Area ladies earn all-district honors

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:52 pm

Numerous female athletes recently were named to their respective class all district teams for the northeast division.

Warrior proud – SW boys end run in state quarterfinals

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:12 pm

They left it all on the court.
After barely escaping Clayton Ridge the first round of the postseason in overtime, the South Winn boys’ basketball team survived the next three contests to make school history. For the first time since 1987, the Warriors made an appearance at the state tournament, meeting top-ranked North Linn in the quarterfinals Monday morning.

Six honored on UIC list

Friday, March 5, 2021 9:02 pm

Six local athletes from the Upper Iowa Conference were named to the all-UIC list, released recently.
Four Trojans and two Warriors were recognized for their efforts.

Luther College names women’s soccer coach

Friday, March 5, 2021 9:01 pm

Luther College Director of Athletics Renae Hartl has announced that Hollie Gray III has accepted the position as head coach of women’s soccer. 

Luther’s Hartl – records 600th career softball win

Friday, March 5, 2021 9:00 pm

The Luther College softball team defeated the College of St. Scholastica, 8-0, in game one of a double header in five innings at the Rochester Regional Dome, Rochester, Minn. This game was played Sunday, Feb. 28, and the win gave Head Coach Renae Hartl her 600th career victory. 

Youth soccer deadline March 22

Friday, March 5, 2021 8:59 pm

The deadline to register for Decorah Park-Rec youth soccer leagues is Monday, March 22.  

Vikes fall to Bobcats 58-42, end year 17-7

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:03 pm

The shots wouldn’t fall in the second half for the Vikings Monday in the substate finale between Decorah and Western Dubuque boys’ basketball teams.
Unfortunately for Decorah fans, the Vikings ended the season 58-42 in Waverly.

All-NEIC honors for Vikes four

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:59 pm

Four members of the Decorah boys’ basketball team were named to the Northeast Iowa Conference all-league team, released recently.
Charles Robinson was named to the first team, with Joseph Bockman second team and Briggs Duwe and Jacob Pipho.
Robinson received a second team nod a season ago. Bockman, Duwe and Pipho are all first-time honorees.

Lady Vikes recognized by NEIC

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:58 pm

Three Lady Vikes were named to the Northeast Iowa Conference all-league basketball team.
Bryar Duwe and Emma Nierengarten are second-time honorees, while Haley Gossman receives her first conference nods.

Not done yet; SW earns bid to state

Monday, March 1, 2021 4:19 pm

They survived again.

It took an extraordinary effort by the South Winn boys’ basketball team, but for the first time since 1987 the squad is headed to state.

The Warriors punched their ticket to Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines by defeating Gladbrook-Reinbeck 63-57 Saturday night in Manchester.

Triple overtime game goes to Vikings, 53-51

Monday, March 1, 2021 4:16 pm

Neither team wanted the season to end as the Decorah and Crestwood boys’ basketball teams faced off in the Substate 3 semifinal Thursday night in Cresco as the game wasn’t decided until the closing seconds of the third overtime.

In the end, it was the Vikings surviving the battle, 53-51.

Saint Ansgar ends TV’s run

Monday, March 1, 2021 4:15 pm

It was a heck of a ride for the Turkey Valley girls’ basketball team, putting together a nine-game win streak and advancing all the way to the regional finals.

However, that ride came to an end Wednesday night in New Hampton as TV fell to No. 3 Saint Ansgar, 56-46. The Trojans were trying to earn their third trip to the state tournament.

Decorah’s Luzum to play baseball at UIU

Monday, March 1, 2021 4:14 pm

Decorah High School senior Cael Luzum recently signed his National Letter of Intent to play Division II baseball at Upper Iowa University in Fayette.

First substate appearance Saturday in 25 years for SW

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:38 pm

It took all 32 minutes, but the South Winn boys’ basketball team was crowned the Class 1A District 6 champs Tuesday in Elkader surviving Ed-Co, 53-49. The fourth-quarter defense by the Warriors held the Vikings to just 2-of-13 field goals, to erase an eight-point deficit and secure the victory.

For the first time in 25 years the Warriors will make an appearance in the substate with that one game standing between them and a state tournament bid.

Vikings ready for third game with Cadets; substate Monday

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:37 pm

Looking to start the postseason run with a hot start, the Decorah boys’ basketball team did just that, defeating Independence 69-46 Monday night at home in the Substate 3 quarterfinal.

Independence ends the season 8-14 overall. Decorah improves to 16-6 overall and faces Crestwood (13-6) in the substate semifinal today, Thursday, Feb. 25, in Cresco at 7 p.m.

Holland member of Luther College volleyball team

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:35 pm

Ava Holland, a 2020 graduate of Decorah High School, is a freshman outside hitter for the Luther College volleyball team. 

Waukon girls punch ticket to state

Monday, February 22, 2021 4:35 pm

The Class 3A No. 14 Waukon girls’ basketball team punched the ticket to state.

After falling short of qualifying for the state tournament a year ago, falling to Beckman in the Class 3A regional championship, the Indians left no doubt who was the better team Saturday night. Waukon took on No. 6 Osage, the state runners-up from a year ago, besting the Green Devils, 60-37, in Waverly.

Three locals climb podium at Wells Fargo

Monday, February 22, 2021 3:49 pm

Six wrestlers had the job of representing northeast Iowa last week at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. 

Three of them returned home with hardware. Ranked fifth at 145 pounds in Class 2A, Jackson Rolfs of Decorah finished the tournament in fourth place, while fellow Viking Keenan Tyler earned seventh place. For the second straight season, South Winn’s Damon Meyer brought home sixth place at 220 pounds.

Warriors shock No. 10 Wapsie Valley

Monday, February 22, 2021 3:49 pm

Since surviving a close first-round battle, the South Winn boys’ basketball team is looking to make more noise in the postseason after upsetting No. 10 Wapsie Valley Thursday. The Red and White Warriors put together a big fourth quarter to defeat WV, 61-53, in Fairbank.

Vikes take on No. 3 Monticello

Monday, February 22, 2021 3:48 pm

The Decorah boys’ basketball team (15-6) tested the playoff waters, nearly defeating Class 3A No. 3 Monticello (19-0) Thursday night in Oelwein. In the end it was the Panthers who survived, 47-46.