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Wed
22
Jan

Pack-the-Gym Night Friday at WC

 

West Central’s Tess Kuennen works her way past a Turkey Valley defender during Friday’s UIC contest. The senior tallied three points and three rebounds in the effort. (Sharon Pape photo)

 

 

Pack-the-Gym Night Friday

 

By Mike Van Sickle
News Editor
mvansickle@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

This Friday will be Pack-the-Gym Night in Maynard as Clayton Ridge comes to town for a pair of basketball games. There will be a soup supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with the girls’ game starting   at 6:30 and the boys’ tipoff at 7:45 p.m.

Last week, West Central   basketball teams managed to get in only one game after the game at Starmont on Tuesday, Jan. 14, was postponed due to the weather.

Wed
22
Jan

NFV wrestlers split at Sumner

 

TigerHawk 113-pounder Brian Jensen has this South Winn Warrior wrapped up and ready for a fall. The pin came in 5:47 of the final period as NFV whipped SW, 47-27. (Kris Van Sickle photo)

 

 

NFV wrestlers split at Sumner

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette wrestling team was almost washed out by Old Man Winter. Both Tuesday’s (Jan. 14) dual meet at Wapsie Valley and the Saturday tournament in Hudson were cancelled by the weather.

Thursday’s double dual in Sumner was postponed for a day, but made up Friday, Jan. 17.

Wed
22
Jan

Gals lose pair by 1 point each

 

North Fayette Valley sophomore Rebecca “Becca” Miller flips the ball around an MFL/MM player for two of her nine points in Friday’s (Jan. 17) loss to the Bulldogs. Miller’s left-handed layup for the lead with 18.8 seconds remaining hit the rim but bounced off. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

 

 

Gals lose pair by 1 point each

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

It was a week that could have been a real boost for the North Fayette Valley girls’ basketball team. Just two more points per game and the TigerHawks would have racked up two UIC wins, rather than fall to 2-5 in the conference.

The TigerHawks lost at Elkader on Monday, Jan. 13 and at home on Friday by one point in each game. Elkader won, 39-38, and the MFL/MM Bulldogs went home with a 40-39 victory.

Wed
22
Jan

TigerHawk boys beat Warriors

 

As Austin Callahan seems to fly to the basket, all the MFL/MM players can do is gape in amazement. The sophomore canned two of his six points for NFV in Friday’s 49-44 loss to the seventh-ranked Bulldogs. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

 

TigerHawk boys beat Warriors

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley boys’ basketball team split a pair of UIC games last week, beating Central, 60-56, Monday, Jan. 13, in Elkader. Friday, the TigerHawks gave seventh-ranked MFL/MM all it could handle before the Bulldogs prevailed, 49-44.

Saturday’s makeup game against South Winn had to be postponed for a second time due to the weather; it will be made up on Sat., Jan. 25, in Calmar.

Thu
16
Jan

Lady Warriors fall to Cougars

 

Becca Franzen (l) and Megan Elsbernd stick to the Cougar player like glue on a end-line trap early in last week’s conference competition between South Winn and Sumner-Fredericksburg. (Becky Walz photo)

 

 

Lady Warriors fall to Cougars

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

It’s a common phrase: You win some; you lose some. The Lady Warriors don’t just want some, they want all, but free throws stood between them and the “W” last week in conference action.

vs. Sumner-Fred.

It was a slow start for South Winn at Sumner-Fredericksburg on Tuesday, Jan. 7, as the Cougars sprinted out to a 12-5 in the opening stanza.

Thu
16
Jan

Last-minute errors cost SW boys

 

Trevor Schweinefus rises above the Cougar defenders in the second half of Tuesday’s (Jan. 7) conference road game. The Warrior senior led the team with 16 points and pulled down eight caroms. (Becky Walz photo)

 

 

Last-minute errors cost SW boys

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Resuming conference action last week, the Warrior basketball team had the fight of the season, down to the final second versus Sumner-Fredericksburg. Despite the disappointing loss, South Winn rebounded and manhandled Riceville later in the week.

vs. Sumner-Fred.

Thu
16
Jan

Small team, big results for SW

 

South Winn junior Ethan Kipp works to turn Mike Krueger of Denver-Tripoli in the opening round of D-T’s Tourney. Kipp worked his way through the championship bracket to finish second at 220 lbs. after beating third-ranked Tyler Johansen (NFV) in the semifinals. (Kris Van Sickle photo)

 

 

 

Small team, big results for SW

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

South Winn wrestling collected two big wins Thursday night in dual matches over Starmont, 40-34, and Turkey Valley, 34-33, even with three varsity wrestlers out of the lineup.

Thu
16
Jan

West Central boys split UIC games

 

In his first varsity appearance, West Central’s Joe Wolfe scored nine points, grabbed 11 boards, stole a trio of passes, and blocked two shots versus Oelwein. (Sharon Pape photo)

 

 

WC boys split UIC games

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

West Central split a pair of boys’ basketball games last week and had a third postponed by the weather.

Tuesday, Jan. 7, two-time defending UIC champion MFL/MM was too much for the Devils, claiming a 64-48 win in Monona.

However, WC went up a couple of classes to beat Oelwein, 47-45, on the Huskies’ home court.

The Friday visit by Postville was postponed until   Monday, Feb. 3, because of the fog and ice that enveloped northeast Iowa.

Thu
16
Jan

West Central gals have great half

 

 

West Central’s Anna Barry releases the basketball over the top of an Oelwein defender in Saturday’s nonconference contest. (Sharon Pape photo)

 

WC gals have great half 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central girls’ basketball team played its best basketball of the season through the first half of Saturday’s (Jan. 11) matchup with Class 3A Oelwein.

A cold-shooting second half allowed the Huskies to escape, 66-31. On Tuesday, the girls lost at MFL/MM, 61-20. Friday’s home game against Postville was postponed by rain and fog until Monday, Feb. 3.

The game at Oelwein was a real tussle for the first 16 minutes.

Wed
15
Jan

2nd half dooms NFV boys

 

North Fayette Valley junior guard Ben Martin goes up for the contested layup in recent action. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

 

 

2nd half dooms NFV boys


 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Saturday’s home game was a tale of two halves, and the TigerHawk boys came out on the short end in the vital second half to fall to Decorah, 48-43, on Jan. 11, in West Union.

NFV played extremely well in the first half against the Vikings, taking a 26-13 lead into the locker room.

However, the visitors lit it up over the final 16 minutes, including holding the TigerHawks to a 20-9 score in the final quarter.

Austin Callahan led the TH scoring with 13 points; he also led the rebounding effort with eight.

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