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A wild thrill ride

A 41-28 lead had turned into a 45-43 deficit and New Hampton’s girls basketball season was on the brink of extinction Saturday night.  Yet, the Chickasaws were still supremely confident that their season was going to be extended another day.  “I d

Chickasaws advance six to state wrestling

In the toughest district in the state, six had to be enough for the New Hampton wrestling team on Saturday.  That’s the number of Chickasaws who advanced out of the Class 2A district tournament in Decorah as New Hampton crowned five champions and

Big Trojan comeback falls short in double OT

The prospects of a season sweep for the Turkey Valley boys over South Winn looked so good on so many occasions late in the game between the large division Warriors and the small division Trojans Tuesday.    But each time the TV boys found some mom

TV seniors finish with four-year 51-3 UIC record

    Turkey Valley’s girls utilized a knee brace, crutches and ice at South Winn Tuesday. And still beat the Warriors 52-28 to go undefeated in the Upper Iowa Conference for the third straight year.    The knee brace belonged to Emily Busta.

Effort better, but result is the same

Although New Hampton played a better game against Crestwood their second time around, the margin of the Cadet win Monday was exactly the same as it was the first time, 29 points, as the Chickasaw girls lost a 76-47 contest at Cresco.  New Hampton

Chickasaws rally for key win

A couple of months ago — maybe even a few weeks ago — it wouldn’t have happened, but this is a vastly different New Hampton boys basketball team.   The Chickasaws dug themselves out of two holes — one early and one late — and survived a wild finis

Utterly dominating

Drew Boeding looked around the gym one last time and flashed a big smile.  “To end it like this at home — both as a team and for me individually — it can’t get much better than that,” the New Hampton senior said after New Hampton crushed the field

Slow start costs Nashua-Plainfield boys

If there’s one lesson Justin Eiffler wants his young Huskies to take from the 2016-17 season, it is this: Slow starts are costly.  The Huskies re-learned that lesson again last week in a 61-45 loss to North Butler and to a lesser degree on Monday

N-P girls make progress despite three more losses

In a year where wins have been hard to come by, Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball coach Josh Smith continues to find positives.  And despite losing three games — 46-31 to North Butler, 73-43 to MFL-Mar-Mac and 47-34 to St.

Taking a pair

The good news was Brock Dietz was going to qualify for the district tournament either way; the bad news is the Nashua-Plainfield junior had no idea that the third-place match had punched his ticket.  That meant, in Dietz’s mind at least, he was wr

Trojan girls continue UIC dominance

    It wasn't as big of a comeback as a certain football team made Sunday, but when Turkey Valley erased a 21-18 Kee High halftime lead and went on to win 42-39 last Friday, it was still a very big win.

New Hampton host regional duals tonight

New Hampton may get a shot at revenge tonight at the Class 2A regional duals, thanks to the pairings put out by the Iowa High School Athletic Association.  The top-ranked Chickasaws, who are 25-2 and unbeaten against Class 2A competition this seas

Turkey Valley boys claim a UIC crown

For now, Turkey Valley's boys can enjoy the fact that they are the top team in the Upper Iowa Conference small school division.  The Trojans clinched the spot with a 57-44 win over Kee High Friday, which was followed by a Saturday 64-51 loss

Chickasaw girls clinch third

Chickasaw coach Matt Schult wasn't worried when his girls basketball team was tied 11-11 after a quarter with the league's 0-9 Decorah Vikings.  Nor was there concern when they were tied 22-22 at the half, or 35-35 after three quarters. 

Chickasaws snag pair of NEIC wins

Zach Wemark knew the question was coming and cracked a smile as he was queried about the end of his perfect run at the free-throw line.  “Yeah, I knew about it.

Tough title day

Here’s a simple math equation that may sum up just how high the expectations are for the New Hampton wrestling team:   A Class 2A sectional team title + eight district qualifiers = a somewhat disappointing day.  Yet, one of those district qualifie

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