SW falls to No. 10 Wapsie Valley

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 3:52 pm

The South Winn football team knew it faced a tough task Friday night, battling Class A No. 10 Wapsie Valley (4-2) at home.
The home Warriors put up a fight but fell to the Gold and Black Warriors 48-24.
“Defensively we had a hard time making run fits off tackle and they hurt us with some big runs. Offensively, we had our chances and were able to establish our own running attack,” said SW coach Jason Ohrt. “Parker Timp left everything on the field carrying the ball 38 times for 151 yards and making 10.5 tackles on defense. Our special teams’ units also played well, as Keagen Streeter made all four of his kicks and also returned a kickoff for a touchdown.”

Warriors, Trojans stretch their legs at Cresco

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 3:51 pm

In a smaller meet, the South Winn and Turkey Valley boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed at the Crestwood Invite Saturday morning.

Decorah spikers stagger at WD tourney

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 3:49 pm

The Class 4A No. 11 Decorah volleyball team (18-6, 2-2 NEIC) couldn’t get the momentum on its side Saturday at the tournament at Western Dubuque, ending the day 1-3.
The day started for the Vikings with a 2-0 win over Davenport North (3-11) by set scores of 21-12 and 21-9. Moving on to face the hosts, Class 4A No. 4 Western Dubuque (17-3), Decorah pushed the match to three sets. Ultimately the Vikings dropped the match 21-18, 10-21 and 5-15. It was another three-set match versus West Branch (12-11) in game three with Decorah falling 17-21, 21-17 and 13-15. The day ended versus Class 2A No. 3 Wapsie Valley (34-2) in two sets. Scores of the sets were 13-21 and 14-21.

Trojans tripped up by Eagles

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 3:48 pm

Taking their game on the road, the Turkey Valley volleyball team (8-13, 3-1 UIC) battled Clayton Ridge Thursday and other tough teams at a tournament at Northeast Gooselake Saturday.
In the conference match versus the Clayton Ridge Eagles the Trojans battled through four tough sets, eventually falling by set scores of 22-25, 25-23, 24-26 and 21-25. 

Happy homecoming; Trojans blow past Janesville

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1:32 pm

It was the quite an offensive show for the Turkey Valley football team (3-1, 2-0) Friday night for homecoming as the Trojans defeated Janesville (1-5, 0-3), 61-8.
“This was a good homecoming win as the players executed well in all phases of the game. Playing the major portion of the first half on our side of the field allowed us to score quickly. The defense was aggressive and ran to the ball very well. We ran 23 offensive plays in the first half to score 55 points. It was a good game to allow the younger players to play on Homecoming night,” said Coach Mark Scott.

Hein wins week one

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1:31 pm

Week one of the Pigskin Picks football contest is in the books.
Taking first place is Steven Hein of Calmar. He missed just one game to claim the top prize.
Earning second place was Kyle Christen of Cedar Rapids. He missed two games and guessed 61 as the highest score of any one team. Turkey Valley and Wartburg both scored 62 in their games. In third was Davis Luhman of Decorah. He also missed two games and was four away from the first tie-breaker with a guess of 58 as the highest score of any one game.

Vikes claim crown at own tourney

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1:30 pm

Momentum continued to build Saturday for the No. 11 Decorah volleyball team as the Vikings hosted their own tournament.
The Vikes (16-3, 1-2 NEIC) finished 6-0 for the day for the win.
South Winn (7-16, 3-0 UIC) also competed in the nine-team tournament, winning two contests.

Warrior volleyball still perfect in UIC

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1:28 pm

It was another busy week on the court for the South Winn volleyball team (7-16, 3-0 UIC) as the Warriors picked up their third conference win over Kee Thursday and competed at the annual Decorah tournament Saturday.
South Winn moved to 3-0 in UIC play with the three-set sweep over Kee High (0-10, 0-1 UIC) Thursday in Lansing. 
A big service run by Abby Wagner in the opening set got the momentum on the Warrior side early and it stayed with them the entire evening as South Winn won by set scores of 25-13, 25-7 and 25-13.

SW girls fourth, boys 14th at Anamosa

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1:24 pm

The South Winn boys’ and girls’ cross country teams made strides Saturday at Anamosa.

Warrior homecoming spoiled by North Linn

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1:22 pm

It wasn’t how South Winn students and fans wanted to celebrate homecoming.
The Warrior football team (2-3, 2-2) hosted district-leader North Linn (4-1, 4-0) Friday night, falling 42-7.
“We knew going in we were facing a tough challenge. North Linn has a solid veteran group of kids, and they played a great game,” said Coach Jason Ohrt. “We moved the ball well at times, but credit North Linn’s defense as they limited our explosive plays for most of the night. I thought our kids did a nice job of gathering themselves at halftime as we came out and played a much better second half.”

Vikings tread rough waters

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1:21 pm

The Decorah girls’ swim and dive team faced stiff competition from some larger schools Saturday at the Cougar Invite hosted by Cedar Rapids Kennedy, finishing 10th with 75 points. Iowa City West posted 464 for the team title.

Trojans tripped up at Dunkerton

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1:19 pm

The Turkey Valley volleyball team (7-12 1-0 UIC) were unable to record a win at the Dunkerton tournament Saturday facing Ankeny Christian (20-1), Waterloo Christian (10-11) and Aplington-Parkersburg (15-11).

Vikes clash with Riverhawks in district opener

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1:19 pm

It continues to be a see-saw of wins and losses for the Decorah football team (2-3, 0-1) as the Vikings fell to Mason City (3-2, 1-0) to open district action Friday night on the road 13-7.
“It was a very hard-fought, competitive game and we came up just short. We made many great plays, and our defense was excellent. Offensively we moved the ball well at times, but just could not come up with a score,” said Coach Pat Trewin. “We see our team as a family, we win together and lose together. We have worked very hard and will continue to do so.”

Vikes stun CC; Comets held to 42 total yards

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 3:20 pm

A defensive effort that allowed just 42 yards of total offense spurred the Decorah football team (2-2, 0-0) to a 28-0 homecoming victory Friday over Charles City (0-4, 0-0).
“We are very proud to get this victory on homecoming for all our fans. Our team worked very hard this week and it paid off. We played pretty well in all phases of the game,” said Coach Pat Trewin.

SW spikers capture first UIC win

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 3:19 pm

The South Winn volleyball team (3-12, 1-0 UIC) began Upper Iowa Conference action with a win last week before going 0-3 at the Nashua-Plainfield tournament Saturday.

SW downs Stars in district action

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 3:17 pm

Early touchdowns by the offense, combined with the defense provided the South Winn football team (2-2, 2-1) all the ingredients for a win over Starmont (0-4, 0-3) Friday night on the road, 48-20.
The Warriors scored 35 first-half points.

Strong showing for Warriors at Central

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 3:16 pm

It was an all-out race Thursday night in Elkader as the South Winn cross country teams competed at the Central Invite. There were no junior varsity races, everyone raced against the clock, with the top-five from each school comprising the team score.
The girls’ team wrapped up the easy win with just 21 points over host Central Elkader’s 70. The boys finished third behind Charles City and Clayton Ridge with 86 points.

Trojans tame Riceville 62-14

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 3:14 pm

Coming off two week’s rest, the Turkey Valley football team (2-1, 1-0) was clicking on all cylinders Friday night, besting Riceville (0-5, 0-3) on the road, 62-14.
“This was a good game to come off of a week off. Some minor errors in the first quarter showed we were a little rusty from the two week layoff. But the players settled in and controlled the game after the first few minutes,” said Coach Mark Scott. “On defense, except for two plays, we dominated the Riceville offense.”

Weis leads Vikings in CF

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 3:12 pm

The Decorah cross country teams laced up their sneakers Thursday to compete at the Rich Engel Classic, held in Cedar Falls.
The varsity boys squad finished ninth overall with 258 points, with an average time of 18:21.9 and a spread of 41.2 seconds. Cedar Falls won their own meet with 54 points, posting an average time of 17:04.4 and a spread of 1:01.7.

Fourth-ranked Vikings fall to W-SR, 3-1

Friday, September 16, 2022 2:50 pm

In a battle for the early lead in the Northeast Iowa Conference standing, the fourth-ranked Decorah volleyball team (10-2, 1-1 NEIC) traveled to No. 9 Waverly-Shell Rock (13-8, 2-0 NEIC) Tuesday falling 3-1.
The Go-Hawks opened up set one to a 7-3 lead over the Vikings; however, little-by-little Decorah got back in the contest and eventually took a slim 11-10 lead when Dahlyn Headington went on a five-serve run. The rest of the game was a back-and-forth pendulum with neither NEIC squad leading by more than two with Waverly-Shell Rock coming out on top 27-25.