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Chickasaw senior Jared Aegerter finished the Crestwood course with a time of 23:24 Saturday.
    Never underestimate the importance of a good start. A couple of Chickasaw runners ran well right from the beginning of the Saturday Crestwood Invitational, where the New Hampton’s girls were fourth of the seven schools at the meet and the boys were sixth of seven.    Following the junior high...
Katlyn Baumler laces one of her four kills in a win over Postville.
    This year's Homecoming Queen at Turkey Valley didn't get to experience walking across the football field while being introduced, being crowned in front of a Friday night football crowd or riding around the track in a convertible.    Instead, Queen Ashton Kout, along with fellow volleyball...
New Hampton’s Bailey Knowlton receives a serve during Saturday’s tournament in Charles City.
    The 12th-ranked (3A) New Hampton volleyball team stumbled a little bit Saturday, winning two matches and losing two at a Charles City Tournament loaded with talented teams.    The nine-team loop included Janesville, the top ranked team in Class 1A, and Tripoli, ranked sixth in 1A, as well as...
Keegan Kane scores on a 4-yard touchdown run during the third quarter of New Hampton's road game against Crestwood Friday.
New Hampton's margin for error got a lot slimmer Friday night as the Chickasaws dropped their first Class 2A, District 2 game of the season as Crestwood came away with a 13-7 victory. The Chickasaws fell to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in district play on a night. The Cadets, who improved to 3-1 in district...
New Hampton senior Hannah Heit finished with a season-best time at Jesup Tuesday, as did many of the Chickasaw runners.
    Both head coach Jamie Quass Ohrt and assistant coach Bob Vorwald made comments to the cross country runners before the Jesup meet Tuesday.    Ohrt told the athletes it would be a perfect day to break records with low temperatures, a flat course and not much wind.    “Bob told the varsity girls...
Both the Chickasaw kill leaders are shown in action from an earlier Chickasaw win over Decorah. In Tuesday’s 3-0 victory over Oelwein, Savannah Anderson [front] and Kaelyn Ambrose each turned in eight kills.
     Just one look at the scores told you how well New Hampton’s volleyball team played Tuesday at Oelwein. But if that’s not enough, just listen to head coach Jess Geerts.    “Last night we started strong, stayed strong, and finished strong.” she said. “There was no letting them play with us....
Evan Kalainoff, shown sacking a quarterback earlier in the season, is one of the Huskies ready for action this Friday.
    On further review, Chase Sudol didn’t mind his Nashua-Plainfield football team’s “bye week” as much as he thought he would.    “In a lot of ways, it was good for us,” he said of not playing last week because North Butler forfeited to the Huskies because it didn’t have enough healthy players. “...
Nashau-Plainfield’s Miranda Crabtree comes up with a dig at the Huskies’ invitational tournament.
    Two weeks ago, the Nashua-Plainfield volleyball season seemed to be going nowhere.    The Huskies were 2-10 and mired in a nine-match losing streak and hadn’t won a single set during the skid.    My oh my, how things have changed.    After taking second at its own invitational on Sept. 16, the...
Emma Sinnwell, shown here at the Nashua-Plainfield Invitational last week, helped the Huskies to the Panther Invitational team title on Thursday evening.
    Two days after running on their home course — one of the toughest cross country layouts in the state — the Nashua-Plainfield girls cross country team one-upped itself.    The Huskies, despite not running at full strength, claimed the team title at the Central Springs Panther Invitational on...
Kassidy Reicks led the Turkey Valley girls in assists during the Dunkerton tourney over the weekend.
    At least one aspect of the Turkey Valley volleyball game improved drastically as the Trojans were going 1-2 in the Dunkerton tourney over the weekend.    Before Saturday, the serving average for the team stood at 86 percent, but at Dunkerton the team was good on 107-of-114 serves, for 94...

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