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Central Springs schools recently hosted a tournament for youth basketball teams. The event was a qualifier for the Heartland States Basketball Championships, which will be held March 8-10 in Sioux City, Iowa. The top two teams from each grade advanced to the championships. Three Northwood-Kensett...
The Northwood-Kensett wrestling team picked up another dual win last week when it hosted a quad, including teams from Garner-Hayfield/Ventura, North Union and West Fork. Although the dual with G-H/V was close on paper, a 40-31 loss, the Vikings were able to secure just two wins that weren’t...
N-K’s Kooper Julseth beats his Husky defenders off the dribble last Thursday night in Northwood. Koop couldn’t have played a much better game with 24 points, three blocks, three steals, four assists and two rebounds in the 74-59 win.
Northwood-Kensett boys basketball standout Colby Eskildsen, who is averaging a double-double this season with 20.5 points and 12.4 rebounds per game, just surpassed the 500-rebound mark for his career in the Vikings’ lone win last week, a 74-59 blowout over Nashua-Plainfield. The Vikings traveled...
Leading the deadly N-K fastbreak, senior Chloe Costello drains an easy layup in last Thursday’s 56-17 win over the Huskies. Costello led the Lady Vikings with a game high 21 points in the TIC East win.N-K senior guard Emma Hengesteg splashes a running jumper last Thursday in Northwood. Hengesteg had a perfect shooting night against the Huskies, going 4-4 from the field for a 12-point performance.
You’ve all heard the saying that defense wins games, and that’s exactly what the Lady Vikings proved with last week’s three big wins, holding their respective opponents to just 21.6 points per game in wins over North Butler, Lyle and Nashua-Plainfield. That defensive pressure was on full display...
Linca Scarlett, 113-pounds, goes for the takedown last Thursday night in Northwood. Scarlett won this match by fall over the Saints’ Griffin Haugen in only 15 seconds, earning his team six crucial points in the 43-30 loss to the Saints.
At times this season they wrestled with a lineup that covered only about half the required weights, due to injury or just a lack of bodies, but as the team recovers and is able to put more kids on the mat, so to has the Vikings’ fortunes, although not always visible in wins and losses, but clear in...
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...

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