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N-K junior Mason Thofson earns six points for his team with this pin over Amadeo Roa of Lake Mills in last Saturday’s dual tournament held in Saint Ansgar. Thofson, who had a career record of just 3-4 coming into this year, is now 4-5 this season.
N-K's season got started with a shorthanded team consisting of around nine wrestlers. By week's end that number had dwindled down to about seven able bodies ready to compete on the mat as the Northwood-Kensett wrestling team got the season started at 1-8. The Vikings got the 2020-21 season started...
Lady Viking Olivia Stilley takes the ball down low against North Butler last Tuesday night in Greene. Stilley helped the team on the boards last week pulling down 10 rebounds in two games.
Despite the 0-2 start to the season the Northwood-Kensett girls basketball team looks like it will be competitive in the Top of Iowa Conference East this year. The Lady Vikings dropped their first two games of the season last week, a narrow 30-26 loss at North Butler and a 51-28 loss to a very good...
Viking Lamonte Sims scores the first points of the 2020-21 season last Tuesday night in Greene. In the first week of play Sims has 11 points, five steals, two assists and one rebound for 0-2 Vikings.
Starting the season with a depleted roster is not what the Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team had in mind but it’s the hand it’s been dealt and so far this team is handling it all well. Suiting up just a handful of warm bodies last Tuesday night in Greene the Vikings had to face North Butler,...
Most small school wrestling teams would have a hard time surviving the loss of their No. 1 ranked wrestler from a year ago (Gideon Rollene), who entered the state tournament unbeaten and placed seventh when all was said and done. Or how about the loss of a perennial team MVP (Caden Schrage), who...
It’s been five long seasons since this once highly decorated and respected Northwood-Kensett boys basketball program won more than three games in a season, but that’s about to change. The Vikings, since the 2015-16 season, have won just 10 games while losing 78 with that same year being the last...
The Northwood-Kensett girls basketball team enters the 2020-21 season hoping to put the brakes on its current 13-game losing streak that dates back to last year. The Lady Vikings, who finished last season with a 2-19 record, started the year with an impressive 44-26 win over North Iowa, but...
After making it through a summer sports season pretty much unscathed I think most people hoped that by the time the fall season and at the very least the winter season rolled around that we would be on the downhill slope of the worldwide pandemic, but we obviously are not. Cases are spiking in...
First Team All-District, Vikings Defensive  Player of the Year
With the state football playoffs wrapping up last week it’s now time to take a look back at some of the top performers on the gridiron this season. The Northwood-Kensett football team, who finished the unusual COVID-19 season with a 4-4 record after losing its playoff game to North Iowa by just...
N-K’s state championship cheer squad includes, (from left) Emma Logeman, Lindsey Moore, Hayley Wallin, Kylie Robinson, Taylor Rodemeyer, Haddie Hanson and Mallory Rheingans.
Although it’s been a few years since they traveled to Des Moines to compete in the Iowa Cheer Coaches Association State Championships, leaving the team with little to no experience at the state meet, this group of seven cheerleaders, led by N-K’s longtime cheer coach Cindy Pangburn, continued the...
With the start of winter sports on the way, Iowa's student athletic associations recently released the guidelines and recommendations for COVID-19 safety measures for the seasons. Guidance for boys sports comes from the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and for the girls, comes from...

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