Archive for December, 2009

Indians Set For Rivalry Saturday

Posted in Uncategorized on December 30, 2009 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indian girls basketball team has been enjoying the holiday break but been hard at practice all week long leading up to their matchup with the Bulldogs from MFL MarMac Saturday January 2nd.

Both teams come into the game with 7-1 records, the Indians are ranked #2 in class 3A.  MFL is ranked 13th in 2A.

Tip time for the Indians game is scheduled for 4pm as it is the fourth game out of six on the schedule for the day.  You can buy tickets at the door for the day and get the chance to see Head coach Gene Klinge go for his 939th career win, which would be a record for the state of Iowa. 

You can also witness other top ranked teams from 3A and around eastern Iowa.  There will be alot of coverage of this event going on as well, check in with the eastern Iowa newspapers and TV stations during the day.

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Indians Game vs New Hampton PPD.

Posted in Uncategorized on December 22, 2009 by waukongirlsbball

Klinge’s record-breaker: On hold until 2010

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Gene Klinge’s record-breaking win will have to wait.

Officials at Waukon and New Hampton high schools postponed tonight’s girls’ basketball game at New Hampton, citing the pending arrival of freezing rain.

Klinge, the coach at Waukon, has won 938 games — which matches the late Bob Mullen for the most in state history.

Waukon’s next game is part of Rivalry Saturday on Jan. 2. The Indians (7-1) face MFL MarMac at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. Tentative tip time is 4:30 p.m.

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Indians Defeat Comets, Get Back on Winning Track

Posted in Uncategorized on December 22, 2009 by waukongirlsbball

Coach Klinge Ties Iowa State Record for Coaching Wins with 938

The memories of the first loss of the season were still there, the fans in the stands still remember the taste of the first loss of the season, the Indian players still maybe felt some pain from a rough game last Friday night.  The sight of the loss and rough game was evident under the left eye of Mary Halvorson as her shiner was as colorful  as grape jelly. 

Halvorson and the rest of the Tribe responded fully tonite as they came out to compete vs the Charles City Comets Monday December 21st.

The Indians jumped on the Comets early and never let up.  Kristyna Herman scored the first two baskets down low.  Carissa Berger, knocked down 2 free throws and then got another basket to put the Indians out in front 8-1. 

The baskets kept coming….Logan Hjerleid and Herman sandwiched two baskets each around another pair of Berger FT’s, and Mary Halvorson got in the scoring column late in the first quarter with a basket and foul 3 pt play to put the Indians up 21-2 at the end of the first quarter.

The staggering stat was not only just two points allowed, it was that they came on two seperate FT attempts, not one FG made in the first quarter for Charles City… about a bruising, and somthing to make you forget about the last game….Where was that game again??

The Indians pushed on getting great production from the next players in as well,  Jordon Reiser and Chelsey Dreckman combined for 15 points in the 2nd quarter as well as Keri Egan chiming in with a basket.  Halvorson continued her assault as well scoring 3 more baskets before half.

That ended with an Indian 43-13 lead going into halftime.

The Indians kept their lead at 30 points through 3 quarters which ended 57-27.  At that point the  game was obviously in hand and the reserves cruised to a 69-53 victory. 

That win was number 938 for Coach Klinge as he ties the win record for the state of Iowa with the late Bob Mullen.

The Indians were led by Mary Halvorson’s 18 points and 12 rebounds.  The Indians got great support from the rest of the team as well.  Kristyna Herman had 10 points and 6 rebounds.  Hjerleid and Dreckman posted 8 points each.  Berger and Reiser netted 7 each , and Keri Egan chipped in 6 points for the Tribe.  Tatum Meyer led the floor game with 4 assists and 4 rebounds and a couple steals.  Berger also chipped in with 3 assists for the Indians.

Klinge and The Indians for The Record

Waukon heads on the road tomorrow night to face the Chickasaws of New Hampton.  Varsity game time will be held up at least 45 minutes due to students finishing semester tests first as I was told.  Look for game time tip off to be between 8:15 and 8:30.  Game will be broadcast on KNEI 103.5 FM.

Waukon Trips Up Across State Line VS Caledonia

Posted in Uncategorized on December 19, 2009 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indian girls headed north to take on the Caledonia Warriors Friday night.  A much anticipated game was held, as The Indians came in ranked #2 in 3A Iowa and the Warriors were touted as well, coming off an undefeated state championship year from the season before, returning a handful of players from that team.

Neither team led by more than 2 in the early going as the game was tied at 4 and 8 points.  The foul situation was at 5 fouls on each team with about 9 minutes to go in the first half (mn plays 18 min halfs, not quarters)  Then Warrior head coach Scott Sorenson was called for a technical foul during a fast break opportunity for the Tribe.  Mary Halvorson made both FT’s and on the ensuing possesion Halvorson scored a bucket and got fouled completing the 3 point play which put the Indians up 21-13.

Caledonia answered back as their 6’2″ junior gaurd Amber Sorenson stroked two contested three pointers to get the Warriors back within range.  Indian Junior gaurd Chelsey Dreckman got into the action and answered with a 3 point bomb of her own to push the lead back to 26-21.  Jordon Reiser hit a runner in the lane to make it 28 -24 ast both teams continued to push the pace.  Point Gaurd Tatum Meyer also hit a shot in the lane to tie the score at 30 appeice.

After that the Warriors went on a 10-2 run to end the half with a 40-32 lead.  The halftime foul situation ended 5 fouls on the Warriors and 15 on the Indians puttin some of Waukon’s starters in foul trouble.

Caledonia got the first basket in the second half, only to see Waukon spurt back on a basket by Carissa Berger sparking a 6-0 run taking the score back to 42-38.  From that point on the Warriors only built their lead larger.The lead was pushed to more than 20 points at one time and the final score was Caledonia 76- Waukon 57  The Indians had a hard time overcoming their foul situation as Halvorson had 4 with 12 minutes to go and Herman had to sit with 4 fouls as well.

The Indians also struggled with Caledonia’s overall size as they had 3 players over 6 feet on the floor at most times during the game.  Waukon did not take the ball to the basket hard enough to get to the line and Caledonia did….final ft numbers, Waukon was 2-6 and Caledonia was a reported 24-33 (not official)

The Warriors also had a great home crowd and student section that made it probably the hardest place the Tribe will play in all year long.  Coach Klinge stays at career win number 937 and is two wins away from holding the all time Iowa state record for career wins.

The Indians host Charles City on Monday and travel to New Hampton on Tuesday.

Mary Halvorson led the Indians with 18 points and 11 rebounds and four blocked shots.  Hjerleid finished with 13 points and 5 rebounds.  Meyer tallied 6 points and 6 steals and Dreckman dumped in 5 points for the Indians

Waukon Dominates Decorah, Moves to 6-0

Posted in Uncategorized on December 16, 2009 by waukongirlsbball

Extended story to come tomorrow evening.

The Indians jumped to a 10 point lead early and never really let up vs the Decorah Vikings Tuesday night.  The Indians went 9 deep in the first half and got great play from everyone that was in.  The score was 36-14 at halftime.

Final Score was 57-30.  Indians played great overall team defense and were led by Mary Halvorson with 22 points and 7 rebounds.  Kristyna Herman had 12 points and 6 rebounds, and Logan Hjerleid 10 points and 4 rebounds to pace the Indians for double digit scores.

A host  of other Indians played well and contributed all around.  Coach Klinge gets win # 937 and could tie the all time State record for wins on Friday @ Caledonia.

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Waukon “Pounds” The Huskies

Posted in Uncategorized on December 12, 2009 by waukongirlsbball

The #2 ranked Waukon Indian girls basketball team faced off vs the Oelwein Huskies on Friday night after a short week of practice which was held up by winter weather.  The last practice was held on Monday (which was probably the case for most teams in the state) and the rust showed early as the Indians struggled in the early going vs the Huskies.

Mary Halvorson got the first basket down low, and then Logan Hjerleid was on the receiving end of a lob play in which she laid the ball in and got fouled to complete the 3 point play.

With the game tied at 7-7  after the first 4 minutes of the game the Indians put a trade mark run on the Huskies outscoring them 10-0 in about 90 seconds on a flury of turnovers and quick baskets.

Waukon had plenty of 5-0 runs to go with that in the first half as they built the lead up quickly finishing the first half with a 46-16 lead going into the lockeroom.

All around good play and defense got the Indians a runaway win with the score of 80-41.

The Tribe got plenty of offense from multiple players throughout the whole game.  Indian starting point gaurd Tatum Meyer had a nice game as she hit 3-5 from behind the 3 point arc finishing with 11 points and a team high plus career high of 8 assists in the game, also tying for second on the team with 3 steals (tied with 2 other Indians)

Leading the way in scoring for the Indians was Chelsey Dreckman and Carissa Berger with 13 each.  Berger also had a team high 6 steals while going 5-5 from the FT line.  Halvorson had 12 points to go along with a game high of 14 rebounds.  Jordon Reiser also finished with 12 points, ripped down 4 boards and had 3 assists as well.  Logan Hjerleid was the 6th Indian in double digits with 11, also tying for second on the night in steals with 3.

Also to round out the scoring for the Indians were Leeta Sivesind and Keri Egan with 3, and Kristyna Herman with 2

Waukon only had 9 turnovers on the game.  They shot 52% from the floor for the game, including 50% from the 3 point arc and 10-12 from the free throw line for 83%

Waukon(5-0) next travels to Decorah on Tuesday Dec 15th.  Coach Klinge picks up win # 936 and is now two wins shy of tying Bob Mullens all time state coaching wins record.

The Waukon JV was also victorious vs Oelwein by the score of 70-22 in a fast paced game for the Tribe.  The JV was lead by point gaurd Mullen Wacker with 18 points.  Posts Madison Reiser and Alyssa Smith had 12 and 11 respectively for the tribe.  Wing players Cassandra Berger and Shelby Ahlstrom rounded out the scoring with 9 and 8 points on the night.  The JV improves their record to 3-1 on the season.

Indians Defeat Go-Hawks in First Conference Game of Season

Posted in Uncategorized on December 5, 2009 by waukongirlsbball

Halvorson Scores 1000th career point as well

The Waukon Indians traveled to Waverly Shell Rock Friday night to take on the Go-Hawks in the first conference game of the season.  The Indians played a good defensive game for the most part and led just about the whole game.  All five starters scored in the first quarter including Mary Halvorson scoring her 1000th career point with 4:10 remaining in the first quarter.

The Indians were happy to take what they could get against the Go-Hawk defense and picked and choosed wisley for shots in the second half as they built their lead into the 20’s.  Waukon did not have a great nite offensively shooting only 40% from the floor and 9-22 from the FT line however it was more than enough as the Indians held Waverly to only 9 points in the second half, finishing the game with a 49-28 victory.

8 different Indians scored in the game, led by Mary Halvorson with 15 and team highs of 11 rebounds and 4 steals.  Kristyna Herman had a nice game and showed some agressiveness on the offensive end as well scoring 9 points and grabbing 4 boards.  Logan Hjerleid had 8 for Waukon. 

Others contributing nicely for the Indians were Jordon Reiser, Keri Egan, Tatum Meyer, Carissa Berger and Chelsey Dreckman all scoring between 2 and 4 points each.

Coach Klinge has notched his 935th career win, now needing only 4 wins to set the state of Iowa all time record for coaching victories.

Waukon will host Charles City next Tuesday and Oelwein next Friday.

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