Season winding down for Decorah golfers

Thursday, May 4, 2023 9:12 am

In the final week of regular-season competition, the Decorah boys golf team faced some rigid teams — and even harsher winds — in a tournament Monday and against Charles City Tuesday.

Franzen claims 400-meter dash at Starmont

Thursday, May 4, 2023 9:11 am

Friday night, the Turkey Valley boys track team took the oval at Starmont, competing in an 11-team meet.
The Trojans finished 10th in team standings with 31 points. Alburnett won the meet with 100.50 points.
Turkey Valley had one event finish on top. Senior Ryan Franzen broke the tape in the 400-meter dash in 52.69 seconds.

Bockman runner-up with 84

Thursday, May 4, 2023 9:10 am

The Decorah boys golf team continued on its winning ways Friday, defeating Winona and Charles City’s on the 18-hole Oneota Golf and Country Club course. The Vikes tallied a 349 over Winona’s 354 and the Comets’ 368.
Medalist of the meet was Carson Gallup of Charles City with a 4-over-par (76) for the par-72 course 18-hole course. Decorah junior Ben Bockman was the runner-up, carding rounds of 42 (84).

Netters have fun day on courts Friday

Thursday, May 4, 2023 9:09 am

The rain held off Friday afternoon, allowing the Decorah boys tennis team to host Onalaska, which is typically a springboard into post season play for the team.  Friday lived up to that standard and Decorah came out ready to play posting an 8-1 team victory.
“There was lots of good play tonight, even in some of the matches with lop-sided scores,” said Coach Matt Anderson.

Reiser sixth at Drake

Thursday, May 4, 2023 9:09 am

It was a successful trip to Des Moines for the Decorah girls and boys track teams.
The Vikings had eight total entries to the Drake Relays, held Thursday through Saturday, at the same venue where the state track meet will be held in less than a month.
The best finish was posted by senior Chloe Reiser. With a best throw of 40 feet, 2.5 inches, Reiser finished sixth in the shot put.

Giddings’ goal lifts Vikes to W

Thursday, May 4, 2023 9:08 am

The Decorah boys soccer team continues to put tallies in the win column after defeating North Fayette Valley (5-4) on the road Saturday morning.
Nearly two weeks after a late snowstorm postponed the match, the Vikes and TigerHawks were on the pitch battling up and down the pitch for control of the ball. Following a scoreless first half, Jake Magner passed the ball to freshman Ian Giddings who scored the lone goal of the game.

Vikes claimed conference title

Thursday, May 4, 2023 9:07 am

In top form Saturday, the Decorah girls tennis team came home as champions of the North Central Girls Tennis Conference tournament at Waverly with 268 points. Waverly-Shell Rock tallied 220 to finish second.
The conference meet is set up as a flighted round robin; singles players play 10 games against each other player within their flight, and doubles teams play 12 games against each opposing school’s team.  Individual and team points are earned from game wins.

Viking girls look to grow

Thursday, May 4, 2023 9:06 am

With the short season winding down, the Decorah girls golf team had back-to-back competitions last week.
Friday, Decorah hosted New Hampton at Silvercrest Golf and Country Club, shooting a 250, falling to the visitors’ 186.
Medalist honors went to New Hampton’s Lauren Nuss with a 43.
The Vikes were led by Sophia Fahey who fired a 57. Hope Stahl came through with a 63. The 65s shot by Elora Schnitzler and Olivia Brynsaas completed Decorah’s scorecard. Riann Oberbroeckling (68) and Shelby Hageman (78) were also competing for the varsity.

Trojan girls sixth at NB

Thursday, May 4, 2023 9:06 am

Friday, the Turkey Valley girls track team completed their second meet of the week, taking sixth at North Butler. The Trojans posted 57 points. Saint Ansgar won the day with 140 points.
Sophomore Layni Schuchhardt was the lone champion of the day, winning the 1500-meter run in 6:15.22.

Schmitt, Kurtenbach medals in Trojan victory

Thursday, May 4, 2023 9:05 am

It was a nice night for golf and the scores reflected that as the Turkey Valley golf teams split a coed meet versus Central Elkader Thursday at Jackson Heights.
The TV boys shot a season-low 176 to best the Central Warriors’ 192.
Oliver Schmitt was dialed in and played very steady with just three bogeys and one birdie to finish at two-over-par as he carded a 38 to lead the Trojans on his way to overall medalist honors. Caleb Kurtenbach bounced back from a sub-par performance on Tuesday and carded a 42 to garner runner-up medalist honors.

SW girls third, boys fourth

Thursday, May 4, 2023 9:04 am

With the season winding down, the South Winn girls and boys posted another strong night on the oval Thursday night at Crestwood.
The girls finished third overall in the eight-team meet, while the boys were fourth. The girls posted 98 points, with the host team winning the girls’ team crown with 164 points. The boys claimed 73 points with Waukon taking home the team title with 146 points.

Luther, Fjelstul win Luther Spring Classic

Thursday, May 4, 2023 9:03 am

It was a picture perfect weekend for the Luther College men’s golf team, April 23-24. The Norse overcame a blustery Sunday and Monday and overpowered the competition at the Luther Spring Classic. As a team, Luther won the competition by 31 strokes, earning first place with a two-round score of 583, as four of the team’s top-5 golfers finished in the top-five. Junior and DHS alum Jay Fjelstul won the tournament as an individual at -4, shooting even and under par over the course of two days.

Close finish for SW boys

Thursday, May 4, 2023 9:02 am

Two strokes were the difference as the South Winn boys golf team hosting Waukon Thursday with the Indians edging the Warriors at Silver Springs Golf Club.

Postseason action under way

Thursday, May 4, 2023 8:59 am

The road to state for spring sports kicked off over the weekend with girls tennis at the conference meet.
Postseason soccer assignments for both boys and girls have not been released yet.

Decorah, SW teams split in dual

Thursday, April 27, 2023 12:32 pm

The South Winn and Decorah golf teams competed in a 9-hole event at South Winn Golf and Country Club against Decorah on Tuesday, with the Viking boys edging the Warriors and South Winn girls defeating Decorah.

Decorah girls Waukon champs

Thursday, April 27, 2023 12:32 pm

The girls track team was back in action Tuesday night, competing at Waukon.
In the varsity meet, Decorah was the champion with 160 points while claiming seven gold medals.
Earning individual titles were Chloe Reiser in the shot put with a throw of 39 feet 1 inch. Hayley Stowe broke the tape in the 100-meter dash in 12.84 seconds. Lani Hubka was a two-time individual champion, winning the 200-meter dash in 26.33 seconds and the 400-meter dash in 59.37 seconds.

Another W for netters; boys take care of Oelwein 9-0

Thursday, April 27, 2023 12:31 pm

It was another day and another win for the Decorah boys tennis team Tuesday at Oelwein as the Vikings moved their dual record to 9-2 with a clean sweep, 9-0.
Dominating the courts all six singles matches went to the Vikes with No. 1 Caden Branum and No. 4 Liam Chamberlain recording a pair of double bagels. No. 2 Daniel Skrade won 6-0 and 6-1 over his Husky opponent, Parker Sperflage. At No. 3 it was Landon Baker picking up 6-0 and 6-1 sets over Austin Schoultz. In a pair of 6-1 sets, Aidan Nalean-Carlson defeated Nevin Berry and No. 6 Gabriel Hiner won 6-1 and 6-0 over Cooper Reisner.

Cyclones knock Vikes 2-1 in 2OT

Thursday, April 27, 2023 12:30 pm

The Decorah boys soccer team (7-2) was in action this week, taking on Denver Monday and Hudson Tuesday.
Monday, playing on the road at Denver (3-3), the Vikes fell to the home team in double overtime, 2-1.
Senior Jake Magner scored the lone goal for Decorah in his five shots on goal. In all, the Vikes outshot the Cyclones 13-9 in the nailbiter. With two shots on goal apiece were Brady Benzing, Jimmy Valdez, Jeramiah Rediske and Noah Milburn. Standing in the goal, Caleb Meyer finished the night with four saves.

Stahl, Brynsaas leads Vikes

Thursday, April 27, 2023 12:30 pm

For just the second time this season the Decorah girls golf team was able to get on the links in competition Tuesday at Crestwood.
Cameron Moellers of Crestwood topped the leaderboard with a 46.

Boys face stiff competition at Mason City; NEIC meet May 4

Thursday, April 27, 2023 12:29 pm

With eight teams at the Mason City Riverhawk Invite Monday, the Decorah boys track team finished in the middle of the field in fifth place with 76 points. The hosts won the meet with 182.
“This meet had some of the best competition top to bottom that we have faced all year. We are a little dinged up but hope to be at full strength for the final push of the season,” said Coach Joel Rollinger.