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Trojans win high-scoring affair

    For the first three quarters Friday night, the difference between Turkey Valley's score and that of their Kee High hosts was created by two-point conversions — Turkey Valley made some of theirs and Kee didn't.    For the game, even t

Chickasaws roll past Mohawks

    The second-largest school in Class 4A, roughly 20 more students and Mason City would be a 5A volleyball team; New Hampton, on the other hand, is in the middle of the pack of 3A schools.    But the Chickasaws weren't in the least intimidat

And so it begins!

There’s just something about that first day of school that tugs at the heartstrings.
Maybe it’s the kindergartners who give their parents one final tight hug.

Trojans open XC season

    Since Turkey Valley has been running with the South Winn cross country program the last two years, it’s been awhile since a Trojan uniform has been on a course.    But the program got underway Tuesday as five boys and one girl competed at Edge

Hawks advance to medal round

    The University of Iowa baseball team that is representing the United States at the World University Games in Taiwan, earned a trip to the medal round despite an 11-5 loss to Japan on Wednesday.    The Hawkeyes punched their ticket to the medal

Quick opener

    The New Hampton volleyball team may not have been in mid-season form Tuesday night when the Chickasaws opened the 2017 volleyball season with a sweep of Nashua-Plainfield.    But boy oh boy, the Chickasaws showed the potential they have as the

Baxter Turkey Shoot will be held this Sunday

   One of the things Jo Myrsaides liked about the sixth annual Al Baxter Memorial Turkey Shoot last year was bidding on the shooters in the auction.   Myrsaides’ late husband, an Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officer,  would ha

New Hampton senior commits to the Salukis

    Josh Fenske visited the Southern Illinois University last month and came away impressed.    “I liked the campus. It’s beautiful. I liked the coaches and I felt like it was a good place for me,” he said. “The coaching staff was a key part. ...

Scrimmage is ‘good thing’ for Chickasaws

    The New Hampton football team will head to Decorah tonight [Friday] to finally play someone other themselves.    The Chickasaws and Vikings, for a second straight year, will scrimmage against each other, beginning at 7 p.m.    “It’s a good thi

More than a Hawkeye

    Cole McDonald will be the first to admit that he’s been presented some once-in-a-lifetime opportunities because he’s a member of the University of Iowa baseball team.    He got a chance to travel to the Dominican Republic last November.

Millage commits to UNI

Michael Millage found the right fit, and now he can just focus on his senior year at New Hampton High School.
The two-time state champion committed to wrestling at the University of Northern Iowa on Wednesday morning.

All-state Chickasaws

Maybe — no, scratch maybe and say absolutely — what New Hampton baseball coach Cory McDonald will miss the most about his seniors is their team-first attitude.

Nymeyer, Fischer are all-conference for Lady Trojans

   All of the Turkey Valley girls deserved to be named to the Upper Iowa Conference honor squads just for sticking with the program this year, but that’s not the way these things work.  So at the conclusion of a disappointing season, Sadie Nymeyer

Six earn all-UIC for TV baseball

   Even though Cody Hackman played  catcher about as much as he was in centerfield, the Turkey Valley senior was named an Upper Iowa Conference first team outfielder for the 2017 season.   He was the only Trojan to land on the first team, but Evan

Welcome back, RAGBRAI

   Rick Kramer today is New Hampton Parks and Recreation director, but back in 1977, he had just graduated from high school, and he remembers the bicyclists camping at Mikkelson Park in New Hampton.   “It was a big deal, but nothing — I mean nothi

Airport runway almost complete

    Dan Scott admitted that he almost had tears in his eyes as his good friend and fellow New Hampton Airport Foundation member Jason Lahmann flew him over the airport runway recently.    As he looked below, the retired New Hampton businessman got

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