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For the second consecutive year, New Hampton will be in the regional volleyball finals after a Tuesday night, four-set win over Waukon. After the Chickasaws won game one against the Indians 25-12, they lost the second set 25-21 despite a nearly-successful comeback. But they finished with 25-12 and...
New Hampton’s Tristan Sweitzer picks up some of the 201 yards he gained during the Chickasaws’ 8-0 win over Hampton-Dumont on Friday.
Maybe Dillon Roberson summed up both the 2018 season and Friday night the best. “It definitely wasn’t the season we thought we’d have,” the New Hampton senior said, “but at least we got tonight.” And while it wasn’t always pretty, New Hampton found a way to close out a disappointing season with an...
Eli Nymeyer (10) has Central’s Reegan Erickson in his grasp while Ethan Leibold (6) and Carter Reicks are there in case help is needed.
On the north end of the Turkey Valley football complex — by the scoreboard — there’s a sign with 15 different years written on it, representing the 15 years the Trojans have made it to the playoffs.  Jason Herold pointed to that sign after the Trojans made it 16 on Friday. “It’s kind of nice, my...
Former Nashua-Plainfield football star Jason Fisher waits for the next play during Wartburg’s game with Simpson earlier this season.
Jason Fisher will be the first to admit that it wasn’t always easy to stand on the sidelines during his first two years as a member of the Wartburg football team. “It was different — very, very different,” the 2016 Nashua-Plainfield graduate said. “I mean I was used to playing every down, every...
Dr. Jacqueline Evans and her family — husband Chris and their children, 17-year-old Gavin and 12-year-old Aiden — pose for a picture during a trip to Wyoming, where Evans ran a marathon.
To say Dr. Jacqueline Evans loves to run is an understatement. The 51-year-old Lancaster, Pa., oncologist who graduated from Turkey Valley High School in 1985, recently completed a marathon in Wyoming, an especially noteworthy achievement because it meant she had achieved her goal of running a...
Nolan Usher runs Thursday at Garner
Two Turkey Valley runners, one from New Hampton and one from Nashua-Plainfield will be representing the area in both the 1A and 2A cross country meets after finishing in the top 15 in their respective state qualifying meets Thursday. Jalyssa Blazek won the 17-team 1A meet with a time of 19:49.59,...
Turkey Valley junior Lindsey Jackson finished with eight digs for the Trojans in the final regular-season match last week.
With Tripoli looming in the postseason, Turkey Valley ended their regular season last Thursday with a 3-0 loss to Central of Elkader to finish the 2018 campaign with a 4-21 record. The Trojan girls did have a 25-13 loss, but on either end of that was a close 25-21 loss. “I am pleased with their...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Chloe Matthews nips Mason City Newman’s Chloe Nelson at the finish line during Monday’s conference meet.
Any other year and Jenn Kalainoff would not have been happy with the fact that her Nashua-Plainfield cross country teams had to run the Top of Iowa Conference on Monday, just three days before it heads to Cedar Rapids for tonight’s [Thursday] Class 1A state qualifying meet. Then again, 2018 isn’t...
Kiersten Tenge puts down a kill in New Hampton’s straight-set victory over North Fayette Valley in a first-round Class 3A regional game Wednesday.
Kerigan Tenge pondered the question on which — a kill or an ace serve — gave her a bigger thrill when it comes to volleyball. “An ace is right up there, I’m not saying that,” the New Hampton senior said after New Hampton overcame a slow start and buried North Fayette Valley 25-10, 25-4, 25-7 in the...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Abbi Hauser (13) and Makenzie Foelske go up to block a tip attempt by West Central’s Bryleigh Rouse during the second set of Tuesday night’s Class 1A regional tournament match.
Nashua-Plainfield’s loss Tuesday night in the Class 1A regional volleyball tournament may have ended its season but the Huskies’ coach believes it also showed just how far her team came this year. “We didn’t quit, we showed a lot of fight and anyone who saw our first match of the season knows how...

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