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New Hampton girls get a much-needed tourney win

 The win — an 11-1 thrashing of Vinton-Shellsburg — was nice, but what really mattered to New Hampton softball coach Jack Seelhammer was how his team played the entire weekend at the Linn-Mar tournament.Yes, the Chickasaws went just 1-3, but Seelh

Turkey Valley girls win three of four

 In their final game of the Decorah softball tourney Saturday, Turkey Valley was in a close battle against Osage.

Chickasaws endure tough night

 Thursday night was a gloomy one at the New Hampton softball diamond. And it wasn’t just the doubleheader loss the Chickasaws girls suffered at the hands of Charles City.It was also Senior Night.“It’s sad thinking that our time on this diamond is

New Hampton grinds out ‘W’

 Alex Troyna and his New Hampton baseball team didn’t give a rip about style points on Friday night.All the Chickasaws wanted was a win, and they got it — a gritty 5-4 victory over Crestwood that set up the biggest doubleheader of the year.A night

Trojan boys come up empty in UIC doubleheader

 It’s hard enough to lose a one-run game, but Turkey Valley endured the same results twice as Edgewood-Colesburg escaped Jackson Junction Monday night with a 6-5 win, followed by a 3-2 victory in game two.Turkey Valley fell to 8-14 after the pair

TV drops UIC games, top Vikes

 Turkey Valley had 10 hits in its first softball game against MFL Monday.

It’s a case of ‘so-close’ for Chickasaws

 To say the schedule maker has been a tad unkind to the New Hampton softball team would be a gigantic understatement.Since last Saturday, the Chickasaws have played six games and all six tilts have come against ranked opponents.“The girls are hang

Chasing down a ‘W’

 The ball leapt off the bat of Oelwein’s John Leo Thursday night and New Hampton pitcher Ryan Gorman had a one-word thought.“Zach.”That would be Zach Wemark, who raced back into the gap, had to spin around because the ball was tailing so much and

Huskies endure tough stretch on the diamond

 To say Nashua-Plainfield softball is in the midst of a tough stretch recently would be a giant understatement.Six losses by a combined score of 80-9 stretched the Huskies losing skid to 14, and a big part of the problem, says their coach, is conf

The battling ‘9’ Huskies

 Ask Levi Miller what he loves about his Nashua-Plainfield baseball team and the answer comes quickly.“They get knocked down, get up, dust themselves off and go back to work,” Miller said, “and that’s what, in the end, is going to make us a really

Two days, two splits for Trojans

In between a loss to Class 2A third-ranked New Hampton, Turkey Valley played an Upper Iowa Conference doubleheader on Thursday and traveled to Gladbrook on Saturday to play two teams they rarely see.The result was the same as the Trojans split bot

Lady Trojans rally for a split

Coach Haley Kriener gave the Turkey Valley fans a little bit of the credit for the Lady Trojan nitecap win over South Winn Thursday.After an opening 6-2 loss, the Lady Trojans were tied late in game two before a controversial play took away the go

Chickasaws roll again

The numbers New Hampton’s baseball team are putting up are downright ridiculous, enough so that Friday’s 11-1 win over Turkey Valley almost seemed ho-hum for Chickasaw fans.Then again, New Hampton leads all Class 2A teams in runs (229), home runs

Battling for second

Class 2A's fourth-ranked Central Springs was the top team in the New Hampton tournament Saturday, and although the Panthers won over both area teams — Turkey Valley and New Hampton — the Chickasaws gave Central Springs a battle in the day&#03

Shooting stars

After the first day of the state trapshooting meet Friday, Anna Holschlag still hadn’t realized a season goal of hers.
That goal? Shoot 50 consecutive targets.

Making strides

Jack Seelhammer put it pretty succinctly Wednesday night after his New Hampton softball team rolled to an 8-3 Northeast Iowa Conference win over Charles City.
“We’re making progress,” he said.

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