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N-K’s Chloe Costello scores in the lane in last Tuesday night’s regional quarterfinals loss to Riceville. Costello led the team with 19 points and five rebounds in the 57-42 season ending loss to the Wildcats.
Hoping to end their losing streak to Riceville, a team that once was a Corn Bowl Conference foe, now an Iowa Star North member, the Lady Vikings took on the 21-2 Wildcats in the regional quarterfinals last Friday night and saw their season come to an end with the 57-42 loss. Northwood-Kensett, who...
N-K’s Drake Tiedemann tries to keep hold of North Butler/Clarksville’s Makade Bloker in his first-round match last Thursday evening in Des Moines at the Iowa State High School Wrestling Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena. Tiedemann, N-K’s lone state qualifier, lost to Bloker in the first round in a 7-3 decision.
Northwood-Kensett’s lone state wrestling qualifier, Drake Tiedemann, had a season for the record books despite his state tournament dreams coming up just a bit short, going 1-2 last weekend in Des Moines. Tiedemann, who is the first N-K wrestler to surpass 150 wins in his career, took his...
With the bigger schools in the Top of Iowa Conference East dominating the all-conference selections lately it was nice to see Northwood-Kensett players well represented in this year’s picks. The Vikings, who finished the season with five wins, had two players chosen to the all-conference team,...
N-K senior Jason Hanson slips inside the CS defense for two points in last Monday night’s 76-59 TIC East loss. Hanson scored 14 points and led the team with eight rebounds.
The Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team dropped its final two games of the season last week but if playing with heart and never surrendering was able to puts points on the board this team would have a winning record. In last Monday’s regular season finale the Vikings ran out to an early 14-4...
N-K point guard Madalynn Hanson penetrates the Central Springs defense in last Monday’s TIC East season finale in Manly. Hanson had two points, three steals, one assist and six rebounds in the 45-35 loss. The talented sophomore guard is the team’s leading rebounder this season at 5.5 boards per game.
On paper at least it looked like the basketball gods were not on the side of the Lady Vikings heading into last Thursday’s regional game against North Butler. Northwood-Kensett had lost its final regular season game at Central Springs and now had to overcome the always tricky situation of having to...
N-K’s Josiah Kliment tries to escape the hold of Riceville’s Lawson Losee in his semifinals match last Saturday at the Denver district meet. Kliment placed third, just missing out on a trip to state but the talented senior had a year to be proud of, going 39-7.
The Northwood-Kensett wrestling team had a pretty good day last Saturday at the class 1A district state qualifying meet in Denver, and while the Vikings are sending just one out of the four wrestlers on to the state tournament, the team made a impressive showing nonetheless. At 160 pounds 38-6...
Last week was one that brought much discussion at the Northwood Anchor, centered on a paragraph on the sports page. The Stat of the Week mentioned a disparity in wrestling statistics. It’s a difference between how official and other sources count records. While the intent was to give the athletes...
Senior point guard Carly Hengesteg converts a steal at the other end into two points for the Lady Vikings in last Thursday’s 55-33 non-conference loss at Belmond-Klemme. Hengesteg is third on the team this year with 1.5 steals per game and has one of the best field goal percentages on the team at 36.8.
After suffering through a nine-game losing streak to the Saints, not having won a game against their rival since 2017, the Lady Vikings finally picked up a win over Saint Ansgar last Tuesday night, securing the narrow win, 47-44. The Lady Vikings usually struggle to score points in the first eight...
N-K’s Aden Bice comes close to putting his opponent on his back in last Saturday’s sectional tournament in Lake Mills. Bice would go on to lose to AGWSR’s Jaedrek Bowles by a tech fall and placed fifth with a win over Newman’s Matthew Doane.
The Northwood-Kensett wrestling team had a pretty good day at last Saturday’s section 3 sectionals in Lake Mills, placing fifth as a team and finishing third with the most pins on the day with 13. Heading to this Saturday’s district tournament in Denver with a chance to go to state on the line...
N-K junior Lamonte Sims gets the Vikings started with an early steal and layup last Thursday night in Belmond. Sims had seven points and dished out four assists in the 69-41 non-conference win over the Broncos.
While this year’s Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team is loaded with young talent, it has become obvious that talent alone doesn’t win ballgames as the Vikings dropped two out of three games last week, including two Top of Iowa Conference East games. The Vikings came into last Tuesday night’s...

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