New Hampton volleyball

Shown bringing up a dig in a recent meet, Rachel Rinken finished with six kills, three blocks and six aces in a sweep of Decorah Tuesday.
After winning their first set against Decorah by a 25-9 score Tuesday, the Chickasaw girls were up 17-4 in the second set. “Our intensity went down a little at that time,” said New Hampton junior Rachel Rinken. “But other than that we played pretty well.” Although Decorah did come back and scored a...
Sooner or later, the folks at the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union had to take notice of the New Hampton volleyball team; after all, the Chickasaws are 17-0, have claimed two tournament titles and won 40 of the 44 sets they have played. And the IGHSAU finally gave New  Hampton its due as the...
New Hampton’s Lauren Frerichs and Sydney Laures go up for a block in Tuesday’s match against Northeast Iowa Conference-rival Crestwood.
Anyone looking at volleyball statistics will notice New Hampton’s name. The Chickasaws are third in Class 3A with 467 kills and they’re second with 138 aces, or 3.14 per set. Their 411 assists ranks third in the class, so does 46 solo blocks. But, echoing what her coach Jess Geerts said last week,...
Rachel Rinken (left) and Kiersten  Tenge (right) were named to the all-tournament team at the Crestwood Invitational.
New Hampton remained perfect on the season as the Chickasaws rolled to another volleyball tournament title, this time winning the Crestwood Invitational. So after New Hampton claimed its second consecutive Saturday tournament, Chickasaw coach Jess Geerts was asked if it bothered her that her squad...
New Hampton’s Kerigan Tenge puts down a kill during the Chickasaws’ four-set Chickasaw victory over Charles City in the Northeast Iowa Conference opener for both teams.
A kill by New Hampton’s Maddi Moorman went down hard in set three against Charles City Tuesday night to give the NH girls a 21-11 lead. A short time later Moorman scored again, this time it was more of a push, but it still gave the Chickasaws another point. “Hitting is not the only option,” said...
New Hampton’s volleyball players and coaches pose with their championship plaque after winning their home invitational tournament title on Saturday.
None of the volleyball players were born the last time New Hampton won its own volleyball invitational. If they’ve ever won. Going back through the old newspaper books at the Tribune show that the tournament started in 1984. The Chickasaws haven’t won the invite in coach Jess Geerts’ tenure as head...
While New Hampton’s Maddi Moorman goes up for the attack, Turkey Valley’s Jordan Lukes (2), Reece Manderfield and Jaedyn Winter go on defense in the third set of the match-up between the neighboring schools.
If the opinion of Turkey Valley coach Ethan Adams counted, there would be another team in the Class 3A rankings. “I know New Hampton is not in the pre-season rankings, but I look for them to be there pretty soon,” he said after his Trojan girls were defeated by the Chickasaws 3-0. “We knew coming...
New Hampton will be in Pool B when the annual Chickasaw Volleyball Invitational gets underway Saturday. The event, now in its 34th year, starts with pool play at 9 a.m. Each pool will have four teams, with Sumner-Fredericksburg, South Winneshiek and Denver joining the Chickasaws in Pool B and...
New Hampton’s Ashlynn Tank helps New Hampton get off to a fast start during a six-point serving run in the first set of the Chickasaws’ win over Mason City Thursday.
Kill efficiency is just one stat among many in a volleyball box score, but New Hampton put up another eye-popping number on Thursday as the Chickasaws rolled to a sweep of Mason City in their home opener. Two days after recording a kill efficiency of .489 in a sweep of Nashua-Plainfield, the...
New Hampton’s Paige Wisner passes the ball to a teammate during Tuesday’s season-opening volleyball match against Nashua-Plainfield.
New Hampton got off to a fast start Tuesday in its season opener against Nashua-Plainfield. The Chickasaws also had a fast “middle.” And they closed out the night with a flourish. To put it simply, it was a dominating performance as New Hampton cruised to a 25-8, 25-12, 25-10 non-conference victory...

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