Sports

Wed
10
Jan

Warrior girls lose to Vikings

Warrior girls lose to Vikings

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

A slow start plagued the South Winneshiek girls’ basketball team in its return to the court on Thursday, Jan. 4, against Decorah.

“Our margin for error is narrow,” said head coach Steve Hoffert after the road loss. “We need to do a better job of taking care of the basketball.”

The Vikings jumped out to seven-point lead after the opening quarter, which proved to be the difference as the two area teams matched each other on the scoreboard through the final three quarters.

Wed
10
Jan

SW boys fall to Decorah

SW boys fall to Decorah

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

In their first action following the winter break, the South Winneshiek boys’ basketball team lost by a score of 54-44 to Decorah.

Individual statistics and coach’s comments were unavailable at press time.

The loss dropped the Warriors to 7-4 on the season, including a 6-2 mark in Upper Iowa Conference play.

Wed
10
Jan

Blue Devils with rough start to 2018

 

West Central’s Jalyn Browned looks to make a pass in a rivalry game against the Oelwein Huskies on Saturday, Jan. 6.  Chris DeBack photo

 

Blue Devils with rough start to 2018

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

The West Central girls’ basketball team opened up 2018 with back-to-back losses at MFL/MarMac, 75-36, on Friday, Jan. 5, and at rival Oelwein, 43-27, the following afternoon. 

In the matchup with Oelwein, neither team could find an offensive rhythm in the first quarter. 

Kylie Parmley from Oelwein scored the game’s first points with a long jumper three minutes into the contest. West Central answered a few minutes later with a Kenzie Squires jumper. However, Braidyn Buhrow missed two layups early on, which could have given the Blue Devils a distinct advantage. Oelwein hit another jumper for the two-point advantage at the end of the first quarter, 4-2.

Wed
10
Jan

3 TigerHawks in finals at Cresco

 

NFV’s Levi Lauer has his SW opponent in real trouble Thursday in Calmar. Lauer, who returned to the mat after an early season injury, won a 13-4 major decision. (Kris Van Sickle photo)

 

3 TigerHawks in finals at Cresco

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

The second half of the wrestling season opened with a triangular Thursday in Calmar and a tournament in Cresco on Saturday.

The TigerHawks split on Thursday and finished fifth at the Flanagan Invitational in Cresco on Saturday. 

Jordan Baumler, Joel Grimes and Gunner Rodgers all made it to the championship round on Saturday with Baumler beating an undefeated grappler to win the 220 title.

Wed
10
Jan

NFV girls fall in final 2 minutes

 

NFV’s Claire Hanson shows why her head coach called her a “force in the middle” Thursday against Turkey Valley as drives through three Trojans to make this basket in the TigerHawks’ 53-43 loss to open the 2018 part of the season. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV girls fall in final 2 minutes

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

NFV trailed most of the first half against Turkey Valley Thursday in West Union but didn’t go down until the final two minutes of a 53-43 loss.

The Trojans broke on top, 7-3, in the first quarter and still led by four, 16-12, at the half. 

A big 18-8 splurge in the third quarter seemed to put TV in the driver’s seat, 34-20, going into the final eight minutes.

However, the TigerHawks were not going to go quietly as they chipped away until they trailed by only four, 47-43, with two minutes left in the game.

Wed
10
Jan

Turnovers doom TigerHawks

 

All Turkey Valley players can do is look on helplessly as NFV’s Kyler Ginger scores on this breakaway Thursday in West Union. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Turnovers doom TigerHawks

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The 2018 portion of the basketball season began much like the 2017 season left off for the NFV boys’ basketball team, with turnovers killing  offensive opportunities.

Thursday in West Union, the TigerHawks shot well in falling to Turkey Valley, 62-50. Saturday, NFV didn’t shoot particularly well as the visitors from Decorah won, 74-43.

Wed
27
Dec

SW Warriors edged by Trojans

 

South Winn senior Tiffany Riehle leads the Warriors in the rebounding department with 35 at the midway point of the 2017-2018 season. On offense, Riehle is also second on the squad with a 5.7 ppg average. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

SW Warriors edged by Trojans

 
 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek girls’ basketball team played its final game ahead of the winter break, falling, 43-38, against neighboring Turkey Valley on Thursday night.

After a competitive opening quarter of play, the Warriors and Trojans were tied at 10. The second quarter belonged to South Winn, however, as the Warriors took a 21-15 lead into the locker room at the half.

Wed
27
Dec

Warrior winning streak ends at 6

 

South Winn senior Brennan Holthaus looks to make a pass during recent Warrior basketball action. In a 16-point victory over Postville on Tuesday, Dec. 19, Holthaus tallied six points, five rebounds, and three assists. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior winning streak ends at 6

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

The Warrior boys closed out the first half of their 2017-2018 season by going 1-1 last week, bringing their overall record to an impressive 7-3 and putting them in second place in Upper Iowa Conference standings.

Postville

When the Warriors and Pirates met in the season opener, the game was decided by a mere two points as it came down to the final quarter. Tuesday night, Dec. 19, South Winn traveled to Postville and made sure the game was decided long before the final quarter.

Wed
27
Dec

Wirtz's efforts not enough in loss

 

West Central’s Decker Wirtz puts up a contested shot in a 59-45 loss to the Starmont Stars on Tuesday, Dec. 19.  Chris DeBack photo

 

Wirtz's efforts not enough in loss

 

 

Wirtz’s effort not enough in loss

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

The West Central boys’ basketball team fell to the Starmont Stars, 59-45, at home on Tuesday, Dec. 19, in its last game of 2017.

The Blue Devils were still in search of the team’s first victory of the year, while Starmont came into the matchup with just one victory on the season. 

With what seemed like a balanced game on paper, the Stars made it look as if they would roll past the Blue Devils after a quick start in the first quarter. The Stars scored 18 points and had as much as an 11-point lead,15-4, in the first quarter of action. West Central’s senior Collin Kime and junior Decker Wirtz combined to score the Blue Devils’ first eight points. Kime scored his points on offensive rebounds, while Wirtz used a shot fake in the low block to get the ball off the glass and into the net. 

While the Stars looked to run away with the game early, the Blue Devils had a different idea after a Tyler Buzynski 3-pointer pulled the game back to within four points, 15-11. 

Wed
27
Dec

Midgame offensive struggles doom WC

 

West Central’s Braidyn Buhrow grabbed an offensive rebound in the first quarter of a six-point home loss to Starmont on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Her put-back attempt was good. (Chris DeBack photo) 

 

Midgame offensive struggles down WC

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

The West Central girls’ basketball team will head into 2018 still winless on the season after a six-point home loss to the Starmont Stars, 57-51, on Tuesday, Dec. 19. 

The Blue Devils certainly came out focused and ready to play on Tuesday night. They controlled the flow of the game from the opening tip through the first quarter. Senior Braidyn Buhrow grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled during the first minute of action, and her two free throws were the game’s first points. 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Sports
Comment Here