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Turkey Valley gets off to quick start on the court

    The margin of victory in the Turkey Valley girls’ 81-31 season-opening win over West Central probably wasn’t a big surprise, last year the Lady Trojans played the Blue Devils twice and won by 45-and 49-point margins.    Turkey Valley’s boys fi

Chickasaws take home 20-point win over TigerHawks

    Patience paid off for New Hampton's girls basketball team in their second win in as many games Monday, 57-37 at North Fayette Valley.    Even though the Chickasaw girls outscored their TigerHawk hosts in every quarter of the game, it wasn

Dominating debut

The final scores were dazzling — downright dominant to be honest — but that wasn’t what impressed New Hampton wrestling coach Nick Hemann the most Tuesday night.  “I was happy with the effort, and I really loved the fight,” Hemann said after his t

Back in the lineup

Kyle Smith’s gregarious personality came through loud and clear during the phone interview last week.  Granted, the former New Hampton High School basketball star has a lot to be thankful for as he has helped the Central College basketball team ge

Future wrestling stars to compete in Lions Junior Wrestling Tournament

In 2004, there were 10 pictures of the New Hampton Lions Junior Wrestling Tournament featured in the Tribune.  Turkey Valley alum Mark Meirick got together with New Hampton wrestling coach Tom Fye last year and looked over the photos.  “We determi

Trio of Trojans named to all-state teams

Just after Turkey Valley’s brilliant football season ended, Trojan coach Mark Scott talked about his seniors.  “They’ve worked hard, and they’ve been good leaders,” he said.

New Hampton girls open with decisive victory

It might be stating the obvious, but Chickasaw head basketball coach Matt Schult was very happy with his team’s defensive effort Monday night at Nashua-Plainfield.    Especially since it was the first outing of the season, the 32-5 halftime lead t

Chickasaws land two on all-state

Maybe in the back of his mind one of Josh Fenske’s preseason individual goals was to make an all-state team.  But ...  “During the season it just vanished,” the junior linebacker said, “and all of us were just playing football.”  Fenske played it

Huskies fall in season opener

Given two options — open the season with a “cupcake” or take on an experienced, solid opponent — Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball coach Josh Smith would take the latter.  And although Monday night’s 56-19 loss to New Hampton was painful at times

N-P lands six on all-district teams

After a season in which it tripled the number of wins, six members of the Nashua-Plainfield football team have reaped the rewards.  And the best news of all for Husky fans is this: Five of the six will be back in 2017.  Juniors Mason Hyde, Levi En

Winter sports are underway

Basketball has started for area schools as New Hampton’s girls played at Nashua-Plainfield last night [Monday], while both the Turkey Valley girls and boys have a Jamboree under their belts.  But after the Thanksgiving break is when the schedule r

Meet the Team Night set for tonight

Winter unofficially arrives on Friday night when New Hampton High School will hold its annual Meet the Team Night for its basketball and wrestling teams.  This year’s event will have an admission charge but it goes to a good cause as the Letterman

More Chickasaws to return to Wartburg

For three former New Hampton football players who now wear the orange and black of Wartburg, last Saturday wasn’t so much an ending as a beginning.  The 2016 season was history, and Connor  Frerichs, Trevor Ambrose and Matt Mulford can now set the

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

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