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Hurdler Jailyn Petersen takes 10th to lead Union at state track

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DES MOINES – Junior hurdler Jailyn Petersen took 10th place in Class 2A girls 100 meter hurdles at the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships in Des Moines last Friday morning – just missing out on the finals while leading the Union Knights collective charge at state this ...

Union girls golf achieves goal, earns trip to Districts

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ANAMOSA – On Friday, May 10, the Union girls golf team was the 3rd best team on average at the Class 2A Regional 5B meet played at Anamosa’s Fawn Creek Country Club out of the eight teams present. I told the girls if we play our game we will likely advance and we did by 20 strokes over 4th ...

‘Our best game of the year’

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LA PORTE CITY – The Union-North Tama girls soccer team took out the North Fayette Tigerhawks 4-2 at Union Stadium on Wednesday, May 15, in a Class 1A Region 7 opener, playing what Knights head coach John Simon called “arguably our best game of the year.” It was the second time this ...

Union teams take first, second at District track

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DIKE – It was a very, very good night to be a Knight last week Thursday in Dike. Despite several heavy, cold downpours, Union’s girls track and field team mopped up the competition to take the district crown at a Class 2A state qualifying meet by a margin of more than 40 points over ...

Union golf tees up at NICL Conference, Schupbach Classic meets

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It was a busy week for us last week with 18-hole events at the Comet Invite on Monday, April 29, for both the boys and girls. Both teams finished toward the middle of the pack with sophomore Brock Bergmeier and senior Clara Carlson winning All-Tournament Honors. Both teams were back again in ...

Union Alum Eric Jesse named head boys basketball coach

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LA PORTE CITY – He is home. Union Knight standout basketball alum Eric Jesse is back in La Porte City, this time as the head boys basketball coach. Jesse's hire was officially approved by the Union Board of Education as part of the consent agenda during the Monday, April 15 meeting. Jesse ...

Petersen punches above her seed at 114th Drake Relays

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DES MOINES – Knights hurdler Jailyn Petersen (center) competed in the fastest Drake Relays girls 100-meter hurdles heat last Friday morning in Des Moines amid some fairly less than ideal weather conditions and held her own. The Union junior placed 18th overall out of 32 hurdlers and sixth ...

Area track and field athletes ready for state qualifying meets

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As the high school track and field season races toward the finale over the next two weeks, athletes from both Union and North Tama are busy preparing for the Thursday, May 9 state qualifying district meets. Assignments for the penultimate meet were released last week and for the second year ...