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New Hampton wrestlers pose with the trophy and banner they claimed Wednesday when they won the Class 2A state dual-meet title.
 The goal all season was simple: Win a Class 2A state championship.Mission accomplished.New Hampton put together an inspired performance on its way to beating Solon 43-25 Wednesday night to claim the Class 2A state dual-meet championship.The top-ranked Chickasaws, who finished sixth in 2015 and...
New Hampton's Areon Day clinches New Hampton's semifinal victory with a pin at 195 against Davenport Assumption.
 The New Hampton wrestling team will compete for its first state dual-meet championship in a dozen years later Wednesday after the Chickasaws overpowered Davenport Assumption 46-24 in a Class 2A semifinal meet.The Chickasaws, who improved to 29-2, took the lead for good when Max Babcock opened the...
New Hampton's Areon Day clinches New Hampton's semifinal victory with a pin at 195 against Davenport Assumption.
 The New Hampton wrestling team will compete for its first state dual-meet championship in a dozen years later Wednesday after the Chickasaws overpowered Davenport Assumption 46-24 in a Class 2A semifinal meet.The Chickasaws, who improved to 29-2, took the lead for good when Max Babcock opened the...
Keegan Tenge works to get a takedown in his 145-pound match against Denver-Tripoli's John Ebaugh.
New Hampton showed off its power Wednesday morning as the top-ranked Chickasaws got six pins and rolled to a 51-23 victory over Denter-Tripoli in the opening round of the Class 2A state dual wrestling tournament.The eighth-ranked Titans took a 6-0 lead with two early decisions, but New Hampton won...
Ryan Gorman stood outside the Decorah High School locker room Saturday afternoon and was asked about his quest for an individual state wrestling championship.  He smiled and cut the reporter off.  “Whoa, the ultimate goal is to win the duals,” he said, “and then we can talk about the other stuff...
New Hampton’s Tristan Sweitzer dishes off a pass that turns into one of his game-high seven assists in the Chickasaws’ win over Nashua-Plainfield Thursday.
There were folks who doubted Chad Sweitzer way back in November when the New Hampton boys basketball coach said his team could contend for a top-two finish in the Northeast Iowa Conference.  And those same folks figured the sixth-year coach was way off his rocker when the Chickasaws started the...
New Hampton’s Isabel Leichtman puts up a shot while she is fouled in what turns into a key 3-point play for the Chickasaws during its Class 3A regional win over North Fayette Valley Saturday night.
A 41-28 lead had turned into a 45-43 deficit and New Hampton’s girls basketball season was on the brink of extinction Saturday night.  Yet, the Chickasaws were still supremely confident that their season was going to be extended another day.  “I don’t know, I didn’t even realize we were behind,”...
New Hampton’s Keaton Geerts takes down Independence’s Tanner Erickson-Dale on his way to a technical fall in a 138-pound semifinal match at Saturday’s district meet.
In the toughest district in the state, six had to be enough for the New Hampton wrestling team on Saturday.  That’s the number of Chickasaws who advanced out of the Class 2A district tournament in Decorah as New Hampton crowned five champions and sent one runner-up to this week’s traditional state...
Turkey Valley’s Kyle Langreck pulls down a rebound during the second half of the loss to South Winn.
The prospects of a season sweep for the Turkey Valley boys over South Winn looked so good on so many occasions late in the game between the large division Warriors and the small division Trojans Tuesday.    But each time the TV boys found some momentum, the Warriors had an answer. It took a double...
Emily Busta eyes the 3-point basket, she scored four of them in Turkey Valley’s 52-28 win over the Warriors Tuesday.
    Turkey Valley’s girls utilized a knee brace, crutches and ice at South Winn Tuesday. And still beat the Warriors 52-28 to go undefeated in the Upper Iowa Conference for the third straight year.    The knee brace belonged to Emily Busta. The junior injured her left knee during her freshman year...

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