New Hampton basketball

New Hampton’s Jake Zwanziger catches fire and nails another 3-pointer during the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s non-conference game against Clear Lake.
The frustration in New Hampton boys basketball coach Chad Sweitzer’s voice came through loud and clear on Monday night.  His Chickasaws had just put up one heck of a fight against a Clear Lake team that began the season in the Class 2A state rankings only to fall 75-68.  “We gave up four points in...
New Hampton’s Jake Zwanziger drives past a defender in Friday’s game at Oelwein.
The halftime talk didn't sink in until about three minutes had elapsed in the second half, but when it did, New Hampton took firm control of Friday night's game with Oelwein.  The Chickasaws used a 25-0 run that stretched deep into the fourth quarter on its way to a 61-35 victory that not only gave...
Oelwein defenders rush to try and cover Emma Nicolaisen during New Hampton’s 74-57 win over the Huskies Friday.
Against Oelwein Friday, New Hampton's girls had an insurmountable lead early in the third quarter. Or did they?  When Darian Wegner scored on an offensive putback, the Chickasaws led by nearly 20, 41-22. But the Huskies worked their way back to within 10, 63-53 with just over three minutes left in...
With a combined seven postponements between the boys and the girls, New Hampton basketball players like Lexi Rasmussen are going to be busy in the coming weeks.
Back in November, New Hampton boys basketball coach Chad Sweitzer touted depth as one of his team’s strengths.  The Chickasaws may need it, thanks to a rash of postponements that will force New Hampton into playing 13 games over the next four weeks, starting Friday when Sweitzer’s team looked to...
Zach Wemark drives against Tristan Sweitzer in New Hampton's scrimmage Friday.
Basketball has started for area schools as New Hampton’s girls played at Nashua-Plainfield last night [Monday], while both the Turkey Valley girls and boys have a Jamboree under their belts.  But after the Thanksgiving break is when the schedule really starts to roll.    While the Chickasaw ninth...
Inclement weather cancelled Meet the Team night last year, but there will be action much like this photo from 2014 shows when the Chickasaws take to the court Friday.
Winter unofficially arrives on Friday night when New Hampton High School will hold its annual Meet the Team Night for its basketball and wrestling teams.  This year’s event will have an admission charge but it goes to a good cause as the Letterman Club is conducting a canned food drive for the...

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