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Getting hot at the right time

Don’t look now, but here comes one sizzling team into the Class 3A regional tournament.That team would be New Hampton as the Chickasaws swept four games at the Don Bosco Classic this past weekend.After a brutal stretch in which the Chickasaws suff

One down, one to go

Trevor Ambrose doesn’t hit a lot of “might be, could be” home runs; in fact, he hasn’t hit one all year.What the New Hampton senior has done is smacked a Class 2A-leading eight no-doubt homers, the latest a three-run shot to left field Friday nigh

Turkey Valley shows mettle against Kee

 Just the fact that Turkey Valley scored any runs at all in a doubleheader against third-ranked Kee Monday was a bit of an improvement.The Hawks have pitched 17 shutouts this year, including a 10-0 victory over the Trojans two days earlier at the

Stingy Trojans sweep Starmont

 Even though it was his first varsity one-hitter, Evan Drilling just shrugged after Turkey Valley defeated Starmont 7-1 in the first game of a doubleheader Monday.“I wasn’t really thinking about the number of hits they got,” said the Trojan sophom

Chickasaws find offense

 All of a sudden, the softball is looking like a beach ball to the New Hampton softball team.The Chickasaws broke out their big bats this week as they collected 28 hits in a Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheader sweep of Waukon on Tuesday and the

A diamond draw

 New Hampton and Waverly-Shell Rock came to Mikkelson Park virtually tied atop the Northeast Iowa Conference baseball standings.Four hours later, nothing had changed as the two powerhouses battled to a draw — with New Hampton winning the first gam

Softball team looks to break losing skid

 To say it’s been a tough season for the Nashua-Plainfield softball team would be a giant understatement.The Huskies have had to deal with a “late start” because of the track and golf teams’ successes this spring and injuries and illnesses have al

Making strides

 It was, Nashua-Plainfield baseball coach Levi Miller believes, a momentous week for his Huskies.They showed they can beat “anyone,” they learned a valuable baseball lesson and they showed what kind of team they can be when they play a little angr

No wins, but tourney will help Trojan boys

 Just one more win will take the Turkey Valley baseball team past the number of wins they had a year ago. The thing is, they only won eight games during the 2015 season, but with five seniors starters gone from that team — and no seniors on this y

New Hampton girls get a much-needed tourney win

 The win — an 11-1 thrashing of Vinton-Shellsburg — was nice, but what really mattered to New Hampton softball coach Jack Seelhammer was how his team played the entire weekend at the Linn-Mar tournament.Yes, the Chickasaws went just 1-3, but Seelh

Turkey Valley girls win three of four

 In their final game of the Decorah softball tourney Saturday, Turkey Valley was in a close battle against Osage.

Chickasaws endure tough night

 Thursday night was a gloomy one at the New Hampton softball diamond. And it wasn’t just the doubleheader loss the Chickasaws girls suffered at the hands of Charles City.It was also Senior Night.“It’s sad thinking that our time on this diamond is

New Hampton grinds out ‘W’

 Alex Troyna and his New Hampton baseball team didn’t give a rip about style points on Friday night.All the Chickasaws wanted was a win, and they got it — a gritty 5-4 victory over Crestwood that set up the biggest doubleheader of the year.A night

Trojan boys come up empty in UIC doubleheader

 It’s hard enough to lose a one-run game, but Turkey Valley endured the same results twice as Edgewood-Colesburg escaped Jackson Junction Monday night with a 6-5 win, followed by a 3-2 victory in game two.Turkey Valley fell to 8-14 after the pair

TV drops UIC games, top Vikes

 Turkey Valley had 10 hits in its first softball game against MFL Monday.

It’s a case of ‘so-close’ for Chickasaws

 To say the schedule maker has been a tad unkind to the New Hampton softball team would be a gigantic understatement.Since last Saturday, the Chickasaws have played six games and all six tilts have come against ranked opponents.“The girls are hang

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