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Wed
05
Jul

Warriors hit 17 wins

 

South Winn’s Levi Lukes applies the tag to a Waverly-Shell Rock runner during Thursday’s 13-9 loss to the Go-Hawks. With three games remaining on the regular season schedule, the Warrior sophomore leads the team with 33 hits and a 0.367 batting average. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warriors hit 17 wins

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Warrior baseball team pushed its season win total to 17 Monday as it picked up a pair of wins over Upper Iowa Conference foe Postville on the road.

In a series in which South Winn outscored its opponents, 25-2, over the two games, it was all hands on deck when it came to mound duties.

In game one of the doubleheader, the Warriors used three pitchers to complete the dominating win. Mason Elsbernd got the start and was credited with the win, as the Warriors jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first inning of the game.

The Pirates got their lone run of the game in the bottom of the third inning, cutting the SW lead to three, but South Winn responded with five runs over the next two innings to enlarge its lead.

Wed
05
Jul

West Central splits pair of DHs

 

Eighth-grader Marlee Squires is just one of several underclassman who have contributed in a big way to the success of the Blue Devils softball team this season.

 

West Central splits pair of DHs

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

 

The West Central Blue Devils softball team ended the regular season with a doubleheader split with the Starmont Stars, 5-15 and 6-5, on Tuesday, June 27, at home. The Blue Devils ended the regular season with an 11-20 record. 

In the 6-5 victory over the Stars, pitcher Mary McDonough battled well and relied on her defense at times to get out of jams. 

Wed
05
Jul

TigerHawk baseball on a streak

 

NFV’s Luke Reicks fires a strike to the plate in action Tuesday, June 27, in Charles City. The senior won his third game of the season against the Comets, working four innings in relief; he allowed three hits and one run. (Kris Van Sickle photo) 

 

TigerHawk baseball on a streak

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The TigerHawk baseball team was on a hot streak last week, winning all six games it played. Overall, NFV is on a seven-game win streak.

The streak has been highlighted by good pitching, timely hitting and greatly improved defense.

NFV swept the reigning UIC champion Monday night in New Albin, shutting out Kee twice, 6-0 and 8-0. 

NFV got the only run it needed in the second, but added runs in each of the next four innings in game one.

Wed
05
Jul

Swimmers split a pair of meets

 

Lily Poppen powers her way across the pool for another medal during the West Union swim team’s 438-235 victory over visiting Monona/Postville on Tuesday, June 27. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

Swimmers split a pair of meets

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

The West Union swim team split a pair of meets last week. 

The swimmers finally opened the home season with a 438-235 win over Monona/Postville on Tuesday, June 27.

Wed
05
Jul

NFV SB sweeps Central

 

Macy Halverson had to backpedal to get this pop fly Thursday in Elkader. However, the sure-handed shortstop made the grab to retire the side in NFV’s 11-6 win in 11 innings. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

NFV SB sweeps Central

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

North Fayette Valley softball ended the regular season Thursday night in Elkader.

The TigerHawks swept Central, 11-6, in 11 innings and 17-1 in five innings.

Tatum Kahler drove in the first two runs against the Warriors. She singled home Marrah Burrack in the first and plated Burrack, who had five hits in the game, during the third with a sac fly.

Wed
28
Jun

South Winn baseball wins four of five

 

South Winn sophomore Levi Lukes fires to first for the out during recent Warrior baseball action. Lukes recorded an impressive eight RBI in South Winn’s five games last week. (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

South Winn Baseball wins four of five

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The South Winneshiek baseball team wrapped up a solid week Saturday with its fourth win in the last five games, a feat that also saw the Warriors outscore their opponents, 42-17.

MFL/MarMac (DH)

The Warriors began the week with an Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) doubleheader against the MFL/MarMac Bulldogs.

In game one of the day, South Winn jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the second inning and slowly continued to add to it en route to an 8-0 shutout win.

Wed
28
Jun

Warrior Softball struggles, 1-3 on week

 

Warrior senior Christina Nesvik sends the ball down the first-base line during recent South Winneshiek softball action. She went 3-3 at the plate, including a pair of doubles Wednesday in the Warriors’ loss to Sumner-Fredericksburg.  (Zakary Kriener photo)

 

Warrior softball struggles, 1-3 on week

 

 

Zakary Kriener

News Writer
zkriener@fayettepublishing.com

 

 

 

The Warrior softball team started its week on a positive note last week, but ended with three consecutive losses.

Clayton Ridge (DH)

South Winneshiek opened its busy week Monday, June 19, against Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) foe Clayton Ridge.

After the first inning of game one of the doubleheader, the Warriors and Eagles were tied at one run apiece.

From there, the Warrior offense took over as it scored a pair of runs in the second inning, five runs in the fifth inning, and three more runs in the sixth to win 11-1 via the 10-run rule.

Wed
28
Jun

Buhrow blasts pair of 3-run hits

 

Eighth-grader Bryleigh Rose (not pictured) throws out Oelwein Husky Naomi Goede (21) at second base as Blue Devil Jalyn Brownell tags the runner out.  Chris DeBack photo

 

Buhrow blasts pair of 3-run HRs

 

 

By Chris Deback
cdeback@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

Braidyn Buhrow smashed a three-run home run in back-to-back plate appearances against the Oelwein Huskies in the second game of a doubleheader on Friday, June 23. 

The softball doubleheader was the unofficial start to Maynard Days, June 23-25. A rivalry was renewed that evening as Oelwein hadn’t fielded a varsity softball team in three years. 

Wed
28
Jun

Swimmers win 1st

Swimmers win 1st

 

 

  The West Union swim team won its first meet of the season Tuesday, June 19, in Sumner, 383-316.

Head coach Kennedy Balk said the win was, a total team effort.

As for individual efforts, Balk singled out a few key people who had particularly good efforts. Included were the Lundgren brothers, Jaxson and Brooxton, who were first and second, respectively, in the 8-and-under 25 freestyle.

Carl Moser won the 9/10 100 individual medley, while Maeley Nefzger captured gold in the 11/12 50 fly.

In the 15-18 age groups, Matt Appler and Tiffanie Koch each captured a pair of gold medals after winning the boys’ and girls’ 25 and 50 backstroke.

West Union’s first home meet last Thursday against Cresco was postponed due to weather. It will be made up Tuesday, July 18, in West Union.

Wed
28
Jun

TigerHawk SB sweeps CR

 

Makenna Koch’s big windup on the mound is evident in this photo from recent action. Thursday, against Clayton Ridge, the sophomore held the Eagles to four hits and one earned run in NFV’s 13-3 win. (Jerry Wadian photo)

 

TigerHawk SB sweeps CR

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

 

 

 

The North Fayette Valley softball team started and ended last week by sweeping a UIC foe. 

Monday (June 19), the TigerHawks swept West Central and on Thursday NFV swept Clayton Ridge; both doubleheaders were in West Union.

In the interim, Kee High, the number-one team in Class 1A, took two from NFV on Tuesday, June 20, and Cascade pulled off a sweep on its home diamond on Wednesday.

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