Category: Sports

Knight alumni earn All-Conference honors

Megan Hudson of La Porte City is the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) Division II Volleyball Freshman of the Year, and one of several Hawkeye RedTail Volleyball players earning post-season conference and regional honors.
Hudson, who was also named first team All-Region XI B and first team All-Conference, averaged 4.5 kills, 3.62 digs, and .74 blocks per set during conference play. Her 153 kills in ICCAC matchups were the most in the league, while in all games she was the conference leader in kills per set at 4.63. She finished with a .210 hitting efficiency.
Teammate Maggie Driscol, also of La Porte City, earned dual first-team honors, averaging 10.18 assists and 2.79 digs per set, with zero ball handling errors all season in the ICCAC.
Haylee Keune, another former Union standout was an ICCAC honorable mention selection for the RedTails as well as Peyton Parker of La Porte City who played for Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).
The RedTails finished with an 18-8 (7-2 conference) record, wrapping up a competitive inaugural season that saw the team ranked as high as No. 11 in the nation. They went undefeated at home, including a major upset against then No. 5-ranked DMACC on September 5.
“We created an environment in our gym with our level of play that was tough on opponents,” said head coach Scott Weston. “Anytime you can go undefeated in your own house with the quality of competition we played – that is a huge positive. I can’t even put into words how proud I am of this group.”

Volleyball: Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 3, Union 1

Competing against the Cowgirls of Clarion-Goldfield-Dows (26-8) in a 3A regional final with a trip to the State Tournament on the line, the Lady Knights (28-15) faced a seemingly equal opponent. After sweeping the #5 ranked Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana in the previous round, Union hoped to carry that momentum into the final. Try as they might, the Knights’ service game (73 of 86 attempts) and kill errors (38) were insurmountable in the end, with the Cowgirls capitalizing in those two statistics, serving 86 of 89 successfully and only 9 kill errors in four sets of play. Leading the Knight hitting attack were Jasmyn Bush (13 kills), Megan Carty (11) and Belle Weber (10). Clarion-Goldfield-Dows advances to face #1 ranked Kuemper Catholic at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids on November 7.
October 29, 2018 at Iowa Falls-Alden High School
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows    25 16 25 25
Union                                     19 25 17 22
                        kills, assists, digs, blocks, serves, aces
Bush, Jasmyn 13, 0, 12, 3, 12-14, 1
Carty, Allie 0, 2, 12, 0, 9-13, 3
Carty, Megan 11, 0, 0, 3, 0-0, 0
Driscol, Allie 0, 18, 5, 0, 0-0, 0
Gates, Hannah 2, 17, 3, 1, 11-14, 1
Jolley, Jayden 7, 0, 0, 7, 0-0, 0
McNeal, Cylie 0, 0, 7, 0, 11-13, 0
Nolan, Lexi 4, 0, 1, 1, 0-0, 0
Weber, Belle 10, 0, 6, 0, 19-20, 1
Winkelpleck, Sophie 0, 0, 6, 0, 11-12, 0

LeBahn 12th at State Cross Country Meet

State Cross Country Class 2A Results
1 Reece Smith 16:00.7 Garner-Hayfield-Ventura
2 Joe Anderson 16:22.2 George-Little Rock
3 Jerry Jorgenson 16:32.6 Treynor
4 Caleb Shumaker 16:33.0 Tipton
5 Eric Heibult 16:34.0 Sheldon
6 Brady Griebel 16:39.0 Bellevue
7 Dylan Darsidan 16:39.3 Camanche
8 Spencer Moon 16:50.5 South Central Calhoun
9 Chandler Douglas 16:53.9 North Fayette Valley
10 Taylor Myers 16:54.5 Estherville Lincoln
11 Ben Ellis 16:55.0 Tipton
12 Lake LeBahn 17:00.0 Union
13 Peter Shippy 17:00.3 Sioux Center
14 Samuel Harrison 17:00.7 Sioux Center
15 Landon Noe 17:04.6 Albia

Waukon 40, Union 11

Perhaps the road to the Class 2A state championship still runs through Waukon. The defending state champions put on an impressive display Friday night, scoring touchdowns and two point conversions on each of their first five offensive possessions to race out to a 40-3 lead and essentially end the game at the half.
The Indians wasted little time after intercepting a pass on the Knights’ opening drive. A three yard touchdown run on the sixth play of the drive after taking over at the Union 28 yard line gave Waukon an 8-0 lead less than four minutes into the game.
After the early miscue, the Union offense advanced the ball deep into Waukon territory before the drive stalled. Ben Behrens’ 35 yard field goal cut the deficit to 8-3.
It appeared momentum still favored Union when a quarterback sack put Waukon into a 3rd and 21 at their own 25 yard line. A dazzling catch and spin down the sidelines turned near disaster into a 71 yard pass play, though, for the Indians. A three yard touchdown pass on the next play extended the lead to 16-3. Waukon never looked back, tacking on three more first half scores to cruise to the victory.
With the victory, Waukon will host Algona, a 45-20 winner over Crestwood, in a quarterfinal match-up.
The Knights, who made their 11th consecutive trip to the postseason under Head Coach Joe Hadacheck, finished the 2018 campaign with a 6-4 record.

Volleyball: Union 3, Center Point-Urbana 0

Union 3, Center Point 0
October 23, 2018 at Center Point
Union                            25 – 25 – 26
Center Point-Urbana 21 – 22 – 24
                       kills, assists, digs, blocks, serves, aces
Bush, Jasmyn 11, 1, 11, 4, 14-14, 1
Carty, Allie 0, 1, 11, 0, 7-9, 1
Carty, Megan 11, 0, 0, 0, 0-0, 0
Driscol, Allie 0, 17, 2, 0, 0-0, 0
Gates, Hannah 0, 21, 3, 1, 8-8, 1
Jolley, Jayden 12, 0, 0, 2, 0-0, 0
McNeal, Cylie 0, 0, 3, 0, 12-13, 3
Nolan, Lexi 2, 0, 0, 3, 0-0, 0
Weber, Belle 10, 0, 10, 4, 10-14, 2
Winkelpleck, Sophie 0, 0, 3, 0, 7-8, 3

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