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Trojan boys storm past Starmont

"Tonight we played our most complete game of the year on both ends of the court."  When the season is winding down, that's a good statement to hear from a coach.

Turkey Valley’s Reicks repeats at UIC, Trojans score first dual win

Cale Reicks became a repeat Upper Iowa Conference champion pretty much the same way he did last year — by pins.  A year ago Reicks upset the No.

Chickasaw girls go three-for-three

For just a split second during New Hampton's win over Decorah Friday night, the gym was quiet enough to hear the New Hampton bench start laughing.  “Oh, Emma [Nicolaisen] said something about an 'on fire' emoji,” coach Matt Schult e

Chickasaws must settle for second

Twenty-four hours after New Hampton came up short in ending Waverly-Shell Rock’s dominance at the Northeast Iowa Conference tournament, the results still stung.  “I’m not going to lie,” Chickasaw senior Ryan Gorman said Sunday night, “we wanted th

Coming out party

New Hampton trailed 60-59 Thursday night when Keagan John saw Tristan Sweitzer penetrate into the lane.  The Chickasaw junior knew there was a good chance he was going to get a pass so he was ready as Sweitzer spun, saw John in the corner and hit

Finding positives

Chad Sweitzer didn’t like the score, didn’t like it one bit, Tuesday night.  But New Hampton boys basketball coach Chad Sweitzer found some things to like in a 70-39 Northeast Iowa Conference loss to Waverly-Shell Rock.  “That was a good, physical

Chickasaws need to catch break

Matt Schult and his New Hampton girls basketball team aren’t going to push the proverbial panic button.  That doesn’t mean, however, that the Chickasaw girls basketball coach was all that happy with Tuesday night’s 67-31 loss to Waverly-Shell Rock

Chickasaws want that elusive NEIC mat title

To say it’s been a long time since New Hampton won a Northeast Iowa Conference wrestling tournament would be an understatement.  Let’s face it, 2004 was a long time ago; in fact, the seniors on this year’s team were preschoolers the last time New

Huskies head into ‘crunch time’

Crunch time has arrived for the Nashua-Plainfield wrestling team, but the question is this: Will good health do the same?  The Huskies battled through a tough final week of the “regular season” last week as they split a pair of duals at North Butl

N-P girls find bright spots in three losses

Persistence finally paid off for Nashua-Plainfield’s Britney Holthaus last week as she pulled herself out of a season-long offensive funk and scored 36 points in a pair of games.  While the Huskies came up short in both games — losing to Mason Cit

Huskies complete a sweep

Nashua-Plainfield coach Justin Eiffler’s oft-stated goal for his team this year is to get 1 percent better each day.  For the most part, the Huskies have achieved the goal.  There have been blips — a cold start last Thursday night in a loss to Mas

Turkey Valley putting more wrestlers into varsity lineup

A third Reicks wrestled this week as Turkey Valley's limited team took on Postville and MFL Thursday and Jesup, Sumner-Fredericksburg and host East Buchanan at the Steinkamp Duals Saturday.  Along with Cale and Kelby, Carter joined the group,

Trojans stay perfect in UIC with 38th straight home win

At times, it's hard to come up with a lead for a sports story.  After all, what do you say about yet another Upper Iowa Conference game — this one against West Central Friday — that the Turkey Valley girls completely dominated?  But this time

Chickasaws split pair of road tilts

Chad Sweitzer didn’t like his New Hampton’s loss to MFL-Mar-Mac on Saturday, but he wasn’t going to lose sleep over it, either.  “We’ve got to play better, no doubt about that,” he said after his team lost 86-79 to the Bulldogs, a day after the Ch

Trojans make quick work of Blue Devils on senior night

Turkey Valley's boys had some great numbers as they were recording a win over West Central Friday night.

Chickasaw girls split weekend games

Since Denver only had two wins coming into a non-conference game against New Hampton Friday, the 9-3 Chickasaws were the undeniable favorite.  But no one told Denver.

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