New Hampton wrestling

New Hampton junior Michael Millage  pins Dike-New Hartford’s Reece Roberts in his first varsity meet as a Chickasaw during the Battle of the West that was held Thursday night in UNI’s West Gym.
The event was billed as the “Best of the West,” and when it was over, there was little arguing about which team was the finest.  New Hampton rolled to three dual wins over ranked opponents — beating Dike-New Hartford 63-18, pulling away from Denver-Tripoli 49-21 and routing Wapsie Valley 59-9 — at...
New Hampton’s Mason Cleveland shows plenty of emotion after pinning Crestwood’s Kaden Anderlik during Thursday night’s triangular.
On a night when New Hampton all but wrapped up its second consecutive Northeast Iowa Conference dual meet championship, the signature moment may have come in meet the Chickasaws won 70-6.  That win over Crestwood and a 34-31 victory over Waverly-Shell Rock pushed the Chickasaws to 5-0 in NEIC duals...
New Hampton hosting a dual tournament in early January is nothing new.  Neither is the Chickasaws taking part in a quadrangular with Denver/Tripoli, Wapsie Valley and Dike-New Hartford.  Yet both events have something new attached to them this year as the Chickasaws will host the first ever Doc...
New Hampton’s Keegan Tenge puts the finishing touches on a pin of Charles City’s Dylan Koresh.
Keegan Tenge and his New Hampton wrestling teammates share one common bond with Chickasaw coach Nick Hemann.  They hate losing.  “But you know what, take away five or so matches, and I’m totally happy with this weekend,” Hemann said the day after his team finished third in the 32-team Battle of...
New Hampton’s Keaton Geerts, shown here working for a takedown in New Hampton’s season-opening meet with Independence, was one of five Chickasaws to wrestle in the finals at the Independence Invitational this weekend.
Yeah, New Hampton is pretty good at wrestling.  Just ask the other 24 teams that took part in the inaugural Independence Invitational Friday and Saturday.  Yet, Chickasaw coach Nick Hemann, as happy as he was with winning a team title, knows winning Indee can only be a stepping stone for his...
Noah Fye pins the Mustangs’ Matthew Doyle late in the third period.
The final scores were dazzling — downright dominant to be honest — but that wasn’t what impressed New Hampton wrestling coach Nick Hemann the most Tuesday night.  “I was happy with the effort, and I really loved the fight,” Hemann said after his team routed Independence 65-9 and blanked Waterloo...
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...
As his mother Jennifer looks on, New Hampton senior Keaton Geerts signs his letter of intent to attend the University of Northern Iowa.
New Hampton’s Keaton Geerts made it official Friday when he signed a national letter of intent to continue his wrestling career next year at the University of Northern Iowa.   But after signing his name to the proverbial dotted line, all Geerts could think about was what would start in three days...
On the mat, one won and one lost, but the reality for two New Hampton wrestlers is this: They both won at the Night of Conflict last week.   Just the fact that Noah Fye and Michael Millage had a chance to compete at the prestigious dual meet made them winners. So, too, was how they wrestled against...

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