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Chickasaws hold off Fort Dodge for J-Hawk Invite title

Keaton Geerts knew he had to be more aggressive in “the rematch.”  He was, he won and the victory — along with a late New Hampton run — propelled the Chickasaws to the team title at the J-Hawk Invitational in Cedar Rapids Saturday.  In a tournamen

Late 3 lifts Waterloo West past Trojans

The Class 1A rankings stayed exactly the same at the top of Class 1A last week, even though Springville lost to North Linn and Turkey Valley lost to Springville.  Springville is still ranked No. 1 and the Lady Trojans are still No.

Chickasaw girls get back on track

  Down by double digits about halfway through the third quarter, New Hampton put the pressure on Waukon Friday night, caused some turnovers and hit some key 3-point shots to battle back.  “It was a lot of fun to watch, we played with a lot of conf

Chickasaws roll to win

Jake Zwanziger didn’t hesitate Friday night what the difference has been for him since Christmas.  “I’m not forcing it like I did and I’m kind of just letting the game come to me,” the New Hampton junior said after he scored a game-high 17 points

Winning the West

The event was billed as the “Best of the West,” and when it was over, there was little arguing about which team was the finest.  New Hampton rolled to three dual wins over ranked opponents — beating Dike-New Hartford 63-18, pulling away from Denve

Turkey Valley state champ in biggest battle yet

    The day Lawler’s Larry Bergmann stepped onto the podium to become Turkey Valley’s first-ever state champion wrestler was a day he’ll never forget.

Chickasaw girls play ‘nice host’ little too literally

If the first half would have lasted three minutes on Monday night, the New Hampton girls basketball team wouldn’t have been in bad shape.  Unfortunately, halves in high school basketball are 16 minutes, and a combination of too many New Hampton tu

Coming up short

The frustration in New Hampton boys basketball coach Chad Sweitzer’s voice came through loud and clear on Monday night.  His Chickasaws had just put up one heck of a fight against a Clear Lake team that began the season in the Class 2A state ranki

Huskies take one on chin at West Fork

It wasn’t exactly how Nashua-Plainfield coach Justin Eiffler and his Huskies wanted to start off 2017.  Then again, the opponent may have had something to do with it as West Fork rolled to a 59-27 victory over the Huskies last Friday night.  “West

Fast start is not quite enough for N-P girls

Maybe there are two lessons to be learned in Nashua-Plainfield’s girls basketball loss to West Fork last week.  First, one quarter does not make a game.  Second, though, is that the Huskies have the ability to play with even elite teams like the W

Slowly but surely

Nashua-Plainfield may not have the power teams it put on the wrestling mat in the 2000s and early part of this decade, but the young Huskies are definitely making progress.  Take last week, for example.  Nashua-Plainfield went 3-2 in duals over th

Two games in 18 hours for Trojans

    Just a freshman, Ethan Leibold didn't miss a shot when Turkey Valley played their “Border Battle” game Saturday morning.    That's not an exaggeration, he literally did not miss, going 10-for-10 to lead the Trojan boys as they defeat

Cousins lead the way for Turkey Valley on the mat

The Reicks cousins picked up all the points Turkey Valley scored both Thursday in a pair of dual meets at North Fayette Valley and the Flanagan Invitational at Cresco over the weekend, where the Trojans trailed the field of eight schools.  The Thu

‘Second season’ starts with a victory

Against Oelwein Friday, New Hampton's girls had an insurmountable lead early in the third quarter. Or did they?  When Darian Wegner scored on an offensive putback, the Chickasaws led by nearly 20, 41-22.

New Hampton boys break through with their first NEIC win

The halftime talk didn't sink in until about three minutes had elapsed in the second half, but when it did, New Hampton took firm control of Friday night's game with Oelwein.  The Chickasaws used a 25-0 run that stretched deep into the f

Turkey Valley girls fall to Springville in 1-2 battle

It looked like Turkey Valley might keep their streak going in the first half of a battle against Springville Saturday night.

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