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N-K’s Aden Bice looks to his coaches for some instruction during his match last Thursday at Forest City. Bice went 1-2 on the night and is now 17-19 on the year.
The Northwood-Kensett wrestling team improved to 8-14 on the year after picking up two wins last Thursday night in Forest City. The Vikings lost their opening match to the Indians 54-28 and then posted wins over Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 41-36 and Saint Ansgar 39-36. In the three duals, every N-K...
Lady Viking Chloe Costello gets past the North Buter defenders for an easy basket last Tuesday night in Greene. Costello scored nine points and is now second on the team at 5.5 points per game.
After badly beating North Butler earlier in the year, holding it to just 11 points, the Lady Vikings of Northwood-Kensett knew that when they traveled to Greene last Tuesday night for the rematch, that they would be playing a totally different Bearcats team, and indeed they did. In just one...
The Vikings Jason Hanson scores in the lane last Tuesday night in Greene. Hanson scored seven points on 2-14 shooting from the field in the 67-34 TIC East loss.
Just when it looked like the Vikings may have turned the corner, winning three games in a row, they traveled to Greene last Tuesday night and the young and inexperienced team showed up once again, losing to the Bearcats by 33 points, 67-34. The Vikings, 2-6 in the Top of Iowa Conference East and 3...
Freshman sensation Colby Eskildsen makes scoring look easy with two points in the lane last Monday night in Northwood. Eskildsen, who is second on the team with 12.3 points per game, got into foul trouble against the Wildcats, picking up his fourth foul with 4:50 remaining in the third quarter.
After picking up its first win of the season right before the Christmas break, beating Central Springs, the Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team continued its winning ways in the new year, beating Riceville and Saint Ansgar before ending the week with a loss to Osage. Looking to pick up right...
Sophomore Chloe Costello attempts a long-range jump shot in last Monday night’s 41-29 non-conference loss to the Wildcats. Costello went 0-4 from 3-point range but sank 3-10 from the field and scored six points in the loss.
In search of its identity, the Lady Vikings of Northwood-Kensett lost all three games played last week and have now lost seven of the last eight games played, having not won since a December 22nd win over Central Springs. Starting 2022 winless after losing to Riceville, Saint Ansgar and Osage, the...
Coming close on multiple occasions to pinning his opponent, the Vikings’ Michael Davis tries one more time to put the shoulders on the mat last Saturday morning at the GTRA Invitational. Davis eventually won the match by fall over Paul Shonka of Central Springs and finished the day with a 1-2 record.
The Northwood-Kensett wrestling team took a little break from dual action after compiling a 6-13 record before the holiday break, competing instead in an individual tournament last Saturday at GTRA, its first action of 2022. At last Saturday’s GTRA Invitational, the Vikings crowned four champions...
N-K senior Carly Hengesteg puts up a long-range jumper in last Tuesday night’s 36-32 TIC East win over Central Springs. Hengesteg now leads the team on the year with 68 points.
After scoring just one point in the first eight minutes of play in last Tuesday night’s Top of Iowa Conference East matchup with Central Springs, the Lady Vikings were able to recover just in time to register the slim conference win, 36-32. With the Lady Vikings offense nowhere to found in the...
Junior point guard Lamonte Sims drives to the hoop in last Tuesday night’s 79-69 win over the Panthers. Sims had seven points and five rebounds in the Vikings’ first win of the season.
The Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team played its best game of the season to close out 2021, winning its first game of the year after outlasting Central Springs in one of the most thrilling games to be played at N-K in years, eventually beating the Panthers 79-69 in Top of Iowa Conference East...
The Northwood-Kensett wrestling team picked up one more win before the holiday break, crushing Belmond-Klemme 63-12 last Tuesday night at the West Hancock quad. Josiah Kliment, Tyler Mills, Mason Thofson and Michael Janssen all won by fall to help secure the seventh win of the Vikings. Michael...
The Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team won its first game of the season last night when it beat Central Springs 79-69. Colby Eskildsen, Cooper Julseth and Jason Hanson scored 20 points each in the win while freshman Carter Anderson recorded the first double-double of his young career with 10...

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