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The Vikings offense has been firing on all cylinders the past few weeks, racking up 196 points in the last three games, all wins. That success is tied to the quarterback, Kael Julseth. The talented senior, in last Friday night’s 70-21 win over Central Elkader, threw for two touchdowns on just three attempts, giving him a passer rating of 314.4. Julseth now has four touchdowns on the year with no interceptions, giving him a passer rating NFL Hall of Famers would die for at 164.2.
Stat of the Week: The Vikings offense has been firing on all cylinders the past few weeks, racking up 196 points in the last three games, all wins. That success is tied to the quarterback, Kael Julseth. The talented senior, in last Friday night’s 70-21 win over Central Elkader, threw for two...
N-K's Shallon Batton came off the bench in last night's 3-0 loss to Osage and went 3-for-3 at the service line. Batton has played in seven sets this season and is 18-for-19 at the line.
For class 1A's Northwood-Kensett volleyball there is no shame to be had in last night's loss to 20-1 Osage who is ranked No.1 in class 3A, the largest school in the Top of Iowa Conference East. According to headcoach Heather Rheingans the team had some goals it wished to accomplish against the...
While Megan Ocel continues to be the top runner for the Northwood-Kensett girls cross country team, on the boys side it’s been up in the air with a number of athletes now taking their turns at the top. In last Monday’s race at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura, Thomas Block crossed the line first for the...
The Lady Vikings may have been outplayed by Saint Ansgar in last Tuesday night’s sweep, but they did have some bright spots, despite the loss. One was the play of Ruthie Conlin, who led the team with two kills (N-K had just four kills). And while the team stepped to the service line just 24 times in the 3-set match, Conlin accounted for four of those serves, going a perfect 4-4 on the night. The talented senior now has 19 kills, seven assists, 15 blocks and 28 digs and is 100-100 at the service line.
While the Lady Vikings played their hearts out in last Tuesday night’s 3-0 (9-25, 7-25, 11-25) loss to Saint Ansgar, there is just no getting around the fact that at this time, the Saints are just a better volleyball team, and with a 15-4 record, there is no shame in admitting it. The Saints are...
In the play that changed the game, N-K’s Carter Severson returns a kickoff 48 yards to the Warriors' 21-yard line. Severson has nine returns this season for 159 yards, an average of 17.7 yards per return.
By Mike Simmons Sports Editor You could see what I’m sure Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock would call confidence in its players as they warmed up for last Friday night’s game, while many on the Northwood-Kensett side saw nothing but the arrogance of a team that has had the Vikings' number the past two...
Just to show how far the N-K cross country teams have come in the last few years, this week’s paper will have its first boys cross country Stat of the Week. With Lindsey Davidson and now Megan Ocel dominating for the girls team, it’s been a struggle to get people to even know that the boys run as well, but no longer, Hayden Moore is changing all of that. Moore had some very successful races last week, placing 14th at West Fork and 30th at Central Springs, leaving a much brighter outlook for the future of no
While this year's Northwood-Kensett cross country teams, without the services of a superstar like a Lindsey Davidson, have yet to win a meet crown, they have nonetheless shown vast improvement as a team, in numbers and times. The boys and girls teams are led this season by Hayden Moore and Megan...
Lady Viking Carley Hengesteg returns a serve in last Tuesday night's 3-0 loss to Central Springs. Hengesteg has seen time in all seven matches this season and is fourth on the team with 34 digs.
The Northwood-Kensett volleyball team fell below the .500 mark with last Tuesday night’s 3-0 (14-25, 13-25, 16-25) Top of Iowa Conference East loss to its Highway 65 rival Central Springs. The Panthers have had N-K’s number the last few years. With Tuesday’s win they have won 10 straight matches...
One thing I always like about N-K’s Brandon Varner is how easy he makes it for me to select a Stat of the Week. When Brandon gets the ball in his hands, he delivers. Varner touched the ball 12 times in last Friday’s 62-30 win over Riceville and he scored on half of those touches, scoring six touchdowns to run his season total to a team high 11, 10 rushing and one receiving.
By Mike Simmons Sports Editor You could see it in the way they walked, in the way they talked, this was new territory for most of the young men wearing a Northwood-Kensett football jersey to see the team surrender 110 points in two consecutive losses. But that swagger, that feeling that if we do...
N-K halfback Brandon Varner runs for positive yardage in Friday night's 62-30 win at Riceville.
The Northwood-Kensett football team snapped its two-game losing streak Friday night in Riceville with a 62-30 win over the Wildcats. The Vikings win was the third in a row over Riceville, N-K has now won seven of the last eight games in this rivalry. The Wildcats got on the board first but by...
Lady Viking Olivia Stilley taps the ball back over the net in last Tuesday’s TIC East loss at Newman. Stilley had six assists and three kills in the 19-25, 25-20, 23-25, 23-25 loss.
In high school volleyball the only thing worse than getting beat 3-1 is getting beat 3-0. Both losses signify that the two teams playing on that night might not be very close to each other when it comes to how competitive they are. But that was not the case in the Lady Vikings' 3-1 (19-25, 25-20,...

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