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November 28, 2020
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A new season set to begin
Ready to dive into the Decorah boys’ swim season for 2020 are (front, l-r) Adam Jones, Laura Storlie, John Starrett, Quinn Baumann, Dylan Hogan, Dominic Bigalk, Gareth Sweet, Isaac Ericson, Jensen Korsness; (back) Simon Kutz, Isaac Knaack, James VanderVelden, Gus Grimstad, Drew Chamberlain, Ryan Lubahn, Mason Cote, Brenna Parker. Not pictured are Nick Stavroplus and Nat Roberts. (Photo courtesy of Tami Bohr)
  • Lady Vikes eager to take the floor
    Although the numbers continue to rise within the Decorah girls’ basketball program, depth and experience continue to be obstacles to overcome at the varsity level, according to fifth-year head coach Shannon Quandahl.
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  • Step up; Warriors have just two seniors

    For the second season in a row, underclassmen will be asked to step up for the South Winn girls’ basketball team.


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  • Opportunity there for Warriors

    The ball is in their court and there’s a strong core of athletes to build a team around for the South Winn boys’ basketball program.


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  • Warrior matmen veterans in charge for 2020-21

    Veterans will fill the line-up once again, as the entire South Winn wrestling team returns this winter for the new season.


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  • Waukon Indians claim second state title
    A week after leaving the semifinal game with an injury, Waukon quarterback Creed Welch stepped back on the turf at the UNI-Dome to help lead the Indians to their second Class 2A state championship Friday afternoon.
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  • NEIC mandates masks at all indoor sporting events; Decorah releases statement
    Superintendents, activity directors, and student athletes in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) have issued a clear message for fans: “Wear a face covering.” 
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  • Wayne Kreitzer of Cresco takes week nine honors in the pigskin picks football contest.
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  • Viking swimmers cap year off with one last swim at state

    Eight events from Decorah High School garnered a total of 12 points at the state swim meet Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14, in Marshalltown.

    The Vikes placed 26th overall at the state meet.

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  • Vikes feature eight letter winners

    Excited about the prospect of defending their conference title the Decorah boys’ swim team enters the 2020 season with a positive attitude, a strong history of swimming and a host of talent.

    Back for her fifth season at the helm is Coach Laura Storlie.

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  • For the second year in a row a South Winn football player earned an MVP award as senior Jacob Herold notched the Offensive MVP nod for the 2020 season. 

    Joining Herold in the line-up of special awards was Calvin Knutson, who was named the Lineman of the Year, while Collin Wiltgen received the Golden Award.

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  • Within the 8-man District 2, Turkey Valley had eight athletes receive all-district nods recently.


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  • Kyle Christen takes the win in week eight of the pigskin picks football contest.


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  • Decorah places 13 athletes on all district list; 17 all-academic

    Thirteen members of the Decorah football team were recognized this season by being named all-district in Class 3A, District 3. 


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  • Eight Viking events qualify for state swimming
    The Decorah girls swim and dive team will have representatives in eight events this weekend at the state meet in Marshalltown following the Thursday regional diving and Saturday regional swim meets at Dubuque Hempstead.
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  • Jan Pfiffner of Harpers Ferry takes week seven honors in the pigskin picks football contest.

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