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Wed
19
Feb

SW lights up scoreboards to close out regular season

Jacob Herold leans in for a shot during recent South Winneshiek basketball action. Last week, Herold and the Warriors went 1-1 as he combined for 31 points and seven assists in the two games. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW lights up scoreboards to close out regular season

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winn boys closed out their 2019-2020 regular season basketball season last week as the team split its two games on back-to-back nights to improve to 13-8 on the season. The Warriors dropped their Monday night (Feb. 10) non-conference matchup against Waukon, but rebounded with a win over Central on Tuesday (Feb. 11) to secure a runner-up finish in the Upper Iowa Conference.

Wed
19
Feb

Warriors send three to State!

South Winneshiek sophomore Ethan Maldonado became a two-time State qualifier Saturday as he took second place at 113 pounds at Districts in Starmont. Maldonado will face Braden Graff of West Sioux in the first round on Thursday evening. (LeAnn Larson photo)

 

Warriors send three to State!

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

It was a bit of a rollercoaster ride for the South Winneshiek wrestling team Saturday as it competed at Districts at Starmont, but when the dust settled, three Warriors punched their tickets to the 2020 Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines.

“A lot of different emotions are felt in a short time. We had some great wins and some devastating losses,” said coach Jacob Elsbernd after Saturday’s action. “Ethan Maldonado started off the day with a big win vs. Don Bosco, which was about as exciting as it gets. But then Phillip lost a tight match to bring us right back down. It went that way all day back and forth – a big win and then a tough loss. As coaches, we are excited for our State Qualifiers but also feel the pain of our wrestlers who didn’t make it.”

Wed
19
Feb

Third times a charm for NFV boys

Third times a charm for NFV boys

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Going into the game, the TigerHawks were 0-2 against Postville – but that didn’t matter as NFV picked up a 53-46 win over the Pirates in round one of District basketball on Monday night in Cresco.

It was a close, back and forth game throughout most of the contest, but in the fourth quarter, the TigerHawks pulled away to get the win and advance in the bracket.

Wed
19
Feb

Grimes and Rodgers punch tickets to State

Two North Fayette Valley wrestlers, including Kale Rodgers and Joel Grimes (middle two), will compete at the State Wrestling Tournament this week in Des Moines after their performances at Saturday’s District Tournament in New Hampton. Joining the wrestlers include NFV coaching staff (l-r) Robbie Kerr (assistant coach), Jacob Pedersen (head coach), Doug DeMuth (assistant coach), and Aaron Grimes (assistant coach). (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Grimes and Rodgers punch tickets to State

 

Zakary Kriener

 

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Saturday’s District 6 Wrestling Tournament in New Hampton was one of the toughest districts in the state, but the North Fayette Valley wrestling team emerged with a pair of State qualifiers in Joel Grimes and Kale Rodgers!

The road was not easy for either grappler as both had to face at least one ranked opponent in their respective brackets.

Wed
19
Feb

NFV girls fall to No. 8 Cadets in Regional matchup

Junior Abby Reichter drives past a Cadet defender during Saturday night’s Regional basketball matchup against the No. 8-ranked Crestwood Cadets. In the end, the TigerHawks fell in the hard fought battle by a score 65-51. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

NFV girls fall to No. 8 Cadets in Regional matchup

 

Zakary Kriener

 

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The TigerHawk girls’ basketball team knew that it had a tough fight ahead of it, but it did not back down on Saturday night as NFV took on No. 8-ranked Crestwood in the first round of Regional action.

North Fayette Valley fought hard throughout, keeping the lead within site throughout the majority of the contest, but in the end, it was the Cadets that won and advanced to the semifinal round of Region 4.

Wed
12
Feb

Warriors win Sectional Title

Members of the South Winneshiek wrestling program, which placed first at the Class 1A Sectional 12 Tournament on Saturday, include (front, l-r) Logan Schnuelle, Ethan Maldonado, Phillip French, Tony Greve, Zach Taylor; (second row) Kenny Mikota (assistant coach), Jacob Elsbernd (head coach), Kaden Bullerman, Lane Quandahl, Sam Conway, Logan Hageman, Chance Adam, Ethan Adams (assistant coach); (back) Jason Schmelzer (assistant coach), Landon Garcia, Shawn Israel, Damon Meyer, Ethan Timp, Brayden Bodensteiner, and Jacob Everts (assistant coach). (LeAnn Larson photo)

 

 

Warriors win Sectional Title

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

Saturday was a big day for the Warrior wrestling team as it not only advanced eight wrestlers to this weekend’s District Tournament, but also captured a Sectional team title.

“We wrestled pretty well overall as all 12 of our guys made the semifinals,” said coach Jacob Elsbernd after the tournament in Monona. “I am very proud of how the guys responded throughout the day.”

Among the eight to advance to Districts next week at Starmont were four first-place finishers in Ethan Maldonado, Phillip French, Tony Greve, and Zach Taylor.

Wed
12
Feb

SW gets rebound win over Kee after falling to TV

South Winn’s Collin Wiltgen slips past a defender during a recent game in Calmar. Wiltgen, who leads the team with 13.3 points per game, dropped 20 in a win against Kee on Friday and 12 in last week’s loss to Turkey Valley. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW gets rebound win over Kee after falling to TV

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winn boys started the week with a tough loss to UIC-leading Turkey Valley, but rebounded nicely with a win over Kee to close out the week and move to 12-7 on the season.

Turkey Valley

South Winn took on Turkey Valley on Tuesday, Feb. 4, as the conference-leading Trojans topped the Warriors, 68-42. With a South Winn victory, the conference lead would have been a tie between the Warriors and MFL/MarMac, but instead, the Bulldogs now share the lead with Turkey Valley.

Wed
12
Feb

Warrior girls drop final games of regular season

Warrior girls drop final games of regular season

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The young South Winn girls’ basketball team ended its 2019-2020 regular season last week with a pair of conference losses to Turkey Valley and Kee. The team, however, will get a fresh start this week as the Warriors get a rematch with Kee on Thursday as the Class 1A Region 3 tournament gets underway.

Wed
12
Feb

NFV sends five grapplers to Districts on Saturday

Gabe Erickson takes a shot on his Viking opponent during Saturday’s Sectional Tournament held in Decorah. 

 

NFV sends five grapplers to Districts on Saturday

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Saturday marked step one of the road to State for the TigerHawk wrestlers as five individuals advanced to Districts this weekend in New Hampton. Competing at Decorah against five other area teams, the TigerHawks scored 169 points and placed fourth behind Crestwood (233), Charles City (201), and New Hampton/Turkey Valley (191.5).

Leading the way for NFV was senior 138-pounder Joel Grimes who improved to 29-5 on the season after going 2-0 on the day. Grimes pinned Clay Schemmel of Crestwood in the semifinals before picking up a 6-2 decision over Charles City’s Alex Staudt in the championship match.

Other TigerHawks who will wrestle this weekend for a shot at State include Caden Kerr (113), Braeden Ellis (120), Levi Lauer (126), and Kale Rodgers (170). 

Kerr dropped his only matchup of the day to No. 1-ranked Carter Fousek of Crestwood, but won a 6-0 decision over NH/TV’s Peyton Anderson in his first match.

Ellis took second at 120 points by winning a decision over Austin Wilkins of Decorah and dropping a 6-1 decision to Crestwood’s Cole Butikofer in the finals.

Lauer also took second on the day as he earned a fall over Marcus Gibbs (Waukon) in the semis before dropping a 7-2 decision to Matthew Slifka of Crestwood in the first place match.

The final TigerHawk to advance was 170-pounder Kale Rodgers who earned a 7-2 win in TB-1 over Landen Schemmel (Crestwood) but dropped a 9-2 decision to No. 9-ranked Elliot Sinnwell of Charles City in the first-place match.

Wed
12
Feb

NFV girls down Eagles, fall to Trojans on Friday

North Fayette Valley junior Emma Ney fires up a three-pointer during last week’s action, which included a win over Clayton Ridge. Ney contributed five points and a pair of assists in the 65-31 win over the Eagles.

 

NFV girls down Eagles, fall to Trojans on Friday 

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The North Fayette Valley girls’ basketball team now sits at 11-9 on the season as the team split a pair of Upper Iowa Conference contests last week.

Clayton Ridge

On Tuesday (Feb. 4), the TigerHawks headed east as they took on the Clayton Ridge Eagles on the road. 

“The girls played well in the second half,” said coach Jim Calkins after the 65-31 win. “We took a step in the right direction.”

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