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Northwood-Kensett’s current long-distance specialist, junior Megan Ocel, placed 15th in a starting field of 66 runners last Tuesday afternoon in Osage at the Mitchell County Nature Center. Ocel completed the course in 23:07.47 while her teammates, Macy Thorson and freshman Merrin Hansen crossed...
N-K libero Madalynn Hanson receives a serve last Tuesday night in Mason City. Hanson is having a great all-around season, the talented junior leads the team with 98 digs and is also No. 1 at the service line, going 75-81 with 14 aces in 13 matches this year.
Showing improvement every week of the season so far, the Lady Vikings nonetheless are still looking for that elusive first Top of Iowa Conference East win, something they will have to wait at least another week to achieve after falling to the Knights of Newman Catholic 3-1 (25-23, 17-25, 17-25, 17-...
Viking QB Colby Eskildsen avoids the West Bend-Mallard rush to complete a 12-yard pass for a first down last Friday night in West Bend. Eskildsen has completed 23-44 pass attempts this season for 229 yards and two TDs, tops on the team that has had four different players under center this year.
Hoping to change its luck with a passing game after being shut down on the ground the last two games, the Vikings came out throwing the ball in last Friday night’s loss at West Bend-Mallard, and while they did have some success in the air, throwing the ball 32 times for 124 yards, the three...
On Saturday, August 6, the annual Worth Mutual/Northwood Volunteer Fire Company Fireman’s Golf Tournament, "The Jerry" was held. The tournament was a three person best shot at the Northwood Country Club. Winners included champions score Seth Holstad, Travis Johnson, Lee Nelson with a 62. Second...
Junior outside hitter Emma Hengesteg winds up for a thunderous kill in the Lady Vikings’ 3-0 loss at West Fork. Hengesteg has 11 kills on the year but it’s at the service line where the talented junior shines, leading the team with a 93.7 serving percentage, going 74-79 with a team high 19 aces.
After going the first week of the season without a win the Lady Vikings put it all together two weeks ago to secure their first win of the still young season, a 3-2 victory over Nashua-Plainfield. The Lady Vikings squeaked by in the first set with a narrow two-point win, beating the Huskies 25-23...
N-K’s Macy Thorson runs with the pack in XC action two weeks ago in Mason City. Thorson placed 31st in the first XC action of the fall season.
Still nursing a sore shoulder Northwood-Kensett’s Treycen Rollene decided to forgo football this season to save his himself for wrestling, but not wanting to fall to much out of shape while waiting for the winter season, the multi-talented athlete thought he would give cross country a go. And with...
Junior D-lineman Justin Mills tries to bring down Titans QB Max Hough last Friday night in Ruthven. Mills has 7.5 tackles on the year, including six solo tackles in three games played.
After giving first year head coach Trevor Hunt an easy opening night win over Riceville to begin his coaching career at Northwood-Kensett, the Vikings have had to face the top two teams in district 2 over the last couple of weeks, falling to 1-2 on the year after a 49-0 loss to Harris-Lake Park...
Overall winners were Vance Helgeland, Adam Chinnock and Kyle Krotzer.
The sixth annual Flippin Flamingo golf tournament was held on Saturday, August 27, at the Northwood Country Club. Overall winners were Vance Helgeland, Kyle Krotzer and Adam Chinnock with a 63.  Championship flight second place went to Tyler Sheffield, Andy Helgeson and Caden Helgeson with third...
Junior hitter Chloe Costello destroys a pair of Riceville defenders at the net in last Tuesday night’s 3-0 loss to the Bearcats. Costello on the night had four kills, a team high 21 digs and she went 10-12 at the service line.
Playing with the competition in every set this season but coming up just short of winning one, the Lady Vikings are struggling, but seem so close to putting it all together with just a little more time, despite falling to 0-4 in the opening week of the season.  This talented team, which is...
Defensive linemen Justin Mills (#52) and Jose Obregon (#90) gave Riceville’s QB fits all night, chasing him out of the pocket on nearly every passing attempt.
It turned out to be a pretty special coaching debut at Northwood-Kensett last Friday night for the team’s new head coach, Trevor Hunt, the first head coach other than now retired Hall of Fame coach Dave Capitani to lead the Vikings in over three decades. Hunt, who had coaching stints at Seymore...

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