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As New Hampton head coach Jess Geerts and her teammate Rachel Rinken look on, the Chickasaws’ Michaela Fitzgerald (in white) bumps the volleyball during the Northeast Iowa Conference tournament Saturday.
After defeating Waverly-Shell Rock in a match that decided the Northeast Iowa Conference title during the regular season, the New Hampton volleyball team found themselves once again playing the Go-Hawks in a championship contest this past Saturday - this time for the conference tournament crown. “...
Breanna Busta passes the serve to a teammate Tuesday during Turkey Valley's 3-set win in the first round of regional action.
Turkey Valley's volleyball team extended its winning steak to 11 Tuesday night as they handed Riceville 3-set loss. The Trojans started with 25-12 and 25-13 set wins. The final game was a little closer, but Turkey Valley, behind the serving of Breanna Busta, rallied from a 17-13 deficit to a 24-17...
Turkey Valley’s Dylan Elsbernd brings down Easton Valley’s Cade Jargo during Friday’s district showdown in Jackson Junction.
Out with an injured knee the last two weeks, Turkey Valley quarterback Ethan Leibold was happy to be back in the line-up Friday. He scored three touchdowns on the ground and threw for another three in the Trojans’ 72-62 win over Easton Valley, which clinched the district title for the TV team....
New Hampton’s Drake Wemark somehow comes down with the ball to convert a key third-down play on the Chickasaws’ first touchdown drive during Friday night’s game against Clear Lake.
The loss still stung two days later, yet, the pride New Hampton coach Scott Frerichs had in his team hadn’t wavered one tiny bit. Friday’s game between the Chickasaws and Clear Lake had to be one of quietest “district championship” tilts in football history, for almost everyone — with 30-some...
It’s the little things that matter the most to New Hampton volleyball coach Jess Geerts at this point of the season. Not that she didn’t appreciate her Chickasaws steamrolling through the BCLUW Invitational Saturday as New Hampton went 5-0 and didn’t drop a set. “For coming off a pretty big win...
Turkey Valley’s Josie Weber punches the volleyball into the air before it hits the ground in a match against MFL MarMac earlier this month.
After owning a 10-12 record coming into last week, the Turkey Valley volleyball team flipped the script. The Trojans had their best week of the season, as they went an undefeated 5-0 to improve their overall record to 15-12. In their lone conference match on Thursday, the Trojans defeated Central...
New Hampton quarterback Mason Lane follows his line into the end zone as he scored what proved to be the winning touchdown in the Chickasaws’ Class 2A, District 3 victory.
Turnovers can win and lose fooball games, and fortunately for New Hampton, they were able to take advantage of multiple Crestwood fumbles throughout the evening to defeat the Cadets in a tight battle 13-7. “The mindset that we had coming into the game was we were all mentally ready for battle,”...
Turkey Valley’s Jalyssa Blazek runs to a sub-20 minute time at the South Winneshiek Invite.
It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar. Fall is here, and so are the rains. But before the New Hampton Invitational was cancelled — again — both the Chickasaws and Turkey Valley had a nice evening competing at the South Winn meet Tuesday. “That was a wonderful, lovely night, you couldn’t ask for a...
Turkey Valley’s Seth Huinker scores on a two-point conversion play during a game played against Lansing Kee.
Turkey Valley may not have attempted a pass on Friday evening, but it didn’t matter, as the Trojans walloped West Central 68-0 in district play to stay undefeated on the season at 7-0. And while the Blue Devils only entered the contest with one win on the year, Turkey Valley made sure to not...
Hope McDonald comes up with a key block during the thriller that was played last Tuesday night in New Hampton.
It has been a long 28 years since the New Hampton volleyball team has won a conference championship, as the last time they claimed the title was in 1991.  However, this streak finally came to an end last Tuesday night, as the Chickasaws - the sixth ranked team in Class 3A - defeated Waverly-Shell...

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