Jake Zwanziger

New Hampton’s Dillon Roberson gets loose underneath the basket for a layup during Friday night’s game against Oelwein.
Before the season started, New Hampton boys basketball coach Chad Sweitzer made a pronouncement — Oelwein’s Northeast Iowa Conference losing skid that stretches back to 2012 will come to an end this year. “I just don’t want it to be against us,” Sweitzer said at the time. So there was a reason the...
Jake Zwanziger was one tired “pup” last Wednesday morning, but if he dozed off in class at New Hampton High School, he had a good excuse.That’s be-cause the preceeding day, he awoke at 4 a.m. and spent the day with scores of veterans — ranging to those who served from World War II through the...
New Hampton’s Jake Zwanziger gets into the lane and lays up the ball to start a three-point play late in the first half of Tuesday’s district game against Osage.
Zach Wemark stood outside the locker room Tuesday night, and for a moment, words failed him.  “It’s ... just ... I don’t know ...,” the New Hampton senior said as his voice trailed off after the Chickasaws saw their season come to an end with a 51-42 loss to seventh-ranked Osage in a Class 2A...
New Hampton’s Jake Zwanziger puts up — and makes, we might add — a shot in traffic during Tuesday night’s game against Decorah.
Zach Wemark knew the question was coming and cracked a smile as he was queried about the end of his perfect run at the free-throw line.  “Yeah, I knew about it. I knew I hadn’t missed but at least I got it out of the way,” the New Hampton senior said, “but as long as we won, I can live with it.” ...
New Hampton junior Jake Zwanziger drives the baseline during Tuesday night’s game against Crestwood.
The start wasn’t bad, but the middle was, in a word, putrid.  And it cost the New Hampton boys basketball dearly in a 75-57 loss to Crestwood that jumbled  the Northeast Iowa Conference standings once again.  “It was ugly. We played no defense and you can’t do that and win in this league,” said New...
New Hampton’s Zach Heying drives to the basket in the second half of Friday’s game against Waukon.
Jake Zwanziger didn’t hesitate Friday night what the difference has been for him since Christmas.  “I’m not forcing it like I did and I’m kind of just letting the game come to me,” the New Hampton junior said after he scored a game-high 17 points in the Chickasaws’ 81-46 victory over Waukon. “I...
New Hampton’s Jake Zwanziger catches fire and nails another 3-pointer during the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s non-conference game against Clear Lake.
The frustration in New Hampton boys basketball coach Chad Sweitzer’s voice came through loud and clear on Monday night.  His Chickasaws had just put up one heck of a fight against a Clear Lake team that began the season in the Class 2A state rankings only to fall 75-68.  “We gave up four points in...
New Hampton’s Jake Zwanziger drives past a defender in Friday’s game at Oelwein.
The halftime talk didn't sink in until about three minutes had elapsed in the second half, but when it did, New Hampton took firm control of Friday night's game with Oelwein.  The Chickasaws used a 25-0 run that stretched deep into the fourth quarter on its way to a 61-35 victory that not only gave...
New Hampton’s Jake Zwanziger (22) and Zach Heying battle for a rebound during Tuesday night’s game against Cedar Rapids Washington.
Chad Sweitzer stood in the hallway at New Hampton High School and shook his head.  He knows one game does not make a season — especially when it comes against a Class 4A school with a Division I recruit — but it didn’t take a rocket scientist to realize Sweitzer was not happy.  “We played,...

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