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Plenty to shout about!

On a night when New Hampton all but wrapped up its second consecutive Northeast Iowa Conference dual meet championship, the signature moment may have come in meet the Chickasaws won 70-6.  That win over Crestwood and a 34-31 victory over Waverly-S

Hoops slate to get hectic in coming weeks

Back in November, New Hampton boys basketball coach Chad Sweitzer touted depth as one of his team’s strengths.  The Chickasaws may need it, thanks to a rash of postponements that will force New Hampton into playing 13 games over the next four week

Chickasaws doing some ‘new things’ in next week

New Hampton hosting a dual tournament in early January is nothing new.  Neither is the Chickasaws taking part in a quadrangular with Denver/Tripoli, Wapsie Valley and Dike-New Hartford.  Yet both events have something new attached to them this yea

Trojan boys are out-gunned by Ed-Co, 62-43

The height and athleticism by two inside players for Edgewood-Colesburg was more than the Turkey Valley boys could handle Tuesday.

Second-ranked Turkey Valley girls win by 20

Morgen Kuennen’s face lit up when she talked about her foul total.    “I only had one! Or maybe two [it was one]. I think we moved our feet better, we had some good practices over break and I think we’re faster now.

Pony Express has grown by leaps, bounds

Good Friday is 101 days away, and that may be an eternity for some of us.Not so, however, for Pam Lore.For years, Lore and her family have been a big part of the Pony Express, the annual Easter Weekend ride that converges on Des Moines and has rai

Huskies head into break with a win

Maybe it wasn’t one of those “must-win” games record wise, but there’s no question that Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball coach Josh Smith and his Huskies wanted to enter the Christmas break on a high note.  Mission accomplished.  The Huskies use

Pretty good ’16

While Turkey Valley's boys haven't enjoyed the same attention in the past couple of years that the girls have, they're inching their way into some of the top statistical categories that go along with a successful season.  And with t

Trojans remain perfect

As a four-year varsity starter, Turkey Valley's Shelby Reicks probably isn't blindsided often.  But after the Lady Trojans won 55-22 over South Winn Thursday night, the senior had no idea what was coming next as she was honored in betwee

Fast start leads to New Hampton rout

Any worries that New Hampton might be a little rusty on Monday night were quickly erased.  The Chickasaws, who hadn’t practiced since Thursday because of the weekend storm, put up 47 first-half points on their way to a 73-44 non-conference victory

Turkey Valley boys suffer first UIC loss

Considering MFL was the team picked at the start of the season by Turkey Valley coach Chris Sullivan to win the Upper Iowa Conference boys basketball race, Sullivan and the Trojan boys put up a very good fight against the Bulldogs Tuesday night at

Trojans girls improve to 8-0 with 51-39 win

Since MFL and Turkey Valley just played on December 8, the Bulldogs may have spent some time trying to find ways to stop the top Trojan scorers.  But then along comes Elli Winter.  The Turkey Valley junior scored seven points when the teams first

Chickasaw girls head into break with momentum

The long Christmas break, in which the Chickasaw girls only compete with each other in practice, was cut shorter by a day when the Border Battle game from last Saturday was postponed to Tuesday, a day after New Hampton played at Independence.

Not quite there yet

New Hampton boys basketball coach Chad Sweitzer sat in Charles City’s new gymnasium Tuesday night and put it bluntly.  “We’ve shown we can play with these teams,” he said after the Class 3A eighth-ranked Comets pulled away from New Hampton for a 7

Grinding out some wins

The wins for the Nashua-Plainfield wrestling team were nice, but the losses and the lessons they taught may be just as important.  In the end, coach Al Frost will take the first half of the season that came to an end with a 2-1 night at the Huskie

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