Isabel Leichtman

Isabel Leichtman drives to the basket during a game this season.
The third-most productive scorer in the conference, Isabel Leichtman earned first team all-Northeast Iowa Conference honors for the third year, a rare accomplishment among basketball players. Leichtman is a senior, while Lauren Frerichs, who was selected to the honorable mention squad, just...
The heartbreak started early in New Hampton’s regional girls basketball game Wednesday. In the first minute, in fact. That’s when Isabel Leichtman went to the floor with a knee injury, and she wouldn’t return. Not having its leading scorer in the game — against a team that’s ranked fourth in Class...
Lisa and Kevin Flick accompany their daughter Madison as the five Chickasaw seniors are honored before the New Hampton-Oelwein game Friday.
Isabel Leichtman is used to putting up big scoring numbers.  Earlier in the year against Oelwein, she finished with 26 points, and that figure ties a pair of Crestwood players for the high total of the season in the Northeast Iowa Conference. So while her 17 points in a New Hampton 53-36 win over...
New Hampton’s Isabel Leichtman, who stands 5-foot-6, looks to drive around Waverly-Shell Rock’s 6-1 Jayme Willemssen.
Chad Pemble stood in the hallway at Waverly-Shell Rock High School and talked about getting his New Hampton girls basketball team over the hump. The Chickasaws had just played Waverly-Shell Rock tough but came out on the short end of a 57-44 score, and while Pemble gave his team an A for effort, he...
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...

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