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Trojans remain perfect

As a four-year varsity starter, Turkey Valley's Shelby Reicks probably isn't blindsided often.  But after the Lady Trojans won 55-22 over South Winn Thursday night, the senior had no idea what was coming next as she was honored in betwee

Fast start leads to New Hampton rout

Any worries that New Hampton might be a little rusty on Monday night were quickly erased.  The Chickasaws, who hadn’t practiced since Thursday because of the weekend storm, put up 47 first-half points on their way to a 73-44 non-conference victory

Turkey Valley boys suffer first UIC loss

Considering MFL was the team picked at the start of the season by Turkey Valley coach Chris Sullivan to win the Upper Iowa Conference boys basketball race, Sullivan and the Trojan boys put up a very good fight against the Bulldogs Tuesday night at

Trojans girls improve to 8-0 with 51-39 win

Since MFL and Turkey Valley just played on December 8, the Bulldogs may have spent some time trying to find ways to stop the top Trojan scorers.  But then along comes Elli Winter.  The Turkey Valley junior scored seven points when the teams first

Chickasaw girls head into break with momentum

The long Christmas break, in which the Chickasaw girls only compete with each other in practice, was cut shorter by a day when the Border Battle game from last Saturday was postponed to Tuesday, a day after New Hampton played at Independence.

Not quite there yet

New Hampton boys basketball coach Chad Sweitzer sat in Charles City’s new gymnasium Tuesday night and put it bluntly.  “We’ve shown we can play with these teams,” he said after the Class 3A eighth-ranked Comets pulled away from New Hampton for a 7

Grinding out some wins

The wins for the Nashua-Plainfield wrestling team were nice, but the losses and the lessons they taught may be just as important.  In the end, coach Al Frost will take the first half of the season that came to an end with a 2-1 night at the Huskie

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Trojan girls roll by Tripoli

Neither team scored in the first couple minutes of a Turkey Valley-Tripoli clash last Thursday night, before the Panthers took a 2-1 lead.But an 18-3 run by the Lady Trojans closed out the quarter and pretty well assured the TV girls of their seve

Trojans take care of the basketball

Turkey Valley's overall shooting percentage was nothing to write home about as the Trojans were defeating Tripoli Thursday, 51-35.  In all shots taken, the winners made baskets at a 33 percent clip.

Plenty of fight

Keegan Tenge and his New Hampton wrestling teammates share one common bond with Chickasaw coach Nick Hemann.  They hate losing.  “But you know what, take away five or so matches, and I’m totally happy with this weekend,” Hemann said the day after

Two Trojan wrestlers compete at tourney

Turkey Valley won’t finish in the upper half of many tournaments with only two wrestlers in action, but then again, they weren’t last in the Chris Davis Invitational at Wapsie Valley Saturday.  With only Cale Reicks and Kelby Reicks competing, Tur

TV girls tack on two more wins

With the type of halftime leads Turkey Valley's girls have had so far this season, the coaching staff can afford to experiment a bit.

Lions junior wrestling to run this Saturday

    Early entries must be postmarked today [Tuesday] for the 39th annual Lions Wrestling Tournament to be held this Saturday, Dec. 10.

Chickasaws can’t solve the 4A riddle

The margin was worse, but Chad Sweitzer saw at least some progress Thursday night when his New Hampton boys basketball team fell to 0-2 with a 79-46 loss to Mason City.  The loss came two nights after the Chickasaws dropped their season opener by

Trojans rally past Central, fall to Vikes

The term free throw is a bit of a misnomer, as they're not free and, in fact, at times the shots are very hard to sink.  Although Turkey Valley's boys won their first game of the season, they did so with a paltry 13 percent at the line,

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