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Turkey Valley’s Katlyn Baumler goes up to make a block in a match played earlier this season.
Turkey Valley started their rally against South Winn a little too late Thursday. After dropping 25-13 and 25-12 sets, the Trojans were breathing down the necks of the Warriors in the third set, but also lost that one, 25-22. “We had a rough night in Calmar,” coach Ethan Adams said. “We made too...
Turkey Valley’s Keegan Balk (5) and Eli Nymeyer team up for a tackle in the Trojans’ district win over Springville Friday night.
as soaked with sweat after Turkey Valley’s 54-7 win over Springville Friday night, he said the heat — the temperature was around 80 at the start of the game, and of course, there’s the humidity — didn’t bother him. “No, you get that adrenaline pumping and you don’t even notice it,” he said after...
Sooner or later, the folks at the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union had to take notice of the New Hampton volleyball team; after all, the Chickasaws are 17-0, have claimed two tournament titles and won 40 of the 44 sets they have played. And the IGHSAU finally gave New  Hampton its due as the...
Austin Flugum fights for extra yardage after making a catch in the Chickasaws game against Waverly-Shell Rock Friday night.
The New Hampton football team gathered around their coach Friday night, and the disappointment was palatable. The Chickasaws had just dominated the second half of its game with Waverly-Shell Rock, only to give up a late 80-yard touchdown run and end up on the wrong end of a 13-6 score. Yet — maybe...
Turkey Valley Lucas Scheidel was the only Trojan in the varsity boys’ race at Tuesday’s Starmont Invitational.
While Turkey Valley’s cross country team sent one more runner onto the course when the Trojans competed at Starmont Tuesday, some of the athletes were running at less-than-optimal health. Still, a number of times came down in the meet that featured 1A through 3A runners. Overall, there were 133...
Riley Shatek looks to finish strong at the Osage Invitational Tuesday.
The good news is the folks who run the Osage Invitational cross country meet removed the most dangerous part of the course — a rocky hill that had “ankle sprain” written all over it. The bad news is they didn’t measure the new course correctly, so as runners made their way into the finish-line...
New Hampton’s Lauren Frerichs and Sydney Laures go up for a block in Tuesday’s match against Northeast Iowa Conference-rival Crestwood.
Anyone looking at volleyball statistics will notice New Hampton’s name. The Chickasaws are third in Class 3A with 467 kills and they’re second with 138 aces, or 3.14 per set. Their 411 assists ranks third in the class, so does 46 solo blocks. But, echoing what her coach Jess Geerts said last week,...
Nashua-Plainfield senior Brianna Bienemann bumps the ball during a match played earlier this season.
Nashua-Plainfield’s volleyball team knew the challenge presented by its first Saturday tournament was going to be, in a word, brutal. It was, and while the Huskies remained winless on the season after dropping five matches at the Aplington-Parkersburg Invitational, coach Amber McCall believes her...
Nashua-Plainfield’s John Krull returns a punt in a game played against Belmond-Klemme a couple of weeks ago.
Maybe first-year head football coaches are jinxed at Nashua-Plainfield; after all, in 2015, Chase Sudol went through an injury-plagued debut season, and the same thing is happening to Nick Lamphier this year. “It’s been a struggle, and I guess the best thing you can say is our young guys are...
Turkey Valley’s Jalyssa Blazek shows the effects of Luther’s muddy course at Saturday’s meet.
New Hampton seniors Alexis and Adrian Rings didn’t mind that the cross country meet, for a short distance, turned into a mud run Saturday at Luther College. Even thought the area went a whopping two days without precipitation, a stream crossing the course was still running, causing slippery...

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