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Decorah girls fall to top-ranked Wolverines

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 5:34 pm

Kicking off the season against the top-ranked and returning champions in Class 2A, the Class 4A No. 7 Decorah girls’ basketball team (0-1, 0-0 NEIC) fell to Dike-New Hartford (1-0) on the road, 59-49.
After a close 9-7 first quarter, the Wolverines pulled ahead to a 31-19 halftime lead that the Vikings were unable to recover from despite their best efforts to close the gap.

DHS participates in state bowling

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 5:32 pm

Six Decorah High School students traveled to Maple Lanes in Waterloo to participate in the Special Olympics State Bowling Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 21. To qualify, each bowler had to win their division in the Northeast Iowa Regional tournament held in October.

Alberts to compete at Minn. St.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 5:32 pm

Julia Alberts recently signed her national letter of intent to participate in track and field at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn.    
Alberts has been a three-year letter winner at Decorah High School and two-time state qualifier in discuss for the Vikings. During the 2021 and 2022 seasons, Albert was the Northeast Iowa Conference Champion in the discus. In 2022 meet she placed third in Class 3A in the discuss with a throw of over 134 feet which also earned her elite all-state honors for the meet as it was third longest throw in all classes.  
Julia is the daughter of Tom Alberts and the late Deb Alberts.  

Viking and Warrior women take part in first sanctioned tourney

Monday, November 21, 2022 5:18 pm

As the sport of girls’ wrestling has increased in popularity in the last several years, teams from across northeast Iowa invaded Decorah Saturday for the first girls’ tournament of the year since the Iowa High School Girls’ Athletic Union sanctioned the sport. 
The host Vikings finished third with 263 points behind Northwood-Kensett’s 307 and Cedar Falls’ 302 points. South Winn tallied 79 points during the event to finished ninth in the field of 14 teams.

Young Warriors looking to grow fast

Monday, November 21, 2022 5:16 pm

Some players will get the chance to make a name for themselves as a part of the South Winn varsity basketball team.
With three seniors graduated who played big minutes last year, it will be a work-in-progress for the Warriors during the early portion of the 2022-23 season.
Putting the pieces together will be head coach Derek Taylor, who is in his second year with the program. He is assisted by Mitchell Herold.

Warriors looking to shine

Monday, November 21, 2022 5:11 pm

There’s excitement in the South Winn girls’ basketball program.
With eight returning letter winners and several young players ready for their time to shine, there’s potential for a strong year for the Warriors.
Leading the team is Head Coach Justin Izer. This is the third season at the helm for Izer as he will be assisted by Carter Wenthold and Mike Gehling.

There’s a new sport in town

Monday, November 21, 2022 5:10 pm

While girls’ wrestling isn’t exactly a new sport, the 2022-23 season is the first that it is a stand-alone sport sanctioned within the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union — and it’s growing fast.
The Warriors have 11 members on the team, three who have experience to lend a hand to the newcomers. Also, with experience both as a wrestler and an assistant coach is new girls’ head coach Ethan Adams.

Warriors hoping to fill every weight this season

Monday, November 21, 2022 5:09 pm

It’s going to be a battle for a starting spot on the South Winn wrestling line-up this season.
With over 20 grapplers filling the weight room this winter, the Warriors should yet again have a strong group.
Motivating the athletes to victory is head coach Jake Elsbernd. In his 12th season with the Warriors, he will be assisted by Ethan Adams, Dakota Gray, Kenny Mikota, Jason Schmelzer, Tayton Bullerman and Logan Schnuelle.

State-bound; Five events for Marshalltown Saturday

Monday, November 7, 2022 4:26 pm

The Decorah girls swim and dive team is going back to state with five events. The athletes will take the water Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, in Marshalltown.
“We are excited with the results from the regional meet. Just like the performance at the conference meet, we had significant time drops by the entire team, which resulted in us placing second overall. Each of our three relays had time drops from the conference meet, with the 200 and 400 free relay qualifying for the state meet. Individually we had 13 races where we dropped time from our conference meet. Overall, an outstanding day by all our swimmers,” said Coach Loran Storts.

Drucker wins final football contest

Monday, November 7, 2022 4:25 pm

Calmar’s Pam Drucker was the final winner of the 2022 Pigskin Picks football contest. Drucker missed two games, as did second and third place; however, by virtue of the first tie-breaker was the closest. Wayne State’s score of 56 was the highest score of any one team and Drucker guessed 62.
Runner-up went to Kevin Cervenka of Fort Atkinson who missed two and guessed the first tie-breaker at 63. Bob Sorenson of Decorah had a first tie-breaker guess of 65.

Eleven Trojans named to all-district teams

Monday, November 7, 2022 4:24 pm

The awards are in for Eight Man, District 3, with 11 members of the Turkey Valley football team being named all-district, along with Head Coach Mark Scott named as Coach of the Year for the second straight season. Junior Oliver Schmitt was also named the Defensive Player of the Year.
Two Trojans were recognized the third time in the careers, three for the second time with the other six are first-time honorees.

Vikes named All-NEIC

Monday, November 7, 2022 4:23 pm

Three members of the Decorah volleyball team were honored for their work on the hardwood this fall by being named to the all-conference list.
Seniors Amelia Dugger, Haley Gossman and Dahlyn Headington were recognized. For Dugger and Gossman, it’s their second honor, while Headington earned her first.
Dugger and Gossman were both senior middle hitters/blockers for the Vikings and were named to the first team.

SW girls finish as runners-up

Monday, November 7, 2022 4:22 pm

Ranked No. 3 entering the state championship Saturday, the South Winn girls’ cross country team was looking to defend their title from a year ago but came up a little short. The Warriors put together a strong day, taking second with 116 points. The Red and White had an average time of 20:41, with a spread of 1:46.
No. 2 Earlham won the team title with 101 points.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck ends Trojans’ run in second round

Monday, November 7, 2022 4:21 pm

A few uncharacteristic mistakes, penalties and lost two-point conversions hurt the eight-man Turkey Valley football team on its quest to defeat No. 3 Gladbrook-Reinbeck Friday night in the second round of the playoffs as they came up short, 30-28, at home.
Turkey Valley ends the season 7-2.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck (9-1) is in the quarterfinals Thursday, Nov. 3, at Newell-Fonda (9-1), with the winner moving on to the semifinals at the UNI-Dome.
“This was a tough loss. The players played hard and gave great effort. It was a game of two evenly matched teams but unfortunately we came up short by two points. The only turnover of the entire game came on a fourth down interception late in the game,” said Coach Mark Scott. “The seniors ended a great career on the grid iron with two district titles going undefeated in district play the last two years. Both of the losses in the playoffs the last two seasons were by two points. The hard work that they put in the off season showed on the field all season long. We will miss this group of seniors.”

Gladbrook-Reinbeck ends Trojans’ run in second round

Monday, November 7, 2022 4:21 pm

A few uncharacteristic mistakes, penalties and lost two-point conversions hurt the eight-man Turkey Valley football team on its quest to defeat No. 3 Gladbrook-Reinbeck Friday night in the second round of the playoffs as they came up short, 30-28, at home.
Turkey Valley ends the season 7-2.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck (9-1) is in the quarterfinals Thursday, Nov. 3, at Newell-Fonda (9-1), with the winner moving on to the semifinals at the UNI-Dome.
“This was a tough loss. The players played hard and gave great effort. It was a game of two evenly matched teams but unfortunately we came up short by two points. The only turnover of the entire game came on a fourth down interception late in the game,” said Coach Mark Scott. “The seniors ended a great career on the grid iron with two district titles going undefeated in district play the last two years. Both of the losses in the playoffs the last two seasons were by two points. The hard work that they put in the off season showed on the field all season long. We will miss this group of seniors.”

Holthaus a winner in football contest

Monday, November 7, 2022 4:19 pm

Morry Holthaus is the winner in week six of the football Pigskin Picks football contest.
While several entries didn’t miss a game, the first tie-breaker came into play. Turkey Valley scored the most points of any one team with 71. Holthaus predicted 65 to win the top prize.
Taking second place was Phil Norton of Waukon. He also had a perfect entry and guessed 64 on the first tie-breaker. In third was Decorah’s Darrell Vick with a first tie-breaker guess of 62.
Most commonly missed games was Crestwood stunning North Fayette Valley, Oklahoma over Texas and Loras falling to Coe.

Holthaus a winner in football contest

Monday, November 7, 2022 4:19 pm

Morry Holthaus is the winner in week six of the football Pigskin Picks football contest.
While several entries didn’t miss a game, the first tie-breaker came into play. Turkey Valley scored the most points of any one team with 71. Holthaus predicted 65 to win the top prize.
Taking second place was Phil Norton of Waukon. He also had a perfect entry and guessed 64 on the first tie-breaker. In third was Decorah’s Darrell Vick with a first tie-breaker guess of 62.
Most commonly missed games was Crestwood stunning North Fayette Valley, Oklahoma over Texas and Loras falling to Coe.

Ten locals named all-conference

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 3:38 pm

Ten local spikers were named to the Upper Iowa Conference all-league teams, released last week.
Five members from each the Turkey Valley and South Winn squads were recognized.

Ten locals named all-conference

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 3:38 pm

Ten local spikers were named to the Upper Iowa Conference all-league teams, released last week.
Five members from each the Turkey Valley and South Winn squads were recognized.

Luther’s One Team Giving Day Nov. 3

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 3:36 pm

Luther College will host its third annual One Team Giving Day on Thursday, Nov. 3. The campaign begins at 6 a.m.
Funds raised through One Team Day will directly support Luther student-athletes as they continue to uphold Norse traditions established by decades of excellence in Luther Athletics. Donors will have the opportunity to give directly to individual sports programs or to all student-athletes as ‘one team.’