Cody Hackman

Cody Hackman earned UIC first team honors for the second straight year and was a three-time UIC pick at the end of the season.
   Even though Cody Hackman played  catcher about as much as he was in centerfield, the Turkey Valley senior was named an Upper Iowa Conference first team outfielder for the 2017 season.   He was the only Trojan to land on the first team, but Evan Busta, Wyatt Blazek and Cale Reicks were listed as...
Advancing on a wild pitch, Cody Hackman beats the throw and is safe at third during Turkey Valley’s loss to Kee High in district action Thursday.
   After Turkey Valley's Evan Drilling laced a home run down the left field line to start a district semifinal game against Kee High Thursday, Jaden Bruess was trying to be helpful.   Except he was wearing a mischievous grin.   "Evan took the second pitch, and it travelled oh, 520-530 feet," he...
Turkey Valley’s Cody Hackman, shown here scoring a run earlier this season, will take a team-leading batting average of .468 into the postseason that begins today [Tuesday] in New Albin.
    Gladbrook-Reinbeck threw a 1-2 punch at Turkey Valley's baseball team as they combined a very good pitching display with a solid batting effort when they hosted the Trojans last Thursday.    But it was the TV boys that delivered their own knockout punch.    "We were in the game until we started...
From left, seniors Curtis Nelson, Walker Leibold, Garrison Kruse, Cody Hackman, Jaden Bruess, Evan Busta and Wyatt Blazek are honored in between games at Turkey Valley Friday.
   Not all of Turkey Valley's seven senior baseball athletes played in a doubleheader that bookended their senior night recognition Friday.   But all of them will be sorely missed by coach Dan Stepan next year.   Clayton Ridge spoiled the senior festivities by edging the Trojans in both games, 3-0...
Leading the Trojans at the plate this year is Cody Hackman, shown racing home on a Trojan hit earlier this season.
After losing a 4-1 contest at Kee High Friday, Turkey Valley's boys snapped an 11-game winning streak by the Kee Hawks when they bounced back in game two, soundly whipping their guests 10-0 and handing them their first conference loss of the season.    Kee High was defeated twice by Decorah to...
Turkey Valley’s Cody Hackman, right, hands to Will Einwalter in a sprint medley relay earlier this season.
The first meet that Turkey Valley was scheduled to run at Sumner-Fredericksburg this season was called off due to wet grounds, but the second coed was held Monday at Sumner, giving the Trojan boys another team title over the eight-team field.    There were 20 events — 19 that scored points, plus...
    Nearly every one of the 11 schools at the Postville boys track meet last Thursday was larger than Turkey Valley. Only West Central and Kee High are smaller.    That didn't stop the Trojans from winning the meet, by 19 points over runner-up Waukon.    A third scoring threat for Turkey Valley...
Cody Hackman, left, and Wyatt Blazek are the two seniors to return with state track experience for the Turkey Valley boys. In the photo, Blazek hands to Hackman in last year’s state 4x200 relay.
With no seniors on the roster last year, Turkey Valley’s boys track team didn’t lose any talent to graduation, but they do have a ton of it coming back.    In his 19th season, coach Mark Scott will be able to work with 16 returning lettermen, including a pair of senior state qualifiers.    It wasn’...
Turkey Valley’s Wyatt Blazek  was named to the INA’s all-state first team.
Just after Turkey Valley’s brilliant football season ended, Trojan coach Mark Scott talked about his seniors.  “They’ve worked hard, and they’ve been good leaders,” he said. “I hope people have noticed.”  Well, the sportswriters certainly did as it named three Trojan seniors to the Iowa Newspaper...
Cody Hackman was named the district’s offensive player of the year in Eight-Man, District 2.
The adage “to the victor goes the spoils” certainly applies to the 2016 Turkey Valley football team.After a brilliant 9-0 regular season, one in which ended with a first-round playoff loss, the Trojans dominated the Eight-Man, District 2 teams and individual awards.Six Trojans — seniors Cody...

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