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Wed
06
Nov

TigerHawks 13th at State XC

The NFV boy’s cross country team bands together for one last group shot after finishing 13th that the State Cross Country Meet Saturday in Fort Dodge. With only Weller Clark graduating, the boys should be having lots of fun together next season, with another run at state a strong possibility. The 2019 boy’s team consisted of (front, l-r) alternates Leo Phan and Caleb Zurbriggen, Nathan Crooker and Weller Clark; (back) Davan Crooker, Korbin Yauk, Nathan Jensen, Ben Miller, and Peyton Halverson. (submitted photo)

 

TigerHawks 13th at State XC

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

With sophomore Ben Miller leading the charge, the NFV boy’s cross country team placed 13th at the 2019 State cross country Meet Saturday in Fort Dodge.

While the school has sent teams and runners to state cross country meets in the past, this is the first team to go representing North Fayette Valley.

Miller finished 31st during his second consecutive appearance in Fort Dodge with a personal-best time of 17:37.27.

Wed
30
Oct

Warrior boys, Wagner punch tickets to State

South Winn freshman Billie Wagner cruised to a first-place finish at last week’s State Qualifying Meet in Cedar Falls. Wagner finished the race in 19:28. 

 

Warrior boys, Wagner punch tickets to State

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

It was a strong showing for the Warriors Thursday afternoon at the Class 1A State Qualifying Meet in Cedar Falls as both the South Winneshiek boys’ team and freshman Billie Wagner punched their tickets to the 2019 State Meet.

The event, which was held at Birdsall Park, featured 27 teams from around northeast Iowa with the top three overall teams and top 15 individuals earnings a spot in the State Meet on Saturday in Fort Dodge.

Wed
30
Oct

SW silences Knights, advances to Playoffs

South Winn's Cael Kuboushek leaves a pair of Newman defenders in the dust during the first quarter of Friday night's win over the Knights. Kuboushek had six catches on the night for 81 yards (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW silences Knights, advances to Playoffs

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The Warrior football team closed out the 2019 regular season with a bang and is now off to the playoffs! South Winneshiek traveled west to Mason City, Newman on Friday night where it handed the 2018 District champion Knights a 50-19 loss.

“This victory clinches a playoff spot for our team,” said coach Jason Ohrt after the win. “I am proud of how our kids have performed over the course of the season.”

The Warriors started the scoring midway through the first quarter when Jaron Todd rushed for a short, 1-yard touchdown to put South Winn up 8-0.

Wed
30
Oct

SW VB loses to tough Ed-Co team

SW VB loses to tough Ed-Co team

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The South Winneshiek volleyball team saw its season come to an end Monday evening in the second round of the playoffs.

The Warriors were defeated by a strong Edgewood-Colesburg team, 3-0. The Vikings picked up wins of 25-17, 25-22, and 25-13 to advance in the Class 1A Region 6 bracket. Ed-Co will take on Tripoli for a shot at the Regional championship against either Wapsie Valley or West Central.

 

 
Wed
30
Oct

Marlee Squires leads WC over Pirates

West Central’s Marlee Squires (3) drives one across the net in Tuesday’s (Oct. 22) opening round playoff game against East Buchanan in Winthrop. The junior had a monster night with 14 kills, 20 assists, 13 digs, and one ace in the four-set victory. The Devils played round two on Monday, Oct. 28, against Don Bosco; results of that contest will be in next week’s Leader. (Mike Thomas photo, Oelwein Dailey Register).   

Marlee Squires leads WC over Pirates

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The Class 1A Region 6 volleyball match between host East Buchanan and West Central turned into the Marlee Squires show as she helped the Devils to a 3-1 victory. With the win, the Blue Devils move on to play Don Bosco, 17-16, Monday Oct. 28, in Winthrop.

The Pirates had only won four games all season, but gave WC a tough match before the Devils won, 25-20, 15-25, 25-21, and 15-13.

Squires had a fantastic night, leading both squads in kills with 14, and assists with 20. The junior also tied teammates Carey Taylor and Bryleigh Rouse for the squad lead in digs with 13. Squires and Rouse combined for a 29-33-night serving with an ace apiece.

Wed
30
Oct

Early turnovers doom Devils

Early turnovers doom Devils

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

West Central knew playing at Easton Valley, home of the highest-scoring high school team in Iowa, was a tough assignment, but four first-quarter turnovers made the job impossible.

The River Hawks jumped on the Devils for six TDs in the first 12 minutes on their way to a 73-6 win.

According to head coach Steve Milder, “We played hard, but those turnovers made the score lopsided. We were able to generate some offense over the last three quarters.”

Wed
30
Oct

VB goes down in 5 sets

Alyssa Bohr serves one up Wednesday Oct. 23, in Jesup. The TigerHawk sophomore made eight kills and had 10 digs while going 10-10 for an ace in the Class 3A regional contest. (Mike Thomas, Oelwein Daily Register photo)

 

VB goes down in 5 sets

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

NFV volleyball was eliminated in round one of the Class 3A regional playoffs to Jesup, but the TigerHawks went down swinging taking the J-Hawks to five sets. 

Playing in Jesup, the hosts got off to a quick 2-0 start, winning, 25-20 and 25-18. 

Just when it looked like an easy night, NFV got hot, taking the next two sets, 25-20 and 25-18.

“We stepped up the passing and were able to run the offense more in those two sets,” explained head coach Jenny Lee. 

Wed
30
Oct

Boys 2nd at SQM; Miller 15th

After finishing second at last Thursday’s State Qualifying Meet in West Union, the NFV boy’s cross country team is going run at the State Meet Saturday in Fort Dodge. Posing in front of the banner they won Thursday in West Union are (front, l-r) Leo Phan and Weller Clark (back) head coach Neal Bentley, Caleb Zurbriggen, Ben Miller, Peyton Halverson, Nathan Crooker, David Crooker, Korbin Yount, Nathan Jensen, and assistant coaches Rachael Strong and Jon Kullen. (Jerry Wadian photto)

 

Boys 2nd at SQM; Miller 15th

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

It was a good day for the NFV boys' cross country team as the TigerHawks jumped over two ranked teams to finish second and qualified to run at the State Cross country Meet Saturday in Fort Dodge.

In addition, Ben Miller put on a real burst over the final 150 yards to finish 15th overall, so he will also compete Saturday as an individual.

Top-ranked Tipton dominated, finishing 1,4,6,7,8,9 for 26 team points.

NFV used its depth to advantage. Miller led the way, but Davan and Nathan Crooker and Peyton Halverson, as they’ve done all season, ran in a tight pack, finishing 18, 19, and 20, respectively. Weller Clark, running in his first race in over two weeks, finished 44th despite significant back spasm pain, to give the TigerHawks 116 points.

  That was enough to edge sixth-ranked Camanche, who finished with 123. Waukon and Crestwood were also ranked, but finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Head coach Neal Bentley said afterwards, “A team qualifies only when every runner puts forth their top effort. Five of our seven runners set personal-best times, including the pack of the Crookers twins and Halverson.”

The girls faced a very tough field as they finished eighth as a team. Starmont won with Waukon and Tipton taking second and third, respectively.

“The girls battled hard and it was neat to see them finish the season on their home course,” Bentley stated. 

Wed
30
Oct

Turnovers, missed tackles doom TigerHawks

Lukas Lau (28) scores the first touchdown of the second half Friday as the junior wins the foot race for a 15-yard score. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Turnovers, missed tackles doom TigerHawks

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

Last week when NFV head football coach Justin Heins previewed Friday’s game against Waukon he observed, “We have to control the ball, force some turnovers and not turn the ball over ourselves.”

 None of that happened during a disastrous first half as the Indians blew out to a 50-8 halftime lead.  

To their credit, the TigerHawks came back in the final 24 minutes to make it interesting before falling, 56-36. 

In the process, NFV scored more points than the two teams who scored the most points  (Crestwood, 21 and Oelwein, 14) against Waukon put together. Of course, the TigerHawks did most of its damage after the Indians played second stringers over the final 24 minutes.

 The first half was a nightmare as the TigerHawks lost two fumbles and were intercepted once. In all, NFV had lost four of six fumbles to go with the pick.

Wed
23
Oct

SW VB falls in final two games of season

South Winneshiek junior Madison Kriener goes up for a kill attempt during a recent Warrior volleyball game. The Warriors ended the 2019 regular season last week with a 2-25. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW VB falls in final two games of season

 

Zakary Kriener

 

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

South Winneshiek saw its 2019 volleyball regular season come to an end last week with a pair of Upper Iowa Conference losses.

The Warriors will end the season with a 2-25 mark after losing to Clayton Ridge and Postville.

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