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New Hampton 170-pounder Noah Glaser works for a takedown against Tyler Zeiman of Cherokee during the first round of the Class 2A state tournament Friday.
 As far as coach Nick Hemann is concerned, New Hampton will head into the second day of the Class 2A state tournament right where it needs to be.The Chickasaws went a perfect 6-for-6 during the opening round Thursday night as Michael Millage at 126, Keaton Geerts at 138 and Noah Hopp at 220 all...
For the first time in 15 years, Nashua-Plainfield won’t be sending a wrestler to the state tournament.  And while that fact is disappointing to veteran coach Al Frost, he won’t fault the efforts his two Class 1A district qualifiers — Brock Dietz and Jakob Whitinger — gave him on Saturday in Lake...
Sometimes it pays to be outside the circle as Turkey Valley’s Kassidy Reicks proves by picking up a loose ball that was pushed out of a ‘scrum’ during Tuesday night’s game.
Probably the majority of the people in the Turkey Valley gym Tuesday night agreed with Lydia Schuchhardt, who thought the 60-49 Lady Trojan regional win was a little closer than expected.  After all, Turkey Valley, with their 18-2 record, was playing a Mason City Newman team that went 11-11 during...
Nashua-Plainfield’s Isaac Chambers gets loose underneath the hoop for an easy basket in Monday night’s game against Clarksville.
The play called for Isaac Chambers to use a screen from teammate Dawson Schmitt and get a short jumper.  Instead, the Nashua-Plainfield sophomore improvised just a bit.  “I saw I had a pretty clear path to the basket and the way my jumper had been falling — or not falling — I went with it,”...
New Hampton wrestlers pose with the trophy and banner they claimed Wednesday when they won the Class 2A state dual-meet title.
 The goal all season was simple: Win a Class 2A state championship.Mission accomplished.New Hampton put together an inspired performance on its way to beating Solon 43-25 Wednesday night to claim the Class 2A state dual-meet championship.The top-ranked Chickasaws, who finished sixth in 2015 and...
New Hampton's Areon Day clinches New Hampton's semifinal victory with a pin at 195 against Davenport Assumption.
 The New Hampton wrestling team will compete for its first state dual-meet championship in a dozen years later Wednesday after the Chickasaws overpowered Davenport Assumption 46-24 in a Class 2A semifinal meet.The Chickasaws, who improved to 29-2, took the lead for good when Max Babcock opened the...
New Hampton's Areon Day clinches New Hampton's semifinal victory with a pin at 195 against Davenport Assumption.
 The New Hampton wrestling team will compete for its first state dual-meet championship in a dozen years later Wednesday after the Chickasaws overpowered Davenport Assumption 46-24 in a Class 2A semifinal meet.The Chickasaws, who improved to 29-2, took the lead for good when Max Babcock opened the...
Keegan Tenge works to get a takedown in his 145-pound match against Denver-Tripoli's John Ebaugh.
New Hampton showed off its power Wednesday morning as the top-ranked Chickasaws got six pins and rolled to a 51-23 victory over Denter-Tripoli in the opening round of the Class 2A state dual wrestling tournament.The eighth-ranked Titans took a 6-0 lead with two early decisions, but New Hampton won...
Ryan Gorman stood outside the Decorah High School locker room Saturday afternoon and was asked about his quest for an individual state wrestling championship.  He smiled and cut the reporter off.  “Whoa, the ultimate goal is to win the duals,” he said, “and then we can talk about the other stuff...
New Hampton’s Tristan Sweitzer dishes off a pass that turns into one of his game-high seven assists in the Chickasaws’ win over Nashua-Plainfield Thursday.
There were folks who doubted Chad Sweitzer way back in November when the New Hampton boys basketball coach said his team could contend for a top-two finish in the Northeast Iowa Conference.  And those same folks figured the sixth-year coach was way off his rocker when the Chickasaws started the...

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