Archive for November, 2008

Holiday Tournament Champs

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2008 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indians played in the Championship game of their Thanksgiving Holiday Tournament Saturday November 29th.  Waukon came out victorious 74-65 in a very up and down hard battled game vs the Spring Grove Lions.

Waukon led early throughout the first quarter and into the second quarter by as many as ten points, but the scrappy and aggressive Lions would not go away.  They used  timely shooting and converted on Indian turnover to overtake Waukon and lead 35-32 at halftime.

Early in the third quarter things did not look good as Waukon was still having issues holding on to the basketball and Spring Grove built its lead to 9 at one point.  A timely defensive scheme change by Waukon and a little upped intesity led to a nice run late in the third seeing the Indians take the lead back.  The surge was lead by a good team effort on defense, and multiple buckets in transition. From that point on Waukon controlled the game leading by at least 5 the rest of the way.

Leading scorer on the night was Mary Halvorson with a big game scoring 27 points on 11-14 from the floor and 4-6 from the FT line.  Halvorson also had 8 rebounds.  Carissa Berger also had a huge game with 22 points,  she went 6-8 from the FT line as well, she also led the team in steals with 4.  Logan Hjerleid also got to double digits with 11, she chipped in with 5 boards and 4 assists.

Others contributing to the victory: Tatum Meyer who was in foul trouble in the second half still came up big as she hit 6-8 FT’s on the evening most of them late in the game.  Jordon Reiser contributed at 3 different positions on the night at had 3 rebounds and 3 assists.  Kristyna Herman had a tough night shooting but was the leading rebouder with 13, and also had two blocked shots on key defensive posessions.  Keri Egan also gave huge minutes in the second half, coming up with 4 points, and 4 rebounds in limited action.

Keys to the game were FT shooting, Waukon was 26-37 for the game.  Also just overall better team defense in the second half.  Willingness to make the extra pass was also helpfull as Waukon had an assist for every two field goals scored on the night.

Making the All Tournament team from Waukon for the weekend was : Mary Halvorson, Logan Hjerleid, and Kristyna Herman.

Waukon opens conference play next week 12-5-08 @ Waverly.  JV game will start at 6:15 with Varsity to follow.  For the rest of the Girls Schedule clickhere .

Also for other details and box scores of the games check out


Waukon Scores Victory in Tourney Opener

Posted in Uncategorized on November 29, 2008 by waukongirlsbball

The Indians had their first home game of the season and hosted in fine fashion defeating the Riceville Wildcats 76-22 in front of a nice crowd Friday November 28th.

Waukon led the entire game and pushed the score in their favor with full court man to man press defense leading to steals and timely assists.  The Indians also got good scoring from the post players in the half court set.

Mary Halvorson led the way for the Indians with 22 points shooting 50% from the floor and also 4-5 from the FT stripe.  Halvorson also chipped in on the Boards recording 7 rebounds.  Carissa Berger was second in scoring with 13 points, she was 50% from the floor and the FT line, also adding 6 steals, 4 assists, and 2 rebounds.  The third Indian in double digits was Kristyna Herman with 12, she was 6-7 from the floor and notched her second “double-double” of the season with 10 rebounds.

Also scoring for the Indians was: Hjerleid 6, Schlake 5, Reiser 4, Sivesind 4, and Egan, Meyer, Brink, Dreckman and Blocker all adding 2 points for Waukon.

Waukon will face Spring Grove tomorrow night (Saturday) in the Waukon Holiday Classic final, gametime starting aprox. 6:30

JV moves to 2-0 with Victory over Riceville

Posted in Uncategorized on November 29, 2008 by waukongirlsbball

The Indians JV team took the floor for the second time this season and after a sluggish start got running on all cylinders for a 58-28 victory over the Riceville Wildcats.  Good defense, plenty of steals and unselfishness lead to the Tribes victory Friday evening.

Leading scorers for the Indians were Chelsey Dreckman with 14, and Dacia Brink with 12.

Also in the scoring column for the Indians were: Stewart 6, Decker 6, Blocker 5, Troendle 4, McMillan 4, Heim 3, Oder 2, and Wulner 2.

The JV team will play next Friday @ Waverly

Waukon Downs Postville in Season Opener

Posted in Uncategorized on November 22, 2008 by waukongirlsbball

The Indians took the floor for the first time that counted Friday night at Postville.  Waukon responded and had a decent game against the Pirates.  Defense led the way as the Indians forced many turnovers that led to easy buckets.  On the offensive end overall the Indians did not have a great shooting night percentage wise, but it was more than enough to defeat the Pirates by a score of 77-42.

Leading scorers for the Indians were: Tatum Meyer-17, Logan Hjerlied-12, Kristyna Herman-11, Mary Halvorson-10, and Carissa Berger-10. 

Schlake, Brink, Egan, and Dreckman also made the scoring column in the Varsity game.

Waukon looks to improve and keep winning ways next weekend in the first ever home holiday tournament Friday and Saturday, games starting at 5pm.  Spring Grove, Riceville, and Forest City will be visiting.



**all scores are not official**

JV Rolls Over Postville in Opener

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on November 22, 2008 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon girls junior varsity team played its opening game Friday night in Postville.  Scrappy defense, and timely shooting led to a rout with a score of 83-13.

10 different players contributed to the 83 points: Troendle, Decker, Shupe, Blocker, Stewart, Dreckman, McMillan, Brink, Oder and Wulner.

Leading scores for the game were Megan Stewart with 23, and  Chelsey Dreckman with 21.

The JV is scheduled to play riceville next week during the home tournament.

** all scores reported are not official**

From the CR Gazette

Posted in Uncategorized on November 21, 2008 by waukongirlsbball

Gene Klinge is coming off the worst season of his coaching career.

The worst, as in a career-low nine wins. The worst, considering he nearly didn’t survive it.

Klinge underwent triple-bypass surgery in January after tests found that one artery was fully blocked and two others were 90-percent plugged.

Now, as he prepares to open his 47th season (his sixth at Waukon) tonight at Postville, things are looking up. Way up.

“I’m doing fine,” said Klinge, who will be 72 in January. “I’m feeling good, and practice is going really well.”

The Indians (9-12 last year) should be ready to rebound. Four junior starters return, led by Mary Halverson, who averaged 14 points and 8 rebounds last year and was third-team all-state in Class 3A.

“We’ve got six pretty good athletes. If we improve defensively, we’re not going to be too bad,” Klinge said. “We’re going to be better, no doubt about it. I don’t know how many games we’ll win, but we’ll be improved.”

With a career mark of 910-214, Klinge is 28 victories away from catching the late Bob Mullen atop the state coaching chart.

Two solid years would get him there.

“I’ve started thinking about it a little bit, yes,” Klinge said.

Indians Anxious to Begin Season

Posted in Uncategorized on November 20, 2008 by waukongirlsbball

From the Waukon Standard, Season Preview