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Chickasaws want that elusive NEIC mat title

To say it’s been a long time since New Hampton won a Northeast Iowa Conference wrestling tournament would be an understatement.  Let’s face it, 2004 was a long time ago; in fact, the seniors on this year’s team were preschoolers the last time New

Huskies head into ‘crunch time’

Crunch time has arrived for the Nashua-Plainfield wrestling team, but the question is this: Will good health do the same?  The Huskies battled through a tough final week of the “regular season” last week as they split a pair of duals at North Butl

N-P girls find bright spots in three losses

Persistence finally paid off for Nashua-Plainfield’s Britney Holthaus last week as she pulled herself out of a season-long offensive funk and scored 36 points in a pair of games.  While the Huskies came up short in both games — losing to Mason Cit

Huskies complete a sweep

Nashua-Plainfield coach Justin Eiffler’s oft-stated goal for his team this year is to get 1 percent better each day.  For the most part, the Huskies have achieved the goal.  There have been blips — a cold start last Thursday night in a loss to Mas

Turkey Valley putting more wrestlers into varsity lineup

A third Reicks wrestled this week as Turkey Valley's limited team took on Postville and MFL Thursday and Jesup, Sumner-Fredericksburg and host East Buchanan at the Steinkamp Duals Saturday.  Along with Cale and Kelby, Carter joined the group,

Trojans stay perfect in UIC with 38th straight home win

At times, it's hard to come up with a lead for a sports story.  After all, what do you say about yet another Upper Iowa Conference game — this one against West Central Friday — that the Turkey Valley girls completely dominated?  But this time

Chickasaws split pair of road tilts

Chad Sweitzer didn’t like his New Hampton’s loss to MFL-Mar-Mac on Saturday, but he wasn’t going to lose sleep over it, either.  “We’ve got to play better, no doubt about that,” he said after his team lost 86-79 to the Bulldogs, a day after the Ch

Trojans make quick work of Blue Devils on senior night

Turkey Valley's boys had some great numbers as they were recording a win over West Central Friday night.

Chickasaw girls split weekend games

Since Denver only had two wins coming into a non-conference game against New Hampton Friday, the 9-3 Chickasaws were the undeniable favorite.  But no one told Denver.

Sparkling seniors

Nick Hemann admitted his emotions got the best of him Thursday night.  Yes, there’s plenty of wrestling still to be done this season, but when New Hampton hosted Decorah and Osage in a triangular that night, it was, in some ways, a goodbye to eigh

Winter is taking a toll on winter sports schedules

Brad Schmitt is ready for some “quiet” weather.  Sunny skies and warm temperatures would be perfect, but he’ll settle for dry — as in no snow or ice — weather for a while.  It has been, to put it mildly, a harsh winter for activities directors lik

Crazy winter just got a little nuttier for N-P

Making “the call” to postpone a basketball game or a wrestling meet is a little more complicated than people think.  Just ask Josh Smith, the Nashua-Plainfield activities director who also coaches the Huskies’ girls basketball team.  If the event

It’s not a win, but N-P girls do bounce back

Maybe it wasn’t a win, but Nashua-Plainfield’s 54-36 loss to Northwood-Kensett Friday sure beat the alternative.  It beat the heck out of the Huskies’ performance the night before when Osage rolled to a 73-15 victory over Nashua-Plainfield.  “I wa

N-P boys rebound from rout to beat Vikings

Justin Eiffler’s message between the first and second quarter of last Friday’s game with Northwood-Kensett came down to one word, defense.  “I told them neither team had played a lick of defense,” the Nashua-Plainfield boys basketball coach said,

Tough sledding

Al Frost has coached Plainfield and Nashua-Plainfield teams to 381 dual victories during his long career.  But he experienced a first last Thursday night when his Huskies won a dual meet without winning a match on the mat.  “That, I’m 99.999 perce

Turkey Valley wrestles seven meets last week

Turkey Valley's wrestlers played catch-up last week.  After a long layoff in December, one in which they didn't wrestle at all after the South Winn invite Dec.

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