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Battle in the NEIC; Vikes win seven golds

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 4:15 pm

The Decorah boys and girls track teams got a chance to see competition again Tuesday, March 22, as they participated in the Northeast Iowa Conference indoor meet at Luther College.
No team scores were kept.

Vikings take 10 golds; SW claim two Saturday

Monday, March 21, 2022 1:49 pm

Decorah and South Winn track starts took to the oval at Luther College Saturday at the Luther/Decorah Invite. 
No team scores were kept and complete stats from the meet are available online at www.driftlessjournal.com.

Warrior tracksters have experience, talent to win

Monday, March 21, 2022 1:47 pm

A core of six returning letter winners will be the nucleus for the South Winn girls’ track team in 2022, including four state participants from a year ago.
Putting the pieces together is Kevin Kearney, who is assisted by boys’ coach Scott Conway, as well as Jason Ohrt, Ethan Adams and Darcy Einck.

Underclassmen to aid veterans for Warrior boys’ track

Monday, March 21, 2022 1:44 pm

Maturation of the underclassmen will be the key to the season for the South Winn boys’ track team in 2022.
The Warriors will need their younger athletes to find a spot on the varsity line-up in order for the Warriors to bring home the Upper Iowa Conference title for the second year in a row.

Halverson to run at Central College

Monday, March 21, 2022 1:41 pm

Decorah High School senior Abby Halverson (seated in center) signed her American Rivers Conference letter of intent to run cross country and track at Central College Friday, March 18.

Bushman to play football at Coe

Monday, March 21, 2022 1:41 pm

South Winn’s Evan Bushman recently signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Coe College in Cedar Rapids.

Three DHS grads named to All-Academic Team

Monday, March 21, 2022 1:40 pm

Three Decorah High School graduates have been named to the 2022 American Rivers Conference Winter Sports All-Academic Team. 

Free throws, foul trouble hinder Vikings at state tourney

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 3:25 am

There still has been no boys’ basketball team in Winneshiek County to win a game at the state tournament.
Seeded second entering the Class 3A tournament, the top-ranked Decorah Vikings were forced to play from behind for all of Tuesday’s quarterfinal versus Central-De Witt (19-6). In the end, foul trouble with several key players, combined with the inability to convert on free throws proved costly as Decorah lost, 67-59.

Five Vikes named all-NEIC

Friday, March 4, 2022 7:00 pm

Five members of the Decorah boys’ basketball team were named to the Northeast Iowa Conference all-league team, released recently.
Joe Bockman and Carson Wemark were named to the first team, with Ben Bockman, Trey McCain and Jacob Pipho second team. It’s the second time for J. Bockman and Pipho receiving honors.

Three Viking gals recognized by NEIC

Friday, March 4, 2022 6:46 pm

Three athletes from the Decorah girls’ basketball team were named to the Northeast Iowa Conference all-league basketball team.
Juniors Bryar Duwe and Haley Gossman are both second-time honorees, while sophomore Yazmeen Whitsitt notched her first nod.

Decorah boys advance to state for first time in 45 years

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 4:21 pm

The long wait is over. A year after getting oh-so-close, the No. 1 Vikings are jumping for joy. For the first time since 1977, the Decorah boys’ basketball team is headed to state. Decorah (22-1), ranked No. 1 in Class …

Vikes hungry for state bid

Friday, February 25, 2022 7:38 pm

The Decorah boys’ basketball team wants more than just three straight Northeast Iowa Conference titles – they crave a bid to the Class 3A state tournament and the Vikings have just one team standing in their way now.

Six locals named All-UIC

Friday, February 25, 2022 7:37 pm

Six local boys’ basketball players were named to the Upper Iowa Conference all-league team.
Representing South Winn were Trey Kriener, Keagen Streeter and Carson Wenthold and for Turkey Valley Dylan Reicks, Calvin Bodensteiner and Garrett Kurtenbach.

Keglers wrap up season

Friday, February 25, 2022 7:36 pm

A trio of bowlers finished their season Wednesday at the Class 2A state bowling championships representing Decorah in Waterloo at Maple Lanes.

Vikes road to state continues

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 4:42 pm

Crestwood may have scored first and last, but it was what the Decorah boys’ basketball team (20-1) did in between that sent a message that the Vikes were the better team Monday night. The Vikings defeated the Cadets (8-14) at home, 76-60 in the Class 3A substate quarterfinal.

Six area athletes named to All-UIC girls basketball list

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 4:40 pm

Four of the five starters for the Turkey Valley girls’ basketball team, along with two starters for South Winn, were named to the Upper Iowa Conference all-conference girls basketball list.

Youth mentoring bowl-a-thon seeks bowlers

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 4:50 pm

Youth Mentoring at Helping Services for Youth & Families is hosting a bowl-a-thon on Saturday, March 19, at Skyline Lanes in Decorah.

Winneshiek Co. trio climb podium at Wells Fargo

Monday, February 21, 2022 3:22 pm

Three Winneshiek County wrestlers, each representing a different team and weight division, worked their way to the podium at the state wrestling meet over the weekend.
Decorah junior Brady Stille had the best finish for the local grapplers. He earned third at 145 pounds in Class 2A. Marcus Herold of Turkey Valley/New Hampton put together a solid performance to finish seventh in Class 2A at 220 pounds. Senior Logan Hageman survived a tough Class 1A 195-pound bracket to finish sixth.

Vikes bow out in semifinals

Monday, February 21, 2022 3:21 pm

The amazing season came to an end Saturday for the Decorah girls’ basketball team as the Vikes fell to Waverly-Shell Rock in the regional semifinal, held in Waverly.
The Go-Hawks (18-5) advanced to the finals today, Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Waverly against North Polk. Decorah ends the year 15-7.

Trojans end year with WV

Monday, February 21, 2022 3:20 pm

The Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team ran into a senior-laden team in the Class 1A District 6 semifinal Thursday night, falling to Wapsie Valley, 65-35, on the road.
The Trojans ended the year 12-11. Wapsie Valley takes a 17-5 record against Edgewood-Colesburg (20-3) today, Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Starmont.