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Turkey Valley girls get split with Stars

   After struggling to get their first win of the season at Riceville, the Turkey Valley softball team won their second on the very next try when they beat Starmont in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday on the road.   The Lady Trojans won 3

Trojans’ coach lauds seniors

   Not all of Turkey Valley's seven senior baseball athletes played in a doubleheader that bookended their senior night recognition Friday.   But all of them will be sorely missed by coach Dan Stepan next year.   Clayton Ridge spoiled the sen

Chickasaws get a peek at regional

   When the regional softball pairings were released a couple of weeks ago, New Hampton's second round opponent — should they get by their first round opponent, Waukon — was going to be Beckman.   But when it was discovered right after the pa

Turkey Valley lands its first softball victory

  It may have taken 28 games to get it done, but Turkey Valley’s girls persevered to win their first game of the season when they played at Riceville Tuesday.    The 9-8 Turkey Valley victory snapped a three-game winning streak by the Wildcats, wh

Chickasaws clinch third straight NEIC baseball title

Make it three in a row for the New Hampton baseball team.

Final home games tonight at TV field

   In terms of wins and losses, the Turkey Valley and Starmont records were pretty similar before the baseball teams met in a doubleheader at Starmont Monday.    And they’re still that way.

Chickasaws send seniors out with bang

   New Hampton needed all the talent it could muster while playing Waukon in the first game of a doubleheader at Mikkelson Park Tuesday.

Rallying for a split

  Ryan Gorman, Keegan Tenge and the rest of their New Hampton baseball team watched Waverly-Shell Rock erupt from its dugout and celebrate Tuesday night as if the Go-Hawks had won the World Series.  And they didn’t like it one bit.  “It was kind o

Winless Huskies making progress

It’s not like Levi Miller didn’t come into the baseball season with his eyes wide open; after all, injuries and other issues left the Nashua-Plainfield baseball team playing with less than a full deck.So while the second-year coach despises being

Huskies get clean slate on Monday

The softball postseason begins on Monday, and the timing couldn’t be better for Nashua-Plainfield softball team.After all, the old axiom that all teams are 0-0 when the playoffs start has to be a good thing because it’s been a rough regular season

Trojans hand Kee its first UIC defeat

After losing a 4-1 contest at Kee High Friday, Turkey Valley's boys snapped an 11-game winning streak by the Kee Hawks when they bounced back in game two, soundly whipping their guests 10-0 and handing them their first conference loss of the

Linn-Mar gives team a ‘break’

When New Hampton plays Waukon tonight [Tuesday] for softball’s version of Senior Parent Night, the Chickasaws will be taking on the same team they'll be playing to start the postseason, which begins a week from Wednesday.But the girls still h

Room to improve

Maybe a picture is worth a 1,000 words; after all, the snapshot that could have been taken after New Hampton beat Crestwood 5-3 Friday night spoke volumes.Yes, the Chickasaws won their 13th straight game. Yes, New Hampton improved to 22-1.

Trojan bats are sluggish in double loss to MFL

With the regular season winding down, time is getting short for Turkey Valley’s girls to land their first win of the season.    They were unable to do so against MFL Monday, as they lost 11-1 and 10-5 games on the road.    Even more critical for t

Sixth-inning rally works half the time against Vikings

One was a win, one was a loss, but in both cases Turkey Valley’s baseball team rallied in the sixth inning when they played a doubleheader at Edgewood-Colesburg Monday.    The Trojan record went to 7-11 the next night as Oelwein played at Jackson

New Hampton remains perfect in league games

Asked how many mantras his team has, and New Hampton baseball coach Cory McDonald couldn’t help but laugh.“A lot,” the coach said, “but you know, we have those mantras and those sayings for a reason.”Take “next play,” for example.Never was it more

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