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New Hampton’s Jake Zwanziger gets into the lane and lays up the ball to start a three-point play late in the first half of Tuesday’s district game against Osage.
Zach Wemark stood outside the locker room Tuesday night, and for a moment, words failed him.  “It’s ... just ... I don’t know ...,” the New Hampton senior said as his voice trailed off after the Chickasaws saw their season come to an end with a 51-42 loss to seventh-ranked Osage in a Class 2A...
New Hampton wrestlers pose for a photo after they finished as the traditional state tournament runner-up on Saturday night.
For four days inside Wells Fargo Arena, the New Hampton wrestling team displayed the guts and fortitude that was such a huge part of the 2016-17 Chickasaws.  And while the hardware was nice, what may have separated this team from so many others in Iowa was this: They did it for each other.  Ask...
Turkey Valley's girls collect the state tourney banner Monday night.
They made history last year as the first Turkey Valley girls basketball team to advance to the state tourney, now they're going back. With a 47-33 win over AGWSR Monday night, Turkey Valley will advance to play in Des Moines next Monday at the Wells Fargo Arena, where they finished second a year...
The last time Turkey Valley and Kee High played, freshman Ethan Leibold scored 12 points. So even though the Trojans won by 13 in that Feb. 3 contest, with Leibold out with a case of the flu in their opening round of district action against  Kee Thursday, coach Chris Sullivan knew it would be hard...
New Hampton's Keaton Geerts looks for an opening against Ballard's Skyler Noftsger in the 138-pound title match at the Class 2A state tournament Saturday night.
 Michael Millage and Keaton Geerts claimed individual state wrestling championships for New Hampton on Saturday night, and the Chickasaws added a second-place trophy to the state championship they won at the state dual meet on Wednesday.Millage won the Class 2A 126-pound state title with a 3-2...
New Hampton's Noah Hopp gets a shot that leads to a late takedown during his seventh-place match Saturday afternoon.
Saturday's consolation round didn't go as planned for New Hampton's wrestling team.The Chickasaws dropped all five matches as Noah Fye took sixth at 132, Noah Glaser finished sixth at 170 and Noah Hopp was eighth at 220 and saw a 7.5-point lead turn into a 3.5-point deficit as the Class 2A state...
New Hampton’s Bethany Zenk eyes the basket for a shot during Wednesday night’s game.
Seeing Crestwood for the third time in the last two weeks didn't make it any easier.  The fourth-ranked Cadets eliminated New Hampton from the postseason Wednesday night with a 68-36 victory to advance to the 3A Region 5 final against Mount Vernon Saturday.  In the end, the Cadets just had too many...
With seven seconds off the game clock, Shelby Reicks already has a steal and is going for the first points of the game as Turkey Valley defeats West Hancock Friday.
After defeating West Hancock Friday night, Turkey Valley's girls will play AGWSR Monday at Clarksville to try and earn their second straight trip to the state tourney.  The 11th-ranked Eagles came into the game with a 19-3 record, but fell behind early against the Lady Trojans. By the half Turkey...
Keaton Geerts salutes the New Hampton crowd after recording a pin in the quarterfinal round at the Class 2A state wrestling tournament.
New Hampton will have three wrestlers compete for state championships and racked up an impressive day on the mat Friday to take the lead at the Class 2A state wrestling meet."Good day, but we have plenty of work to do," New Hampton coach Nick Hemann said. "I like the position we're in, but we can't...
Keagan John shoots for two of his 18 points at Osage Thursday.
    The night may have been summed up best by Keagan John as he walked away after an interview. New Hampton had just advanced past their district first-round opponent, North Fayette Valley 65-43, in a game played at Osage Thursday.    “You can’t give a bad team confidence,” said the Chickasaw...

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