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One fine swan song

    In her third year of running in the state cross country meet, is Shelby Reicks calm and collected before the top race of the season?    "Not really," said the Trojan senior after placing 49th of 135 runners in Fort Dodge.

Usher finishes strong at state meet

During the final mile of Nolan Usher's inaugural state cross country meet, his coach thought he passed about 15 runners.  He wasn't sure about that figure.  "You can't really count them, you just gotta go!" said the Chicka

Top-ranked Trojans fall

Turkey Valley still had a seldom-used play up its sleeve, and it kept the Trojans competitive in a state playoff game against Don Bosco for a time Friday.  But eventually, the Dons shredded the Trojan defense for 75 points — more than the last fou

Chickasaws give top-ranked NFV battle before falling 21-7

New Hampton gave top-ranked North Fayette Valley everything it could handle Friday night, but the TigerHawks used two second-half touchdowns to post a 21-7 victory in the opening round of the Class 2A state playoffs."I'm proud of you guy

Trip ends Lady Trojan season

    Against a team like sixth-ranked Tripoli, kills are hard to come by and so are aces.

How quickly the tides turn

The momentum that New Hampton had after an opening-set win over Osage Tuesday night did not carry into the second set.    How quickly it shifted left fans shaking their heads.

Area teams face stiff playoff tests

The challenges facing the New Hampton and Turkey Valley teams Friday night are, in a word, daunting.  But neither the Chickasaws nor the Trojans are complaining. They’re both in the playoffs.

Finding success

It wasn’t the finish the Nashua-Plainfield cross country team wanted, but ask coach Jennifer Kalainoff and she’ll tell you it was a successful season.  And she means it, too.  “Obviously, we were hoping to get someone to the state meet,” Kalainoff

Despite end, N-P coach sees positives

The result was predictable last Friday night when Nashua-Plainfield played its last football game of the season.  Yes, Nashua-Plainfield lost big time — 63-0, to be exact — to West Hancock to finish  the season 3-6 overall and 2-5 in Class A, Dist

South Winn teams punch tickets to state

Although an individual race might seem to drag on forever, Turkey Valley’s Sadie Nymeyer was surprised at how quickly the cross country season passed by this year.  “It’s crazy to think this is our last district meet,” she said after the South Win

Running to state

    For the second straight year, New Hampton will send a runner to the state cross country meet, which will be held this weekend in Fort Dodge.    Nolan Usher finished 13th in a field of 93 runners in the varsity-only state qualifying meet held T

Trojans wrap up undefeated regular season

It wasn't like Turkey Valley had a soft schedule while going 9-0 during the regular season and taking the District 2 championship.  Non-district opponent Central of Elkader only had one loss when the teams met, and the Warriors' schedule

New Hampton rolls into the playoffs

New Hampton spotted Clear Lake an early 6-0 lead but put together a dominating second half on its way to a 22-6 victory over the Lions in the final game of the regular season.The Chickasaws took the lead for good when Keaton Geerts found a huge ho

One bad quarter costs N-P dearly

For 36 minutes and 57 seconds, the Nashua-Plainfield football team was right there with Mason City Newman last Friday.  But it was an 11-minute, three-second burst by the Knights that proved the difference in a 40-12 victory.  “Newman’s a good tea

Battling to the end

As she talked to her team before the third set on Tuesday, Nashua-Plainfield volleyball coach Amber Carter had one message for her Huskies.   “Play for Sierra,” she said of her team’s lone senior, Sierra Fisher.

Night of Conflict well worth it to Chickasaws

On the mat, one won and one lost, but the reality for two New Hampton wrestlers is this: They both won at the Night of Conflict last week.   Just the fact that Noah Fye and Michael Millage had a chance to compete at the prestigious dual meet made

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