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Decorah boys soccer young and talented

Friday, April 21, 2023 11:45 am

Potential — that is the hot word around the Decorah boys soccer team this spring.
With some cornerstones to the program, along with a list of new members and a new coach, anything is possible this spring.
Anxious to see his team grow is new head coach Zachary Shearer.

Decorah girls shine at Relays; SW ties for fourth

Monday, April 17, 2023 10:03 am

The Decorah girls track team sent its seniors out in style Thursday night, hosting the Decorah Relays under picture-perfect conditions.
The Vikes won the team title with 159 points in the final home meet of the year. South Winn finished in a three-way tie with 57 points with Charles City and Mason City.

Redenius saves four from goal in shootout

Monday, April 17, 2023 10:02 am

It was a big day on the green for the Decorah girls soccer team (1-3) as the Vikes defeated Grundy Center-Gladbrook-Reinbeck (3-1) in a shootout, 3-2.
“This game may have been exciting for the fans to watch but was nerve-wracking for the coaches,” admitted Coach Loren Hendrickson.
The game started very well for Decorah, with the Vikes getting some early opportunities to score, and also getting control of possession for much of the first half. The game went to half time scoreless.

Trojans sweep WC on links

Monday, April 17, 2023 10:01 am

The Turkey Valley golf teams notched a pair of UIC wins with a sweep over a much-improved West Central squad at Jackson Heights Golf Course Thursday.
“We had another beautiful night for golf with the exception of some strong SW winds, but the kids really seemed to enjoy themselves out there on the course,” said Coach John Reicks. “We are still working on some things including course management and proper golf etiquette, but I really like what I see at this early stage of the season.”

Decorah captures eight golds at WD

Monday, April 17, 2023 10:00 am

The Decorah boys track team got a chance to see some new competition Thursday, competing at the West Delaware Invite.
The Vikes picked up 154 points, taking second at the seven-team invite. Waverly-Shell Rock was the team champion with 212 points.
Decorah had three individuals and five relays bring home titles. In the long jump, Kaiden Quandahl topped the field with a leap of 20 feet 6 inches. William Hahn was crowned the discus champion with a best throw of 138 feet 4 inches and breaking the tape in the 1600-meter run in 4:59.22 was Garrett See.

Vikings get on home course

Monday, April 17, 2023 9:59 am

It was a near perfect day for golf Thursday as the Decorah boys golf team hosted eight other squads in the Decorah Invite, held at Oneota Golf and Country Club.
It was the first home meet of the season for the Vikes and just the second overall.
Decorah fired a 351, taking eighth in varsity team scores. Holmen (Wis.) finished first with 311 while Holy Family Catholic came in second with 313.

Busy end to week for netters

Monday, April 17, 2023 9:58 am

Three meets in two days led to some tired legs for the Decorah boys tennis team who competed against Clear Lake Thursday morning, Mason City Thursday afternoon and Aplington-Parkersburg Friday afternoon.
The Vikes prevailed 9-0 against an experienced Clear Lake squad that played numerous very tough sets before Decorah adjusted to the very windy conditions and turned up the pressure.

Viking netters top Oelwein

Monday, April 17, 2023 9:57 am

A small group of the Decorah girls’ tennis team traveled to Oelwein for a dual meet Friday and with Oelwein’s small team meant the Vikes were already ahead 5-0 going into the match.
Victories by Evon Leitz at No. 1 singles, Mara Branum at No. 2 singles and Corina Timm at No. 3 singles put the Vikes up 8-0 going into doubles. Anika Grinna and Kaitlyn Bjork partnered at No. 1 doubles and battled to a 9-7 victory after getting down 7-5. Their victory secured a 9-0 win for the team.

SW sweeps medals in triangular with Vikes, Indians

Monday, April 17, 2023 9:56 am

Following a week delay, the Decorah girls’ golf team finally got on the course Friday, while it was the Warriors’ third time touring a course in 2023. The two squads competed at Waukon with South Winn having the top team score with 240, followed by the Vikes’ 250 and Waukon 272.

SW gets UIC win over Eagles

Monday, April 17, 2023 9:55 am

It was a busy end of the week for the South Winn golf teams with a conference meet with Clayton Ridge and the girls’ team finally competing in Waukon after the initial triangular with the Indians and Decorah was rained out.

Decorah wins big over Comets

Monday, April 17, 2023 9:54 am

Closing out a three-game week, the Decorah boys’ soccer team (3-1) picked up a convincing 7-0 win on the road over Charles City (1-7) Friday night.
The Vikings score two goals in the first half and padded its lead with five more in the second. In all, Decorah had 14 shots on goal with Aiden Burroughs putting two balls in goal for Decorah with Jake Magner, Lincoln Bishop, Benson Newhouse, Isaac Knaack and Franklin Lesmeister each contributing one apiece.

Trojans bring home two golds

Monday, April 17, 2023 9:54 am

Getting on the track at New Hampton, the Turkey Valley girls and boys track teams posted another day of solid gains Thursday.
The girls finished with 36 points, garnering one gold. The boys’ team standings were unavailable at press time, but the Trojans also collected one title.

Experience leading the way for Viking netters

Monday, April 17, 2023 9:52 am

With the season already under way, it is clear that the experience of the Decorah girls tennis team will be the key to successful run in the 2023 postseason with the Vikes already 4-2 in duals.
Taking the reins for her inaugural season is Amanda Huinker, who is just the second coach in the program’s history, with assistants Reg Laursen, Phil Yee, Kristy Schilling and Annika Krieg.

Viking boys pick up two wins

Thursday, April 13, 2023 11:19 am

After opening the season with a tough loss, the Decorah boys soccer team (2-1) rebounded with back-to-back wins earlier this week defeating Independence (1-1) at home 4-0 Monday and Postville (1-4) on the road Tuesday, 4-2.
In all, Decorah had 28 shots on goal with 14 shots on target and six corner kicks Monday night. Playing on the home pitch Monday, Vinicio Ortiz, Jimmy Valdez, Will Larson and Lincoln Bishop all scored goals for the Vikes with assists by Jake Magner, Easton Luzum and Brady Benzing. Meanwhile Caleb Myer had six saves in the goal.

Vikes take Relays title; SW fifth

Thursday, April 13, 2023 11:02 am

It was a picture-perfect night on the oval Monday as the Decorah boys track team hosted the Decorah relays. The Vikes won the day with 164 points. Waukon was a distant second with 115. South Winn came in fifth with 62.

The home squad
Decorah picked up five victories on the night. Highlighting the meet was a new school record in the long jump by Kaiden Quandahl at 22 feet 3 inches.
Two other individual won gold in hurdle events. Dakota Johnson broke the tape in the 110-high hurdles in 15.95 seconds, while Ashton Saltou won the 400-meter hurdle event in 1:00.53.

Mustangs too much for Decorah girls

Thursday, April 13, 2023 11:01 am

Finally getting to play at home, the Decorah girls soccer team (1-3) fell to Independence (2-0) at home Monday night, 4-0.
The Vikes were behind 2-0 at halftime and couldn’t swing the momentum in their favor in the second half as the Mustangs scored two more times in the second half.
Decorah had just two shots on goal with one coming from Gabrielle Dixon and the other Grace Neal. Goalie Mya Redenius recorded 10 saves.

Pitch fever; record number set to compete

Thursday, April 13, 2023 11:00 am

The foundation is set for the Decorah girls soccer team with 40 athletes competing for a spot on the pitch as the 2023 season gets underway. All that is needed is the weather to cooperate so they can get time on the field.
Looking to add to the historic program is Loren Hendrickson who is in his sixth season with the Vikings.

Vikings open season at NH

Thursday, April 13, 2023 10:58 am

The season got underway Monday for the Decorah boys golf team as the Vikes traveled to New Hampton to take on the Chickasaws. Playing 18 holes, Decorah fell to the host 355 to 323.
New Hampton swept the medalist honors with Jack Shawver taking the top spot with a 76, followed by Kyle Glenn who carded a 79.

Decorah splits squad; SW joins Vikes in Hudson

Thursday, April 13, 2023 10:57 am

The Decorah girls track team split its squad Tuesday night, with varsity members going to Hudson and junior varsity going to Waukon. After last week’s meet at Jesup was cancelled, South Winn added the Hudson meet to its schedule as well.
The Vikes finished just shy of the top spot in the team standings with 76 points behind AGWSR’s 83. The Warriors put up 40 points to tie for 10th place with Wapsie Valley.

Viking netters defeat Comets with adjusted line-up

Thursday, April 13, 2023 10:56 am

In their second home meet of the season, the Decorah girls tennis team defeated Charles City Tuesday, April 11, 8-1.  The varsity lineup was moderately adjusted to provide match play opportunities for the less experienced varsity members and up-and-coming JV players in both singles and doubles, and the Decorah athletes stepped up to the challenge.
In singles, Evon Leitz slid seamlessly into the No. 1 position, defeating her opponent 6-2, 6-3; likewise, freshman Olivia Huinker moved into the No. 2 singles spot smoothly, winning 6-4, 6-2.  With steady groundstrokes, Camryn Holland defeated her opponent at No. 3 singles; senior Jenna Hartz battled at No. 4 singles, winning her first set in a tie break but ultimately falling in a third-set tie-breaker.  Newcomers Klaara Short at No. 5 singles and Mara Branum at No. 6 singles didn’t back down in the face of tough competition with both winning tight matches.