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Not quite there yet

New Hampton boys basketball coach Chad Sweitzer sat in Charles City’s new gymnasium Tuesday night and put it bluntly.  “We’ve shown we can play with these teams,” he said after the Class 3A eighth-ranked Comets pulled away from New Hampton for a 7

Grinding out some wins

The wins for the Nashua-Plainfield wrestling team were nice, but the losses and the lessons they taught may be just as important.  In the end, coach Al Frost will take the first half of the season that came to an end with a 2-1 night at the Huskie

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In the Christmas season, we celebrate God's coming to us in the person of Jesus Christ.

Trojan girls roll by Tripoli

Neither team scored in the first couple minutes of a Turkey Valley-Tripoli clash last Thursday night, before the Panthers took a 2-1 lead.But an 18-3 run by the Lady Trojans closed out the quarter and pretty well assured the TV girls of their seve

Trojans take care of the basketball

Turkey Valley's overall shooting percentage was nothing to write home about as the Trojans were defeating Tripoli Thursday, 51-35.  In all shots taken, the winners made baskets at a 33 percent clip.

Plenty of fight

Keegan Tenge and his New Hampton wrestling teammates share one common bond with Chickasaw coach Nick Hemann.  They hate losing.  “But you know what, take away five or so matches, and I’m totally happy with this weekend,” Hemann said the day after

Two Trojan wrestlers compete at tourney

Turkey Valley won’t finish in the upper half of many tournaments with only two wrestlers in action, but then again, they weren’t last in the Chris Davis Invitational at Wapsie Valley Saturday.  With only Cale Reicks and Kelby Reicks competing, Tur

TV girls tack on two more wins

With the type of halftime leads Turkey Valley's girls have had so far this season, the coaching staff can afford to experiment a bit.

Lions junior wrestling to run this Saturday

    Early entries must be postmarked today [Tuesday] for the 39th annual Lions Wrestling Tournament to be held this Saturday, Dec. 10.

Chickasaws can’t solve the 4A riddle

The margin was worse, but Chad Sweitzer saw at least some progress Thursday night when his New Hampton boys basketball team fell to 0-2 with a 79-46 loss to Mason City.  The loss came two nights after the Chickasaws dropped their season opener by

Trojans rally past Central, fall to Vikes

The term free throw is a bit of a misnomer, as they're not free and, in fact, at times the shots are very hard to sink.  Although Turkey Valley's boys won their first game of the season, they did so with a paltry 13 percent at the line,

Chickasaws make statement at Independence

Yeah, New Hampton is pretty good at wrestling.  Just ask the other 24 teams that took part in the inaugural Independence Invitational Friday and Saturday.  Yet, Chickasaw coach Nick Hemann, as happy as he was with winning a team title, knows winni

‘D’ keys Chickasaws’ NEIC win

Anyone who watches Isabel Leichtman knows how aggressive she is on offense.

Numbers are low as Trojans open season

The stories for the Turkey Valley wrestlers may be a bit on the short side this season.  There are seven out for the sport, but a couple that are new to the sport didn’t wrestle in the South Hardin quadrangular Tuesday as the Trojans started compe

Chickasaws endure rough season opener

Chad Sweitzer stood in the hallway at New Hampton High School and shook his head.  He knows one game does not make a season — especially when it comes against a Class 4A school with a Division I recruit — but it didn’t take a rocket scientist to r

Turkey Valley gets off to quick start on the court

    The margin of victory in the Turkey Valley girls’ 81-31 season-opening win over West Central probably wasn’t a big surprise, last year the Lady Trojans played the Blue Devils twice and won by 45-and 49-point margins.    Turkey Valley’s boys fi

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