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New Hampton’s Josh Fenske spots up from 3-point range during the Chickasaws’ win over MFL-Mar-Mac on Monday.
It was a night when, for once, everything seemed to click for the New Hampton boys basketball team. The Chickasaws scored early and often, posted a season high in points and rolled to an 89-55 win over MFL-Mar-Mac Monday. “Hey, we’re on a winning streak finally,” New Hampton coach Chad Sweitzer...
One of four Turkey Valley seniors to be defending their home court in their final regular season home game tonight [Friday] against Lansing Kee will be Kassidy Reicks.
Should Turkey Valley get past Riceville in the first round of regional action, they could again meet Tripoli, a team they defeated Monday night by a close 58-51 score. The Panthers were 7-12 when the Lady Trojans came into their gym, and with the win, the TV girls went to 12-8.  Turkey Valley led...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Tristen Brase claimed the third indvidual conference title of his wrestling career at Saturday’s Top of Iowa meet.
When he’s old and gray, Tristen Brase will fondly remember what he accomplished in the winter of 2017-18, but for now, his focus is what lies ahead. The Nashua-Plainfield senior claimed the third individual conference championship of his career when he won the 145-pound title at last Saturday’s Top...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Jon Dreckman finishes off a pin of Crestwood’s Nathan Bigalk in the 106-pound finals at the Northeast Iowa Conference tournament on Saturday.
Evan Rosonke didn’t know which match sealed New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Northeast Iowa Conference championship Saturday. As it turns out, it was his. When the sophomore pinned Crestwood’s Judd Grover in the championship round, it ended a see-saw battle between three teams for first place, giving...
Turkey Valley sophomore Breanna Busta battles for the ball during the Trojan loss to Central Tuesday.
It’s not a good sign when only three girls get on the scoreboard, but that’s how many scored in a Turkey Valley loss to Central Tuesday. Trojan senior Emily Busta scored more than half the Turkey Valley points as the girls lost a 36-28 battle on senior night. Busta came in with 17 points, Elli...
New Hampton’s Jake Zwanziger puts up a 3-point shot in the first quarter of Tuesday’s game against Waverly-Shell Rock.
New Hampton coach Chad Sweitzer has waited all season for his team to put together a complete game in Northeast Iowa Conference play. He’s still waiting. Take Tuesday night, for example, as the Chickasaws gave Waverly-Shell Rock a battle for a half and then fell apart over the final 16 minutes in a...
Turkey Valley’s Levi Izer (above) looks up court after making a steal with 25 seconds left in regulation while teammate Will Einwalter (below) chases down a loose ball during Turkey Valley’s Upper Iowa Conference game against Central.
Everyone has different ways of relaxing. Take Turkey Valley’s Levi Izer. He relaxed a little during the Trojans’ game against Central Tuesday after making two free throws with 24.5 seconds left in overtime, then relaxed a little more when he knocked down another pair with 11.2 seconds left, giving...
New Hampton’s Isabel Leichtman, who stands 5-foot-6, looks to drive around Waverly-Shell Rock’s 6-1 Jayme Willemssen.
Chad Pemble stood in the hallway at Waverly-Shell Rock High School and talked about getting his New Hampton girls basketball team over the hump. The Chickasaws had just played Waverly-Shell Rock tough but came out on the short end of a 57-44 score, and while Pemble gave his team an A for effort, he...
With his next win, Evan Rosonke, shown here completing a takedown earlier this month during a quadrangular, will become the ninth New Hampton/Turkey Valley wrestler with 30 or more wins this season.
Given the choice, New Hampton/Turkey Valley obviously would take winning a state wrestling championship over claiming the Northeast Iowa Conference tournament title. But that doesn’t mean this Saturday’s tournament in Waverly isn’t important to the Chickasaws. “It’s a big deal for me and it’s a big...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Sydney Hansen looks for her shot during the first half of last Tuesday’s Top of Iowa Conference game against Mason City Newman.
There are times, Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball coach Josh Smith concedes, that he wouldn’t mind playing in anything other than the Top of Iowa Conference East Division. It is, in a word, loaded, and the result last week was two more losses for the Huskies. “On one hand having a bunch of wins...

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