Turkey Valley golf

Turkey Valley’s Rachelle Smith intently watches her putt roll toward the hole during the Class 1A first-round regional tournament that was held last Monday.
There were no surprises when Turkey Valley’s girls competed at the Class 1A regionals last Monday, according to coach John Reicks. “Realistically going in to the meet, I was hoping we could eke out a fourth place finish and that is exactly what happened,” he said after his team’s season came to an...
Savannah Schmitt putts at the Silver Springs course earlier this season.
Turkey Valley girls golf coach John Reicks knows that there are folks out there who don’t appreciate just how tough the game of golf can be. The way his Trojans handled the Upper Iowa Conference girls golf tournament last Tuesday made him appreciate his girls even more. “Our girls did a nice job of...
Turkey Valley’s Keegan Balk watches his drive sail down the fairway.
It was a sectional field Turkey Valley coach John Reicks thought his team could have qualified in, had they been able to play with their top two golfers. But when Simon Schmitt’s old basketball knee injury caused him to fail a physical therapy strength test, the top Trojan golfer was out. Then when...
Turkey Valley’s Marisa Mueterthies watches her drive head down the fairway at Silver Springs Golf and Country Club during a meet earlier this season.
Due to conflicts in schedules, Turkey Valley’s boys played short-handed in both a Thursday meet against Clayton Ridge and a Friday engagement against Crestwood last week.  The Trojans dropped both competitions, while the girls also lost their match-up against the Eagles Thursday. Simon Schmitt...
Turkey Valley’s Simon Schmitt “wills” a putt into the hole during a meet earlier this season.
The push for the postseason is on for the Turkey Valley golf teams, and the Trojans appear to be heading into next weekend’s conference tournaments on the right track, especially after Monday’s double win over Postville. The girls, who also beat a shorthanded Central team last Friday, topped the...
Turkey Valley faced stiff competition on Tuesday evening, as they faced Class 2A Crestwood in a meet at Jackson Heights Golf Course.  The Cadets outdueled the Trojans 198-241, and Turkey Valley golf coach John Reicks thought a long layoff may have been part of the reason for his team’s defeat. “It...
The information on the scoresheet said the temperature at the Jackson Heights golf course was 50 degrees at tee time Thursday. Sunny and calm would have helped. But nope. Cloudy and breezy. “A raw, windy day for golf and our scores reflected that,” coach John Reicks began. “Looking for a little...
Turkey Valley’s Marisa Mueterthies keeps an eye on her shot during a recent meet at Jackson Heights.
Turkey Valley’s girls cut four strokes from their first meet team score to their second, but the score plummeted Tuesday as the Trojans played in a triangular against Decorah and South Winn. The second meet of the season came on Monday, as both the Trojan boys and girls won a meet against a short-...
Turkey Valley’s Jaedyn Winter hits the ball out of a sand trap during the Trojans’ season-opening meet against South Winneshiek that was held at Silver Springs Golf Course in Ossian on Monday.
Driving the seventh hole late Monday afternoon, Turkey Valley’s Lucas Scheidel hit the ball, but it didn’t go far on the fareway at the Silver Springs Golf Course in Ossian. His words after that shot were lost in the wind, and maybe that was a good thing. His teammate, Jackson Vsetecka, smiled, but...
Like all spring coaches, John Reicks has had to be creative when it comes to spring practices. After all, it’s not like he can take his tractor and clear off the course at Jackson Heights.He might try it, if he could. Thursday’s meet against Clayton Ridge and Waukon — held at Guttenberg — was the...

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