Category: Sports

Union High School at the State Track Meet

Girls Long Jump
11th – Hailee Brown 16-00.25
Boys Long Jump
7th – Koby Alpers 20-05.75
Girls High Jump
16th – Audrey Powers 4-11.00
Boys 200 M Dash
20th – Tate Hookham 23.39
Boys 400 M Dash
7th – Tate Hookham 50.11
Boys 3200 M Run
7th – Lake LeBahn 10:09.07
Boys 1600 M Run
th – Lake LeBahn 
Boys 800 M Run
13th – Lake LeBahn 2:00.48
Boys 4×100 M Relay
14th – Union 44.65
(Alpers, Asmussen, Rolison, Hookham)
Boys 800 M Sprint Medley
8th – Union 1:36.32
(Alpers, Schmitz, Rolison, Hookham)

Rhett Peters repeats as conference champion

By Coach Bruce Wigg
Union boys tennis returned to Byrnes Park on Tuesday, May 15 for the Columbus Invite Tennis Tourney.
It was an absolutely beautiful day. At #1 Singles Union sophomore Rhett Peters went 4-0 to take his second consecutive Conference Championship at #1 Singles. At #2 Singles senior Hunter Fleshner went 3-1 to finish second. The final four matches all finished 1-3: #3 Levi Gray, #4 Sam Ollendieck, #5 Tyson Fleshner and at #6 Ben Rempe.
In doubles, #1 doubles of Peters/Fleshner went 2-2 while the #2 Doubles Gray/ Rempe went 1-3, and #3 Doubles of Ollendieck/ T. Fleshner went 1-3.
Union finished in 4th place overall. The Boys tennis team would like to extend a very big thank you to Lisa Pauling and Lynette Hicks for providing lunch/snacks for the team throughout the day and to Stacy Fleshner for contributing food for the team throughout the season.

Rhett Peters qualifies for State Tennis meet

The Union boys tennis team travelled to Waterloo for District competition on Wednesday, May 9. Sophomore Rhett Peters won his first match over Riley Oberhauser of Aplington Parkersburg by 6-0, 6-0 then won 6-0, 6-0 over Andrew Roete of Oelwein, then faced #2 seeded Aidan Hunter of Decorah, whom he beat 6-0, 6-1. In the District Finals he faced #1 Seed Daniel Buchanan of Waterloo Columbus and fell 6-2, 6-1. By virtue of his 2nd place finish Rhett becomes only the 4th boys tennis player in La Porte/Union history to qualify for the state tournament, which begins this year on Friday May 25th at Byrnes Park in Waterloo. Congratulations Rhett!
Hunter Fleshner won his first match of the day over Drake Logan from Oelwein 6-0, 6-0. In his next match he faced #4 seed Sage Klar of Grundy Center, putting up a great fight before losing 6-3, 6-3, ending his day. Sam Ollendieck and Tyson Fleshner lost 6-2, 6-1 to Oelwein. Ben Rempe and Levi Gray lost a first round match 6-2, 6-3 to Grundy Center.

Hawkeye RedTails to hold all-sports camp in June

The Hawkeye RedTails will hold an All-Sports Camp June 11-14, 2018, 9 AM-4 PM at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex, 300 Jefferson St., Waterloo.
The camp, open to kids ages 6-12, will feature a variety of sports, including soccer, track, golf, and swimming. Each day will consist of sports-specific activities in the morning, followed by games and pool time in the afternoon. Participants receive a camp t-shirt and their choice of sports-related RedTails gear. Lunch, snacks, and drinks are provided each day.
For more information or to register, visit www.redtailssportscamps.com. Discounts are available when registering two or more kids.

2018 Girls Golf: Union Girls 7th at Conference Meet

South Hills Golf Course was the site of the Girls NICL East Conference Meet held May 7 in Waterloo. For three of the Union golfters, this was the first time they had played 18 holes of golf. Union placed 7th with a team score of 513. Led by Kaylin Brustkern with a 119, Brystal Bergmeier recorded at 122, Ellie Moore and Sydney Bucknell, each carded a 136.
The following day, Union traveled to Aplington-Parkersburg to face the Lady Falcons. Sydney Bucknell set her season best of 63, Ellie Moore shot a 64, Brystal Bergmeier 65 and Kaylin Brustkern 68 for the match. The Lady Falcons home course proved to be a huge advantage as they topped Union 219 to 260.
Team Scores – NICL East
Waterloo Columbus – 373
Sumner-Fredericksburg – 387
Dike-New Hartford – 422
Hudson – 465
Aplington-Parkersburg – 475
Wapsie Valley – 483
Union – 513
Denver – 516
Jesup – No team score (3 golfers)

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