The New Hampton Girls Golf Team brought home second place at the state tournament yesterday. The Chickasaws finished 11 strokes behind the first place team, Atlantic. The Chickasaws finished 22 strokes ahead of the third place team, Clear Lake. New Hampton struggled in round two as they shot ten strokes worse on Wednesday than they did on Tuesday. Morgan Nuss and Mya Anderson each shot an 87 while the other two scores that counted were from Allison Nuss who shot an 89 and Ellie Ewert who shot a 92. The team as a whole had 14 double bogeys in the round while only having three birdies. Overall, the team shot 124 strokes above par and had a total score of 700.
St. Ansger traveled to Nashua-Plainfield on the baseball diamond last night and the Saints were clicking on all cylinders from the first pitch. In the top of the first inning the Husky’s starting pitcher, Shane Hillesheim, allowed five runners to cross home plate. St. Ansger would follow that up by scoring 14 runs in the next four innings, including an eight run fourth, and they would go on to win 19-4. Cole Willert and Ben Boerjan each reached base four out of their five plate appearances and each had three steals for the Saints. For the Huskies, Jared Whitinger, Mason Hyde, and Luke Harrington all had runs batted in in the game. Nashua-Plainfield still can’t notch their first win as they stumble to oh and five while St. Ansgar has started the year well with a five and one record.
The Huskies of Nashua-Plainfield played host to St. Ansgar last night on the softball diamond. The Saints would get the action going early with two runs in the first and nine runs in the second and would lead 11 to nothing after two innings. The Huskies got two of their own runs in the bottom of the third. St. Ansgar would tack on five more runs in the top of the next inning and this game would reach the ten run rule as the Saints beat the Huskies 16 to two. Toyia Griffin takes the loss for Nashua-Plainfield as she gave up 16 runs but only six of those being earned. The Huskies only had four people reach base. Bailey Weiss and Sydney Hansen each had two hits while Kacie Erwin had one hit. Sierra Fisher reached base thanks to a walk. Nashua-Plainfield hosts Rockford on Thursday while the Saints host Lake Mills.
Turkey Valley traveled to Charles City on Wednesday night for a showdown on the baseball diamond. The Comets pounced early in this game and put it away early as they blew their lead up to 17-0. The Trojans starting pitcher, Jordon Snyder, only lasted two and one thirds inning while giving up 17 runs on 15 hits and walking five Charles City players. Turkey Valleys falls to oh and five on the season while being outscored 56 to 11. Next up they have a doubleheader against MFL Mar-Mac.
The Trojan’s softball team hosted EdCo on Wednesday night for a doubleheader. Neither of these games would go Turkey Valley’s way as they would drop game one 17-5 and game two by a score of 22-5. In five of the Trojan’s seven games so far this season, they have allowed at least ten runs. Turkey Valley has a few days off before they head up to Cresco on Saturday.