Elli Winter

A tie-up is forced by Turkey Valley senior Elli Winter, who finished with 14 points in the regional win over Riceville.
Although co-coaches Carla Nymeyer and Dan Stepan made all kinds of decisions during Turkey Valley’s regional opener, the best call may have come before the Lady Trojans took the court against Riceville. Early in the day the decision was made to move the starting time up to 5:30. At 7 p.m., the...
Turkey Valley sophomore Breanna Busta battles for the ball during the Trojan loss to Central Tuesday.
It’s not a good sign when only three girls get on the scoreboard, but that’s how many scored in a Turkey Valley loss to Central Tuesday. Trojan senior Emily Busta scored more than half the Turkey Valley points as the girls lost a 36-28 battle on senior night. Busta came in with 17 points, Elli...
Kassidy Reicks, left, and Elli Winter go up to try to block a Starmont attack Tuesday.
    Kassidy Reicks says her Turkey Valley volleyball team is a work in progress.    However, there’s not a lot of time left in the season for that work to be finished.    “Yeah, I know,” said the Trojan senior after a 3-0 loss to Starmont Tuesday. “But we’re learning to work together, read each...
Turkey Valley’s two 200-meter runners — Ellie Winter (right) and Addy Einwalter —in the distance medley relay complete the exchange during the Nashua-Plainfield Coed Invitational on Tuesday.
A Plan B would have been nice Monday. While fully automatic track timing is generally a great thing to have, when it’s not working, it can get ugly.  Like at Oelwein, where the West Central Coed Relays were held.  “It was crazy,” said girls coach Brian Schmitt. “It was a cold and very long meet, we...
Turkey Valley girls pose for a photo before taking to the floor at the girls state basketball tournament Monday morning.
Turkey Valley rallied from a nine-point fourth quarter deficit and ended the game on an 8-0 run to beat previously unbeaten Janesville 60-58 in the first round of the Class 1A girls basketball state tournament Monday afternoon.The Trojans improved to 22-3 and will play Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton in...
With seven seconds off the game clock, Shelby Reicks already has a steal and is going for the first points of the game as Turkey Valley defeats West Hancock Friday.
After defeating West Hancock Friday night, Turkey Valley's girls will play AGWSR Monday at Clarksville to try and earn their second straight trip to the state tourney.  The 11th-ranked Eagles came into the game with a 19-3 record, but fell behind early against the Lady Trojans. By the half Turkey...
Turkey Valley’s Elli Winter scored six points in the Lady Trojan win over North Fayette Valley.
It looked like Turkey Valley might keep their streak going in the first half of a battle against Springville Saturday night. Although each team had knocked down a half-dozen baskets before intermission, the second-ranked Lady Trojans held a 20-13 lead against the top-ranked Orioles.  Springville...
Turkey Valley’s defense hasn’t lost a step this year as players like Lydia Schuchhardt, shown guarding a Starmont player earlier in the season, have stepped in. This particular play ended with a Starmont turnover, as Sadie Nymeyer, right, took the ball away.
Since MFL and Turkey Valley just played on December 8, the Bulldogs may have spent some time trying to find ways to stop the top Trojan scorers.  But then along comes Elli Winter.  The Turkey Valley junior scored seven points when the teams first met. So even though MFL held Shelby Reicks to only...
With the type of halftime leads Turkey Valley's girls have had so far this season, the coaching staff can afford to experiment a bit. In their first three wins, they've led at the half by an average of just over 29 points.    Those successes included a win over Central Friday and a 49-19 victory...

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