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Tyler Rentschler scores the opening basket against Union Monday night.
In a game played at Denver Monday night, New Hampton’s boys advanced in the district tourney with a 60-37 win over Union, LaPorte. The Chickasaws established their dominance early, by the end of the first quarter they led 27-7. Keagan John was the leading New Hampton scorer with 15 points. Next up...
New Hampton’s Marcy Uglum (left), Bailey Knowlton and Paige Wisner play defense during the Chickasaws’ 57-36 victory over Union that propelled New Hampton into a Class 2A regional semifinal game on Wednesday.
Moments after his team overcame a relatively slow start to beat Union Saturday night, New Hampton coach Chad Pemble was asked what his team needed to do to beat fifth-ranked and unbeaten Osage in Wednesday’s Class 2A regional semifinal game? His answer pretty much came down to this: The Chickasaws...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley's wrestlers, coaches and cheerleaders pose for a photo following a dominating performance at Saturday's district meet in Parkersburg. (Photo courtesy of Becky Babcock)
New Hampton/Turkey Valley had itself one whale of a day at the Class 2A district tournament as the Chickasaws had six champions, qualified nine wrestlers for the state tournament and ran away from the field to win the team title. Coach Nick Hemann’s team piled up 186 points, 89 more than runner-up...
Eli Nymeyer, left, and Keegan Balk play defense during a recent Turkey Valley win.
Turkey Valley’s boys wrapped up their conference season with a wallop, and Kee High was on the receiving end.  With the 76-31 win over the Kee Hawks Friday, the Trojans finished a nearly perfect Upper Iowa Conference season at 12-1, winning not only their small school division, but the overall...
Top-ranked New Hampton picked up another state qualifying banner Tuesday.
After a quick 54-27 win over Charles City — which only took 40 minutes — New Hampton’s wrestlers earned yet another banner for the Chickasaw gymnasium as they won their regional with a 57-17 victory over Clear Lake to qualify for the state dual meet, which takes place next Wednesday. In the final...
Lisa and Kevin Flick accompany their daughter Madison as the five Chickasaw seniors are honored before the New Hampton-Oelwein game Friday.
Isabel Leichtman is used to putting up big scoring numbers.  Earlier in the year against Oelwein, she finished with 26 points, and that figure ties a pair of Crestwood players for the high total of the season in the Northeast Iowa Conference. So while her 17 points in a New Hampton 53-36 win over...
New Hampton senior Alex Schumacher comes up with a critical steal late in the overtime of Friday’s game against Oelwein.
No one needed to tell the members of the New Hampton boys basketball team about Oelwein’s “streak.” They knew. They knew that the Huskies haven’t won a Northeast Iowa Conference game since Jan. 31, 2012, and they knew that the streak stood at 73 games heading into Friday night’s tilt. “Everyone...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Max Babcock scores back points in his 126-pound final against South Hardin-BCLUW’s Cole Willett at Saturday’s Class 2A sectional tournament.
For 364 days, New Hampton/Turkey Valley senior Areon Day lived with the disappointment of the 2017 Class 2A sectional tournament. And he reminded himself of that bitterly frustrating day this past week by hanging his third-place sectional medal on his locker. “I never ever ever wanted to feel like...
Noah Fye
New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Noah Fye may not like the injury or the brace it means he has to wear, but the New Hampton senior is more than ready to return to the mat. “I’m not saying I don’t feel it or anything, but I just want to get out there and wrestle,” said Fye, who hasn’t wrestled since he...
Kyle Langreck uses an athletic play to try to keep a ball in bounds during a Turkey Valley home game recently.
After Monday’s win over Tripoli, coach Chris Sullivan said his Trojan boys would be playing the next night, in Postville, a team “we seem to always have battles with right down to the final buzzer.”  Although the game was tight, the Pirates gave Turkey Valley their first conference loss of the...

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