The Decorah Nespapers
May 02, 2016
Looking to the future
Decorah High School recognized its seniors attending and playing sports at Division III colleges recently. Pictured are, sitting, from left – Andy Sikkink, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, football, son of Kevin and Toni Sikkink; Jacob Leeps, Luther, football, son of Don and DeAnn Leeps; Tyler Dostal, Luther, football, son of Wayne and Tracy Dostal. Back row – Tyler Peterson, Wheaton College, swimming, son of Scott and Sara Peterson; Aaron Syverson, Luther, football, son of Kevin and Marsha Syverson; Eric Syverson, Luther, football, son of Kevin and Marsha Syverson; Drake Schuring, Luther, basketball, son of Tim and Tracie Schuring; Nolan Heffern, Luther, swimming, son of Marc and Kristen Heffern; Adam Knight, Luther, football, son of Dan and Stacy Knight. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
  • University of Louisville assistant volleyball coach Alex Wilharm, a Decorah native, has been named as one of The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Thirty Under 30 Award winners for 2016.
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  • Luther Director of Athletics Renae Hartl announced the Luther College athletics department will begin a partnership with Nike for all of its apparel and footwear. 
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  • Bratland pitcher of the week
    Luther freshman pitcher Samantha Bratland was named the softball pitcher of the week by the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
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  • Luther College led all Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools with 23 honorees on the 2015-16 All-Academic winter team.
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  • Three Luther College athletes were recognized by the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for their performances last week.
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  • Two locals were presented letters as a part of the Luther football team recently.
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  • The Norse Athletic Association (NAA) will be having a spring sports luncheon Thursday, April 7, in the Peace Dining Room at noon on the campus of Luther College.
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  • Bratland named IIAC athlete of week
    Samantha Bratland, a Luther College softball pitcher, was named the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s athlete of the week.
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  • Lonning named honorable mention All-America
    Senior point guard Moran Lonning has one more honor added to her already impressive resume.
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  • Kaupp named head coach at Luther
    Nicole Kaupp has been named Head Coach of the Luther College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams.
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  • Slagel an All-American in 100 back
    Luther College senior Clare Slagel finished second in the 100 yard backstroke at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championships in Greensboro, N.C. March 18.
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  • Knippenberg named athlete of week
    Luther baseball player Mitch Knippenberg was named the male athlete of the week by the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
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  • Luther senior point guard and Decorah native Moran Lonning has been named to the All-West Region as a first team honoree by D3hoops.com. This is the second time in as many seasons she has been so honored.
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  • Luther College senior Tricia Serres earned All-American honors Saturday in the mile at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Grinnell College.
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  • The Luther wrestling team earned third place at the NCAA Division III National Championship, with the highlight of the weekend being Drew Van Anrooy (141 pounds) being crowned a national champion.
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