Kerigan Tenge

Kiersten Tenge puts down a kill in New Hampton’s straight-set victory over North Fayette Valley in a first-round Class 3A regional game Wednesday.
Kerigan Tenge pondered the question on which — a kill or an ace serve — gave her a bigger thrill when it comes to volleyball. “An ace is right up there, I’m not saying that,” the New Hampton senior said after New Hampton overcame a slow start and buried North Fayette Valley 25-10, 25-4, 25-7 in the...
New Hampton’s Lauren Frerichs and Sydney Laures go up for a block in Tuesday’s match against Northeast Iowa Conference-rival Crestwood.
Anyone looking at volleyball statistics will notice New Hampton’s name. The Chickasaws are third in Class 3A with 467 kills and they’re second with 138 aces, or 3.14 per set. Their 411 assists ranks third in the class, so does 46 solo blocks. But, echoing what her coach Jess Geerts said last week,...
New Hampton’s Kerigan Tenge puts down a kill during the Chickasaws’ four-set Chickasaw victory over Charles City in the Northeast Iowa Conference opener for both teams.
A kill by New Hampton’s Maddi Moorman went down hard in set three against Charles City Tuesday night to give the NH girls a 21-11 lead. A short time later Moorman scored again, this time it was more of a push, but it still gave the Chickasaws another point. “Hitting is not the only option,” said...
Kerigan Tenge rounds second with a triple in the second inning of a win over Osage Tuesday.
Four runs scored by New Hampton in the second inning of the regional first round against Osage Tuesday would be more than enough to move the Chickasaw softball team on. But they added a few more runs anyway, defeating the Green Devils 7-2.   Bailey Knowlton knocked out a 2-RBI triple in the second...
New Hampton’s Kerigan Tenge puts down a spike against Waverly-Shell Rock Saturday at the Northeast Iowa Conference tournament.
     Rachel Rinken lowered her voice after the Northeast Iowa Conference volleyball tournament concluded and looked around. She wanted to make sure no one heard her talk about a certain team.     "We did get a little tired at the end and it slows you down a little," she said after she helped the...
Both the Chickasaw kill leaders are shown in action from an earlier Chickasaw win over Decorah. In Tuesday’s 3-0 victory over Oelwein, Savannah Anderson [front] and Kaelyn Ambrose each turned in eight kills.
     Just one look at the scores told you how well New Hampton’s volleyball team played Tuesday at Oelwein. But if that’s not enough, just listen to head coach Jess Geerts.    “Last night we started strong, stayed strong, and finished strong.” she said. “There was no letting them play with us....
New Hampton’s Kallie Olson puts down a kill during the Chickasaws’ win over Don Bosco at the New Hampton Invitational Saturday.
    Tripoli hadn't lost a set yet, and up to Saturday, neither had New Hampton.    So somebody's record had to give when the two teams met in the Chickasaw volleyball invitational, and unfortunately, it was New Hampton's record.    But on the way to their second-place finish, the NH girls defeated...
New Hampton’s Kerigan Tenge (left) and Savannah Anderson go up for a spike in a match against Nashua-Plainfield last week.
    The second-largest school in Class 4A, roughly 20 more students and Mason City would be a 5A volleyball team; New Hampton, on the other hand, is in the middle of the pack of 3A schools.    But the Chickasaws weren't in the least intimidated by the Mohawks when they travelled to Mason City...
New Hampton senior Lexi Rasmussen is one of five seniors who will be honored during tonight’s Senior Parent Night program.
When New Hampton plays Waukon tonight [Tuesday] for softball’s version of Senior Parent Night, the Chickasaws will be taking on the same team they'll be playing to start the postseason, which begins a week from Wednesday.But the girls still have plenty of ball to play in the next week.And although...

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