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Redhawks managers part of winning formula this season

It takes more than just the players and coaches to make a high school football team like North Tama great — and great the Redhawks were this season finishing with an 8-3 record and making it to the state quarterfinals. It also takes a couple of dedicated team managers like Emily Hulme and ...

Magic runs out for Redhawks, senior players reflect

Friday night’s game between North Tama and hosts Grundy Center was a rematch of a regular-season finale from three weeks prior. In that game, the Spartans shut out North Tama 28-0 and clinched the Class A District 3 title. On this occasion, the Redhawks and Spartans were fighting for ...

NT Tech Team is Sportsmanship Recipient from Traer

Each year the IGHSAU asks the 40 qualifying state tournament schools to nominate a community member to be honored with a certificate prior to their first match of the tournament series. This recipient should be a community member who exemplifies positive sportsmanship in support of the ...

Redhawks headed to quarterfinals

One of the biggest risk-reward decisions of the Iowa high school football season took place Friday night at Lynnville-Sully. After a chaotic, emotionally charged first half that saw the Redhawks veer towards losing control and get two sideline unsportsmanlike conduct penalties towards the end ...

Union runners experience joy, heartbreak at state meet

For three Union High School runners — senior Ellie Rathe, sophomore Lauren Youngblut, and freshman Amilia Condon — Saturday’s 2021 Class 2A Cross Country State Championship in Fort Dodge was truly a mixed bag of both finishes and emotions. Rathe — a standout runner ranked fourth in ...

North Tama’s Lidgett cracks top-10 in Class 1A

North Tama junior Grace Lidgett couldn’t stop smiling Saturday afternoon at state cross country, and for good reason. She not only played a role in helping the Redhawks reach their first state meet as a team since 2007, but the junior earned her second-straight medal in Fort Dodge and ...

Redhawks make triumphant return

The early jitters were obvious. North Tama’s first set was filled with errors and anxiousness, and the Redhawks went down 25-17. What happened next was a three-set display of grit, intensity and quality from both the Redhawks and their opponents, Class 1A No. 4 Lisbon. The Lions were in ...

Redhawks return to doorstep of state tournament

The crowd was loud. The stakes were high. The volleyball was enthralling. Monday night’s matchup between Class 1A No. 12 North Tama and Montezuma was a high-level match of volleyball in the Region 6 semifinals. It was the Redhawks (29-10) who came out on top, advancing with a 3-0 sweep ...

Redhawks runners punch team ticket to state, first time since 2007

The Redhawks girls cross country team has run their way to state this year. On a balmy, cool Thursday last week, the North Tama girls team placed second with 50 points in the Class 1A State Qualifier on the Fillmore Fairways Golf Course in Cascade and will now be running in the 2021 Cross ...