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Wyatt Willand is pictured with the medals he won at the Move United Junior Nationals.
Local athlete Wyatt Willand recently traveled to Denver, Colorado, to take part in the national level of competitions for youth with physical, visual and/or intellectual impairment. Willand continued a history of competitive success in individual events and as a team. Willand was one of four...
Vikings head coach Dave Capitani discusses strategy with senior QB Drew Wilder during last year’s playoff game at Kee.
It all began a few years ago with the retirement of longtime assistant Steve Hartman, who was followed out the door last year by offensive coordinator Marty Cotter and this year it’s even longer tenured defensive coordinator Daryl Love, all who have now turned in their whistles and after close to...
Despite finishing the summer season with a combined 0-42 record, the Northwood-Kensett baseball and softball teams were still able to secure some spots on the coveted all-conference teams at season’s end, including for the Lady Vikings, Kelsi Liddle, and for the Vikings, seniors Jace Gentz and...
The Summer Reading program is in full swing! Again, many thanks for Worth Mutual and Olson Insurance for sponsoring our Kick-Off Day, we had 68 kids sign up that day, with over 100 total sign ups! Friday morning story times are also happening!  Our first ones being at the Worth County Fair where...
Like their softball peers at Northwood-Kensett, the Vikings completed the season winless at 0-21. And while there might not seem like a lot to praise in an 0-21 season, the Vikings suffered from an access of youth just like Lady Vikings did, so judging the season on the record alone is deceiving at...
Junior first baseman Jasmine Renteria receives the ball a step to late to get the out on the AGWSR runner.  Renteria led the team this season with an incredible .913 fielding percentage, committing only four errors in 46 total chances.
This courageous team with two juniors, an eighth grader, five freshman and three sophomores, played their hearts out all year only to see it come to quick end in the regional first round loss to AGWSR, falling 18-0 in three innings. And while the final score and this team’s record may not reflect...
Lady Vikings first year head coach Brett Schmidt talks game strategy with pitcher Kennedy Christianson and catcher Kelsi Liddle in last Monday’s loss to Central Springs.
The Northwood-Kensett softball team wrapped up its regular season schedule last Monday evening in Northwood with a doubleheader against class 2A’s No. 1 ranked Panthers of Central Springs, resulting in two losses, 16-0 and 18-0, dropping the Lady Vikings to 0-20 on the year and 0-16 in the Top of...
N-K senior Hayden Moore lays down a bunt in last Monday’s first game of a doubleheader against Central Springs. Moore batted just .196 on the year but led the team with 17 walks and was second on the team with a .397 on base percentage. The talented senior also led the team with 11 runs scored this season.
Northwood-Kensett’s first year baseball head coach Brian Fausnaugh said earlier in the season that despite the young team he had at his disposal, all he wanted was to be a team at the end of the year that no one wanted to play come tournament time. I would say, mission accomplished. The Vikings...
Showing confidence in the field last Thursday night, N-K’s left fielder Macy Thorson scoops up a grounder and gets the ball quickly back to the infield holding the Huskie hitter to just a single. Thorson has a very respectable .526 fielding percentage in 15 games played this season.
If I’m being honest, the Northwood-Kensett softball team at the beginning of the season couldn’t do anything right, they couldn’t catch a flyball, field a grounder, throw to first, hit the cutoff man or hit the ball. But oh, how times have changed. The Lady Vikings are still winless at 0-16 but...
N-K sophomore Justin Mills delivers a pitch last Thursday afternoon in Nashua. Mills had three Ks in 1.1 innings of work, his first start of the season, taking the loss in the 29-9 defeat.
Talking to Northwood-Kensett’s head baseball coach Brian Faunsnaugh earlier in the season the first-year skipper told the Anchor that his kids could play, they just needed to become more consistent in their play to be successful moving forward. Moving forward to the second half of the Top of Iowa...

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