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Turkey Valley’s Kannon Leuenberger was nominated to the second team all-conference.
Although Turkey Valley didn’t have a great year as a team, a few of their players’ performances throughout the season did not go unnoticed by the coaches in the Upper Iowa Conference (UIC). Trojan senior Simon Schmitt was one of nine players named to the all-conference first team that consists of...
New Hampton senior Mason Cleveland leaps over Oelwein catcher Carsen Jeanes to score what would prove to be the winning run in the Chickasaws’ 5-2 victory in Tuesday night’s Class 2A substate game.
When Cory McDonald took over as head coach of the New Hampton baseball program in 2009, he told his five seniors at the time — Matt Samec, Garrett Shekleton, Ryan Kramer, Tanner Weigel and Blayne Willadsen — that the Chickasaws were going to play at Principal Park. Now, 10 years later, for the...
Centerfielder Hunter Pesek tries to chase down a blooper during Monday’s Class 2A state tournament game against West Sioux.
The most historic high school baseball season in New Hampton history has finally come to an end. “I think what this team did shows the character of New Hampton. When I say New Hampton, I’m not just talking about our students, but our community,” coach Cory McDonald said. “Use the word grind, and...
New Hampton's Connor Hackman lays down a bunt during Monday's state tournament game against West Sioux
West Sioux scored three first-inning runs and then got a two-run inside-the-park home run in the second inning, and that hole proved too deep for the New Hampton baseball team in its first-ever appearance at the state tournament as the Falcons came away with a 7-2 victory in the first round of the...
Fielding the ball from her second base position is the Chickasaws’ Hope McDonald.
The Chickasaw JV girls continued to run wild over their opponents in mid-season, as they defeated Waukon in a doubleheader, beat Charles City and took both ends of a twin bill over Osage. New Hampton outscored its collective opponents in those five games by a 52-2 margin. One of the shutouts the...
After covering a lot of ground, New Hampton rightfielder Will Clark catches a foul ball in the Chickasaws’ win over Lake Mills last Tuesday.
After ending the regular season riding a four-game losing streak, the New Hampton baseball team reverted back to their winning ways in their first district contest against Lake Mills last Tuesday at Mikkelson Park. “We know what we are capable of doing, so I don’t think that those losses before...
The Chickasaw Athletic Booster Club is seeking new members as it gears up for the 2019-20 school year. “We’re really making a pitch to all parents who have kids in sports grades 7-12,” said Jodi Njus, who is beginning her second year as the club’s president. “Our membership is in a way one of our...
The New Hampton baseball team poses with their Class 2A state tournament banner.
For the first time in school history, the New Hampton baseball team has advanced to the state tournament. “I don’t have the words to describe how proud I am for all 29 guys in our program to finally do what so many before them came just short of doing,” coach Cory McDonald said. “I know it’s just a...
New Hampton’s Lauren Frerichs puts down a perfect bunt during a game this season and capped her standout softball career by being named to the all-NEIC first team for a third consecutive year.
The New Hampton softball team reaped the rewards for an outstanding softball team as eight Chickasaws earned all-Northeast Iowa Conference honors. “When you have a year like we did, you’re going to get a lot of girls honored,” said New Hampton coach Jack Seelhammer, whose team went 29-8, finished...
Preston Pickar scores a run on a wild pitch during New Hampton’s 7-2 Class 2A district championship game victory over Osage.
For the third time in the last four years, the Chickasaw baseball team is advancing to the substate game. New Hampton defeated Osage by a score of 7-2 on Saturday night at Mikkelson Park to claim the Class 2A District 3 championship. “I thought it was a well-played baseball game. Records don’t...

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