Category: Sports

La Porte City 3-4 grade softball splits doubleheader with Dunkerton

By Zach Hoover
Game 1: Haylee Hegdahl didn’t allow a single run as La Porte City softball defeated Dunkerton 4-0 on June 17 in Dunkerton. Hegdahl allowed just three hits, striking out five and walking zero. La Porte City’s defense was spectacular all game.
La Porte City notched three runs in the third inning. La Porte City’s offense in the inning was led by Avery Weber, Ellie Pospisil, and Jewel Paine, each driving in a run.
La Porte City had nine hits in the game. Jewel Paine and Chloe Sadler each managed two hits. Morgan Stocks, Avery Weber, Ellie Pospisil, Kenley Hoover, and Finley Keegan each had a hit. Sadler, Weber, Pospisil, and Hoover all scored runs.
Game 2: La Porte City was defeated by Dunkerton, 5-0. Singles by Chloe Sadler and Jewel Paine in the third inning were the only two hits for La Porte City in the game.
Chloe Sadler was in the circle for La Porte City. She surrendered five runs on six hits over three innings, striking out seven and walking zero.
This year’s team includes: Tia Butler, CJ Craft, Remmi Hager, Alyza Harting, Haylee Hegdahl, Kenley Hoover, Finley Keegan, Jewel Paine, Ellie Pospisil, Chloe Sadler, Olivia Schildroth, Maddie Schmitz, Bella Scott, Morgan Stocks, Kayla Toenges, Linkyn Vaughn and Avery Weber. They are coached by Head Coach Zach Hoover and Assistant Jenny Hoover.
La Porte City 3-4 Grade Softball 2020 Schedule
Home games are at La Porte City Lions Fields. All games are double headers and start at 6 PM.
June 22 vs Denver Maroon
June 24 vs Janesville
June 29 @ Dunkerton
July 1 vs Wapsie
July 6 vs Hudson White
July 8 @ Denver Gold
July 13 @ Janesville
July 15 vs Don Bosco
July 22 vs Hudson Navy
July 27 @ Janesville
July 29 @ Hudson Navy

Adam Ahrendsen commits to wrestle at UNI

On May 30th, Union High School’s 2020 state wrestling champion Adam Ahrendsen announced his collegiate intentions via Twitter and Facebook saying, “I am excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletics career at the University of Northern Iowa. Go Panthers!”
Last year, Ahrendsen capped his junior season with a state championship in Class 2A at 160 lbs. Heading into his senior year, he boasts a career record of 120-18 with 63 pins in the past two seasons.
Adam is the son of Jan and Cory Ahrendsen of Clutier.

Girls Basketball post-season honors announced

Union Head Girls Basketball Coach Robert Driscol recently announced that all seven of the junior/senior team members earned Academic All-Conference Awards for the 2019-2020 season. Criteria is that each must have a cumulative GPA of 3.33 or higher and must be a junior or senior. Those cited are: Ellie Behres, Kaylin Brustkern, Allie Driscol, Sam Glenn, Carlie Hoppe, Emma Shirk and Natalie Tecklenburg.
In addition, senior Natalie Tecklenburg was named Academic All-State through the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association. She is one of 22 girls in all classes to be selected from more than 85 applicants that were recognized at the Iowa Girls State Tournament on March 6 in Des Moines. Natalie earned 2nd team All-NICL East honors as she was first in points per game for the Knights at 10.5, first in made 3 pts (28), first in free throw percentage (71.4%), first in rebounds (111) and first in steals (45). Natalie also tied the school record for most free throw attempts in a game (East Marshall-17), set the school record for most free throws made in a game (East Marshall-15), and tied the school record of 100% free throw shooting in a game (6/6).
Selected as Honorable Mention, junior Allie Driscol was second in the Knights’ team stats, with 8.3 points per game, three pointers made (21), assists (37), and steals (43), along with being fourth in rebounds (66).

Brayden Grosse selected for Shrine Bowl

The Union Knight Football team is excited to announce that senior Brayden Grosse has been one of 42 athletes invited to participate in the 48th Annual Iowa Shrine Bowl. Brayden, who is projected to play defensive back in the game, was a standout running back and defensive back for the Knights.
This year the Shrine Bowl will be played in Cedar Falls at the UNI-Dome on Saturday, July 18.
Tickets are $11.00 in advance, or $15.00 at the gate.

Union cheer to represent at Shrine Bowl

Union Cheer head coach Kayleen Glenn is pleased to announce that three Union cheerleaders have been selected to be a part of the 2020 Iowa Shrine All-Star Cheer Squad. The trio of Emma Harris, Carlie McNeal and Alex Hall will participate in this year’s Shrine Bowl festivities to be held the week of July 14-18, culminating with game day on July 18, 2020 at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Fifty-five cheerleaders from across the state of Iowa will come together the week of the game, holding a mini camp on the campus at UNI for hospital children to learn cheerleading skills.
The Shrine Bowl is near and dear to Coach Glenn’s heart as she has a granddaughter, Gabi, who has been greatly impacted by the Shriner’s Hospital. Each cheerleader is asked to raise at least $800.00 or more from sponsors in his/her town. Most of this money will go toward the Shriner Hospitals to help children in need. If interested in contributing, please contact Coach Glenn at via email at Your support is greatly appreciated.


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