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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.

Wed
15
Jan

NFV grapplers keep winning

 

 

After posting his 100th high school win on the mat at Postville Thursday, North Fayette Valley senior wrestler Dalton Lape posed with his proud parents, Bob and Renee Lape  of West Union. (Mike Van Sickle photo) 

 

 

 

NFV grapplers keep winning


 

ByJerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The TigerHawk wrestling team started 2014 like it ended 2013 – with a dual win. The team also finished sixth at the Panther Invite in Tripoli on Saturday, Jan. 11. The TigerHawks crowned two champions in Zach Bruns and Nick Baumler.

NFV opened the year by beating MFL/MM and host Postville in dual action on Thursday, Jan. 9.

Wed
08
Jan

SW matmen ring in new year

 

SW matmen ring in new year 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

After a long holiday break, the Warrior wrestlers returned to the mat Saturday evening in a dual tournament at Crestwood and claimed a slim victory over Waukon, 42-36.

South Winn also faced Crestwood, New Hampton, and Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton but struggled to get points on the board with its small squad.

Sophomore Landers Kuboushek (182) and senior Chris Brincks (195) highlighted the Warrior matmen with 3-1 records in the dual with both losing by decision against their respective Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton opponents.

 

South Winn 21    Crestwood 54

Wed
08
Jan

SW boys fall to Vikings, 66-56

 

South Winn’s Andre Walz (l) and Adam Lensing double-team a Decorah player in the first half of Friday’s nonconference contest. Despite the two big guys combining for 13 points, 17 rebounds and eight blocked shots, the Warriors fell short, 66-56. (Becky Walz photo)

 

 

Becky Walz
News Editor
bwalz@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

SW boys fall to Vikings, 66-56

 

 

The Warriors were hoping to return to the hardwood with tenacity after the holiday break on Friday as they traveled to Decorah, but passing troubles and the inability to stop the Vikings from knocking down treys sidetracked SW.

It was a tight first quarter between the two teams that fell in Decorah’s favor, 15-14, thanks to a trio of three-point shots that kept the Vikings in control of the nonconference tussle.

Wed
08
Jan

WC boys in weekend sweep

 

 

Blue Devil Ethan Steinbronn gets his big paw up in front of a Kee High defender for one of his 16 blocked shots against Kee High on Saturday. (Sharon Pape photo)

 

 

WC boys in weekend sweep

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Central boys’ basketball team swept a pair of home games over the weekend.  Friday, the Blue Devils trounced Ed-Co, 68-32, and on Saturday, Kee fell, 67-58.

Center Ethan Steinbronn started 2014 with a pair of monster games, recording a triple-double both nights.

Saturday, the Devils had to rally from an early hole to pick up their third UIC win. Kee broke to a 24-13 lead by the end of the first quarter, but WC went on an 18-9 run in the second period to trail, 33-31, at halftime.

Wed
08
Jan

Peacock women lose two in final minutes

 

Lauren Buck of Upper Iowa had a big weekend on the basketball court, scoring 25 points and grabbing 17 rebounds in the team’s two losses. (Upper Iowa photo)

 

 

Peacock women lose two in final minutes

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The Upper Iowa women’s basketball team had a pair of victories within reach over the weekend but lost both games in the final minutes.

Friday, Jan. 3, the women lost at Crookston, Minn., 80-69, and Saturday they fell, 64-59, in Bemidji, Minn.

Friday, the women fell to the Golden Eagles, although the game was close most of the time.

UMC led, 33-32, at halftime. The Peacocks rallied to tie the game, 42-42, with 14:30 to play in the second half before UMC went on an 11-0 run.

Wed
08
Jan

UIU men hit 26 treys in weekend split

 

UIU freshman center Josh Weeber eyes the basket in recent action. Over the weekend the Dubuque Senior alum led the Peacocks with 19 points in a 97-66 win Friday, Jan. 3, at Minnesota-Crookston. Saturday, Weeber put in 13 points in a 102-89 loss at Bemidji State. (Upper Iowa photo)

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

UIU men hit 26 treys in weekend split

 

The Upper Iowa men’s basketball team hit 26 shots from 3-point range over the weekend but could only manage a split in its two road games.

The Peacocks hit 13 treys in each of the two games. Friday in Crookston, Minn., UIU beat the Golden Eagles, 97-66, but fell Saturday in Bemidji, 102-89, to the Beavers of Bemidji State.

Wed
08
Jan

UIU wrestlers win Chuck Porter Duals

 

Upper Iowa heavyweight wrestler Logan Hopp, shown in recent action, won all four of his matches by pin Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Chuck Porter Duals. His first fall came in 0:54; the final three took 2:48. 2:09, and 2:10, respectively. (Upper Iowa photo)

 

 

 

UIU wrestlers win Chuck Porter Duals

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor

 

Upper Iowa wrestlers won the championship of the Chuck Porter Duals in Galesburg, Ill., on Saturday, Jan. 4. UIU won all four matches on the day, two by shutout.

The Peacocks currently ranked 10th in DII, were a perfect 20-20 before losing the first match of the semifinals against Augustana (Ill.), which is ranked 30th in DIII. UIU went on to win eight of the next nine matches for an easy 33-6 win.

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