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ii ,, z I Public Another season opens Bow hunters can take to their tree stands this Saturday, Oct. 1, for the opening day of bow hunting season. For details, see page B- 1. AIO THURSDAY "' SEPTEMBER 29, 201 1 n ,',, Sports Editor:Jennifer Bissell • DECORAH, SOUTHWINNESHIEK, TURKEY VALLEY, LUTHER COLLEGE • sports@decorahnewspapers.com • 563-382-4221 r: t e Running for the home crowd; Viking harriers c00aim invite titles By Jennifer Bissell ; ,! Girls results 1'. Decorah 33; 2. Crestwood 53; 3. North Fayette 59; 4. Waukon 89 ' Boys results 1. Decorah 34; 2. Crestwood 49; 3. N0rth Fayette 50; 4. Clayton Ridge 108 .: It was a perfect day for the Dec- orah cross country teams as both the boys and gifts swept the titles at their only home meet of the season, held Tuesday at Silvercrest Golf Course. Different runners had a chance to step up and lead the Vikings as runners who ran Saturday in Min- nesota were held out of the lineups. For the girls Decorah claimed first with 33 points. Crestwood was a distance Above, Rachel Haindfield gets encouragement from Cristy Nimrod during the last leg of the girls race. Above right, Lin- nea Kephart sprinted the final meters of the race to take first for the girls. (Photos by Jennifer Bissell) second with 53 points. Linnea Kephart had a great fila- ish to the 4K. She was in fourth place coming around one of the last bends and sprinted down the finish chute, overtaking several runners to place first in 16:53.11, the only run- ner under 17 minutes. Teammate Maria McDonough also did well, taking fourth in 17:04.43. Contributing to the Vi- kings' score were Anna Hovden, eighth, 17:16.59; Hannah Haugen, ninth, 17:28.71; and Olivia Mitch- ell, 15% 17:49.77. Claiming the title The Decorah boys stepped up with 34 points to take first. Crest- wood took the runner-up spot with 49 points. "Decorah boys continue to im- prove," said Coach Dennis Evel- sizer. "New faces stepped forward to lead us to victory." Isaac Marquardt took third overall, but was second in dis- placed scoring, in 18:29.08. Oran Deen-Lester took seventh (sixth) in 19:00.06. Rounding out the scoring were Jacob Hrdlicka, ninth (sev- enth) 19:06.04; Garrett Minear, 10 th (eighth) 19:14.17; and Ames Hel- zer, 13 th (11 th) 19:28.42. Next races The Vikings have the rest of the week off. Next Tuesday, Oct. 4, they will compete in the South Winn Invite, beginning at 4:45 p.m. in Calmar. Other 4K girls results 16. Maria Mertzenich 17:52.23; 17. Dailen Folkedahl 17:54.68; 18. Maddy Ihde 17:55.28; 25. Taylor Lane 18:29.12; 27. Anna Swanson 18:39,58; 29. Han- nah Kuehner 18:44.95; 31. Lindsay VandeLune 18:59.53; 32. Anja Arend 18:59.84; 33. Emma Dambek 19:00.24; 37. Monica Malila 19:26.40; 38. Grace Dambek 19:28.20; 39. Lauren Bruneau 19:28.76; 41. Molly Hoyden 19:38.16; 42. Steph Rima 19:40.34; 43. Lydia Hayes 19:42.82; 44. Molly McDonough 19:54.49; 46. Emily Miller 20:07.20; 47. Shaylan Martin 20:09.73; 49. Mor- gan Ihde 20:10.78; 51. Natalie Meyer 20:21.34; 52. Carli Galligan 20:24.63; 55. Emily Gomersall 20:44.54; 57. Ol- ivia Rauk 20:59.16; 58. Maggie Locke 21:08.49; 59. Sarah Tappe 21:08.74; 60. Erica Bjelland 21:12.00; 61. Isabela Rosales 21:13.32; 62. Kayla Peterson 21:16.73; 64. Aubrey Mitchell 21:24.62; 65. Rachel Haindfield 21:30.98; 67. Mary Murphy 21:56.86; 69. Cecelia Mitchell 22:17.38; 70. Annika VandeKrol 22:21.24; 71. Hannah Bernatz 22:21.87; Vikings take match from Chickasaws in five games By Jennifer BIssell ........ tacks. It took five games, but the Decorah volleyball team (12-8, 2- 2 NEIC) pulled one out Tuesday flight on the road, defeating New Hampton 3-2 (21-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-20, 15-9). New Hampton drops to 14-6 Overall and 1-1 in the conference. i "Good conference win for us. We didn't play well the first three games, but I was pleased once again with the way we continued to battle throughout the math, especially in gdrtie four when we stepped up our p!a, where we had 15 kills, only a / . • t.m hitting errors and no service ehors, and that seemed to carry us lough game five for a big confer- ence win," said Coach Dale Wil- harm. The Vikings were on the attack, • viih 53 kills and 131 attacks. Ka- trina Shindelar made 18 kills and 28 attacks, for a 3. kills per game '’rage. Kayla Ingvalson made 14 kills and 42 attacks while Kaitlyn Svestka had 12 kills and 36 at- There were 15 solo blocks and six assisted blocks. Molly Wettach attributed nine solo and four assist- ed stops while Shindelar had four solo and three assisted blocks. At the service line, Tori Hartman was 17-for-19 with an ace. Svestka was 16-for-17 with an ace. Jackie Hoyme was 12-for-14, and Ingval- son was 12-for- 13. Hartman had 42 of the team's 44 sets, for an 8.4 per game average. There were 38 total digs. Hoyme made 18, for a 3.6 per game aver- age. The Vikes are at Crestwood today, ThursdaY, Sept. 29, for a "battle for the"cure" breast cancer awareness night. Saturday Decorah is at the Epworth Tournament, be- ginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday they host Oelwein. At right, Kaitlyn Svestka sets up the bump while libero Jackie Hoyme watches. Svestka had 12 kills and served 16-for-17. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell) Norton named a finalist i Luther College's Chris Norton vas named a finalist for the Amer- i.a's Choice Honor for Courage in Sports, Intersport announced this week. , The win- tter, wholly ",determined by fan vot- ing at www. Facebook. €om/Courage- Sports, will e announced on "Courage Chris Norton in Sports,' a one-hour CBS Special (Nov. 13, 5 p.m. ET) that recognizes individuals who have overcome monumental challenges go achieve greatness in the world of sports. Norton is one of six inspira- tional stones m the finals, which run Oct. 3-16. About Norton  On Oct. 16, 2010, Norton was making a routine tackle against Central College when he suffered a life-altering injury, sustaining a fractured neck and compressed spi- nal cord. After undergoing immedi- ate surgery, he was given a 3 percent chance of regaining movement be- low the neck. Norton's courage, resilience and optimism have helped defy those odds. After 10 months of extensive rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., he is now able to feel movement throughout his entire body and recently stood unaided for more than 40 seconds. Norton is back on campus taking classes and continuing intense rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic and with therapists in Decorah. He recently joined his teammates as the honorary captain at Luther's Sept. 10 game against William Penn. Norton finalist Continued on page B-1 Build your career at Ziegler. 72. Kylie Kozelka 22:28.20; 75. Kirsten Arneson 22:54.01; 76. Steffenee Voigt 22:57.77; 78. Clare Gullekson 23:00.58; Home crowd Continued on page B-1 At left, Bjorn Gowdy-Jaehnig races down the final stretch to the chute. Above, Oran Deen- tester keeps stride. of the Andy Hovden Andy Hovden is a junior member of the Decorah football team who also is involved in wrestling, baseball, D-Club and 4-H. Hoyden has been a mainstay on the offensive and defensive lines, providing holes for the running backs, blocking for the quarterback and harassing opposing offenses. As a part of the offensive line, Hovden has helped the running game gain 1,326 yards and 5.9 yards per carry. On defense, the 6'3"', 240 pounder has made 17 solo tackles and 15 assisted tackles for 32 total. He's also made two tackles for a loss, one assisted tackle for a loss and one assisted sack. In addition he has one fumble recovery. "We knew coming into season that he'd be pretty good on the offensive and defensive line. We felt excited about the expectations for him," said Coach Bill Post. "He's led in tackles in several games on the defensive line. On the offensive line his blocks are pretty awesome. He literally takes guys backward off the line of scrimmage and puts them on their backs or on the ground. He's been a solid player for us. He has great feet. It's been fun to watch him progress." Hovden is the son of Daryl and Linda Hovden of Decorah. ., Brittany Holthaus Brittany Holthaus is a senior member of the South Winn volleyball team who also is involved in track and softball. Holthaus has come on as of late for the Warriors. At the Decorah Invite over the weekend, she made 25 kills, 91 attack attempts, two blocks, 15 digs and two assists. Tuesday against West Central she had two kills and four digs. "Brittany is coming off a great weekend for us at the Decorah Volleyball Tournament. She brings a great attitude and work ethic to the team. She is an aggressive player for us, which is what we like to see on the court," said Co-Coacbes Darcy Einck and Robin Gossman. 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