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Wed
30
Aug

SW stumbles out of the gater

 

Senior quarterback Hunter Todd scrambles for yardage during Friday’s 27-8 loss to the Wapsie Valley Warriors. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW stumbles out of the gate

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

The South Winneshiek football team, ranked No. 8 in Class 1A in the preseason, struggled to get things going as it kicked off its 2017 season Friday night against Wapsie Valley at Upper Iowa University in Fayette.

While the Warriors were able to move the ball steadily in the opening quarter, neither team was able to find the scoreboard.

Wed
30
Aug

Volleyball surprised at Elkader

 

As Marin Ehler (left) looks on, NFV middle hitter Claire Hanson spikes this ball past a Central defender Thursday in Elkader. The TigerHawks were upset in four sets. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Volleyball surprised at Elkader

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

It was a long evening for the NFV volleyball squad Thursday in Elkader as the Warriors pulled off the upset, 25-21, 17-25, 12-25, 13-25.

The TigerHawks started strong in game one with their taller line at the net consistently getting kills.

Wed
30
Aug

Douglas, Gamm lead NFV cross country

 

Chandler Douglas (570) is off to a strong start in the Fourth Annual Ed-Co Invitational Tuesday, Aug. 22, in Edgewood. The NFV junior finished third overall in a time of 17:43. However, since neither of the two runners in front of him represented schools without full teams, Douglas earned first-place points in the team scores. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Douglas, Gamm lead NFV cross country

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

NFV kicked off the cross country season Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Fourth Annual Ed-Co Invitational in Edgewood.

Wed
30
Aug

Big plays, turnovers cripple TigerHawks

 

Dylan Muggler (12) races downfield well ahead of the Viking defender on his way to catching a perfect pass from NFV QB Brooks Hovden. Muggler hauled it in and raced untouched to the end zone for a 59-yard scoring strike. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Big plays, turnovers cripple TigerHawks

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The scoreboard read Decorah 31, NFV 6, but that did not indicate how close the game really was.

The visiting Vikings scored three times on runs of 21, 62, and 49 yards. That total of 132 yards was over half of Decorah’s total rushing yards.

Wed
16
Aug

WC Blue Devils to open season Friday night

 

The West Central Blue Devils football team will open its season at 7 p.m. Friday night, Aug. 18, with a week zero battle against the Springville Orioles. At halftime, West Central will recognize teams that made it to the Iowa State Football Championship game, including the 1997 state champion Blue Devils that went 13-0. Seniors opening play for the Blue Devils this season are (l-r) Adam Michels, Ty Ingels and Collin Kime. 

Chris DeBack photo

 
Wed
16
Aug

NFV Sports Drink Scrimmage Thursday

NFV Sports Drink Scrimmage Thursday

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The 2017 TigerHawk football team will be on display for the first time at the annual Sports Drink Scrimmage on Thursday. 

NFV fans can get a glimpse of their team by bringing a bottle of any kind of sports drink. These drinks are vital for the players’ hydration, especially early in the season. 

The big night of football will kick off at 7 p.m. with the freshmen and sophomores showing their potential. 

The varsity scrimmage showcasing the 2017 TigerHawks will begin at 8 p.m.

The regular season kicks off Friday, Aug. 25, at 7:30 p.m. as Class 3A Decorah visits West Union in a nondistrict match. Last year in Decorah, NFV beat the Vikings, 28-7.

Wed
16
Aug

Archers arriving Friday

 

Be careful walking in the woods at Volga River Recreation Area (VRRA) this weekend You never know what might be there – like this elephant “hiding “ in the bushes. Obviously, it is not a live pachyderm, but one of the 100 3-D targets being used in the Rinehart R100 Archery Tour this Friday through Sunday at Lookout Peak. The event is open to the general public at no fee. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Archers arriving Friday

 

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

Friday through Sunday the Volga River Recreation Area (VRRA) will be a beehive of activity. In addition to all of the normal weekend users of the area, the Rinehart R100 Archery Tour will be at Lookout Peak using the newly christened Don Avenson Archery Course for its third annual competition.

Sponsored by Echo Valley Archers (EVA), the tour has brought over 600 people to northeast Iowa in each of the past two years. This year, EVA hopes to draw as many as 700 or even 800 over the course of the three-day event.

The tour includes two one-mile loops for a total of 100 3-D targets. There is a full-size giraffe, half-size elephant, and new this year, a full-size lion.

Thu
10
Aug

Sports Drink Scrimmage Aug. 17

 

 

Sports Drink Scrimmage Aug. 17

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Football camp is over and the first days of practice have begun.

Thus, the first NFV football scrimmages will be held over the next eight days.

The first scrimmage will be Saturday after the squad finishes its first full week of practice. It will take place on the practice football field and is open to the general public.

The freshmen and JV will start the day at 8:30 a.m., with the varsity scrimmage beginning at 10 a.m. You may bring your own lawn chairs.

The 2017 version of TigerHawk football will be on display at the annual Sports Drink Scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 17. 

Wed
26
Jul

Swimmers 4th at Conference Meet

 

Decklyn Heins flashes through the water, his hand little more than a blur as the West Union swimmer competed in the final home meet of the season Tuesday, July 18, in West Union. At Saturday’s Conference Meet, Heins used this form to win the 50 freestyle. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Swimmers 4th at Conference Meet

 

 

The West Union swim team finished fourth at the Conference Meet on Saturday in Strawberry Point.

The boys finished the season on a high note, placing second at Saturday’s meet.

Among the quality efforts of the runners-up, were the 15-and-up medley relay of Matt Appler, Mariah Wettleson, Justin Kueker, and Faith   Johnston (third), and the 13-14 medley relay of Nick Koch, Hunter Kent-Thomas, Aiden Nelson and Sam Thomas (fourth). 

Wed
19
Jul

Season ends at hands of #1 New Hampton

 

Warrior junior Hunter Todd fires to first base after fielding an infield grounder during recent Warrior baseball action. Todd had a double and two RBI in South Winn’s 8-2 win over Central Springs last week. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Season ends at hands of #1 New Hampton

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The top-ranked New Hampton Chickasaws hosted the Warriors Saturday night for the Class 2A District 5 championship game and wasted no time in getting to work.

The Chickasaws scored a pair of runs in the first and four more in the second inning to jump out to a 6-0 early lead.

In the top of the third inning, however, South Winn was able to get on the scoreboard as they plated a pair of runs to draw closer.

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