The New Hampton Chickasaw boys and girls cross country teams were in Dike last night participating in a Class 2A State Qualifying Meet at Fox Ridge Golf Course. On the boys side, Chickasaw junior Nolan Usher finished with a time of 17 minutes and 38 seconds which gave him a fourteenth place finish and a berth into the State Meet. On the girls side, fellow Chickasaw junior Olivia Burke was able to finish in fifteenth place with a time of 21 minutes and 34 seconds to qualify as well. Now, both Nolan and Olivia will compete at the State Cross Country meet in Fort Dodge next Saturday.
The Nashua-Plainfield, Turkey Valley, Sumner-Fredericksburg and South Winneshiek girls and boys cross country teams were in Eagle Grove for their Class 1A State Qualifying meet which was held at the Eagle Grove Country Club. On the girls side, South Winneshiek was able to qualify their whole team to the State Meet as they won the meet. Felicity Taylor led the way for the Warriors as she was the meet medalist, Melissa Ward was 14th overall, Ashley Kriener finished in 16th, Jenna Knutson was 22nd and Mariah Durham rounded out the scoring with a 27th place finish. Macy Niewoehner from Sumner-Fredericksburg was able to qualify as an individual as she finished in fifth overall. Nashua-Plainfield’s Aubry Einck came in ninth place and qualified as well. Turkey Valley’s best finisher last night was Jaycie Byrne who came in 21st and missed making it to State by less than 30 seconds. South Winn was able to qualify as a team on the boys side as well as they took second at the meet. They had three finish in the top ten as Derek Dietzenbach was third, Paul Hageman was 6th and Paxten DeVilbliss came in ninth. Emmet Schwartzhoff and Jamison Meyer rounded out the scoring for the Warriors as they finished in 28th and 36th respectively. Brock Dietz of Nashua-Plainfield placed fifth overall to qualify as an individual. These athletes will all participate in the State Meet next Saturday in Fort Dodge as well.
Tonight marks the final night of the Iowa High School football regular season. The New Hampton Chickasaw football team will be in Clear Lake tonight playing for a Class 2A District 2 Championship and a playoff berth as well. The Chickasaws are 6-2 overall this season and have a District record of 5-1 while the Lions are 7-1 and 6-0. With a win, the Chickasaws would win the District and clinch a playoff spot, but could still get into the postseason if they lose. They would need either a Crestwood loss or a win by Osage and have the highest point differential of the three. You can tune into tonight’s game right here on 951 The Bull starting with a pre-game at 7pm and kickoff is scheduled for 7:30.
The Nashua-Plainfield Husky football team will be trying to punch their ticket to the playoffs tonight as they get set to take on West Hancock in a Class A District 3 game at home. The Huskies are 6-2 overall this season and they are 5-1 in District play while West Hancock comes in at 5-3 and 5-1. If Nashua wins, they clinch a playoff berth, but could still sneak their way in if they lose and get some help. Kickoff from Nashua will be at 7pm.
The Turkey Valley Trojan football team will wrap-up their season tonight with a home game against Janesville. The Trojans are 5-3 overall this season and they are 2-3 in 8-man District 2. Kickoff will be at 7pm.
The Sumner-Fredericksburg Cougar football team will play in its last game of the season tonight when they take on Lake Mills at home. The Cougars are 3-5 overall this season and come in with a Class 1A District 2 record of 3-3 while Lake Mills is 2-6 and 1-5. Kickoff for this one will also be at 7pm.
The South Winneshiek Warrior football team will play at Belmond-Klemme tonight with an automatic playoff berth on the line. Both teams are 5-1 in Class 1A District 2 and the winner would claim second in the District. The start time for this game will be at 7pm as well.