Sports

Wed
04
Sep

Bowling at Lilac Lanes Fayette Men’s League

 

Bowling at Lilac Lanes Fayette Men’s League

1. Lilac Lanes, 34-6; 2. NEI Appraisal & Real Estate, 32.5-7.5; 3. Steege Pharmacy, 27-13; 4. KC Insurance, 21-19; 5. Stine Seed, 13-27; 6. Renk Seed, 12-28; 7. The Blain Freezer, 11.5-28.5; Waucoma, 9-31.

High Game: NEI Appraisal & Real Estate, 751; Steege Pharmacy, 741

High Team Series- NEI Appraisal & Real Estate, 2132; Steege Pharmacy, 1967

High Individual Game- Ron Bills- 258; Jay Jensen, 256; Ron Miller, 245.

High Individual Series- Ron Bills, 659; Jay Jensen, 633.

 
Wed
28
Aug

NFV scrimmage debut

 

TigerHawk varsity looks 
good in scrimmage

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor

jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

With the new scoreboard entertaining the fans, North Fayette Valley held its annual Sports Drink Scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 22.

The TigerHawk varsity looked impressive while playing the JV. The defense controlled the first quarter before the offense took over and dominated the second quarter.

“I saw that we have some really good athletes with a lot of team speed,” explained head coach Bob Lape. “We tried some different combinations and saw that we can interchange some people.”  

Wed
28
Aug

Coach’s Corner

 

Coach’s Corner

NF (0-0, 0-0)) @ Postville (0-0, 0-0)

“I don’t know a thing about them,” stated North Fayette Valley head coach Bob Lape.

Postville is on its third head coach in as many years. While fans may not know what to expect from the Pirates on offense or defense, they should remember that Postville does have some quality athletes on the squad.

Last year Postville used some big plays to keep it close for a while, trailing 21-13 at the half and 28-19 midway through the third quarter. Eventually the Pirates lost, 35-25.

“We’ll have to adjust on the fly,” Lape explained in talking about a game plan. “In all honesty, I’m not worrying about what they do. At this point, all I can worry about is what we do and how to get us ready for week three when district play opens.”

Wed
21
Aug

Championships on the line at FCS

 

 

 

CUTLINE: Lynn Panos holds the winner’s trophy after taking the checkered flag in the Stock feature Friday, Aug. 16, at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union. This marked the Calmar native’s sixth win at the Speedway this season. With Panos is Kelly Fox, a ride-along with the Fayette Ambulance Service as she completes EMT training. (Jerry Blue photo)

 

Championships on the line at FCS

 

Wed
21
Aug

TigerHawk FB scrimmage Thursday

 

CUTLINE: Lincoln Johansen is one of the very few North Fayette Valley players who have locked down a position this season. Here the TigerHawk senior center has snapped the ball to the punter during a recent practice and has assumed a good stance from which to block. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

 

TigerHawk FB scrimmage Thursday

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

The North Fayette Valley 2013 football team will have its first unofficial appearance on Ron Wymer Field Thursday, Aug. 22.

The annual Sports Drink Scrimmage will give fans a glimpse of the team for just the cost of a bottle of any kind of sports drinks, which are vital for the players’ hydration during the season.

Wed
21
Aug

Knob Prairie raises over $25,000

 

Knob Prairie raises over $25,000

By Jerry Wadian
Sport Editor

jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The Knob Prairie Golf Tournament almost didn’t happen this year. 

According to Gary Bemiss, “I thought about not running it this year. We (Gary and current co-directors Paul Bemiss and Steve Heyer) didn’t want to compete with donations for Kaleidoscope Kids and Streetscape because they are so important to the community.”

The good news for local recreation is the organizers went ahead under the idea that “every little bit helps.”

Because of this, area recreation has $25,400 more to help area youth.

“We’re really pleased with the results,” noted Bemiss. “We had a tremendous response both from area businesses and small donations from individuals.”

Wed
14
Aug

FB Soap Scrimmage Aug. 22

 

 

TigerHawk sports begin practices
 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor

jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

North Fayette Valley started its first year of sports on Monday, Aug. 12, as football, volleyball, and cross country practices got underway.

The volleyball team kicked off the new era with practices from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The first NFV volleyball match will be held at Starmont on Thursday, Sept. 5.

While the official enrollment information from the state association will not be final until after Friday, Aug. 16, it looks as if the TigerHawks will compete in Class 3A for the playoffs. 

Once the official figures are in, the Echo will list UIC teams and their classification for all fall sports. Also starting practice on Monday were the NFV cross country and football teams.

Wed
14
Aug

Leonard to head NFV girls’ BB

 

Leonard to head NFV girls’ BB
 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor

jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

North Fayette Valley has hired a new head coach for girls’ basketball. The onus of leading the first TigerHawk team in history falls upon Sean Leonard. He will also be a PE and health teacher in the district.

The new headman is a graduate of Turkey Valley (2005) and UNI.

For the last two years he has been the head baseball coach at Hudson. He was also the Pirates’ assistant boys’ basketball coach for four seasons. Those four teams won four, 11, 15 and 18 games, respectively, and last year won conference and district titles. 

His other coaching experience includes five years as an assistant baseball coach to Dan Stepan at TV, and one season each at AGWSR and Jesup as an assistant middle school boys’ basketball coach.

Wed
14
Aug

Close points standings with 2 weeks to go

 

Simpson wins Corn Belt Clash

 

Chad Simpson increased his points lead as he won his fourth race of the season in the Corn Belt Clash on Friday, Aug. 9, at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union. 

With the field of Late Models strung out, Simpson cruised to victory.

In the regular feature races, Allison’s Trevor Fecht won the B-Mods. Adam Cline of Decorah just beat West Union’s Justin Hanson to the checkered flag in the Hobby Stock feature. Lansing’s Danny Cole Jr. edged Dan Trimble of Fairbank in the Stock class.

With just two races left this season, there is some intense competition in the points standings.

Paul Seabrooke has a 74-point lead (538-464) over friend and fellow Elgin native Jerrod Torkelson.

Perhaps the closest races are in the Hobby Stock and 600 Mod-Lite classes. 

Wed
14
Aug

Being part of the racing family

 

CUTLINE: As technical inspector for the speedways in West Union and Decorah, Mike Paulson’s job is to ensure that all the racecar drivers are following the rules in both the safety and performance aspects of racing. 

 

 

Being part of the racing family

By Amber Hovey
Contributing Writer

ahovey@fayettepublishing.com

 

For Mike Paulson of rural Hesper, dirt track racing has offered a career opportunity many race fans may not think about every Friday and Saturday night of racing season.

Paulson became the technical inspector for the Fayette County Speedway in West Union in 2000 and later was offered a job at Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, as well.

“I thought it was kind of interesting. I have been around racecars quite a bit,” said the inspector. 

He started helping friends work on their racecars in the late ‘80s.

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