The Decorah Nespapers
September 30, 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)
  • The No. 21-ranked University of Dubuque football team (4-0, 1-0 IIAC) came into Decorah Saturday and defeated Luther (1-2, 0-1 IIAC) 30-17.
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  • Luther’s Claire Christian has been named the female athlete of the week by the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
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  • Spilde to be presented Meritorious Service Award
    Vernon Spilde, a 1944 graduate of Decorah High School, will be presented the Luther College Athletics Meritorious Service Award.
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  • Luther College will induct eight alumni into the Luther College Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, Oct. 1, honoring former athletes for their achievements in college sports, professional careers and community leadership.
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  • It took two overtimes before the Luther College football team (1-1) secured a 46-40 victory over St. Olaf Saturday at Manitou Field in Northfield, Minn.
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  • The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football team (1-0) defeated Luther (0-1) in the season opener for both teams 45-14 Saturday in Carlson Stadium.
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  • Due to more rain that fell in the Decorah area Tuesday evening and Wednesday, Sept. 6-7, all of the Luther College All-American Cross County Races, junior high, high school and college, have been cancelled due to extremely wet conditions on the cross country courses.
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  • Two former Decorah volleyball players are now members of the Luther squad.
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  • The Norse Athletic Association (NAA) will be having a Fall Sports luncheon Thursday, Sept. 8, at noon in the Peace Dining Room on the Luther College campus.
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  • Slagel nominated for Woman of Year
    Recent Luther College graduate Clare Slagel (Dubuque) has been named the Iowa Conference's nominee for the 2016 NCAA Women of the Year Award.
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  • Decorah native Josey Jewell has landed on another preseason watch list.
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  • Jewell named to Nagurski Trophy watch list
    Decorah’s Josey Jewell already has the nation talking about this upcoming football season.
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  • Battle named D-line coach
    Aaron Hafner, Luther College head football coach, has hired Raven Battle as an assistant coach in charge of the defensive line and recruiting coordinator.
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  • Nikkel tabbed as coach of year
    Luther College Head Baseball Coach Bryan Nikkel has been named the 2016 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Diamond Central Region Coach of the Year.
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  • Jackie Hoyme, a 2012 graduate of Decorah High School, has been named the Most Valuable Performer for field events for the Luther College track & field team.
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