New Hampton softball

Kacey Olson grabs a throw at second base in a game against Turkey Valley’s varsity earlier in the season.
New Hampton’s JV softball team closed out their season with three wins, concluding a superb season. The girls defeated North Fayette Valley, Decorah and South Winn to finish the season with a 16-1 record. Kiersten Tenge pitched all three wins, with an exceptional game against North Fayette Valley,...
New Hampton senior Lauren Frerichs slides safely into home during a game with Decorah this past summer.
Anyone who drove past Stolz Park on the night of July 11 would have seen why Lauren Frerichs has been such a special player for the New Hampton softball program. There she was, taking extra batting practice as her father and brother, Connor, traded off pitching to her while her mother, Lori, stood...
Fielding the ball from her second base position is the Chickasaws’ Hope McDonald.
The Chickasaw JV girls continued to run wild over their opponents in mid-season, as they defeated Waukon in a doubleheader, beat Charles City and took both ends of a twin bill over Osage. New Hampton outscored its collective opponents in those five games by a 52-2 margin. One of the shutouts the...
New Hampton’s Lauren Frerichs puts down a perfect bunt during a game this season and capped her standout softball career by being named to the all-NEIC first team for a third consecutive year.
The New Hampton softball team reaped the rewards for an outstanding softball team as eight Chickasaws earned all-Northeast Iowa Conference honors. “When you have a year like we did, you’re going to get a lot of girls honored,” said New Hampton coach Jack Seelhammer, whose team went 29-8, finished...
A group of New Hampton seniors hug after the Chickasaw season came to an end.
Pure heartbreak. A group of New Hampton senior softball players huddled together, shed tears and shared hugs with each other after playing the final game of their Chickasaw careers. “Right now, it obviously sucks. We’ve been playing since we were in seventh grade if not younger,” Sadie Tenge said...
Kayla Crooks watches the ball after she connects with it against Forest City on Wednesday.
The Chickasaw softball team is officially one game away from playing in the state tournament at Fort Dodge. They picked up victories in the regional quarterfinal over Forest City and the regional semifinal against Iowa Falls-Alden. However, neither of these wins came easy. Against Forest City...
Kiersten Tenge struck out 10 batters while the Chickasaw JV girls were defeating Waukon.
Back-to-back games for the JV softball girls found the team a little flat on day two. But they had plenty of energy in the game that counted toward conference standings as they defeated Waverly 17-2. The Chickasaws scored the maximum number of runs in three of the four innings against the Go-Hawks...
New Hampton’s Paige Wisner gets a great jump on her way to picking up one of the Chickasaws’ seven stolen bases in a win over South Winneshiek Friday night.
New Hampton senior Sydney Laures will be the first to admit that she was feeling a bit disheartened at the beginning of the season. “At the start of the season, I just couldn’t get my bat going,” she said after the Chickasaws concluded a standout regular season with a 9-4 win over South Winneshiek...
Kerigan Tenge fires a pitch to the plate during a doubleheader with Waukon last week.
New Hampton softball coach Jack Seelhammer knew immediately; senior Sadie Tenge did not. But either way, Tenge’s blast to right-center field last Tuesday night gave the New Hampton softball team a thrilling 4-3 walk-off victory to start what would be a doubleheader sweep of Waukon. “I knew I hit it...
New Hampton’s Ashlynn Tank steps on second base and gets ready to throw to first to complete a Chickasaw double play against Waverly-Shell Rock.
Although last week didn’t end the way the New Hampton softball team hoped it would, they still managed to pick up a trio of victories.  The first of these wins came in an intense game at Crestwood on Monday night by a score of 7-3. After gearing up for Cadets’ star pitching Laken Lienhard - who has...

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