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Chickasaw senior Barbara Schwickerath hits out of a bunker with Callie Speltz watching at Jesup Friday.
Eric Olson had plenty of worries heading into his New Hampton girls golf team’s season opener Friday.“We hadn’t really been on a course all spring,” he said. “Heck, we had been outside five times, and I was really, really concerned that we hadn’t hit a chip shot yet … and our first putting outside...
Journey Howe fires a shot during a recent New Hampton trapshooting event.
Even with over eight inches of snow falling in the area Wednesday, the Chickasaw trapshooters were hoping for a meet the next day. A contingent of shovelers, including coach Chuck Stanton, were out clearing the runways when the snow ended.“It might turn into a lake tomorrow,” said Stanton. “We...
Turkey Valley’s Brad Kriener lines up shots during a meet against Osage Tuesday afternoon.
There was a sight at the Turkey Valley trapshooting meet Tuesday that was worth the price of admission (if there was an admission, which there isn’t) and somewhat of a rare sighting this spring.Kids in shirtsleeves.Not many, to be certain, but a couple. And those students looked painfully cold as...
Nashua residents Cary Griffith (left) and Jeff Trost spent many a night together as officials for high school sporting events.
Cary Griffith looked over at his longtime friend and partner, Jeff Trost, and smiled.“Remember that night we came home from West Union,” Griffith asked?“Oh my gosh, that’s a night you don’t forget,” Trost answered.It was years ago, but the two Nashua residents had officiated a playoff basketball...
Evan Kalainoff, left, makes up the “stagger” in the sprint medley relay at last week’s New Hampton Coed Invitational.
The outdoor opener for Nashua-Plainfield’s boys track team was scheduled to be run on March 26, but this pesky thing called winter got in the way.And it stayed in the way through three more cancellations, but finally, the Huskies got a chance to compete outdoors last Thursday, and then they had to...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Makenna Nelson runs to a sixth-place finish in the 100-meter dash at last week’s New Hampton Coed Invitational.
Kristi Hannemann will be the first one to say this has been her most challenging season as Nashua-Plainfield’s girls track coach.Oh, the kids are fine. They’re working hard. They have a good attitude. And they have some talent, too.But …“I just said to a friend, ‘I’ve never had to coach without...
Like all spring coaches, John Reicks has had to be creative when it comes to spring practices. After all, it’s not like he can take his tractor and clear off the course at Jackson Heights.He might try it, if he could. Thursday’s meet against Clayton Ridge and Waukon — held at Guttenberg — was the...
Lindsey Jackson hands off the baton to Turkey Valley teammate Lydia Schuchhardt during the sprint medley relay in the first race of the meet at the New Hampton Coed Invitational Thursday.
Even before the season started, Turkey Valley’s girls had to be considered an underdog at the New Hampton coed invitational. They were smallest school in the field, which included seven 2A and 1A schools.But with the lack of track meets, a couple more schools wanted in on the meet, so 4A Iowa City...
Turkey Valley’s Kyle Langreck anchors the shuttle hurdle relay as track teams finally got to compete in an outdoor meet at the New Hampton Coed Thursday.
The fact that Turkey Valley’s boys finished third in the nine-team New Hampton coed invitational Thursday came as no shock to coach Mark Scott, despite the Trojans being the smallest school in the field.“Surprised, no,” he said of the team’s efforts. “Happy, yes.”There were a pair of 3A schools in...
New Hampton finally got to play in a golf meet Thursday.The good news is the Chickasaws put together a solid round and claimed a triangular title at Meadowbrook Golf Course in Sumner.The bad news is the weather turned south again over the weekend, and the Chickasaws trip to the 18-hole Waverly-...

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