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Decorah girls put pressure on NFV, Dubuque

Monday, April 11, 2022 1:16 pm

The Decorah girls’ varsity soccer team (2-1) continued the momentum this week as their second match of the season brought them their second victory, before falling Saturday.

Vikings suffer loss at Dubuque Senior

Monday, April 11, 2022 1:14 pm

The Decorah boys’ soccer teams made the long drive down to Dubuque Thursday for their first regular season game against Dubuque Senior. The junior varsity (1-0) team took away a 3-0 victory, but the varsity (0-1) team walked away with a loss, 5-2 for the Rams.

Coralville’s Xtream Arena to host Girls State Wrestling

Monday, April 11, 2022 1:13 pm

The inaugural season of Iowa girls high school wrestling now has a state tournament home and some season guidelines when the sport begins in the 2022-23 school year.

NEIC board votes to remove W-SR

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:06 pm

The Executive Board of the Northeast Iowa Conference “NEIC” met Monday morning to discuss and act on a Resolution to the NEIC Constitution that was presented by New Hampton. The Resolution was to amend the Constitution to remove Waverly-Shell Rock from the conference.

Lady Vikes best Osage in opener

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:05 pm

The Decorah girls’ tennis team survived its first challenge of the season Monday, April 4, as the Vikes hosted Osage for the 9-0 dual win. Tuesday’s match versus Oelwein was postponed until Tuesday, April 11, due to inclement weather.
“With recent weather conditions not allowing for much court practice in the season, the players were apprehensive and tight. Once the girls began to trust their strokes, they gained the upper hand quickly,” said Coach Larry Berland.

Decorah, SW athletes shine at Decorah Early Bird

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:03 pm

Cool temperatures and winds couldn’t stop the Decorah early bird track meet Monday night as six area teams got the outdoor season underway.
The host Vikings finished second with 119 points. South Winn came in sixth with 27 points.
In total, the two teams combined for seven gold medals.

SW collects four golds at Jesup

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:02 pm

Traveling to Jesup Tuesday night, the South Winn girls’ track and field got their first taste of an outdoor meet, finishing third with 77 points. North Linn claimed the team title with 142 points, followed by Wapsie Valley who garnered 102 points.

Decorah defense holds strong in soccer opener

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:01 pm

The Decorah girls’ varsity soccer team (1-0) started the season with a win over Clayton Ridge (0-1). Weather threatened to cut the game short, but it held off Tuesday afternoon so that the Lady Vikes could take the home victory, 1-0, over the Eagles.

Viking girls edge out competition

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:00 pm

By a narrow four-point margin, the Decorah girls’ track and field team managed to best the quality field at the Patrick J. Murphy Invitational held at Dubuque Senior Tuesday night. The Vikings secured 104 points during the night, ahead of Dubuque Hempstead’s 100.
“We were happy to have the opportunity to compete last night. The weather wasn’t great, but we were happy with the night,” said co-coaches Cristy Nimrod and Brad Johansen.

Mid-field finish for TV boys at Ed-Co invite

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 4:59 pm

Under less than ideal conditions, the Turkey Valley boys’ track and field team competed at the Ed-Co Invite Tuesday, finishing ninth in the team standings with 36 points. Jesup ran away with the team crown with 126 points over Independence who secured 92 points.

Viking netters will call upon the knowledge of letter winners

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 4:58 pm

The Decorah girls’ tennis team could surprise a few people this season as it looks to retain the conference title and send multiple athletes back to state.
The Vikings returned nine letter winners and have a host of athletes hungry to get a turn on the court.
Excited to get the season started is head coach Larry Berland, who has been at the helm for 45 seasons. Joining him courtside are assistants Reg Laursen, Kristy Shilling and Phil Yee.

Vikes receive signature basketballs

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 4:57 pm

The Iowa Farm Bureau became the exclusive title sponsor of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) in 2002. On behalf of the Iowa Farm Bureau members across the state, Winneshiek County Farm Bureau agents Nick Wilz, Christina Bruess and Agency manager Mike Wold presented the Decorah Vikings basketball team and coaching staff with commemorative signature basketballs on Monday, March 28.  

Decorah boys start season with victory

Monday, April 4, 2022 1:59 pm

The Decorah boys’ tennis team traveled to Winona Senior Friday for their first dual meet of the year.  Playing under Minnesota rules where you only play singles or doubles, the expanded varsity roster of 10 showed their depth winning the meet 5-2.  

Warriors eyeing big season on the greens

Monday, April 4, 2022 1:59 pm

It will be a mix of veterans and newcomers that tees off for the South Winn boys’ golf team this spring.
With three letter winners back from last year and a solid team of other athletes ready to crack the varsity line-up, the Warriors could finish near the top of the Upper Iowa Conference in 2022.
Leading the way are Michael Wenthold and Glenna Munuswamy.

Year of the newcomers at SW

Monday, April 4, 2022 1:58 pm

Novices will rule the course for the South Winn girls’ golf team in 2022.
The Warriors return just three varsity starters to a squad with just one senior.
They will be coached by Glenna Munuswamy and Michael Wenthold, who are in their fourth year of co-coaching the South Winn golf teams.

Experienced nucleus to lead Trojans in 2022

Monday, April 4, 2022 1:56 pm

With several members of the team having tasted what it’s like to compete at the state meet, the Turkey Valley boys’ track and field team is hungry to see if hard work pays off.
Encouraging the Trojans to do their best this season is head coach Mark Scott, who is leading the red and white for his 24th season.

Viking boys’ track team has big expectations for 2022

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 4:27 pm

The warmer weather can’t come soon enough for the Decorah boys’ track and field team.
The Vikings will be looking to make it another banner year in 2022, after winning their fifth Northeast Iowa Conference title in a row.
Putting together the key pieces is head coach Joel Rollinger. Rollinger has led the Vikes for 23 years and has been with the program for 37. Assisting him will be Bill Post, Steve Nesteby and Jeff Wettach.

DHS girls’ soccer has high hopes this year

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 4:26 pm

The Decorah girls’ soccer team is focused this season.
The Vikings are looking to transfer hard work and talent into a winning mark for 2022.
Leading the way is head coach Loren Hendrickson. He is in his fifth season at the helm of the program.

Potential is there for Trojan boys’ golf team

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 4:23 pm

Four seniors will propel the Turkey Valley boys’ golf team this season.
The Trojans return four athletes with a stroke average under 60 from 2021. Helping the squad lower its score is head coach John Reicks. He has been with the program for 11 years.

Spots open; Trojans searching for varsity linksters

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 4:21 pm

The search is on for varsity spots on the Turkey Valley girls’ golf team. 
With two letter winners back from a year ago, the Trojans will be looking for four new members to step up and fill holes on the roster.
Looking to guide the team to a winning season is head coach John Reicks, who has been in charge of the program for 11 years.