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.

Trojans finish postseason at Ed-Co

Monday, February 22, 2021 3:47 pm

The Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team ran into a quick, experienced team in the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A playoffs Thursday night, falling to Ed-Co, 72-52, in Edgewood.

Vikings end season with No. 5 Go-Hawks

Monday, February 22, 2021 3:46 pm

The Decorah girls’ basketball team (12-9) fell to fifth-ranked Waverly-Shell Rock (21-2) in the regional playoffs Saturday, Feb. 20 on the road, ending its 2020-21 season in the Class 4A regional semifinals.

TV girls challenged by Central City

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:00 pm

Patience and defense were keys to victory Tuesday night for the Turkey Valley girls’ basketball team as the Trojans (18-5) defeated Central City (12-10) in Jackson Junction in the regional quarterfinals, 53-47.

Vikes take second straight NEIC title

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:00 pm

They did it again.

After 22 seasons, the 2019-20 Decorah boys’ basketball team won the Northeast Iowa Conference title and Tuesday night, the Vikings (15-5, 10-2 NEIC) proved they are the real deal with a 52-51 win over Crestwood (12-6, 8-4 NEIC) to earn back-to-back conference titles.

Warriors survive OT versus CR again

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:00 pm

For the second time in a week a game between South Winn (15-6) and Clayton Ridge (11-10) was decided in overtime. Monday night, the Warriors claimed the Class 1A District 6 win, 64-56.

Trojans secure win over Hawks; Ed-Co up next

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:00 pm

After splitting in the regular season, Turkey Valley and Kee faced off in the Class 1A District 6 quarterfinals Monday, with the Trojans winning the rubber match, 60-52.

Keglers season ends

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:48 pm

The Decorah boys took to the lanes at Bowlaway Lanes once again Monday in the district tournament, placing fourth with 2,900 points. Baker games were 202, 216, 153, 160 and 170.

Warrior trio commit Iowa Central College

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:47 pm

South Winn Class athletes Cael Kuboushek, Jacob Herold and Dominic Sisneros recently announced their intentions to continue their football and academic careers at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge this fall.

Grimstad medals twice at state

Monday, February 15, 2021 3:03 pm

A quartet of Decorah boys capped off a strong season Saturday at the state swim meet at Linn-Mar in Cedar Rapids, scoring 30 points and seeing senior Gus Grimstad climb onto the podium twice.

Time to shine; six grapplers to represent Winn. Co. at state

Monday, February 15, 2021 3:01 pm

Winneshiek County will have six matmen representing northeast Iowa this week at the state wrestling tournament in Des Moines.

Four other grapplers from the county also took the mats Saturday in district competition but failed to advance to the next round.

Trojans advance to round two

Monday, February 15, 2021 3:00 pm

Opening the postseason at home, the Turkey Valley girls’ basketball team (17-5) flew past Dunkerton (9-12), 76-28. It marks the team scoring the fourth-most points in a single game as Ali Hoffert also broke the made field goals record with 17. The previous record was held by Chyanne Kleve at 15 in both 1999 and 2000.

Kurtenbach’s trey sends TV into overtime

Monday, February 15, 2021 2:59 pm

In the final regular season game of the year Thursday night, the Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team (13-6, 12-4 UIC) fell short, 59-57, in overtime to Clayton Ridge (11-9, 10-6 UIC) at home.

Decorah girls fall in Monona 69-54

Monday, February 15, 2021 2:58 pm

A slow start on the road was too much for the Decorah girls’ basketball team (11-8, 8-4 NEIC) to overcome Thursday night as the Vikes fell to MFL MarMac (15-6, 12-4 UIC) in Monona, 69-54.