Category: Sports

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 cheer1982@hotmail.com. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Boys Basketball: Union 43, Sumner-Fredericksburg 36

February 4, 2020 in La Porte City
                                      Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 T
Union                              13 11 10 9 43
Sumner-Fredericksburg 11 4 6 15 36
Scoring: Marc Mahood 14, Caleb Reel 10, Brayden Grosse 6, Trevor Davis 5, Devin Reel 4, Brandon Tompkins 4.
4-9 NICL East, 4-14 Overall

Girls Basketball, Union 41, Sumner-Fredericksburg 36 OT

February 4, 2020 in La Porte City
                                  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT T
Union                                5 11 4 14 7 41
Sumner-Fredericksburg 8 16 4 6 2 36
Scoring: Allie Driscol 17, Natalie Tecklenburg 14, Sam Glenn 4, Carlie Hoppe 4, Ellie Rathe 2.
2-12 NICL East, 3-16 Overall
On senior night, Allie Driscol’s last second 3 pointer tied the game at 36-36. Union outscored the Cougars 7-2 in overtime to claim their second victory in two nights.

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