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Sophomore Kim Fischer pitched game two when Turkey Valley met MFL on Monday and struck out five.
With the regular season winding down, time is getting short for Turkey Valley’s girls to land their first win of the season.    They were unable to do so against MFL Monday, as they lost 11-1 and 10-5 games on the road.    Even more critical for the team is to put a complete game together by...
Oelwein tried to steal second several times Tuesday, but Evan Busta definitely has the tag made on the Huskies’ Luke Crandall on a throw from Trojan catcher Simon Schmitt for an out in the fifth inning.
One was a win, one was a loss, but in both cases Turkey Valley’s baseball team rallied in the sixth inning when they played a doubleheader at Edgewood-Colesburg Monday.    The Trojan record went to 7-11 the next night as Oelwein played at Jackson Junction and won a slim 4-1 contest. In conference...
As Ryan Gorman “ducks,” New Hampton third baseman Aden Zwanziger throws to first to record an out in the second inning of Wednesday’s game.
Asked how many mantras his team has, and New Hampton baseball coach Cory McDonald couldn’t help but laugh.“A lot,” the coach said, “but you know, we have those mantras and those sayings for a reason.”Take “next play,” for example.Never was it more important than early in Wednesday’s Northeast Iowa ...
Waverly-Shell Rock attempted a steal in game one against the Chickasaws, which catcher Kallie Olson thwarted on this throw to Lauren Frerichs, who makes the tag for the out.
How long has it been since a New Hampton softball team has beaten a Waverly-Shell Rock softball team?The last time was on June 19, 2013.The Chickasaws won 2-1 on a two-RBI single by Allie Geerts.Jessie Crooks pitched that game, but Wednesday Kayla Gilbert was on the mound. She pitched six of the...
Nashua-Plainfield catcher Britney Holthaus gets ready to put the tag on a Northwood-Kensett player in the Huskies’ game last Wednesday.
One bad inning Wednesday kept the Nashua-Plainfield softball team winless.The Huskies rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to take a 7-6 lead into the top of the seventh inning before Northwood-Kensett rallied for a 10-8 Top of Iowa East Division victory.Couple that with an 8-1 loss to New Hampton on...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Kristian Holmvig shows the umpire he held onto the ball after tagging out a would-be Northwood-Kensett base stealer in last Wednesday’s game played at Nashua.
Nashua-Plainfield’s baseball team deserved a better fate than it was handed last Wednesday night, but even though it sounds like a broken record, the still-winless Huskies are making progress.The Huskies fell 6-5 to Northwood-Kensett on that night, then played  two games over the next two nights...
Shown making a spectacular catch in the weekend New Hampton tourney, Turkey Valley's Jaedyn Winter was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs in game one against South Winn.
Turkey Valley came within three runs of its first win of the season at South Winn last week — twice.After a Tuesday night 10-3 loss to Decorah, the Lady Trojans dropped both ends of a doubleheader to the Warriors, 11-8 and 8-5 on Thursday.While looking over the book, coach Debbie Nesvik pointed to...
Turkey Valley’s Jaden Bruess delivers a pitch during the Trojans’ game against New Hampton Friday.
Thursday went exceedingly well for the Turkey Valley baseball team.Friday? Not so much.The Trojans rallied for a 2-1 win over North Fayette Valley and held a 2-0 lead over the TigerHawks through three innings when Mother Nature reared her ugly head on Thursday.So the two teams met in Jackson...
New Hampton’s Michael Denner gets a lead off of second base in Friday’s game at Turkey Valley.
If there was one moment that stood out for New Hampton baseball coach Cory McDonald Friday, it was the way his Chickasaws responded when one of their teammates, Michael Denner, got his first-ever varsity hit.“The genuine excitement of everyone in the dugout when Michael's hit made it through the...
New Hampton’s Kallie Olson (above) gets ready for the mob at home she faces after ripping a grand slam home run against Turkey Valley Saturday.
New Hampton's Kallie Olson doesn't like to let opportunities streak past her bat."When I'm at the plate, I don't like to let the first pitch go," she said during the New Hampton Invitational Saturday. "I don't like to get down in the count."Turkey Valley's Kim Fischer found that out the hard way in...

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