue Devils finish regular season

Blue Devils finish regular season

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central boys’ basketball team ended its season with a 13-game losing streak with losses to Clayton Ridge, 63-27, and Jesup, 74-18, last week.

The Blue Devils’ defense was stiff in the first quarter Tuesday evening, Feb. 7, allowing Clayton Ridge just seven points. WC scored five; however, it always seems the Blue Devils have one bad quarter each game that tends to put them on the ropes. This game was no different as Clayton Ridge outscored WC, 19-9, in the second quarter and 23-6 in the third quarter.

Wed
15
Feb

TigerHawk boys advance in a romp

 

NFV’s Spencer Heyer drives the lane, skying over Central Springs tallest player on his way to a basket during the TigerHawks’ 61-25 round-one playoff victory Monday, Feb. 13, in West Union. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawk boys advance in a romp

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley boys’ basketball team moved on in Class 2A District 4 basketball by beating Central Springs, 61-25, Monday, Feb. 13, in West Union.

With the win, the TigerHawks will play round two in Osage Thursday at 7 p.m. Their opponent is New Hampton, which is 12-8 on the season. A win over the Chickasaws would send the NFV to the District title game Tuesday, Feb 21, in Charles City.

Wed
15
Feb

Chicks, charity stripe fatal for NF

 

The NFV press led to a number of easy baskets Saturday in New Hampton. Here, Marrah Burrack (10) turns a steal into two points as she drives through three New Hampton players. Host New Hampton won, 61-53, by converting 17-29 free throws during the game. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Chicks, charity stripe fatal for NF

 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The height of the New Hampton Chickasaws, coupled with the charity stripe, kept the North Fayette Valley girls from advancing in the Class 3A District 5 regional playoffs Saturday in New Hampton.

NH, which features four players between 5’10” and 5’11”, had already beaten the TigerHawks in the first game of the season by 20 points. Saturday, NH won, 61-53.

Wed
15
Feb

Lape, Baumler advance to State

 

Ethan Lape rolls Union’s Michael Ahrendsen onto his back during their District Wrestling Tournament’s title match at 285. Lape won with a pin in 5:43. (Kris Van Sickle photo) 

 

Lape, Baumler advance to State

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Jordan Baumler (220) and Ethan Lape (Hwt.) made it through the District Wrestling Tournament in Decorah Saturday and will represent NFV at the State Tournament this Thursday through Saturday in Des Moines.

Wed
08
Feb

Faldet to State

Noah Faldet

 

 

Faldet to State

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

South Winneshiek junior and member of the Decorah Vikings boys’ swim team Noah Faldet will be competing at the 2017 State Swim Meet in Marshalltown.

Faldet finished second in the 100 M breaststroke at the district meet Saturday at Linn-Mar.

The State Swim Meet will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Marshalltown YMCA.

Wed
08
Feb

SW sends 10 to Districts

 

Junior 285-pounder Jackson Lukes works toward a pin in recent South Winneshiek wrestling action. Saturday at the Sectional Wrestling Tournament in Postville, Lukes was one of 10 Warriors to advance to the District Tournament Saturday at Starmont. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW sends 10 to Districts

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

For the second time in the past three years, the South Winneshiek wrestling team will send an impressive 10 individuals to the District Wrestling Tournament Saturday at Starmont.

“Taking 10 wrestlers is pretty special,” said coach Jake Elsbernd after the tournament. “It feels pretty good!”

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