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New Hampton girls open with decisive victory

It might be stating the obvious, but Chickasaw head basketball coach Matt Schult was very happy with his team’s defensive effort Monday night at Nashua-Plainfield.    Especially since it was the first outing of the season, the 32-5 halftime lead t

Chickasaws land two on all-state

Maybe in the back of his mind one of Josh Fenske’s preseason individual goals was to make an all-state team.  But ...  “During the season it just vanished,” the junior linebacker said, “and all of us were just playing football.”  Fenske played it

Huskies fall in season opener

Given two options — open the season with a “cupcake” or take on an experienced, solid opponent — Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball coach Josh Smith would take the latter.  And although Monday night’s 56-19 loss to New Hampton was painful at times

N-P lands six on all-district teams

After a season in which it tripled the number of wins, six members of the Nashua-Plainfield football team have reaped the rewards.  And the best news of all for Husky fans is this: Five of the six will be back in 2017.  Juniors Mason Hyde, Levi En

Winter sports are underway

Basketball has started for area schools as New Hampton’s girls played at Nashua-Plainfield last night [Monday], while both the Turkey Valley girls and boys have a Jamboree under their belts.  But after the Thanksgiving break is when the schedule r

Meet the Team Night set for tonight

Winter unofficially arrives on Friday night when New Hampton High School will hold its annual Meet the Team Night for its basketball and wrestling teams.  This year’s event will have an admission charge but it goes to a good cause as the Letterman

More Chickasaws to return to Wartburg

For three former New Hampton football players who now wear the orange and black of Wartburg, last Saturday wasn’t so much an ending as a beginning.  The 2016 season was history, and Connor  Frerichs, Trevor Ambrose and Matt Mulford can now set the

Former Chickasaws make a big impact at Wartburg

For Sawyer Anderson, the epiphany came when he stepped onto the field at the Walston-Hoover Stadium for pregame warmups.  “It really me hit me then,” the former New Hampton High School star said, “that this was it.

Geerts makes it official, signs with Panthers

New Hampton’s Keaton Geerts made it official Friday when he signed a national letter of intent to continue his wrestling career next year at the University of Northern Iowa.   But after signing his name to the proverbial dotted line, all Geerts co

Trojans dominate all-district teams

The adage “to the victor goes the spoils” certainly applies to the 2016 Turkey Valley football team.After a brilliant 9-0 regular season, one in which ended with a first-round playoff loss, the Trojans dominated the Eight-Man, District 2 teams and

Chickasaws earn NEIC honors

    Most of the first team Northeast Iowa Conference volleyball picks were split between league-leading Charles City and No.

Chickasaws haul in all-district honors

The New Hampton football team was rewarded by Class 2A, District 2 coaches for its 8-1 regular season and trip to the playoffs in a big way.  Nine Chickasaws earned all-district first team honors while another three were named honorable mention.

Pair of Trojans to All-UIC

Two Turkey Valley seniors were named to the Upper Iowa Conference honorable mention list at the end of what was a rebuilding year for the team.

A winning autumn

Let’s be honest, given the choice of being 5-20 or 20-5, we’d all take the latter.  Or given the option of being 3-6 or 6-3, again, we’d take the latter.  And asked for a preference, any runner would prefer to have the season end in Fort Dodge at

Cheerleaders have big goals

Makayla Biddle wants to get one thing out of the way when it comes to cheerleading.  “It’s not just pom-poms and cheering at football games,” the Nashua-Plainfield senior said.

One fine swan song

    In her third year of running in the state cross country meet, is Shelby Reicks calm and collected before the top race of the season?    "Not really," said the Trojan senior after placing 49th of 135 runners in Fort Dodge.

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