The heartbreak started early in New Hampton’s regional girls basketball game Wednesday.
In the first minute, in fact.
That’s when Isabel Leichtman went to the floor with a knee injury, and she wouldn’t return.
Although co-coaches Carla Nymeyer and Dan Stepan made all kinds of decisions during Turkey Valley’s regional opener, the best call may have come before the Lady Trojans took the court against Riceville.
Moments after his team overcame a relatively slow start to beat Union Saturday night, New Hampton coach Chad Pemble was asked what his team needed to do to beat fifth-ranked and unbeaten Osage in Wednesday’s Class 2A regional semifinal game?
New Hampton/Turkey Valley had itself one whale of a day at the Class 2A district tournament as the Chickasaws had six champions, qualified nine wrestlers for the state tournament and ran away from the field to win the team title.
After a quick 54-27 win over Charles City — which only took 40 minutes — New Hampton’s wrestlers earned yet another banner for the Chickasaw gymnasium as they won their regional with a 57-17 victory over Clear Lake to qualify for the state dual me