Two games in two nights

Thursday, January 26, 2023 10:02 pm

It was a busy start to the week as the Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team (9-7, 7-5 UIC) played back-to-back nights facing Crestwood on the road Monday and recognizing its seniors Tuesday at home against West Central.

South Winn grapplers prep for UIC tourney

Thursday, January 26, 2023 10:02 pm

The South Winn wrestling team had a busy end to the regular season with a triangular at Central Springs Tuesday, going 1-1 for the night. The Warriors defeated North Butler-Clarksville 47-33 and fell to the host 51-21.
Against North Butler-Clarksville, the Warriors picked up five wins and received three forfeits. At 106 pounds, Jamison Zweibahmer picked up a fall over Weston Miller in 2:47. Landen Schnuelle turned Stroker Koop in 1:45 for the fall at 138 pounds and Lukas Weiss pinned Ryland Pitzenberger in 1:03 at 145 pounds. By an 18-1 tech fall, Kyle Kuboushek was the winner at 152 pounds over Samuel Martinez-Macias and Ray Lienau threw Weston Jensen at 220 pounds in 2:38. Receiving forfeits for South Winn were Aiden Feickert (113), Kaden Bullerman (160) and Parker Timp (195).

SW boys back on track with W

Thursday, January 26, 2023 10:00 pm

After dropping a close non-conference game to New Hampton Monday, the South Winn boys’ basketball team (9-6, 8-3 UIC) got back on track Tuesday with a win over Kee High at home.

Mixed results for Lady Warriors

Thursday, January 26, 2023 9:59 pm

There were highs and lows earlier this week for the South Winn girls’ basketball team (5-11, 5-7 UIC) with a suffocating loss to Class 3A New Hampton Monday and a Senior Night win over Kee High Tuesday.

Duwe breaks all-time girls’ scoring record

Thursday, January 26, 2023 9:59 pm

Stepping out of conference play, the Class 4A No. 6 Decorah girls’ basketball team extended its win streak to eight Tuesday night. The Vikes (15-2, 7-0 NEIC) traveled to Denver (6-11) and brought home a 71-54 victory. In addition, senior Bryar Duwe topped the girls’ basketball all-time scoring record of 1,310 points.
Decorah opened the night with a 25-14 lead first quarter advantage. In the second period, the Cyclones picked up some offensive momentum and narrowed the Vikes’ lead to 38-32 at the break. The Red and Blue did just enough in the second half to maintain their lead, outscoring the home team 13-10 in the third to carry a 51-42 lead into the final period. Both squads were on fire in the fourth, nearly matching point-for-point, but Decorah’s lead lifted the Vikings over Denver in the end.

Monona Free Throw Contest Sunday

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 9:53 pm

Knights of Columbus Council 8178 of Monona, will be hosting their annual free throw contest on Sunday, Jan. 29.

Viking girls second, SW seventh at Winter tourney

Monday, January 23, 2023 9:46 pm

Wrestlers from 16 schools took the mats for perhaps the final time in the regular season Saturday at the Decorah winter tournament. Among them were the hosts Lady Vikes who finished second with 236 points, five points behind Waverly-Shell Rock who tallied 241. The South Winn girls’ wrestling team also took part in the tournament and finished with 84 points in seventh place.

Lady Viking grapplers top Comets

Monday, January 23, 2023 9:45 pm

The Decorah girls’ wrestling team had a good finish to the dual season with a 45-18 win over Charles City Friday night on the road.
The Vikes picked up six wins and two forfeits for the night.
Kaitlyn Bjork started the pins at 115 pounds by throwing Tegan Cavanaugh in 5:01. At 130 pounds, Ashley Bjork threw Kylie Blunt in 47 seconds. In 1:28, Mairi Sessions pinned Nyssa Salinas at 155 pounds followed by Kamryn Steines turning Savannah Baldus in 1:13 for the fall at 170 pounds. Moving up a weight class, Naomi Simon threw Leah Stewart in 1:27 at 190 pounds.
Receiving forfeits were Chloe Sheffield (105) and Rorie Weidow (120).

Four solid quarters for SW girls

Monday, January 23, 2023 9:44 pm

It all came together Friday night at home for the South Winn girls’ basketball team as the Warriors (4-10, 4-7 UIC) defeated West Central (4-10, 2-8 UIC), 65-27.
A first quarter 12-3 lead set the stage for the big win for the Warriors. The gap opened to 30-11 by halftime as South Winn continued to pull away in the second half, outscoring the Blue Devils 35-17.
Two Warriors were in double figures with junior Josie Tieskoetter setting the pace with 18 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Karissa Wenthold put up 12 points to go with three steals. Freshman Ella Theis just missed the double-digit mark with nine points, along with six rebounds.

Trio of events bring home silver

Monday, January 23, 2023 9:43 pm

The Decorah boys’ swim team competed in a triangular meet Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Linn-Mar. The Vikes fell to Linn-Mar, 117-51, and to Iowa City City High, 104-62.
Decorah had three events finish second overall. The 200 medley relay started things strong. Isaac Knaack, Mason Cote, Simon Kutz and Dylan Hogan had a time of 1:45.57.
Knaack had a great time in the 50 freestyle, finishing second in 22.78 seconds, while Kutz posted a time of 59.53 seconds in the 100 butterfly for runner-up.
The 200 free relay earned the bronze. Quinn Baumann, Knaack, Kutz and Hogan touched the wall in 1:33.66.

Keglers win dogfight at Forest City

Monday, January 23, 2023 9:43 pm

Keeping the perfect season in sights, Friday’s match between the Decorah boys’ bowling team and Forest City came down to less than 100 pins. When the final ball was rolled down the lane it was the Vikes coming out on top 2,676 to 2,567.
Off to a shaky start in the individual shooting, Decorah began with a 1,783 as a team and needed big baker games to secure the win. Baker games for the varsity boys were 179, 156, 198, 169 and 191. Anchoring the bakers was senior Easton Luzum.

Lady Vikes hammer Cadets, 72-34

Monday, January 23, 2023 9:42 pm

Keeping its Northeast Iowa Conference record perfect, the Decorah girls’ basketball team (14-2, 7-0 NEIC) downed Crestwood (6-9, 1-6 NEIC) on the road, 72-34, Friday night.
The Vikes came out on fire with a 19-12 advantage after the first eight minutes of play. In the second period, Decorah more than doubled its lead by outscoring the Cadets 19-5 for a 38-17 lead at the break. It was another 19-point period in the third for the visitors for a 57-28 gap with eight minutes left to play.

Vikes shut down Cadets in NEIC action

Monday, January 23, 2023 9:41 pm

Despite trailing in the first quarter, the Decorah boys’ basketball team (8-5, 4-3 NEIC) came out on top of Crestwood (10-5, 2-5 NEIC) Friday night, 85-57, in Cresco.
The Cadets pulled out front of the Vikings 16-15 after the first quarter but would never lead again as Decorah’s offense came together in the second. By halftime, the Vikes had opened up a 37-17 advantage that would hold throughout the second half.

Decorah matmen find success on the mats

Monday, January 23, 2023 9:40 pm

Competing back-to-back days, the Decorah wrestling team picked up a NEIC win over Charles City and two wins at a dual tournament at Center Point-Urbana Saturday to close out last week.

Slow start turns into big win for SW

Monday, January 23, 2023 9:39 pm

In its lone contest of the week, the South Winn boys’ basketball team (8-5, 7-3 UIC) found itself down early to West Central (2-12, 0-10 UIC) Friday night and dug out of a hole to win at home, 65-46.
The visiting Blue Devils set the pace in the first quarter to take a 13-10 lead. It was time for the Warriors to go to work in the second period, and they did. By halftime, South Winn was on top 32-24. Midway through the third, the Warriors were once again locked in a tight match before pulling away again to lead 51-35 with eight minutes to play.

Trojan comeback falls short against Bulldogs

Monday, January 23, 2023 9:38 pm

Friday’s game plan didn’t go as planned as the Turkey Valley girls’ basketball team (11-5, 11-2 UIC) suffered its second conference loss of the season to MFL MarMac (10-5, 8-3 UIC) in Monona, 52-46.
It was off to a good start for the Trojans with a slim 11-10 lead after the first quarter that soon went away in the second period as the Bulldogs took the reins 24-23 at halftime. A 20-point Bulldog third quarter left the Trojans trailing 44-33 and put Turkey Valley in a hole that the Trojans had to scratch away in the fourth. In the final stanza, Turkey Valley was back within three, 44-41, with 5:17 left to play and was two points back, 48-46, but was left scoreless in the final 3:50.

Offensive slump hurts Trojans

Monday, January 23, 2023 9:37 pm

A night with just 32 points wasn’t enough for the Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team on the road as the Trojans (8-6, 6-5 UIC) fell to MFL MarMac (14-1, 10-0), 89-32.
Quick Bulldogs hands kept the Trojans from setting up their offense in the first quarter as MFL MarMac quickly pulled out to a 28-10 lead. TV was held to just two points in the second period and the Bulldogs carried a 56-12 advantage into the locker room. The Trojans put up more points in the second half but were never able to make a dent in the Bulldog lead.

Warrior girls finish seventh at Oelwein, earn pair of UIC wins

Monday, January 16, 2023 10:13 pm

It was a busy week for the South Winn girls’ wrestling team last week with a home meet Tuesday, a pair of road wins Thursday and a tournament in Oelwein Saturday.

Two solid quarters push TV girls over Warriors

Monday, January 16, 2023 9:28 pm

The difference winning and losing between the South Winn girls’ basketball team (3-10, 3-7 UIC) and Turkey Valley (10-4, 10-1 UIC) was the second and third quarters as the Trojans defeated the Warriors, 37-28, Friday night in Calmar.
The Trojans struck first but it was an 8-0 run for the middle part of the first quarter that lifted the Warriors to a 10-8 lead with eight minutes in the books. Both squads had numerous missed offensive opportunities in the second quarter with South Winn facing a scoring drought throughout the first seven and half minutes. A trey by Josie Tieskoetter finally gave the Warriors its three points in the second as TV took an 18-13 lead into the locker room.

Trojans win battle in Calmar

Monday, January 16, 2023 9:25 pm

Looking to avenge a one-point loss from December, the South Winn boys’ basketball team (7-5, 6-3 UIC) had its hands full as the Warriors hosted Turkey Valley boys’ (8-4, 6-3 UIC) Friday night. In the end, the Warriors came up short again, 63-57.
The pace was a quick one in the first period and Caleb Kurtenbach came off the bench to ignite the Trojans with seven points as TV led 13-10 after the first quarter. In the second, South Winn took a turn with the momentum that began with a one-and-one by Dawson Wenthold. Add in a pair of Braiden Todd baskets and one by Carson Wenthold and the game was all tied up at 14 with 4:36 left to play in the first half. Then the pendulum swung back to Turkey Valley as the Trojans went on a 7-2 run to close out the frame to lead 25-20.