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New Hampton senior Connor Cleveland laces a hit to the outfield during Thursday night’s game against Waverly-Shell Rock.
 Alex Troyna and his New Hampton baseball team didn’t give a rip about style points on Friday night.All the Chickasaws wanted was a win, and they got it — a gritty 5-4 victory over Crestwood that set up the biggest doubleheader of the year.A night after the Chickasaws saw a 3-1 seventh inning lead...
Josh Vsetecka takes a turn on the mound during a recent Trojan home game.
 It’s hard enough to lose a one-run game, but Turkey Valley endured the same results twice as Edgewood-Colesburg escaped Jackson Junction Monday night with a 6-5 win, followed by a 3-2 victory in game two.Turkey Valley fell to 8-14 after the pair of losses Monday, along with a 9-1 loss to Oelwein...
Sadie Nymeyer singled and scored in Turkey Valley’s 2-0 win over Decorah Tuesday.
 Turkey Valley had 10 hits in its first softball game against MFL Monday. They had 17 in the second game, but even with 27 hits for the night, they weren’t able to chalk up a win.The next night they had four hits against Decorah — that was a win.Bringing their season record to 7-13, the Trojans...
New Hampton’s Karly Fitzgerald smacks a basehit during Monday’s tough 1-0 loss to Crestwood.
 To say the schedule maker has been a tad unkind to the New Hampton softball team would be a gigantic understatement.Since last Saturday, the Chickasaws have played six games and all six tilts have come against ranked opponents.“The girls are hanging in there, and we’ve battled and battled,” New...
New Hampton rightfielder Zach Wemark (above) chases down a blast that ended a game that included a first-inning RBI double by Noah Hopp (below) and concluded with a 7-5 Chickasaw victory.
 The ball leapt off the bat of Oelwein’s John Leo Thursday night and New Hampton pitcher Ryan Gorman had a one-word thought.“Zach.”That would be Zach Wemark, who raced back into the gap, had to spin around because the ball was tailing so much and then made a spectacular catch to end New Hampton’s 7...
 To say Nashua-Plainfield softball is in the midst of a tough stretch recently would be a giant understatement.Six losses by a combined score of 80-9 stretched the Huskies losing skid to 14, and a big part of the problem, says their coach, is confidence.“We make plays in practice and we just have...
 Ask Levi Miller what he loves about his Nashua-Plainfield baseball team and the answer comes quickly.“They get knocked down, get up, dust themselves off and go back to work,” Miller said, “and that’s what, in the end, is going to make us a really good baseball team.”Take the last four games, for...
It’s pretty obvious, but as the dust clears around second base, Walker Leibold is safe on this steal from a Turkey Valley game-one win over North Fayette Valley Thursday.
In between a loss to Class 2A third-ranked New Hampton, Turkey Valley played an Upper Iowa Conference doubleheader on Thursday and traveled to Gladbrook on Saturday to play two teams they rarely see.The result was the same as the Trojans split both days, but coach Dan Stepan saw progress from his...
This is the first of two outs made on attempted steals by South Winn, as the Reicks-to-Reicks connection is made. On a throw from catcher Kassidy Reicks to Shelby Reicks at short, this tag came in the second inning.
Coach Haley Kriener gave the Turkey Valley fans a little bit of the credit for the Lady Trojan nitecap win over South Winn Thursday.After an opening 6-2 loss, the Lady Trojans were tied late in game two before a controversial play took away the go-ahead Trojan run.“After seeing our lead be taken...
The effort by New Hampton’s Ryan Gorman is definitely there, but Turkey Valley’s Jaden Bruess did reach safely for an infield single on this play.
The numbers New Hampton’s baseball team are putting up are downright ridiculous, enough so that Friday’s 11-1 win over Turkey Valley almost seemed ho-hum for Chickasaw fans.Then again, New Hampton leads all Class 2A teams in runs (229), home runs (9), walks (110), hit-by-pitches (39), batting...

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