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Shown in a Chickasaw home game earlier this season, Darian Wegner brought home 12 points from a 60-35 win over Independence Monday night.
The long Christmas break, in which the Chickasaw girls only compete with each other in practice, was cut shorter by a day when the Border Battle game from last Saturday was postponed to Tuesday, a day after New Hampton played at Independence. Both games ended with New Hampton wins, 60-35 against...
New Hampton’s Tyler Rentschler  alertly calls timeout as teammate Josh Fenske gets on the floor for a loose ball during Tuesday night’s Northeast Iowa Conference game at Charles City.
New Hampton boys basketball coach Chad Sweitzer sat in Charles City’s new gymnasium Tuesday night and put it bluntly.  “We’ve shown we can play with these teams,” he said after the Class 3A eighth-ranked Comets pulled away from New Hampton for a 78-64 win, “but these guys have to get over that hump...
Jakob Whitinger uses his “all-out, never-say-die” attitude during a match at the Nashua-Plainfield Invitational earlier this season.
The wins for the Nashua-Plainfield wrestling team were nice, but the losses and the lessons they taught may be just as important.  In the end, coach Al Frost will take the first half of the season that came to an end with a 2-1 night at the Huskies’ home quadrangular and a solid 2-4 showing at the...
Shown bringing the ball up the court against Starmont earlier this season, Kassidy Reicks scored eight points in the Turkey Valley win over Tripoli. Also in the photo are Shelby Reicks, left, and Lydia Schuchhardt.
Neither team scored in the first couple minutes of a Turkey Valley-Tripoli clash last Thursday night, before the Panthers took a 2-1 lead.But an 18-3 run by the Lady Trojans closed out the quarter and pretty well assured the TV girls of their seventh win against no losses on the season. They won 58...
Nathan Mueterthies brought down five rebounds and scored five points in Turkey Valley’s sixth win of the season.
Turkey Valley's overall shooting percentage was nothing to write home about as the Trojans were defeating Tripoli Thursday, 51-35.  In all shots taken, the winners made baskets at a 33 percent clip. But single the 3-point percentage out, and that was outstanding at 64 percent. And Levi Izer's 6-for...
New Hampton’s Keegan Tenge puts the finishing touches on a pin of Charles City’s Dylan Koresh.
Keegan Tenge and his New Hampton wrestling teammates share one common bond with Chickasaw coach Nick Hemann.  They hate losing.  “But you know what, take away five or so matches, and I’m totally happy with this weekend,” Hemann said the day after his team finished third in the 32-team Battle of...
Turkey Valley won’t finish in the upper half of many tournaments with only two wrestlers in action, but then again, they weren’t last in the Chris Davis Invitational at Wapsie Valley Saturday.  With only Cale Reicks and Kelby Reicks competing, Turkey Valley was ninth of 10 teams at the event,...
With the type of halftime leads Turkey Valley's girls have had so far this season, the coaching staff can afford to experiment a bit. In their first three wins, they've led at the half by an average of just over 29 points.    Those successes included a win over Central Friday and a 49-19 victory...
New Hampton’s Tristan Sweitzer drives to the basket in the first half of Thursday’s game at Mason City.
The margin was worse, but Chad Sweitzer saw at least some progress Thursday night when his New Hampton boys basketball team fell to 0-2 with a 79-46 loss to Mason City.  The loss came two nights after the Chickasaws dropped their season opener by 26 points to another Class 4A team, Cedar Rapids...
    Early entries must be postmarked today [Tuesday] for the 39th annual Lions Wrestling Tournament to be held this Saturday, Dec. 10. Walk-ins will also be welcome.   There will be four age divisions with four-wrestler brackets  being determined by weight. The Junior division, 5-6 grades, and the...

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