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Mixed results for SW girls

Thursday, February 2, 2023 5:36 pm

While the South Winn girls’ basketball team worked hard to mount a comeback Monday, it wasn’t enough to top Kee High. However, the Warriors (6-13, 6-9 UIC) rebounded to top Postville Tuesday night.

Decorah regional champs, 10 move on to state

Monday, January 30, 2023 9:35 pm

The Decorah girls’ wrestling team proved why it is one of the best in the state and ranked No. 5, after running away with the Region 7 title and qualifying 10 wrestlers for the state tournament following Friday’s tournament held at Luther College.
The Vikes garnered 266 points over No. 8 Anamosa who finished in second place with 191 with Mason City third with 163 points.
The top four in each weight class from each regional punched tickets to the first state meet sanctioned by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, with a total of 32 girls advancing to state. The state meet will be held at the Xtream Arena in Coralville, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 2-3.

SW girls send four to state; Myers punches ticket

Monday, January 30, 2023 9:32 pm

In the inaugural year of girls wrestling in the state of Iowa, South Winn will send four to the state-sanctioned event later this week. The Warriors were part of the Super Regional which competed at Luther College Friday with South Winn finishing fifth as a team with 116.5 points. No. 7 Osage won the Region 8 title with 243 points.
The top four in each weight class from each regional punched tickets to the first state meet sanctioned by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, with a total of 32 girls advancing to state. The state meet will be held at the Xtream Arena in Coralville, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 2-3.
“Friday was a great day overall. We came knowing that we had three really good opportunities and a couple other chances to make something happen if we wrestled well. We had a couple very good rounds to start the day and put three in the finals,” said Coach Ethan Adams. “We saw many of our girls bring things in from the season and put them to work on the mat, which is continually exciting as I really feel like we’ve continued to improve throughout the year. I am extremely proud of all our girls.”

Boys conference champs, girls third

Monday, January 30, 2023 9:30 pm

It was a big week for the Decorah girls’ and boys’ bowling teams as they competed at the conference team tournament and defeated North Iowa at home.

Vikings are best of NCSC…for fifth straight season

Monday, January 30, 2023 9:29 pm

Saturday marked the fifth North Central Swim Conference title in a row for the Decorah boys’ swim team. The Vikes traveled to Cedar Rapids to compete in the championships where they tallied 479 points, which included 11 top-three placings. Vinton-Shellsburg was a distant second with 357 points.
“I am so proud of the way the boys swam — from our freshman scoring points to the depth of our relays — this was truly a team win for the Vikings. For the season, we had a record of 30-7,” said Coach Loran Storts.
Decorah had one individual champion winning two events. Dom Bigalk claimed the 200 freestyle in 1:56.48 and touched the wall first in the 500 freestyle in 5:20.60.

Decorah overwhelms NH, 70-36

Monday, January 30, 2023 9:28 pm

Not even the weather could stop the Class 4A No. 6 Decorah girls’ basketball team (16-2, 8-0 NEIC) as the Vikings defeated New Hampton (7-10, 2-6 NEIC) at home Friday, 70-36.
Decorah created a large gap in the scoring in the first with a 24-10 advantage that grew to 49-25 by halftime. Solid Viking defense and opportunities scoring pushed Decorah over the top in the second half as the Vikes outscored the Chickasaws 23-11 for the win.

Vikes on four-game win streak

Monday, January 30, 2023 9:27 pm

The Decorah boys’ basketball team is on roll, this time the Vikes (10-5, 5-3 NEIC) bested New Hampton (7-10, 3-5 NEIC) in NEIC action Friday night, 88-59.
Playing at home, Decorah took control early on. The Vikes went up 12-6 midway through the first period and led 22-18 at the end of the quarter. It remained a close battle throughout the second period, with Decorah up 38-35 at the half. Decorah continued to play tough going up by 10 at the end of the third, 55-45. The fourth quarter was when the Vikes put the game away, scoring 33 points.

Warriors crown two UIC champs, finish third

Monday, January 30, 2023 9:22 pm

Despite graduating a lot of wrestlers from last year’s Upper Iowa Conference championship team, the South Winn boys’ wrestling team competed well Thursday at the individual tournament. The Warriors finished third with 171 points, behind MFL MarMac who had 220 points and North Fayette Valley with 218.
In addition, two Warrior matmen claimed titles with two others finishing second.
“I thought we wrestled well as we were able to get four wrestlers into the finals,” said Coach Jacob Elsbernd. “We are still young, but I loved our effort and competitive spirit. We are getting healthier and our guys are still making some nice improvements. I think we are starting to peak and will have two weeks to get some work in before we step on the mat at the district tournament.”

Four Vikings finish runner-up

Monday, January 30, 2023 9:21 pm

Decorah took on some difficult competition in the Northeast Iowa Conference wrestling tournament in Waukon Saturday, finishing fifth as a team with 117.5 points, despite having four Vikes in the finals.
Class 3A No. 1 Waverly-Shell Rock picked up the team title with 314.5 points, well ahead of second-place Crestwood who garnered 197 points. New Hampton-Turkey Valley finished third with 178 points.

Fourth-quarter lifts Warriors over NFV, 54-49

Monday, January 30, 2023 9:19 pm

It was a big comeback in the fourth quarter Friday night as the South Winn boys’ basketball team (10-6, 9-3 UIC) defeated North Fayette Valley (10-6, 9-4 UIC) in West Union, 54-49.
The TigerHawks took the early lead over the Warriors 14-10 following the first eight minutes of action and opened the margin to 26-17 by halftime. As South Winn worked to close the gap, NFV maintained a comfortable advantage through the third to lead, 42-30, with one quarter remaining. That is when the Warriors went to work on both ends of the floor, outscoring the home team 24-7 and bring home the win, closing the game on a 20-5 run in the last five minutes.

SW girls fall to TigerHawks

Monday, January 30, 2023 9:17 pm

The South Winn girls’ basketball team (5-12, 5-8 UIC) fell behind early Friday night and never recovered, losing to North Fayette Valley (11-5, 10-3 UIC) in West Union, 58-21.
Things didn’t look good from the beginning, with the Warriors scoring just four points in the first eight minutes to trail 15-4 after the first quarter. The TigerHawks continued to plow ahead in the second quarter. At the halftime break, the TigerHawks led, 37-12. The Warriors scored eight points in the third frame and were held to one in the final period.

Twin wins for Trojan girls

Thursday, January 26, 2023 10:03 pm

Earlier this week it was a tale of two totally different ball games for the Turkey Valley girls’ basketball team (13-5, 12-2 UIC) as they narrowly defeated non-conference foe Crestwood and bested West Central.

Two games in two nights

Thursday, January 26, 2023 10:02 pm

It was a busy start to the week as the Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team (9-7, 7-5 UIC) played back-to-back nights facing Crestwood on the road Monday and recognizing its seniors Tuesday at home against West Central.

South Winn grapplers prep for UIC tourney

Thursday, January 26, 2023 10:02 pm

The South Winn wrestling team had a busy end to the regular season with a triangular at Central Springs Tuesday, going 1-1 for the night. The Warriors defeated North Butler-Clarksville 47-33 and fell to the host 51-21.
Against North Butler-Clarksville, the Warriors picked up five wins and received three forfeits. At 106 pounds, Jamison Zweibahmer picked up a fall over Weston Miller in 2:47. Landen Schnuelle turned Stroker Koop in 1:45 for the fall at 138 pounds and Lukas Weiss pinned Ryland Pitzenberger in 1:03 at 145 pounds. By an 18-1 tech fall, Kyle Kuboushek was the winner at 152 pounds over Samuel Martinez-Macias and Ray Lienau threw Weston Jensen at 220 pounds in 2:38. Receiving forfeits for South Winn were Aiden Feickert (113), Kaden Bullerman (160) and Parker Timp (195).

SW boys back on track with W

Thursday, January 26, 2023 10:00 pm

After dropping a close non-conference game to New Hampton Monday, the South Winn boys’ basketball team (9-6, 8-3 UIC) got back on track Tuesday with a win over Kee High at home.

Mixed results for Lady Warriors

Thursday, January 26, 2023 9:59 pm

There were highs and lows earlier this week for the South Winn girls’ basketball team (5-11, 5-7 UIC) with a suffocating loss to Class 3A New Hampton Monday and a Senior Night win over Kee High Tuesday.

Duwe breaks all-time girls’ scoring record

Thursday, January 26, 2023 9:59 pm

Stepping out of conference play, the Class 4A No. 6 Decorah girls’ basketball team extended its win streak to eight Tuesday night. The Vikes (15-2, 7-0 NEIC) traveled to Denver (6-11) and brought home a 71-54 victory. In addition, senior Bryar Duwe topped the girls’ basketball all-time scoring record of 1,310 points.
Decorah opened the night with a 25-14 lead first quarter advantage. In the second period, the Cyclones picked up some offensive momentum and narrowed the Vikes’ lead to 38-32 at the break. The Red and Blue did just enough in the second half to maintain their lead, outscoring the home team 13-10 in the third to carry a 51-42 lead into the final period. Both squads were on fire in the fourth, nearly matching point-for-point, but Decorah’s lead lifted the Vikings over Denver in the end.

Monona Free Throw Contest Sunday

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 9:53 pm

Knights of Columbus Council 8178 of Monona, will be hosting their annual free throw contest on Sunday, Jan. 29.

Viking girls second, SW seventh at Winter tourney

Monday, January 23, 2023 9:46 pm

Wrestlers from 16 schools took the mats for perhaps the final time in the regular season Saturday at the Decorah winter tournament. Among them were the hosts Lady Vikes who finished second with 236 points, five points behind Waverly-Shell Rock who tallied 241. The South Winn girls’ wrestling team also took part in the tournament and finished with 84 points in seventh place.

Lady Viking grapplers top Comets

Monday, January 23, 2023 9:45 pm

The Decorah girls’ wrestling team had a good finish to the dual season with a 45-18 win over Charles City Friday night on the road.
The Vikes picked up six wins and two forfeits for the night.
Kaitlyn Bjork started the pins at 115 pounds by throwing Tegan Cavanaugh in 5:01. At 130 pounds, Ashley Bjork threw Kylie Blunt in 47 seconds. In 1:28, Mairi Sessions pinned Nyssa Salinas at 155 pounds followed by Kamryn Steines turning Savannah Baldus in 1:13 for the fall at 170 pounds. Moving up a weight class, Naomi Simon threw Leah Stewart in 1:27 at 190 pounds.
Receiving forfeits were Chloe Sheffield (105) and Rorie Weidow (120).