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Northwood-Kensett fourth grade boys basketball played at the Hardee’s Classic Basketball Tournament in Mason City on Sunday, January 7.  In the eight team bracket, Northwood beat West Fork 26-16 in their quarterfinal matchup, in the semi-finals Northwood beat a team from Clear Lake 27-17.  Then...
N-K’s Weston Willand takes down Jackson Hutchinson of North Union at last Saturday’s GTRA Invitational in Graettinger. Willand lost this match by fall and finished the day at 0-2 in a very tough bracket. (Picture by Sarah Jacobsen for the Northwood Anchor)
While dual wrestling tournaments can be depressing adventures for teams that just don’t have the personnel to fill all the weights, smaller squads like Northwood-Kensett’s are always willing and excited for the individual tournaments where sheer numbers really mean nothing, it’s just each...
N-K’s dominant post player, senior Ella Leonard, breaks free in the paint for two points in last Saturday’s 54-41 non-conference loss to Riceville. Leonard had eight points, two steals, an assist and five rebounds against N-K’s old Corn Bowl Conference rival.
After a spectacular 3-1 start to the season, the Northwood-Kensett girls basketball team, blessed or cursed by 12 seniors on the roster and ready to implode by infighting, have now dropped six straight and fallen to 3-7 overall on the year. The Lady Vikings, who have lost 12 of their last 13 games...
N-K junior Even Lorenzen splashes a jumper over a Wildcat defender in last Saturday’s 56-55 non-conference loss to Riceville. Lorenzen played an all-around solid game with five points, a block, two steals, an assist and a rebound in the one-point loss.
The Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team had a busy schedule last week, playing three games against teams that included Saint Ansgar, Osage and Riceville, losing all three, including seven of its last eight and fell to 3-7 overall on the year. The Vikings got the second half of the season...
Another future star for the Trailblazers is Piper Kjeldahl, who took home the title at 145 pounds in the JV bracket. Kjeldahl, just a sophomore, has a solid varsity record of 10-7.
The North Central Trailblazers, the girls wrestling team consisting of young ladies from Northwood-Kensett, Central Springs, Lake Mills and Forest City, competed in a tournament last Saturday in Denver and came away with a very respectable fourth place finish. Teams converging on Denver last...
N-K basketball team takes West Fork tournament The Northwood-Kensett third grade boys basketball team recently won the West Fork Booster Club Tournament by beating West Fork, Belmond-Klemme and Saint Edmond. Pictured are (in front) Brody Ralston, (second row, from left) undergraduate assistant...
Although the sport of girls wrestling is getting ever more popular in the state of Iowa, for some teams, wrestling in duals means a good number of its wrestlers won’t see any action. With the Trailblazers boasting numbers bordering on close to 30 girls, the team would much prefer wrestling in...
Lady Viking senior Morgan Wallin, arguably one of the best ball handlers in the TIC East, uses those skills to break the Central Springs press last Tuesday night in Manly. Despite the 45-37 loss, Wallin had an outstanding game with six points, four steals, two assists, and five rebounds.
The Northwood-Kensett girls basketball team got outplayed and outmuscled on the offensive and defensive boards last Tuesday night in Manly, giving up 46 rebounds to the Panthers, including 15 on the offensive glass in the 45-37 Top of Iowa Conference East loss. The Lady Vikings used their full...
Dominating under the basket in last Tuesday night’s 77-51 TIC East win, N-K’s Colby Eskildsen was unstoppable with 29 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks, three steals and eight assists. Eskildsen leads the team heading into the break with 22.3 points, 12.7 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game.
Looking unstoppable for nearly all of the 32 minutes of play last Tuesday night in Manly, the Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team easily dismantled Top of Iowa Conference East rival Central Springs, crushing the Panthers 77-51. The Vikings’ Colby Eskildsen, tall but muscular, had an all-world...
The Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team, one of the most talented groups of ballers to grace the hardwood in Northwood since its state championship team, have struggled a bit to start this season, losing four straight, including losses last week to North Union and Newman Catholic, leaving the...

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