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Chickasaw trapshooters open season with a bang

New Hampton’s girls opened their trapshooting season with strong performances as they swept the top honors in the Chickasaw season opener at Nashua Saturday.  Kennady Nie especially had a quick start, scoring the first perfect 50 of her career, no

Chickasaw boys find plenty of positives outside

After a couple of “false starts,” the New Hampton boys track team finally found its way outdoors on Tuesday.  And it was worth the wait for the Chickasaws, who got three victories and a number of strong performances on their way to a second-place

New Hampton girls dominate outdoor opener

If the Chickasaw girls were anxious to start their outdoor season, it showed as they opened by capturing the title at Charles City Tuesday.    Seven teams were in the mix and New Hampton ran away with the win, scoring over twice the points of the

Nashua-Plainfield trapshooters open at home invitational

A beautiful, sunny day with little wind was a great way to start the trapshooting season for the Nashua-Plainfield Trapshooting team on Saturday morning.  Nashua-Plainfield hosted their first Invitational at Nashua Fish and Game Club against New H

N-P girls put together solid performances

A team doesn’t lose the likes of Dallas Weiss, Kaylee Eggers, Genevieve Reams, Briley Fisher and Aubry Bienemann and not face a bit of a rebuilding project.  But despite losing a deep, talented senior class to graduation, coach Kristi Hannemann be

A promising start

The numbers are encouraging, but so, too, were the results from Nashua-Plainfield’s first boys track meet of the season.  “We’ve got a lot of kids out, and that gives us some flexibility to do some things,” first-year head coach Chase Sudol said o

Turkey Valley golf numbers double from a year ago

When considering Turkey Valley’s golf records last year — when the girls were ninth in the conference with a 2-10 record and the boys were 10th with a 1-10 record — keep in mind the experience the teams had.    The girls started from scratch.

Chickasaw boys have lofty goals

In the spring of 2006, New Hampton claimed its second straight Northeast Iowa Conference boys golf title.  Since then, it's been all Decorah all the time.  The 2017 Chickasaws, though, believe they have a team that can end Decorah's reig

Planning for a three-peat

Talking about the upcoming girls golf season at New Hampton, coach Eric Olson’s opening statement might raise an eyebrow or two.    “We have a lot of experienced golfers back.

Depth no problem for NH trapshooters

    Tuesday it was time for New Hampton trapshooting coach Chuck Stanton to pay up.    “Last year I told the kids I’d get my head shaved if any of the girls hit 50 straight targets, and Anna Holschlag did it at the state meet,” explained Stanton. 

All-state basketball honors to TV’s Reicks, Kuennen

    The awards kept coming for a pair of Turkey Valley girls after the 2016-17 season as both Shelby Reicks and Morgen Kuennen earned all-region and all-state honors.    The two were selected for the various honors after leading their team to a se

Two seniors to lead Lady Trojans

With seven seniors lost to graduation last year, getting the six freshmen on this year’s Turkey Valley girls’ track squad off on the right foot is crucial.  And that’s where coach Brian Schmitt knows he’ll get help from his two senior leaders.  Sh

Turkey Valley boys have 25 athletes on this year’s roster

With no seniors on the roster last year, Turkey Valley’s boys track team didn’t lose any talent to graduation, but they do have a ton of it coming back.    In his 19th season, coach Mark Scott will be able to work with 16 returning lettermen, incl

New Hampton boys will have to experiment a bit

For the first time in years, the New Hampton boys track team does not have an athlete returning with state meet experience.  The Chickasaws are also not the deepest team around, either, as coach Scott Frerichs' roster contains just 20 student

Experience galore

They aren’t “loud” leaders by any stretch of the imagination, but they are leaders nonetheless.  And for that, New Hampton girls track coach Jeanette Laures is grateful.  “We have a lot of girls who aren’t going to get in your face,” Laures said,

Trojans run at UIC Indoor

Forget the places in the team standings, the Turkey Valley track teams showed plenty of potential at the Upper Iowa Conference Indoor Championships.The Trojan boys finished fifth while the girls took sixth at the meet held on Monday at Luther Coll

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