Archive for February, 2009

Waukon vs Keokuk

Posted in Uncategorized on February 27, 2009 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indians will put their 20-2 record and #4 ranking on the line against the 19-5 overall and #15 ranked Keokuk Cheifs.

Where: Wells Fargo Arena

When: 1pm Tuesday afternoon March 3rd

Ticket and State tourney info from WHS    TicketInfo

State tournament brackets and schedule 1A -4A  Statebrackets

Radio coverage will be by KNEI 103.5 FM.  There will be a pregame interview with Head Coach Gene Klinge….tune in around 12:45 for pregame action.  KNEI internet live stream click Here

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Also good luck to former WHS graduates Don Martindale (Head coach of the  Spencer  Tigers,3A) and Kris Speigler (Head coach of Dubuque Wahlert Golden Eagles, 3A)  KNEI will look to get halftime interviews with both if it works out.

All state qualifying team photos from the Des Moines Register teamphotos


NEIC All Conference Selections

Posted in Uncategorized on February 26, 2009 by waukongirlsbball


2008 – 2009

NEIC Girls Basketball

All-Conference Selections

First Team

Name Grade School

Abby Lasher So. Charles City

Ashley Kovarik Jr. Crestwood

Jessica Stika Jr. Crestwood

Karissa Shindelar Sr. Decorah

Kirstin Nelson Sr. Oelwein

Mary Halvorson Jr. Waukon

Carissa Berger Jr. Waukon

Second Team

Name Grade School

Name Grade School

Maddie Forsyth Jr. Charles City

Mollie Sir Jr. Crestwood

Moran Lonning So. Decorah

Jenna Loew Sr. Oelwein

Logan Hjerleid Jr. Waukon

Kristyna Herman So. Waukon

Kaylee Benning Sr. Waverly-Shell Rock

Honorable Mention

Name Grade School

Name Grade School

Julia Molstead Sr. Charles City

Raquel Ristau Sr. Crestwood

Kelsie Larson Jr. Decorah

Kelsey Glaser Jr. New Hampton

Alex Jipson Jr. Oelwein

Tatum Meyer Jr. Waukon 


Posted in Uncategorized on February 25, 2009 by waukongirlsbball



The Waukon Indian girls are heading to Wells Fargo Arena.  They are one of the 8 remaining teams in class 3A and feeling pretty good about it.

Waukon defeated the Crestwood Cadettes for a third time this season by a score of 44 to 33 in a great team effort and great defensive effort.

The Indians trailed in the early going 12 to 8 and things looked as if it would be intense and tough the whole way.  Waukon came up defensively big as Mary Halvorson and Tatum Meyer both had nice blocked shots to deny the Cadettes from scoring and Meyer also took a charging foul in that stretch.

The Indians went on a 12 to 0 run to end the half holding Crestwood to 2 total points in the second quarter to take a 20 to 12 lead into halftime.

The Indians got timely baskets and defense from everyone on the floor throughout the game.  Cresco cut the lead to 6 half way through the third but the Indians answered with transistion baskets from Carissa Berger and Logan Hjerleid in a 30 second spand to push the lead back to double digits.

Kristyna Hermand did a couple of nice things in the game but was plagued with foul trouble.  Keri Egan stood in for her.  Egan had an awesome game even though she didn’t score.  She had 4 rebounds and 2 steals and held their leading post scorer to only 2 more points the rest of the game.

Waukon kept its lead through the fourth quarter and was never in huge danger due to their free throw shooting as they hit 10 out of 12 down the stretch to seal the victory.

Mary Halvorson led the way with 16 points and 7 rebounds.  Carissa Berger filled the stat sheet up with 12 points,  4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 steals.  Logan Hjerleid had 7 points and 4 rebounds including 3 out of 4 ft’s down the stretch.  Tatum Meyer was the floor general once again as she scored 7 points, had 3 boards, 2 steals, a block and a team high 6 assists on the night.

Waukon takes their 20-2 record on to the state tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.  They will play Keokuk at 1pm Tuesday.

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Congratulations to all the girls on a great season so far and to Coach Klinge, Sires, and Schoeberlein and good luck at state.

For a complete list of State tournament games and times click Here

Indians advance to regional final vs Cresco

Posted in Uncategorized on February 22, 2009 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indians defeated the Oelwein Huskies 52-43 Saturday night.  In what most thought would be a tough game vs a vastly improved Oelwein team over the last half of the season, The Indians hung tough despite foul trouble controlled the game and pulled out the victory in the end.

Waukon Led 13-9 after the first quarter as Mary Halvorson was nearly unstoppable hitting her first four shots.  The Huskie defense started to colapse on her more and made other Indians step up.

Logan Hjerlied got into foul trouble while gaurding one of the conferences best players in Kirsten Nelson.  Jordon Reiser stepped in during the second quarter and contributed big time scoring 6 points in the second period and playing solid defense.  Waukon pushed its lead to 13 at one point in the second and then Nelson picked up her 3rd foul with 2 and a half minutes to go in the half.

However the Huskies battled back behind Alex Jippson and Jenna Loew cutting the lead to a mere seven points at the half 30-23.

Waukon battled hard again in the third, controlling the ball, only turning it over 9 times for the game.  Tatum Meyer and Hjerlied both hit big buckets pushing the Indian lead back to double digits.

In the fourth the action heated up as both teams were intense and there was alot of contact going on.  Hjerlied picked up her fourth foul and Reiser had to contribute again.  She did so by harrassing Nelson with defense to the point of frustration.  That frustration came out in the form of a Technical foul which ended her night with about 4 minutes to go.  The Huskies still made some plays and eventually cut the lead to 4 points.

A timeout by the Indians saw them make a defensive change to a zone defense that Oelwein was not expecting.  That change followed with back to back steals for layups by Carissa Berger and Tatum Meyer which put the game away.

Waukon struggled from the line but hit just enough to help keep their lead safe for the Victory.

Waukon was led by Halvorson who had 13 points and 10 rebounds.  Berger contributed 12 points and 3 steals.  Logan Hjerlied had 8 points and 4 assists.  Tatum Meyer had an execellent game scoring 8 points while grabbing 5 rebounds, dishing out 3 assists and swiping 4 steals.  Reiser finished with 6 and had some big minutes for Waukon.  Herman finished with 4 points and 6 boards in limited action due to fouls.  Keri Egan and Brittany Schlake also played valuable minutes for the Tribe during the night.

It was a total team win as many players contributed in both ways.  Now Waukon is one game away from the state tournament.

Waukon advances to play the Crestwood Cadettes Tuesday at 7pm in Decorah (High School)

Updated Regional Brackets

Posted in Uncategorized on February 19, 2009 by waukongirlsbball

Along with all scores that you may want for any class. 

Click here

Waukon Defeats New Hampton, Moves on to Regional Semi Finals

Posted in Uncategorized on February 18, 2009 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indians hosted the New Hampton Chickasaws Tuesday night in Waukon for the right to move on to the Semi Finals.

Waukon started that game off playing solid defense, and also scored at a reasonably good pace considering the Chickasaws game plan to take Mary Halvorson out of the game.  They played a box in one on Halvorson doubling her at every opportunity even when she didn’t have the ball.  That game plan worked well, except for the Chickasaws forgot about Kristyna Herman who tore them up in the first half.  Herman got many easy baskets off good passes and a couple off offensive rebounds scoring 15 points in the first half.

The Indians moved the ball well around the perimeter and showed good patience waiting for the right opportunites to strike.  That effort led to a 27-7 halftime lead.

It was more of the same in the second half as Waukon showed more patience and changed a few things to get Halvorson the ball as well.  Many Indians contributed on the night in the right spots resulting in an Indian double up win with a score of 50-25.

Herman led the Indians with 18 points and 7 rebounds.  Halvorson and Berger each chipped in 7 points.  Halvorson also ripped down 6 boards.  Tatum Meyer had an excellent game scoring 6 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists and 10 steals.

Other action in the regional had Oelwein defeating Decorah 66-59 in overtime.  Waukon will host the Huskies Saturday at 7pm.

On the bottom side of the bracket.  Charles City defeated Union Laporte City 63-50, and Cresco defeated WAverly 48-27.

“New Season” Starts Tonight

Posted in Uncategorized on February 18, 2009 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indian girls basketball team has compiled an impressive resume  so far for the 2008-2009 season.  They are the #4 ranked team in Class 3A.  They swept the Northeast Iowa Conference season with a 12-0 record.  They finished with a 17-2 overall record.

All that goes out the window now.  None of it matters at all right now.  Its the start of a new season, a Sudden Death season.

Waukon hosts New Hampton tonite. Gametime is set for 7pm.  The Indians have defeated the Chickasaws twice already this season.  The first game was a 69-52 win on December 23rd in Waukon.  Leading scorers in that game were Halvorson with 19, Berger 18 and Hjerlied with 13. 

The Indians defeated New Hampton on the road the second time 45-27 on February 6th.  That game was a less than stellar performance shooting wise as the Tribe was 20 out of 66 from the floor.  Halvorson was the only Indian in double digits with 14 that night.  Herman had 8.

Its a simple formula now.  Win and move on.  Lose and stay home.

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