Isabel Leichtman

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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