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Kayla Gilbert served at an 8-for-8 clip against the Go-Hawks.
    The first set of a volleyball match against Waverly-Shell Rock was definitely the longest set Ellie Ewert ever played.      “Honestly I wasn't tired, or didn't feel it at the time,” The Chickasaw senior said of the game that ended in a 33-31 Go-Hawk win. “I was too excited and pumped up to be...
New Hampton’s Noah Hopp and Kam Pfaffle bring down Crestwood’s Spencer Cuvelier after a short gain during Friday night’s Class 2A, District 2 game.
This one is going to sting for a while, no doubt about it. But the New Hampton football team must try to put Friday’s heartbreaking 21-20 loss to Crestwood behind it, for there’s still much to play for when it comes to the 2016 season. “I’m proud of the effort our kids gave,” New Hampton coach...
Walker Leibold scores a touchdown in Turkey Valley's win over Central Elkader Friday.
Turkey Valley spoiled Homecoming for Central of Elkader Friday as the Trojans remained undefeated with a 42-20 win.Cody Hackman threw two touchdown passes, ran in two scores on quarterback sneaks and, while on defense, intercepted three passes from Central quarterback Derek Ehrhardt to lead the...
Turkey Valley’s Kayla Gebel finished with seven digs in the Trojan win over Postville Monday.
    Turkey Valley volleyball took another one of those baby steps Monday. Their fifth win of the season was their first victory against an Upper Iowa Conference opponent as they defeated Postville 3-1.      The Pirates have yet to win a match this season, and Turkey Valley wasn’t about to be the...
Shown in a meet earlier this year, Erin Kramer had her best time of the season at Jesup Tuesday.
While coach Jamie Quass is a fine motivator, the chance of running varsity for the New Hampton cross country team also appears to have some pull.      The kind of competition that makes the top runners consistently improve — think Hannah Heit and Olivia Burke for the girls, Jake and Nolan Usher for...
Do you know that line that kicks off Sunday Night Football, the one that goes “are you ready for some football?”Nashua-Plainfield better be ready, for the Huskies are about to embark on a three-game, eight-day stretch that very well could determine if the Huskies are indeed playoff contenders.N-P’s...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Britney Holthaus takes to the floor to score a dig in the Huskies’ match with North Butler last week.
The good news is Nashua-Plainfield volleyball coach Amber Carter saw some good signs in last Tuesday’s loss to North Butler.The bad news is Mother Nature messed up any momentum the Huskies may have had as Nashua-Plainfield saw its match with St. Ansgar postponed because of flooding, which also...
New Hampton’s Ellie Ewert fired five kills in the Chickasaw win over Waukon Tuesday.
    Here’s a wake-up call. Regional volleyball starts for the Chickasaws in less than three weeks.While there’s still some serious volleyball left before that time — including matches against the league-leaders and the Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament — the Chickasaw girls have been enjoying a...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Faith Carpenter tops off on one of the “hills” at last week’s Nashua-Plainfield Invitational.
Let’s put it this way: The Nashua-Plainfield cross country team does itself no favors when it comes to its annual home meet.“Our course is pretty challenging,” Nashua-Plainfield coach Jen Kalainoff said, “and then throw in the fact that we have 3A schools like Charles City and Waverly-Shell Rock in...
Kassidy Reicks, shown downing a kill in a match at Turkey Valley, only made one attack error while recording 19 kills in the Dunkerton tourney.
    Two volleyball teams  — Nashua-Plainfield and Clarksville — dropped out of the Dunkerton Tournament that was held Saturday, due to flooding in their towns.    There was no flooding in Jackson Junction, but Turkey Valley nearly became the third team on the absent list.    "We almost couldn't get...

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