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Wed
03
Jul

Softball still on top in UIC

NFV DH Natasha Guenther swings a big bat from the three-spot in the lineup. Here, she drills an RBI single Tuesday, June 25, at home against Clayton Ridge. She doubled and drove in two more runs in the nightcap as NFV swept 10-7 and 9-8. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Softball still on top in UIC

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

NFV softball barely hung onto its UIC lead last week, but rallied to sweep Clayton Ridge.

The Eagles threw a scare into the TigerHawks on Monday, June 24.

The visitors jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning while the first five NFV batters went down in order.

Abby Reichter broke the string when she clobbered a pitch over the fence in left for her third homer of the season. A tall fan had to stretch his hand up to grab the ball as it sailed for parts unknown.

CR came right back for a run in the third to lead, 3-1. NFV had closed to 3-2 on an RBI single by Julie Mackey when lightning was spotted to the north. 

Wed
03
Jul

TigerHawk baseball back on track

NFV first baseman Jackson Blue slides home ahead of the throw for one of the TigerHawks’ nine runs in the opening frame against Clayton Ridge-C/E on Wednesday. Blue finished the game with two runs scored and a pair of RBI. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawk baseball back on track

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

NFV baseball snapped an eight-game losing streak in a big way last week winning three consecutive UIC games.

The week started with a sweep over Turkey Valley, 15-0 and 13-0, Monday, June 24, in West Union.

Game one was over in four innings with NFV scoring in every inning.

Wed
26
Jun

Warrior SB falls to Crestwood

South Winn senior Ashley Kriener awaits the pitch during recent Warrior softball action. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior SB falls to Crestwood

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek softball squad was in action Tuesday, June 18, at Cresco as the Warriors and Crestwood Cadets did battle for the first time this season.

Crestwood got on the board for the first time in the third inning as it took a 1-0 lead, but the Warriors kept it close.

In the fifth inning, the Cadets broke out for a six-run inning as it gave the Warriors a tough, 7-0 loss.

Wed
26
Jun

SW baseball picks up 9th win in last 10 games

South Winn junior Jaron Todd makes a throw to first during recent Warrior baseball action. The team had a strong week, going 3-1 and picking up a win at the Jeff Houg Memorial Tournament in Waukon. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW baseball picks up 9th win in last 10 games

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winn baseball team continued its stellar season last week as it won its ninth game in the last 10, going 3-1 on the week.

The Warriors opened the week Tuesday, June 18, at Wapsie Valley and took a 2-0 lead in the second inning. The rival Warriors retaliated in the bottom of the third as they tied it up, but then went on to score in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings to win by a score of 6-2.

“We knew going in (that) we would face quality pitching and a good offensive lineup,” said coach Alex Smith following the loss. “Wapsie cape up in the clutch, scoring all of their runs with two outs in the innings. Our guys knew we did execute well in the facets of the game and look for an opportunity to see them again in the playoffs.”

Wed
26
Jun

Swimmers win first 2 meets

James Baumler is well ahead of his Monona/Postville rival in the opposite lane as the West Union summer helped his team win its first victory of the season Tuesday, June 18, in West Union. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Swimmers win first 2 meets

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The West Union Swim Team cracked the win column last week, winning both contests at home.

Tuesday (June 18), the swimmers notched their first win of the season over Monona/Postville, although the final score was not available.

Among the many kudos to be handed out were four first place swimmers.

Wed
26
Jun

Rough week for TigerHawk baseball

NFV second sacker Liam McIntyre made a nice play to grab this grounder, and then whirled to make the throw to nail the Wapsie Valley runner during the TigerHawk Baseball Classic Friday morning in West Union. (Jerry Wadian photo)

Tough week for TigerHawk baseball

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

It was a tough week for NFV baseball after the TigerHawks lost all five games; four of which were, or soon will be ranked teams.

  The week started in New Albin when the Kee Hawks, who have been in the Class 1A rankings almost all season, swept NFV, 5-2 and 5-0.

 The TigerHawks broke out in front with solo runs in the first and third. However, Kee tied the game in the bottom the third, scored the winning run in the fourth, and added a pair of insurance runs in the sixth.

Wed
26
Jun

SB sweeps into first!

With her power and precision, Kennedy Lape has become the mound leader for NFV softball this season with 11wins. Last week, when added three more to her list. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

SB sweeps into first!

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

With a 4-0 week, including a sweep of Kee in New Albin, the TigerHawk softball team swept into first place in the UIC.

  The game of the week was the Wednesday confrontation with Kee High, which came in 1/2 game ahead of NFV. The TigerHawks switched the standings with wins of 10-2 and 4-3.

 The opener was close until the sixth. Trailing, 2-1, NFV erupted for six big runs, and tacked on three more in the top of the seventh.

Wed
19
Jun

Warrior softball tacks on three more wins

Warrior senior Sadie McGee makes a routine throw to first during recent South Winn softball action. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior softball tacks on three more wins

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

The South Winneshiek softball team finished its week with a 3-2 record, which makes the team 8-13 on the season.

The Warriors opened the week Monday, June 12, with a doubleheader against Clayton Ridge.

The Eagles earned the win in game one by a score of 13-1, but the Warriors fired back in game two to win 7-2.

Wed
19
Jun

SW takes over top spot in UIC after 6-0 week

South Winn hurler Kody Kleve unleashes a pitch during last week’s game against Turkey Valley. The Warrior junior tossed 3 2/3 innings and struck out nine batters. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW takes over top spot in UIC after 6-0 week

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

It was a spectacular week for the South Winneshiek baseball team as the Warriors rattled off six consecutive wins against prime competition last week.

Postville

South Winn opened the week with an Upper Iowa Conference doubleheader against Postville on Monday (June 10).

“This is an important week for us in conference play and getting off to a good start in these games was important,” said coach Alex Smith.

In game one of the day, the Warriors picked up a 12-2 win and were led by Carter Wenthold who went 3-4 with a team-high four RBI. On the mound, Jaron Todd struck out seven batters in only 3 2/3 innings of work.

In game two of the evening, the Warriors earned a 14-0 win in only five innings as junior Kody Kleve led the way with a 2-3, 3-RBI performance. On the mound, Ethan Luzum earned the win as he struck out six batters over four innings of work.

Wed
19
Jun

Swimmers drop two

Gracie Kent-Thomas is the picture of grace as she slices through the pool at the West Union Aquatic Center during Tuesday’s clash between the West Union and Decorah swim teams. Earlier in the week, Kent-Thomas won the 50 freestyle in Waukon. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Swimmers drop two

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The West Union Swim Team has fewer swimmers than usual this year and the team has many young swimmers. This has added up to a 0-3 record so far, including two losses last week.

Tuesday, June 11, the team lost in Waukon. However, there were a number of highlights. 

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