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Former Chickasaws make a big impact at Wartburg

For Sawyer Anderson, the epiphany came when he stepped onto the field at the Walston-Hoover Stadium for pregame warmups.  “It really me hit me then,” the former New Hampton High School star said, “that this was it.

Geerts makes it official, signs with Panthers

New Hampton’s Keaton Geerts made it official Friday when he signed a national letter of intent to continue his wrestling career next year at the University of Northern Iowa.   But after signing his name to the proverbial dotted line, all Geerts co

Trojans dominate all-district teams

The adage “to the victor goes the spoils” certainly applies to the 2016 Turkey Valley football team.After a brilliant 9-0 regular season, one in which ended with a first-round playoff loss, the Trojans dominated the Eight-Man, District 2 teams and

Chickasaws earn NEIC honors

    Most of the first team Northeast Iowa Conference volleyball picks were split between league-leading Charles City and No.

Chickasaws haul in all-district honors

The New Hampton football team was rewarded by Class 2A, District 2 coaches for its 8-1 regular season and trip to the playoffs in a big way.  Nine Chickasaws earned all-district first team honors while another three were named honorable mention.

Pair of Trojans to All-UIC

Two Turkey Valley seniors were named to the Upper Iowa Conference honorable mention list at the end of what was a rebuilding year for the team.

A winning autumn

Let’s be honest, given the choice of being 5-20 or 20-5, we’d all take the latter.  Or given the option of being 3-6 or 6-3, again, we’d take the latter.  And asked for a preference, any runner would prefer to have the season end in Fort Dodge at

Cheerleaders have big goals

Makayla Biddle wants to get one thing out of the way when it comes to cheerleading.  “It’s not just pom-poms and cheering at football games,” the Nashua-Plainfield senior said.

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

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