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Knights mount up for state tournament

Saturday wrestling in February has long been a fruitful endeavor for the Union Knights high school wrestling team. In 2021 that is something which has remained constant, despite so many routines and traditions altered this past year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Four Union wrestlers, ...

Redhawks grapplers stood up at districts

Saturday marked the end of the road for the Redhawks 2020-21 wrestling season. Senior heavyweight Xander Bradley and freshman 106-pounder Case Monat both finished third at the state-qualifying district meet in Brooklyn on Feb. 13, one place shy of a state tournament birth. Both North Tama ...

Redhawks send two to districts

WATERLOO — For the second time since reestablishing the Redhawks wrestling program, North Tama will have wrestlers headed to the Class 1A district tournament. Freshman Case Monat and senior Xander Bradley each finished as runner-up in the 1A sectional tournament on Feb. 6 and will head to ...

Knights take eight to district wrestling

INDEPENDENCE - The Union Knights took 12 wrestlers to compete at the Class 2A sectional tournament on Feb. 6 in Independence. Five Knights finished in the top two of their respective brackets and will advance to the state-qualifying district meet at Williamsburg on Feb. 13. The team was ...

Pirates outlast Union at home

LA PORTE CITY — The Knights boys team faced off against Hudson in a rematch against of one of the team’s closest games from earlier in the season. In mid-December, Union came out with a 56-51 win over Hudson behind a balanced scoring attack and several more attempts at the free throw ...

Redhawks girls fall in rivalry game at GMG

GARWIN — There was a different vibe about the GMG girls’ basketball team in the second half of last Friday’s game against division rivals North Tama. The Wolverines, decked out in white, navy and orange Garwin High School throwback jerseys, were aggressive and confident throughout. They ...

Knights champs at EM duals

LEGRAND — The Class 2A fifth-ranked Union Knights took their last Saturday before post-season action to compete in the East Marshall Duals on Jan. 23. The Knights cruised through all three dual matchups and ended the day as the tournament champion, despite being without the services of their ...

NT wrestlers battle at home

TRAER—The North Tama Redhawk wrestlers had the rare opportunity to wrestle at home all throughout last week. The week started last Thursday with a three-team dual in Traer between North Tama, Hudson and Denver; and finished out Saturday at home with the North Tama Redhawk Invitational. The ...

Redhawks bounced by Baxter

TRAER — It was all going according to plan for the North Tama men’s basketball team through one half of action Tuesday night. The Redhawks jumped out to an early lead and held an eight-point advantage when the first half was over, sitting pretty and holding onto hopes of a big Iowa Star ...

North Tama falls to Bolts at home

TRAER — Early on in Tuesday night’s Iowa Star South girls’ basketball action, the pace of the game was clear — and it was set by the Baxter Bolts. With a full-court press on and no breathing room for the North Tama ball handlers, it was a frustrating 32 minutes for the Redhawks. The ...