Sports

Wed
18
Oct

Boys 3rd, girls 4th at UIC

 

The NFV varsity boys’ cross country team had a very good day Thursday at the UIC Meet in Luana. The team finished third overall, with four runners earning All-Conference honors for finishing in the top 15. The four are (l-r) Weller Clark (13th), Caleb O’Hare (14th), Chandler Douglas (4th), and Weston Fantz (15th). (Jerry Wadian photos)

 

Boys 3rd, girls 4th at UIC

 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The NFV cross country teams performed well at the UIC Meet on Thursday in Luana.

The boys earned third behind South Winn and Starmont, while the girls finished fourth behind Kee, SW, C/E, and Starmont. 

All-UIC honors went to the top 15 finishers in each race. In the varsity races, the boys had four of the five scorers become All-Conference runners, while Brynn Gamm was the only girl to earn All-UIC honors.

Head coach Neal Bentley commented, “Our runners pushed hard. Luana can be a tough course with those hills, but our athletes worked the hills well.”

The girls had a stacked deck with the three teams in front of them all ranked in the top five in Class 1A.

Brynn Gamm was the fastest TigerHawk, finishing sixth in a time of 21:22.64. 

Wed
18
Oct

NFV spikers wrap up regular season

 

Ryin Lehmann elevates high over the net to slam home this kill against Postville during a first-round match at Saturday’s UIC Tournament in West Union. The NFV junior had 20 kills and 24 digs during the five-match tournament. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV spikers wrap up regular season

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley wrapped up the regular season in volleyball last week,, and faces Oelwein (14-24) tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. on the Huskies’ home court.

Last week, the TigerHawks finished the regular season Tuesday in Calmar, losing in five sets. Saturday, both NFV gyms were crammed as the school hosted the final UIC Tournament.

Wed
18
Oct

Three plays stop NFV upset bid, 22-12

 

Dylan Muggler (12) flies downfield with a pack of Knights in hot pursuit on Friday night. The NFV junior was the game’s leading rusher with 103 yards in 19 carries. Also running downfield looking for a blocking angle for the TigerHawks is Zach Massman (32). (Jerry Wadian photos)

 

Three plays stop NFV upset bid, 22-12

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

NFV almost pulled off the upset of highly ranked Union Friday night in LaPorte City. However, three big plays went against the TigerHawks as the upset bid fell short, 22-12.

Friday afternoon, the game was moved up to 7 p.m. Despite heavy rains that fell throughout the day, the night was rain-free. However, the field was already soaked, so footing was a little treacherous, and with all of the mud, the uniforms of both teams looked remarkably similar by the second half.

The game was almost two different halves. Union controlled the first 24 minutes, with the TigerHawks doing most of the damage in the second half.

Thu
12
Oct

SW improves to 6-0 in UIC play

 

Senior Taylor Numedahl lines up a serve during recent Warrior volleyball action. South Winneshiek improved to 6-0 in Upper Iowa Conference play after a 3-0 shutout win over Clayton Ridge last week. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW improves to 6-0 in UIC play

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Warrior volleyball team continued its strong 2017 campaign last week as it picked up a 3-0 victory over Clayton Ridge on Monday, Oct. 2.

The win means South Winn remains atop the Upper Iowa Conference standings as the team approaches the final matches of season.

“Going into this match (against Clayton Ridge) we knew that it was going to be one of our toughest conference matches,” said head coach Glenna Munuswamy. “We had seen the Eagles play at the Decorah tournament and they looked very scrappy and capable of defeating any team that let down it’s guard.”

Thu
12
Oct

SW XC competes at North Linn

 

Warrior cross country runners Mariah Durham (left) and Jenna Knutson run side by side during last week’s South Winn Invitational in Calmar. Durham scored 24 team points by posting a time of 22:18.93, while Knutson scored 23 team points with her time of 22:14.25. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW XC competes at North LInn

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek boys’ and girls’ cross country teams continued to show their strength as they placed near the top of the results at the South Winn Invitational, held Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Calmar.

The Class 1A No. 3-ranked South Winn boys earned runner-up honors at their home meet with a respectable 43 points, behind only Class 3A No. 2-ranked Decorah with 19 points. The entire top-ten finishers were either Warrior or Viking runners.

Thu
12
Oct

Warriors put beat down on Cougars

 

Warrior senior Rodney Schwartzhoff lowers the boom as he runs over a Sumner-Fredericksburg defender during Friday night’s 40-0 win over the Cougars. Schwartzhoff rushed for 136 yards and four touchdowns in the game, which was shortened in the third quarter due to lightning. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors put beat down on Cougars

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek football team made it four straight wins Friday night as it shutout the Sumner-Fredericksburg 40-0 on the road.

With the rain falling all night and eventual lightning leading to a game that would be forfeited by the Cougars early in the third quarter, South Winn wasted no time in getting to work in all departments.

After kicking off to start the game, the South Winn defense quickly forced S-F to go three-and-out and punt the ball.

Wed
11
Oct

TigerHawks VB sweeps Bulldogs

 

With NFV head volleyball coach Bruce Ehler looking on, Macy Halverson gets one of her four digs During Tuesday’s (Oct. 3) Parents’ Night victory over MFL/MM. The senior added three kills in the three-game sweep. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawk VB sweeps Bulldogs

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The NFV volleyball team made quick work of visiting MFL/MM, Tuesday (Oct.3), sweeping the Bulldogs, 25-13, 25-15, and 25-10.

It was Senior Night in the gym, and NFV was able to start all seven of its seniors in the first set of their final home match.

NFV was tied a few times during the match, but never trailed during the night.

Wed
11
Oct

Cross country times continue to drop

 

The NFV cross country teams are successfully learning how to run in packs. Here, three   members of the girls’ team round a corner in recent action. The three TigerHawks (l-r) Callie Halverson, Gina Gibson, and Brynn Gamm finished 39th, 44th, and 11th, respectively, in Saturday’s meet in New Hampton. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Cross Country times continue to drop

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Last week at Jesup, NFV head coach Neal Bentley was pleased with how fast his cross country teams’ times were.

This week after the meet in New Hampton, he was absolutely ecstatic stating, “I can’t believe it, but this meet was even faster! Almost across-the-board our racers took a half or even a full minute off their prior PRs.”

Wed
11
Oct

NFV dominates, 56-6

 

Jace Burrow totes the ball for NFV through the driving rain that pelted fans and players throughout much of the first half, Friday, in West Union. Burrow ran for 202 yards in 17 carries, scoring twice in NFV’s 56-6 victory over Waterloo Columbus. (Jerry Wadian photos)

 

NFV dominates, 56-6

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

The weather may have been foul in northeast Iowa on Friday night, but the TigerHawk football team was almost perfect in a 56-6 rout of Waterloo Columbus on Parents’ Night in West Union.

Winds blew the rain across the field into the faces of the few loyal TigerHawk fans in attendance. However, the football players quickly brought smiles to those faces.

Columbus received and failed to convert on fourth down. In fact, it only gained one first down all night, none in the second half.

NFV was stopped on its first three plays, but on fourth down, Jace Burrow broke through the left side and raced 48 yards for a 7-0 lead with four minutes gone in the game.

The Sailors scored less than two minutes later when a TigerHawk runner, fighting for extra yards, had the ball pop out and land in the hands of oncoming defender, who never broke stride in going 76 yards for a TD. However, the PAT kick was blocked and NFV still led, 7-6.

After the ensuing kickoff, NFV used Dylan Muggler as its main weapon. The junior started the drive picking up three first downs on four consecutive rushes. Later, Muggler plowed in from the 7 to give the TigerHawks a 13-6 lead with 2:07 left in the opening quarter. 

NFV took just 47 seconds to score again as Lukas Olson picked off a pass and Muggler scored from the 15.

However, before the PAT could be attempted, the game was halted for over 20 minutes by lightning.

Wed
04
Oct

South Winn Volleyball remains perfect in UIC

South Winn Volleyball remains perfect in UIC

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Warrior volleyball team was busy last week, taking on MFL/MarMac Thursday and several area squads in tournament action in Charles City on Saturday.

MFL/MarMac

The South Winneshiek volleyball team picked up another victory on the road last week as the Warriors beat the MFL/MarMac Bulldogs, 3-1.

South Winn lost the first set by a score of 26-24, but it fired back with three straight victories, including wins by scores of 25-8, 25-21, and 25-21.

“We lost the first set, 24-26, but then rallied with a very convincing 25-8 win in the second,” said coach Glenna Munuswamy. “The girls really made a statement about who was the better team in the second set, and they were able to take control of the rest of the match.”

South Winn remains unbeaten in Upper Iowa Conference action as they prepare for the upcoming conference tournament.

“Our offense was balanced, which really helped us get the win,” added Munuswamy. “We love when all our players are getting good swings and being effective.”

Senior Jaden Schweinefus had a season-high 19 kills, while fellow seniors Tiffany Riehle (10) and Lexi Bohr (7) also had season-high performances in the kill department. 

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