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Turkey Valley’s Jordan Lukes grabs a rebound during the Trojans’ win over South Winneshiek on Friday night.
After Turkey Valley’s 66-52 win over South Winn Friday, Trojan junior Breanna Busta thought her team passed the test of having back-to-back games — they won 49-42 over Central Thursday — with flying colors. She still had some energy left. But that was before Saturday’s match-up against Kee High. ...
New Hampton’s Austin Flugum spots up from 3-point range early in Friday’s game against Oelwein.
The start was good … and that was about it for the New Hampton boys basketball team Friday night. The Chickasaws jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the game’s first three minutes, and then the proverbial roof caved in as Oelwein used a 33-8 run over the next nine minutes to blow open the Northeast Iowa...
New Hampton’s Kaylee Eggerichs gets an open shot during Thursday’s game against Waverly-Shell Rock.
If New Hampton girls basketball coach Chad Pemble has learned anything about his team the past 2 1/2 months, it is that this group of Chickasaws simply don’t quit. They showed that resiliency Thursday night in a 47-34 loss to Class 4A fifth-ranked Waverly-Shell Rock and they showed it again Friday...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley 152-pounder, Hunter Pesek, looks for an opening against Crestwood’s Hunter Bye at Saturday’s Class 2A sectional tournament.
It was one match during a long day of wrestling, but not only did it energize New Hampton/Turkey Valley Saturday, it told the story of a Class 2A sectional tournament that was simply stupendous for the Chickasaws. Late in the 132-pound semifinal, New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Brayden Anderson was on...
As Nashua-Plainfield wrestling coach Al Frost prepared his team for Saturday’s Class 1A sectional tournament, his goal was singular — win the team title.Mission accomplished. The Huskies used its depth to pile up 203 points to beat runner-up North Butler/Clarksville by 11 points and earn the team’s...
Saturday’s sectional tournament for New Hampton/Turkey Valley was in a word stupendous. The Chickasaws has seven individual champions, three runners-up and piled up 243.5 points to win the Class 2A sectional meet by 15 1/2 points over second-place Crestwood. “Our guys really came together today and...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Mason Cleveland gets in on a leg as he goes for a takedown attempt during last Saturday’s Northeast Iowa Conference wrestling tournament.
In one way, sectional wrestling tournaments are all about the individuals. In another way, at least for teams like New Hampton/Turkey Valley, those sectionals are all about the team. “The bottom line is you’re trying to get as many guys to districts as possible,” Chickasaw co-coach Matt Paulus said...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Isaac Chambers drives to the basket during a game played earlier this month.
Nashua-Plainfield boys basketball coach Sam Brown and his players knew the Huskies hadn’t played one of their best games Friday night; in fact, they knew they hadn’t even come close in a 56-35 loss to Osage. “Almost every time we’ve seen a team a second time this year, we’ve played much better,”...
Jakob Whitinger goes for a pin earlier in the season.
Fresh off a strong showing at the Top of Iowa Conference wrestling tournament, Nashua-Plainfield coach Al Frost wants his team to focus on a singular goal. “We want to win sectionals and we have the capability to do that,” he said of Saturday’s Class 1A postseason meet that North Butler/Clarksville...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Libby Fisher and Jennah Carpenter (34) try to bottle up a Northwood-Kensett player during a game played earlier this month in Nashua.
It wasn’t the “W” that the Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball team so desperately craves, but Saturday’s game against North Butler certainly was a step in the right direction. A day after falling to Class 3A second-ranked Osage 61-21, the Huskies rebounded with what their coach called “our most...

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