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Union boys’ soccer looking to form stand-alone team

Following the news that Union High School boys’ soccer sharing agreement with Hudson had landed on the chopping block, the possibility of starting a stand-alone Knights’ team was a hot topic of discussion at the most recent school board meeting. The sharing agreement – in place since at ...

Redhawks shocked

Jadyn Rausch hit the floor when the whistle blew and let the emotions of the moment overtake her. The North Tama senior was far from the only Redhawks player to feel the pain and sorrow of a shocking upset Tuesday night in the quarterfinals round of Class 1A state volleyball, as the No. 2 ...

Union Knights make their mark at state volleyball

The Iowa Girl hailing from a northern Tama County school showed up in a big way Tuesday at the 2022 State Volleyball Tournament in Coralville via the Class 3A No. 8 Union Knights and the Class 1A No. 2 North Tama Redhawks as both teams were set to compete in the opening quarterfinal rounds. ...

Redhawks shoot down Stars in final game

The lights on Dennis Field in Traer glowed for one last Friday Night Lights performance on October 21, as the Redhawks took on Starmont, beating the Stars 27-18 and adding a second win to what has been a tough regular season. This final game was added to the schedule once it was assured the ...

Knights drop to No. 7 Greene County in first round

In what turned out to be their final game of the 2022-2023 season, the Union Knights football team fell, 35-13, to district champions, No. 7 Greene County Rams in the Class 2A First Round Playoffs on Friday, October 21, in Jefferson. The Rams dropped only a single regular season game this year, ...

Redhawks revel in another trip to state

A year ago, the young and spunky Redhawks were a year ahead of schedule, storming into the Class 1A state volleyball semifinals with double-digit losses and an upset victory in the first round. Now, No. 2 North Tama is right on time. The Redhawks rolled Southeast Warren in straight sets to ...

Redhawks rock Regents in regional semifinals

North Tama volleyball has a clear mission in mind. One season after making the semifinals of the Class 1A state volleyball tournament, with most of the roster returning, North Tama is one game away from completing part one. The No. 2 Redhawks (38-4) swept Waterloo Christian (20-17) 25-12, ...

No. 8 Knights fight off Stormin’ Pointers for trip to state tournament

In four blood-pumping sets on their hometown court that featured a fight for practically every point, the eighth-ranked Union Knights volleyball team managed to ward off the Center Point-Urbana Stormin’ Pointers, 3-1, for the Class 3A Region 4 Championship Wednesday evening and are now ...

Calderwood notches shut-out set victory, 25-0, over Spartans

‘Efficient’ and ‘masterful’ best describe North Tama volleyball’s Class 1A regional quarterfinal victory, 3-0, over Collins-Maxwell last night in the Redhawks’ Nest. Both the speed of the sets – less than 15 minutes apiece – and the final shut-out set victory, 25-0, served by ...

Union girls take fourth at NICL cross country meet

Union hosted the North Iowa Cedar League (NICL) Conference meet this last week Thursday with the Knight girls bringing home a fourth-place team finish and snagging a top-10 via runner Amilia Condon. Sophomore Condon was ranked 18th in Class 2A heading into the post-season this week. On her ...