Two state qualifiers, seniors to lead TV girls

Thursday, March 16, 2023 6:22 pm

Unity and determination may well be the motto for the 2023 Turkey Valley track and field team.

On to state! Viking girls to face Ballard Tuesday

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 10:35 am

   They are on their way to Des Moines.    Depth and patience have been the keys to victory so far this postseason for the Decorah girls’ basketball team as the Vikings (21-2) defeated West Delaware in the regional semifinal …

A nail-biter in Decorah as last-second free throw sinks Hawks

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 10:34 am

   The Vikings never gave up.    It took all of 48 minutes Monday night for the Decorah boys’ basketball team (14-7) to knock off West Delaware in first round of the Class 3A Substate 4 action, 61-60, in Decorah. …

Bowling teams finish runner-up, eighth at state

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 10:33 am

Tuesday, Feb. 21, the Decorah bowling teams made more history becoming the first teams in school history to not only qualify for state, but bring home hardware. In Class 2A, the girls’ team finished eighth, while the boys were the …

Holm claims silver; Vikes have two medalists

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 10:31 am

   For the seventh time in school history, a member of the South Winn wrestling team competed on the big stage at the state wrestling tournament finals Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.    At the end …

Final period forces TV boys out of postseason

Monday, February 20, 2023 8:11 pm

While the late stops were there, the critical shots in the closing minutes of Thursday’s district semifinal would not fall as the Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team dropped the contest, 47-42, to Maquoketa Valley.
The Trojans went to the free throw line just four times and converted all four. Turkey Valley ended the year with a record of 14-8 while Maquoketa Valley improved to 16-7 and advanced to the district final Tuesday, Feb. 21, versus No. 2 North Linn.

Berland honored on retirement

Monday, February 20, 2023 8:11 pm

For the past 47 years, Coach Berland has been the face and fixture of the Decorah girls tennis program while leading teams and our young people to unprecedented success.
Berland began his duties with the girls tennis program, with little tennis experience after being encouraged to do so by Superintendent Wayne Burns in 1976 after it had five seasons with multiple coaches.  With a compassion to support women’s athletics and to compete, Berland built the program to be one of the best in the state of Iowa highlighted by five state championships, fifteen regional championships and an overall dual match record of 503-122.

Vikes close regular season at 13-7

Monday, February 20, 2023 8:10 pm

Closing out the regular season with back-to-back wins, the Decorah boys’ basketball team (13-7) is hoping to carry that momentum into the postseason. Thursday, the Vikes defeated Mason City (6-13) at home in the final regular season game 75-56.
Decorah struck first in the non-conference game Thursday; however, it was the Mohawks who took control with a 26-17 lead after the first period. The Vikes rallied in the second period to take the lead in the closing minute for a 41-38 advantage at halftime. Holding the visitors to just 18 points in the second half, Decorah pulled away for the easy victory.

Lynx end South Winn’s run

Monday, February 20, 2023 8:09 pm

It was a heck of a season for the South Winn boys’ basketball team, putting together a 14-9 overall record, a 12-4 conference mark and finishing second in the UIC.
However, that right came to an end Thursday night in Coggen as the Warriors fell to No. 2 North Linn on the road, 97-64.

A look at first days of state wrestling tourney

Monday, February 20, 2023 2:12 pm

   Decorah freshman Mason Avila was named as one of the wrestlers to watch for in Class 2A by the Cedar Rapids Gazette Wednesday after the first two rounds wrapped up at the 2023 individual wrestling tournament in Des Moines. …

Making history, Decorah keglers roll on to state

Thursday, February 16, 2023 2:18 pm

Since conception in 2016, the Decorah bowling teams have made strides with consistent improvement and the dividends have paid off as for the first time in school history not just one, but both the girls’ and boys’ teams punched their tickets to the state team tournament. In addition, a record five individuals qualified for the state meet as well.

Deep breath; TV survive EB, 48-45

Thursday, February 16, 2023 2:17 pm

It wasn’t exactly the start they were looking for the but final outcome of Monday’s Class 1A District 5 quarterfinal made Turkey Valley fans happy as the Trojan boys (14-8) took the first step toward a state tournament bid as the Trojans defeated East Buchanan at home, 48-45. East Buchanan finishes the season with a record of 10-12.
With the win, Turkey Valley will face Maquoketa Valley (15-7) in the semifinals Thursday, Feb. 16, on the Wildcats’ home floor at 7 p.m. The district final, which will pit the winner against either No. 2 North Linn (21-0) or South Winn (14-8) is Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., at a location to be determined.

Warriors stay alive in postseason

Thursday, February 16, 2023 2:17 pm

The South Winn boys’ basketball team (14-8) edged a district win over Tripoli at home Monday, 72-63, to advance. Tripoli ends the season with a 13-9 overall record.
Both teams hit the hardwood running, with senior Keagen Streeter putting up the Warriors’ six points. Tripoli took the ball right to the room on each possession and claimed the advantage 19-12 after the opening period. South Winn fell behind by as many as seven in the second period, but a treys by Braiden Todd and a pair of threes by Kole Hageman spearheaded the comeback as the Warriors made up the difference and tied the game 31-31 on a Carson Wenthold bucket before the half.

Second half rally spurs Vikes to win

Thursday, February 16, 2023 2:15 pm

After a close first half that ended in a tie, the Decorah boys’ basketball team (12-7, 6-4 NEIC) put together a strong second half, defeating West Delaware (12-10) on the road, 57-44, Tuesday night.
The Vikings start the playoffs Monday, Feb. 20, at home at 7 p.m., and will once again square off with West Delaware as they begin their quest for state in Class 3A Substate 4. The winner moves on to face the winner of Marion (16-4) and Vinton-Shellsburg (3-17) in the substate semifinal Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m., at a location to be determined.

Wildcats end 2022-23 season for Trojan girls

Thursday, February 16, 2023 2:14 pm

Try as they might, the Turkey Valley girls’ basketball team could not keep pace offensively with Maquoketa Valley Tuesday night in the Class 1A Region 4 quarterfinal, ending the Trojans’ season with a 61-38 loss in Jackson Junction.
The Trojans finish the season with 17-6 overall record and was second in the Upper Iowa Conference. The Wildcats (15-9) advance to the regional semifinal to face Edgewood-Colesburg (12-11) Friday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m.

SW girls end season with No. 15 Falcons

Thursday, February 16, 2023 2:13 pm

For the second year in a row the South Winn girls’ basketball team (7-15) fell to No. 15 Aplington-Parkersburg (18-4) in the regional playoffs Tuesday, Feb. 14, on the road, ending its 2022-23 season.

Off to the big meet; Seven local grapplers headed to state

Monday, February 13, 2023 4:56 pm

Seven Winneshiek County grapplers punched their ticket to the state wrestling tournament Saturday.
Three Viking wrestlers advanced from their Class 2A District Meet hosted by Decorah while four Warriors moved on from their Class 1A District Meet at MFL MarMac in Monona.
These wrestlers are all headed to the state wrestling tournament, which begins Wednesday and runs through championship Saturday, Feb. 15-18, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
It will be the first-time experience for six of the seven grapplers on the big stage.

Viking girls NEIC champs, finish undefeated

Monday, February 13, 2023 4:55 pm

Facing Waverly-Shell Rock in the final contest of the season, the Class 4A No. 5 Decorah girls’ basketball team (19-2, 10-0 NEIC) knocked off the Go-Hawks (15-6, 8-2 NEIC) at home, 55-47.
Friday the Vikings outscored the Go-Hawks 19-16 after the first quarter, thanks to solid rebounding by Kylie O’Hara and Haley Gossman. W-SR wasn’t ready to roll over and give up and pulled within one, 29-28, at the half. In the third, the Vikings put together a solid quarter on both ends of the floor, forcing a three-minute Go-Hawk scoring drought to pull ahead, 44-33, with eight minutes to play. W-SR cut into the lead in the fourth, but Decorah held on.

Go-Hawks push past Decorah in second half

Monday, February 13, 2023 4:54 pm

It was a rough two-game stretch for the Decorah boys’ basketball team (11-7, 6-4 NEIC) as the Vikings fell to Waverly-Shell Rock and Clear Creek-Amana over the weekend.

Trojans defeat West Central 33-13

Monday, February 13, 2023 4:53 pm

A strong second half propelled the Turkey Valley girls basketball team (17-5) to a win Thursday night over West Central in the first round of the Class 1A girls’ playoffs.
The Blue Devils end the season 6-17. Turkey Valley advanced to face Maquoketa Valley (14-9) Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Jackson Junction at 7 p.m. The winner of Tuesday’s game will advance to face the winner of Central Elkader/Edgewood-Colesburg game Friday, Feb. 17, in Elkader at 7 p.m.