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After spending most of the season running the offense and dishing the ball to open teammates, N-K’s Kael Julseth is finally taking his shots, and with great success. Despite the Vikings' four losses last week Julseth had perhaps the best week of his career, scoring in double figures in all four games last week. In the Vikings' four games the talented senior had 42 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals.
I’ve covered Northwood-Kensett boys basketball coach Marty Cotter for well over a decade now and I’m sure he’s not the kind of guy that celebrates moral victories. But with four losses last week, some of them blowouts, I would allow Cotter just this one time to be happy with a loss. Just one night...
N-K’s Carly Hengesteg pulls up for a short jumper last Friday night in Rockford. Hengesteg led the Lady Vikings to the 52-35 TIC East win, pouring in a game high 14 points on 4-9 shooting from the field.
It took almost to February to see it happen, but better late than never for the Northwood-Kensett girls basketball team, who, for the first time this season found itself in the midst of a winning streak after beating Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock and Lake Mills on consecutive nights last Friday and...
Hayden Moore battles Dalton Tobin of North Union at last Saturday’s TIC Tournament.
The Vikings still have a few duals to wrestle before all is said and done, but they did pick up one more win last week at the Belmond-Klemme quad, while at the Top of Iowa Conference Tournament held last Saturday in Osage Drake Tiedemann went 4-1 and placed third, giving him 100 wins for his career...
Looking to get back to its winning ways, the Northwood-Kensett girls’ basketball team unleashed its defensive pressure in last Tuesday night’s win over North Butler, holding the Bearcats to just 32 points in the very slim, 33-32 Top of Iowa Conference East win. The Lady Vikings snapped a four game...
Continually earning more and more playing time this season, N-K’s Briar Anderson sets up the offense last Monday night in Riceville. Anderson came off the bench in this game, a 45-29 loss, and scored four points on 2-3 shooting from the field.
The turnover prone Lady Vikings fell to 1-7 overall with three more losses last week, suffering lopsided defeats to Riceville, Saint Ansgar and Osage. So far in Northwood-Kensett’s eight games this season it has used five different starting lineups, which may be contributing to the team's sporadic...
N-K’s Kael Julseth puts up a running jumper in last Friday’s 47-35 loss to Osage. Against the Green Devils Julseth had eight points, three assists and two rebounds. Julseth is averaging 6.1 points per game this season.
The Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team, which has won just four games the previous two years combined (4-40), has now won two of its last three games, including a rare two game winning streak that was broken up by a narrow loss to Osage, which claims a 12-game winning streak over the Vikings....
It won’t be long now! N-K’s Drake Tiedemann gets his opponent ready for the final move last Saturday at GTRA. It took Tiedemann just 59 seconds to dispose of this opponent. He finished the day as champion at 160 pounds.
The Northwood-Kensett wrestling team, while short on numbers at times this season, has nonetheless gotten much better as the season wears on. It is a season that has been impacted by COVID-19 and injuries, but one where the Vikings have compiled a very respectable 9-13 dual record, which is saying...
Lady Viking Carly Hengesteg puts up a 3-point attempt in last Monday’s 58-16 non-conference loss to North Union. The Warriors held Hengesteg scoreless on this night, but the talented guard leads the team on the year with 7.8 points per game.
By Mike Simmons Sports Editor A poor first quarter performance in last Monday night’s road game against North Union, where the Lady Vikings were outscored 19-0 in the first eight minutes of play, doomed their chances of a second half comeback as they committed almost twice as many turnovers as...
N-K’s Cade Hengesteg completes an awesome step through move to get open for an easy basket in last Monday’s 61-36 win over North Union. Hengesteg scored 10 points on 4-6 shooting from the field, including a 2-2 performance from beyond the arch.
By Mike Simmons Sports Editor While they have been close many times this season only to come up just short on the scoreboard, the Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team finally got it done and completed a game last Monday night in Armstrong, thoroughly dismantling North Union’s defense in the 61-...
N-K’s Drake Tiedemann, who dominated his match against GTRA’s Bryce Rosacker from start to finish, looks like he’s just casually holding on, waiting for the ref to slap the mat. Tiedemann is the team's first to 20 wins this season, boasting an impressive 20-3 record, putting him just 11 wins shy of the 100-win milestone.
Despite some COVID-19 setbacks, losing a wrestler or a coach for a few weeks, and the almost yearly struggle for numbers, the Northwood-Kensett wrestling team was able to end 2020 with some very positive statistics. While wrestling extremely short-handed last Tuesday night in Graettinger, the...

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