Bailey Knowlton

New Hampton's Bailey Knowlton and Savannah Anderson console each other after a loss in Monday's regional final match against Columbus Catholic.
     New Hampton's brilliant volleyball season came to an end one victory short of the state tournament as third-ranked Waterloo Columbus topped the Chickasaws 3-1 for the Class 3A regional title Monday night.     Set scores were 26-24, 25-21, 20-25, 25-18.     "I'm proud of our girls," New Hampton...
New Hampton’s Bailey Knowlton receives a serve during Saturday’s tournament in Charles City.
    The 12th-ranked (3A) New Hampton volleyball team stumbled a little bit Saturday, winning two matches and losing two at a Charles City Tournament loaded with talented teams.    The nine-team loop included Janesville, the top ranked team in Class 1A, and Tripoli, ranked sixth in 1A, as well as...
New Hampton celebrates a point during their three-set win over Crestwood Tuesday night.
    Even though New Hampton won their first two sets against Crestwood Tuesday, 25-18 and 25-11, the third set wasn’t going as well. The Chickasaws came from behind numerous times to tie the game, but they were down 24-20 when Bailey Knowlton came up to serve.    Now granted, even if New Hampton...
New Hampton libero Bailey Knowlton dives for a ball as she attempts to make a dig in the Chickasaws’ win over Kee High on Tuesday night.
     New Hampton’s volleyball team put it almost all together Tuesday night as the Chickasaws rolled to straight-set victories over a pair of Upper Iowa Conference foes.     “I was super happy with the way our girls played overall,” New Hampton coach Jess Geerts said after the Chickasaws routed...
First team honors at the conclusion of the 2017 softball season went to Lauren Frerichs, shown coming in with one of her four runs scored in a regional game against Waukon.
While at the plate, New Hampton’s Lauren Frerichs had the fifth-best batting average in Northeast Iowa Conference softball games this season, which helped her earn first team honors at the end of the Chickasaw campaign.    Frerichs was the only first team pick for the NH girls, but Kallie Olson,...
Bailey Knowlton scores one of New Hampton’s 17 runs in the regional first round game against Waukon.
By the time Savannah Anderson took the mound to pitch in New Hampton’s first round regional game against Waukon Wednesday, the Chickasaws had an 8-0 lead.    “Yes, that was very comforting,” said the junior. “It’s nice to have that insurance.”        And while Waukon — the home team on the...
New Hampton’s 4x100 relay team — (from left) Rachel Rinken, Darian Wegner, Bailey Knowlton and Sadie Tenge  — pose for a photo after competing in the Drake Relays.
It’s supposed to be one of the highlights of the track season, but New Hampton’s appearance in the 2017 Drake Relays was memorable for all the wrong reasons.  “It was miserable,” coach Jeanette Laures said. “In all the years we’ve gone to Drake, I don’t think we had a more cold, rainy day than we...
Bailey Knowlton, shown passing the ball last week, finished with 21 digs in the BCLUW Tournament.
In the past five years, New Hampton has either been first or second at the BCLUW Tournament. This year it was first, as the Chickasaws went 5-0 on the day to take the title.  "We are really starting to click," coach Jess Geerts said after her team defeated North Tama, East Marshall and Gladbrook-...
New Hampton’s Bailey Knowlton tries to slide into second base but collides with Turkey Valley’s Ashton Kout during the New Hampton Invitational on Saturday. Kout managed to hang on to the ball in her glove for the out.
Class 2A's fourth-ranked Central Springs was the top team in the New Hampton tournament Saturday, and although the Panthers won over both area teams — Turkey Valley and New Hampton — the Chickasaws gave Central Springs a battle in the day's finale before dropping their first game of the tourney, 3-...

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