Athletic Director Jim Obermann
Since the last update...where do I begin...I am losing track of what rescheduled games I have posted and which ones I haven't so I will just encourage all Cadet fans to keep checking the NEIC website and the Howard-Winn school calendar for updates. I also try to post all changes on my Twitter account. Our goal is to get all of our conference events made up.
Good time to look forward...With the weather being so difficult, I think a positive approach is to look forward to some big events on the horizon for the Cadet winter sports teams...
- Cadet Wrestlers
- The varsity NEIC meet is at Decorah this Saturday. Start time is 10:00
- The JV NEIC meet is next Monday at New Hampton. Start time is 4:30
- Sectional Wrestling at Crestwood next Saturday, Feb. 8th. Start time is 12:00 noon
- Cadet Girls & Boys Basketball
- The number of home games left is dwindling and senior recognition nights are fast approaching. The girls senior recognition night will be Friday, Feb. 7 when they host New Hampton, and the boys senior recognition night will be Monday, Feb. 17 in a rescheduled night when they host Waukon.
- Girls Tournament Pairings have been released by the IGHSAU and the Cadets will host the first two rounds. They will host North Fayette on Saturday, Feb. 15 and hopefully advance and host the winner of New Hampton and Waukon on Wednesday, Feb. 19. More details to come later on these games.
- Boys Tournament Pairings are not official yet, but odds are very good that the boys will also host a first round tournament game.
Catch the under level teams in action at home too...Next week the jr. high boys (either 7th or 8th) will be in action on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The 9th grade girls and boys have a rescheduled doubleheader this coming Monday in addition to their conference games on Tuesday and Friday. The 9th girls also have an added game on Thursday vs. Waukon prior to the JV/Varsity playing Sumner-Fredericksburg.
In closing...With such a lousy winter for weather, our winter teams should be commended for all of their success thus far. Congratulations to our coaches and student-athletes who have created some very strong memories already. Our varsity wrestling team is ranked as are several of our individual wrestlers. Our girls basketball team is ranked very high in Class 3A and will certainly be a team to be reckoned with in tournaments. And our boys varsity basketball team is putting together another strong season and will surely play their best ball at tournament time. And even though our winter teams have already given us a great deal of excitement, I believe the best results are yet to come...it is going to be an exciting few weeks as we follow our student-athletes down the tournament trail with the ultimate goal of a trip to Des Moines. Thanks for your continued support!