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Kopriva comes up clutch in Redhawk victory

Ugly wins are still wins. This message from North Tama baseball coach Dan Kopriva was indicative of the up-and-down battle that was the Redhawks’ 11-9 victory over Iowa Star Conference foe Dunkerton (2-9) Wednesday night. Trailing 6-1 through 1 1/2 innings, the Redhawks had to claw back ...

Redhawks fall in North, South battle

Ellenbecker was on the mound again for the second game of the night against the visiting Redhawks. Going the distance once again, she finished off the Redhawks in 78 pitches and struck out seven batters. She went without a walk, but gave up six hits. North Tama (0-13) was consistently able to ...

North Tama drops four in June

The North Tama baseball team cooled off this past week after a hot start, winning their first six games. The Redhawks dropped four of their five most recent games, however three of the losses were within two or fewer runs. Last Wednesday North Tama hosted Colo-NESCO in what became a one-run ...

Dengler helps Monte to 1A title

The boys state basketball tournament concluded earlier this month. It was competitive, and the best part is watching the small schools compete against each other. It is a point of pride for small towns when they win the title. Nothing is more exciting or provides more energy to a small town ...

Football district assignments announced for 2021 and 2022

Following Thursday’s regular meeting of the IHSAA Board of Control, district and group assignments for the 2021 and 2022 football seasons were announced. North Tama and Union will be looking toward rebound seasons after both teams finished under .500 in 2020. The Redhawks, who finished last ...

Union alum inducted to wrestling hall of fame

DES MOINES – The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) announced the 2021 class for the IHSAA Wrestling Hall of Fame last week. Union alum Trey Clark (2000) was honored as a member of this year’s Hall of Fame class, joining his former Knights coach Dick Ingvall who was inducted in ...

Knights medal two at state

DES MOINES — For the Union Knights, state wrestling has become a commonplace occurrence. This year, four Knights wrestlers had the opportunity to compete on the state’s biggest stage for a shot at a first place medal. Two of the four competitors from Union emerged with podium finishes ...

Redhawks stood up at districts

BROOKLYN—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 ...

Redhawks fall to Regents in round one

TRAER—The North Tama girls had the opportunity and also the misfortune of facing the same team twice in one week. After a 46-32 loss on the road against Waterloo Christian on Feb. 9, the Redhawks hoped the friendly confines of the North Tama gymnasium in Traer would give them a spark ...

Knights mount up for state

WILLIAMSBURG — 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 ...