Isabel Leichtman

Turkey Valley’s Kassidy Reicks tries to keep New Hampton’s Isabel Leichtman from scoring in the first half of the Chickasaw 70-45 win Saturday.
For a time in the second quarter Saturday night, it looked as if the 1A Turkey Valley girls could stay with the 3A Chickasaws. And even early in the fourth quarter, when New Hampton owned a 20-point lead, Chickasaw coach Chad Pemble wasn’t relaxing. “Turkey Valley is scrappy, they’ve competitive,”...
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,...
New Hampton softball players make the walk to their final team meeting of the season after suffering a tough 10-5 loss to Center Point-Urbana in the Class 3A regional semifinals Friday.
   The score didn’t look close, but Jack Seelhammer felt his team was right there with Center Point-Urbana Friday night.   In the end, the eighth-ranked Pointers came away with a 10-5 victory over New Hampton in the Class 3A semifinal game, but Seelhammer was right: This was one of those “what-if” ...
New Hampton senior Lexi Rasmussen is one of five seniors who will be honored during tonight’s Senior Parent Night program.
When New Hampton plays Waukon tonight [Tuesday] for softball’s version of Senior Parent Night, the Chickasaws will be taking on the same team they'll be playing to start the postseason, which begins a week from Wednesday.But the girls still have plenty of ball to play in the next week.And although...
For at least one at-bat Wednesday, Isabel Leicthman decided to forego standing next to New Hampton assistant coach Jeff Eichenberger. The reason? She hit her second home run of the season in an 18-4 Chickasaw win.
There’s no question that New Hampton’s softball team can hit the ball.But what Jack Seelhammer appreciates about his Chickasaws is the fact that they have a patient streak.“We’re not just going up to the plate and swinging at anything,” he said. “For the most part, our girls go up there and wait...
New Hampton’s Isabel Leichtman puts up a shot in a game played this past season.
Three of the four New Hampton girls that were selected to the 2016-17 Northeast Iowa Conference teams will graduate this spring, but that doesn’t include the lone Chickasaw first team selection.  Isabel Leichtman is just a junior and earned first team honors, while Lexi Rasmussen and Darian Wegner...
New Hampton’s Isabel Leichtman puts up a shot while she is fouled in what turns into a key 3-point play for the Chickasaws during its Class 3A regional win over North Fayette Valley Saturday night.
A 41-28 lead had turned into a 45-43 deficit and New Hampton’s girls basketball season was on the brink of extinction Saturday night.  Yet, the Chickasaws were still supremely confident that their season was going to be extended another day.  “I don’t know, I didn’t even realize we were behind,”...
New Hampton’s Lauren Frerichs, shown here driving to the basket in a game against Clear Lake, scored a season-high 11 points in the Chickasaws’ win over Waukon on Friday.
  Down by double digits about halfway through the third quarter, New Hampton put the pressure on Waukon Friday night, caused some turnovers and hit some key 3-point shots to battle back.  “It was a lot of fun to watch, we played with a lot of confidence and toughness,” began coach Matt Schult. “To...
New Hampton’s Isabel Leichtman attempts to use a screen by teammate Emma Nicolaisen to free herself from Clear Lake’s Sara Faber on a drive to the basket during Tuesday’s non-conference game.
If the first half would have lasted three minutes on Monday night, the New Hampton girls basketball team wouldn’t have been in bad shape.  Unfortunately, halves in high school basketball are 16 minutes, and a combination of too many New Hampton turnovers and a Clear Lake offense that was clicking...
You can’t do that. It looks as if Waukon’s Lauren Griffith is stopping the ball for Darian Wegner to take possession, but that’s probably not her intention. New Hampton did get the ball after the kick was called and went on to beat the Indians 59-37.
Anyone who watches Isabel Leichtman knows how aggressive she is on offense. She never stops.  But after the Chickasaws won  Friday night, 59-37 over Waukon, what the team's leading scorer wanted to talk about was defense.  “Lexi [Rasmussen] and Bethany [Zenk] took Waukon's posts out and made sure...

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