Decorah keglers top Oelwein to remain undefeated

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 2:37 pm

With a pair of victories over Oelwein Friday, the Decorah girls’ and boys’ bowling teams kept their perfect season intact at 3-0.
On demanding lane conditions, the Viking boys took on a veteran Oelwein squad and came away with the win 2,607 over Oelwein’s 2,376. Baker scores were 194, 161, 169, 177 and 174.

No. 7 Viking girls pound Comets

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 2:36 pm

It was a pair of offensive explosions for the Class 4A No. 7 Decorah girls’ basketball team (5-1, 1-0 NEIC) as the Vikings defeated Charles City Friday night and Chatfield Saturday.

Decorah boys fall to CC in NEIC

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 2:35 pm

A second-half offensive attack by Charles City (4-1, 1-0 NEIC) was too much for the Decorah boys’ basketball team (1-3, 0-1 NEIC) as the Vikings fell to the Comets, 62-54, on the road Friday night.
It was a promising first half as Decorah rolled out to a 12-8 lead after the first eight minutes and extended its lead to 25-17 at halftime. However, the Comets closed the gap in the third to 39-37 and pulled away in the final period.

Knaack second in backstroke

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 2:33 pm

Saturday, the Decorah boys swim team competed at the Marcussen Invite, hosted at Cedar Falls.
The Vikings secured 208 points, placing fifth. Waukee won the meet with 471 points.
“Overall, this was a very solid team effort. Four of the top 12 teams in the state, including last year’s State Championship team were at this meet,” said Coach Loran Storts.

Viking grapplers square off with NH/TV

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 2:32 pm

The Decorah girls’ and boys’ wrestling teams traveled to New Hampton Thursday night to take on the Chickasaws in a Northeast Iowa Conference dual. The girls defeated the combined New Hampton/Turkey Valley squad 60-6, while the boys fell 42-29.

South Winn girls fall to Crestwood

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 2:31 pm

A slow second half offensively was too much for the South Winn girls’ basketball team (1-4) to overcome Thursday night as the Warriors fell to Crestwood (3-0) at home, 67-40.
The Warriors hung tough with the Cadets in the first quarter but trailed 20-16 after the first eight minutes. South Winn scored 10 points in the second period to trail 37-26 at the half. The Warriors put a strong fight in the third but continued to fall behind to 49-37. Crestwood put the game away in the fourth.

Warrior boys fall to 2-2

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 2:31 pm

The South Winn boys’ basketball team (2-2, 2-1 UIC) dropped a non-conference game to Crestwood (3-0, 0-0 NEIC) Thursday at home, 64-50.
The game was closer than the final score indicated as the Warriors led by three with three minutes to go in the first half. The Cadets finished the second quarter on a 13-3 run to lead 33-26 at halftime. To start the third, South Winn missed two open layups and gave up points on the transition. Crestwood continued to pull away and led 50-37 with eight minutes to play.

Viking girls net victory over Mason City

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 6:01 pm

A solid second half gave the Decorah girls’ basketball game (2-1, 0-0 NEIC) its second win of the season, besting Mason City (1-1) at home Tuesday night, 60-50.
The two squads went toe-to-toe early, before Decorah went on a 10-2 run to finish the first period out front, 16-9. Little by little, Mason City got back into contention, pulling within two near the halfway point of the second quarter, 23-21. By the break, the Vikings had a slight cushion again to lead 29-24. Aiding in Decorah’s first half success was the charity stripe, as the Vikes converted on 7-for-8 free throws.

Warrior grapplers earn dual split

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 6:00 pm

At its home meet Tuesday, the South Winn wrestling team earned a split.
The Warriors began the night with a loss to Fillmore Central-Lanesboro-Mabel-Canton (FCLMC) 42-34 and rebounded to defeat Waukon, 54-24.
In the match with FCLMC, the Warriors picked up six victories. At 145 pounds, Collin Holm picked up bonus points by throwing Bostin Wright in 1:00. Kaden Bullerman defeated Carter Hovland in a 12-2 major decision. Kyle Kuboushek (152), Aiden Feickert (113), Bo Wangsness (120) and John Donovan (126) all received forfeits.

SW boys double up on WC

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 5:59 pm

After a slow start to Tuesday night’s game, the South Winn boys’ basketball team (2-1, 2-1 UIC) lit up the nets to defeat West Central (0-2, 0-2 UIC) on the road, 68-31.
In a tight battle for the lead, the Warriors led 12-11 after the first eight minutes. The second quarter was more Warrior style as the ball fell offensively for South Winn and defense was tight, outscoring the Blue Devils 17-4 to lead 29-15 at halftime. Despite West Central setting the pace in the third period, SW was back at it in the final eight minutes, holding the hosts to six points for the victory.

Trojan girls show balance

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 5:58 pm

Defense and free throws were the story of the night Tuesday in Jackson Junction as the Turkey Valley girls’ basketball team (4-1, 4-0 UIC) defeated MFL MarMac (3-2, 1-2 UIC) in conference action, 44-38.
The Trojans jumped out front to a 15-8 lead in the first quarter. The Bulldogs worked to erase that advantage but continued to trail 24-18 at halftime. That first-half lead proved to be what Turkey Valley needed as both UIC squads knocked down 20 points in the second half.

South Winn’s Kipp reaches finals

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 5:58 pm

The South Winn girls’ wrestling team made the trip to Waverly Tuesday night and competed with over 200 girls from 18 schools.
Senior Isabelle Kipp reached the finals at 190 pounds and brought home silver. Kipp claimed three falls en route to the final match. In round one, Kipp threw Jenna Small of Center Point-Urbana in 1:07 to advance to the quarterfinals against West Fork’s Fernanda Remirez. There the Warrior pinned her opponent in 1:56. It took the whole first period for Kipp to turn Leah Stewart of Charles City, picking up the fall at the 2:00 mark. In the finals, the senior fell to Independence’s Rachel Eddy in 46 seconds.

Cold offensive night for Trojan boys

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 5:56 pm

It was a cold night shooting for the Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team (1-3, 1-2 UIC) as the Trojans fell to MFL MarMac (4-0, 2-0 UIC) Tuesday night at home, 70-27.
It was the Bulldog offense that put on a show to start the game, scoring 18 points in the first quarter to lead 18-8 after eight minutes. TV tried to climb back into the game in the second to no avail as the Trojans trailed 35-18 at halftime. In the second half, the Red and White scored just nine points, allowing the Bulldogs to take the win, 70-27.

Viking girls hold own at Dan Gable Donnybrook

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 5:52 pm

The Decorah girls’ wrestling team was part of the inaugural girls’ event at the Dan Gable Donnybrook in Coralville and had numerous grapplers earn a spot on the podium. 
In addition, Viking Naomi Simon was named as the 2022 Outstanding Female Wrestler of the Year after she won the title at 170 pounds.

Fourth quarter lifts SW boys over Central

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 5:51 pm

In its home opener Friday, the South Winn boys’ basketball team (1-1, 1-1 UIC) utilized a big final push to win 56-38 over Central Elkader (1-1, 0-1 UIC).
“We came out flat in our home opener. The first half was a struggle, we played decent defense at times, but really struggled to generate good looks on offense. We also missed several easy buckets in the first half,” said Coach Derek Taylor. “We played better in the second. Our defensive intensity picked up, we forced some turnovers and were able to hit some outside shots. Getting Keagen Streeter back on the floor was a big boost for us as well.”

Trojan girls survive NFV Friday

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 5:50 pm

In a highly-contested road conference game, the Turkey Valley girls’ basketball team (3-1, 3-0 UIC) pulled off the 52-47 victory over North Fayette Valley (1-2, 1-1 UIC) Friday night.
The Trojan opened the game with a stellar 14-8 first quarter lead which held at halftime with TV out front 28-21. After the break, the Red and White continued to pull away, padding its advantage to 10 with a score of 43-33. The fire went dim in final quarter for TV as NFV threatened; however, the Trojans held on for the victory.

Decorah keglers sweep Indians

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 5:48 pm

It was a big night for the Decorah bowling program as both the girls and boys picked up victories Friday night at King Pin Entertainment Center.
Facing Waukon, it was the second win of the season for both teams.
The girls produced a score of 2,528 to Waukon’s 2,039. Baker scores for the Vikes were 169, 147, 162, 155 and 145.
“I was very happy with our girls, and we are improving every day. In the match, they were all hitting the head pin and that’s a good thing. Our girls have great things ahead of them,” said Coach Keith Bruening.

Relay gives Vikes the edge

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 5:46 pm

The title came down to the final race, the 400-yard freestyle relay Saturday in both varsity and junior varsity action for the Decorah boys’ swim team at the Cardinal Invite in Newton.
In the end, the varsity boys posted third and sixth-place finishes to earn enough points to edge Indianola with 302 points. Indianola finished the day with 293. The JV relay finished second and secured the team title with 124 points over Vinton-Shellsburg.

Tigerhawks knock off TV 42-35

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 5:45 pm

A pair of slow offensive quarters hindered the Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team’s ability to pull out the victory at North Fayette Valley (1-2, 1-1 UIC) Friday night on the road. The Trojans gave up the conference contest 42-35.
“NFV played well, and we were able to cut down on turnovers and played hard ball with shots that just wouldn’t fall. And our missed shots were key,” said Coach John Izer. “We will take this loss against a good team and move on.”

No. 9 Central hammers SW girls

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 5:45 pm

The South Winn girls’ basketball team (1-3, 1-2 UIC) couldn’t keep up with the Class 1A No. 9 Central Elkader Warriors (4-0, 2-0 UIC) at home Friday, ultimately falling 61-20.
After trailing by four in the first eight minutes, 14-10, South Winn’s offense was shut down for Central as the visiting Warriors outscored SW 17-2 in the second period for a 31-12 halftime lead. The home Warriors were kept in check throughout the second half, scoring just eight points while Central rolled out to win 61-20.