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.

One heck of a spirited run

Chickasaws just miss out on regional duals, advance five to district tourney

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 week after finishing 40 points behind the Comets at the Northeast Iowa Conference tournament, New Hampton/Turkey Valley showed dramatic improvement and cut the deficit to 9.5 points but it wasn’t enough to give the Chickasaws a sixth straight trip to the regional duals.

For more on this story see the February 11 Tribune.

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