Decorah swimmers sink Waterloo, Dubuque Senior

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:36 pm

   Returning to the water in a double dual Tuesday, the Decorah girls’ swim and dive team defeated Waterloo, 110 to 75, and Dubuque Senior, 101 to 81, in Waterloo.
   “We are pleased with how the team performed last night. Three meets in five days — with a lot of the girls racing in a combined 12 races — had us swimming with some tired arms. We competed hard and showed a lot of determination by winning several races in the final yards. Girls are stepping up by swimming new events, helping in relays when needed, and overall showing a strong desire to put in the work,” said Coach Loran Storts.

Trojans start season at New Hampton

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:33 pm

   There were highs and lows for the Turkey Valley volleyball team (1-1) Tuesday as it started with a triangular with New Hampton and MFL MarMac. 
Playing in New Hampton, the Trojans started the night in a battle with the Bulldogs (0-2), coming out on top 2-1 with set scores of 25-20, 18-25 and 15-12. 

Dugger pounds out 500th career kill

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:32 pm

   For the second year in a row, the Decorah volleyball team (8-0) survived five sets to defeat Saint Ansgar (2-2) Tuesday night by a 3-2 advantage. Set scores for the night were 25-18, 22-25, 25-27, 25-23 and 15-9.
   “Wow…this match was a great learning experience for us. We won the first set and then lost the next two only to fight back and win the last two,” said Coach Gina Holthaus. “We made some good adjustments, but we all know there are things we still need to do better.”

Viking spikers deep in veteran experience

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:31 pm

   The Decorah volleyball team should be loaded this fall and the preseason ranking agrees.
   Ranked No. 9 in Class 4A to open the season are six returning letter winners and a host of athletes who are eager and willing to step up. Now it’s just a matter of putting it together as the season gets in full swing.
   In her eighth year as head coach, Gina Holthaus will be assisted by Jackie Reckward, Dawn Watson and Katie Woodhouse.

Small, but talented squads at TV

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:30 pm

   The numbers aren’t where sixth-year coach Sarah Bakula would like to see them, but she is excited about the quality of athletes set to race this season on the Turkey Valley cross country teams.
   “We are a small squad, so everyone will have a role to play in the success of the team,” said the coach. “I hope to keep the fun alive and help everyone enjoy the season in its entirety.”

Cadets foil Decorah football season opener

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:29 pm

   Doing battle with Crestwood, the Decorah football team (0-1) had its hands full Friday night, falling to the Cadets. 26-14, at home.

Warrior spikers open season with triangular

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:28 pm

   The South Winn volleyball team (0-2) opened the season on the road at the Hudson Triangular on Thursday taking both Hudson and No. 5 preseason-ranked Dunkerton. 
   The Warriors played a tight set of volleyball to open up falling just short 25-23 to Hudson, before dropping set two 25-15. 

Swimmers kick off season with strong night

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:27 pm

   The Decorah girls’ swim and dive season kicked off Thursday night at home versus Mason City.
With a large team, the Vikings put up a good effort against the Mohawks but fell 104 to 82.

TigerHawks tame Warriors 35-6

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:26 pm

   Mental mistakes were too much for the South Winn football team to overcome on the opening night of the season Friday as the Warriors (0-1) fell to North Fayette Valley (1-0) in West Union 35-6.
   “We knew coming in that this was going to be a tough challenge for our young football team. NFV has an outstanding group of seniors and were just on another level,” said Coach Jason Ohrt. “I was proud of how our kids played physically on offense in particular. We moved the ball well and had some nice drives, but we struggled to defend NFV’s team speed. Lukas Weiss played a great game defensively, while Parker Timp and Keagen Streeter both ran very tough on offense.”

Viking netters remain undefeated in first week

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:25 pm

   It was a total of seven matches and seven wins for the Decorah volleyball team (7-0) in the opening week of contests last week. After defeating Prairie du Chien Tuesday, the Vikes easily handled North Fayette Valley Thursday and reigned over the Charles City tournament Saturday.

Trojans roll over Vikings, 46-26, in season opener

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:23 pm

   Solid scoring in the middle portion of Friday’s contest at Ed-Co (0-1) led to a convincing 46-26 win for the Turkey Valley football team (1-0) to open the season.

Looking to gain experience; Vikings return eight letter winners

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:22 pm

   With a lower number of athletes on the gridiron than past years, the Decorah football team will once again look to experience as the key to success in 2022.
   A new quarterback and a rookie offense in the skilled positions, the Vikings will be a little green when they take the field for the first time. However, with eight letter winners scattered throughout the line-up, the season looks bright.
   Overseeing a team hungry to reach the Dome is Head Coach Pat Trewin, who is entering his fifth season as the skipper, his 31st with the football program. He will be assisted by Michael Tangen, Matt Kuempel, Brian Waskow, Jesse Halweg, Scott Pierce, Steve Nesteby, Jared Bucksa and Montana Bohr.

Nucleus of experience set stage for South Winn football in 2022

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:21 pm

   The South Winn football team is ready to return to the top of the district in 2022 after missing the postseason the past two seasons with a core seven players who have quality experience on the gridiron.
   Entering his 16th season at the helm, Head Coach Jason Ohrt has compiled a 103-54 career mark and will be assisted by Michael Wenthold, Jacob Elsbernd and Payton Haynes on the sidelines as the Warriors look to take the field this season.

Star power; 2022 Trojan football loaded with letter winners

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:20 pm

   This fall has the potential to be the year of the Trojans.
   With 15 returning letter winners, the Turkey Valley football team will no doubt be one of the veteran teams in eight-man football. One of the unknowns is how the loss of several key positions to graduation will impact the team.
   Putting together the juggernaut in northeast Iowa is Head Coach Mark Scott. Scott is entering his 20th season with the Trojans. He will be assisted by Dan Stepan and Alvin Hackman, with Dalton Hackman and Frank Wilson serving as volunteer coaches.

SW’s Wagner breaks tape at Ed-Co; TV’s Nieman 10th

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:19 pm

Things couldn’t have gotten off to a better start for the South Winn cross country teams, as the Warriors, along with Turkey Valley competed at the annual Ed-Co invite Tuesday night.
The defending Class 1A champion Lady Warriors won the invite with 52 points, while the SW boys finished fourth with 136 points. The Trojans have just two girls and two boys competing this season and were unable to build a team score.

Vikings win season opener

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:18 pm

The season started strong for the Decorah volleyball team as the Vikes (1-0) defeated Prairie du Chien (0-1) at home Tuesday night 3-1.
The Vikings came up short in set one 23-25, before bouncing back to win the next three 25-6, 25-18 and 25-20.
“This was a good first match for us, we started slow and a little unsure as we have several people new to the varsity level or in new positions this fall. Once we settled down things seemed to click a little better,” said Coach Gina Holthaus.

Poised for greatness; Warriors stacked with talent in 2022

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:16 pm

After reaching the ultimate goal of a state title, the South Winn girls cross country team is ready to bring home another trophy, while the boys are looking to taste sweet success.
The 2021 season brought the Lady Warriors to the top of the podium for the first time in the school’s history as South Winn won the Class 1A state title in Fort Dodge, now they are poised to do it again with six of their top seven girls returning for 2022.
While the boys’ cross country team lost four of its top runners from last season to graduation, many of those returning race at the varsity level throughout the year, earning valuable experience which could translate to success this season.

Step right up; SW volleyball takes aim at UIC title

Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:15 pm

With a large roster in the gym this season, the South Winn volleyball team is gaining momentum. After losing several close conference matches last season, the Warriors are hoping to flip the script this season with a great deal of experience and some new players added to the mix.
Looking to make the Warriors into a team to beat is Head Coach Alex Smith. In his first year as head coach, Smith led the Warriors to a 11-20 mark. This season, he will be assisted by Darcy Einck, Ashley Walz and JT Monroe.

Athletic training staff announced for 2022-23

Friday, August 12, 2022 8:54 pm

Winneshiek Medical Center and the Luther College Athletic Department have collaborated and announced two new athletic trainers for the upcoming academic year.

Baseball postseason starts July 2

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 4:19 pm

Postseason brackets for the baseball tournaments were released recently.