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Sophomore Chloe Costello attempts a long-range jump shot in last Monday night’s 41-29 non-conference loss to the Wildcats. Costello went 0-4 from 3-point range but sank 3-10 from the field and scored six points in the loss.
In search of its identity, the Lady Vikings of Northwood-Kensett lost all three games played last week and have now lost seven of the last eight games played, having not won since a December 22nd win over Central Springs. Starting 2022 winless after losing to Riceville, Saint Ansgar and Osage, the...
Coming close on multiple occasions to pinning his opponent, the Vikings’ Michael Davis tries one more time to put the shoulders on the mat last Saturday morning at the GTRA Invitational. Davis eventually won the match by fall over Paul Shonka of Central Springs and finished the day with a 1-2 record.
The Northwood-Kensett wrestling team took a little break from dual action after compiling a 6-13 record before the holiday break, competing instead in an individual tournament last Saturday at GTRA, its first action of 2022. At last Saturday’s GTRA Invitational, the Vikings crowned four champions...
N-K senior Carly Hengesteg puts up a long-range jumper in last Tuesday night’s 36-32 TIC East win over Central Springs. Hengesteg now leads the team on the year with 68 points.
After scoring just one point in the first eight minutes of play in last Tuesday night’s Top of Iowa Conference East matchup with Central Springs, the Lady Vikings were able to recover just in time to register the slim conference win, 36-32. With the Lady Vikings offense nowhere to found in the...
Junior point guard Lamonte Sims drives to the hoop in last Tuesday night’s 79-69 win over the Panthers. Sims had seven points and five rebounds in the Vikings’ first win of the season.
The Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team played its best game of the season to close out 2021, winning its first game of the year after outlasting Central Springs in one of the most thrilling games to be played at N-K in years, eventually beating the Panthers 79-69 in Top of Iowa Conference East...
The Northwood-Kensett wrestling team picked up one more win before the holiday break, crushing Belmond-Klemme 63-12 last Tuesday night at the West Hancock quad. Josiah Kliment, Tyler Mills, Mason Thofson and Michael Janssen all won by fall to help secure the seventh win of the Vikings. Michael...
The Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team won its first game of the season last night when it beat Central Springs 79-69. Colby Eskildsen, Cooper Julseth and Jason Hanson scored 20 points each in the win while freshman Carter Anderson recorded the first double-double of his young career with 10...
Wrestling newcomer Chaz Cummins gets the best of Tripoli’s Cayden Bergman in last Saturday’s Vikings Duals in Northwood. Cummins, who has a season record of 5-14, picked up his first win not by forfeit when he wasted little time putting Bergman on his back, pinning his opponent in just 55 seconds.
Coming into last week’s action at just 1-11 on the year, the Northwood-Kensett wrestling team finally put together some wins, and win they did, taking five of seven duals last week, earning head coach Jordan Reindl his 100th career win at the helm of N-K’s program. The Vikings got the busy week...
 Viking point guard Lamonte Sims drives the lane for two of his three points in last Monday night’s non-conference loss to North Union. With just one game left before the break Sims has eight points, five steals, seven assists and 14 rebounds on his stat line.
With Colby Eskildsen, Kooper Julseth, Jason Hanson and Nolan Senne, this years Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team for the first time in many years can physically match up with anyone in the Top of Iowa Conference, even the usually oversized Warhawks of West Fork. And while that size has...
The Lady Vikings’ Chloe Costello pulls up for a short jumper last Monday night in Northwood. Costello is averaging 5.7 points per game and is second on the team with 4.0 rebounds per game.
By Mike Simmons Sports Editor The Northwood-Kensett girls basketball team continued to struggle with Top of Iowa Conference teams in last week’s competition, losing to TIC West foe North Union, and TIC East rival Mason City Newman. In last Monday night’s matchup against North Union, the Lady...
N-K’s Treycen Rollene, shoulder brace and all, wasted little time in disposing of Eagle Grove’s Levi Langefitt, winning by fall in just 55 seconds. Rollene is now 4-0 on the year and 70-31 for his career. The Vikings lost to Eagle Grove 42-36.
Time seems to stand still while you’re waiting for that one last win that takes you over the top, finally securing your goal. That goal of 100 wins in a career was realized last Thursday night for Northwood-Kensett’s Josiah Kliment when he reached the 100-win milestone for his career. Kliment,...

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