Savannah Anderson

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...
New Hampton’s Kallie Olson puts down a kill during the Chickasaws’ win over Don Bosco at the New Hampton Invitational Saturday.
    Tripoli hadn't lost a set yet, and up to Saturday, neither had New Hampton.    So somebody's record had to give when the two teams met in the Chickasaw volleyball invitational, and unfortunately, it was New Hampton's record.    But on the way to their second-place finish, the NH girls defeated...
New Hampton’s Kerigan Tenge (left) and Savannah Anderson go up for a spike in a match against Nashua-Plainfield last week.
    The second-largest school in Class 4A, roughly 20 more students and Mason City would be a 5A volleyball team; New Hampton, on the other hand, is in the middle of the pack of 3A schools.    But the Chickasaws weren't in the least intimidated by the Mohawks when they travelled to Mason City...
First team honors at the conclusion of the 2017 softball season went to Lauren Frerichs, shown coming in with one of her four runs scored in a regional game against Waukon.
While at the plate, New Hampton’s Lauren Frerichs had the fifth-best batting average in Northeast Iowa Conference softball games this season, which helped her earn first team honors at the end of the Chickasaw campaign.    Frerichs was the only first team pick for the NH girls, but Kallie Olson,...
Bailey Knowlton scores one of New Hampton’s 17 runs in the regional first round game against Waukon.
By the time Savannah Anderson took the mound to pitch in New Hampton’s first round regional game against Waukon Wednesday, the Chickasaws had an 8-0 lead.    “Yes, that was very comforting,” said the junior. “It’s nice to have that insurance.”        And while Waukon — the home team on the...

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