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SW wrestling hosts invitational

 

Warrior freshman Ethan Maldonado scrambles with his Osage opponent during semifinal action in the 106-pound bracket at Saturday’s South Winneshiek Invitational. The promising young lightweight went on to place second and improved his season record to 6-1. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW wrestling hosts invitational

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

South Winneshiek High School played host to the 2018 South Winn Wrestling Invitational on Saturday. The tournament featured 10 teams from northeast Iowa and southern Minnesota, including Class 1A No. 1-ranked Denver and Class 2A No. 2-ranked West Delaware.

It was a tough day for the Warriors, as they placed eighth with 67 points.

“This tournament is about as tough as it gets in northeast Iowa,” said SW coach Jacob Elsbernd. “We knew coming into the tournament that we would be in some tough places with such a young team.”

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12
Dec

SW gets first win, but drops two close games

 

Gracie Schmitt unleashes a three-pointer during South Winn’s loss to North Fayette Valley last week. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW gets first win, but drops two close games

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek girls’ basketball team tipped off its week Tuesday evening, Dec. 4, at North Fayette Valley in West Union.

In a game that came down to the final minutes, the Warriors came within one point of getting their first win of the season, falling 59-58.

South Winn was led offensively by sophomore Ali Hoffert, who had 22 points.

Senior Gracie Schmitt had a team-high six rebounds along with eight points, while junior Liz Tieskoetter had six steals and six points.

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12
Dec

Warrior boys go 1-1 in UIC play

 

Cole Klimesh tips the ball in during last week’s matchup with the North Fayette TigerHawks. The Warrior senior tallied 10 points and four rebounds in the loss. 

 

Warrior boys go 1-1 in UIC play

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer

 

 

 

The Warrior boys’ basketball team split its two Upper Iowa Conference matchups last week, falling to a strong North Fayette Valley team, but rebounding with a big win over Clayton Ridge.

North Fayette Valley

South Winn traveled to West Union Tuesday night to take on the NFV TigerHawks.

The Warriors got out to a fast start, jumping out to a 17-11 lead after the opening quarter; however, it was all NFV after that, as SW fell, 50-43.

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12
Dec

Bowlers set records in loss to Comets

Bowlers set records in loss to Comets

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Both of NFV’s bowling teams rolled very well, setting some team and individual records. However, both lost to Charles City, one of the top teams in the area, Friday in Charles City. 

The boys dropped their first game of the season, 2944-2778. However, the 2944 is the highest meet total in school history.

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12
Dec

Wrestlers vie at South Winn

 

NFV’s Joel Grimes tries to roll Decorah’s Dawson Headington onto his back during the wrestling tournament Saturday in Calmar. Grimes won this match by technical fall, 20-5, while finishing fifth at 145. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Wrestlers vie at South Winn

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

NFV competed at the Warrior Invitational Saturday in Calmar. They also split a triangular meet Thursday in Independence.

The Warrior Invitational    proved to be a very tough tournament with several ranked teams competing.

NFV finished seventh with second-ranked West Delaware winning it all.

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12
Dec

Sweeps week for NFV girls

 

 

Abby Reichter zings one of her team-high six assists Tuesday, Dec. 4, against South Winn. The NFV sophomore led all scorers with 21 points, including three treys; she also grabbed five rebounds as the TigerHawks won a thriller, 59-58, over SW. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Sweeps week for NFV girls

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The NFV girl’s basketball team made a clean sweep of UIC foes last week, downing South Winn in West Union and West Central in Maynard.

NFV won its first game of the season Tuesday, Dec. 4, squeaking by South Winn, 59-58, in West Union. 

Wed
12
Dec

Boys' BB on top in UIC

 

NFV junior Brennan Imoehl scores an easy basket over a South Winn defender on Tuesday, Dec. 4, in West Union. Imoehl had his best game of the season against the Warriors, scoring 10 points and grabbing nine rebounds. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Boys' BB on top in UIC

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The NFV boys’ basketball team won a pair of conference games last week, placing the TigerHawks all alone on top of the UIC with a 3-0 record.

NFV kicked off its week at home by rallying past South Winn, 50-43, on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

SW jumped to an early nine-point lead and was still ahead, 17-11, at the end of the first quarter.

That’s when the TigerHawk D took over limiting the visitors to just five points over the next eight minutes, allowing NFV to take a 29-22 lead into the locker room at the halftime break.

Wed
05
Dec

SW wrestlers compete at Davis Invite

SW wrestlers compete at Davis Invite

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek wrestling team took to the mats for the first time this season as it competed at the Chris Davis Invitational Tournament at Wapsie Valley on Saturday.

The Warriors placed seventh with 77 team points and were led by 106-pound champion Ethan Maldonado, who went 2-0 on the day. The freshman pinned Waukon’s Owen Malone in 27 seconds in the semifinals before picking up a 14-6 major decision over Gage Engelbart of Anamosa in the finals.

Fellow freshman Phillip French took home second place at 113 pounds, while junior 152-pounder Logan Schnuelle also took home runner-up honors. French went 1-1 on the day with a major decision, while Schnuelle went 2-1 with a fall and a decision.

The Oelwein Huskies took first overall with 143 points, while tournament host Wapsie Valley was second with 134 points.

Wed
05
Dec

SW girls struggle in opening week

 

Shira Hageman takes the ball upcourt after recording one of her three steals in the game. Hageman added three points, a rebound, and an assist in the 46-33 loss to Kee. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW girls struggle in opening week

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek girls’ basketball team tipped off its 2018-2019 season Tuesday, Nov. 27, against Upper Iowa Conference foe Kee.

The Kee-Hawks got out to an early lead and maintained it throughout, downing the Warriors, 46-33.

Sophomore guard Ali Hoffert led the way for the South Winn offense, dropping 12 points. She also recorded four rebounds in the contest, tied for the second-most on the squad (Liz Tieskoetter and Makayla Hageman) behind only senior Gracie Schmitt with seven.

Wed
05
Dec

Hot start for Warrior boys

 

Warrior guard Levi Lukes drives to the basket during South Winn’s season-opening win over Kee last week. Lukes had 10 points in his team’s 62-23 win. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Hot start for Warrior boys

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winn boys’ basketball team is off to a hot start to its 2018-2019 season as it picked up a pair of home Upper Iowa Conference wins over Kee and MFL/MarMac last week.

The Warriors opened their season Tuesday, Nov. 27, against Kee High and rolled to a 62-23 win.

“I was very pleased with our opening performance against Kee High. Our guys brought a great intensity and showed enthusiasm from the tip,” said coach Blake Moen. “We played a great four quarters and executed our game plan. I was happy to see our guys roll over a lot of the things we work on in practice into our first game.”

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