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New Hampton first baseman Connor Hackman tracks the throw from shortstop Mason Cleveland as the Chickasaws record an out against Wapsie Valley Thursday evening.
After capturing a conference title two weeks ago, the New Hampton baseball team’s play took a turn for the worst in the final week of the regular season. The Chickasaws entered last week boasting a record of 25-6 and were ranked as the No. 7 team in Class 2A. However, in the three contests they...
A group of New Hampton seniors hug after the Chickasaw season came to an end.
Pure heartbreak. A group of New Hampton senior softball players huddled together, shed tears and shared hugs with each other after playing the final game of their Chickasaw careers. “Right now, it obviously sucks. We’ve been playing since we were in seventh grade if not younger,” Sadie Tenge said...
Turkey Valley seniors, from left, Kim Fischer, Shayla Kuennen and Makayla Farrell walk off the field one last time after the Trojan loss Friday night.
In the first round of regional action, Turkey Valley cruised to a 13-0 win over West Central and they upended Kee High in the second round 8-2. But Clarksville's third-ranked Indians would eliminate the TV girls from the tourney by a 4-0 score Friday night. "Our girls have nothing to hang their...
Kayla Crooks watches the ball after she connects with it against Forest City on Wednesday.
The Chickasaw softball team is officially one game away from playing in the state tournament at Fort Dodge. They picked up victories in the regional quarterfinal over Forest City and the regional semifinal against Iowa Falls-Alden. However, neither of these wins came easy. Against Forest City...
Kiersten Tenge struck out 10 batters while the Chickasaw JV girls were defeating Waukon.
Back-to-back games for the JV softball girls found the team a little flat on day two. But they had plenty of energy in the game that counted toward conference standings as they defeated Waverly 17-2. The Chickasaws scored the maximum number of runs in three of the four innings against the Go-Hawks...
New Hampton’s Connor Hackman tags out a Charles City baserunner in a game last Tuesday.
Although New Hampton claimed the conference title after a doubleheader against Charles City, the Chickasaws also had two important non-conference games against ranked opponents this past week. The first of these matchups came last Monday against the seventh ranked team in Class 1A - Saint Ansgar. ...
New Hampton High School freshman-to-be Carlee Rochford poses with several of the implements she used late last month when she earned a trip to the AAU Junior Olympics.
Carlee Rochford laughed when she was asked about the first time she threw a javelin. Put it this way, it did not go well. “You know me, I can get pretty frustrated when things aren’t going the way I think they should,” the soon-to-be New Hampton High School freshman said, “but then my dad the next...
When the Houston Astros selected Iowa star pitcher and former New Hampton native Cole McDonald in the 15th round of the MLB Draft, it didn’t hit him that his life was going to completely change. “I got the call saying they had drafted me on Wednesday (June 5). I got another call after that saying...
New Hampton’s Paige Wisner gets a great jump on her way to picking up one of the Chickasaws’ seven stolen bases in a win over South Winneshiek Friday night.
New Hampton senior Sydney Laures will be the first to admit that she was feeling a bit disheartened at the beginning of the season. “At the start of the season, I just couldn’t get my bat going,” she said after the Chickasaws concluded a standout regular season with a 9-4 win over South Winneshiek...
Turkey Valley’s Carson Busta gets ready to catch the ball during a “rundown” in a recent game with Postville.
The Trojans baseball team faced stingy competition in each of their trio of contests last week. Although they were unable to pick up a victory, Turkey Valley showed they can compete with the better teams in the state. The main way they proved this was in their final matchup to end the week against...

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