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New Hampton’s Mya Anderson rips a double to left field early in the Chickasaws’ 12-9 extra-inning loss to North Fayette Valley on Wednesday.
 All of a sudden, the softball is looking like a beach ball to the New Hampton softball team.The Chickasaws broke out their big bats this week as they collected 28 hits in a Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheader sweep of Waukon on Tuesday and then pounded out 18 hits in a 12-9 eight-inning loss to...
New Hampton’s Connor Cleveland is all smiles as he “pops up” after sliding across the plate for the winning run as Waverly-Shell Rock catcher Hunter Destival dejectedly looks on during Tuesday night’s doubleheader.
 New Hampton and Waverly-Shell Rock came to Mikkelson Park virtually tied atop the Northeast Iowa Conference baseball standings.Four hours later, nothing had changed as the two powerhouses battled to a draw — with New Hampton winning the first game 1-0 in eight innings while the Go-Hawks claimed...
With a little encouragement from teammate Sierra Fisher, Mekenna Weiss (13) fires the ball back to the infield.
 To say it’s been a tough season for the Nashua-Plainfield softball team would be a giant understatement.The Huskies have had to deal with a “late start” because of the track and golf teams’ successes this spring and injuries and illnesses have also taken their toll.It didn’t get much better for...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Zach Bond was the winning pitcher in the Huskies’ 4-3 win over St. Ansgar.
 It was, Nashua-Plainfield baseball coach Levi Miller believes, a momentous week for his Huskies.They showed they can beat “anyone,” they learned a valuable baseball lesson and they showed what kind of team they can be when they play a little angry.Add it all up, and the Huskies went 2-1 — rallying...
Wyatt Blazek, shown in the process of stealing second, leads the Trojans in stolen bases this year with 19.
 Just one more win will take the Turkey Valley baseball team past the number of wins they had a year ago. The thing is, they only won eight games during the 2015 season, but with five seniors starters gone from that team — and no seniors on this year's squad — the Trojans still have plenty of room...
 The win — an 11-1 thrashing of Vinton-Shellsburg — was nice, but what really mattered to New Hampton softball coach Jack Seelhammer was how his team played the entire weekend at the Linn-Mar tournament.Yes, the Chickasaws went just 1-3, but Seelhammer’s girls played really good softball.“We needed...
In a 15-9 win over Osage, Kayla Gebel was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs scored.
 In their final game of the Decorah softball tourney Saturday, Turkey Valley was in a close battle against Osage. The teams exchanged leads during the contest and in the sixth the TV girls took a short-lived 5-4 lead before the Green Devils scored three runs in the bottom half of the inning to go...
Haley O’Donnell (below) is accompanied by her parents, Bobbi Jo and Kelly, during the Senior Night program in between games Thursday night.
 Thursday night was a gloomy one at the New Hampton softball diamond. And it wasn’t just the doubleheader loss the Chickasaws girls suffered at the hands of Charles City.It was also Senior Night.“It’s sad thinking that our time on this diamond is almost over,” said infielder Jessie Crooks. The NH...
New Hampton senior Connor Cleveland laces a hit to the outfield during Thursday night’s game against Waverly-Shell Rock.
 Alex Troyna and his New Hampton baseball team didn’t give a rip about style points on Friday night.All the Chickasaws wanted was a win, and they got it — a gritty 5-4 victory over Crestwood that set up the biggest doubleheader of the year.A night after the Chickasaws saw a 3-1 seventh inning lead...
Josh Vsetecka takes a turn on the mound during a recent Trojan home game.
 It’s hard enough to lose a one-run game, but Turkey Valley endured the same results twice as Edgewood-Colesburg escaped Jackson Junction Monday night with a 6-5 win, followed by a 3-2 victory in game two.Turkey Valley fell to 8-14 after the pair of losses Monday, along with a 9-1 loss to Oelwein...

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