New Hampton/Turkey Valley wrestling

Not even a hand to the face can stop New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Carter Reicks from pinning Daniel Graves of Dike-New Hartford at the Class 2A district tournament Saturday.
Mason Cleveland’s record in early January stood at 26-11, which may have been pretty solid for a lot of wrestlers but didn’t come close to the standards the New Hampton/Turkey Valley senior had for himself. “I knew I had to turn myself around because that wasn’t me,” Cleveland said, “and I just had...
Max Schwickerath works for an escape against Independence’s Joe Prieber during Wednesday’s regional duals.
Maybe New Hampton/Turkey Valley co-coach Andy Geerts said it best Wednesday night. “A good, old-fashioned Northeast Iowa dual,” he said quietly and then paused, almost as if he wanted to go back in time and find some way, some how to change the outcome. Independence 36, New Hampton/Turkey Valley 34...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley 152-pounder, Hunter Pesek, looks for an opening against Crestwood’s Hunter Bye at Saturday’s Class 2A sectional tournament.
It was one match during a long day of wrestling, but not only did it energize New Hampton/Turkey Valley Saturday, it told the story of a Class 2A sectional tournament that was simply stupendous for the Chickasaws. Late in the 132-pound semifinal, New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Brayden Anderson was on...
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...
NH/TV’s Tayton Messler, shown here locking up an Oelwein wrestler last week, recorded a pin in a win over Maquoketa Valley on Tuesday.
Nick Hemann was on to something Wednesday morning. The night before, his New Hampton/Turkey Valley team rolled by Maquoketa Valley 76-3 and survived a less-than-inspired performance to beat North Fayette Valley 42-28, and while the veteran coach wasn’t ecstatic — heck, he wasn’t even close – with...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Carter Reicks puts Charles City’s Jace Cajthamel on his back as the Chickasaws kicked off their season Tuesday night.
Mason Cleveland knows rankings don’t mean a whole lot, but still, the New Hampton/Turkey Valley senior wasn’t exactly happy when the Predicament unveiled their rankings on Monday morning. Cleveland, who is ranked fifth at 132 pounds in Class 2A by, was just eighth in the Predicament’s...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Alex Kriener works to get back points in a match against St. Ansgar’s Jaden Hutchinson in the opening round of the South Winneshiek Invitational Saturday.
Denver had more champs, but New Hampton/Turkey Valley had more “scorers,” if you will. And the lesson of the day on Saturday at the South Winneshiek Invitational was this: It takes an entire team to win a wrestling tournament. Getting points from all 14 of its wrestlers, the Chickasaws got its...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Areon Day, shown here in last week’s season opener, finished third at the prestigious Cliff Keen Invitational that was held in Independence this past weekend.
New Hampton/Turkey Valley got exactly what it wanted — plenty of tough matches  — this past weekend in Independence.  And when it was over, NH/TV coach Nick Hemann was relatively happy as his Chickasaws finished fourth in the Cliff Keen Invitational team standings at the 31-team tournament that...


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