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The new normal during COVID-19: The Lady Vikings mask it up before pre-game warmups last Tuesday night in Northwood.
The Northwood-Kensett volleyball team emptied its bench last Tuesday night against Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock, bringing the talent of the whole team to bear against the Warriors in the 3-0 (25-20, 25-11, 28-26) Top of Iowa Conference East sweep. “Well, you know I really wanted to get some of those...
Olivia Stilley and Brylee Hoeppner team up to defend the net in last night's 3-0 win over RRMR.
The Northwood-Kensett volleyball team, fresh of its 3-1 win last Thursday night over West Fork, made it two in a row with its empressive 3-0 (25-20, 25-11, 28-26) win over Top of Iowa Conference East rival Rudd-Rockford-marble Rock last night in Northwood. The Lady Vikings, after a competitive...
Vikings Hayden Moore and Nathan Hannemann run with the pack in last Tuesday’s Newman Catholic Invitational on the Mercy West Campus in Mason City. Moore and Hannemann placed 27th and 28th respectively in the first meet of the year.
The Northwood-Kensett cross country team competed in its first meet of the year last Tuesday afternoon in Mason City at the Mercy Campus Competing along with the Vikings were Clear Lake, Newman Catholic, New Hampton, Forest City, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura, Central Springs, Saint Ansgar, Bishop-...
Lady Viking Ruthie Conlin blocks a N-P shot in last Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to the Huskies. Conlin had six blocks and two kills in the TIC East loss.
By Mike Simmons Sports Editor Heading into the holiday weekend with a losing record the Lady Vikings had to face West Fork last Thursday night, a team that is 15-3 against Northwood-Kensett in the last 18 matches, including winners of the last seven in a row. But N-K, who has shown tons of...
The lady Vikings celebrate after scoring a point against N-P.
Despite its 3-1 (18-25, 25-23, 19-25, 14-25) loss on Tuesday night to the Huskies the Northwood-Kensett volleyball team has shown vast improvement in just two weeks of play. The Lady Vikings tied the match at 1-1 after a 25-23 win in the second set and then lost the next two, 25-19 and 25-14. N-K...
Viking Brandon Varner looks to turn the corner on a North Iowa defender in Friday night’s 38-21 loss to the Bison. Varner rushed for 89 yards on 13 carries and scored one rushing touchdown on a 52- yard run.
The Bison of North Iowa have been taken to the woodshed for a beating many times by the Northwood-Kensett football team, losing their last three games to the Vikings by a combined score of 155-6, including last year's 40-0 shutout. But with those beatings come experience and a desire for revenge,...
N-K’s Kayla Senne gets the block in last Tuesday’s opening night win over the Wildcats. After the first week of action Senne leads the team with 15 assists and is 20-26 (76.9) at the service line.
With masks, social distancing and frequent ball washing the 2020 volleyball season got underway for the Lady Vikings of Northwood-Kensett last Tuesday night when they opened the season with a 3-2 (23-25, 25-16, 22-25, 28-26, 15-13) non-conference win over Riceville. N-K struggled in the first set...
Winners of this years Jerry Olson-Worth Mutual-NVFD Golf Tournament were Trent Midtgaard, Jayson Olson and Tyler Julseth.  The trio edged out second place by one stroke, winning with a score of 64.
It was another successful Jerry Olson-Worth Mutual-NVFD Golf Tournament a few weeks ago with a total of 6,532.29 raised and donated to the Northwood Volunteer Fire Department. Taking the title this year was the trio of Jayson Olson, Trent Midtgaard and Tyler Julseth who shot a 64, beating the next...
Brandon Varner runs through a huge hole in Friday night's  38-21 loss to North Iowa. Varner scored two of the Vikings three TD's against the Bison.
Hoping to start the 2020 season off with an opening night win the Vikings of Northwood-Kensett were instead pushed around and manhandled by North Iowa in the 38-21 loss. The Vikings trailed 18-0 at the halftime break but got back in the game in the third quarter when they scored three TD's,...
N-K's Brylee Hoeppner led the team with three kills in last night's 3-0 loss to North Butler.
The Lady Vikings fell to 1-1 on the season after their 3-0 (18-25, 17-25, 17-25) loss to North Butler Thursday night in Greene. Northwood-Kensett fell in three straight sets to the Bearcats and have now lost five consecutive matches to its Top of Iowa Conference East rival. Kayla Senne dished out a...

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