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The path has been paved and the brackets are set. Postseason baseball is just around the bend for the New Hampton Chickasaws. Four regular season games remain and then the fun really starts. McDonald is in his 12th year at the helm of the Chickasaw program and is aiming for yet another season of...
Kacey Olson knows sooner or later she’s going to need to get a bunt down. Her coach, though, said if her senior second baseman wants to keep hitting home runs after failing to execute a successful bunt, she’s fine with that. “Sure, she makes me look stupid — the coach who has the home run hitter...
There was lightning, thunder and a torrential downpour topped off with a barrage of hail that rained down on the softball field near Jackson Junction Wednesday night. That seems to be about the only thing that can slow down the juggernaut offense of the Turkey Valley softball team this summer....
This was not supposed to be the way their season year was supposed to go. OK, that may be the biggest “duh” statement written on the pages of the Tribune, but we’re not talking about missing the last two months of school, not having prom, going through a virtual commencement and having a live...
Start with the good news: The New Hampton softball team showed off a little power as it went 2-1 last week. The bad news? The Chickasaws still have a ways to go to catch the elite teams of the Northeast Iowa Conference after falling to Crestwood 10-2 on Friday night. The loss came after the...
Dan Stepan couldn’t help but chuckle when asked about the milestone win his Turkey Valley baseball team gave him last Tuesday. So coach, win No. 300, great players or old age? “Probably a little of both,” he said. “It does mean I’ve been doing this for a long time, but I think it also says...
New Hampton softball coach Lisa Rude talks with her team between innings in last week's game against Waukon. (Bob Fenske/Tribune)
Kiersten Tenge figured she and her teammates would be nervous when New Hampton opened the abbreviated 2020 softball season last week. She figured right, but after getting rid of the nerves in the season opener — a tough 1-0 loss to Waverly-Shell Rock — the Chickasaws bounced back with an impressive...
Will Clark gets an aggressive lead off of third base during New Hampton's doubleheader at Charles City last week. (Kelly Terpstra/Tribune)
“X” marks the spot. For the New Hampton baseball team, that means a substantially sized bulls-eye rests on the back of every red and black Chickasaw jersey that takes to the field this summer. Chickasaw head coach Cory McDonald is just fine with those high expectations put forth on his talented...
Kiersten Tenge delivers a pitch in the New Hampton softball team's home opener last week. (Bob Fenske/Tribune)
They pitched some softball, they hit some baseballs and, heck, some kids even dressed up and went to prom. Welcome back, normalcy, or at least, hello, “new normal.” “I think it was great for the kids to get that sense of normalcy,” New Hampton Activities Director Brad Schmitt said, “and it’s...
New Hampton’s Conner Gorman and Conner Rochford celebrate the Chickasaws’ extra-inning victory over Charles City.
With this being my last week at the New Hampton Tribune, I thought it would be a cool idea to list my top five favorite sporting events that I covered over the past 14 months. Note that these are my opinions, and I am biased because I like some sports more than others.  With that being said, I am...

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