Sports

Wed
30
Jan

Wrestlers 2nd at UIC; crown 3

 

Levi Lauer works hard at turning South Winn’s Chance Adams onto his back during first round action at the UIC Meet Saturday in Postville. The NFV junior won his next two matches to win the 126-pound championship. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Wrestlers 2nd at UIC; crown 3

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley had a very successful day at Saturday’s Upper Iowa Conference Wrestling Meet, finishing second in the nine-team field.

The 2019 meet expanded to nine teams with Riceville’s entrance to the UIC in wrestling; Tripoli was voted in last year.  

No one really expected any team to derail MFL/MM who was the only squad with a full line-up, and featured many ranked wrestlers. The Bulldogs did win, compiling 236.5 points. 

The TigerHawks finished a strong second with 197 points with South Winn earning 183.5 points.

NFV head coach Jacob Pedersen put the meet in perspective when he said, “In reality, our kids overachieved. It’s amazing to score almost 200 points with only 12 guys in the lineup.”

Gunner Rodgers and Weston Fantz were repeat champions and Levi Lauer won his first title. Jesse Daughton and Dylan Durnan were runners-up.

Wed
23
Jan

Warriors go 3-0 on the mats

 

South Winn sophomore Zach Taylor controls the upper body of his opponent during recent Warrior wrestling action. At Thursday’s duals, Taylor went 3-0 with a pair of wins via fall. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors go 3-0 on the mats

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winn wrestling team traveled to Starmont on Thursday for quad action against Central City, Edgewood-Colesburg, and Starmont. The Warriors walked away with a 3-0 mark on the night and were led by sophomore Zach Taylor who went 2-0 with a pair of falls (as well as a win by forfeit).

The Warriors were scheduled to compete at the Alburnett Invitational on Saturday; however, the tournament was cancelled due to unfavorable road conditions.

South Winn will return to the mat Thursday as it takes on Central Springs, North Butler, and Riceville.

Wed
23
Jan

SW girls fall to Denver

 

South Winn senior Gracie Schmitt looks for a hole in the Denver defense during last week’s two-point loss to the Cyclones. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW girls fall to Denver

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

It was a slow week for South Winn basketball, as the Warrior girls played the only game of the week on Thursday night against Denver.

In the contest, South Winn built an early, 20-12 lead at the conclusion of the first quarter. Throughout the three remaining quarters; however, the Cyclones clawed their way back into the game.

Wed
23
Jan

NFV Special Olympic athletes

 

Five NFV special Olympic athletes competed Jan. 14, 15, and 16 at the 33rd State Special Olympics Winter Games at Albrecht Acres in Sherrill. The TigerHawks were among 150 athletes competing this year in the Snowshoeing events (last year there were only 115 competitors). There are 15 different events with competitors placed in groups based on age and ability. The five Tiger Hawks brought home 10 medals, eight gold and two silver. The five, and their medals include (l-r) Adam Ryan (gold in the 100 meter and silver in the 200 meter), Aaron Larson (gold in the 200 meter), Tyler Franklin (gold in the 200 meter), Shelby Holden (gold in the 400 meter), and Darinnesha Baldwin (silver in the 200 meter). The final medal was a gold won by the relay team of Holden, Baldwin, Larson, and Franklin. (submitted photo)

 

NFV Special Olympic athletes

Wed
23
Jan

Basketball legend Gene Klinge dies

These file photos are of Gene Klinge doing what he did best, coaching high school girls' basketball.

 

Basketball legend Gene Klinge dies

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Legendary girls’ basketball coach Gene Klinge died Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. The man who survived a car crash that killed two people, triple bypass surgery, prostate cancer, lymphoma and skin cancer was finally felled by complications from an infection barely a week after his 82nd birthday. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Pat (Wilson) Klinge of Elgin, four children (Kathy, Vicky, Kevin, and Karen), and seven grandchildren.

 Klinge enrolled at Luther College, but after the car accident, he worked at the family business in Monona before enrolling at Upper Iowa University where he played his favorite sports, baseball and football.

  After graduation, he accepted a teaching and assistant football coaching position at West Central. Two weeks before school started, the girl’s basketball head coaching job came open.

 “I didn’t know much about basketball and nothing about six-on-six basketball,” said Klinge. “I talked it over with some of the coaches at UIU and they encouraged me to accept. I was always grateful for their advice.”

Wed
16
Jan

SW Warriors go 2-2 in dual action

 

South Winn 220-pounder Zach Poshusta works his opponent during one of last week’s dual meets. The Warriors went 2-2 in the duals. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW Warriors go 2-2 in dual action

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

South Winneshiek hosted triangular action Tuesday night, Jan. 8, in Calmar as it took on a pair of strong teams, including No. 1-ranked Don Bosco and Sumner-Fredericksburg. 

Against Don Bosco, which is the third top-five ranked team that the Warriors have faced in the previous four days (No. 3 Lisbon and No. 5 Woodbury Central at Tripoli Invite on Saturday), the Warriors simply didn’t have what it takes to give the Dons a run.

With a lineup that boasts top-10 ranked wrestlers in 11 of the 14 weight classes, Don Bosco rolled to a 74-0 win.

The match of the dual went to the 220-pound bout between South Winn’s Zach Poshusta and DB’s Alec Carpenter. While the Warrior junior was unable to pull out a win, the match went down to the wire with a 4-3 decision.

Wed
16
Jan

SW boys go 1-2 last week

 

South Winn senior Paul Hageman eyes a three-pointer during recent Warrior basketball action. The Warriors went 1-2 last week with their lone win coming against Kee High. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW boys go 1-2 last week

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Warrior boys’ basketball team started its week with a hard-fought, 69-44, win over Kee High on Tuesday, Jan. 8, on the road.

South Winn outscored the Kee Hawks in all four quarters and were led by senior Levi Lukes’ 23 points.

In the rebounding department, senior Cole Klimesh had a game-high 10 boards.

Wed
16
Jan

Warrior girls drop to 5-8 on season

 

South Winn junior Liz Tieskoetter fires a shot during recent warrior basketball action. Tieskoetter combined for seven points and 11 rebounds in three contests last week. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior girls drop to 5-8 on season

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winn girls’ basketball team began its week Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Kee with a close, 29-26, loss to the Keehawks.

The Warriors got out to an 8-5 lead after one quarter, but Kee fought back and took a 20-10 lead by the end of the second quarter.

In the second half, the Warriors were able to slightly cut into the 10-point Kee lead, but ultimately was unable to complete the comeback.

Wed
16
Jan

NFV bowlers sweep Oelwein

NFV bowlers sweep Oelwein

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

NFV had a busy weekend with a regular meet and a tournament in Waterloo.

The highlight came Friday in Oelwein as the TigerHawks swept the Huskies at Viper Lanes.

The girls won their first game of the season, edging their hosts by seven pins, 1493-1486. 

Wed
16
Jan

Boys suffer bad week

 

Dylan Muggler drives between two Oelwein defenders as he skies his way to a basket in Thursday’s 55-47 loss. The NFV senior was in double digits with 11 points; he also grabbed six rebounds and stole two passes. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Boys suffer bad week

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The NFV boys’ basketball team’s eight-game win streak came to an abrupt halt last week as the TigerHawks came up short in all three games.

Monday, Jan. 7, the TigerHawks dropped an 82-49 decision on the road to Waukon.

NFV kept it close for a while, trailing only 21-17 at the end of the first quarter. However, by halftime, the Indians held a 10-point lead, 38-28. Waukon kept adding to the lead throughout the third quarter, and exploded for a 24-8 fourth-quarter bulge.

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