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Wed
13
Sep

Warriors come up just short

 

A group of Warrior seniors, including Andrew Wagner (83), Gabe Kipp (68), and Jackson Lukes (65), converge to stop the Denver ball carrier during Friday night’s home game against the Cyclones. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors come up just short

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Warriors and Denver Cyclones kicked off district play for the season Friday night in Calmar as South Winneshiek aimed to notch its first win of the young season.

Wed
13
Sep

WC wins two more at Jesup tournament

 

 

 

WC wins two more at Jesup tournament

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

The West Central volleyball team had a light week after competing only in a tournament at Jesup on Saturday, Sept. 9. 

The Blue Devils finished the tournament 2-3 by beating Alburnett (2-0) and North Linn (2-0), but they fell to South Winneshiek (2-1), Jesup (2-1), and Independence (2-0).

Wed
13
Sep

Injuries mounting for Blue Devils

 

On fourth down, West Central’s Taylor Hepperle breaks the tackle of two Clarksville players to run for a first down. The Blue Devils fell to Clarksville, 74-16, on the road. Chris DeBack photo

 

Injuries mounting for Blue Devils

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Injuries mounting for Blue Devils

 

Chris DeBack

 

Injuries are mounting for the West Central football team after a 74-16 road loss to the Clarksville Indians on Friday, Sept. 8. 

The Blue Devils were already without senior running back Collin Kime, who was following concussion protocol. During the first half, West Central’s Tyler Buzynski left the game with what was thought to be a concussion and was taken to the doctor as a precautionary measure. Also getting dinged up was running back Taylor Hepperle, who did play the rest of the game. 

“We are beat up,” said Milder after the team's 13th straight loss. “We had four freshmen on the field in the fourth quarter. Taylor [Hepperle] took a helmet to the ribs and stomach, and we sent Buzynski to get checked out because we think he might have a concussion. 

Wed
13
Sep

Douglas medals for NFV cross country

 

Ryan Crank is one of a number of quality freshmen competing for the NFV cross country team. Shown in recent action, Crank helped the freshmen finish eighth at the Go-Hawk Invitational in Waverly. Crank was second on the team and 34th overall with a time of 22:18. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Douglas medals for NFV cross country

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The Dick Pollitt Go-Hawk Classic in Waverly is one of the largest cross country races in eastern Iowa. It is also the most unique since it features races that match runners by grade rather than in straight team competition.

Tuesday’s (Sept. 5) race was run in 65 degree weather with winds at 17 mph.

“I always enjoy this meet,” stated NFV head coach Neal Bentley. “It gives our runners   a chance to compete head to head against runners of the same age in a large race setting.”

Wed
13
Sep

NFV volleyball sweeps Turkey Valley

 

NFV’s Allie Lau lunges for the ball in recent action. The TigerHawk senior not only got to the ball, but she also made a nice dig to keep the ball in play, saving a point. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV volleyball sweeps Turkey Valley

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Thursday in Jackson Junction, NFV took three in a row, 25-14, 25-14, and 25-17, from the hometown Trojans.

The TigerHawks didn’t allow Turkey Valley to mount any runs in the first set. Marrah Burrack ended the set with a six-point serve. 

Wed
13
Sep

TigerHawks just miss upset, 13-6

 

NFV used pursuit and gang tackling Friday against eighth-ranked Cascade. Here, Gunner Rodgers (7), Mac Whelan (23), and Ty Stee (85) combine on a stop in the TigerHawks’ 13-6 loss Friday in West Union. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawks just miss upset, 13-6

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The football game Friday night in West Union against visiting Cascade became a battle of heavyweights as NFV almost upset the eighth-ranked Cougars. 

However, the visitors eventually prevailed, 13-6, with all of the points scored in the final 12 minutes of play. 

Wed
06
Sep

Warrior XC strong at CC

 

South Winn senior Paxten DeVilbiss placed 10th overall with a time of 18:39.6 at Thursday’s Trent Smith Cross Country Invitational, held at Charles City. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior XC strong at CC

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek girls’ and boys’ cross country team traveled to Charles City Thursday to participate in the Trent Smith Cross Country Invitational.

The Warrior girls had a solid showing in their second meet of the season as senior Felicity Taylor grabbed fifth overall with a time of 20:25.2.

Wed
06
Sep

Warrior VB notches pair of wins

 

South Winn senior Jaden Schweinefus goes up for a spike during Thursday’s volleyball meet against West Central. The Warriors came out strong, earning their second-straight win of the season over the Blue Devils. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior VB notches pair of wins

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek volleyball team was busy last week, picking up a pair of wins at home before participating in a tough Saturday tournament in New Hampton.

Wed
06
Sep

'We will get better'

 

The South Winneshiek defense teams up for a stop of the St. Ansgar ball carrier as Jackson Lukes (65), Braxton Smith (1), and Steven Moore (right) combine for a big stop in Friday night’s game against the Saints. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

'We will get better'

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

Kicker – Warriors fall, 35-12

‘We will get better’

By Zakary Kriener

The Warrior football team hosted its first home game of the season Friday night as the St. Ansgar Saints came to town.

Having won three straight matchups against the Warriors, St. Ansgar was determined to make it four. The Warriors, however, sent a different message early on.

In the first quarter, junior quarterback connected with fellow junior Cole Klimesh for a 24-yard touchdown, giving the Warrior an early 6-0 lead.

Wed
06
Sep

Turnovers plague WC football

 

West Central’s Taylor Hepperle is unsuccessful in trying to break two Turkey Valley Trojan tackles during a 62-12 loss on Friday night, Sept. 1, in Jackson Junction.  Chris DeBack photo

 

Turnovers plague WC football

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Turnovers continued to be the story for the West Central football team as it turned the ball over five times in a 62-12 loss to the Turkey Valley Trojans on Friday, Sept 1, in Jackson Junction. 

The Blue Devils played the Trojans, the eighth-ranked team in Eight-Man Football, tough in the first quarter. West Central possessed the ball first, and starting from its own 26-yard line it marched down the field highlighted by a 32-yard reception by freshman Aidan Nelson. 

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