TV seizes win over Bulldogs

Monday, October 4, 2021 2:25 pm

Keeping the fire burning from earlier in the week, the Turkey Valley volleyball team (10-11, 3-1 UIC) ruled the courts in Monona Thursday, defeating MFL MarMac (10-11, 2-2 UIC) in three sets. 
Set scores were 25-18, 25-20 and 25-14.
“Josie (Weber) did a great job again mixing up the sets and Adriana Tiedt had a great night hitting along with Kourtney Schmidt and Olivia Drilling,” noted co-coaches Tammy Vrzak and Jackie Novotny.

Decorah harriers closing in on season end

Monday, October 4, 2021 2:23 pm

The Decorah boys’ and girls’ cross country teams made the most of the seasonal weather Thursday, competing at the Western Dubuque Invite.
The boys, ranked 11th in Class 3A, finished third with 95 points, while the Viking girls finished sixth with 136 points. Class 3A No. 4 Western Dubuque (Epworth) swept both the girls’ and boys’ varsity titles.

Score for Decorah; No. 14 Vikings take care of Waukon

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 4:01 pm

It was a great night on the court for the Class 4A No. 14 Decorah volleyball team (20-2, 3-1 NEIC) as the Vikings defeated Waukon (13-9, 2-2 NEIC) Tuesday night on the road, 3-2. Set scores were 23-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-16 and 15-10.
Although the Vikes had several starters absent, the squad had others step into the holes with success. 

Game point goes to Trojans

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 3:59 pm

Momentum was the name of the game Tuesday night in Jackson Junction as the Turkey Valley volleyball team (9-11, 2-1 UIC) hosted South Winn (7-18, 1-3 UIC).
With the excitement of homecoming week in the air, the Trojans took the air out of the gym in three sets — 25-11. 25-25 and 25-12.

Warriors push TigerHawks to five sets

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 3:57 pm

The volleyball teams of South Winn (7-17, 1-2UIC) and NFV (13-10, 5-0 UIC) faced off in a highly competitive match on Monday evening. The Warriors got momentum early with victories in the first two sets (25-23, 26-25), but NFV stormed back in front of their home crowd to take the final three sets (19-25, 19-24, 11-15) and secure a key conference win over the Warriors.

Lukes is week two football winner

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 3:56 pm

Gary Lukes of Decorah is the winner of week two in the Pigskin Picks contest. Lukes missed two games last week, the only person to do so. 
A host of entrants missed three games; however, it was Decorah’s Curtis Vick who correctly guessed the tie-breaker to earn second. Jan Pfiffner of Harpers Ferry to third place. Pfiffner only missed three games as well but was only two away from the tie-breaker.
Kee again scored the most points this week, putting up 66 on Central Elkader.

Living up to the hype; Trojans trounce Janesville

Monday, September 27, 2021 1:35 pm

In a battle of the Class 8-man District 3 battle of the undefeated teams, the Turkey Valley football team (5-0, 3-0) withstood the test Friday night, defeating Janesville (4-1, 3-1) 28-20.
“We played well on both sides of the ball. On offense we ran the ball well again and threw enough to keep their defense honest until late in the game,” said Coach Mark Scott. “On defense we held them in check most of the game. One of their touchdowns came on 4th down and the pass was tipped away but fell into one of their other receiver’s hands. This was a big road win.”

Happy homecoming for Vikes with 33-14 victory

Monday, September 27, 2021 1:34 pm

Everything was clicking for the Decorah football team (3-2, 1-0) as the Vikings put together a solid effort in the 33-14 homecoming victory over Mason City (1-4, 0-1) Friday night.
“We played well in each phase of the game. It was not perfect, but very good. Our blocking in the run game showed progress and each player that had the chance ran hard. Our defense had to get more stops than we wanted because we did not possess the ball as much as we wanted in the second half. Keenan Tyler had a big game from both the running and passing standpoint and our line was physical on both sides of the football. Yet it was as a team we were able to execute each phase fairly well. We need to keep improving to win the upcoming big games,” said Coach Pat Trewin.

Vikes reign over own tourney

Monday, September 27, 2021 1:33 pm

The Decorah volleyball team (19-2) hosted its own tournament Saturday, claiming the team title overall by going 6-0 on the day.
The Vikings started the day dominating the court versus Kingsland (Minn.) 2-0 by sets of 21-9 and 21-3. They went on to best Central Elkader with sets of 21-10 and 21-7. In the final game of pool play, Decorah smashed Riceville 21-7 and 21-4. 
In the championship bracket, Decorah took down Jesup, the other undefeated team of the day in three sets, 21-9, 17-21 and 15-10. The Vikes beat Kingsland for the second time in the day by identical 21-17 scores. The day ended for Decorah with a 2-0 win over South Winn by sets of 21-6 and 21-4.

Wagner wins Anamosa title; Kruckman fifth

Monday, September 27, 2021 1:31 pm

It was a busy course Saturday morning in Anamosa as the South Winn cross country teams competed at the Anamosa Invite.
During the meet, numerous Warriors posted times that were season and lifetime bests.  
“We challenged the groups to focus on racing and not worrying about times or places. This was one of the best overall team efforts I’ve seen as a coach. To put it in perspective, our girls improved on average by 30 seconds, almost 10 seconds per mile. As a team, they ran four minutes faster as a team then their previous season best times. The boys averaged a 46 second improvement, 15 seconds per mile. As a team, they improved by almost seven minutes from their previous lifetime bests,” said Coach Scott Conway.

Another great step for Viking swim team

Monday, September 27, 2021 1:30 pm

The Decorah swim and dive team faced stiff competition Saturday at the Cougar Invite, held at Cedar Rapids Kennedy.
The Vikes earned 121 points, taking sixth out of nine schools. Iowa City West took the title with 538 points.

SW celebrates ‘Dig Pink’ night with win

Monday, September 27, 2021 1:27 pm

Getting several opportunities on the court, the South Winn volleyball team (7-16, 1-1 UIC) picked up a fourth-place finish at the Decorah Invite Saturday.

Trojans net a win at Dunkerton

Monday, September 27, 2021 1:25 pm

The Turkey Valley volleyball team (8-11) wrapped up a busy week at the Dunkerton tournament Saturday after falling at home to Clayton Ridge Thursday.

Warriors fall to district leader North Linn

Monday, September 27, 2021 1:24 pm

It’s going to be a tough road for the South Winn football team (2-3, 2-2) to win a district title after falling to North Linn (5-0, 4-0) Friday on the road 20-6.
North Linn is in the driver’s seat for the district title while South Winn sits third in the district with three games remaining in the regular season.
“We felt like we had the momentum going into the second half and started it with an eight-minute drive on offense.  We just didn’t finish that drive and come up with points,” said Coach Jason Ohrt. “Our kids played a very physical game against the top team in the district. We were able to hang in with their big play offense with a quality rushing attack. Parker Timp had to step in due to an injury and played very well at the running back position.”  

Turkey Valley Trojan Homecoming 2021

Monday, September 27, 2021 1:23 pm

Turkey Valley Community School District will celebrate homecoming this week, culminating with the football game Friday, Oct. 1.
On Sunday, the district kicked off the week with inflatables, games, a FFA petting zoo, the Moo Mobile, concessions and a pep rally that included the introduction of the homecoming court.

Vikes to host Mental Health Night Oct. 5

Monday, September 27, 2021 1:22 pm

The Decorah volleyball team will be participating in a fundraising effort for the Step UP and Reach Out Suicide Awareness Walk that occurred on Sept. 25. This walk is important to bring friends and families together in remembrance of loved ones lost to suicide and to offer hope to those who may be struggling. All proceeds will go towards support, materials and suicide prevention education in area schools as well as local communities.

TV’s Blazek breaks tape at Waukon; Decorah boys champs

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:38 pm

Once again, the Decorah boys were crowned the champions of the Waukon cross country invite, sweeping both the varsity and junior varsity titles. The varsity girls were the runners-up, while the JV topped the five-team field.

Decorah to host VB tournament Saturday

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:37 pm

The Decorah volleyball team is hosting a 9-team tournament Saturday, Sept. 24.
Action begins at 8:30 a.m. Teams competing at the invite are the Vikes, Kingsland (Minn.), Clayton Ridge, South Winn, Central Elkader, Jesup, Postville, Riceville and MFL MarMac.

Vikes knock off New Hampton

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:37 pm

The Decorah volleyball team (13-2, 2-1 NEIC) continued its win streak Tuesday night defeating New Hampton (16-4, 2-1 NEIC) on the road, 3-0. Set scores were 25-11, 25-12 and 25-22.

Trojans thrash WC on the road

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:34 pm

Opening the conference portion of the season, the Turkey Valley volleyball team (7-7, 1-0 UIC) bested (West Central (3-7, 0-1 UIC) Tuesday night on the road. Set scores were 25-20, 25-17 and 25-18.
“It was a good night for us as we took the first three games for the win.  The first game we had an 8-point deficit at one time, it was awesome to watch the girls keep their composure and fight back for the win,” said co-coaches Tammy Vrzak and Jackie Novotny. “Clare Courtney did a great job digging tonight as Kourtney Schmidt was hot on the serving line to bring us victory.”