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Chickasaws roll into dual semifinals

New Hampton showed off its power Wednesday morning as the top-ranked Chickasaws got six pins and rolled to a 51-23 victory over Denter-Tripoli in the opening round of the Class 2A state dual wrestling tournament.The eighth-ranked Titans took a 6-0

Chickasaws have one goal — winning a title — at state duals

Ryan Gorman stood outside the Decorah High School locker room Saturday afternoon and was asked about his quest for an individual state wrestling championship.  He smiled and cut the reporter off.  “Whoa, the ultimate goal is to win the duals,” he

Chickasaws can live with second

There were folks who doubted Chad Sweitzer way back in November when the New Hampton boys basketball coach said his team could contend for a top-two finish in the Northeast Iowa Conference.  And those same folks figured the sixth-year coach was wa

A wild thrill ride

A 41-28 lead had turned into a 45-43 deficit and New Hampton’s girls basketball season was on the brink of extinction Saturday night.  Yet, the Chickasaws were still supremely confident that their season was going to be extended another day.  “I d

Chickasaws advance six to state wrestling

In the toughest district in the state, six had to be enough for the New Hampton wrestling team on Saturday.  That’s the number of Chickasaws who advanced out of the Class 2A district tournament in Decorah as New Hampton crowned five champions and

Big Trojan comeback falls short in double OT

The prospects of a season sweep for the Turkey Valley boys over South Winn looked so good on so many occasions late in the game between the large division Warriors and the small division Trojans Tuesday.    But each time the TV boys found some mom

TV seniors finish with four-year 51-3 UIC record

    Turkey Valley’s girls utilized a knee brace, crutches and ice at South Winn Tuesday. And still beat the Warriors 52-28 to go undefeated in the Upper Iowa Conference for the third straight year.    The knee brace belonged to Emily Busta.

Effort better, but result is the same

Although New Hampton played a better game against Crestwood their second time around, the margin of the Cadet win Monday was exactly the same as it was the first time, 29 points, as the Chickasaw girls lost a 76-47 contest at Cresco.  New Hampton

Chickasaws rally for key win

A couple of months ago — maybe even a few weeks ago — it wouldn’t have happened, but this is a vastly different New Hampton boys basketball team.   The Chickasaws dug themselves out of two holes — one early and one late — and survived a wild finis

Utterly dominating

Drew Boeding looked around the gym one last time and flashed a big smile.  “To end it like this at home — both as a team and for me individually — it can’t get much better than that,” the New Hampton senior said after New Hampton crushed the field

Slow start costs Nashua-Plainfield boys

If there’s one lesson Justin Eiffler wants his young Huskies to take from the 2016-17 season, it is this: Slow starts are costly.  The Huskies re-learned that lesson again last week in a 61-45 loss to North Butler and to a lesser degree on Monday

N-P girls make progress despite three more losses

In a year where wins have been hard to come by, Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball coach Josh Smith continues to find positives.  And despite losing three games — 46-31 to North Butler, 73-43 to MFL-Mar-Mac and 47-34 to St.

Taking a pair

The good news was Brock Dietz was going to qualify for the district tournament either way; the bad news is the Nashua-Plainfield junior had no idea that the third-place match had punched his ticket.  That meant, in Dietz’s mind at least, he was wr

Trojan girls continue UIC dominance

    It wasn't as big of a comeback as a certain football team made Sunday, but when Turkey Valley erased a 21-18 Kee High halftime lead and went on to win 42-39 last Friday, it was still a very big win.

New Hampton host regional duals tonight

New Hampton may get a shot at revenge tonight at the Class 2A regional duals, thanks to the pairings put out by the Iowa High School Athletic Association.  The top-ranked Chickasaws, who are 25-2 and unbeaten against Class 2A competition this seas

Turkey Valley boys claim a UIC crown

For now, Turkey Valley's boys can enjoy the fact that they are the top team in the Upper Iowa Conference small school division.  The Trojans clinched the spot with a 57-44 win over Kee High Friday, which was followed by a Saturday 64-51 loss

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