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Chickasaws win district title

Trevor Ambrose threw a one-hitter and Carter Stochl hit a key two-run double to lead New Hampton to a 3-0 win over North Fayette in a Class 2A district title game on Saturday.Ambrose was brilliant on the mound as he had a no-hitter through 6 2/3 i

Chickasaws win ranked battle

Keegan Tenge knew he had hit the ball well Friday night, yet the New Hampton junior was still in for a surprise.“It felt great coming off the bat, and I figured it was going to bounce off the fence for a double,” he said.

New Hampton girls fall to top-ranked Benton Community

New Hampton's tournament run ended Monday night, 10-1 at the hands of top-ranked Benton Community in a game held at Van Horne.

Trojans head into playoffs on tough note

No one can accuse the Turkey Valley baseball team that it played a soft schedule in 2016.The latest buzzsaw the Trojans faced was Dike-New Hartford, the 10th-ranked team in Class 2A, and the Wolverines rolled to a 17-1 win over Turkey Valley in th

Chickasaw girls escape in eighth inning

New Hampton softball defeated ninth-ranked Beckman Catholic in the regional semifinal round Friday night, but it took an eighth-inning run to do so.Ahead in the game 6-1 after five innings, the Chickasaws let the Trailblazers back into the contest

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

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