New Hampton baseball

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...
Kiersten Tenge delivers a pitch in the New Hampton softball team's home opener last week. (Bob Fenske/Tribune)
They pitched some softball, they hit some baseballs and, heck, some kids even dressed up and went to prom. Welcome back, normalcy, or at least, hello, “new normal.” “I think it was great for the kids to get that sense of normalcy,” New Hampton Activities Director Brad Schmitt said, “and it’s...
New Hampton’s Conner Gorman and Conner Rochford celebrate the Chickasaws’ extra-inning victory over Charles City.
With this being my last week at the New Hampton Tribune, I thought it would be a cool idea to list my top five favorite sporting events that I covered over the past 14 months. Note that these are my opinions, and I am biased because I like some sports more than others.  With that being said, I am...
New Hampton’s baseball diamond will remain quiet for a while.
The two athletic associations that oversee high school sports in Iowa are taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to this summer’s 2020 baseball and softball seasons. But in a joint statement released by the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls Athletic Union, the...
New Hampton senior Austin Hemann plans to play college baseball upon graduation at Iowa Central Community College.
With Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds pushing the suspension of spring sports back until at least the end of April, an additional extension of this postponement would likely mean summer sports being impacted as well.  And while the Coronavirus may affect softball and baseball, the seniors at New Hampton are...
New Hampton Boy Scout Kaeden Havlik poses with New Hampton High School Activities Director Brad Schmitt and Chickasaw Booster Club officers Gina Schumacher, Tara Pesek and Jodi Njus for a picture near the concession stand and restrooms he helped build at the baseball diamond in Mikkelson Park.
The “Home of the Chickasaws” is up for a prestigious award that will be handed out later this month during the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association’s annual convention. The Mikkelson Park field is up for one of the “2019 IHSBCA Diamond of the Year” awards, thanks in large part to a group...
New Hampton resident Avey Johnson went on to become a well-respected sports official after his professional baseball career came to a premature end because of an Army injury.
Even though Alvin “Avey” Johnson is 91 years old, he can still remember in detail the memories of his baseball career — memories that brought him joy as he talked about his playing days. Johnson is believed to be one of three New Hampton High School alumni to play organized professional baseball —...
It was a long time coming but New Hampton players celebrate the school’s first-ever trip to the state baseball tournament with the traditional “dog pile” after the Chickasaws beat Oelwein in the Class 2A substate game.
When Cory McDonald took over as the head coach of the New Hampton baseball program in 2009, one of his main goals was to get the Chickasaws to the state tournament for the first time in school history. After nine years of coming up just short on a multitude of occasions, New Hampton was finally...
Even though he finished his first season as a professional baseball player in August, the training Cole McDonald has to do during the off-season is still a full-time job. The former New Hampton and University of Iowa baseball star completed his rookie campaign with solid numbers, boasting an earned...

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