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New Hampton’s Maddie Usher gets a spike over a Decorah blocker in the Chickasaws’ Northeast Iowa Conference victory last Tuesday.
An extra game on the New Hampton schedule gave the Chickasaws just what they needed Thursday — their first five-set match of the season.  The seventh-ranked team in 1A — Wapsie Valley — battled seventh-ranked 3A New Hampton to the wire before the Chickasaws pulled out a victory with a final set 16-...
New Hampton's Avery Throndson breaks a tackle on his way to a 16-yard touchdown run late in Friday's game. (Bob Fenske/Tribune)
If New Hampton football fans had concerns about a possible “letdown” after an emotional homecoming win over Waverly-Shell Rock last week. the Chickasaws put them to rest early in their Class 2A, District 3 opener. The Chickasaws jumped out to an early 23-0 lead and completely dominated Forest City...
Turkey Valley’s Katlyn Baumler (9) and Ali Hoffert (5) leap into the air to try and block the ball in a win over South Winneshiek earlier this month.
After winning just four games a year ago, the Turkey Valley volleyball team surpassed this total last week - only midway through the season. And not only did they top it, but they nearly doubled it. Their overall record currently sits at 7-8 after a trio of victories at a tournament on Saturday in...
Jaycie Byrne placed 25th in the varsity girls race at Starmont.
Competing in their second meet within a four-day span, many members of the Turkey Valley cross country team saw their times drop last Tuesday at Starmont. “Overall, we did okay. It would have been nice to see a little more improvement, but with just racing Saturday, our legs hadn’t recovered fully...
The last chuckwagon races that will ever be held at the Big Four Fair drew huge crowds to the fairgrounds in Nashua both on Sunday and Labor Day.
When Nancy Hillesheim woke up on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 3, she did what she always does on a weekday. She got ready to go to work. But if she was wearing a big smile, she had every reason to, for the Big Four Fair Secretary was coming off a four-day high. Asked that day to sum up the annual...
Gang tackles like this play against Midland the week prior to Turkey Valley’s win over Springville allowed the Trojans to go to 4-0 on the season Friday at Springville.
There can’t be many teams in the state of Iowa that accomplished what Turkey Valley’s football team did Friday at Springville. Every possession the Trojans had ended in a touchdown. And just for good measure, they added a score on defense and one on special teams for a total of 12 touchdowns on the...
Lydia Gessner runs to her second medal of the season at last week’s Osage Invitational.
After a multitude of runners posted the best time of their career two weeks ago, the athletes for the New Hampton cross country team saw their times drop at the Osage Invitational last Tuesday in the lone meet the Chickasaws participated at. However, tired legs may have been the cause for this, as...
New Hampton senior Ashlynn Tank puts up a set for hitter Hope McDonald during a match against Charles City.
After competing in 17 matches through the first three weeks of the season, the New Hampton volleyball team played just one game last week - a Northeast Iowa Conference affair against Crestwood on Tuesday. Although it was their lone contest of the week, the Chickasaws made sure to make it a good one...
New Hampton tight end Drake Wemark brushes aside Waverly-Shell Rock’s Donovan Wessel to pick up extra yards after making a catch in the first half of Friday’s homecoming game.
The lesson from Friday’s New Hampton football game Friday was simple: Heart beats size. Yes, New Hampton was outweighed by 30 to 40 pounds at virtually every position, and yes, the usually reliable Chickasaw running game sputtered, but New Hampton found a way by playing tough, physical football in...
New Hampton coach Scott Frerichs congratulates his players after a hard-fought win over Waverly-Shell Rock Friday night (Bob Fenske/Tribune)
New Hampton had plenty of reason to celebrate Friday night as the Chickasaws not only celebrated homecoming but came away with a 13-6 win over Waverly-Shell Rock. The Class 2A Chickasaws took an early 7-0 lead on a Mason Lane to Drake Wemark 7-yard scoring pass, and New Hampton’s defense pitched a...

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