Turkey Valley softball

Turkey Valley’s Josie Weber was the lone freshman in the Upper Iowa to be selected as a first team player after a breakout season.
Although they had a rough start to the season - possessing a record of 1-6 to start the 2019 campaign - the Turkey Valley softball team turned their year around to boast an overall record of 18-16. This included a third place finish in the Upper Iowa Conference, as they were 11-5 in conference...
New Hampton senior Lauren Frerichs slides safely into home during a game with Decorah this past summer.
Anyone who drove past Stolz Park on the night of July 11 would have seen why Lauren Frerichs has been such a special player for the New Hampton softball program. There she was, taking extra batting practice as her father and brother, Connor, traded off pitching to her while her mother, Lori, stood...
Even though the Turkey Valley girls lost their regional game against third-ranked Clarksville Friday night 4-0, the game was full of great defensive plays by the Trojans, like Aleah Hackman’s stretch at first base for the throw that was just a bit too late to catch the Indians’ Chloe Ross.
Turkey Valley’s Kim Fischer only pitched three innings in the Trojans’ regional opener last Monday, as it only took 2 1/2 innings for the TV girls to win over West Central, 13-0. “I really like playing the game, but I’m fine with getting it over with, as long as we get the win,” said the Turkey...
Turkey Valley seniors, from left, Kim Fischer, Shayla Kuennen and Makayla Farrell walk off the field one last time after the Trojan loss Friday night.
In the first round of regional action, Turkey Valley cruised to a 13-0 win over West Central and they upended Kee High in the second round 8-2. But Clarksville's third-ranked Indians would eliminate the TV girls from the tourney by a 4-0 score Friday night. "Our girls have nothing to hang their...
Turkey Valley’s Shayla Kuennen drives a softball in a game against Postville earlier this year.
The Turkey Valley softball team ended the regular season on a strong note, as they posted a record of 4-1 last week to finish 16-15 overall and 11-5 in Upper Iowa Conference play. As the best hitting team in the Upper Iowa Conference, with an average of .383, the Trojans showcased their offensive...
Josie Weber gets a high five from coach Junior Hackman while rounding third with a home run, during a Turkey Valley 16-1 win over Postville last Wednesday.
We’ve written about big innings before, but this one takes the cake. During game one of last week’s Turkey Valley-Postville doubleheader, the first frame ended in a 1-1 tie. Postville didn’t score in the top half of the second, but when the Trojans were up in the bottom half of the inning — before...
Turkey Valley’s Jordan Lukes pulls into third base in the Trojans’ game against New Hampton’s JV team, as the throw was a little off for third baseman Kara Crooks at the New Hampton tournament on Saturday.
Being able to bounce back is key for any team, and the Turkey Valley softball team was able to do that throughout last week. It started last Monday, when the Trojans fell to MFL-Mar-Mac in the first game of a doubleheader 7-3. Turkey Valley held a 3-0 lead going into the sixth, but the Bulldogs...
Turkey Valley’s Kara Reicks fires a throw to first base to record an out in the Trojans’ win over Central Elkader last Wednesday.
When the ball sailed over the fence in Turkey Valley’s second game against Central Elkader Wednesday, Shayla Kuennen didn’t realize it hit the scoreboard, then bounced back onto the field. “I just started running right away so I could get at least a double,” she said of her second home run of the...
Turkey Valley’s Hailey Elsbernd makes a nice running catch during Saturday’s Crestwood Invitational.
The Turkey Valley softball team got their first win of the season last Wednesday, as they defeated North Fayette Valley in the first game of a doubleheader 19-6 in just six innings. Heading into the sixth, the Trojans led by just three, but they scored a whopping 10 runs in this inning to extend...
Emily Busta throws out a South Winn runner earlier in the same week the Trojan girls split a doubleheader against Clayton Ridge.
For a team that only won two games last year, to finish with a winning record in the Upper Iowa Conference is a definite feather in Turkey Valley’s softball cap this year. But the team needed a walk-off double by Shayla Kuennen to do it. After the Trojans lost 6-5 in game one against Clayton Ridge...

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