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New Hampton senior Noah Fenske gets ready to throw the discus during Thursday’s coed meet at Waverly-Shell Rock.
New Hampton boys head track coach Scott Frerichs said his team’s youth showed in their first outdoor meet of the season at the Waverly-Shell Rock Co-Ed Invite this past Thursday. The Chickasaws finished in last place of the eight teams who competed and totaled 38 points for the night. “Our team is...
New Hampton’s Laney Roberson takes off after receiving the baton from Rachel Rinken in the distance medley.
The New Hampton girls track team kicked off its outdoor season at the Waverly-Shell Rock Co-Ed Invite on Thursday. The meet consisted of fierce competition, as multiple 3A and 4A schools participated in the event. Although they finished sixth out of the eight teams competing, there were a few...
Claire Quirk runs a leg of the 4x400 relay for New Hampton at last year’s state meet.
The team is smaller than its been for quite some time and a longtime assistant coach has retired, but New Hampton girls track coach Jeanette Laures still likes a lot of thing about her 2019 Chickasaws. “This team has bonded very well,” she said. “They’re having some fun while working hard, and they...
Karissa Schmidt is the lone senior for the Turkey Valley girls this season.
Only one event went to state last year for the Turkey Valley girls track team, and Dalton Hackman — in his first year as head coach for TVHS track — is going to want to change that this year. With nine returning letterwinners, Hackman and volunteer assistants Timothy Kruckman, Sarah Bakula and...
Turkey Valley’s Eli Nymeyer hands the baton to teammate Seth Huinker in the 4x800 relay at the UIC Indoor.
As Turkey Valley prepared for the Upper Iowa Conference indoor meet, Turkey Valley coach Mark Scott was asked about what kind of team he was going to have this season. “We’re just trying to get in some kind of running shape right now,” he said on Turkey Valley’s annual Spring Media Day. Up to that...
New Hampton’s Tristen Schmidt, who is part of an experienced trapshooting team that opens its season next week, lines up a shot at last year’s state meet in Cedar Falls.
After another successful year of trapshooting last season when New Hampton ended with a top 10 finish at state, Jay Matthews, who is part of what he calls a “team of coaches,” said the team hopes to build on this prosperity heading into 2019. Matthews has always enjoyed trapshooting and...
Nolan Usher, shown here at the Wartburg Select indoor meet earlier this month, is just one of three seniors on the New Hampton boys track and field team.
With 20 of the 26 participants in track this year for the New Hampton boys being freshman and sophomores, it is obvious they are an extremely young team.  Although they only have three seniors — Noah Fenske, Nolan Usher and Evan Gossling — each one of them is a vital piece to the Chickasaws, not...
Leading her heat at the Upper Iowa Conference indoor meet Friday is Turkey Valley’s Kylie Wurzer, she finished sixth in the 55-meter hurdles and led off the third-place shuttle hurdle relay.
If the Upper Iowa Conference indoor meet is any indication of the Turkey Valley girls’ season, coach Dalton Hackman could have a competitive bunch in his first year of coaching. Although the Trojan girls were sixth of the nine teams at the UIC Friday, some their times were comparable, or even...
Marcus Herold uncorks a throw in the shot put during Friday’s UIC Indoor that was held at Luther College.
Turkey Valley finished right in the middle of the Upper Iowa Conference meet Friday as the indoor meet marked the first competition of the season. North Fayette Valley won the early UIC, with South Winn and Clayton Ridge tying for second. Turkey Valley was fifth of the nine teams. Of the 15...
New Hampton’s Emma Wegner runs a leg on the Chickasaws’ 4x200 relay team at Tuesday’s NEIC Indoor track meet in Waverly.
Just one week after the Wartburg Invitational, the New Hampton girls track team found themselves back at Wartburg for the Northeast Iowa Conference Indoor meet on Tuesday. With far less teams at the event, more Chickasaws were able to shine throughout the night. The lone first place for New Hampton...

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