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Wanatee signs with Central College

South Tama’s Mickey Wanatee will be taking his talents to Central College to play with The Dutch next year. The Dutch are coached by Matt Schirm. Wanatee said he was pretty excited to be moving on to play college ball. “I’m ready for the new start and new adventures I’m going to ...

Trojans dominate Vikings, Clippers

South Tama was in action Dec. 10 for a three team dual meet. The Trojans hosted Clear Creek Amana and Vinton-Shellsburg. South Tama took the dual victory over CCA with a score of 55-15. Both teams were open at 182 for a double forfeit otherwise the Trojans were fully staffed while the ...

Warriors fall off Thunder’s pace

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The Warriors had not played perfectly, but being within five of Grand View Christian at the half should have been cause to think a win was possible if a few things broke Meskwaki’s way. Instead, the Meskwaki boys lost 68-52 to the Thunder and suffered a first loss of ...

Warriors grind out season-opening victory over Baxter

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The season has just begun, and Meskwak boys’ basketball is not at full strength. Missing both of their regular starting bigs from last season and missing a transfer guard until after winter break, the Warriors had to dig deep and find the offense for a 49-41 victory ...

Bolts overwhelm Warriors in Iowa Star clash

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — Baxter laid its cards on the table early on Tuesday night. The Bolts put the Meskwaki girls’ team on the back foot in the first quarter and coasted to an 80-37 victory over the Warriors. Meskwaki (0-2) struggled with turnovers in transition, a difficult situation for ...

Tyynismaa’s freshman debut at state meet

South Tama County freshman runner Tommy Tyynismaa competed in the Class 3A boys’ state championship race Friday afternoon. Running a time of 17:55, Tyynismaa finished 96th out of 134 participants in the event. “I was really happy to accomplish something that I didn’t really think would ...

Trojans ousted by Oelwein

Turnovers in the third quarter were too much for the Trojans to recover from in the first round of playoffs Friday night. South Tama (3-5) hosted Oelwein (3-5) Friday evening for the Class 2A contest. The Trojans held the Huskies scoreless through the first quarter. In the second, third ...

Short-handed South Tama bows out to Union

The STC Trojans volleyball team had just completed an untimely quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure the day before they were tasked with playing Class 3A No. 7 Union Community. The Knights come in as a 2019 3A State Semifinalist with some of the state’s top talent both at the front line and ...

STC, Meskwaki run conference meets

The South Tama Trojans had a difficult day in a high-quality WaMaC conference meet Thursday at Williamsburg, finishing 11th in the girls’ standings and eighth in the boys’ standings. For the girls, Alyssa Chyma ran lower than her usual finishing spot, running 23rd with a strong time ...

STC boys varsity win Monte Invite

For the second time South Tama boys bring home first place from the Montezuma Cross Country Invitational. The boys and girls varsity travelled to Montezuma October 8 for the annual race. Temps were 73 degrees with a southeast wind of 11 mph and 27% humidity. Five complete varsity teams ...