Archive for February, 2011

Indians Fall to Decorah

Posted in Uncategorized on February 20, 2011 by waukongirlsbball

In a great Intense game where both teams had chances to put the game away the Waukon Indians were defeated in a 60-59 nail biter.

The Indians got huge games out of Senior Kristyna Herman 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Mullen Wacker 21 points and 4 assists. When the Indians seemed to be beat down 5 with 39 seconds to go they got a 3 point basket from Wacker, her fourth on night, then Decorah going 1-2 from the line on the following possesion gave Senior Chelsey Dreckman a 3 point chance with 5 seconds to go that was drained and sent the crowd into a frenzy with a tie game at 59 each. Decorah’s Moran Lonning was fouled with 3.1 seconds left and she hit the second free throw to give the Vikings the lead back for good, as the Tribes desperation half court heave was just off.

Waukon finishes the season at 16-7 and in most eyes was much better record than expected after graduating 8 seniors. A great game to end a very exciting and good season. I want to give a special thanks to Seniors Megan Stewart, Kristyna Herman and Chelsey Dreckman who put alot of work and time in over the last handful of years and made for alot of fun times and victorys.


Indians Dominate Cresco, Move on to Regional Semi Final

Posted in Uncategorized on February 16, 2011 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indians took on Cresco Wednesday night and were looking to extend their season. The Tribe decided as a team early on that they wanted to play at least one more game this season as they jumped on Cresco early and never looked back in a 63-36 victory.

One player in particular, a senior Kristyna Herman wanted to play more in a bad way. Herman was dominant in the paint from the get go scoring 15 points in the first half as the Cadets ran a diamond in one defense trying to take point gaurd Mullen Wacker out of the game. Herman’s partner in the post Alissa Smith also had a great game down low.

Herman exploded for 20 points and 10 rebounds. Wacker was held in check early but still finished with 16 points and 4 assists on the night. Smith finished with 12 points and 7 rebounds in a great effort as well.

Waukon moves on to face the Decorah Vikings in the Regional Semi final Saturday night in Waukon. Game time is 7pm, Decorah radio will be covering the game.

Indians End Regular Season With Victory Over Cotter

Posted in Uncategorized on February 15, 2011 by waukongirlsbball

The Indians defeated Winona Cotter Monday February 14th by the final score of 66-49. Waukon got off to a slow start in the game and had a few too many turnovers and trailed 30-29 at halftime despite shooting the ball very well.

Waukon got over the mistakes however in the second half and played a very solid game the rest of the way outscoring Cotter 36-19 in the final half.

Waukon was led by Mullen Wacker with 27 points, Wacker was 10-12 from the free throw line on the night. Wacker stuffed the stat sheet as she pulled down 7 boards, swiped 4 steals and dished out 4 assists for a great night. Daneshia Snitker was 7-8 from the floor for a solid 15 point output. Chelsey Dreckman was in double digits also with 10 points while ripping down 5 rebounds and tying for assist honors with 4. Kristyna Herman had 7 points, 5 rebounds, as well as 4 assists. Alissa Smith also added 7 points and 4 rebounds for the Tribe.

Waukon finishes the regular season with a 15-6 record overall. The Indians host Crestwood in the Regional Quarterfinal on Wednesday February 16th with a 7pm tipoff

. On a side note for Indian fans who may be interested, former Indian players Mary Halvorson and Logan Hjerleid’s respective college teams Coe and Luther will face off on the same night @ Luther College. Game time is 6pm.

I also have to give a big thanks to Cassandra Berger for keeping game statistics for the last few weeks!

For more Indian info including all class regional brackets, game times and state line parings check out

Indians Finish Conference Slate With Win Vs Oelwein

Posted in Uncategorized on February 12, 2011 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indians handled the Oelwein Huskies on Friday night in their final NEIC game. Waukon won 56-42 in a game where they seemed a bit sluggish at times in the first half and did not shoot the ball well at all. However Waukon got on track with a big 3rd quarter outscoring the Huskies 22-9 and putting the game away.

Mullen Wacker scored a game high 23 points and dished out four assists. Chelsey Dreckman had yet another solid effort with 12 points 4 assists and swiped 3 steals. Daneshia Snitker dropped in 9 points and had a team high 5 steals. Kristyna Herman added 8 points, a team high 6 rebounds while adding 4 steals and 3 assists.

The Indians finish 9-3 and in 2nd place in the NEIC. The Indians head to Winona Cotter on Monday night to play their final regular season game before hosting the Regional Quarter Final vs Crestwood.

Indians Dump Cadets

Posted in Uncategorized on February 9, 2011 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indians have secured a 2nd place finish in the NEIC despite having plenty of new faces and injuries to deal with in the 2010-11 season with a 55-36 win over the Cresco Cadets. The finish is much better than most media predictions made for the Tribe.

The Indians jumped out early with a 10-0 run and never looked back. Waukon pushed the pace with plenty of fast break opportunities made by rebounds and great outlet passes. The Indians slowed the pace down and played all the reserves in the 4th quarter to secure the victory. Waukon will face Crestwood again in just 8 days in the first round of district action.

Waukon was led by Mullen Wacker with 22 points and 4 steals. Chelsey Dreckman had one of her most complete games on the season with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Daneshia Snitker was the third Indian in double digits with 10 points and pulled down 5 rebounds. Kristyna Herman had 5 points but dominted the paint as she ripped down 12 rebounds, making her the second leading rebounder on the team this season even though she missed the first 9 games of the season!

Waukon heads to Oelwein Friday for the final conference game of the season, and then to Winona Cotter Monday February 14th.

Congrats to Coach Klinge on Another Great Honor

Posted in Uncategorized on February 7, 2011 by waukongirlsbball

Waukon Coach Gene Klinge Named 2011
Morgan Wootten Award Recipient For Girls’ Basketball

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today (Feb. 7) that Waukon girls basketball coach Gene Klinge is one of two recipients of the 2011 Morgan Wootten Award for Lifetime Achievement in Coaching High School Basketball. The annual award, one for boys basketball and one for girls basketball, is named after Morgan Wootten, one of two coaches enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame that exclusively coached high school basketball. The boys high school recipient is Bob Hurley of St. Anthony’s High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Coach Klinge has been on the sidelines coaching girls’ basketball for 49 years. His career began in 1962, and for the next 41 years he coached at West Central of Maynard where he would win 817 games before leaving the school in 2003. His next stop and where he currently coaches is Waukon High School. In his first year at Waukon, he led the team to a 28-0 record and the state championship. He also led Waukon to a runner-up finish in Class 3A in 2010. He is Iowa’s all-time wins leader with a career record 968-225 (through Feb. 7) with 16 state tournament appearances.

The 2011 winner of the Morgan Wootten Award for boys’ basketball is Bob Hurley. Coach Hurley has coached basketball at St. Anthony’s High School in Jersey City, New Jersey since 1972. Coach Hurley was enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2010 and just recently earned his 1,000 career victory at St. Anthony.

“The selection of these two legendary high school coaches for this year’s Morgan Wootten Award continues the Hall of Fame’s goal of honoring excellence in the sport of basketball at all levels,” said John. L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “These coaches have touched the lives of thousands of basketball players and we are proud to recognize their lifetime achievement at the high school level.”

“Bob Hurley and Gene Klinge represent the very finest in high school basketball. As outstanding teachers, coaches and role models, they have touched the lives of thousands of young people. I am extremely pleased that I will able to present the Lifetime Achievement Awards to these fine coaches at this year’s McDonald’s All-American Games,” said Hall of Fame Class of 2000 member Morgan Wootten.

The Morgan Wootten Award winners were selected by a nationally based committee comprised of Hall of Famers, national high school media members, tournament directors and others that have significantly impacted the game. The awards will be presented by Morgan Wootten at the 2011 McDonald’s All-American Game events this March in Chicago, Illinois.

Indians Comeback vs Spring Grove Comes Up Short

Posted in Uncategorized on February 6, 2011 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indians started out slow, very slow by trailing 16-0 and then by 20 for most of the game battleing a very good Spring Grove team and foul trouble.

Waukon trailed 57-37 with just over 10 minutes to go in the game still, cut it 10 by the four minute mark and then all the way to a 2 point deficet with a minute to go.

A very nice comback effort came up just short by the score of 70-67.

Box Score
Player Shooting (FGs to include 3-pointers) Other Stats
# Name Points FGM-FGA 3PTM-3PTA FTM-FTA Rebounds
(Off-Def-Tot) Asst Stl Blk Fouls Qtr.
4 Dreckman, Chelsey 6 2-12 0-2 2-2 2-1-3 1 1 0 3 3
12 Mellick, Abie 1 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 1
14 Snitker, Daneshia 8 3-7 0-0 2-6 1-3-4 3 2 0 5 4
32 Wacker, Mullen 15 4-10 0-3 7-9 0-5-5 3 0 0 4 3
34 Reiser, Madison 11 4-6 0-0 3-3 2-6-8 1 1 0 3 3
40 Stewart, Megan 7 3-4 1-1 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 2
42 Herman, Kristyna 15 5-9 0-0 5-6 8-5-13 0 2 1 4 3
44 Ronan, Eli 1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0-0 1 0 0 2 2
52 Smith, Alissa 3 1-2 0-0 1-3 0-2-2 2 0 0 0 3
Team Totals 67 22-51 1-6 22-33 13-23-36 11 6 1 21