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New Hampton’s Isabel Leichtman puts up a shot in a game played this past season.
Three of the four New Hampton girls that were selected to the 2016-17 Northeast Iowa Conference teams will graduate this spring, but that doesn’t include the lone Chickasaw first team selection.  Isabel Leichtman is just a junior and earned first team honors, while Lexi Rasmussen and Darian Wegner...
Amid some tears, the Lady Trojans hold up their runner-up trophy Friday night.
 Turkey Valley’s remarkable run at the Class 1A state girls basketball tournament ended Friday night with a second straight second-place finish.Top-ranked Springville held off a furious rally from the second-ranked Trojans for a 45-36 victory to claim the title for the second consecutive year....
Turkey Valley girls basketball players celebrate after the Trojans beat Janesville on Monday, and they were just as jubilant Thursday after earning their second straight trip to the state championship game.
Turkey Valley pulled off another comeback, and the result is the Trojans are returning to the Class 1A state girls basketball tournament title game.Down seven at halftime to Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton, Turkey Valley rallied for a 48-46 overtime win Thursday in the semifinals and earned a rematch...
Turkey Valley girls pose for a photo before taking to the floor at the girls state basketball tournament Monday morning.
Turkey Valley rallied from a nine-point fourth quarter deficit and ended the game on an 8-0 run to beat previously unbeaten Janesville 60-58 in the first round of the Class 1A girls basketball state tournament Monday afternoon.The Trojans improved to 22-3 and will play Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton in...
Members of Turkey Valley’s girls basketball team proudly hold their state qualifying banner after they defeated AGWSR in the regional final, 47-33.
Going to the state tourney for the first time in school history was a great accomplishment for Turkey Valley’s girls last year, but going back for the second straight year may even be better.      After the regional final 47-33 win over AGWSR Monday night, Shelby Reicks, bruised and clutching an...
It looks like a bit of an impossible dream, but Evan Drilling did score this basket against Clayton Ridge’s Robby Sweers Tuesday in the season-ending loss.
This loss may have hit Jaden Bruess harder than the rest of his teammates. The senior has cut time spent in other sports to improve his basketball skills.      Turkey Valley’s season ended with a 48-41 loss to Clayton Ridge Tuesday night, keeping the Trojans from a district championship game...
Austin Lines, Nashua-Plainfield’s lone senior at the end of the season, drives to the basket.
Don’t get Justin Eiffler wrong, the Nashua-Plainfield boys basketball coach didn’t want his team’s season to end last Thursday night.  Yet, the Husky coach could not have been more proud of the way his team played in a 57-40 loss to seventh-ranked Don Bosco in a Class 1A district quarterfinal game...
Turkey Valley seniors (from left) Morgen Kuennen, Shelby Reicks and Sadie Nymeyer embrace after they helped the Trojans earn their second straight trip to the Class 1A girls basketball state tournament with a win over AGWSR in the regional final on Monday night.
Turkey Valley High School will hold a community pep rally at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday in the high school gym to send off its Trojans to the Class 1A state basketball tournament.  There will also be no school on Monday, the day the Trojans play Janesville in its first state tournament game.  A fan bus...
New Hampton’s Jake Zwanziger gets into the lane and lays up the ball to start a three-point play late in the first half of Tuesday’s district game against Osage.
Zach Wemark stood outside the locker room Tuesday night, and for a moment, words failed him.  “It’s ... just ... I don’t know ...,” the New Hampton senior said as his voice trailed off after the Chickasaws saw their season come to an end with a 51-42 loss to seventh-ranked Osage in a Class 2A...
New Hampton wrestlers pose for a photo after they finished as the traditional state tournament runner-up on Saturday night.
For four days inside Wells Fargo Arena, the New Hampton wrestling team displayed the guts and fortitude that was such a huge part of the 2016-17 Chickasaws.  And while the hardware was nice, what may have separated this team from so many others in Iowa was this: They did it for each other.  Ask...

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