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Wed
13
Feb

Warrior boys go 3-0 to close regular season

 

Paul Hageman blocks the potential game-winning three-pointer by North Fayette Valley in the final seconds of Friday night’s Upper Iowa Conference rivalry game. Hageman had four points and four steals to go along with the block. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior boys go 3-0 to close regular season

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winn boys’ basketball team got back on track last week after losing four of its previous five games. Throughout the week, the Warriors went 3-0 in conference play and closed out the regular season on a positive note.

Monday night, Feb. 4, the Warriors hosted Postville in Calmar. 

Despite a slow start in the first quarter, the Warriors battled back to win 52-43.

Wed
13
Feb

SW girls push win streak to four

 

South Winn’s Makayla Hageman fires a deep two-pointer during recent Warrior basketball action. The junior guard had 20 points in three games last week and helped the Warriors go 3-0 to close out the regular season. South Winn also won their first-round postseason matchup over Postville on Saturday. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW girls push win streak to four

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek girls’ basketball team had a stellar week on the court, winning all three of its matchups and extending its winning streak to four games.

The Warriors began the week Monday, Feb. 4, with an impressive 66-16 win over Upper Iowa Conference foe Postville.

Wed
13
Feb

South Winn sends two to State Wrestling!

 

Freshman 106-pounder Ethan Maldonado works his way toward a pin in recent Warrior wrestling action. Maldonado fought his way to a second-place finish at Saturday’s District Tournament in Denver to advance to the State Wrestling Tournament this weekend. Maldonado will be joined by teammate Logan Schnuelle (152 pounds) on the mats in Des Moines. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

South Winn sends two to State Wrestling!

 

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

South Winneshiek will send a pair of wrestlers to the 2019 State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines after 106-pounder Ethan Maldonaldo and 152-pounder Logan Schnuelle each placed second at Saturday’s District Tournament at Denver.

“Saturday was a great day of wrestling for us,” commented coach Jacob Elsbernd after the tournament. “All three boys wrestled very well and I couldn’t be more pleased with how they performed. Logan and Ethan both had outstanding opportunities and they took advantage of them.

Wed
13
Feb

Gavin, Roulson All-Conference

 

NFV head bowling coach Leland Ellis (center) is surrounded by All-Conference bowlers. Both Colin Gavin (left) and Brian Roulson earned the distinction Saturday at Maple Lanes in Waterloo. Gavin was named All-Conference for the third consecutive year after placing second overall. Roulson was third overall, giving him All-Conference honors for all four of his years bowling for NFV. (submitted photo)

 

Gavin, Roulson All-Conference

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The NFV bowling team wrapped up the regular season with meets Friday and Saturday. 

Friday was Parents’ Night at Lilac Lanes in West Union as the TigerHawks ended the regular season against Independence.

Saturday was the Conference meet at Maple Lanes in Waterloo.

The conference meet saw NFV crown two All-Conference performers. Colin Gavin rolled his way to second place, earning All-Conference honors for the third time. Brian Roulson finished third to garner All-Conference honors for the fourth consecutive year. 

Wed
13
Feb

Osage stuns TigerHawks, 67-37

 

NFV senior Brooks Hovden misses a shot in the paint against the Osage Green Devils on Monday, Feb. 11, in New Hampton. The TigerHawks struggled offensively in the first half of the first round of the Class 2A District 4 playoffs scoring only nine points on their way to a 67-37 loss.  Chris DeBack photo

 

Osage stuns TigerHawks, 67-37

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The NFV boys’ basketball season came to an end at the hands of the Osage Green Devils on Monday, Feb. 11, in New Hampton. 

The TigerHawks fell, 67-37, in the first round of the Class 2A District 4 tournament. 

It was all Osage from the very beginning as the Green Devils hit a pair of 3-pointers to open the first quarter. Trey Darnell answered with a 3-pointer of his own to make the game 6-3. However, the Green Devils ended the first quarter on an 11-2 run and were up 34-9 at halftime. 

Wed
13
Feb

NFV gils win first-ever Regional game

 

Alyssa Bohr leaps by an Anamosa defender during the final quarter of Saturday’s Regional basketball opener in West Union. The NFV freshman was able to get open because of great pass from teammate Emma Ney. The TigerHawks went on to win their first-ever Regional game, 42-37, over the Blue Raiders. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV girls win first-ever Regional game

 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

All it took was a   line-drive trey and six free throws for the TigerHawk girl’s to win their first Regional basketball game in NFV history. 

The big win propelled the girls into the Class 3A Regional semifinals in Waukon Wednesday, Feb. 13. There, the 11-10 TigerHawks will face ninth-ranked Waukon, currently 16-3, in a 7 p.m. ballgame. “We look forward to the challenge of playing Waukon,” noted head coach Jim Calkins.

Wed
13
Feb

Tweaks work; Rodgers, Fantz to State

 

Weston Fantz lifts the leg of Cameron Reising into the air before driving the New Hampton/Turkey Valley grappler to the mat during their wrestleback at 160. Fantz went on to get the throw in 1:45.

 

Tweaks work; Rodgers, Fantz to State

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Last week, after Gunner Rodgers and Weston Fantz lost their final matches at Sectional wrestling in Decorah, NFV head coach Jacob Pedersen stated, “There are some things that we can tweak; if the kids listen and remember, we can do some things at Districts.”

  Well, the kids did listen and remember. Saturday in Independence, the TigerHawk duo punched their tickets to the State Wrestling Meet in Des Moines this week by throwing the grapplers they lost to the week before.

Wed
06
Feb

Warriors send 3 to districts

 

South Winn junior Logan Schnuelle sizes up his opponent during Saturday’s Sectional Wrestling Tournament in Monona. Schnuelle was one of three Warriors to take second and advance to this weekend’s District Wrestling Tournament in Denver. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors send 3 to districts

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek wrestling team competed in the Class 1A Sectional 2 wrestling tournament Saturday at MFL/MarMac High School in Monona.

The Warriors will send three wrestlers on to the next round of postseason action next weekend at Denver, including 106-pounder Ethan Maldonado, 113-pounder Phillip French, and 152-pounder Logan Schnuelle.

Wed
06
Feb

Warrior girls split UIC matchups

 

South Winn junior Liz Tieskoetter releases a mid-range shot during recent girls’ basketball action in Calmar. Tieskoetter and the Warriors went 1-1 last week, picking up a win over Clayton Ridge on Saturday night. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior girls split UIC matchups

 

 

 

The South Winn girls’ basketball team split a pair of contests last week, picking up a win over Clayton Ridge and suffering a loss to Turkey Valley.

Friday, the Warriors hosted the Turkey Valley Trojans in Calmar, losing 66-52.

Wed
06
Feb

Sw boys fall in pair of UIC matchups

 

Sophomore Collin Wiltgen boxes out an opponent during recent South Winn basketball action. The Warriors dropped a pair of Upper Iowa Conference games last week, giving them a 9-7 record on the season. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW boys fall in pair of UIC matchups

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek boys’ basketball team dropped a pair of Upper Iowa Conference contests last week, dropping it to 9-7 on the season.

The Warriors began the week at home on Friday night, hosting cross-county rival Turkey Valley.

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