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Wed
28
Jul

Korbin Swenson is New London's inspiration in the dugout

Korbin Swenson (far left) is a part of the 2021 State qualifying New London baseball team. The team played Kee on Monday afternoon in Carroll. (photo by John Lovretta/The Hawk Eye)

 

 

Korbin Swenson is New London's inspiration in the dugout

 

Editor’s Note: The following story was written by Matt Levins of The Hawk Eye (Burlington). Swenson is the grandson of Laverne and Grace Swenson of Clermont. 

 

The New London High School baseball team meets in a postgame huddle on the field, listening to coaches Brad Helmerson and Justin Schulte critique their performance following the latest in what has been a season full of wins.

Then a big commotion erupts from the Tigers' circle.

Korbin Swenson, the team's manager who will be a junior this fall, has the team in an uproar. Swenson does a little jump move, something that has become part of the team's postgame ritual after wins this season. And the team is all smiles as the players join in the excitement Swenson brings.

Swenson, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of six, has brought a special joy to the team this year. Swenson is the most beloved member of the team, and his postgame ritual has become something the team cherishes just as much as winning.

Wed
21
Jul

SW falls, 4-2, to Kee in District finals

South Winn senior Ethan Luzum pitched his final game in a Warrior uniform Saturday (Photo by Marie Conway)

 

SW falls, 4-2 to Kee in District finals

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

A great season for the South Winneshiek baseball team came to an end Saturday night in New Albin as the Warriors fell to a tough Kee High team, 4-2, in the District final.

The Kee Hawks scored the first runs of the game in this highly anticipated matchup as they went up 2-0 in the bottom of the first.

Wed
21
Jul

Season ends for TigerHawks

TigerHawk DH, Jackson Blue, shown in  action during the District opener against Starmont, capped his NFV athletic career by driving in the only TH run of the game in its 13-1 loss Saturday to Jesup. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Season ends for TigerHawks

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley baseball team had its 2021 season come to an end last week as the TigerHawks were defeated by the No. 2-ranked Jesup J-Hawks on Tuesday, July 13.

Wed
14
Jul

SW splits final two games of BB regular season

Utility player Nick Holien makes the snag at first base to get an out against Edgewood-Colesburg on Saturday evening. The Warrior junior also had a good day at the plate with a pair of hits and a walk. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW splits final two games of BB regular season

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The Warriors finished the regular season portion of the 2021 season with an impressive 24-10 record – but none of that matters anymore. Saturday evening, South Winn’s postseason officially got underway as the Warriors hosted Edgewood-Colesburg in Calmar.

South Winn jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the second, but was unable to open the game up through the middle innings.

In the top of the sixth inning, the Vikings cut the Warrior lead to three, before South Winn was able to sent six across home plate in the bottom of the sixth to extend the lead to 10-1.

Wed
14
Jul

SW softball goes 1-1 in postseason

Warrior third baseman Ali Heying keeps her eye on the ball as she makes the defensive grab during recent South Winneshiek softball action. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW softball goes 1-1 in postseason

 

 

The Warrior softball team began its 2021 postseason last week as it won its opener over Postville, but fell to No. 2-ranked North Linn in the following round.

Wed
14
Jul

Season ends at hands of No. 7 Anamosa

The North Fayette Valley infield gathers to regroup during last week’s first round playoff game against No. 7 Anamosa. Discussing the situation are (l-r) Lynzee West, Emma Ney, Justine Cowley, Chloe Yauslin, Tessa Halverson, and Abby Reichter. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Season ends at hands of No. 7 Anamosa

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The No. 7-ranked Anamosa Blue Raiders were as good as advertised. Tuesday night, July 6, North Fayette Valley made the trip south to take them on in the opening round of the Class 3A Region 6 playoffs.

Anamosa wasted no time in getting things going as some early errors for the NFV defense contributed to a seven-run first inning for the Raiders.

Wed
14
Jul

NFV takes postseason opener over Starmont

North Fayette Valley’s Kaleb White slides safely into third base during Saturday’s postseason win over Starmont. White was a perfect three-for-three in stolen base attempts in the game and leads the team with 24 on the season. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV takes postseason opener over Starmont

 

North Fayette Valley got the 2021 baseball postseason underway with a big, 12-2, win over Starmont on Saturday.

The Stars grabbed an early 1-0 lead, which it maintained through 2 ½ innings before the TigerHawks blew up in the third inning to score six runs.

Wed
07
Jul

Warriors win fourth straight UIC title

Sophomore Keagen Streeter launches a ball off his bat during recent Warrior baseball action. Last week, Streeter and his team won a share of its fourth straight Upper Iowa Conference title after sweeping its final four conference opponents. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors win fourth straight UIC title

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

It was a busy week for the Warrior baseball team, which included securing its fourth straight Upper Iowa Conference title as it finished 16-2 in conference play (tied with Kee).

Wed
07
Jul

SW softball splits final UIC matches

Liz Engelhardt squares up as the pitch comes in during recent Warrior softball action. South Winn began its 2021 postseason journey Tuesday night in Calmar as it hosted Postville. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW softball splits final UIC machups

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek softball team split its final Upper Iowa Conference games of the season and went 2-3 in its final week of the regular season. The end result was a 9-7 record in the conference, which was good enough to tie for fourth place.

Wed
07
Jul

TigerHawk softball closes out regular season

Emma Ney makes the play to get the out at second during recent North Fayette Valley home action. The senior played her final home game last week as she had two RBI in a loss to New Hampton. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

TigerHawk softball closes out regular season

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The TigerHawk softball team closed out the regular season portion of its season last week as it went 1-6 over its last seven games.

Turkey Valley

The girls got their week started Monday, June 28, with a split against Turkey Valley on senior night.

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