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Strong start for SW linksters

Thursday, April 13, 2023 10:55 am

It was a solid two-day period for the South Winn golf teams, as the boys’ squad hit the links for the first time Monday at Waukon and both teams were in action Tuesday at Big Rock Golf Course in Fayette Tuesday in an 18-hole triangular.

Boys only
The South Winn boys golf team competed in a nine-hole triangular event at Waukon Golf & Country Club against Waukon and Crestwood on Monday, April 11, finishing third. Waukon came out victorious with 160 followed by Crestwood with 166 and South Winn with a 171.
Senior Carson Wenthold made some noise in the first outing of the season, finishing third with a 38. Also contributing to the Warrior scorecard were Jackson Goltz, 42; Carson Streeter, 44, Braiden Todd, 47, Jordan Baumler, 48; and Brady Lensing, 53.

Trojans bring home several golds from N-P

Thursday, April 13, 2023 10:53 am

It was a busy night on the oval for the Turkey Valley track teams Tuesday as the Trojans competed at Nashua-Plainfield, bringing home a total of five gold medals.
At the end of the night, Northwood-Kensett took the girls’ team title with 112 points with Turkey Valley bringing home sixth with 58 points. In the boys’ team race, it was the host, Nashua-Plainfield, reigning supreme with 161 points and the Trojans finishing with 49 points in seventh place.

Decorah girls take bronze at Top Gun

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 8:47 am

On the most beautiful weekend of spring, Decorah traveled to Waterloo’s Byrnes Park on Saturday, April 8, to compete in the Top Gun tennis tournament. Hosted by Columbus Catholic, this tournament presented the Decorah team with some of the toughest competition they will encounter until the latter part of the season. Each girl played a total of 78 games of tennis, and undoubtedly each would say the day’s competition improved their game.

New opponent for Vikes

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 8:46 am

The Decorah boys tennis team hosted a top 1A Minnesota team from Saint Paul Area, Mounds Park Academy Saturday, April 8. Mounds Park brought a tough style of play from an experienced team and beat Decorah 9-2.

Errors costly for Lady Vikes

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 8:45 am

It was a very even game between the Decorah girls soccer team and Dubuque Senior Saturday, April 8. Playing on the road, the Vikes were unable to find the goal and were defeated 2-0.

SW will mix veteran talent with exciting youth

Monday, April 10, 2023 11:28 am

Talent and experience will rule the course for the South Winn girls’ golf team in 2023.
The Warriors return four letter winners who were able to contribute low scores for the team a year ago.
They will be coached by Glenna Munuswamy, who is in her fifth year leading the women.

Warriors eying big season on the greens

Monday, April 10, 2023 11:26 am

Finding the right line-up may be a challenge for the South Winn boys’ golf team, with a mix of experience and first-time players looking to contribute to the Warriors’ success this season.
Looking to put together a solid squad come postseason in May, is seventh-year head coach Mike Wenthold.

Winners of the oval; Vikes win own invite

Monday, April 10, 2023 11:21 am

The Decorah girls’ track and field team hosted the Viking Invite Thursday night, featuring eight teams from across the area.
The Vikings won the meet with 174 points, South Winn took home fifth with 65 points, while Turkey Valley was eighth with 26 points.

Warriors second, TV boys fifth at Postville

Monday, April 10, 2023 11:19 am

Getting out on a nice night for a meet, the South Winn and Turkey Valley boys’ track teams competed at the Postville Foster Kiesau Relays Thursday night.
The Warriors finished the meet with 103 points, taking the runner-up spot in the team standings behind Waukon who tallied 165 points. The Trojans were fifth with 69 points.

Decorah grabs win over NFV

Monday, April 10, 2023 11:18 am

The Decorah girls’ soccer team (1-1) picked up its first win Thursday, defeating North Fayette Valley (0-1) on the road, 2-1.
After a scoreless first half where both teams had some good opportunities to score, Decorah came up with two early goals in the second half, which was enough to keep a spirited NFV side at bay.

Second place for Vikings in Waverly

Monday, April 10, 2023 11:16 am

The Decorah boys’ track and field team got a chance to size up area competition Thursday, competing at the Waverly-Shell Rock Dave Sage Relays.
The Vikings finished second in the team standings with 152 points. Waverly-Shell Rock took first with 161 points.
In total, Decorah had eight events take first. Kaiden Quandahl swept the jumps, clearing the high jump bar at 6 feet even and leaping 21 feet 2 inches in the long jump. Kelley Gates was the champion in the 100-meter dash in 11.42 seconds while Trevor Kuennen bested the 400-meter dash field in a time of 54.27 seconds.

Viking boys second, SW seventh at DHS Early Bird

Monday, April 10, 2023 11:13 am

The weather cooperated Monday night for the Decorah early bird meet, the Vikings first outdoor meet and South Winn’s second of the 2023 season.
Overall, Mason City loaded the buses with the team title with 146 points, one point ahead of the host, while South Winn finished the night with 19 points in seventh place.

Vikings get started with 9-0 win

Monday, April 10, 2023 11:10 am

In their first meet of the year, the Decorah girls’ tennis team defeated Osage 9-0 on Monday night at home.
Experienced doubles duo Annalise Skarade and Haley Gossman took full control of their No. 1 doubles match with excellent groundstroke control and active net play to defeat Kaitlyn Olson and Kendall Olson in a pair of 6-2 sets.
Returner Evon Leitz partnered for the first time with sophomore newcomer Klaara Short to secure a solid win at No. 2 doubles. The pair defeated Brooklyn Brock and Sue Meier 6-2 and 6-0.

Tough dual victory for Decorah

Monday, April 10, 2023 11:09 am

The Decorah boys tennis varsity team traveled to Winona Cotter Monday evening and picked up a tough 4-3 dual meet win playing Minnesota rules where teams play four singles matches and three doubles matches. The team also played a JV match against Osage, which is starting a boys program this year coming away with a 6-3 team victory at home Monday.
“In both meets there was some tough competition, early season nerves and plenty of hard fought matches,” said Coach Matt Anderson. “In junior varsity action many of the players got their first experience playing full matches that counted towards a team score. At Cotter, the experience of Caden Branum and Daniel Skrade, both returning state qualifiers, really showed as they secured two quality wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles.”

Willie set to lead Decorah Mountain Bike League

Thursday, March 30, 2023 6:19 pm

Decorah sophomore Garrett Willie is ready to ride this spring.

Warriors looking for right mix of experience

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 3:18 pm

Finding a strong blend of senior experience and young enthusiasm will be what propels the South Winn boys track team this spring.

SW boasts state-experienced veterans with mix of youth

Thursday, March 23, 2023 6:13 pm

With a large contingent of athletes back with state experience in both track and cross country, the South Winn girls track team has every reason to be optimistic about the season ahead.

Viking girls ready to make a run in 2023; return 15 letter winners

Thursday, March 23, 2023 6:12 pm

The stage is set for another big season for the Decorah girls track and field team.

DHS boys looking for young guns to step up and become contributors

Thursday, March 23, 2023 6:12 pm

It will be a youth movement for the Decorah boys track and field team this season.

Battle in the NEIC; Vikings win eight golds

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 6:14 pm

The Decorah boys and girls track teams got a chance to see the competition Tuesday night as they competed in the Northeast Iowa Conference indoor meet at Luther College. No team scores were kept.