Wyatt Blazek

Cody Hackman earned UIC first team honors for the second straight year and was a three-time UIC pick at the end of the season.
   Even though Cody Hackman played  catcher about as much as he was in centerfield, the Turkey Valley senior was named an Upper Iowa Conference first team outfielder for the 2017 season.   He was the only Trojan to land on the first team, but Evan Busta, Wyatt Blazek and Cale Reicks were listed as...
From left, seniors Curtis Nelson, Walker Leibold, Garrison Kruse, Cody Hackman, Jaden Bruess, Evan Busta and Wyatt Blazek are honored in between games at Turkey Valley Friday.
   Not all of Turkey Valley's seven senior baseball athletes played in a doubleheader that bookended their senior night recognition Friday.   But all of them will be sorely missed by coach Dan Stepan next year.   Clayton Ridge spoiled the senior festivities by edging the Trojans in both games, 3-0...
Wyatt Blazek is all smiles as he heads back to the dugout after hitting a grand slam in Turkey Valley’s doubleheader sweep of Postville Thursday.
Wyatt Blazek is pretty stoic on the baseball field.But when his grand slam home run went over the centerfield fence Thursday as the Trojans were in game one of a doubleheader against Postville, the Trojan senior allowed himself just a moment of unadulterated glee.Up 5-0 in the second inning, Cale...
New Hampton’s Jake Usher holds a slight lead over Nashua-Plainfield’s Dayton Hansen on the backstretch during the distance medley relay at the New Hampton Coed Thursday.
New Hampton’s Jake Usher and Turkey Valley’s Wyatt Blazek are obviously two different runners.  One, Usher, is a middle-distance and long distance runner; the other is a sprinter.  But both seniors had banner nights for their respective teams on Thursday night at the New Hampton Coed and both have...
    Nearly every one of the 11 schools at the Postville boys track meet last Thursday was larger than Turkey Valley. Only West Central and Kee High are smaller.    That didn't stop the Trojans from winning the meet, by 19 points over runner-up Waukon.    A third scoring threat for Turkey Valley...
Cody Hackman, left, and Wyatt Blazek are the two seniors to return with state track experience for the Turkey Valley boys. In the photo, Blazek hands to Hackman in last year’s state 4x200 relay.
With no seniors on the roster last year, Turkey Valley’s boys track team didn’t lose any talent to graduation, but they do have a ton of it coming back.    In his 19th season, coach Mark Scott will be able to work with 16 returning lettermen, including a pair of senior state qualifiers.    It wasn’...
Turkey Valley’s Wyatt Blazek  was named to the INA’s all-state first team.
Just after Turkey Valley’s brilliant football season ended, Trojan coach Mark Scott talked about his seniors.  “They’ve worked hard, and they’ve been good leaders,” he said. “I hope people have noticed.”  Well, the sportswriters certainly did as it named three Trojan seniors to the Iowa Newspaper...
Cody Hackman was named the district’s offensive player of the year in Eight-Man, District 2.
The adage “to the victor goes the spoils” certainly applies to the 2016 Turkey Valley football team.After a brilliant 9-0 regular season, one in which ended with a first-round playoff loss, the Trojans dominated the Eight-Man, District 2 teams and individual awards.Six Trojans — seniors Cody...
Cale Reicks, to the left of the ball carrier, and Scott Kime are about to make a Brandon Bagby sandwich early in Friday’s state playoffs.
Turkey Valley still had a seldom-used play up its sleeve, and it kept the Trojans competitive in a state playoff game against Don Bosco for a time Friday.  But eventually, the Dons shredded the Trojan defense for 75 points — more than the last four TV opponents combined scored —  to end the TV...
Wyatt Blazek had another productive night, scoring three times. Part of his success came from solid blocking like this, from Cale Reicks (22) and Riley Schmitt.
Scott Kime would probably say that the waning moments of the first half of Turkey Valley's 52-27 win over Northwood-Kensett were more enjoyable than the early going.  After the Trojans capped their first possession on a 34-yard Wyatt Blazek touchdown run, the Vikings came right back and drilled...

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