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Out of the race

When Delaney Lensing saw the notepad and pen come out, she elaborated on the “pretty sweet” phrase that she used to described the one hit she had in the Turkey Valley regional opener.    “It was exhilarating, how about that?” she said.

Chickasaws claim outright NEIC crown

New Hampton had just pounded Waukon 16-0 Tuesday night when the news arrived from Cresco.Crestwood had knocked off Waverly-Shell Rock 3-2, which meant if New Hampton could finish off the sweep of the Indians, they would be the outright Northeast I

N-P has one of ‘those weeks’

To put it simply, it just wasn’t Nashua-Plainfield’s week when it came to the baseball diamond.The Huskies dropped four games — including one in which they were leading 8-2 — and saw their record fall to 10-15.“Honestly, it was just one of those w

End of the road

It wasn’t the ending Nashua-Plainfield coach Dani Demuth wanted, yet she focused on the positive Tuesday night after the Huskies’ season came to a close with a 3-0 loss to Clarksville in the opening round of the playoffs.“The girls we have on the

Chickasaw girls advance in regionals

    It wasn’t until Karly Fitzgerald rounded second and looked toward coach Jack Seelhammer at third that she knew she had just scored the first run of regional competition Wednesday night.    With two down, the Chickasaw was up to the plate in th

Turkey Valley rebounds twice to gain UIC splits

Both of Turkey Valley's recent softball outings — against Starmont Thursday and Clayton Ridge Friday — had something in common.“There's something about a poor game-one loss that gets our bats going in game two,” said coach Haley Kriener

Trojans squeeze out two one-run victories

Turkey Valley proved the old cliché is true.

Getting hot at the right time

Don’t look now, but here comes one sizzling team into the Class 3A regional tournament.That team would be New Hampton as the Chickasaws swept four games at the Don Bosco Classic this past weekend.After a brutal stretch in which the Chickasaws suff

One down, one to go

Trevor Ambrose doesn’t hit a lot of “might be, could be” home runs; in fact, he hasn’t hit one all year.What the New Hampton senior has done is smacked a Class 2A-leading eight no-doubt homers, the latest a three-run shot to left field Friday nigh

Turkey Valley shows mettle against Kee

 Just the fact that Turkey Valley scored any runs at all in a doubleheader against third-ranked Kee Monday was a bit of an improvement.The Hawks have pitched 17 shutouts this year, including a 10-0 victory over the Trojans two days earlier at the

Stingy Trojans sweep Starmont

 Even though it was his first varsity one-hitter, Evan Drilling just shrugged after Turkey Valley defeated Starmont 7-1 in the first game of a doubleheader Monday.“I wasn’t really thinking about the number of hits they got,” said the Trojan sophom

Chickasaws find offense

 All of a sudden, the softball is looking like a beach ball to the New Hampton softball team.The Chickasaws broke out their big bats this week as they collected 28 hits in a Northeast Iowa Conference doubleheader sweep of Waukon on Tuesday and the

A diamond draw

 New Hampton and Waverly-Shell Rock came to Mikkelson Park virtually tied atop the Northeast Iowa Conference baseball standings.Four hours later, nothing had changed as the two powerhouses battled to a draw — with New Hampton winning the first gam

Softball team looks to break losing skid

 To say it’s been a tough season for the Nashua-Plainfield softball team would be a giant understatement.The Huskies have had to deal with a “late start” because of the track and golf teams’ successes this spring and injuries and illnesses have al

Making strides

 It was, Nashua-Plainfield baseball coach Levi Miller believes, a momentous week for his Huskies.They showed they can beat “anyone,” they learned a valuable baseball lesson and they showed what kind of team they can be when they play a little angr

No wins, but tourney will help Trojan boys

 Just one more win will take the Turkey Valley baseball team past the number of wins they had a year ago. The thing is, they only won eight games during the 2015 season, but with five seniors starters gone from that team — and no seniors on this y

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