Lady Falcon Sarah Kelly hits a drive down the fairway. Photo by Jason Selby
In Kim Hicks’ first meet as head coach, the Wayne Falcons scored a victory against Moravia April 6 at The Preserve Golf Course at Honey Creek Resort with a score of 207.
Brock Draper earned medalist as low scorer with a 42. Lucas Hemphill, 52, Dakota Lovett, 53, and Nick Mattly, 60, finished out the top four for the Falcon varsity squad. Kyle Andrews shot 66 and Justin Horton 67.
The Lady Falcons bounced back at home on April 9 against Moravia and Clarke, finishing first with a score of 234. Temperatures were in the 50s with a strong wind on a wet course.
Leading Wayne with a 55 was Amy Nyberg. Hillary Hamilton shot a 56, Riley Brown, 61, Sarah Kelly, 62, and Addison Fry, 89. Apr 13, 2015, 10:25
Lamoni won the meet with 137 points, with the Falcons just behind with 108 points. Also in the field were Southeast Warren, Lenox, Murray, East Union, Melcher-Dallas and Mormon Trail.
“The boys ran extremely well considering the horrible conditions,” head coach Joe Nekvinda said. “They sucked it up and ran with a lot of heart. Not one kid asked to get out of an event, even when it started to rain hard." Apr 13, 2015, 10:21
Mount Pleasant and Davis County finished first and second with 91 points and 89 points respectively. Also in the field were Centerville, Central Decatur, Chariton, Knoxville, Scotland County and Putnam County. Apr 13, 2015, 10:18
Wayne’s Bailey Andrews must leap over not only a hurdle but a fallen opponent in last Thursday’s meet at Osceola. Photo by Heather Hackney
BREEZE THROUGH A FIELD OF SEVEN SCHOOLS BY SCORING 190 POINTS
The Wayne girls’ track and field team started the season with a bang on Thurs., April 2, by winning the DeWitt Clarke Invitational in Osceola. The Lady Falcons piled up 190 team points to outpace second place Nodaway Valley, who scored 155.5 points.
Also in the field were Martensdale-St. Mary’s, Murray, Van Meter, Moravia and Mormon Trail.
“It was a great start to the season,” head coach Bart Elliott said. “It was a total team effort—we scored points in every single event, including first place in eight events. We had some very good times for the first outdoor meet of the season." Apr 6, 2015, 13:00
Wayne’s Dakota Lovett contests a shot by Mormon Trail’s Kale Horton during the Falcons’ 61-56 victory in Corydon. Also pictured for Wayne are Blake Housley, 40, and Alex Chapman in the foreground. Photo by Jason Selby
FOUR FRESHMEN, ONLY ONE DEPARTING SENIOR MAKE PICTURE ROSY FOR WAYNE BASKETBALL
A season that saw four different freshmen start for the Falcon basketball team ended on Feb. 19 against Sigourney, 85-56. Wayne finished 5-18 on the season, but with the young talent on the team, fans could see that record reverse itself over the next few years.
Wayne might be able to find the blueprint for success by looking just west to Leon. Three seasons ago, Central Decatur finished 1-21. This year, the veteran Cardinals went unbeaten in the Pride of Iowa conference, 20-3 overall. Mar 16, 2015, 08:33