Tribe Gets A Road Win over 4A #15 Ranked Waverly Shell-Rock

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2017 by waukongirlsbball

The Lady Indians started their 3 game road trip to end the pre holiday portion of the season Friday December 15th as they traveled to Waverly to take on the class 4A #15 ranked Go Hawks.

Its the longest bus ride each year for the Indians and it always seemed longer because of the results the past 7 years as Waukon had not beat the Go Hawks since February 1st 2010.

The Indians trailed 8-2 early on and seemed as if it might be another long ride home, However the Tribe rallied and ended the first period in a 13 all tie.  Waukon then cranked up the pressure to start the 2nd period and opened with three straight steals and transition baskets.  The Tribe took a 32-24 lead into the halftime break.

Waukon stayed hungry and aggressive into the third period as they stretched their lead to 13 on a three point bomb by Maddie Ahlstrom.

The Go Hawks did not go away as they clawed back during the 4th period at one point cutting the deficit to just 4 after a pair of long range shots.  The Indians kept calm and worked the ball against the Go Hawk press, valued the ball and earned trips to the charity stripe.  They did not shoot great in the end at the line but they shot well enough to pull out a 53-46 victory!

Ahlstom lead the Tribe with 17 points.  Annika Headington added 12 and Lauren Griffith dropped in 10 to lead the Indians.  The 3 headed post of Cooper, Berns, and Ross controlled the paint defensively and combined for 10 points as well for the Indians.

Waukon is now 4-3 overall and 3-1 in the NEIC.  Waukon’s three losses are to Crestwood, Kee High and Caledonia who is a combined 21-1 at this point of the season.

The Indians look to finish the 2017 portion of their season as they travel to Clayton Ridge Monday the 18th and then to Decorah Thursday the  21st.


Indians Defeated by 3A #2 Crestwood

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2017 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indian girls basketball team hosted the Cadets of Crestwood on Tuesday December 12th and were defeated by a score of 66-37.

Crestwood is as good as advertised as they shot the ball extremely well from the floor and from the free throw line as they hit 14-18 freebies.

The Indians showed signs of life throughout the game however as they still had it at a ten point game more than half way through the 2nd quarter and had opportunities to cut into that lead.  However foul trouble put the Cadets on the line multiple times at the end of the first half seeing them baloon their lead 40-20 at the break.  Waukon came out and did not give up in the third period as they were outscored by just two points in the third frame.  Crestwood flexed their top talent however and put the game away.

Indians Split In Last Weeks Contests

Posted in Uncategorized on December 11, 2017 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indian girls basketball team hosted the always tough Caledonia Warriors on Thursday December 7th in a non conference contest.  Waukon trailed early by the score of 12-4, and then rattled off 8 straight points to tie the contest early in the 2nd quarter.  The Warriors however answered with a run of their own to take a 31-20 lead into halftime.

Waukon struggled throughout the game vs Caledonia’s 3/4 court zone pressure and the Warriors were on fire from outside the arc draining 8 three pointers.  In the end the Indians were defeated by a score of 57 to 36.  Ten of the Indian’s 12 varsity players scored during the game and were lead by Junior post Brigid Berns with 7 points on the night.  Annika Headington had a team high 5 rebounds and Maddie Ahlstrom dished out a team high 3 assists.


The Indians did not have much time to recover or regroup as they traveled to Oelwein the next evening to take on the Huskies.  Waukon jumped out to an early lead using full court pressure and transition offense to take an early 17-3 lead.  The early offense propelled the Tribe to keep surging as they lead 33-6 at the half.

The Tribe’s pressure defense backed to the half-court fashion in the 2nd half but it did not drop in intensity.  All 12 Varsity players played aggressive defense throughout the game leading to an 58-11 victory.  The 11 points allowed is a new Waukon girls basketball record.  Previously held by the 02/03 team which gave up 14 points in their contest.

Junior guard Aubree Cota lead the Indians with 13 points on the night.  Maddie Ahlstrom finished with 11 points.  Annika Headington dumped in 10 points and tied for the team lead in rebounds with Sydney Ross and Brigid Berns.  Berns also scored 9 points for the Tribe.  Ally Goltz lead the team with 3 assists and Grace Howe lead the Tribe with 3 steals on the evening.

The Indians are now 3-2 on the season and host class 3A #2 ranked Cresco on Tuesday December 12th and then travel to Waverly Friday December  15th to take on the Go Hawks.

Waukon Girls Win Twice in 2nd Week

Posted in Uncategorized on December 5, 2017 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indian girls basketball team hosted New Hampton Friday December 1st in their first NEIC matchup of the season.

The Indians and Chickasaws traded baskets throughout the first quarter ending in a 13 all tie.  New Hampton went on a 9-2 run and held a 22-15 lead mid way through the second quarter and seemed to have momentum in their favor.

The Tribe turned things around in a hurry and scored a slew of baskets in transition to end the quarter on a 19-2 run and hold a 34-24 halftime lead.

Waukon got a couple of buckets early in the 3rd period and then began using a slow down half court approach to try and get the trailing Chickasaws out of their packed in zone defense.  The Indians moved the ball around and ran about 4 minutes off the clock over about four possessions.

The Indians kept their pressure defense and transition offense on full alert however and outscored New Hampton 9-3 in the 3rd period.

Waukon held strong with their lead and finished off the game with a 48-32 victory.

Maddie Ahlstrom lead the Indians with 14 points, 2 assists and 3 steals.  Sydney Ross scored 9 points and tied for the team lead of 7 rebounds with fellow twin tower McKenzie Cooper.  Annika Headington also scored 9 points for the Tribe.


The Indians were on the road to Upper Iowa University for a non conference game vs Hudson and Saturday December 2nd.

Waukon used a variety of pressure defenses and scored on the run early and often vs the Pirates.   Waukon jumped out to a 35-9 lead at halftime with all Indian varsity players entering the game at some point of the first period.

The Tribe played the whole roster quite a bit in the 2nd half and worked on attacking half court defense with multiple lineup combinations.  End result was a 2nd win in as many days as the Tribe came out victorious 48-24.

Annika Headington lead the Tribe with 12 points as she was a perfect 8-8 from the charity stripe.  Maddie Ahlstrom scored 11 points and dished out 4 assists in limited action.  Lauren Griffith scored 9 points on 4-5 FG attempts on the day.  Six other Indians scored in the win and the teams overall defense was sharp again in the win.

Waukon hosts Caledonia MN on Thursday December 7th and then travels to Oelwein Friday the 8th to tangle with the Huskies.

Indians fall to Kee High in Season Opener

Posted in Uncategorized on November 27, 2017 by waukongirlsbball

Waukon girls basketball started the 2017-18 season off vs their county neighbor as they hosted the Kee High Kee Hawks.  Kee defeated the Indians by a score of 56-40.  Kee jumped out to 6 point lead by the end of a fast paced first quarter.  Kee used their length and zone defense to keep the Tribe in check.   Waukon hit three long range shots from behind the arc in the early going, one each by Maddie Ahlstrom, Mckenzie Cooper and Grace Howe to keep the game within a few possesions.

However the Indians went cold from deep range through the 2nd period and early 3rd quarter.  Kee lead by 10 at halftime.

Waukon kept pressure on with full court defense the whole game and the Kee Hawks found the route through it and to the basket for some nice scores inside.  Waukon kept in comeback territory  with 2 more 3 point bombs from Ahlstrom.  But Kee High was too much in the end and secured a victory.

Kee had 4 players in double digits. Led by Chloe Severson with 13 points and 14 rebounds.  Kendra Cooper and Ashley Schwartzoff each added a dozen points, and Makayla Walleser had 10 to lead a balanced Kee attack.

Waukon was lead by Ahlstrom with 9.  Cooper had 7 for the Tribe.

Waukon hosts New Hampton Friday December 1st.

Indian Girls Basketball

Posted in Uncategorized on November 15, 2017 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indians are almost set to start the 2017-18 season.  After all of the spring, summer, and fall workouts/scrimmages the Tribe has 3 practices left before it kicks off the season as the host Kee High #7 ranked in class 1A on Tuesday November 21st.

Tip off for the JV contest is scheduled for 6:15 with Varsity competition tipping off at around 7:30 pm.

Kee High returns 4 starters and their top reserve from a team that was 17-5 and came up 1 point short of back to back state tournament runs in basketball.  Also this group of Kee High girls have won state titles in softball and placed 3rd at the most recent Cross Country State meet, along with placing well at last seasons state track meet.

Waukon has a roster with 1 senior and 10 juniors returning.  Losing lone senior Regan Wasson from the previous season and ending with an 11-11 record.  They return 90% plus production of all major statistical categories.

Last season Kee High defeated Waukon 64-50 in Lansing in both squads first game of the year.

Waukon has just recently completed pre season scrimmages in Waverly vs 3 teams and Onalaska vs 2 different squads in preparation for the opener and their season.

If you can’t make it to the game radio provided by 99.1 The River will be aired next week.

Check here for all your Indian Girls Hoops updates throughout the season.

Waukon Standard Sports Column

Posted in Uncategorized on November 7, 2017 by waukongirlsbball

A great column wrote by Jeremy Troendle of the Waukon Standard.