Emily Busta

Emily Busta throws out a South Winn runner earlier in the same week the Trojan girls split a doubleheader against Clayton Ridge.
For a team that only won two games last year, to finish with a winning record in the Upper Iowa Conference is a definite feather in Turkey Valley’s softball cap this year. But the team needed a walk-off double by Shayla Kuennen to do it. After the Trojans lost 6-5 in game one against Clayton Ridge...
Emily Busta claimed to be “kinda rusty” at the plate early in the season.  But after the Turkey Valley senior belted her eighth and ninth home runs of the season Monday against South Winn, she admits she’s now pretty confident. Her first home run of the night came in game one and batted in three...
Kim Fischer not only pitched but swung a big bat in several recent Turkey Valley softball games.
After North Fayette Valley scored a run in the first inning of game two against Turkey Valley Friday, five pitches into the bottom half of the inning the Trojans had a 2-1 lead, thanks to a triple by Jaedyn Winter and home run by Emily Busta. Those big bats would help the Lady Trojans win 5-3 over...
Emily Busta was one of several Turkey Valley players to shine during Wednesday’s doubleheader sweep of Postville.
Turkey Valley not only beat the rain on Wednesday night, the Trojans’ softball team did it in style as they pound out 35 hits and scored 45 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Postville. The two teams moved the start time of the doubleheader up to 4 p.m. because of the forecast, but the Trojans were...
Turkey Valley sophomore Breanna Busta battles for the ball during the Trojan loss to Central Tuesday.
It’s not a good sign when only three girls get on the scoreboard, but that’s how many scored in a Turkey Valley loss to Central Tuesday. Trojan senior Emily Busta scored more than half the Turkey Valley points as the girls lost a 36-28 battle on senior night. Busta came in with 17 points, Elli...
Emily Busta goes up against a pair of Clayton Ridge defenders Tuesday night while scoring a game-high 12 points in the 46-18 Turkey Valley win.
Anyone that sees the way Emily Busta cuts through defenders and dives after a loose ball may forget the major surgery she had on her knee last year.  Until they see the knee brace and the bag on ice she straps on after games, including the Turkey Valley 46-18 win over Clayton Ridge Tuesday. “It’s...
Emily Busta eyes the 3-point basket, she scored four of them in Turkey Valley’s 52-28 win over the Warriors Tuesday.
    Turkey Valley’s girls utilized a knee brace, crutches and ice at South Winn Tuesday. And still beat the Warriors 52-28 to go undefeated in the Upper Iowa Conference for the third straight year.    The knee brace belonged to Emily Busta. The junior injured her left knee during her freshman year...
Delaney Lensing  was named to the Iowa Coaches Association Northeast All-District team and the ICA All-State honorable mention squad at the conclusion of the season.
While no Turkey Valley softball player earned first team honors after the 2016 season concluded, the names of two players — Kayla Schaufenbuel and Delaney Lensing — appeared on both the all-district and the all-state lists.    The pair made the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Northeast All-District...
On her way to a four-inning no-hitter, Emily Busta was on the mound during the Turkey Valley 14-1 win over Riceville Tuesday.
When Delaney Lensing saw the notepad and pen come out, she elaborated on the “pretty sweet” phrase that she used to described the one hit she had in the Turkey Valley regional opener.    “It was exhilarating, how about that?” she said. Although she just had the one hit, it batted in four runs. The...
Emily Busta doubled in all four of Turkey Valley's recent games.
Both of Turkey Valley's recent softball outings — against Starmont Thursday and Clayton Ridge Friday — had something in common.“There's something about a poor game-one loss that gets our bats going in game two,” said coach Haley Kriener after her team turned in their second split in as many nights....

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