Game point goes to Warriors

Thursday, September 14, 2023 11:07 am

It was quite an energized atmosphere at the opening conference match between the South Winn (6-7, 1-0 UIC) and Turkey Valley (2-7, 0-1 UIC) volleyball teams Tuesday night in Jackson Junction.

Thompson wins week one

Thursday, September 14, 2023 11:06 am

In a week that saw some tough choices, it was a Decorah resident that came out on top in the first week of the Pigskin Picks football contest.

Strong night for Decorah swimmers

Thursday, September 14, 2023 11:05 am

Just four days removed from its last competition, the Decorah girls swim and dive team were back in the water Tuesday night, challenged by Cedar Rapids Kennedy. With a large yet young team, the Vikings put up a good effort but fell 113 to 64, while the JV lost 87 to 42.

Trojans stretch their legs

Thursday, September 14, 2023 11:04 am

After waiting nearly three weeks to get a competition in due to heat and dry conditions, the Turkey Valley cross country teams were on the course for its second meet in four days. The Trojans competed at Starmont Tuesday night and saw improvements.

Vikes play hard in loss to W-SR

Thursday, September 14, 2023 11:03 am

Facing the always-tough Go-Hawks, the Decorah volleyball team (6-5, 1-1 NEIC) fell in four sets to Waverly-Shell Rock (6-12, 2-0 NEIC) at home Tuesday night. Set scores were 17-25, 19-25, 25-20 and 18-25.

Decorah tops Cadets 34-6

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 10:55 am

“It was a very physical game and in rivalry games like this, you cannot overlook anybody and our team did not do that. We are happy to get the win. They made many great plays and we were able to make a few more,” said Viking head football coach Pat Trewin following Decorah’s win 34-6 over Crestwood Friday night.

Too big to stop; Warriors’ plans foiled by Wapsie Valley

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 10:52 am

For the third straight season, the South Winn football team (0-3, 0-3) wasn’t able to match Wapsie Valley (2-1, 1-0) in size and speed, dropping Friday’s contest, 27-0, on the road.

Warriors third on Jesup courts

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 10:50 am

Following a week hiatus from competition, the South Winn volleyball team (5-7) returned to action on Saturday at the Jesup Tournament. The Warriors finished third in the six-team round robin tournament going 3-2 on the day.

Bucksa wins gold, silver and bronze at Wahawk invite

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 10:49 am

The Decorah girls swim and dive team weren’t deterred by the level of competition at the Wahawk Invite hosted by Waterloo West Saturday, including Liz Bucksa. The freshman came home with individual gold and silver, along with a bronze in a relay.

Stiff competition at Luther’s All-American Race

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 10:47 am

Teams from throughout the Midwest met on the Luther College campus Saturday competing in the area’s largest cross country meet of the season.
With 376 points, the Viking girls finished 11th in the team standings, posted a 3:00 spread and average time of 21:47. It was a spread of 52 seconds with an average time of 18:05 for the Decorah boys in their 15th place finish in the field of 32 teams.
The South Winn girls put up a valiant effort in the varsity race with an average time of 22:27 and spread of 1:12 to earn 15th place with 466 points.
Turkey Valley did not have enough harriers in any race to field a team score with just four runners competing.

Decorah shoots down Hawks on gridiron, 21-7

Thursday, September 7, 2023 10:24 am

Things were clicking Friday night for the Decorah football team (2-0, 0-0) as the Vikes defeated West Delaware (0-2), a team that had beaten the Vikes handily the past two seasons. A pair of second quarter touchdowns lifted the Vikes to a 21-7 win over the Hawks at home.

Schmitt scores seven times for Trojans in district contest

Thursday, September 7, 2023 10:23 am

It was a flurry of points Friday night in Jackson Junction, as the Turkey Valley football team (1-1, 0-1) fell to Kee (2-0, 1-0) 68-56, in spite of Trojan senior Oliver Schmitt scoring seven touchdowns.

Warriors fall to North Butler in district opener, 22-14

Thursday, September 7, 2023 10:21 am

Opening the district season at home without its starting running back, the South Winn football team (0-2, 0-1) knew it had a tough task Friday night against North Butler (2-0, 1-0) at home.
The Warriors put up a fight but fell to the Bearcats 22-14.

Warriors finally get to compete

Thursday, September 7, 2023 10:20 am

A week after heat and humidity canceled the opening meet of the season, the South Winn cross country teams were set to compete at Charles City Thursday; however, severe dry conditions also stopped that meet, leaving the Warriors scrambling for a competition. With just a day’s notice, South Winn managed to squeeze into a race at Tri-City Golf Course, hosted by MFL MarMac, Thursday, and came away with the girls’ title and fifth place for the boys.

Decorah nets win over Cadets

Thursday, September 7, 2023 10:18 am

It took just three sets for the Decorah volleyball team (6-3, 1-0 NEIC) to pick up its first league win Tuesday night at home over Crestwood (2-4, 0-1 NEIC). The Vikes defeated the Cadets in a trio of close sets — 25-23, 25-22 and 25-21.

Busy weekend for Warrior spikers

Thursday, September 7, 2023 10:17 am

The South Winn volleyball team (2-5) had their home opener on Thursday evening, hosting a quad with Central Elkader, Crestwood and Waukon. Saturday, the Warriors competed in the New Hampton Labor Day Weekend tournament with some of the top teams in the area, and went 1-2 for the day.

Trojans can’t find a groove

Thursday, September 7, 2023 10:16 am

The Turkey Valley volleyball team (1-4) experienced some growing pains over the weekend, dropping all three games at the New Hampton tournament.

Vikings ready to represent tradition of Decorah XC

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 10:13 am

There will be an exciting group of athletes to watch who represent the strong tradition of Decorah boys’ cross country in 2023.
Brad Johansen is in his eighth year as the head coach, with assistant coach Tim Hayes.

Decorah girls cross country team on a mission

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 10:12 am

There is a full roster, for the Decorah girls’ cross country team to pull from during the 2023 season with a mix of veterans and young athletes hungry to get back to the state meet.
After missing out on a trip to state again last season, the Vikes look to head coach Cristy Nimrod for guidance in her 22nd season, along with assistant coaches Jeff Wettach and Sarah Nowack.

Success potential high for TV

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 9:20 am

The cross country squads are small for the Turkey Valley cross country teams with a total of seven reporting for preseason practice, but the quality of competitors look strong for Coach Sarah Bakula who enters her seventh season at the helm.