Swimmers go 1-1 in double dual at Cedar Falls

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 4:31 pm

Back in the water Tuesday, the Decorah girls’ swim and dive team competed in a double dual with Cedar Falls and Dubuque Hempstead in Cedar Falls. In the end the Vikes bested Hempstead, 121-64 and fell to the host Tigers 122-64.

Trojans stumble in triangular

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 4:29 pm

It wasn’t the start the Turkey Valley volleyball team (0-2, 0-0 UIC) was looking for as the Trojans competed in a triangular with MFL MarMac and New Hampton in Monona Tuesday, falling in both matches 2-0.
The night began with the Trojans facing New Hampton. Set scores were 10-25 and 21-25.
Facing the hosts, MFL MarMac Bulldogs, TV fared a bit better falling by sets of 19-25 and 23-25.

Decorah triumphs over Cadets 41-14

Monday, August 30, 2021 1:33 pm

Like most squads in northeast Iowa, the Decorah football team was unable to take the field Friday night for its opener and opted for the Saturday morning contest at Crestwood instead. When the game finally got rolling Saturday, it was the Vikings setting the pace and claiming the 41-14 victory.

Vikes sweep competition at Charles City

Monday, August 30, 2021 1:32 pm

Sweeping the competition, the Decorah volleyball team (4-0, 0-0 NEIC) came away on top of the Charles City tournament Saturday.

Nail-biter for Viking swimmers

Monday, August 30, 2021 1:31 pm

The Decorah girls’ swim and dive team opened the season last week with the slightest of margin victory over Mason City Thursday and at the Ram Relays Saturday.

Short field and rain hands TV win in season opener

Monday, August 30, 2021 1:30 pm

It was a deluge of rain, thunder and lightning after the first quarter of the Turkey Valley football home (1-0) opener Friday, that ultimately gave the Trojans the 14-0 victory over Ed-Co (0-1).
Lightning in the area during the quarter break sent the teams to the locker rooms and fans to their cars for several hours before the visiting Vikings chose not to make the return trip to Jackson Junction to finish the game. 

TigerHawks tame Warriors Saturday morning

Monday, August 30, 2021 1:28 pm

Mental mistakes were too much for the South Winn football team in a rare Saturday morning game as the Warriors (0-1) fell to North Fayette Valley (1-0) in Calmar, 7-0. Torrential downpours and high winds forced the teams to postpone the game from Friday night to Saturday morning, where the lightning and rain still forced a 30-minute delay.

SW netters open season with triangular

Monday, August 30, 2021 1:26 pm

Although the South Winn volleyball team (0-1, 0-0 UIC) lost its opening two matches Thursday, the Warriors battled valiantly against Hudson (1-2) and Dunkerton (1-0). 

On a mission, Vikings vie for another playoff bid

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 4:16 pm

The 2021 football season can’t start soon enough for the Decorah squad.
A year removed from claiming the district title, then falling in the first round of the postseason, this year’s edition of the team is eager to prove that it has what it takes.

Eyes on the target; Warriors eyeing another district title

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 4:13 pm

After a painful exit to the postseason in 2020, the South Winn football team is ready to wash the bitter taste of out of its mouth.
The Warriors will be looking to defend their share of the Class A district title with MFL MarMac and Wapsie Valley.
Putting together the squad is Head Coach Jason Ohrt, who is on his 15th season with South Winn. During his time with the Warriors, Ohrt has compiled a 101-48 mark. He will be assisted by Loren Straube, Mike Wenthold and Jacob Elsbernd.

Experience abounds for TV gridders

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 4:12 pm

A strong nucleus of senior players will lead the way for the Turkey Valley football team this fall.
The Trojans return experience in the backfield. That, mixed with a large offensive line, could create some dynamic plays this year.

Small Trojan squad is ready to race

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 4:10 pm

The Turkey Valley cross country teams may be small, but there is talent.
With six returning athletes, the Trojans will need everyone to step up and produce strong times meet in and meet out.
Putting the team together is Head Coach Sarah Bakula, who is entering her fifth season with the program. 

Vikings start season with W over Blackhawks

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 4:09 pm

The Decorah volleyball team (1-0, 0-0 NEIC) opened the season strong Tuesday night, defeating Prairie du Chien, 3-1, on the road.
Set scores were 21-25, 25-10, 25-11 and 25-15.

Communication and leadership will be key for Viking netters

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 4:08 pm

Numbers will be the key for the Decorah volleyball team.
The Vikings have many spikers out for the squad in grades 9-12, with all working hard in the off-season to make this year a good one.

Talented and versatile; Warriors have high expectations for season

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 4:07 pm

Playing focused along with communication will be the key for the South Winn volleyball team in 2021.
With seven returning letter winners and a handful of young hopefuls ready to wear the red and white, it will be up to the Warriors to prove just how far they can go this season.

Bowling camp set

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 4:06 pm

Skyline Lanes (formerly Oneota Lanes) will host an eight-week bowling camp for students in 7th through 12th grade beginning Tuesday, Sept. 14. Attendees will have professional instruction by local PBA pro Quinton Bohlen. The camp will be held each Tuesday at 4 p.m., and cost is $7 for shoe rental and two games.  

A full pool; Bachelder has large talented team of swimmers

Monday, August 23, 2021 1:20 pm

The goals are big for the Decorah girls’ swim and dive team in 2021.
With a large group of returning letter winners which includes all the state qualifiers from a year ago, the Vikings are looking for their third straight conference title.
Putting the right combination of athletes in the best events for her sixth season is Head Coach Allie Bachelder. She is joined by assistant Molly Holkesvik.

Eleven letter winners to lead Trojan spikers

Monday, August 23, 2021 1:19 pm

It will be virtually a new line-up taking the court for the Turkey Valley volleyball team this fall.
With the graduation of four seniors who all saw significant playing time last year, the Trojans will need to have some new players step into big roles.
Back at the helm is Tammy Vrzak and Jackie Novotny. Vrzak has 17 years of experience as the head coach, with Novotny bringing many with her as well as the pair co-coach. Joining them on the benches will be assistants Cally Mueller and Kelsey VanSickle.

SW harriers return ample experience

Monday, August 23, 2021 1:18 pm

The foundation is set for the South Winn girls’ and boys’ cross country teams this fall.
With six total seniors, the Warriors have a strong core of harriers back, aiming for a conference title.
Leading the way are the co-coaches Kevin Kearney and Scott Conway. Kearney has been with the team for 28 years while Conway has been with the squad for 20.

Rollinger hangs up the headset steps away from sideline

Monday, August 16, 2021 6:48 pm

A familiar face will be missing from the Decorah sidelines this football season.
After 37 years in the program, coach Joel Rollinger is hanging up his headphones. He’s stepping away from the gridiron but will remain with the school district as a teacher and head boys track coach.