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Nashua-Plainfield’s Mason Hyde finds plenty of running room on his way to the end zone during the second quarter of last Friday’s game.
For 36 minutes and 57 seconds, the Nashua-Plainfield football team was right there with Mason City Newman last Friday.  But it was an 11-minute, three-second burst by the Knights that proved the difference in a 40-12 victory.  “Newman’s a good team, don’t get me wrong, but that second quarter was...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Meghan Wright, Britney Holthaus (16) and Liberty Fisher (12) all try to chase down the volleyball during Tuesday night’s Class 2A regional match with St. Ansgar.
As she talked to her team before the third set on Tuesday, Nashua-Plainfield volleyball coach Amber Carter had one message for her Huskies.   “Play for Sierra,” she said of her team’s lone senior, Sierra Fisher. “She’s our only senior, and let’s give her a little more volleyball.”   The Huskies did...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Faith Carpenter accepts her first-team all-conference medal after the Top of Iowa meet last week in Mason City.
Faith Carpenter’s freshman season, so far, couldn’t have been scripted any better.   Emma Sinnwell’s junior year on the other hand has, at times at least, deviated from the plan.   But it all came together last Thursday for both Nashua-Plainfield runners as they raced to first-team all-conference...
From left, Emily Busta, Kassidy Reicks, Ashton Kout and Morgen Kuennen break after scoring a point in the Tuesday night win over Riceville.
    When the Turkey Valley volleyball season ends, most of the Trojan athletes will turn to basketball. But for Brooke Herold, volleyball is it.    "Yea, it was kind of emotional, knowing this will be my last time playing in a TV jersey here," said the senior after the regional opener held at...
New Hampton’s Emma Nicolaisen watches her hit get past Crestwood’s Brynn Bodermann in Tuesday’s first round of regional action
When Kaelyn Ambrose said she thought the best part of Crestwood’s game was their blocking, she didn’t have a computer in front of her, she just knew from hand-to-hand combat against the Cadets.    “They have this girl, she’s a freshman and she didn’t play the first time we met them this year,” said...
A host of New Hampton players bring down GHV’s Connor Shaw during Friday night’s game.
Scott Frerichs gathered his team together on the football field in Garner, smiled and asked his seniors to think back to the trip they took to a water park this summer.  “Would you have taken 7-1?”  And to a man, the seniors smiled, for in a season that began with so many unknowns, the Chickasaws...
Back in the line-up after an injury, Morgen Kuennen led the Lady Trojans in kills against Clayton Ridge with five.
Turkey Valley's Tammy Vrzak would probably like to find a happy medium. After finishing the Upper Iowa Conference tournament Saturday with a 1-3 record, her Lady Trojan team  — despite their 8-21 record — leads the conference in aces, with an average of three per set in all matches.  The bad part...
Running in the JV meet, Turkey Valley’s Lucas Scheidel finished with a 22:05 to place 12th in the UIC.
    Jordon Snyder’s goals weren’t set quite high enough at the start of the cross country season.He thought he could get fifth in the Upper Iowa Conference boys race, but he was the runner-up in last Thursday’s meet.    Now his goals are lofty, but they’re mostly team goals.    “We want to finish...
Savannah Anderson goes up for a block in the Saturday NEIC Chickasaw win over Waukon.
New Hampton was seeded fourth and finished third at the Northeast Iowa Volleyball Tournament Saturday, avenging one loss from earlier in the season but also losing to a team they'd beaten before.  Charles City was undefeated on the day and Waverly-Shell Rock was second.  The day started with a case...
Shown making a shoestring tackle against Central, John Gossling intercepted two passes Friday night against Clarksville and returned both for touchdowns. Other Trojans on defense in the photo are, from left, Braeden Baumler, Cale Reicks and Evan Busta.
Just about everything that could go wrong for Clarksville Friday, did. Of course, third-ranked Turkey Valley had a lot to do with the misfortunes that led to their 48-0 lead…… after a quarter.  On the way to a 72-7 Trojan win, a number of players were at the right place at the right time.       “...

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