New Hampton volleyball

New Hampton’s Alexa Wemark focuses on the ball as she serves against Don Bosco at the Chickasaws’ home volleyball tournament on Saturday morning.
Still perfect. The New Hampton volleyball team was busy last week, competing in seven games - two on Tuesday and five on Saturday. However, that did not stop the Chickasaws from nabbing victories. They were able to dominate this stretch by going 7-0, moving them to 10-0 on the 2019 campaign. “It...
New Hampton High School athletes wanted to show their support for two area first-graders who are battling cancer, and the school’s activities director thinks it says something about the Chickasaws. “They approached us, and I think that says a lot about what kind of student-athletes we have,” Brad...
New Hampton’s Michaela Fitzgerald comes up with a dig in a match against Jesup during the Chickasaws’ season opening triangular last week.
After a 36-6 record and a state tournament appearance in 2018, the expectations are high for the Class 3A 10th-ranked New Hampton volleyball team this fall.  The Chickasaws showcased why they entered the season as one of the top teams in the state by completing their first week of competition with...
Although New Hampton graduated a large senior class that led the Chickasaws to their first state tournament in 45 years, it has three key players — Rachel Rinken, Kiersten Tenge and Ashlynn Tank back to make another run at Cedar Rapids this fall.
Although the New Hampton volleyball team made the state tournament last season, the Chickasaws will have to replace a substantial amount of production heading into the 2019 campaign.  However, the goal for the Chickasaws is to make it back to the U.S. Cellular Center for the second straight year. “...
Lauren Frerichs was selected as a first-team setter in the Northeast Iowa Conference.
After a season in which New Hampton volleyball was the talk of the town and advanced to the state tournament for the first time in 45 years, five Chickasaws were selected to the Northeast Iowa Conference honor teams. Two of them were named to the first team — Lauren Frerichs and Rachel Rinken —...
New Hampton's volleyball team looks up toward fans after receiving its state trophy Wednesday.
A spectacular season came to an end Wednesday as the Chickasaw volleyball team lost a four-set match to Tipton at the state volleyball tournament. Despite 14 kills by Rachel Rinken, the second-ranked Tigers — led by 24 kills from Sommer Daniel — defeated 13th-ranked New Hampton 25-17, 17-25, 25-23...
New Hampton’s Rachel Rinken blocks a Waukon spike attempt.
New Hampton’s been here — a regional final — before, and the Chickasaws believe the experience gained a year ago in a 3-1 loss to Waterloo Columbus can pay dividends Monday night. “I think we learned a lot from that,” junior Rachel Rinken said, “and I think the big thing is we won’t be as nervous...
For the second consecutive year, New Hampton will be in the regional volleyball finals after a Tuesday night, four-set win over Waukon. After the Chickasaws won game one against the Indians 25-12, they lost the second set 25-21 despite a nearly-successful comeback. But they finished with 25-12 and...
Kiersten Tenge puts down a kill in New Hampton’s straight-set victory over North Fayette Valley in a first-round Class 3A regional game Wednesday.
Kerigan Tenge pondered the question on which — a kill or an ace serve — gave her a bigger thrill when it comes to volleyball. “An ace is right up there, I’m not saying that,” the New Hampton senior said after New Hampton overcame a slow start and buried North Fayette Valley 25-10, 25-4, 25-7 in the...
New Hampton’s Sydney Laures hustles into position to make a pass during the NEIC tournament that was held Saturday in Decorah.
New Hampton ended in the same spot in the Northeast Iowa Conference tourney over the weekend as it finished during the regular season, but it took a circuitous route to get them there. With a 4-2 record, the Chickasaws tied Waukon for second in the tournament, but because New Hampton beat the...

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