Trojans preparing for playoffs; defeat Tripoli

Monday, October 11, 2021 1:33 pm

It wasn’t just a win for the Turkey Valley football team (7-0, 5-0) Friday night, it was also the game that clinched the top seed in the district. Hosting Tripoli (4-3, 3-2), the Trojan offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage to give the Red and White the 46-12 victory.
“We played well again,” praised Coach Mark Scott. “On defense we held them out of the end zone until we gave up two big plays late in the game. Considering each team only punted once and they only turned it over once, our defense did a great job of not letting them score.”

Vikes limit Marion offense to 120 yards

Monday, October 11, 2021 1:32 pm

All facets of the Decorah football team (5-2, 3-0) were in sync Friday night, holding Marion (1-5, 0-3) to 120 yards of offense and just four first downs en route to the 52-6 district win.
“Our team played a very good game. We were physical and skilled. Keenan  (Tyler) connected with Jacob Pipho and Joe Bockman several times on the night. They had trouble stopping our passing game. We ran the ball just well enough that they needed to worry about that part of the game too,” said Coach Pat Trewin. “Our defense and special teams played very well again. We won the field position game and after their initial run, we shut them down.”

Ohrt seeing progress in SW gridders

Monday, October 11, 2021 1:30 pm

Despite the loss, South Winn football coach Jason Ohrt believes he is seeing improvements in the Warrior (2-5, 2-3) team. Friday night, the Warriors hosted Bellevue (4-3, 2-3) for their final home contest of the season, dropping the district game, 22-6.
“We adjusted our coverage schemes on defense a little bit and that presented some problems for Bellevue’s passing attack. Keagan Streeter and Landon Garcia had another great game defensively. Lane Quandahl played his best game defensively this season. Despite being just sophomores, Brady Ohrt, Parker Timp and Brody Tieskoetter are playing very well for us. We are asking a lot out of those three kids and they just go out there and play at a high level each week,” noted Coach Ohrt.

Trojans clash with hard hitters

Monday, October 11, 2021 1:27 pm

The Turkey Valley volleyball team (13-15, 3-2 UIC) competed in its final tournament of the season Saturday in Adams, Minn., going 3-3 on the day to finish third. 
“The girls played well and we were able to play some Minnesota teams that we have never seen before. The girls are playing together very well which is what we want before heading into tournament play,” said co-coaches Tammy Vrzak and Jackie Novotny.

Warriors nearly escape with win over Bulldogs

Monday, October 11, 2021 1:25 pm

Starting slow, the South Winn volleyball team (8-19, 2-4 UIC) nearly captured the come from behind win from MFL MarMac (12-11, 4-2 UIC) at home Thursday. The Warriors ended the night with a 3-2 loss with set scores of 20-25, 16-25, 25-13, 25-18 and 11-15.
After MFL gained the early momentum with the first two sets, the Warriors came back in a fury pulling out wins in the third and fourth. The Warriors started connecting offensively and served tough all night long with 16 aces on the night. The Warriors also pounded out 34 kills to 14 errors on the evening.

Volleyball postseason starts next week

Monday, October 11, 2021 1:25 pm

Postseason volleyball play will kick off next week with area teams beginning the quest to reach state. Last the week the brackets for Class 1A, 2A and 3A were released.

Hunters Education Field Day and Youth Pheasant hunt

Monday, October 11, 2021 1:24 pm

The Allamakee County Conservation Board and the Mississippi Valley Sportsman Club is hosting a Hunters Education Field Day on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Mississippi Valley Sportsman Club from 8:30 to 11.30 a.m. This will be a field day course to complete online hunter’s education requirements for anyone 17 years of age or younger. Attendees must bring with them a certificate of completion of the online Iowa Hunters Education Course to participate in the field day exercises. Registration for the field day is limited to 20 students.  

SW girls, Decorah boys take first at SW Invite

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:49 pm

It was a hotly contested race Tuesday at South Winn Golf and Country Club, with the Warrior cross country teams hosting the annual South Winn invite.
With local schools lining up at the start line, it was the South Winn girls’ claiming the top spot with 41 points, with the boys finishing fourth with 100 points. Taking the boys’ title with 40 points was the Decorah boys, while the girls were the runners-up with 57 points.

Vikes hammer out win over CC

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:48 pm

Honoring senior players and raising awareness for mental health, the Decorah volleyball team (23-5, 4-1 NEIC) ground out a 3-1 win over Charles City (9-18, 1-4 NEIC) Tuesday night at home. Set scores were 25-16, 21-25, 25-13 and 25-21. The victory puts the Class 4A No. 12 Vikings in second in the Northeast Iowa Conference.

SW spikers record three-set victory

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:46 pm

The South Winn volleyball team (8-18, 2-3 UIC) picked up a straight set conference victory on Senior Night hosting Kee (1-15, 0-5 UIC) Tuesday evening. Set scores were 25-21, 25-8 and 25-12.
Nine players tallied kills on offense, led by senior Janessa Zweibahmer with 10. Ali Heying dished out 26 assists and Eryn Luzum led the way with eight digs. Serving was a key part of the win with the Warriors putting up 24 aces on the evening. Katrina Hageman had seven aces followed by Ali Heying with six.

Trojans tumble to TigerHawks

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:45 pm

The Turkey Valley volleyball team (10-12, 3-2 UIC) was off its mark Tuesday as it fell to North Fayette Valley (14-13, 6-0 UIC) in three sets. Set scores for the conference match were 19-25, 12-25 and 14-25.

Next week starts postseason

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:44 pm

The postseason kicks into full swing next week with the conference cross country meets. Decorah will host the NEIC meet at Oneota Golf and Country Club Tuesday, Oct 12, at 4 p.m. South Winn will host the Upper Iowa Conference meet at Silver Springs Golf Course in Ossian Thursday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m.
The conference swim and dive meet for Decorah is set for Saturday, Oct. 23, in Marshalltown with diving at 10 a.m., and swimming at 1 p.m.
Volleyball action starts Oct. 18 for Turkey Valley (Class 1A) and South Winn (Class 2A), with Decorah opening play Oct. 19.

Kreitzer, Lukes tie for first

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:44 pm

It must have been an easy week of guessing games as six entries only missed one game, leaving the tie-breaker as the deciding factor in week three of the Pigskin Picks football contest.
Jan Kreitzer of Cresco and Gary Lukes of Decorah tied for first with the same tie-breaker, just one away. There was also a tie for second between Cresco’s Ronald Praska and Decorah’s Jerry Thompson as both were two away from the tie-breaker.

Luther College and Briar Cliff University to be first colleges to play at the Field of Dreams movie site

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:43 pm

The Luther College and Briar Cliff University baseball teams are excited to announce they will be the first collegiate teams to play on the iconic Field of Dreams original movie site in Dyersville. This historic game will be held Sept. 16, 2022.
Briar Cliff University secured this opportunity and invited Luther College as their opponent.

Hanson returns two punts, kick-off for TDs

Monday, October 4, 2021 2:32 pm

The Turkey Valley football team (6-0, 4-0) took advantage of every opportunity they were given to quickly overtake Clarksville (1-5, 0-4) Friday to earn a 62-8 homecoming victory.
“We played well throughout the game and our varsity players saw very little playing time in the second half,” said Coach Mark Scott. “We scored our last 32 points and ran only two offensive plays in that span.”

Young’s field goals lift Vikes over Western Dubuque

Monday, October 4, 2021 2:31 pm

Looking to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot, the Decorah football team (4-2, 2-0) took care of business to defeat Western Dubuque (3-3, 1-1) on the road Friday night.
A pair of first half touchdowns combined with a pair of second half field goals lifted the Vikings over the Bobcats, 19-14.

No. 12 Decorah moves to 22-5 record

Monday, October 4, 2021 2:29 pm

Having to adjust the line-up due to illness and injury, the Decorah volleyball team (22-5, 3-1 NEIC) matched up with some top teams last week.

Warriors, Trojans stretch their legs

Monday, October 4, 2021 2:28 pm

Saturday morning the South Winn and Turkey Valley cross country teams were on the course at Crestwood. The Lady Warriors finished third, while the boys combined for a fourth-place finish. 

Vikes hold own at Marcussen

Monday, October 4, 2021 2:27 pm

Traveling to Waterloo Saturday, the Decorah swim and dive team finished sixth in the team standings at the 43rd annual Marcussen Invitate.
Decorah posted a team total of 199 points. Waukesha won the invite with 503 points.

SW gridders record falls to 2-4

Monday, October 4, 2021 2:26 pm

Offensive turnovers put the South Winn football team (2-4, 2-2) into a hole it couldn’t climb out of Friday night as the Warriors visited the home of the Wapsie Valley Warriors. In the end, it was the home team coming out victorious 35-6 in the non-district match-up.