New Hampton volleyball

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...
New Hampton senior Kaelyn Ambrose helped the Chickasaws claim their third BCLUW tournament title in the past four years.
     For the third time in four years, New Hampton came away with the title of the BCLUW Tournament Saturday, but it wasn't easy.     Well, maybe the first two matches were.     After defeating Collins-Maxwell and East Marshall 2-0, the Chickasaws lost to West Marshall 2-1 in their pool...
After New Hampton’s first-set win over Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, Savannah Anderson shows why she leads the Chickasaws in kills this season — she can jump.
     There may have been just a moment or two of sadness after the Chickasaw 3-1 loss to Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday night, but it didn’t last long.     It was senior night at the school, and it was a good volleyball match. As the seniors — including Callie Speltz, Kaelyn Ambrose, Kallie Olson,...
New Hampton’s Bailey Knowlton receives a serve during Saturday’s tournament in Charles City.
    The 12th-ranked (3A) New Hampton volleyball team stumbled a little bit Saturday, winning two matches and losing two at a Charles City Tournament loaded with talented teams.    The nine-team loop included Janesville, the top ranked team in Class 1A, and Tripoli, ranked sixth in 1A, as well as...
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 Maddi Moorman (14) and Kaelyn Ambrose put up a “wall” as they block a Decorah attack during Thursday night’s Northeast Iowa Conference match.
    New Hampton junior Lauren Frerichs didn’t think her volleyball team was rusty Tuesday night after a week layoff, but coach Jess Geerts thought they were.    The two did agree on one thing — after the Chickasaws won 3-0 over Decorah — that a key to the night was keeping Decorah on the defensive...
New Hampton celebrates a point during their three-set win over Crestwood Tuesday night.
    Even though New Hampton won their first two sets against Crestwood Tuesday, 25-18 and 25-11, the third set wasn’t going as well. The Chickasaws came from behind numerous times to tie the game, but they were down 24-20 when Bailey Knowlton came up to serve.    Now granted, even if New Hampton...
Savannah Anderson, who is part of a deep group of hitters on the New Hampton volleyball team, gets ready to deliver a kill in a match earlier this season.
    It was a guessing game Saturday for New Hampton’s opponents at the Crestwood Invitational.    And they guessed wrong as the Chickasaws used a balance hitting attack to run past six opponents and claim the tournament title.    “Well, for us, it’s huge,” New Hampton coach Jess Geerts when asked...
Shown getting a kill past Tripoli blockers last weekend, Kaelyn Ambrose finished with 10 kills against Charles City.
    Now that Maddi Moorman is back in the New Hampton volleyball line-up, Lauren Frerichs is out.    One of these days, hopefully, coach Jess Geerts will have a completely healthy team put together on the court. But it didn’t happen Tuesday, as the Chickasaw girls fell in five sets to 4A, eighth-...
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...

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