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May 26, 2020
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  • Memorial Day preparation
    Memorial Day preparation
    Vicki Thorson of Decorah decorates the grave of her parents, Verl and Frances Stoskopf at Decorah Lutheran Cemetery for Memorial Day weekend. (Photo by Roz Weis)
  • South Winn grad shares story in COVID-19 ravaged NYC
    South Winn grad shares story in COVID-19 ravaged NYC
    “It’s like a horror movie. This city is always bustling with sidewalks full of people and traffic stuck in gridlock. I am usually bombarded with sights and sounds as soon as I step outside my apartment,” says Matt Hemesath, who lives in an epicenter of the United States COVID-19 pandemic — New York City.
  • Commencement celebrated at SW
    Commencement celebrated at SW
    After missing the final quarter of their senior year, the South Winn Class of 2020 celebrated commencement Sunday thanks to the administration and staff who put together an outdoor ceremony at the football field. Turkey Valley’s commencement had been scheduled for Sunday; however, it was postponed due to wet conditions to Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m., followed by a community parade. (Photo by Olivia Martinez)
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  • Duwe, Hoffert receive regional honors
    Two local young women —Bryar Duwe and Ali Hoffert — were selected by their respective classes to represent Region 3 by the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association.
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  • Trojans district champs; last chapter written for eight seniors
    Despite falling one game shy of state, the Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team (22-4) has nothing to hang its head about. The squad posted the most wins of any team in school history, was part of four straight Upper Iowa Conference championships and was just the fourth team to reach the sub-state game.
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  • Stormin Pointers stop Decorah’s run to state

    The Decorah boys’ basketball team ended its season with a loss to Center Point-Urbana (17-8) Thursday, Feb. 27, in Center Point, 70-58.

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  • DVABC gala
    The Decorah Viking Athletic Booster Club is hosting a gala event Saturday, March 14, at T-Bocks upstairs. 
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  • Eight all-UIC honorees for Lady Trojans and Warriors
    All five starters, plus one off the bench Trojan, along with two starters for South Winn, were named to the Upper Iowa Conference all-conference girls basketball list.
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  • NEIC recognizes five Decorah boys
    Five members of the Decorah boys’ basketball team were recognized as being named all-conference. 
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  • Three Vikings all-NEIC

    Three members of the Decorah girls’ basketball team were named all-conference, released last week.

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  • Trojans and Warriors collide in district semifinal
    It has been said it’s hard to beat the same team three times in a season. Tuesday night (Feb. 25), the Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team (21-3) proved it can be done, as it defeated South Winn, 57-44, in Nashua in the District semifinal.
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  • Postseason focus remains high for Decorah boys
    Winning its eighth game in a row and 14 of its last 15, the Decorah boys’ basketball team advanced to the Class 3A substate quarterfinal. 
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  • Kegler quartet honored

    Four members of the Decorah bowling teams were honored by being named second team all-conference by the coaches of the North Central Conference. 

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  • Meyer finishes sixth, Rolfs eighth at state

    Dreams of a state title ended for four Winneshiek County wrestlers last week.

    Decorah grappler Jackson Rolfs, along with South Winn trio Ethan Maldonado, Zach Taylor and Damon Meyer, put on singlets at the State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22.

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  • Explosive second half leads Trojans to victory
    After eight days of down time since its last competition, the Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team needed the first half of Thursday’s Class 1A District 4 quarterfinal to get into rhythm versus Central Elkader. Once the dust was off the playbook, the Trojans put together a complete game to defeat the Warriors, 68-34.
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  • Warriors escape N-P with win
    The South Winn boys’ basketball team (14-8) edged a win over Nashua-Plainfield on the Huskies’ home turf 51-46, Thursday, Feb. 20, in Nashua.
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  • Central mounts comeback, stops TV
    It wasn’t the ending the Turkey Valley girls’ basketball team was looking for as it squared off with No. 13 Central Elkader (21-3) in West Union Friday night. The Warriors ended the Trojans’ state bid after mounting a fourth-quarter come-from-behind win, 53-46.
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  • Vikings end season with No. 9 Saints
    The Decorah girls’ basketball team (12-10) fell to No. 9 Cedar Rapids Xavier (15-7) in the regional playoffs Saturday, Feb. 22, ending its 2019-2020 season in the Class 4A regional semifinals.
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