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As Knights’ postseason voyage ends, Coach Lorenzen reflects

Helmed by first-year head coach Corey Lorenzen, the Union boys’ basketball team made it to Round 2 of the postseason this year – putting in a good finish against a dogged Jesup team, but ending the story there, losing to the J-Hawks 50-70. “We got off to a slow start,” Lorenzen said of ...

Union’s Hedeman brings home state wrestling mantle

Between the 2021-2022 Union Knights’ boys and girls wrestling seasons, there’s now two state champions among their ranks with freshman Jace Hedeman capturing the 106 pounds championship title Saturday evening in Des Moines, thereby joining Union freshman Jillian Worthen who did the same in ...

Seniors Hulme, Kopriva, McKinley break or set several school records

It was a bittersweet final game for several members of the Redhawks boys’ basketball team on Thursday, Feb. 17, during Round 2 of the postseason in Coggon. After beating Waterloo Christian 71-59 on Valentine's Day earlier in the week, North Tama capped off a stellar season (14-9) at North ...

Redhawks’ Zook, Monat end 22-year medal drought

Andrew Knaack couldn’t fight back the tears any longer on Friday evening. Envisioning two North Tama wrestlers on the Iowa High School Individual State Wrestling Tournament podium Saturday night was more emotional than he could bear. After reviving the North Tama wrestling program four years ...

Redhawks roll into the quarterfinals

Aiden Zook pointed to the contingent of North Tama fans in Wells Fargo Arena right after the official signaled that he won his first-round match at the 2022 state wrestling tournament. The North Tama senior is one of two Redhawks headed to Friday’s quarterfinals in Class 1A, but it wasn’t ...

Knights have strong showing in state quarterfinals

Through nearly two sessions at the Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, the Union Knights have held their own. After Thursday’s opening round at Wells Fargo Arena, all six wrestlers including Jace Hedeman (106), Brayden Bohnsack (113), Caleb ...

Redhawks back at state after 20 years

The drought at North Tama Schools is officially over. It’s been two decades since North Tama wrestling sent anyone to the state tournament in Des Moines but all that came to a halt this past Saturday afternoon in Jesup at the Class 1A District 4 tournament when not one, not two, but three ...

Union boys basketball seals sweet win against Sailors

Valentine’s Day was particularly sweet for the Union boys’ basketball team this past Monday in La Porte City with the Knights beating the Columbus Catholic Sailors, 45-37, for the team’s first postseason win since 2015-2016 season where they advanced out of the first round. During Monday ...

Five Redhawks wrestlers forge on to districts

Top-ranked Don Bosco Catholic left little room for anyone else, but North Tama advanced five runners-up through the Class 1A Sectional 7 wrestling tournament on Saturday at BGM High School in Brooklyn. North Tama finished fourth out of six teams with 143.5 points, just behind host BGM ...

Knights to host playoff opener

After winning five games in a row, the Union boys’ basketball team hit a speed bump on Monday, Jan. 31 at home, taking a loss, 48-77, for the second time this season to No. 7 – previously No. 1 – Aplington-Parkersburg. But based on score alone the Knights were much better able to manage ...