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Wed
18
Sep

Devil football improving

Dalton Vick (24) makes one of his eight unassisted tackles in Friday’s loss to visiting Central City. The senior led the Devil defense as he has done all season. In three games, he has 19 solo tackles and has assisted on three other tackles. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Devil football improving

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

West Central lost a football game, 54-0 to 2-1 Central City, but the Devils looked better in many facets of the game.

“We definitely did some things better,” stated head coach Steve Milder. “We knew we’d have trouble scoring on them, but our offense was clicking better on the ground.”

WC was without Logan Westcott due to an injury and Aiden Nelson was ill most of the week, but he still managed to rush 19 times for 101 yards against the Wildcat’s very tough defense; he also caught two of the Devils’ five completed passes for another 23 yards. Brandon Cushion netted 43 yards on the ground with his 11 carries.

Wed
18
Sep

Volleyball sweeps 4 UIC foes

Alyssa Bohr slams home a kill Tuesday, Sept. 10, against South Winn. In two conference games last week, the sophomore delivered eight kills, 10 digs, 3 blocks, and was 15-17 serving with one ace. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Volleyball sweeps 4 UIC foes

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

NFV volleyball swept four UIC teams last week. The girls added two conference wins last week sweeping both South Win and Kee in three sets apiece. 

Over the weekend the TigerHawks went 2-4 at the Kepros tournament Saturday in Cresco. Both wins were over UIC teams, giving NFV four wins this week against teams in the conference.

The week opened Tuesday at home against South Winn. 

The TigerHawks won the opener in a 25-9 laugher, but had to fight for its life in the final two sets before winning, 25-23 and 25-21.

Wed
18
Sep

Dominant D + varied O = W

“We made a lot of very good open-field tackles,” stated NFV head football coach Justin Heins. Here, Kale Rodgers (51) and Zander Britt (73) help the S-F runner go airborne on one of the numerous big hits by the TigerHawk D. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Dominant D + varied O = W

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

A dominant defense and a varied offense helped NFV craft a workman-like 26-0 victory Friday in Sumner. 

  In terms of scoring, it was a close contest for most of the game, with a pair of fourth-quarter TDs giving the NFV a comfortable edge.

  However, the TigerHawks really controlled the game. The defense only allowed four first downs. Last year, Sumner-Fred only made three first downs in the Cougars, 26-22 victory, but big plays and NFV miscues led to the loss.

Wed
11
Sep

Warrior volleyball struggles

Warrior volleyball struggles

 

 

The South Winneshiek volleyball team continued its early season struggles last week as it dropped all three of its matches.

The Warriors opened the week Thursday evening as they hosted the Cadets of Crestwood in a non-conference matchup.

Crestwood took all three sets on the night by scores of 25-13, 25-22, and 25-18.

On Saturday, the Warriors traveled to New Hampton for tournament action.

SW opened against Tripoli, falling 21-8 and 21-12, before going on to lose to St. Ansgar, 21-8 and 21-13.

No individual player statistics or coach’s comments were available at press time.

The Warriors took on North Fayette Valley on Tuesday evening; however, results and statistics were unavailable at press time.

Next on tap for South Winn is a UIC match at Turkey Valley on Thursday, followed by matches against North Linn, Jesup, Alburnett, and Central on Saturday at the Jesup Tournament.

Wed
11
Sep

SW Cross Country competes at Charles City

South Winn senior Gabe Sadler runs hard during recent Warrior cross country action. During Thursday’s meet in Charles City, Sadler finished 36th in a time of 21:44. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

SW Cross Country competes at Charles City

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed at the Trent Smith Cross Country Invitational in Charles City on Thursday. 

Leading the way for the Warrior boys was senior Emmett Schwartzhoff who finished third overall in a time of 18:12. Not far behind him was Jamison Meyer who finished sixth in a time of 18:33.

Toby Conway finished 17th wih a time of 19:08, while Gabe Sadler was 36th (21:44) and Luke Davis was 52nd (23:12).

For the Warrior girls, only two athletes completed the varsity race as Emma Houdek placed 37th in a time of 26:27 and Leah Cullen was 44th in a time of 27:40.

Wed
11
Sep

Warriors tame Cougars with aerial attack

Carter Wenthold (1), Jaron Todd (33), and an unidentified defender work to bring down a Sumner-Fredericksburg runner during Friday night’s win. Todd had an impressive 13 tackles on defense while Wenthold made his mark known more so on offense with six catches for 123 yards and three touchdowns. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors tame Cougars with aerial attack

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The Warriors got just what the doctor ordered for them Friday night – a dominating performance and big win to get them back in the win column.

“I’m really proud of our entire program – players and coaches,” said Coach Jason Ohrt after his team’s 42-14 win over Sumner-Fredericksburg. “We had a challenging week and our kids had to face some adversity, but we came together and put together four quarters of solid football!”

The Warriors wasted no time in getting on the board as they forced the Cougars to go three-and-out on their first possession before getting the aerial attack started on offense.

Wed
11
Sep

TigerHawk runners cutting time

NFV cross country is really excelling at running in packs. As proof, it was three abreast as (l-r) Nathan Crooker, Peyton Halverson, and Davan Crooker sprint towards the finish line in recent action. Friday in Oelwein, the trio finished with in .05 seconds of each other as the TigerHawk boys earned fourth place in the 14-team field. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawk runners cutting time

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

NFV cross country’s third meet of the season was Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Oelwein, and head coach Neal Bentley was delighted, “with the growth shown in just a week. For the most part our runners set a new personal record (PR) or a season record (SR).” 

The girls placed a very respectable seventh in a field of 14 teams, many of which are Class 3A schools.

Wed
11
Sep

TigerHawk volleyball wins 1st

There were many happy faces Tuesday, Sept. 3, when NFV volleyball knocked off defending champion Central in four games on the Warriors home court. Here, TigerHawk players enjoy one of the team’s 16 ace serves. Celebrating are (l-r) Alyssa Bohr (9), Natasha Guether (20), Zaida Moore (1-behind Guenther), Tessa Halverson (13), Payten Lehmann (21), and Julie Mackey (11). (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawk volleyball wins 1st

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The NFV volleyball team not only opened the 2019 season with a win, but it also upended defending UIC champion Central/Elkader on the Warriors home court.

The win Tuesday, Sept. 3, gives new NFV volleyball coach, Jenny Lee her first victory as a varsity coach.

Game one was a real barnburner with neither team holding more than a four-point lead. The TigerHawks had a chance to put the game away with a 26-25 lead, but the home team rallied to score the final three points of the match for a 28-26 win.

The heartbreaking loss did not break this band of TigerHawks as the team swept the remaining three games, 25-18, 25-14, and 25-18.

Wed
11
Sep

Total team effort in 39-14 win

NFV compiled 475 yards of offense in Friday’s 39-14 win over Union. The big reason is the big boys up front. Here, Stryker Long (74) takes care of one Knight while Wyatt Streif (70) stops Union’s 335-pound nose tackle in his tracks. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Total team effort in 39-14 win

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

NFV earned its first victory of the season, 39-14, over Union on Friday in LaPorte City. The TigerHawks controlled the action, earning new head coach Justin Heins his first W as a varsity coach, 

“It was very much a total team effort,” stated Heins at the Coach’s Roundtable Saturday morning at Bank 1st

The offense ground out 334 yards rushing while the passing attack netted another 141 yards. Meanwhile, the defense held Union to 83 yards in the air and minus 32 yards on the ground, which meant the Knights were held to 51 yards of total offense! The negative yardage came on four tackles for loss and three sacks.

Wed
04
Sep

Warrior netters open season at Hudson

 

Warrior netters open season at Hudson

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The South Winneshiek volleyball team got its 2019 campaign started last week, but it didn’t go quite as hoped.

“We lost nearly an entire roster from last year and have been working to find the right fit for everyone on the court in a way that best fits our needs as a team,” said coach Glenna Munuswamy after losing to both Dunkerton and Hudson on Thursday. “While the scores don’t show a successful night, there were many great things that we saw and also things we could identify as areas that need work.”

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