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Worthen achieves All-American, continues to trailblaze

It may be technically ‘offseason’ for high school wrestling, but for one of Iowa’s top female wrestlers – Union’s Jillian ‘Monster’ Worthen – there is no offseason and she proved that in the FargoDome on July 16 by earning All-American. The rising La Porte City sophomore along ...

Kopriva repeats as league MVP

North Tama senior Gabe Kopriva has been honored as the Iowa Star Conference South Division’s Most Valuable Player for the second summer in a row after a sterling season as an infielder and pitcher. Kopriva was North Tama’s leading hitter with a .433 batting average and 39 hits. He drove ...

Redhawks suffer tough loss to Dons in district final at home

Tough breaks and more than a half-dozen errors led to a Redhawks loss, 7-15, last Saturday night to fifth-ranked Don Bosco in the Class 1A District 7 baseball final in Traer. North Tama opened the game on a solid, hopeful footing – scoring two runs in the first courtesy of an error by the ...

Knights fall to sixth-ranked Trojans in round two of playoffs

West Marshall was feeling the tension. Leading Union 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning despite not allowing a hit, the sixth-ranked Trojans were sputtering against the visiting Knights in State Center Wednesday evening. It wasn’t until a two-run single by Trojans’ starting pitcher ...

Redhawks move on by beating Hudson, 7-3

A four-run second inning and solid pitching from Devin McKinley helped the North Tama baseball team advance to the Class 1A District 4 semifinals, picking up a 7-3 win over Hudson on Tuesday night at J.L. Lister Field. After no runs were scored in the first inning, North Tama (17-9) took the ...

Greiner’s heroics rescue Redhawks

What looked to be a routine victory after four innings for North Tama baseball had rapidly become a tense, pressure-packed battle heading into the bottom of the seventh inning last Saturday night. A 5-0 lead for the Redhawks became a 5-5 tie game, and with two outs in the inning, Adam ...

Redhawks softball ends postseason with a loss to Janesville

Although the season didn’t end this past Friday with a win for the Redhawks softball team, it certainly ended on a good note with the young North Tama team notching two wins overall this season – thereby ending a multi-season, 48-game losing streak – and a worthy showing against ...

Popelka’s no-no seals North Tama’s title

Clarksville wasn’t the toughest opponent the North Tama baseball team has come up against this season. Coming in with a 1-12 season record, Clarksville was mitching up pitchers and trying to find its way through this game. In the other dugout, Redhawks sophomore Tyler Popelka was working on a ...

Redhawks dunk the Raiders on the road

It was a stellar night of softball for the North Tama Redhawks against Dunkerton last Wednesday. With their bats smoking right out of the dugout in the first, the Redhawks resoundingly dunked the Raiders 30-9 in six innings – scoring 17 times in the last inning alone for their second win ...