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Fast start is not quite enough for N-P girls

Maybe there are two lessons to be learned in Nashua-Plainfield’s girls basketball loss to West Fork last week.  First, one quarter does not make a game.  Second, though, is that the Huskies have the ability to play with even elite teams like the W

Slowly but surely

Nashua-Plainfield may not have the power teams it put on the wrestling mat in the 2000s and early part of this decade, but the young Huskies are definitely making progress.  Take last week, for example.  Nashua-Plainfield went 3-2 in duals over th

Two games in 18 hours for Trojans

    Just a freshman, Ethan Leibold didn't miss a shot when Turkey Valley played their “Border Battle” game Saturday morning.    That's not an exaggeration, he literally did not miss, going 10-for-10 to lead the Trojan boys as they defeat

Cousins lead the way for Turkey Valley on the mat

The Reicks cousins picked up all the points Turkey Valley scored both Thursday in a pair of dual meets at North Fayette Valley and the Flanagan Invitational at Cresco over the weekend, where the Trojans trailed the field of eight schools.  The Thu

‘Second season’ starts with a victory

Against Oelwein Friday, New Hampton's girls had an insurmountable lead early in the third quarter. Or did they?  When Darian Wegner scored on an offensive putback, the Chickasaws led by nearly 20, 41-22.

New Hampton boys break through with their first NEIC win

The halftime talk didn't sink in until about three minutes had elapsed in the second half, but when it did, New Hampton took firm control of Friday night's game with Oelwein.  The Chickasaws used a 25-0 run that stretched deep into the f

Turkey Valley girls fall to Springville in 1-2 battle

It looked like Turkey Valley might keep their streak going in the first half of a battle against Springville Saturday night.

Plenty to shout about!

On a night when New Hampton all but wrapped up its second consecutive Northeast Iowa Conference dual meet championship, the signature moment may have come in meet the Chickasaws won 70-6.  That win over Crestwood and a 34-31 victory over Waverly-S

Hoops slate to get hectic in coming weeks

Back in November, New Hampton boys basketball coach Chad Sweitzer touted depth as one of his team’s strengths.  The Chickasaws may need it, thanks to a rash of postponements that will force New Hampton into playing 13 games over the next four week

Chickasaws doing some ‘new things’ in next week

New Hampton hosting a dual tournament in early January is nothing new.  Neither is the Chickasaws taking part in a quadrangular with Denver/Tripoli, Wapsie Valley and Dike-New Hartford.  Yet both events have something new attached to them this yea

Trojan boys are out-gunned by Ed-Co, 62-43

The height and athleticism by two inside players for Edgewood-Colesburg was more than the Turkey Valley boys could handle Tuesday.

Second-ranked Turkey Valley girls win by 20

Morgen Kuennen’s face lit up when she talked about her foul total.    “I only had one! Or maybe two [it was one]. I think we moved our feet better, we had some good practices over break and I think we’re faster now.

Pony Express has grown by leaps, bounds

Good Friday is 101 days away, and that may be an eternity for some of us.Not so, however, for Pam Lore.For years, Lore and her family have been a big part of the Pony Express, the annual Easter Weekend ride that converges on Des Moines and has rai

Huskies head into break with a win

Maybe it wasn’t one of those “must-win” games record wise, but there’s no question that Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball coach Josh Smith and his Huskies wanted to enter the Christmas break on a high note.  Mission accomplished.  The Huskies use

Pretty good ’16

While Turkey Valley's boys haven't enjoyed the same attention in the past couple of years that the girls have, they're inching their way into some of the top statistical categories that go along with a successful season.  And with t

Trojans remain perfect

As a four-year varsity starter, Turkey Valley's Shelby Reicks probably isn't blindsided often.  But after the Lady Trojans won 55-22 over South Winn Thursday night, the senior had no idea what was coming next as she was honored in betwee

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