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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.’  

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.’  

NICC closes regular season, competes at Midwest Conference Championships

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 3:36 pm

Northeast Iowa Community College Cougar Sports Shooting ended the regular season with a close loss to the Southeastern Blackhawks on Saturday, Oct. 8, 448-482.
NICC athlete Austin Snell, the meet’s top scorer with 99 points, was named Athlete of the Week by the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. The Cougars posted a 2-2 season record and advanced next to the Collegiate Central Midwest Conference Championships. 

NICC closes regular season, competes at Midwest Conference Championships

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 3:36 pm

Northeast Iowa Community College Cougar Sports Shooting ended the regular season with a close loss to the Southeastern Blackhawks on Saturday, Oct. 8, 448-482.
NICC athlete Austin Snell, the meet’s top scorer with 99 points, was named Athlete of the Week by the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. The Cougars posted a 2-2 season record and advanced next to the Collegiate Central Midwest Conference Championships. 

SW girls to represent Winneshiek County at state – Take aim a second straight title

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 3:34 pm

The South Winn girls’ cross country team, ranked No. 3 in Class 1A, will have the chance to defend its Class 1A title this week after winning the state-qualifying race Thursday in Cascade. The Decorah girls’ and boys’ teams finished fifth and did not qualify.
In Class 1A, the first two teams, plus the first 10 individuals qualify from each of the Class 1A state qualifying meets advance to state, while in Class 3A the top three teams, plus the first 15 individual place winners qualify for the state meet.
The state cross country meet is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, in Fort Dodge at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course. The Class 1A girls run Friday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m.

Trojans to face No. 6 Rebels Friday at home

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 3:32 pm

The Turkey Valley football team is moving on in the eight-man playoffs.
The Trojans (6-1) defeated Ed-Co (4-3) Friday night in Jackson Junction, 71-42. The Red and White will now host sixth-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck (8-1) Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m.
“This was a hard fought game as Ed-Co kept making plays to keep them in the game,” said Coach Mark Scott. “We had some big plays on offense and defense. On defense we had a couple of red zone stops, two big interceptions by Noah Hanson and Carson Busta, along with a huge fourth-down sack by Ryan Franzen just before halftime that gave us an opportunity to score.”

Decorah brings home all golds

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 3:31 pm

Utilizing some swimmers in different events Thursday night, the Decorah girls’ swim and dive team had a strong night in the water at Algona, winning 150 to 44, and brining home gold medals in each event.
Striking gold first was the 200-yard medley relay of Maeley Nefzger, Katerina Kovarik, Julia Alberts and Paige Werner turning in a time of 2:03.54. Werner then turned around and got right back in the water to win the 200-yard freestyle as an individual in 2:10.62. Winning the 200-yard individual medley in 2:41.32 was Grace Stegen.