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The Vikings participated in a dual shoot hosted by the Osage Green Devils on May 3. Osage won the shoot with a 223. The high scores for the Osage team were Alex Heman, 47, Ben Popp, 47, Conner Mehman, 44, Alexa Thayer, 43, and Matt Johnson, 42. The Vikings shot a 201. High scores were Haydan...
The Vikings’ Nick Hanson looks to sink his putt last Monday afternoon at Manly’s Pioneer Town and Country Club. Hanson shot a 50 on the day as the Vikings won the meet with a team score of 190.
After quite a few seasons competing without the required number to register a team score the Northwood-Kensett boys and girls golf teams have seen a quick turnaround from its last year of competition, which is two years now because of COVID-19’s cancellation of last year’s season. For the Lady...
N-K’s Ben Yezek competes in the long jump last Thursday in Manly at the annual TIC East Meet. Yezek, just a freshman, placed 12th with a jump of 16-06.
Facing some pretty stiff competition in last week’s two meets, the Northwood-Kensett boys track team didn’t fare so well, placing seventh in last Monday’s Don Hoppel Coed Relays in Garner and, in one of their lowest finishes ever in the event, the Vikings scored just 27 points at last Thursday’s...
Lady Viking Teagan Johnson throws the shot in last Thursday night’s TIC East Meet held in Manly. Johnson placed 13th in the event with a throw of 26-02.
Finishing up what’s left of the 2021 high school track season the Northwood-Kensett girls track team took to the oval twice last week with great success. The Lady Vikings traveled to Garner last Monday to compete in the Don Hoppel Coed Relays, where they placed third. They finished the week at the...
N-K’s Bella Efflandt hands the stick to teammate Carly Hengesteg in the sprint medley relay last Thursday at North Union. The Lady Vikings placed third in the event with a time of 2:00.45. N-K has the 26th fastest time in the event in class 1A this season.
With just one track meet on its schedule last week, the Lady Vikings of Northwood-Kensett wanted to make the most of what would be one of their dwindling chances to prepare for this week’s Top of Iowa Conference Meet and next week’s district/state qualifying meet. With their fourth place finish at...
The Vikings’ Drake Tiedemann runs the second leg of the shuttle hurdle relay last Monday night at the Viking Relays in Northwood. Tiedemann and his teammates, Hayden Moore, Thomas Block and Brandon Varner, placed second in the event with a time of 1:09.33.
After sitting out last year because of the cancellation of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northwood-Kensett boys track team and its usually reliable relay teams just didn’t look the same. But as the season wears on for the Vikings and they see more success, those same relay teams are...
By Mike Simmons Sports Editor The Northwood-Kensett boys and girls golf teams have really turned the corner this season and have been competitive as a team in nearly every event, including last week’s meets at the Northwood Country Club and at Buffalo Run Golf Club in Nora Springs. Last Tuesday...
Northwood-Kensett’s Wyatt Willand barrels down the final stretch of the 400-meter wheelchair race last Thursday afternoon at the Drake Relays in Des Moines. Willand ran the second fastest 400-meter wheelchair race in state history, completing the oval in 54.57, at least seven seconds better than his previous personal best.
In my 15 plus years covering Northwood-Kensett athletes I’ve come across maybe two or three that made me think to myself that one day, maybe not even in athletics, but one day I’ll tell people, “I know that kid, I covered them when they were in high school.” Now add a kid to that list that is...
N-K junior Mason Thofson crushes this tee shot last Friday afternoon in Osage. Thofson shot a 49 on the difficult Sunny Brea Golf Course with the Vikings scoring 190 team points.
Northwood-Kensett’s Emma Davidson was on a hot streak out on the links in last week's two meets. The talented junior posted a top score of 49 in last Thursday’s triangular at the Northwood Country Club, beating out Osage star Dani Johnson by two strokes, 49 to 51 to take home medalist honors....
Lady Viking Madelyn Berge competes in the long jump last Thursday night at the Nashua-Plainfield Girls Invitational in Nashua. Berge had a jump of nearly 12 feet, coming in at 11-10.
The Northwood-Kensett girls track team had just one meet last week due the bitterly cold weather, the Nashua-Plainfield Girls Invitational last Thursday night, where the team finished in third place, thanks in large part to its squad of hurdlers who scored 26 of the team's 73 team points. Lady...

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