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Turkey Valley’s Jordan Lukes focuses on the rim as she gets set to shoot a 3-pointer against Central Elkader last Tuesday.
For the first time of the 2019-2020 campaign, the Turkey Valley girls basketball team was forced to deal with adversity.  After a 6-0 start to the year, they were pounded by MFL MarMac on Friday 65-42. However, just a day later, they responded with a 19-point victory over Houston, Minnesota in the...
Turkey Valley’s Keegan Balk scored 29 points against MFL MarMac on Friday.
After a 4-0 start to the year, the Turkey Valley boys basketball team hit a rough patch to end last week. This included a pair of losses against Upper Iowa Conference foe MFL MarMac and Houston, Minnesota. TV entered Friday’s game at MFL allowing an average of 27.8 points per contest to their...
The length of Kade Kruse and the quickness of Seth Huinker could well create a turnover as Turkey Valley was smothering their Elkader opponent Tuesday night.
While both the girls and boys played a bit short-handed Tuesday against Central Elkader, the scoreboards didn’t show it. Both Trojan teams stayed unbeaten as the girls won 56-37, and the boys crushed the Warriors, 70-17. The girls were playing without Jalyssa Blazek, who suffered a minor concussion...
New Hampton’s Drake Wemark scored 33 points and added six steals in the 66-61 victory against Columbus.
He may have had 33 of the team’s 66 points, but all Drake Wemark cared about was getting the victory. And he led the charge for the New Hampton boys in being able to do this, as they picked up their first win of the year over Columbus Catholic by a score of 66-61 in an overtime thriller on Thursday...
New Hampton’s Kaylee Eggerichs drives to the basket during a doubleheader with Charles City last week.
All the New Hampton girls basketball team needed was a little home cooking. After an 0-3 start to the season, the Chickasaws played in their home opener last Tuesday and jumped out to a 17-3 lead, which proved to be vital, as they topped Charles City 54-45 in their first game in the new gym. “Our...
New Hampton senior Evan Rosonke works for a takedown in overtime on his way to his 100th career victory.
New Hampton/Turkey Valley senior Evan Rosonke stood in the new cafeteria last Thursday night and tried to find a smile. He failed, and maybe that says something about one of the unquestioned leaders of the 2019-20 Chickasaws. Team means more than individual. Earlier in the evening, Rosonke, giving...
Turkey Valley’s Keegan Balk had a solid all-around game against West Central with 14 points, seven rebounds, six steals and five assists.
Last year, the Turkey Valley boys basketball team held their opponent to under 30 points in three different games. Just one week into this season, the Trojans seemed poised to shatter that mark, as they have already achieved this twice. In the two Upper Iowa Conference games they played, TV allowed...
New Hampton freshman Carter Steinlage hauled in seven rebounds against Mason City on Thursday night.
The sun did rise on Friday morning, but it didn’t brighten the mood for New Hampton boys basketball coach Ryan Rausch after his team dropped a 77-41 non-conference tilt to Mason City. “Look, you can’t turn the ball over 27 times and expect to win,” he said after his team fell to 0-2. “Heck, you can...
Turkey Valley’s Jaycie Byrne racked up 16 points to go along with eight steals and seven assists in the Trojans’ win over Kee on Friday.
Having four games in one week can be both physically and mentally exhausting. However, you wouldn’t have guessed it from watching the Turkey Valley girls basketball team, as they were able to sweep all four games with ease last week. After topping New Hampton on Monday, the Trojans completed the...
New Hampton’s Alexa Wemark tries to drive past Turkey Valley’s Breanna Busta in the Chickasaws’ season-opening loss.
It wasn’t the way coach Chad Pemble envisioned the season starting, and even though the New Hampton girls basketball team is 0-3, he was pleased with how the girls played against stingy competition. “We competed really well. We were right in the games until the end,” he said. “We learned that we...

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