Chickasaws can live with second
There were folks who doubted Chad Sweitzer way back in November when the New Hampton boys basketball coach said his team could contend for a top-two finish in the Northeast Iowa Conference. And those same folks figured the sixth-year coach was way off his rocker when the Chickasaws started the year 2-4 and 0-2 in the NEIC. On Friday night, though, his Chickasaws showed that their coach knows a thing or two about prognostication and they gave Sweitzer his 100th career victory with a 78-67 victory over Waukon. The win gave New Hampton an 8-4 NEIC mark, and coupled with Charles City’s 50-43 loss to Decorah, wrapped up sole possession of second place in the conference. “I don’t know if I’ve ever have a team come together quite like this one,” Sweitzer said. “We had a lot of different guys who needed to find their roles and when they did, we really gelled.” The rest of the story may be found in the Feb. 14 Tribune.