Hunter Pesek

New Hampton senior centerfielder Hunter Pesek was awarded another all-state selection to cap off an impressive varsity baseball career. Pesek, who has signed on to play college ball at Bismarck State College in North Dakota, was a repeat third-team all-state pick in Class 2A as postseason awards...
Drake Wemark delivers a pitch to the plate in the fifth inning of New Hampton's 10-0 win over Sumner-Fredericksburg Saturday night.
From 2-6 to district champs, the New Hampton baseball team accomplished two major goals Saturday night as the Chickasaws rolled to a 10-0 win over Sumner-Fredericksburg in a Class 2A district title game. After a dreadful start, the Chickasaws set new goals before wrapping up the second week of an...
NH/TV’s Carson Babcock works for a takedown during his consolation semifinal match against Zach Williams of Osage.
It wasn’t where they wanted to end the 2019-20 season, but the fact of the matter is New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Carson Babcock and Jacob Reicks both knew there were literally thousands of wrestlers in Iowa who would have loved trading places with them Saturday night. Both Chickasaw juniors found...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Hunter Pesek looks up at the scoreboard, sees time winding down and smiles after a late five-point win gave him the 152-pound title at Saturday’s Class 2A sectional tournament.
Seven days before, New Hampton/Turkey Valley hadn’t come close to either Crestwood or Charles City. But there were the Chickasaws on Saturday in Decorah, making a valiant effort to extend their dual season before coming up just short with a third-place finish at the Class 2A sectional tournament. A...
New Hampton’s Alex Philo puts Charles City’s Gage Kilby in a headlock during the 113-pound match at Charles City on Thursday.
Take out the Charles City meet, and you know what? It wasn’t all that bad of a week for the New Hampton/Turkey Valley wrestling team. The Chickasaws picked up two wins in a hastily put together triangular at Forest City on Tuesday and also welcomed back one of their senior leaders as they finished...
New Hampton’s Hunter Pesek was the lone Chickasaw to be tabbed as an all-state player by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association after a breakout junior year.
From his sophomore to junior season, Hunter Pesek’s baseball career changed massively. He went from recording just four total at-bats during his sophomore campaign to being the lone Chickasaw selected by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) as an all-state player, making the third team...
New Hampton’s Hunter Pesek digs for second while Preston Pickar races to third base on Pesek’s two-run double.
After losing two crucial Northeast Iowa Conference games to Waverly-Shell Rock in the middle of last week, the Chickasaw baseball team could have easily hung their heads in their contests on Thursday and Friday.  However, that’s not what New Hampton did, and because of it, they were able to pick up...
Ryan Anderson, shown here at last month's New Hampton Invitational, closed out his career with a top-10 finish at the Class 2A state boys golf tournament.
New Hampton’s boys golf team completed a highly successful season with a sixth-place finish at the Class 2A state tournament after Friday’s final round was cancelled due to poor course conditions at Marshalltown’s American Legion Golf Course. Led by Ryan Anderson’s 76, the Chickasaws finished...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley 152-pounder, Hunter Pesek, looks for an opening against Crestwood’s Hunter Bye at Saturday’s Class 2A sectional tournament.
It was one match during a long day of wrestling, but not only did it energize New Hampton/Turkey Valley Saturday, it told the story of a Class 2A sectional tournament that was simply stupendous for the Chickasaws. Late in the 132-pound semifinal, New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Brayden Anderson was on...
As Hunter Pesek races home on a suicide squeeze play, Noah Fye delivers a perfect bunt to score what would be the winning run against Oelwein.
The number of times Braydon Fisher knocked a foul ball out at Mikkelson Park during his final at-bat of the night in the sixth inning Friday were estimated between 12 and 15. Fisher made that estimate himself, then verified the figure with a couple of coaches. “I like to battle,” said the Chickasaw...

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