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N-K’s Kooper Julseth glides through the air towards the basketball in last Thursday night’s 65-57 district 3 semifinals loss to Bishop-Garrigan. Koop, who averaged 15.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in the regular season led the Vikings in the tournament loss with 25 points and 11 rebounds.
Saving their best for last, the Vikings of Northwood-Kensett made a tournament run that not many people saw coming, knocking off Saint Ansgar by one point in the quarterfinals before finally falling to Bishop-Garrigan in the district semifinals. Facing the Saints last Monday night in the class 1A...
The Vikings’ Linca Scarlett gets control over his state tournament opponent in last week’s state wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Scarlett would eventually lose this match, his final one of the tournament, in a 15-0 technical fall to Logan Magnolia’s Kulab Kuhl. (Picture provided by Tiffany Tiedeman for the Northwood Anchor)
The Northwood-Kensett wrestling team sent two sophomores to the state wrestling championships last week and while they didn’t come away with any hardware, the experience and knowledge gained will help them both for years to come. At 113 pounds, the Vikings’ Linca Scarlett survived the district...
N-K’s Chloe Costello splits two of the Panthers’ toughest inside defenders for an easy basket in last Monday night’s 43-32 regular season ending loss to Central Springs. Costello, who surpassed the 1,000-point milestone this year, led the team with 19.3 points per game this season.
The Northwood-Kensett girls basketball team wrapped up the regular season and took an early exit in the regional tournament, all in a matter of just a few days, closing out what was once a promising season, instead ending it in an early defeat and a 7-15 overall record. The Lady Vikings, flush...
The Vikings’ Austin Orth fights for an advantage in last Saturday’s district 4 meet in Lake Mills. Orth survived to the second period before losing the Rockford’s Payton Malchow by fall in the second period.
Talking to other sports writers and photographers before last Saturday’s class 1A, district 4 state qualifying meet in Lake Mills, my predictions for Northwood-Kensett were that the Tiedemann brothers have a shot, but after that, “You just don’t know what can happen.” Well, one of the Tiedemann...
The Vikings’ Carter Anderson leads a successful fastbreak in last Monday night’s TIC East win over Central Springs. Anderson had 16 points, two steals, two assists and four rebounds in the conference finale.
Bursting with young talent, the Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team struggled with the tough competition in the Top of Iowa Conference East to begin the season, but as the year wore on and the team got more experience under their belts, the winning ways came back. Once looking at a 5-12 overall...
The Lady Vikings take a moment in the first quarter of last Friday night’s game against Osage to celebrate senior Chloe Costello surpassing the 1,000-point mark. Costello, who is averaging 19.5 points this season, needed just two points against the Green Devils to reach the career milestone in front of the home crowd in Northwood.
Last week, the final full week of the regular season schedule was busy and emotional for the Lady Vikings of Northwood-Kensett who beat the No. 1 team in the conference at the time, Saint Ansgar, celebrated senior Chloe Costello surpassing the 1,000-point mark and then cried while saying goodbye to...
The Vikings’ Weston Willand shoots for the leg of his GTRA opponent last Tuesday night at the Viking Quad. Willand, one of the toughest kids on the team to put on his back, hung in this match until the end before falling in a 14-5 major decision.
The Northwood-Kensett wrestling team wrapped up its regular season schedule last week at the Viking Quad, competing against GTRA, North Union and West Bend-Mallard before a packed house in Northwood. In the first dual the Vikings trailed the Titans 22-0 before picking up their first win, an Alex...
The Vikings celebrate Colby Eskildsen after scoring 1,000 points in his career. Eskildsen, just a junior, has 406 points this season in 19 games and is averaging 16.5 points per game in 62 games played in his career.
The Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team won two out three games last week, celebrated the retirement of longtime and beloved head coach Marty Cotter, and put junior Colby Eskildsen in the record books after surpassing the 1,000-point milestone for his career. The Vikings’ busy and emotional...
Central Springs schools recently hosted a tournament for youth basketball teams. The event was a qualifier for the Heartland States Basketball Championships, which will be held March 8-10 in Sioux City, Iowa. The top two teams from each grade advanced to the championships. Three Northwood-Kensett...

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