Max Babcock

Max Babcock delivers a pitch for the New Hampton baseball team during Tuesday's game against Lake Mills.
The New Hampton baseball team may not have gone into the postseason with a flourish, but the Chickasaws shook off four straight losses to end the regular season with a solid 3-0 win over Lake Mills Tuesday night in a Class 2A district semifinal game. New Hampton improved to 26-9 as Keegan Kane and...
New Hampton catcher Wyatt Stochl leaps into the air to catch a high throw during the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday.
It was a storybook ending to storybook careers for the seniors on New Hampton’s baseball team. All hope seemed lost for claiming a conference championship, as the Chickasaws were down to their final out in the bottom of the seventh, trailing 3-2 with nobody on base on Tuesday night against Charles...
New Hampton’s Keegan Kane pitches a ball to the plate in a doubleheader against Waverly-Shell Rock earlier this season.
After getting swept in a doubleheader by Waverly-Shell Rock two weeks ago, New Hampton picked up a huge victory over Oelwein to stay in the hunt for a Northeast Iowa Conference championship. Now, they sit back atop the conference, tied for first in the standings with the Go-Hawks after the...
The New Hampton baseball team is once again Northeast Iowa Conference champs after splitting a doubleheader against Charles City on Tuesday night. The Chickasaws are co-champs along with Waverly-Shell Rock, who also split a doubleheader against Oelwein. New Hampton lost the first contest 2-1....
New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Max Babcock turns Charles City’s Rousch Jaegar to his back in the 145-pound title bout at Saturday’s Northeast Iowa Conference tournament.
Carter Reicks didn’t celebrate when he became the third New Hampton/Turkey Valley wrestler — joining Max Babcock and Evan Rosonke — to earn a Northeast Iowa conference championship Saturday at the NEIC meet in Charles City. It was more a sigh of relief. The top seed in the tourney at 220, Reicks...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Max Babcock turns Waverly-Shell Rock’s Cayden Lengreck on his way to a first period pin Thursday night that gave the Chickasaw senior his 100th career victory.
Max Babcock wasn’t a bad wrestler at all last year, after all, he did make the state tournament. But the New Hampton/Turkey Valley senior is a different wrestler this year, and during a tough three-day stretch for the Chickasaws, it was Babcock who provided one of the best silver linings as he...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Max Babcock turns Lisbon’s Gage Mccoy during a meet against Lake Mills on Saturday at the Battle of Waterloo.
Let’s put it this way, New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s wrestlers weren’t exactly enamored last week when the Battle of Waterloo brackets came out. There were the Chickasaws, the two-time defending Class 2A state dual-meet champions and unbeaten in duals this season, seeded fifth in the Friday morning “...
New Hampton junior Max Babcock delivers a pitch to catcher Wyatt Stochl in the first inning of the Chickasaws’ win over Crestwood on Monday.
New Hampton junior Max Babcock and Chickasaw coach Cory McDonald were on the same page when they were asked about New Hampton’s 8-3 win over Crestwood on Monday. “It was just one of those weird nights,” McDonald said after his team improved to 18-3 overall and 9-2 in Northeast Iowa Conference play...
New Hampton’s Preston Pickar is safe at third base after his slide knocked the ball out of the glove of Crestwood’s  Reid Riley’s glove during the first game of a Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheader Friday in Cresco.
It might have been its ugliest win of the winning streak, but Cory McDonald believes Saturday’s 10-3 win over North Fayette Valley showed something about his team. “We had that big inning in the fifth, and you know what? All three of our seniors — Aden [Zwanziger], Noah [Fye] and Joshua [Fenske]...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Max Babcock scores back points in his 126-pound final against South Hardin-BCLUW’s Cole Willett at Saturday’s Class 2A sectional tournament.
For 364 days, New Hampton/Turkey Valley senior Areon Day lived with the disappointment of the 2017 Class 2A sectional tournament. And he reminded himself of that bitterly frustrating day this past week by hanging his third-place sectional medal on his locker. “I never ever ever wanted to feel like...

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