The Decorah Nespapers
February 24, 2018
Trojans fall in semifinal
Turkey Valley’s Levi Izer drives between Panther defenders in Tuesday’s District 5 semifinal. The Trojans initially faced a 10-0 deficit in the first quarter and battled back to take a slim lead in the fourth period but were unable to hang on, falling to Tripoli 46-43, to end a stellar season. Due to a family medical emergency, the complete story, stats and photos from Tuesday’s game will not be available in print until the Tuesday, Feb. 27 issue of the Public Opinion. (Photo courtesy of JScott Images,
  • Decorah’s Maddie Putnam places seventh at state
    Decorah’s Maddie Putnam placed seventh in the state bowling tournament held earlier this week in Waterloo.
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  • Wrestling season comes to an end
    Five wrestlers represented Winneshiek County at Wells Fargo over the weekend with three bringing home some hardware.
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  • Reicks wraps up career
    In the summer of 2017, Trojan wrestlers were with out a coach and quite possibly a wrestling program. Looking for a home on the mats, the Turkey Valley and New Hampton school boards came to an agreement and the Class 2A Chickasaws welcomed several members of the TV school to the mats, including senior Cale Reicks.
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  • Holthaus to play at Upper Iowa University
    South Winn’s Brennan Holthaus will remain in Northeast Iowa to continue his football career. The Warrior senior recently signed to compete on the Upper Iowa University football team.
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  • Turkey Valley boys advance to district semifinals
    After the tight first eight minutes the Trojans made it look easy.
    Shutting down the passing lanes of Riceville (6-16) in the Class 1A quarterfinals, the Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team (17-5) walked off the court with a 64-36 win, Thursday, Feb. 15, at a neutral site in Postville.
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  • Door shuts on Lady Trojan quest for state
    After back-to-back appearances at the state basketball tournament the Turkey Valley girls’ basketball team (14-10) will not be making another trip to Des Moines in 2018. The Trojans fell to UIC foe and No. 9 Kee High in the Class 1A Region 2 semifinal Friday in Lansing, 50-37.
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  • Viking girls overpower Comets; end the season with Waverly Go-Hawks
    For the second year in a row, the Decorah girls’ basketball team (10-13) ended its season at the hands of No. 13 Waverly-Shell Rock (16-6), in the regional playoffs Saturday, Feb. 17, on the road in the Class 4A regional semifinals.
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  • SW Warriors fall to Postville
    The South Winn boys’ basketball team (13-8) had the momentum several times in Thursday’s Class 1A quarterfinals versus Postville (14-9) but just couldn’t finish the contest to get the win. The Warriors ended their season to the Pirates, 61-55.
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  • Wrestling season comes to an end at state
    Five wrestlers represented Winneshiek County at Wells Fargo over the weekend with three bringing home some hardware.
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  • Putnam grabs state bowling bid
    Sophomore Maddie Putnam will represent the Decorah bowling program at state — the first kegler to do so.
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  • Vikings outrun Cadet late charge
    The Decorah boys’ basketball team (11-10, 7-5 NEIC) will ride a five-game win streak into the postseason after topping Crestwood (8-13, 3-8 NEIC) on the road, 52-49, Tuesday night.
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  • TV survives and advances
    Take control, maintain the lead and finish the game strong.
    That’s exactly what the Turkey Valley girls’ basketball team (14-9) did as it defeated West Central (2-18) Tuesday night, 54-42, at home. The win moves TV another step closer to the state tournament.
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  • Warriors fall in quarterfinals
    After pounding Clayton Ridge in round one, the season came to an end for the South Winn girls’ basketball team in the Class 2A Region 4 quarterfinals.
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  • Swim meet and Olympian keep NST swimmers busy
    The Northeastern Swim Team (NST) had a jam-packed weekend. NST held its second home meet of the season, the NST Nordic Invite at Luther College Saturday.
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  • Fifty outstanding softball players have been chosen for the 2018 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Player of the Year watch list. Among those are three Luther softball players. This trio includes senior shortstop Anna Strien (Cedar Falls, Waterloo Columbus), senior outfielder Ashley Burrows (Bondurant, Bondurant-Farrar) and junior pitcher Samantha Bratland (Spring Grove, Minn.). All three are returning All-Americans. The list will be paired down throughout the season until just one player remains at the conclusion of the 2018 season.
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