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Vikes near century mark in scoring

Thursday, February 22, 2024 9:08 am

Monday’s score was well above the Class 3A No. 1 Vikings’ average of 78.3 points per game as the Decorah boys’ basketball team handled West Delaware with ease in the Class 3A Substate 3 semifinals, 98-41.

Warriors’ comeback halted in OT

Thursday, February 22, 2024 9:07 am

Free throws can make or break a game, and the Warriors left at least 10 points off the board from the charity stripe Tuesday night in the Class 1A District 6 final. The South Winn boys basketball team made the short trip to Waukon to battle No. 10 Kee, coming up short 59-56 in overtime.

Decorah girls bow out in semifinals

Thursday, February 22, 2024 9:06 am

The amazing careers of four seniors came to an end Saturday night in the regional semifinals, held at Western Dubuque, 62-36.

N. Simon finalist for Ms. Dan Gable Wrestler of the Year

Thursday, February 22, 2024 9:06 am

Fareway Stores, Inc., IAwrestle, and Iowa Corn present the 2024 Dan Gable Ms. and Mr. Wrestler of the Year Awards in coordination with the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWCOA).

Two Vikes named All-District bowlers

Thursday, February 22, 2024 9:05 am

Decorah’s Jordan Sims and Brock Christensen have been named to the Class 2A East District first and second teams by the IGCA and Iowa High School Bowling Coaches Associations. In addition, head coach Keith Bruening received Coach of the Year honors.

Quartet represent Winn. Co. on podium

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 8:57 am

Four wrestlers put Winneshiek County on the map as they climbed the podium Saturday, Feb. 17, at the boys’ state wrestling championships. South Winn’s Collin Holm was the top finisher of the four in third place at 144 pounds in Class 1A. Decorah had three on the Class 2A podiums including Tommy Sexton at 190 pounds in fourth place, Mason Avila at 132 pounds in fifth and Gavin Knutson at 106 pounds in sixth.

Holm will be on the podium

Saturday, February 17, 2024 9:51 am

As a team, the South Winn boys’ wrestling team has earned 29 points and is currently 20th in the team standings.

Down to the wire, SW wins thriller in double OT

Friday, February 16, 2024 1:51 pm

Edgewood-Colesburg nearly took down a higher seed again in the postseason, after defeating Turkey Valley in overtime Monday night. This time, however, it was South Winn (15-8) who was the target in the Class 1A District 6 semifinal and the game ended in double overtime in the Warriors’ favor 65-60.

Landslide win for Viking girls

Friday, February 16, 2024 1:50 pm

One would have to go back to 2017 since Charles City won against the Decorah girls’ basketball team (15-7) and Wednesday night’s Class 4A Region 2 game was no exception to the rule as the Vikes defeated the Comets 70-15 at home.

Vikes close out regular season

Friday, February 16, 2024 1:49 pm

Hitting the road for the final time in the regular season, the Decorah boys’ basketball team (19-2) notched an 89-79 win over Mason City (5-16) Thursday night.

Knutson, Avila, Sexton headed to medal rounds

Friday, February 16, 2024 1:39 pm

Following Friday’s semifinal, fourth and fifth consolation rounds, the Viking trio of Gavin Knutson, Mason Avila and Tommy Sexton are headed to the medal rounds which will be held Saturday for all classes.

Holm reaches semifinals, two other Warriors still vying for medals

Friday, February 16, 2024 8:04 am

As a team, the South Winn boys’ wrestling team has garnered 29 points and are tied with Maquoketa Valley for 18th place in Class 2A. Meanwhile, senior Collin Holm is well on his way to the finals for the second year in a row, with three other Warriors still vying for a spot on the podium Friday night.

Sexton upsets top-ranked Sampson in quarterfinal

Thursday, February 15, 2024 3:03 pm

Day two wrapped up with a bang as Decorah’s 190-pound Tommy Sexton squared off with the top-ranked grappler, Brody Sampson of Ballard, coming out with a decision victory.
As a team, Decorah sits in sixth place with 41 points, tied with Roland-Story with four wrestlers living to see another day of action at the 2024 Boys State Wrestling Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Bowling teams set to return to state next week

Thursday, February 15, 2024 1:47 pm

A year removed from both girls and boys qualifying for state, the Decorah bowling teams have done it again in 2024.

A-P stops SW girls…again

Thursday, February 15, 2024 1:45 pm

For the third season in a row, it was Aplington-Parkersburg (18-4) hitting the brakes on the South Winn girls basketball team postseason run Tuesday, 61-22.

Ed-Co stuns Trojans in OT

Thursday, February 15, 2024 1:44 pm

In a tale of two very different halves, the Turkey Valley boys basketball team couldn’t finish Monday’s Class 1A District 12 game with a win, falling to Edgewood-Colesburg (5-18) at home 60-56 in overtime.

Holm, Timp to resume in championship bracket Thursday night

Thursday, February 15, 2024 8:38 am

Class 1A wrapped up day one at the 2024 Boys State Wrestling Meet Wednesday night with five South Winn wrestlers taking the mats, picking up 16 points in the seven-way tie for 15th place.

Two remain on track for title for Vikes

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 1:39 pm

Garnering 20 points in the first session of the Class 2A State Wrestling Championships Wednesday morning, the Decorah boys’ wrestling team sits in a tie for 12th with Ballard and has two grapplers still on track to earn a title.

Winneshiek Co. to be well-represented at state meet

Monday, February 12, 2024 12:53 pm

The big stage at Wells Fargo Arena will see 12 wrestlers from Winneshiek County vying for a state title.
When all was said and done Saturday, the Decorah boys’ wrestling team had qualified seven for the state meet tying for the most ever to represent the Vikings in Des Moines, while South Winn fans saw five earn state bids.
Next up, the opportunity to wrestle in front of the crowds at the state wrestling tournament, which runs Wednesday, Feb. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 17, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Vikes outstanding at state

Monday, February 12, 2024 12:51 pm

Four events had fans cheering for the Decorah boys’ swim team in Iowa City over the weekend as members competed in the state swim meet, posting season bests in all the events and improving on seedings.