The New Hampton girl’s golf team teed off at the State Tournament on Tuesday at Lake Panorama National Golf Course. The Chickasaws are sitting well after round one as the team currently sits second in the standings, six strokes behind first place Atlantic. Allison Nuss had the low score for New Hampton in round one with an 84, but right behind her were both Morgan Nuss and Valerie Rinken who shot an 85. New Hampton will get round two going this morning with the Chickasaws teeing off 9.
The New Hampton baseball team just keeps rolling as they improved their record to 9 and oh on the season. New Hampton traveled to Decorah on Tuesday night and swept a doubleheader. New Hampton trailed by three runs after one inning, but the Chickasaws would answer by putting up nine runs and holding Decorah to zero for the rest of the game. The winning pitcher in this game for New Hampton was Noah Hopp. The momentum from the first game carried over to game two as this game would only go five innings. New Hampton would score three in the first, three in the second, four in the fourth, and two in the fifth to put the ten run rule into effect. Pair that with the pitching performances from the Chickasaw’s Ryan Gorman and Keegan Tenge on the mound and you get a good all-around game. The Chickasaws will travel to Mason City next and continue their road trip that they are currently on.
The Turkey Valley softball team was still trying to get into the win column as they played host to North Fayette on Tuesday evening. The first game was tied through three innings at one but then the tide shifted in favor of North Fayette as they struck for two runs in the fourth and fifth innings to take a four run lead. Turkey Valley only managed to have Sadie Nymeyer, Kassidy Reicks, and Jaedyn Winter reach base. The Tigerhawks would go onto win six to one. Game two was bumpy as well for the Trojans as the pitching struggled. Starting pitcher, Morgen Kuennen, was charged with giving up 11 runs over three and two thirds innings pitched. Kuennen was then subbed out for Ashton Kout who gave up nine runs in just over two innings of relief work. Turkey Valley remains winless on the year but they will have another chance for that first win as they host EdCo on Wednesday night.
Like the Turkey Valley softball team, the baseball team hosted a doubleheader on Tuesday evening against South Winneshiek. Evan Busta would start game one for the Trojans and have a solid outing. Busta only gave up two runs over three and two thirds innings pitched, but his pitch count was high so he was pulled from the game. The three pitchers that followed him would give up a combined ten runs and Turkey Valley would go on to lose game one, 12-2. The second game was a little closer but it still resulted in a loss by the Trojans. South Winneshiek got walked eight times in this game and put up nine runs. South Winneshiek’s, Mason Elsbernd, pitched a good game going four innings and only allowing five hits. Turkey Valley struggled to get the bats going on this night and they remain winless on the season. For South Winneshiek, they improve to three and one and will host Decorah on Wednesday night.
The South Winneshiek softball team remains undefeated after they swept a doubleheader on Tuesday at West Central. There was not a lot of scoring in game one as Kaylie Rommes and Taylor Numendahl were the only runners to cross home plate for the Warriors. That is all the run support South Winneshiek would need and Taylor Buchheit pitched a complete game shutout while stiking out 15 of the 21 batters she faced. Buchheit would pitch game two as well and she had another good performance. The Blue Devils had two runners score in this game, but the Warriors answered with four of their own runs. Christina Nesvik and Taylor Numendahl each scored two runs. Nesvik went three for four in the game.
Sumner-Fredricksburg took on Dike-New Hartford on the baseball diamond on Tuesday night. The Cougars got roughed up in both games of this series. In game one they lost 22-8 and in game two they fell 19-4. Sumner-Fredricksburg currently sits winless on the year and they will start a four game road trip on Thursday when they travel to Hudson.
The Cougar’s softball team got their first win of the season on Tuesday evening as they defeated Dike-New Hartford 11 to one. Up until that win, Sumner-Fredricksburg had lost their first three games by a combined five runs. Next up they will take on Hudson on the road.