No. 4 Knights open season with tournament championship
INDEPENDENCE – The Union Knights netters tipped off the 2023-24 season with a tournament win in Independence on Saturday alongside a Class 3A preseason No. 4 ranking. The Knights took down Janesville 2-1 (22-20, 8-21, 14-16), Independence 2-0 (21-18, 21-17), and Oelwein 2-1 (18-21, 21-8, 15-9) for the championship. Stats were not available in time for publication. Heading into the week, the Knights (3-0) were set to travel to Denver (6-0) on Tuesday, followed by the North Tama Varsity Volleyball Tournament on Saturday in Traer. Schools scheduled to compete on Saturday include several pre-season ranked teams including Class 1A No. 4 AGWSR, No. 13 Gladbrook-Reinbeck, and No. 15 North Tama, as well as Class 2A No. 3 Grundy Center.