A tough defeat; Marion ends Viking season

Monday, June 6, 2022 1:18 pm

Fans of high school soccer knew Wednesday’s substate final between Decorah and Marion would be an all-out battle.
For 80 minutes the two battled back-and-forth on the Wolves home pitch.
Unfortunately, the Vikings couldn’t keep pace with the fast Marion squad, falling 3-0. All three goals came in the first half for the Wolves and were the first goals to be scored on Decorah since May 9, and three of only 12 goals scored against the Vikings all season.

One game stands in Vikes’ state bid

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 3:42 pm

Make that 11 shutouts of the season.
Playing on their home pitch for the final time this season, the Decorah boys’ soccer team (13-3) kept their season alive with a 4-0 win over Center Point-Urbana (7-8-1) in the substate semifinal Monday night.
Decorah traveled to Marion (15-1) for the substate final Wednesday night for the chance to go to state. The winner will play at the Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines June 1, 3 and 4.

Putting it all together on the Viking diamond

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 3:41 pm

The Decorah baseball team has eight returning letter winners and a strong desire to find success again this season.
Leading the Vikings for his fourth season is head coach Adam Riley with a career record of 56-28.

Summer volleyball camp starts June 6

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 3:40 pm

The Decorah volleyball program is hosting a summer volleyball camp for fifth through eighth grade athletes.
High school coaches as well as juniors and seniors will lead and coach at the high school unless posted otherwise. Parents are asked to drop off and pick up participants behind the school at the loading dock. 
The camp is June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11 and 18. Incoming seventh and eighth graders will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m., while fifth and sixth graders will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Warriors sweep Clayton Ridge-Central at home

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 3:40 pm

The South Winn baseball team (2-0, 2-0 UIC) took the first step toward reclaiming the Upper Iowa Conference title in 2022 with a thwarting of Clayton Ridge-Central (0-4, 0-2 UIC) in the opener Tuesday, 7-0 and 15-0.
The Warriors took advantage of their experienced line-up with runs scored in all but two innings in game one, including a four-run fourth frame to shutout the WarEagles. In game two, the Red and Gray needed just four innings to put the game away on the 15-run mercy rule.

Vikes rout SW to start season

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 3:39 pm

Opening the season with a dual of two Winneshiek County teams, the Decorah softball team (1-0, 0-0 NEIC) defeated South Winn (0-1, 0-0 UIC) at home Tuesday, 6-2.
Lead-off batter for the Vikings, Bryar Duwe connected for a single in the bottom of the first. The junior eventually scored after stealing second, taking third on a pass ball and home on an SW error. Ellie Luzum later crossed home plate to give Decorah the 2-0 lead after the opening frame.

Trojan baseball falls to Kee in opener

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 3:38 pm

Facing Kee High (3-1, 2-0 UIC), the defending Class 1A runner-up from a year ago, the Turkey Valley (0-2, 0-2 UIC) suffered a pair of losses in the opener Tuesday night 6-0 and 7-3 in New Albin.
“We pitched fairly well and played good defense. Our offense will be there we just need more live at-bats. Kee is a very good baseball club that is deserving of their No. 1 ranking,” said Coach Dan Stepan.

Decorah baseball start season 0-2 at Kee

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 3:38 pm

Playing the Class 1A state runner-up, Kee, from a year ago to start the season, the Decorah baseball team found ways to put the ball in play but still came up empty in the win column. The Hawks (2-1) swept the Vikings (0-2) in the varsity twinbill 7-2 and 11-6.
“Hats off to a fine Kee High team that simply fielded the ball, pitched and had competitive at bats at the plate better than we did,” said Coach Adam Riley. “In the coming days ahead, we look forward to continued growth in our ability to consistently throw and catch the baseball as we start to have our whole team together on a consistent basis.”

Vike’s season ends in state quarterfinal

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 3:37 pm

The Decorah girls’ tennis season came to a screeching halt in the state quarterfinal match against Waterloo Columbus on Monday afternoon when the Sailors shut out the Vikes, 5-0. 
“After the excitement of the regional final meet of the year at the Luther College courts on Saturday against Aplington-Parkersburg, Columbus smothered any fire that we could start before it got going,” said Coach Larry Berland. “Columbus will be the number two seeded team this year in the final four tournament. They are for real.”

Blazek makes TV history; boys 4×400 in finals

Monday, May 23, 2022 3:13 pm

For Turkey Valley senior Jalyssa Blazek, her senior season couldn’t have ended in any better.
In her third trip to state, the veteran was determined to bring home gold from the Blue Oval at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. In fact, she brought home two and scored all of Turkey Valley’s points.
Overall, the Lady Trojans collected 20 points and finished 20th in the team standings. Winning the crown with 59 points was Nashua-Plainfield. In the boys’ team race, it was New London crowned the champion with 68 points. Turkey Valley garnered just two points and finished 46th.

Vikings place in nine events

Monday, May 23, 2022 3:11 pm

The Decorah girls’ and boys’ track team contingent was cheering loud and proud for the Vikings as the Red and Blue tracksters scored in a combined nine events at the state track meet held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines last weekend.
The Viking girls finished 13th in Class 3A in team standings, securing 19 points. Solon won the title with 84 points.

Warrior tracksters shine in Des Moines

Monday, May 23, 2022 3:10 pm

Last weekend was filled with solid performances by several South Winn athletes at the state track meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
At the end of the meet, the Lady Warriors garnered 10 points to finish 24th in the team standings. The Class 1A title was captured by Nashua-Plainfield who picked up 59 points. In the boys’ race, South Winn failed to score in the field won by New London with 68 points.

Girls’ tennis advance to state team tourney

Monday, May 23, 2022 3:09 pm

Saturday’s match between the Decorah girls’ tennis team and Aplington-Parkersburg in team tournament action ranks as one of the top five matches that Larry Berland has watched in his 45 years of coaching. 
With the Viking’s No. 1 player unable to play, everyone in the single’s lineup had to step up one level with Paige Lange stepping into the vacated No. 6 singles position. 

Vikings advance to semis

Monday, May 23, 2022 3:08 pm

It was another bench-clearing game for the Decorah boys’ soccer team as the Vikings (13-3) defeated West Delaware (1-15) at home Thursday, 10-0, to advance to the substate semifinal. It marks the Vikes 10th shutout of the year.
The Vikes battled Center Point-Urbana (7-7-1) Monday, May 23, with the winner facing the winner of Marion (14-1) and Maquoketa (3-11-1) Wednesday May 24, at Marion, with game time at 5 p.m.

Boys’ state bid comes up short

Monday, May 23, 2022 3:08 pm

The Decorah boys’ tennis team traveled to Waverly-Shell Rock for state team tennis competition.  
Decorah, a district champion, played Marion, a district runner-up in the morning in round of 16 action. With the stakes growing Decorah played inspired tennis and prevailed 5-0, with matches are suspended as soon as one team gets 5 wins.  

TV’s Franzen closes out career

Monday, May 23, 2022 3:07 pm

Turkey Valley senior Tess Franzen closed out her high school golf career with an appearance in the Class 1A Regional Final Wednesday, May 18, at Grundy Center, with a 122 on the day.

Viking girls miss chances to win in postseason

Monday, May 23, 2022 3:06 pm

up for grabs in Class 2A Region 6 postseason action, the Decorah girls’ soccer team couldn’t put the ball into goal when it needed to, dropping the contest to Marion, 1-0.
The Vikings end the season with a 5-13 record. Marion (6-9) advances to the regional semifinal versus Waverly-Shell Rock (14-1) Tuesday, May 24, in Waverly at 6 p.m.

Decorah girls golf wraps up season at regional

Monday, May 23, 2022 3:06 pm

The Decorah girls’ golf team concluded the 2022 season at Veterans Memorial Golf Course in Clear Lake Wednesday at the Class 3A Region 4 meet.

Warriors ready to win fifth UIC title

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 4:20 pm

The Warrior Baseball program will look for another successful campaign in the 2022 season, seeking a fifth straight Upper Iowa Conference title and another playoff run. Last year, the Warriors shared the UIC crown with Kee High and lost to Kee in the district final. Kee High went on to finish second in the state tournament. 

Vikes celebrate senior night with win

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 4:19 pm

It was the ninth shutout for the Decorah boys’ soccer team (12-3) Monday as the Vikes celebrated their senior members with a 5-0 win over Waverly-Shell Rock (2-12) at home.