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New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Dylan Usher “comes around the corner” to pick up a takedown against Waverly-Shell Rock’s Dylan Stockdale during Thursday night’s Northeast Iowa Conference dual meet.
Matt Paulus and his New Hampton/Turkey Valley team knew the hurdle was huge, and although they didn’t quite overcome it, the Chickasaws acquitted themselves quite well in a 39-27 loss to Waverly-Shell Rock last Thursday. The Go-Hawks came in ranked No. 1 in Class 3A and have appeared in several...
Lisa Rude, shown here with Raelyn Webster and Nicole Mulford during introductions at the 2013 state tournament, is returning to the program as the Chickasaws’ head coach.
Lisa Rude isn’t going to lie — she missed coaching softball. So when New Hampton softball coach Jack Seelhammer announced after last season that he was retiring after 13 seasons at the helm, Rude was more than a little interested. “I had to figure out if it could work with my schedule because who...
New Hampton Boy Scout Kaeden Havlik poses with New Hampton High School Activities Director Brad Schmitt and Chickasaw Booster Club officers Gina Schumacher, Tara Pesek and Jodi Njus for a picture near the concession stand and restrooms he helped build at the baseball diamond in Mikkelson Park.
The “Home of the Chickasaws” is up for a prestigious award that will be handed out later this month during the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association’s annual convention. The Mikkelson Park field is up for one of the “2019 IHSBCA Diamond of the Year” awards, thanks in large part to a group...
Turkey Valley’s  Eli Nymeyer scored 13 points on Saturday at the Upper Iowa Holiday Shootout.
If the Turkey Valley girls basketball team would have stayed on their scoring pace through one quarter of play, they would have totaled 152 points. It can sometimes be hard for teams to find their rhythm in their first game back from holiday break, but the Trojan girls had no trouble with this on...
 the New Hampton/Turkey Valley schedule — 19 days between the Battle of the Waterloo and a dual meet with Waverly-Shell Rock — he wasn’t quite sure what to expect. “It could be very bad for us or we could put all that time to good use,” he said, “and I’m happy to tell you the guys chose the latter...
New Hampton’s Hope McDonald shoots over a defender’s arm for a basket in a game against Waverly-Shell Rock earlier this season.
A two-week break did nothing to break the momentum for Kaylee Eggerichs and her New Hampton teammates as the Chickasaws opened the second half of the season with a 62-42 win over Riceville on Friday. Eggerichs had scored a career-high 16 points in a 49-39 victory over Decorah on Dec. 20, and that...
New Hampton resident Avey Johnson went on to become a well-respected sports official after his professional baseball career came to a premature end because of an Army injury.
Even though Alvin “Avey” Johnson is 91 years old, he can still remember in detail the memories of his baseball career — memories that brought him joy as he talked about his playing days. Johnson is believed to be one of three New Hampton High School alumni to play organized professional baseball —...
New Hampton’s Carter Ferrie tries to make a move after driving towards the basket in the Chickasaws’ 55-36 victory over AGWSR at the Holiday Shootout held at Upper Iowa University.
It took a while for the New Hampton boys basketball team to kick the Christmas break rust off, but when they finally did, everything seemed to click. “It was a slow start. Our team had to force some of the action ourselves, and I think we did that defensively,” Chickasaw coach Ryan Rausch said. “A...
New Hampton girls golfers and their coaches — (above, from left) Paul Ewert, Regan Gebel, Lola Lemke, Morgan Nuss, Allison Nuss, Sanja Djukic, Emma Ewert and Eric Olson — pose for photos after winning the Class 2A state golf title.
It was a spring that will go down in the history books for the Chickasaws. They claimed multiple state championships as the New Hampton girls golf team claimed the Class 2A state title, and Noah Fenske won the shot put at both the Drake Relays and the Class 2A state track meet. Along with finishing...
It was a long time coming but New Hampton players celebrate the school’s first-ever trip to the state baseball tournament with the traditional “dog pile” after the Chickasaws beat Oelwein in the Class 2A substate game.
When Cory McDonald took over as the head coach of the New Hampton baseball program in 2009, one of his main goals was to get the Chickasaws to the state tournament for the first time in school history. After nine years of coming up just short on a multitude of occasions, New Hampton was finally...

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