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Wed
09
Oct

Devil VB survives leaky roof for 5-set win

This shot had no chance of scoring as WC’s Marlee Squires (3) gets the block in recent action. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Elkader the junior made four blocks to go with 30 assists, 14 digs eight kills and two aces during a 12-15 night serving. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Devil VB survives leaky roof for 5-set win

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

In its only game of the week, West Central volleyball pulled off a major coup Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Elkader, knocking off defending champion Central in a five-set thriller, 22-25, 25-14, 25-18, 21-25, and 15-11.

“It was a wild night,” admitted WC head coach Abby DeGroot.

Not long into the first set, the heavy rains in Elkader caused the gym to start to leaking!

Wed
09
Oct

Devils fall to Eagles 48-6

Anthony Martin (18) takes the handoff and runs behind Brandon Cushion (35) for a nice gain in recent action. Martin was the leading rusher for West Central in Friday’s Homecoming game against Midland with 28 yards; Cushion ran for 26. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Devils fall to Eagles, 48-6

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

West Central had the new lighting system ready to go for Homecoming Friday night but couldn’t get its offense untracked as it fell to Midland, 48-6.

  “Midland had some very quick linebackers and we had difficulty maintaining blocks,” explained head coach Steve Milder. “We struggled more on offense than we have all year.”

The Eagles came out hot, scoring two touchdowns in the opening quarter and three more in the second to take a commanding, 36-0 lead into the break.

Wed
09
Oct

Volleyball loses 1st in UIC

Emma Ney earned this save by going quickly to her left to make this acrobatic move keeping the ball in play against MFL/MM, Tues. Oct. 1, in West Union. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Volleyball loses 1st in UIC

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

After having over a week off, NFV lost its first UIC game of the season Tuesday, Oct. 1, in West Union when the TigerHawks fell to MFL/MM in three sets.

The first set saw NFV jump to an early lead with the Bulldogs scrambling to catch up. It took to point 18 before the Bulldogs did, and the two teams traded one-and two-point leads with the visitors pulling out a 25-21 victory.

Wed
09
Oct

Turnovers cost TigerHawks, 30-14

Kole Johnson (5) sheds a Monticello tackler as he crosses the goal line for NFV’s second score of the night. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Turnovers cost TigerHawks, 30-14

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The 2019 NFV Homecoming Game was anther case of “woulda, coulda, shoulda, didn’t” as the TigerHawks lost a thriller to Monticello, 30-14.

  NFV had to try and come from behind all night, but four turnovers, three in the red zone, were just too much to overcome. 

  Early in the first quarter, a nicely placed punt by Tanner Johnson had Monti pinned on its own 14. It’s 6’5” QB hit a receiver on a short pass over the middle who then cut left, broke a tackle, and then went down the sideline for an 86-yard touchdown just 4:50 into the game. The PAT kick was no good, but the visitors had NFV in a 6-0 hole.

  It got even worse for the TigerHawks when the Panthers went 60 yards in four plays to make it 12-0 with 4:13 left in the opening quarter.

Wed
02
Oct

Cross Country runners improving times

Shown in early-season action, Weller Clark has been an anchor of the NFV cross country team. Tuesday, Sept. 24, the senior finished the hilly course at Waukon in 19:21. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Cross Country runners improving times

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

NFV cross country competed at Waukon Tuesday, Sept. 24 with most of the runners posting their lowest times of the season.

“I was a good night to get a meet in,” stated head coach Neal Bentley. “A little warmer, windier, and more humid than we had hoped, but Waukon has a good, hilly course to race on. There were seven really long uphills that gave us a terrific workout.”

The biggest negative of the week is the stomach bug

Wed
02
Oct

NFV runs over Anamosa

NFV’S defense held Anamosa’s spread offense in check most of the night Thursday, in Anamosa. Here, Tanner Johnson (6) and Zander Britt (73) combine to stop a Blue Raider runner. Zach Ihde (50) who had to fill in at center as NFV shuffled people around because of seven injured players, comes in to lend a shoulder; Ihde was in on five tackles. (photo by Daryl Schepanski Anamosa Journal-Eureka)

 

NFV runs over Anamosa

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 NFV finally got its running game fully untracked as the TigerHawks ran right over Anamosa, 26-8. 

The game was moved to Thursday night due to the condition of the field in Anamosa and the possibility of heavy rain or strong storms in the area on Friday.

 “We knew it would rain,” stated NFV offensive coordinator Travis Wymer at the Coach’s Roundtable Saturday morning. “The big question was when. A delay is hard on a team, but it really gets hard when you start, then have the delay, especially since Anamosa’s field is on the edge of town about two miles from the school.”

  It did rain Friday, as the Waukon game at nearby Monticello had to start an hour late.

 NFV went into the game with seven players not suiting up. 

  “We really had to make some adjustments during the week,” noted Wymer. 

 Thursday’s game was scoreless for over 12 minutes. Both teams managed first downs but neither could cross the goal line. 

One NFV drive was stopped by an interception and Seth Meyer ended a Raider advance with a sack.

However, NFV would score three times in the second quarter to take a commanding 18-0 lead into the locker room at the half.

Wed
25
Sep

Warrior VB picks up first win of season

South Winn senior Katelyn Heying and the Warrior volleyball team picked up their first win of the season Saturday over Rockford. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Warrior VB picks up first win of season

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek volleyball team picked up its first win of the 2019 season over the weekend as the Warriors knocked off Rockford in tournament action.

The Warriors traveled to Nashua Plainfield High School to compete in the tournament, which began with a 2-0 (21-10 and 21-11) loss to the host Huskies.

South Winn went on to lose to Clayton Ridge (21-17 and 21-17), before picking up win number one of the season (21-18, 19-21, and 15-9) over Rockford.

Wed
25
Sep

South Winn topples Starmont, 43-0

The Warrior defense pitched a shutout Friday night at Starmont, winning 43-0 over the Stars. Leading the way on defense was senior Seth Greve (54) and sophomore Logan Hageman (22), who team up to take down a Star ball carrier. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

South Winn topples Starmont, 43-0

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek Warriors improved to 3-1 on the season after a 43-0 rout of Starmont on Friday night in Arlington.

The Warriors started fast and furious in the first quarter with a pair of short touchdown runs by Zach Taylor (3 and 4 yards), as well as a 37-yard touchdown pass from Jake Herold to Carter Wenthold.

“We had a real nice rhythm going on offense in the first quarter,” said coach Jason Ohrt after the win.

In the second quarter, Herold again found Wenthold for a 20-yard touchdown pass, putting the Warriors up 28-0. The touchdown was number seven for Wenthold so far this season, the second-most in Class A.

Wed
25
Sep

Boys 2nd at Starmont XC

NFV cross country runner Taylor Ney’s face shows the determination it takes to run 3.1 miles. Tuesday, Sept. 11, Ney was 67th in a field of 137 runners at the Starmont Invitational. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Boys 2nd at Starmont XC

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

“We had some pretty good times, particularly since our last race was 14 days ago,” was the way NFV head cross country coach, Neal Bentley summarized the results from the Starmont Invitational held Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Arlington.

The Invitational featured over 26 schools broken down into an overall category and Class 1A and Class 2A/3A results. There were 136 girls and 157 boys running in the varsity races.

The boy’s finished second in both Class 2A/3A and overall; Center Point-Urbana, in Class 3A, won with 25 points while the TigerHawks had 99. 

Wed
25
Sep

Spikers top Postville

NFV senior Natasha Guenther spikes the ball in recent action. The senior had a pair of kills Thursday in Postville. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Spikers top Postville

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

The NFV volleyball team kept undefeated in the UIC with a 3-1 victory Thursday over Postville on the Pirates home court.

 

Saturday at the Lisbon Tournament, the TigerHawks went 1-3 against some top-flight competition.

Postville proved tough at home as the TigerHawks had to hustle to win, 25-14, 22-25, 25-17, and 25-23.

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