New Hampton volleyball

New Hampton’s Ashlynn Tank makes a great save on a ball in last week’s Class 3A regional semifinal match against Crestwood.
Crestwood’s Sharon Goodman has been a nightmare for opposing teams to face all season when in the front row. Coming into the regional semifinal match at New Hampton on Tuesday, she had racked up 349 kills.  However, when she isn’t the front row, the Cadets aren’t the same team. The Chickasaws took...
With a packed bleacher of Chickasaw fans in the background, Maddie Usher passes the ball in the regional final Monday.
It was obvious from the opening serve that every point was going to matter in the Class 3A regional final match between No. 6 New Hampton and No. 7 Mount Vernon. The stands were packed, and it was an electric atmosphere for this contest that was played at Jesup High School. Each set between the two...
Kiersten Tenge puts down a kill during the Chickasaws’ three-set sweep of the Indians in last week’s Class 3A regional tournament opener.
Although they defeated Waukon two times during the regular season, coach Jess Geerts didn’t take New Hampton’s regional opening match against the Indians lightly. It paid off, as the Chickasaws were able to sweep Waukon 3-0. “It’s tough playing someone you’ve played twice. It’s almost harder than...
As New Hampton head coach Jess Geerts and her teammate Rachel Rinken look on, the Chickasaws’ Michaela Fitzgerald (in white) bumps the volleyball during the Northeast Iowa Conference tournament Saturday.
After defeating Waverly-Shell Rock in a match that decided the Northeast Iowa Conference title during the regular season, the New Hampton volleyball team found themselves once again playing the Go-Hawks in a championship contest this past Saturday - this time for the conference tournament crown. “...
It’s the little things that matter the most to New Hampton volleyball coach Jess Geerts at this point of the season. Not that she didn’t appreciate her Chickasaws steamrolling through the BCLUW Invitational Saturday as New Hampton went 5-0 and didn’t drop a set. “For coming off a pretty big win...
Hope McDonald comes up with a key block during the thriller that was played last Tuesday night in New Hampton.
It has been a long 28 years since the New Hampton volleyball team has won a conference championship, as the last time they claimed the title was in 1991.  However, this streak finally came to an end last Tuesday night, as the Chickasaws - the sixth ranked team in Class 3A - defeated Waverly-Shell...
New Hampton ‘s Kacey Olson bumps the ball into the air against Waukon last Monday.
Facing arguably their toughest competition of the season at the Charles City tournament on Saturday, New Hampton played against a trio of top-ten ranked teams in Class 1A. One of these ranked teams - No. 3 Janesville - handed the Chickasaws their second loss of the season by defeating them 2-1 in...
The New Hampton volleyball team celebrates after defeating Waverly-Shell Rock 3-2.
It took all five sets, but the New Hampton volleyball team claimed the Northeast Iowa Conference title after defeating Waverly-Shell Rock - who entered the match undefeated in conference games - on Tuesday night. New Hampton came out firing on all cylinders, as they took a commanding 9-3 lead in...
New Hampton’s Laney Roberson receives a serve during the Chickasaws’ match against Waukon last week.
It’s rare to have a class stick together like the seniors on New Hampton’s volleyball team. With a whopping 12 seniors, it was an emotional evening last Monday when the Chickasaws held their annual senior night. “I was super excited to play on Monday for senior night. It was a bittersweet moment...
New Hampton’s Maddie Usher gets a spike over a Decorah blocker in the Chickasaws’ Northeast Iowa Conference victory last Tuesday.
An extra game on the New Hampton schedule gave the Chickasaws just what they needed Thursday — their first five-set match of the season.  The seventh-ranked team in 1A — Wapsie Valley — battled seventh-ranked 3A New Hampton to the wire before the Chickasaws pulled out a victory with a final set 16-...

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