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Anchor Thomas Block stretches for a third place finish in the 4x800-meter relay last Tuesday in Saint Ansgar. Block and his teammates, Ben Yezek, LaMonte Sims and Nathan Hanneman, finished with a time of 1:49.95, earning the team six crucial points.
Telling me not to expect a whole lot out of this year’s track team, Vikings head coach Dave Capitani said, “All of our throwers are new and we only have three or four kids that can run. It might be a long year.” I’ve known Cap going on 15 years now and while I’ve never heard him say his teams were...
Lady Viking Jesslyn Sims competes in the shotput last Tuesday afternoon at the Saints Coed Relays in Saint Ansgar. Sims earned her team one point with her throw of 26-09.25, good for sixth place.
Like many of the competitors at last Tuesday night’s Saints Coed Relays, I find myself this morning thankful that the track and field season, after a year off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is once again underway. With lineups thrown together from the remnants of last year’s teams that never...
The Northwood-Kensett girls’ basketball team, who finished the 2020-21 season with a 6-15 overall record, held its annual awards banquet last week to celebrate those individuals who in one way or another stood out among the rest. Those receiving postseason honors include, Madalynn Hanson – Newcomer...
The Northwood-Kensett boys’ basketball team handed out is annual awards last week while skipping the usual ceremonies because of COVID-19. Receiving postseason honors for the 7-13 Vikings this season were Caden Roberts – MVP, second team all-conference, Monte Sims – Newcomer Award, Kael Julseth –...
With the winter sports season now in the history books it’s that time of year for the coaches to recognize those student athletes who went above and beyond the call of duty to make not just themselves better, but their fellow teammates as well. With COVID 19 restrictions in place Northwood-Kensett...
It’s really a shame that COVID 19 kept many fans away from this winters sports season. And while you could log into the internet to watch most any game you pleased, one thing you couldn’t get the feel for was the atmosphere in the gym, not over a computer monitor. Who’s responsible for that...
In a year where the team could manage just six wins it was inevitable that the Northwood-Kensett girls basketball team would come up on the short end of the stick when it came to postseason honors. Having said that though, the Lady Vikings did have one player that shined enough for the coaches to...
Facing some pretty tough competition in the Top of Iowa Conference East this season the Vikings of Northwood-Kensett were able to come out on top in seven games this season, averaging only 40.7 points per game as a team. But despite the low number of wins the Vikings did have two players earn all-...
N-K’s Drake Tiedemann controls the action in last week’s state wrestling tournament held at Wells Fargo Arena in downtown Des Moines. Tiedemann went 3-2 over the course of the tournament and placed seventh overall.
If you have followed the career of Northwood-Kensett’s Drake Tiedemann at all you would have had to conclude that he would one day make it to the state tournament. But not only did Tiedemann make it in his third try, he also did what most don’t do on their first attempt in Des Moines, he made it...
The Vikings' Jason Hanson slides in the lane for a short jumper last Tuesday night in Janesville. Hanson scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in N-K’s 69-41 loss to the Wildcats.
Coming into this season the Vikings had one thing on their minds, win more than three games. That’s the most wins Northwood-Kensett has had since 2015, when it won nine games. This team however did what it set out to do as it won as many games this season, seven, as it had the past three years...

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