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This coming wrestling season will see several area athletes hit the mat as members of the North Central Trailblazers, the new team that will take part in the inaugural season of high school girls wrestling in Iowa. Details of the team and the season were approved at recent area school board...
Northwood-Kensett’s Megan Ocel just missed out on the state meet field with her 18th place finish at last Thursday’s state meet qualifying meet held at Manly’s Pioneer Town and Country Club. Ocel had many top 10 finishes this season but with the state meet on the line was not able to make the post...
Hoping to turn this season’s fortunes into a regional tournament win, the Lady Vikings of Northwood-Kensett traveled to Saint Ansgar last Monday night to take on the Saints, eventually falling in the first-round regional playoff 3-0, 18-25, 14-25 and 16-25. For most of the season the Lady Vikings...
Northwood-Kensett’s Megan Ocel placed 27th in last Thursday’s Top of Iowa Conference Meet held in Mason City on the campus of NIACC, crossing the finish line in 22:47, securing honorable mention all-conference honors. N-K’s Macy Thorson, who has tried to keep up with Ocel all season, finished just...
Junior hitter Lindsey Moore led the Lady Vikings at the net this season, completing the regular season with a team high 72 kills.
The Northwood-Kensett volleyball team got the win it was looking for, beating West Hancock 2-0 in last Thursday night’s volleyball triangular in Britt, giving the Lady Vikings a much-needed boost heading into the regional tournament. N-K also headed to Buffalo Center last Tuesday night and were...
N-K sophomore Kooper Julseth puts his head down as he pushes for just a few more yards in last Friday’s 63-0 loss at Bishop-Garrigan. Koop played the whole field this year, rushing for 72 yards on 19 carries while leading the receiving corps with 384 on 36 receptions. He also recorded 31.5 tackles on the year, good enough for second on the team behind Dalton Logeman’s 36.
In all of sports there is probably no other game that is more difficult to adjust to a new head coach than high school football. There is just no way around it, after a coach with 30 plus years on the sidelines hangs up his whistle, it could take three or four years for the program to find its...
Shelby Low and Thomas Patterson were married on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Winan Creek Barn in Hanlontown, followed by a reception. Officiating the marriage was Richard Fjone. Shelby is the daughter of Connie Low and the late Rocky Low of St. Ansgar, Iowa, and granddaughter of Del and Bev...
Northwood-Kensett’s Megan Ocel and Macy Thorson are making a late season push to make a mark in the Top of Iowa Conference meet and beyond to maybe even a state meet appearance. In last Monday afternoon’s meet at Lake Mills, Ocel was just 1:59.03 behind the winner, crossing the finish line in 22:...
The Northwood-Kensett volleyball team completed its portion of the Top of Iowa Conference East schedule last Tuesday night against Osage, falling to the Green Devils 3-0 (7-25, 7-25, 20-25) and ending the regular season with an 0-8 record in the conference. As happened many times this season, the...
Viking defenders Kooper Julseth (1), Justin Mills (52) and Nolan Senne pursue a St. Eds ball carrier, popping the ball free and recording a loss on the play in last Friday’s district 2 loss. The three defenders, Julseth (19.5), Mills (18.5) and Senne (13.5), have combined for 51.5 tackles this season.
Staring down the barrel of a second consecutive shutout loss last Friday night in Northwood, the Vikings rallied in the second half to put 26 points on the board after ending the first half scoreless and trailing 34-0. Early in the first quarter against St. Edmond the Vikings found themselves...

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