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  • Waterloo will host the Bantam State Hockey Tournament Friday through Sunday at Young Arena.

Teams of 13-14 year-olds from Des Moines, Mason City, Sioux City, Dubuque and Iowa City will take part in the tournament.

The Waterloo Junior Hawks open play on Friday at 7:45 p.m. when they take on the Des Moines Buccaneers.


  • Hawkeye Community College has signed a pair of area players to compete for the RedTails next season.

Waterloo East’s Lexi Wroe and Union Community’s Haylee Keune will become part of the inaugural Hawkeye volleyball program.

Wroe piled up 641 kills, 780 digs, 95 assists, 28 blocks and 126 aces during her prep career. Keune was part of a state championship team at Union and earned second-team all-North Iowa Cedar League honors. She finished her high school career with 45 kills, 59 assists, 477 digs and 75 service aces.


  • Iowa Public Television will televise the Iowa girls’ high school basketball state championship games March 2-3.

The Class 5A game airs at 6 p.m. Friday, March 3, followed by the Class 4A game at 8 p.m. Saturday, the 3A game is at 3 p.m. with 2A at 5 p.m. and 1A at 7 p.m.

  • Former Waterloo West standout and Dartmouth senior guard Kate Letkewicz has been named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week, announced by the league Monday.

The Waterloo native had a lights-out performance as she led the Dartmouth women’s basketball team to road victories over Yale and Brown.

Letkewicz scored a career-high 29 points against Yale and reached her 1,000th career point on a free throw in the second period. She followed that performance up with 28 points against Brown.

Youth archery

  • The Fayette County Take a Kid Outdoors chapter is hosting an archery and learning session Saturday, March 3 at the West Union Fairgrounds.

Hours are 10-12 a.m. for the free event on the Echo Valley Archers’ winter range. Kids ages 8 and older are welcome if accompanied by parents.

For more information, contact Ron Lenth at (319) 240-0156 or by email at


  • Cedar Falls native Kesley Aikey was named the Conference USA Co-Pitcher of the Week Monday after recording the first extra-inning no-hitter in Western Kentucky softball history.

Aikey pitched eight no-hit innings against Sacred Heart in the Chattanooga Challenge, striking out seven and walking none. A hit-by-pitch prevented her from recording a perfect game. In her last appearance of the weekend, she allowed one hit and struck out three in four innings of work during a win over Tennessee State.


  • Hawkeye Community College has signed Indianola High senior Angel Wallukait to play soccer for the RedTail women’s team next season.

Wallukait scored two goals and had two assists during her junior season.


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