New Hampton volleyball

New Hampton's volleyball team looks up toward fans after receiving its state trophy Wednesday.
A spectacular season came to an end Wednesday as the Chickasaw volleyball team lost a four-set match to Tipton at the state volleyball tournament. Despite 14 kills by Rachel Rinken, the second-ranked Tigers — led by 24 kills from Sommer Daniel — defeated 13th-ranked New Hampton 25-17, 17-25, 25-23...
New Hampton’s Rachel Rinken blocks a Waukon spike attempt.
New Hampton’s been here — a regional final — before, and the Chickasaws believe the experience gained a year ago in a 3-1 loss to Waterloo Columbus can pay dividends Monday night. “I think we learned a lot from that,” junior Rachel Rinken said, “and I think the big thing is we won’t be as nervous...
For the second consecutive year, New Hampton will be in the regional volleyball finals after a Tuesday night, four-set win over Waukon. After the Chickasaws won game one against the Indians 25-12, they lost the second set 25-21 despite a nearly-successful comeback. But they finished with 25-12 and...
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 Sydney Laures hustles into position to make a pass during the NEIC tournament that was held Saturday in Decorah.
New Hampton ended in the same spot in the Northeast Iowa Conference tourney over the weekend as it finished during the regular season, but it took a circuitous route to get them there. With a 4-2 record, the Chickasaws tied Waukon for second in the tournament, but because New Hampton beat the...
New Hampton’s volleyball team shows its enthusiasm as Ashlynn Tank (16) is introduced before the big match with Waverly-Shell Rock on Tuesday.
When Jess Geerts walked into the Waverly-Shell Rock gym Tuesday, her team was already in the second set, after losing the first one 25-19. As it turns out, there are more important things than volleyball.  Geerts had to fly to Colorado for a family emergency Sunday and when the family member — her...
New Hampton’s Maddi Moorman puts down a kill in last week’s home match against Oelwein.
The experiences, at least in the eyes of New Hampton volleyball coach Jess Geerts, more than made up for the Chickasaws’ first loss of the season on Saturday. New Hampton went 5-1 at the Charles City Invitational and showed it belonged among the state powers as it gave Janesville a battle before...
Lauren Frerichs and her parents, Lori and Scott, are all smiles as they prepare to take part in the Senior Parents Night ceremonies.
After Charlie and Tate Geerts had balloons tied around their wrists and ran around the gym floor to show them off, their mother talked about her “other” family.  That’s the one that just went 20-0 on the season with 3-0 wins on consecutive nights — over Waukon and Oelwein — and jumped a couple...
Shown bringing up a dig in a recent meet, Rachel Rinken finished with six kills, three blocks and six aces in a sweep of Decorah Tuesday.
After winning their first set against Decorah by a 25-9 score Tuesday, the Chickasaw girls were up 17-4 in the second set. “Our intensity went down a little at that time,” said New Hampton junior Rachel Rinken. “But other than that we played pretty well.” Although Decorah did come back and scored a...
Sooner or later, the folks at the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union had to take notice of the New Hampton volleyball team; after all, the Chickasaws are 17-0, have claimed two tournament titles and won 40 of the 44 sets they have played. And the IGHSAU finally gave New  Hampton its due as the...

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