Savannah Anderson

Kerigan Tenge rounds second with a triple in the second inning of a win over Osage Tuesday.
Four runs scored by New Hampton in the second inning of the regional first round against Osage Tuesday would be more than enough to move the Chickasaw softball team on. But they added a few more runs anyway, defeating the Green Devils 7-2.   Bailey Knowlton knocked out a 2-RBI triple in the second...
Lauren Frerichs slides home with a run in the first inning of game two against Charles City Wednesday.
After Savannah Anderson and four of her classmates were honored on Senior Night Wednesday, Anderson’s emotions were raw.  She had just pitched a 3-0 loss to the 4A, third-ranked Comets, but it wasn’t the loss the tears were about. “I’m gonna miss it. A lot.”  Wednesday was the final regular season...
Savannah Anderson was the winning pitcher in the Chickasaws’ 5-3 win over 11th-ranked Spirit Lake.
Not that the softball isn’t important, but it’s not the only reason New Hampton coach Jack Seelhammer takes his team to the Linn-Mar Invitational each year. “We want to win games, don’t get me wrong,” he said, “but this is a fun tournament for us. We get an overnight stay, and I think a lot of...
New Hampton’s Savannah Anderson fires a pitch to the plate in a game played against Oelwein last week.
New Hampton may not have gotten a sweep on Thursday, but the Chickasaws certainly showed they belonged. The Chickasaws, behind the five-hit pitching of Savannah Anderson and a key bases-loaded double from Paige Wisner, knocked off Crestwood 4-1 in the opening game of a doubleheader, and while the...
New Hampton’s Savannah Anderson led the Chickasaws in kills during a 2017 season in which she and her teammates advanced to the Class 3A regional final match.
Picking New Hampton all-conference players might have been especially hard this year with the depth and talent the Chickasaws displayed. But since coaches can’t vote for their own players, it was out of coach Jess Geerts’ hands entirely. New Hampton earned one all-conference first team spot as...
New Hampton's Bailey Knowlton and Savannah Anderson console each other after a loss in Monday's regional final match against Columbus Catholic.
     New Hampton's brilliant volleyball season came to an end one victory short of the state tournament as third-ranked Waterloo Columbus topped the Chickasaws 3-1 for the Class 3A regional title Monday night.     Set scores were 26-24, 25-21, 20-25, 25-18.     "I'm proud of our girls," New Hampton...
Savannah Anderson puts down a kill in the second set of a regional win by the Chickasaws Wednesday.
     New Hampton survived a 20-9 deficit in the first set of a regional volleyball match-up against Waukon Wednesday, then went on to win the match in straight sets.      It was the fourth time this season the Chickasaws had the upper hand against the Indians, but the first game was as close as...
After New Hampton’s first-set win over Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, Savannah Anderson shows why she leads the Chickasaws in kills this season — she can jump.
     There may have been just a moment or two of sadness after the Chickasaw 3-1 loss to Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday night, but it didn’t last long.     It was senior night at the school, and it was a good volleyball match. As the seniors — including Callie Speltz, Kaelyn Ambrose, Kallie Olson,...
Both the Chickasaw kill leaders are shown in action from an earlier Chickasaw win over Decorah. In Tuesday’s 3-0 victory over Oelwein, Savannah Anderson [front] and Kaelyn Ambrose each turned in eight kills.
     Just one look at the scores told you how well New Hampton’s volleyball team played Tuesday at Oelwein. But if that’s not enough, just listen to head coach Jess Geerts.    “Last night we started strong, stayed strong, and finished strong.” she said. “There was no letting them play with us....
Savannah Anderson, who is part of a deep group of hitters on the New Hampton volleyball team, gets ready to deliver a kill in a match earlier this season.
    It was a guessing game Saturday for New Hampton’s opponents at the Crestwood Invitational.    And they guessed wrong as the Chickasaws used a balance hitting attack to run past six opponents and claim the tournament title.    “Well, for us, it’s huge,” New Hampton coach Jess Geerts when asked...

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