In a game heard right here on 951 The Bull Friday night, The New Hampton Chickasaw football team was at home for their Class 2A first round playoff game against Dike-New Hartford. The Chickasaws ran out to a 14-0 lead in the second quarter, but the Wolverines would score a touchdown late in the first half to cut the Chickasaw lead to 14-6 at halftime. The score would remain that way until late in the fourth quarter when Dike-New Hartford would tie things up at 14 with about three and a half minutes left in the game. New Hampton would respond with a touchdown of their own with just over a minute remaining and they would hang on to the 21-14 victory. Braydon Fisher was the workhorse for the Chickasaws as he rushed the ball 37 times for 215 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The other score for New Hampton came on a 14-yard TD pass from Keegan John to Noah Fenske. With the win, the Chickasaws improve to 8-2 overall this season and they will get a second crack at Waukon this Friday night in the Class 2A Quarter-Finals.
The South Winneshiek Warrior football team was in Iowa City on Friday night for their Class 1A opening round playoff game against Iowa City Regina. Rodney Schwartzhoff scored a touchdown with under eight minutes to play in the game which tied the score at 21. Neither team would be able to score in regulation again which sent the game into overtime. In the first overtime, after South Winn stopped Regina, the Warriors attempt at a game winning field goal sailed wide left. In the second overtime, Schwartzhoff could not get into the end zone from the one yard line on fourth down which gave the Regals a chance to win it. Win it they did with a ten-yard touchdown run which ended South Winn’s season. Schwartzhoff ended the night with 149 rushing yards and a that TD, Hunter Todd finished the night with 165 passing yards and touchdown passes to Brennan Holthaus and Levi Lukes. The Warriors finished off their season with a record of 6-4.
The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and Iowa High School Athletic Association held their State Cross Country Meets in Fort Dodge on Saturday. In the Class 2A girls race, Olivia Burke finished in 80th place for New Hampton and the Chickasaw’s lone representative in the Class 2A boys race, Nolan Usher came in 68th place. In the Class 1A girls race, South Winn came in 5th place as a team as they were led by Felicity Taylor who came in fifth place overall and earned a medal. Macy Niewoehner of Sumner-Fredericksburg placed 20th for the Cougars. Aubry Einck of Nashua-Plainfield ended the race in 61st place. In the Class 1A boys race, the South Winn team placed fifth as well and they were led by Paul Hageman who came in 22nd. Brock Dietz of Nashua-Plainfield ended up with a medal as he came in 13th place.
The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union will continue its volleyball postseason tonight with Class 3A holding Regional Finals. The New Hampton Chickasaw volleyball team will be in Oelwein tonight for the Class 3A Region 5 Final against Waterloo Columbus. The Chickasaws come into tonight’s match with a record of 29-9 and they’ll take on a Columbus team who is ranked third and is 32-8 on the season. You can tune into this match right here on 951 The Bull starting with a pre-meet at 6:45 and first serve will be at 7pm.