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N-K hitter Morgan Wallin scores a point against the Green Devils last Tuesday night in Osage, a 3-1 (18-25, 25-18, 14-25, 12-25) TIC East loss. Wallin on the year has 24 kills, 80 assists and 18 digs, and the talented senior is 107-121 at the service line for a very respectable 88.4 percent service percentage.
The Northwood-Kensett volleyball team traveled to Osage last Tuesday to face the Green Devils in the Lady Vikings last Top of Iowa Conference East match of the season. In years past, if we’re honest, N-K would make its trip to Osage to get pummeled in three sets by the class 3A superpower, but...
While this year’s version of the Lady Vikings volleyball team, under it’s third head coach in the last four years, has shown a lot of improvement as the season progresses. They are, despite the four wins, still looking for their first Top of Iowa Conference East win of the year, seven games into...
The Vikings O-line dominated RRMR in last Friday’s 56-12 Homecoming victory. Here O-lineman Justin Mills easily moves a Warrior defender out of the way for a huge N-K gain. Mills and the line were responsible for the Vikings’ 141 passing yards and 247 rushing yards in the district 2 win.
After starting this football season with losses to Janesville, GTRA, Harris-Lake Park and Bishop-Garrigan, the Northwood-Kensett football team has put together a nice two-game winning streak after last Friday night’s 56-12 blowout win over Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock in Northwood. Taken together...
Lady Viking XC runners Macy Thorson, Merrin Hanson and Lexi Hanson-Brandsoy compete in Manly last Thursday afternoon. All three female runners placed in the top 50 at the CS meet.
Although the numbers just aren’t available to score any team points, the Northwood-Kensett cross country teams have been improving it seems from one meet to another, with four of the five kids recording their best times of the season so far at last Thursday afternoon’s meet at Manly’s Pioneer Town...
It was a special night at the Strike Zone bowling alley recently when lifelong bowler Rod Stehn set a new record and fulfilled a prediction that honored the memory of a friend and bowling mentor. Stehn has been bowling at the Northwood bowling alley, first the Nordic Lanes and now the Strike Zone...
Lady Viking senior Lindsey Moore bumps the ball to teammates in last Tuesday night’s 3-0 loss to Central Springs. Moore on the season has recorded 53 kills, 62 digs and she’s 66-86 at the service line with seven aces for the Lady Vikings.
Despite their four regular season wins this year, the Lady Vikings, after last Tuesday’s 3-0 (7-25, 9-25, 17-25) loss to rival Central Springs, are still in search of that so far elusive first win in the Top of Iowa Conference East. Northwood-Kensett started the match with confidence, but that...
Viking QB Kooper Julseth fights for extra yardage by applying a nice stiff arm to a North Iowa defender in last Friday night’s 42-7 district win over the Bison. Koop led the team with 129 yards rushing and four TDs while connecting with Colby Eskildsen for another in the passing game. Photo provided by Jesus Renteria.
It still might be too soon to totally scrap the Vikings new emphasis on the passing game, but its demise might come sooner than later after the Northwood-Kensett football teams dominating 42-7-win last Friday night over North Iowa. The Vikings for the most part abandoned the new look offense after...
N-Ks XC girls run together at last Thursday’s meet in Clear Lake. Pictured are Lexi Hanson-Brandsoy, Merrin Hanson and Macy Thorson.
The Northwood-Kensett cross country teams ran in two meets last week, on Tuesday at Osage and last Thursday at Clear Lake. And while N-K’s XC teams don’t have enough members to score team points, the entirety of the team, boys and girls, ran their personal bests at the Osage meet. Placing 29th...
N-K’s Alex Tiedemann follows his blockers for some extra yardage in last Friday night’s 59-22 district 2 loss at Bishop-Garrigan. Tiedemann had a nice all-around game, rushing for 20 yards on three attempts and a TD and he caught one ball for 12 yards.  Photo credit to Jesus Renteria.
We’ve all heard the saying, that was a game of two halves, and that’s exactly what happened last Friday night in Algona when the Vikings ended the first half in a 41-0 hole only to respond in the second half of play with 22 points, outscoring the Golden Bears 22-18 in the final 24 minutes of play...
Senior hitter Chloe Costello delivers a crucial point in last Tuesday night’s 3-1 loss to Newman. Costello had seven kills and is now tops on the team with 64 kills on the year.
Although the win column isn’t showing it just yet, anyone that has seen the Northwood-Kensett volleyball team play can tell you that this team is improving, that the team you may have seen early in the season is not the same one you’ll face come tournament time. After beating Newman Catholic 2-0...

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