In a game heard right here on 951 The Bull Friday night, the New Hampton Chickasaw football team took on top-ranked North Fayette Valley on the road Friday night for the first round of the Class 2A postseason. The Chickasaws hung tough with the Tiger-Hawks like no one had been able to do yet this season, but in the end it was North Fayette Valley getting the 21-7 win. Keaton Geerts had the lone touchdown for New Hampton as he scored from two yards out and finished the game with 93 rushing yards. Senior quarterback Carter Stochl completed seven passes for 141 yards on the night and the defense was led by Josh Fenske’s 15 tackles. Trey Kuhens had 142 rushing yards for the Tiger-Hawks and two touchdowns. Tanner Kuhens finished with 149 rushing yards and Tate Hovden had a 19 yard TD pass to Josh Guenther. The Chickasaws finish a great season with a record of 8-2 while the Tiger-Hawks will play this Friday at home against Union-LaPorte City.
The Turkey Valley Trojan football team hosted Don Bosco on Friday night in the first round of the 8-man playoffs. Friday night was not the Trojan’s night as they lost their first game of the season to the Dons 73-24. Wyatt Blazek finished the night with 124 rushing yards and a touchdown, Cody Hackman had a rushing touchdown and caught a touchdown pass from Ethan Leibold, but in the end, it was just too much Don Bosco. Turkey Valley football finishes their season with a record of 9-1 and a District Championship.
The South Winneshiek Warrior football team was on the road for their first round Class 1A playoff game against unbeaten Bellevue. Rodney Schwartzhoff had 109 rushing yards and a touchdown, but it wasn’t enough as the Warriors were beaten 26-8. South Winn had just 67 yards from scrimmage other than what Schwartzhoff had gained and that helped Bellevue to the victory. The Warriors complete their 2016 season with a record of 7-3.
The Iowa State Cross Country Meet was held in Fort Dodge on Saturday and there were several area athletes who competed. New Hampton was represented by sophomore Nolan Usher who raced in the Class 2A boys State Meet. Usher finished in 59th overall with a time of 17 minutes and 52 seconds. The South Winneshiek boys team also raced in the Class 2A meet as their whole team qualified. The Warrior boys came in seventh place as a team with 180 points and were led by Paxten DeVilbiss who was 19th overall. The other South Winn boys who contributed to the scoring were Derek Dietzenbach who came in 25th, Paul Hageman was 36th, Jordon Snyder was 42nd and Eric Franzen was 58th. The South Winneshiek girls team also ran at the State Meet as their team qualified for the 2A race. The Warrior girls had an excellent showing and finished in second place as a team with 131 points. Josie Kriener and Felicity Taylor each finished in the top ten as they were sixth and ninth respectively. Shelby Reicks was 33rd, Olivia Massman was 34th, and Ashley Kriener rounded out the scoring for South Winn with her 49th place finish. Ivy Hirsch from Sumner-Fredericksburg was the lone Cougar to compete at the State Meet and she finished in 26th place in the Class 2A girls race. Congratulations to all of our area cross country runners who competed at the State Meet this year.