Sports

Wed
04
Sep

Warriors run at Ed-Co Invite

Jamison Meyer runs hard during South Winn’s first cross country meet of the season, held last week at Woods Edge Golf Course in Edgewood. The junior runner placed fourth overall with a time of 18:46, helping the Warrior boys take first place in the varsity race. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Warriors run at Ed-Co Invite

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek boys’ and girls’ cross country teams got their seasons started Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the 6th annual Ed-Co Invitational.

The Warrior boys rung in the new school year with a big win as the team scored an impressive 33 points in the race.

With three of the top four finishers wearing South Winn red, the team won by a significant margin over runner up Jesup (62). Starmont (77) placed third, followed by North Fayette Valley (93) in fourth and Sumner-Fredericksburg (121) in fifth.

Wed
04
Sep

Warriors stumble against Bulldogs

South Winn junior Cael Kuboushek (2) heads up field as teammate Collin Wiltgen looks to make a block during Friday night’s season opener against MFL/MarMac. Kuboushek finished the game with a team-high 79 receiving yards. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors stumble against Bulldogs

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winn football team kicked off its 2019 season on Friday night as the Warriors took on the MFL/MarMac Bulldogs on the road. The game started well for South Winn, but the Bulldogs answered in a big way as the Warriors fell, 44-28.

“We came out with a balanced offensive attack that played well enough to win the game,” said coach Jason Ohrt after the tough loss. “Defensively, we struggled to consistently recognize MFL/s blocking schemes and there were too many missed tackles.”

The Warriors received the game opening kickoff and ensued to drive the length of the field and capitalized with a 1-yard rushing touchdown to take a 6-0 lead.

Wed
04
Sep

NFV cross country opens season

The NFV girls started its cross country season Tuesday, Aug. 25, in Edgewood. Here the varsity girls set out on the long 3.1-mile journey. The varsity girls are (l-r) Brynn Gamm, Lexi Steffens Rachael Bushman (behind Steffens), Ava Schupbach, Gina Gibson and Taylor Ney. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV Cross country opens season

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

NFV opened the 2019 cross country season Tuesday, Aug. 27, with the Ed-Co invitational in Edgewood.

Thursday, Aug. 29, the TigerHawks competed at the Early Bird Invitational in Charles City.

The meet at Edgewood began with a bright sun, but a lone black cloud blew over the course as the JV boy’s were about 1.5 miles along in their race. Thunder and heavy rain forced the cancellation of the race.

However, the cloud passed by Edgewood in a relative hurry and the varsity races were able to take place. 

The boy’s finished fourth in the eight-team field; there were also two other schools without enough runners for a full team. South Winn, Jesup and Starmont were the three schools ahead of NFV.

Wed
04
Sep

NFV leads at half; loses 18-7

NFV’s Kole Johnson stiff-arms a WSR defender during an eight-yard run Friday in West Union. The TigerHawk QB ran for 60 yards, passed for another 23, but missed most of the second half with leg cramps, as did six or seven other NFV players. (Jerry Wadian photos)

 

NFV leads at half; loses 18-7

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

After Friday’s opening football game against Waverly-Shell Rock, new head football coach Justin Heins said, “I just wanted to see the team compete!  And, I think we did.  Our first goal was to get to half time in good position because the last couple years we didn’t play well early on and they were able to pull away.” 

The TigerHawks were indeed competitive taking a 7-0 lead at the halftime break.

However, the game got away from NFV in the second half as WSR used its mammoth front line to run to an 18-7 win.

The first twelve minutes were consumed by three drives, none of which resulted in a score.

The TigerHawks opened the game on its own 22 and took it to the bigger Go-Hawks using 15 plays to drive to the WSR 18, before stopping themselves with penalties. 

Waverly used six plays to drive into NFV territory, but Zach Robrock recovered a Go-Hawk fumble on the 28.

Once again, the TigerHawks controlled the game, driving into Go-Hawk territory but turned the ball over on downs thanks to back-to-back penalties.

The visitors then went three-and-out and a high snap, coupled with pressure by Kole Johnson forced the Go-Hawk punter into shanking the ball and NFV got possession on its own 46.

This time the TigerHawks would not be denied as it ran a 13-play drive to the house for a 7-0 lead.

Wed
21
Aug

Kuker new SB coach

Bent Kuker

 

Kuker new SB coach

 

  NFV assistant softball coach Brent Kuker has been elevated to the head coaching position. 

Principal Todd Wolverton stated, “Mr. Kuker has been a very good assistant for a few years; he knows the team members, and has done excellent work with the younger players.”

Wed
21
Aug

Fall teams to open sports season

Fall teams to open sports season

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The NFV cross country team will kick off the 2019-2020 sports season at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27 in Edgewood. 

The TigerHawks will be one of 14 teams at the first big meet of the season. Among the teams attending are UIC foes Central/Elkader, Kee, Postville, South Winn, and Turkey Valley.

Last year both the NFV boy’s varsity and JV teams finished second. The varsity lost to SW by a mere eight points and the JV to C/E by only two points.

The girl’s, led by Brynn Gamm’s 10th-place finish, finished seventh; they did not field a JV team.

The other fall sports will be close behind the cross country opening meet.

Football will begin its season on Friday, Aug. 30 when it hosts Class 3A Waverly-Shell Rock.  

Wed
21
Aug

Sports Drink Scrimmage Friday at MV

NFV’ Intra squad scrimmage Saturday saw some highlight reel plays. Here, Seth Meyer leaps high into the air to deflect a pass from Kole Johnson. However, expectant starters Isaiah Corbin (78) and Jackson Blue (74) are doing a good job at digging in and keeping their opponents away from the action. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Sports Drink Scrimmage Friday at MV

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The NFV football team will be on display Friday night in Delhi as the annual Sports Drink Scrimmage goes on the road to Maq. Valley.

  Admission is still a bottle of any kind of sports drink that is so necessary for hydration, especially early in the season. The two teams will split the proceeds.

  New NFV head coach Justin Heins said, “We’re really excited about this because it gives our young team a chance to gain experience against a team that we know nothing about. It also gives us a chance to test some new schemes as well as test some people at new positions before the season gets started.”

Wed
14
Aug

Sports Drink Scrimmage to change

Sports Drink Scrimmage to change

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The annual sports Drink scrimmage that is the firsts public showcase for NFV football will still happen, but there will be some significant changes.

It will not be held in West Union. Rather, new head coach Justin Heins has scheduled a competitive scrimmage with Maq. Valley in Delhi. 

Wed
17
Jul

Warrior SB splits postseason games

South Winn sophomore Mary Frana slides safely into second base during last week’s win over Tripoli. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior SB splits postseason games

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek softball team got its 2019 postseason started with a win in the Class 1A Region 7 tournament on Monday, July 8.

The Warriors hosted the Tripoli Panthers and controlled the game from beginning to end, earning a decisive 13-1 win.

The Warriors scored four runs in each of the first two innings and then five runs in the third inning to end the game after only three.

Wed
17
Jul

Warrior baseball remains red-hot!

South Winn sophomore Ethan Luzum has continued to be strong on the mound this season for the Warriors as he picked up win number nine on the season last week against NFV. Luzum struck out nine batters while allowing only a single earned run. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior baseball remains red-hot!

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek baseball team continued its strong season as it closed out the 2019 regular season and officially began postseason play.

North Fayette Valley

The Warriors opened the week Monday, July 8, with a non-conference win over North Fayette Valley by a score of 7-1.

“After almost a week off, I felt we were a bit sluggish offensively in the game,” assessed coach Alex Smith after the win. “Our pitching and defense continue to be a strength and we were able to capitalize late in the game offensively to secure the win.”

The Warriors were led by sophomore Jacob Herold who plated two runs in a pinch hitting spot. Sophomore Cael Kuboushek also had a stellar day that included three doubles and a pair of stolen bases. Noah Tieskoetter also added to his total number of stolen bases as he had four and currently sits at 51 on the season, the second most among all classes.

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