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Turkey Valley’s Kannon Leuenberger scored 10 points in their victory over South Winneshiek at home on Tuesday night.
The Turkey Valley boys basketball team entered last week with a trio of Upper Iowa Conference games on the horizon. In order to keep their hopes at a fourth consecutive conference championship alive, they likely needed to win all three.  Not only were they able to achieve this, but they made it...
New Hampton senior Sydney Wegner forces a jump ball during Friday night’s Northeast Iowa Conference game against Oelwein.
For the first time all season, the New Hampton girls basketball team has a winning record at 10-9. After an 0-4 start to the 2019-2020 campaign, the Chickasaws are nearing the postseason with a lot of momentum, as they have won four of their last five contests. The most recent victory came on...
Scott Frerichs didn’t pull any punches; the veteran New Hampton football coach isn’t happy with the Iowa High School Athletic Association. “As football coaches in the state, we wanted to go back to a 32-team playoff,” he said. “It’s closer to what they do in other sports, it gives teams more to...
Turkey Valley’s Jalyssa Blazek puts in a layup on a fast break during the Trojans’ 54-13 win over South Winn.
With postseason play beginning this week, the Turkey Valley girls basketball team wanted to end the regular season strong last week before heading into regional play. And while there was some good, there was also some bad for the Trojans in the three Upper Iowa Conference affairs they competed in....
New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Hunter Pesek looks up at the scoreboard, sees time winding down and smiles after a late five-point win gave him the 152-pound title at Saturday’s Class 2A sectional tournament.
Seven days before, New Hampton/Turkey Valley hadn’t come close to either Crestwood or Charles City. But there were the Chickasaws on Saturday in Decorah, making a valiant effort to extend their dual season before coming up just short with a third-place finish at the Class 2A sectional tournament. A...
New Hampton’s Rylee Schumacher drives into the lane during a game earlier this season.
The New Hampton junior varsity girls basketball team’s winning streak reached three straight after they defeated Waukon, Charles City and Waterloo Columbus at the beginning of December to move them to 3-1 overall on the season. New Hampton fell to Turkey Valley 38-27 in its opener before beating...
Turkey Valley senior Jordan Lukes scored 10 first-half points as the Trojan girls were defeating Riceville Saturday.
Turkey Valley fans knew the very small losing streak by their girls’ team wasn’t going to last long.  After losses to MFL and Central two weeks ago, the TV girls put a pair of wins back on the board over the weekend, one a 60-21 victory over Postville and the other a 57-41 win over non-conference...
Ethan Leibold, shown shooting in a recent home game, knocked down 17 points with 14 rebounds in Turkey Valley’s win over Postville Friday.
With wins over Postville Friday and Riceville Saturday, the Turkey Valley boys — at 14-3 — have the best overall record in the Upper Iowa conference.  But in conference games alone, there’s a bottleneck for first place, with three teams at two losses each. That will change today (Tuesday), as the...
Iowa’s high school football playoffs will basically remain the same for at least another year after the Iowa High School Athletic Association announced district assignments on Thursday. Each class will continue to have 16 teams make the postseason, and save for some changes at Class 4A, where all...
New Hampton’s Carter Steinlage puts up a jump shot in the first half of Friday’s game against Decorah.
Losing is getting old for the New Hampton boys basketball team, but there is a silver lining, at least as far as coach Ryan Rausch is concerned. “The effort is there,” he said, “and you know, I think it tells you what kind of kids we have when I can honestly say, we haven’t had a bad practice after...

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