New Hampton softball

Shown getting a hit the first time New Hampton and Oelwein met, Bailey Knowlton finished with two hits in Thursday's win at Oelwein.
New Hampton’s girls picked up relatively easy Northeast Iowa Conference wins last Wednesday and Thursday, but this Wednesday and Thursday will be a different story. Back-to-back wins over Decorah and Oelwein gave the Chickasaws the sweep over those schools. But this week will be especially busy and...
Turkey Valley catcher Kara Reicks has just made the tag for an out as New Hampton’s Natalie Hoey slides home during the Chickasaw march to their home tournament title Saturday.
New Hampton used three different pitchers to hold their collective opponents to a total of six runs in 21 innings of play during the Chickasaw Softball Invitational Saturday, and while a good defense went a long way toward winning their home tourney, the offense wasn’t too shabby either. The...
Kiersten Tenge scores an insurance run against Decorah after a Kayla Crooks double in the sixth inning.
Paige Wisner may have summed up the last three games for the New Hampton softball team with her statement. “Once somebody does something good, we all want to get out there and follow suit,” said the outfielder after a Chickasaw 7-1 win over Decorah Wednesday. The final score made the game seem like...
The annual New Hampton Invitational will definitely have a local feel to it this year, as in addition to the host Chickasaws, Turkey Valley and Nashua-Plainfield are in the field for the tournament that will be held at Mikkelson Park on Saturday. The tournament begins at 10 a.m. when  the...
New Hampton’s Kallie Olson rips a hit in the Chickasaws’ win over Waukon Thursday.
Jack Seelhammer wasn’t going to pull any punches; his New Hampton softball team faced a must-win situation on Thursday night. It wasn’t that his team was playing poorly, but the Chickasaws had lost three straight games and four of their last five heading into a Northeast Iowa Conference game...
 New Hampton third baseman Kayla Crooks, as both shortstop Lauren Frerichs and leftfielder Paige Wisner back her up, throws to first base to record an out in a game against Waverly-Shell Rock Monday night.
New Hampton softball coach Jack Seelhammer isn’t about to panic, despite the fact that his team dropped three straight games this week. “I’m not going to lie, I’d like that Waverly-Shell Rock game back,” he said, “but the bottom line is we lost to three good teams. It’s the little things that are...
New Hampton’s Savannah Anderson fires a pitch to the plate in a game played against Oelwein last week.
New Hampton may not have gotten a sweep on Thursday, but the Chickasaws certainly showed they belonged. The Chickasaws, behind the five-hit pitching of Savannah Anderson and a key bases-loaded double from Paige Wisner, knocked off Crestwood 4-1 in the opening game of a doubleheader, and while the...
First team honors at the conclusion of the 2017 softball season went to Lauren Frerichs, shown coming in with one of her four runs scored in a regional game against Waukon.
While at the plate, New Hampton’s Lauren Frerichs had the fifth-best batting average in Northeast Iowa Conference softball games this season, which helped her earn first team honors at the end of the Chickasaw campaign.    Frerichs was the only first team pick for the NH girls, but Kallie Olson,...
New Hampton softball players make the walk to their final team meeting of the season after suffering a tough 10-5 loss to Center Point-Urbana in the Class 3A regional semifinals Friday.
   The score didn’t look close, but Jack Seelhammer felt his team was right there with Center Point-Urbana Friday night.   In the end, the eighth-ranked Pointers came away with a 10-5 victory over New Hampton in the Class 3A semifinal game, but Seelhammer was right: This was one of those “what-if” ...
Bailey Knowlton scores one of New Hampton’s 17 runs in the regional first round game against Waukon.
By the time Savannah Anderson took the mound to pitch in New Hampton’s first round regional game against Waukon Wednesday, the Chickasaws had an 8-0 lead.    “Yes, that was very comforting,” said the junior. “It’s nice to have that insurance.”        And while Waukon — the home team on the...

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