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.

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.