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Wed
27
Jun

South Winn softball drops trio of games

 

South Winn sophomore Liz Tieskoetter attempts to lay down a bunt in recent Warrior softball action. With a week of games shortened by rain, the Warriors were only able to get two games in last week, losing to both West Central and Crestwood. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

South Winn softball drops trio of games

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

What was supposed to be a busy week of softball games for the South Winn girls turned into a short week as rain forced five games to be rescheduled for later dates. The Warriors did, however, manage to get in a pair of games on Monday, June 18, and a game on Tuesday, June 19, but they were defeated in all three contests.

Wed
27
Jun

Warriors win Houg Tournament

 

Senior Rodney Schwartzhoff and the Warrior baseball team continue to roll as they won the Jeff Houg Memorial Tournament championship on Saturday in Waukon and moved to 16-4 on the season. Schwartzhoff has been a key asset to South Winn while on base, as he currently has been successful on 28 of 28 stolen-base attempts. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors win Houg Tournament

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer

 

zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Warrior baseball team continued to add to its already impressive season record as it notched a pair of wins at the Jeff Houg Memorial Tournament in Waukon to improve to 16-4 on the season.

In the first game of Saturday’s tournament, the Warriors defeated Waukon by a score of 9-2 as Mason Elsbernd was credited with the win on the mound.

Wed
27
Jun

Blue Devils falter against rival Huskies

 

West Central freshman Bryleigh Rouse tags Naomi Goede at third base as she attempted to take third base on a hit to right field.  Chris DeBack photo

 

 

Blue Devils falter against rival Huskies

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

The West Central softball team lost a doubleheader to rival Oelwein, 8-4 and 5-4, on Friday, June 22. 

Rachel Walenceus pitched the first game for the Blue Devils, giving up one run in the first, two in the second, three in the third and one in the fourth.

West Central actually got off to a good start when Kenzie Squires smoked a home run over the left-field fence in the first inning. A couple batters later, Jalyn Brownell singled to right field to score Mary McDonough to make it 2-0. 

Wed
27
Jun

NFV softball 2, Rain 4

 

Pauline Clark hits a little blooper in recent action for one of her 11 hits in 17 at-bats this season. The TigerHawk sophomore started as a courtesy runner and now platoons in right field. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV softball 2, Rain 4

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The TigerHawk softball team won two games last week but lost four games to Mother Nature as doubleheaders against Kee and Turkey Valley were both postponed due to the weather.

The Kee game on Tuesday, June 19, was postponed by showers and was to be made up Tuesday, June 26.

Friday’s two contests were postponed due to field conditions at Turkey Valley. No makeup date has been announced. 

The TigerHawks’ only games of the week were Monday, June 18, against Postville, which is fielding its first team in eight years.

Wed
27
Jun

TigerHawk baseball splits in tourney

 

The A-P batter and bench look on in dismay as TigerHawk catcher Brooks Hovden caps a long run to snare this pop foul right in front of the NFV bench during the first game of the NFV Classic Saturday in West Union. (Kris Van Sickle photo) 

 

TigerHawk baseball splits in tourney

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

TigerHawk baseball split two games in its annual NFV Classic on Saturday, beating A-P, 6-3, but losing to seventh-ranked Beckman, 15-4.

NFV won the opener against A-P as Jordan Baumler singled twice and smashed a three-run homer in the first inning; in all, the junior drove in five runs.

Wed
20
Jun

South Winn baseball continues to roll to No. 8 ranking

 

Levi Lukes lays down a bunt during Saturday’s 10-7 loss to Class 3A No. 9-ranked Decorah. Despite the loss, the Warriors debuted in the Class 1A rankings this week at No. 8. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

South Winn baseball continues to roll to No. 8 ranking

 
 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winn baseball team, which debuted at No. 8 in the Class 1A week four rankings, had another strong week on the diamond. The team went 6-1 on the week, including 6-0 in UIC play, with its only loss coming to Class 3A No. 9-ranked Decorah.

Postville

The Warriors opened the week at home against Postville on Monday, June 11, with a pair of wins by a combined score of 21-1 over Postville.

In the first game, the Warriors were victorious, 9-0, with an effort that saw the red and white allow only two hits.

Rodney Schwartzhoff led the way for the South Winn offense as he went 2-4 with three RBI, while sophomore Noah Tieskoetter was equally as impressive on the mound, allowing no hits and striking out seven batters in four innings of work. Tieskoetter also managed a rare feat during his start as he was able to strike out four batters in a single inning due to a dropped strike-three call that allowed a batter to reach base.

Seth Greve earned the save as he struck out three batters in three innings.

After falling behind, 1-0, through an inning of the second game of the evening, the Warriors responded with a 10-run second inning as they managed a 12-1 victory over the Pirates.

Hunter Todd led the way on offense as he had a two-RBI double, while Austin Tieskoetter earned the win with a six-strikeout performance.

“Our pitching staff combined for 12 innings of one-run baseball, including 19 strikeouts and only one walk,” said Warrior coach Alex Smith. “Our pitching continues to develop, and it has been fun seeing the internal competition of a number of guys pushing each other to be better each time they take the mound.”

Wed
20
Jun

Warrior softball picks up pair of UIC wins

 

South Winn catcher Sierra Breitsprecher stares down a base runner during recent softball action. The Warrior senior leads the team in hits with 22 as the team currently sits at 9-7 overall. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior softball picks up pair of UIC wins

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winn softball team started its week out right with a two-game sweep of UIC foe Clayton Ridge, but it dropped two games later in the week to nonconference foes Sumner-Fredericksburg and New Hampton.

Wed
20
Jun

Lape winningest SB coach in UIC history

Bob Lape

 

Lape winningest SB coach in UIC history

 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

With the sweep (5-4 and 9-5) of Central/Elkader on Wednesday in West Union, NFV head coach Bob Lape became the winningest softball coach in Upper Iowa Conference history. 

Lape now has 616 wins, one more than MFL/MM Hall of Famer Roger Martin, whose son, Bill, was the news editor at The Union for many years.

Lape is in his 25th year at NFV and has only one losing season, his first when he took over a team that had lost 50 consecutive games over two years.

Wednesday’s historic victories did not come easily, despite the fact that the Warriors were winless on the season.

Wed
20
Jun

TigerHawks sweep Eagles

 

Second baseman Trey Darnall alertly covers home on this play as he tags out a Little Cyclone runner Wednesday in West Union. (Kris Van Sickle photo) 

 

TigerHawks sweep Eagles

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

NFV baseball started the week on the road, sweeping defending UIC champion Clayton Ridge/Elkader, 9-1 and 4-0.

The rest of the week saw the TigerHawks fall to three teams with winning records.

Wed
20
Jun

Softball wins 5 of 7

 

With the opposing pitcher looking on, the ball is almost in the fielder’s glove, but Marrah Burrack beats out this bunt single Wednesday against Central/Elkader. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Softball wins 5 of 7

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 While the big news in NFV softball was coach Bob Lape becoming the winningest coach in UIC softball history, the TigerHawk softball players were busy playing seven other games during the week, winning five of them to run their record to 12-7 on the season, including a 6-2 mark in the UIC. 

The week began Monday in Maynard, when NFV swept the Blue Devils, 9-4 and 17-9.

The TigerHawks struck early in game one, plating three runs on just one hit in the opening inning. Marrah Burrack’s infield single and a walk to Tatum Kahler was NFV’s only offense as three WC errors allowed NFV runners to score.

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