I’m not sure if you noticed, but the New Hampton Chickasaws are a sparkling 16-0 this season. The Chickasaws walked through the the Crestwood tournament on Saturday, notching four more wins. They took down Clayton Ridge, Waukon, Waterloo West and Lisbon. They carry their spotless 16-0 record in a game with Crestwood tonight. The Cadets and the Chickasaws did not play each other on Saturday. The Cadets are 3-4.
The Nashua-Plainfield Huskies were winless in their Saturday tournament. The Huskies traveled to Aplington-Parkersburg and played five games and also got swept in straight sets to Aplington-Parkersburg, Wapsie Valley, Denver, Grundy Center and West Delaware. Tonight the Huskies face the hot-hitting Osage Green Devils.
The Turkey Valley Trojans took a big hit in Cresco on Saturday, not winning a single match – going 0-6. The Trojans got swept by Kee High, Waterloo West, New Hampton, and North Fayette Valley. Turkey Valley did steal a set from Clayton Ridge. Saturday’s performance drops the Trojans to 2-7. They travel to South Winneshiek on Thursday.
The Sumner-Fredericksburg Cougars pick up a win at the Linn-Mar tournament on Saturday, but drop four more games. The Cougs defeated Fairfield in straight sets. They fell to Prairie, Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Davenport. Sumner-Fred is 6-7 and hosts rated Dike-New Hartford tonight.
South Winneshiek went 1-4 on Saturday at Jesup. The lone Warrior win came with a sweep of West Central. The Warriors fell to Alburnett, North Linn in 3 sets, Central Elkader and Jesup in three sets. South Winn is 2-10 on the year and hosts Turkey Valley Thursday.
North Fayette Valley
North Fayette Valley picks up two wins on Saturday seeping Kee High and Turkey Valley. The Tiger-Hawks lost in straight sets to New Hampton, Lisbon, Crestwood, and Waterloo West. North Fayette Valley is 3-8 and travels to Kee High Thursday.
Radio Iowa Football Rankings
One of the area teams and moved up a spot in this week’s Radio Iowa High school rankings. Todd Kimm reports:
Iowa State vs #5 Oklahoma
Iowa State coach Matt Campbell says the Cyclones dodged a bullet and quarterback Kyle Kempt may play in Saturday’s game against fifth ranked Oklahoma. Kempt came out of Saturday’s game at Iowa in the third quarter with a knee injury.
Zeb Nolan played the fourth quarter against Iowa and will get the start against the Sooners is Kempt is not ready.
Campbell says a decision on Kempt’s status will be made later in the week.