Trojans take two at Crestwood

Monday, September 13, 2021 2:00 pm

The Turkey Valley volleyball team (3-6) took to the court at the Crestwood tournament Saturday, coming home with two wins.
“We need to get our offense running a bit stronger and the girls need to get a little more intensity in their play the whole time they are on the court and off. When we saw them with that intensity, they played great, when the intensity was low we tended to play flat,” said Coach Tammy Vrzak. “They are starting to gel together much better the more we get to play. This will be a long week with no matches but look forward to playing next weekend.”

Good day at the Luther All-American

Monday, September 13, 2021 2:00 pm

Luther College hosted the All-American cross country meet Saturday, featuring junior high, high school and college races.
Locally, Decorah, South Winn and Turkey Valley took the course.

Swimmers dominate invite

Monday, September 13, 2021 1:59 pm

The Vikings finished in first place at the Tro-Hawk Swimming & Diving Invitational Saturday, Sept. 11, in Waterloo.
The Decorah girls totaled 415 points on the day, notching six first-place finishes.
“The team had a great day in the pool. We saw a lot of great races and strong finishes,” said Coach Allie Bachelder. “The girls had many in-season time drops which is encouraging based on where we are in our training for the season.”

Warriors go 3-2 at Jesup

Monday, September 13, 2021 1:56 pm

The South Winn volleyball team (3-8) picked up three wins in five tries over the weekend.
Saturday, the Warriors were at the five-team round robin tournament at Jesup and picked up its first three victories of the season, finishing third.
“This was a fun day for us getting to play a lot of volleyball and getting some consistency in areas we had struggled with. Getting to play two conference opponents in advance of conference play also was a nice way to get a preview of what we will see down the road. Picking up the third set victory over Elkader was also nice momentum for us as we had dropped a couple of deciding sets earlier in the season,” said Coach Alex Smith.

Silvercrest champions crowned

Monday, September 13, 2021 1:55 pm

On Sunday, Aug. 29, Silvercrest Golf and Country Club hosted its annual Men’s Club Championship on a saturated course due to recent rains. Fortunately, the hills drainage and sunny skies accommodated play as 21 participants played 18 holes of stroke play to determine the final 9-hole pairings for the championship. Scratch scores were used to determine the leaderboard outcome.

Perfect season continues for Vikes

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 4:57 pm

The flawless season is still intact for the Decorah volleyball team (7-0, 1-0 NEIC) after defeating North Fayette Valley last week and downing Crestwood in the conference opener Tuesday.

Vikings fare well at Dick Pollitt Invite

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 4:56 pm

It was a successful night on the course for the Decorah boys’ and girls’ cross country teams as the Vikings took part in the Dick Pollitt Go-Hawk Classic Tuesday night.
The Classic is different from other cross country meets. Each high school squad is divided into grades and then race against runners only at their age level. To form an overall team score, the squad’s top-five harriers, with no more than two representatives from each grade level, are combined for a cumulative score. Individual grade level races are scored by each team’s top-three runners.

Trojans impound Wildcats 3-0

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 4:55 pm

The Turkey Valley volleyball team (1-2, 0-0 UIC) has its first tally in the win column after defeating Riceville (2-3) at home Tuesday night 3-0. Set scores were 25-20, 25-17 and 25-14.
“It was exciting to see our team come together and watch everyone contribute to our win,” said Coach Tammy Vrzak. “Josie (Weber) did an outstanding job of mixing up the attacks to keep Riceville second-guessing where the attack was coming from.”

2OT thriller for Trojans over Dons

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 4:52 pm

For the first time in school history the Turkey Valley football team (2-0) defeated Don Bosco (0-2), surviving in double overtime, 48-42, on the road.
“This was a back-and-forth game with big plays by both teams. Offensively we did a great job of mixing up the run pass to keep the defense honest. Marcus Herold did a great job of power running as the game progressed,” said Coach Mark Scott.

Warriors cruise to 19-0 victory on the road

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 4:51 pm

The South Winn football team (1-1) countered the week one loss with a win Friday night on the road over Maquoketa Valley, 19-0.
Friday night, the Warriors produced 458 yards while holding the Wildcats to 82.
“Our kids responded to last week’s difficult loss both physically and mentally in a complete performance. Keagen Streeter continues to demonstrate versatility having to switch positions on offense and defense and still playing very well,” said Coach Jason Ohrt. “Logan Hageman carried the offense with a near-record breaking performance. Coach Loren Straube orchestrated yet another shut out to go on his long resume. Our kids are so lucky to have his leadership. No assistant coach works harder.”

Vikings stopped by Waukon Indians, 15-0

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 4:49 pm

The Decorah football team (1-1) knew it faced a tough task Friday night, battling the returning Class 2A champion Waukon (1-1) at home.
The Vikings put up a fight but fell to the Indians 15-0 as Waukon held Decorah to 61 yards of offense while rattling off 312.
“We faced an excellent Waukon team who had come off a tough loss. We knew that they would play hard and with pride. Many of these players had started on their state championship team last year,” said Coach Patrick Trewin.

Bumpy start for Warrior netters

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 4:46 pm

It isn’t the start to the season the South Winn volleyball team (0-6) was looking for as it dropped four contests last week.

Warriors, Trojans open XC season

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 4:44 pm

The 2021 cross country kicked off for the South Winn and Turkey Valley cross country teams Thursday night at Charles City.
The boys’ and girls’ teams raced in 9th-10th grade and 11th-12th grade divisions. Other teams participating were Clarksville, Crestwood, Mason City, Nashua-Plainfield, North Butler, Northwood-Kensett, Riceville, Rockford Senior and St. Ansgar, in addition to the host.

Oneota golf champions announced

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 4:43 pm

The golf championships at Oneota Golf and Country Club were held in July and August.

Book signing at T-Bocks Wednesday

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 5:53 pm

Longtime Iowa sports writers Craig Sesker and Doug Newhoff will be in Decorah Wednesday to promote their new book, “Home Sweet Dome,” which shares the stories of the state’s best high school football programs and players during the playoff era.
The book includes an extensive chapter on the tradition-rich Decorah High program and its five state championships. Hall of Fame coaches Dick Wuest and Bill Post talk about their days leading the Vikings, while legendary players Jason Olejniczak and Josey Jewell recount some of the epic matchups during their careers and explain what it means to play football for Decorah.
Wednesday’s book signing will take place from 5-7 p.m. at T-Bocks.

Decorah girls XC line-up will be fluid this season

Thursday, September 2, 2021 4:16 pm

With COVID-19 cases still circulating the country, the Decorah girls’ cross country team is once again thankful to be competing and looking to put together the right line-up to win an 18th conference title.
Back at the helm for her 20th season is Cristy Nimrod, along with three harriers who competed at state a year ago.

Spots open on Viking boys’ cross country squad in 2021

Thursday, September 2, 2021 4:12 pm

Auditions are open for a spot on varsity for the Decorah boys’ cross country team.
With the departure of 13 seniors, including two who earned all-conference a season ago, the Vikings will be looking to reload on the way to another NEIC title.
Other than losing the seniors, not much else will change as Brad Johansen is back for his eighth season as the Head Coach. Joining him are veteran assistants Tim Hayes and Adam Bohach.

K-9 golf tournament in Waukon

Thursday, September 2, 2021 4:12 pm

The Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the 3rd Annual Swinging “Fore” our K-9 Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Waukon Golf and Country Club. Each team registered before Thursday, Sept. 23, will be entered into a drawing for a prize. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and play begins at 10 a.m. Lunch is included with registration.

Vikes survive Saints in five sets to move to 5-0

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 4:34 pm

After a successful week one, the Decorah volleyball team (5-0, 0-0 NEIC) hosted Saint Ansgar (1-3) Tuesday, winning 3-2.
Set scores were 25-7, 22-25, 25-19, 22-25 and 15-11.
“This was a challenging match for us to work through as Saint Ansgar is a very scrappy volleyball team. They didn’t let the ball hit the floor and chased down some big plays. One of the biggest take aways from the match was our poor serve receive. We know that the girls know that, and it is something that we will continue to work on,” said Coach Gina Holthaus. “In set two, we also missed some crucial serves. We know that these two things are controllable, and this is where we will focus our time and energy. We didn’t give up or give in, they kept fighting until the very end.”

Great start for Viking harriers at Oelwein

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 4:33 pm

The Decorah cross country teams began the season Tuesday, competing in the annual Oelwein Invitational at Hickory Grove Golf Course.
The Viking boys, ranked No. 5 in Class 3A, placed first with 56 points. Center Point-Urbana was a distant second with 76 points. The Decorah girls also had a good first meet, finishing fifth with 150 points. Denver took the title with 38 points. Both JV squads took the titles as well.