New Hampton softball

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...
New Hampton’s Paige Wisner scores a run in New Hampton’s 13-0 win over Nashua-Plainfield at the New Hampton tournament on Saturday.
With an undefeated week that included six home runs and outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 75-2, the Class 3A 13th ranked Chickasaw softball team dominated the competition. The biggest matchup was against Class 2A 13th ranked Emmetsburg on Saturday at New Hampton’s home tournament....
New Hampton senior Natalie Hoey connects for a base hit during Friday night’s game against MFL-Mar-Mac.
After having just one home run all last year, senior Kayla Crooks has hit four in the past seven games and been red hot at the plate. She has been a big reason for New Hampton’s 11-4 start this year. “The first time I hit one I was like ‘Whoa, I don’t know where that came from.’ Then it just kept...
New Hampton’s Maddi Moorman comes off the first base bag to snag a high throw but is able to get her foot back down for an out.
Although she didn’t execute it perfectly, Sadie Tenge’s bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning during a suicide squeeze worked well enough to plate the game-winning run in the second game of the doubleheader against Crestwood on Thursday. With the score tied at 0-0, Kayla Crooks doubled to start...
New Hampton senior Sadie Tenge delivers a pitch to the plate during the first game of the Chickasaws’ doubleheader with Decorah last Thursday.
Sadie Tenge was asked last week how it felt to be finally competing again, and the New Hampton senior answered with a wide smile. “It feels awesome,” Tenge said. “Being out that first game against Denver, I was so happy. I was finally out there doing what I love, with my teammates.” Tenge’s return...

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