Sports

Wed
11
Dec

SW grapplers 3rd at Davis Invitational

Warriors 170-pounder Tony Greve went 4-3 at the Chris Davis Invitational at Wapsie Valley on Saturday to take fourth place. The sophomore was one of two Warriors to have three pins in the tournament, joining classmate Lane Quandahl (145 pounds). (Marie Conway photo)

 

SW grapplers 3rd at Davis Invitational

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek wrestling team was on the mats for the first time this season on Saturday when the Warriors participated in the Chris Davis Invitational at Wapsie Valley.

“With 16 teams present, there were a lot of good wrestlers and I’m pretty excited that we were able to place nine of our 10 wrestlers in the top six of the tournament,” said coach Jacob Elsbernd after the event. “We had a lot of guys step up and wrestle through some tough matches to get big wins throughout the day. We are a really young team and we didn’t have our only senior (Logan Schnuelle) wrestling today, which is promising for the future.”

The Warriors took third place in the team standings, scoring 137 points and finishing above of traditional powers North Linn (fourth, 126.5 points) and Class 1A No. 10-ranked Eagle Grove (sixth, 100 points).

Leading the way for South Winn was sophomore 170-pounder Logan Hageman who took first place and recorded a pair of falls on the day. Hageman won a 12-9 decision over Waterloo Columbus’ Carson Hartz in the finals.

“Logan had a really good day,” said Elsbernd. “You could see his confidence continue to grow throughout the tournament).

Also having a good day was sophomore Phillip French who placed second at 120 pounds. French picked up a fall in the semifinals before falling to No. 4-ranked (113 pounds) Clayton McDonough of Central Springs.

Sam Conway (152 pounds) went 3-1 on the day to take third place, while No. 8-ranked (195 pounds) Damon Meyer jumped up to 220 pounds to go 3-1 and take third place. Meyer’s loss came in the semifinals as No. 10-ranked Teddy Behrends of Central Springs grinded out a 5-3 decision.

“This was a great tournament to begin the year with and after watching a lot of matches, we have a good idea of what we need to do to get better,” closed Coach Elsbernd. “We will be back in action on Thursday at Oelwein!”

On Saturday, the Warriors will host the South Winneshiek Invitational in Calmar. Teams that will be in attendance include Decorah, (Class 1A No. 5) Denver, GMLOS (Minnesota), New Hampton, North Fayette Valley, (Class 2A No. 3) Osage, Waukon, and (Class 2A No. 1) West Delaware.

Wed
11
Dec

NFV girls fall to #7 Crestwood, unbeaten Central

Sophomore forward Kenlin Schmitt battles for positioning during the TigerHawks’ heartbreaking 47-43 double overtime loss to Central. The loss drops the TigerHawks to 1-2 on the season with its other loss coming to Class 3A No. 7-ranked Crestwood on Thursday. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

NFV girls fall to #7 Crestwood, unbeaten Central

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The TigerHawk girls got off to a hot start this season, picking up a win over then-No. 7-ranked MFL/MarMac in its first game. Week two, however, presented a pair of tough matchups against Crestwood and Central that saw NFV drop to 1-2 on the season.

Crestwood

The TH girls hit the road Thursday night for their second consecutive matchup against a top 7-ranked team as they took on Class 3A No. 7 Crestwood.

“I thought we played really well after the first three minutes, but we had no answer for (Sharon) Goodman all night,” said coach Jim Calkins following the 67-44 loss. “I thought we played without fear, but we were intimidated by her presence.”

The Cadet senior was able to score 34 points, grab 15 rebounds, and block eight shots in the contest.

Crestwood was able to get out to an early lead in the game, putting the TigerHawks in a 21-11 deficit after the opening quarter. The Cadets added to their lead in the second, holding a 40-20 lead at the half.

NFV came out of the locker room with a spark in the third quarter, cutting the lead to 49-36, but the Class 3A squad was able to close out the game with a 67-44 final.

“Our girls played hard!” said a proud Coach Calkins. “It was good to see them and will help us in preparation for a tournament run later this season.”

Individual statistics for North Fayette Valley were unavailable at press time.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

1 2 3 4 Final

NFV 11 9 16 8 44

Cres 21 19 9 18 67

Individual statistics not available at press time.

Central

Wed
11
Dec

TigerHawk boys split in first action of the season

Ben Miller drives to the basket during NFV’s 64-48 win over Upper Iowa Conference for Central Elkader. The sophomore guard had seven points in with win. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

TigerHawk boys split in first action of the season

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The North Fayette Valley boys’ basketball team tipped off its season last week, taking on Class 3A Crestwood on the road on Thursday and then coming home to face off against Upper Iowa Conference opponent Central Elkader.

Crestwood

It was a perfect storm of obstacles that inhibited the TigerHawks in their season opener against the Cadets of Crestwood as injuries and early foul trouble prevented the team from playing the way it wanted to.

“We have three would-be starters out for this game with injuries and then two minutes into the game, our starting point guard Jonah Moore injured his ankle and was unable to return,” said head coach Matt Krambeer. “To add a bit more adversity, we had wo players pick up three early fouls in the first quarter and we had to go deep to our bench.”

Wed
11
Dec

TigerHawk bowlers drop season opener against Decorah

TigerHawk bowlers drop season opener against Decorah

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The NFV bowling teams got their seasons started Friday night at Lilac Lanes in West Union. Both the TigerHawk girls and boys fell to Decorah in the opener.

Girls

The NFV girls fell by a final of 2,221 to 1,750. The TigerHawks were led by Emily Guyer who bowled a 142 and 162 (304). Hailey Wurzer contributed a 126 and 156 (282), while Erika Woodson rolled a 98 and a 124 (222). Other TigerHawk competitors included Shelby Holden (64, 85, 14(, Sierra Kemp (64, 83, 147), and Riley Howes (74, 70, 144). 

The TigerHawk girls’ Baker scores were 134, 121, 137, 139, and 115.

Wed
11
Dec

TigerHawk wrestlers take on Jesup, Indee tourneys

TigerHawk wrestlers take on Jesup, Indee tourneys

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

TigerHawk wrestlers take on Jesup, Indee tourneys

By Zakary Kriener

North Fayette Valley got its wrestling season started with a pair of weekend tournaments, including the Jesup Tournament on Saturday and the Cliff Keen Independence Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Head coach Jacob Pedersen elected to send several wrestlers to Independence and several more experienced grapplers to the bigger tournament in Independence.

Jesup Tournament

At the Jesup Tournament, the TigerHawks were led by four runner-up finishers and a third-place finisher.

Nick Koch (106), Braeden Ellis (126), Derek Burger (145), and Alex Strief (152) each took second in their respective weight class, while Jesse Grimes (132) fought back to win his final match and take third place.

In the team standings, NFV was sixth with 161 points. Class 3A Waterloo West took first (283 points), followed by AGWSR (230) and North Tama (218).

TEAM RESULTS

1. Waterloo West, 283; 2. AGWSR, 230; 3. North Tama, 218; 4. Jesup, 184; 5. New Hampton-Turkey Valley, 179; 6. North Fayette Valley, 161; 7. Postville, 139; 8. West Branch, 72; 9. Osage, 0.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

106- Koch, 2nd- WBF over Philo (NH/TV), (3:15); lost 9-3 dec. to Gerbracht (AGWSR);   

126- Ellis, 2nd- won 15-2 MD over Bowles (AGWSR); LBF to Hughes (P); WBF over Alferink (Jesup), (3:16); won 15-4 MD over Talaska (WW);  

132- Grimes, 3rd- LBF to Nelson (NT); WBF over Marroquin (P), (5:59);  won 10-0 MD over Rings (NH/TV); WBF over Johnson (AGWSR), (4:19);   

138- Sparrgrove, 5th- LBF to Knight (WW); lost 16-1 TF to Rausch (NT); WBF over Keeler (WB), (3:31); won 11-5 dec. over Perez (P);  

145- Berger, 2nd- lost 11-7 dec. to Lanier (WW); WBF over Vandenburg (J), (1:56); WBF over Bradley (NT), (5:05);  

152- Strief, 2nd- WBF over Schmitt (NH/TV), (4:26); won 11-4 dec. over Gekpoah (WW); LBF to Krueger (J);  

285- Hernandez, 4th- LBF to Durnan (NH/TV); LBF to Burris (WW); WBF over Miller (AGWSR), (1:45); LBF to Bradley (NT).

Indee Tournament

The Cliff Keen Independence Invitational, which was held Friday and Saturday in nearby Independence, is one of the top wrestling tournaments in the Midwest. This year, teams from Iowa, Minnesota, Missoura, and Wisconsin were in attendance as some of the top athletes in the United States were in competition.

The TigerHawks sent four competitors to the tournament and were led by 11th-place finisher Kale Rodgers at 182 pounds and 12th-place finisher Levi Lauer at 132 pounds.

Joel Grimes (145 pounds) placed 17th, while Colton Schupbach (285 pounds) was 15th.

The team title went to Minnesota’s No. 1-ranked team in Class AA, Simley, as it scored 424 points. Class 1A No. 2-ranked Lisbon was second with 377 pounds, while Class 3A No. 3 Fort Dodge was third with 316.5 points.

TEAM RESULTS

(top 10+NFV only)

1. Simley (Minnesota)(Class AA No. 1), 424; 2. Lisbon, 377 (Class 1A No. 2); 3. Fort Dodge, 316.5 (Class 3A No. 3); 4. Christian Brothers College, 245.5 (Missouri); 5. Ankeny, 22 (Class 3A No. 5); 6. Linn-Mar, 228; 7. Independence, 215 (Class 2A No. 8); 8. Iowa City, West, 214 (Class 3A No. 4); 9. Solon, 210 (Class 2A No. 6); 10. Fennimore, 196.5 (Wisconsin) (Division 3 No 1); 32. North Fayette Valley, 36.

Wed
04
Dec

NFV girls knock off No. 7 Bulldogs

NFV junior Abby Reichter drives past a Bulldog defender during Thursday night’s big win over No. 7-ranked MFL/MarMac. Reichter had a team-high 14 points to lead the TigerHawks to a 36-34 win and 1-0 record to start the season. (Emily Koch photo)

 

NFV girls knock off No. 7 Bulldogs

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

What better way to start the 2019-2020 season than with an upset of the No. 7-ranked team in Class 2A? That’s exactly what North Fayette Valley was able to do Tuesday night (Nov. 26) as the TigerHawks took down MFL/MarMac, 36-34.

“(It was a) great team win!” said coach Jim Calkins after the victory. “I really feel good for the ladies. Jocelyn Kuker came up Clutch!”

Wed
06
Nov

Warriors run well at State Meet

Warrior front runners Jamie Meyer (816) and Emmett Schwartzhoff (818) led the way for the South Winn boys during Saturday’s State Meet in Fort Dodge. Meyer finished 26th in a time of 17:14.4 while Schwartzhoff was 31st in 17:24.2. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors run well at State Meet

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek cross country program ended its season on a strong note thanks to a fifth-place finish by Billie Wagner in the girls’ race and an eighth-place finish by the Warrior boys’ team at Saturday’s State Cross Country Meet in Fort Dodge.

Billie Wagner

“We were very pleased with the way our kids wrapped up the season/ Our goal is always to put ourselves in position to challenge for the best individual or team spot we are capable of getting on that day,” said co-coach Kevin Kearney. “That is exactly what we did this weekend. Everyone gave themselves an opportunity to compete with the groups they were capable of racing. We had many lifetime-best efforts as a result.”

The girls’ 1A race featured only one Warrior runner: freshman Billie Wagner. That Warrior freshman went on to post one of the best South Winn times at the State Meet in school history as her 19:02.6 (season best) earned her a fifth-place finish and All-State honors.

Wed
06
Nov

Bulldogs put an end to Warrior season

South Winn players Logan Hageman (22) and Collin Hageman (76) work to bring down an MFL/MarMac ball carrier during Friday night’s loss to the No. 2-ranked (RPI) Bulldogs. Logan had 4.5 tackles on the night while Collin had 3.5. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Bulldogs put an end to Warrior season

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winn football team saw its 2019 season come to an end Friday night in the opening round of the Class A Payoffs.

“Overall, I am proud of our kids getting our program back to the postseason,” said coach Jason Ohrt after the 60-24 loss. “At the end of the day, MFL(MarMac) was just a more physical and complete football team this season.”

Wed
06
Nov

Wapsie ends WC season

West Central’s Emma Michels bumps this ball to another Devil teammate in Thursday’s regional playoff game against Wapsie Valley. (Mike Thomas, Oelwein Daily Register photo)

 

Wapsie ends WC season

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

West Central’s volleyball season came to and Thursday in the Regional semifinal against Wapsie Valley in Fairbank. The scores were 18-25, 20-25, and 12-25.

Statistically, the game came down to Wapsie’s Stars vs. the Devil’s more team-orientated numbers.

The Warrior’s big hitter had 17 kills to just 20 for WC as a team; Bryleigh Rouse led the Devils with nine kills.

Wapsie had one girl with 43 assists, while Marlee squires had all 10 for WC. Carey Taylor had 15 of the Blue Devils 31 digs; the Warriors had 25 digs from one player.  

Wed
06
Nov

Nefzger to State Swim Meet

Maeley Nefzger

 

Nefzger to State Swim Meet

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

Clermont resident and NFV student-athlete Maeley Nefzger will be going to the State Swim Meet as part of the Decorah swim team.

At the recent Regional Meet, she was part of the 200 free relay that qualified for State.

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