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Chickasaws find offense

 All of a sudden, the softball is looking like a beach ball to the New Hampton softball team.The Chickasaws broke out their big bats this week as they collected 28 hits in a Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheader sweep of Waukon on Tuesday and the

A diamond draw

 New Hampton and Waverly-Shell Rock came to Mikkelson Park virtually tied atop the Northeast Iowa Conference baseball standings.Four hours later, nothing had changed as the two powerhouses battled to a draw — with New Hampton winning the first gam

Softball team looks to break losing skid

 To say it’s been a tough season for the Nashua-Plainfield softball team would be a giant understatement.The Huskies have had to deal with a “late start” because of the track and golf teams’ successes this spring and injuries and illnesses have al

Making strides

 It was, Nashua-Plainfield baseball coach Levi Miller believes, a momentous week for his Huskies.They showed they can beat “anyone,” they learned a valuable baseball lesson and they showed what kind of team they can be when they play a little angr

No wins, but tourney will help Trojan boys

 Just one more win will take the Turkey Valley baseball team past the number of wins they had a year ago. The thing is, they only won eight games during the 2015 season, but with five seniors starters gone from that team — and no seniors on this y

New Hampton girls get a much-needed tourney win

 The win — an 11-1 thrashing of Vinton-Shellsburg — was nice, but what really mattered to New Hampton softball coach Jack Seelhammer was how his team played the entire weekend at the Linn-Mar tournament.Yes, the Chickasaws went just 1-3, but Seelh

Turkey Valley girls win three of four

 In their final game of the Decorah softball tourney Saturday, Turkey Valley was in a close battle against Osage.

Chickasaws endure tough night

 Thursday night was a gloomy one at the New Hampton softball diamond. And it wasn’t just the doubleheader loss the Chickasaws girls suffered at the hands of Charles City.It was also Senior Night.“It’s sad thinking that our time on this diamond is

New Hampton grinds out ‘W’

 Alex Troyna and his New Hampton baseball team didn’t give a rip about style points on Friday night.All the Chickasaws wanted was a win, and they got it — a gritty 5-4 victory over Crestwood that set up the biggest doubleheader of the year.A night

Trojan boys come up empty in UIC doubleheader

 It’s hard enough to lose a one-run game, but Turkey Valley endured the same results twice as Edgewood-Colesburg escaped Jackson Junction Monday night with a 6-5 win, followed by a 3-2 victory in game two.Turkey Valley fell to 8-14 after the pair

TV drops UIC games, top Vikes

 Turkey Valley had 10 hits in its first softball game against MFL Monday.

It’s a case of ‘so-close’ for Chickasaws

 To say the schedule maker has been a tad unkind to the New Hampton softball team would be a gigantic understatement.Since last Saturday, the Chickasaws have played six games and all six tilts have come against ranked opponents.“The girls are hang

Chasing down a ‘W’

 The ball leapt off the bat of Oelwein’s John Leo Thursday night and New Hampton pitcher Ryan Gorman had a one-word thought.“Zach.”That would be Zach Wemark, who raced back into the gap, had to spin around because the ball was tailing so much and

Huskies endure tough stretch on the diamond

 To say Nashua-Plainfield softball is in the midst of a tough stretch recently would be a giant understatement.Six losses by a combined score of 80-9 stretched the Huskies losing skid to 14, and a big part of the problem, says their coach, is conf

The battling ‘9’ Huskies

 Ask Levi Miller what he loves about his Nashua-Plainfield baseball team and the answer comes quickly.“They get knocked down, get up, dust themselves off and go back to work,” Miller said, “and that’s what, in the end, is going to make us a really

Two days, two splits for Trojans

In between a loss to Class 2A third-ranked New Hampton, Turkey Valley played an Upper Iowa Conference doubleheader on Thursday and traveled to Gladbrook on Saturday to play two teams they rarely see.The result was the same as the Trojans split bot

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