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Live coverage of Homecoming tonight! Varsity kickoff at 7:30pm.
Knights move on to District play this week after Vinton win on the road!
MONDAY FIRST DAY OF OFFICIAL PRACTICE!
Iowa Preps gives update on 2A D4 for fall outlook!
Knights compete at NIU 7 vs. 7 and Midwest Line Camp this week!
Summer Workouts start on Monday, June 5 at UHS, 6:30am sharp!
GET YOUR 2017 UNION KNIGHT FB GEAR HERE!
2017 PLAYER PARENT MTG THIS SUNDAY! MANDATORY!
2017 Varsity schedule!
8th grade players from 2016 or young men wanting to play in 2017!
KYFC - Knights Youth Football Club registration!
Latest update includes 2nd trimester grades and last week competitions!
Updated team results! Great race! NE IA Spec Oly & Union Combine!
Information for Union Football Team volunteers at Special Olympics this Sunday!
NE Iowa Special Olympics is this Sunday at UNI DOME!
Dylan Stech commits to play next fall!
John Boisen commits to play next fall!
Top Returning Players for 2A District 4 from Iowa Preps features 5 from the U!
Isaiah Vaughan commits to play next fall!
1st team all state RB Vaughan making his college visits!
Newgren receives first official offer from SMSU!
11 TEAM/individual records broken or tied with 2016 season!
12 Champions receive all district, all academic honors! Congratulations!
UNION KNIGHTS 2016 2A RUNNER UP! WE ENTERED AND LEAVE THE DOME AS ONE!
2016 2A 4 ALL DISTRICT TEAM (ALL ACADEMIC TBA)
Updated information to watch or listen to championship game Friday!
Players of the Week! Semi-final game victory over Mt. Vernon 49-28!
Player of the Week Awards quarter final game vs. NFV!
2016 2A State Championship bracket
One last chance at GEAR for the Dome! Back in black!
Check out the Knights from last week and TONIGHT! GO KNIGHTS!
Union Players of the Week vs. Crestwood, Round One 2A Playoffs
One more round, ONE more opportunity to purchase playoff gear!
Watch this Playoff Selection show ONLINE via Webcast at IHSNN.com
Player of the Week Awards Game 5 vs. Dyersville- Beckman
Union down 7-0, scores 42 unanswered points in first half!
Union cruises to (4-0) with 47-0 lead at half, finishing 62-0!
Football Yard Signs for sale by cheerleaders!
Congratulations to the POW for Monticello game!
Union unloads in third quarter with 28 points for a 42-6 district win!
Player of the Week Awards Game 2 vs. Vinton-Shellsburg
Union posts second straight shut out! KWWL reports...
Listen to Dean & Josh bring you the LIVE broadcast the U vs. VS!
Marion post game
Patriot's Night coupled with "Back the Blue" T shirt promo this Friday!
K-2 We Build Champions Camp held Sunday for 16th consecutive year!
2016 Union Football Team
Cedar Rapids Gazette ranks Knights, Des Register poll also released.
Football Media Day is Thursday, August 18th at UHS
Gold Card sales off to a fast start!
Alums come back and speak during Father-Son Day!
Urgent message to all kids 3rd-8th grade!
Hadachek commits to UNI!
Welcome our new trainer, Taylor Vaske!
BACK the BLUE!
2nd group to get equipment on Wednesday, starting at 3pm!
Tanner Cummings commits to U of Dubuque!
Tuesday rank order of who gets locker and equipment!
Union Fans of all ages welcome! This Sunday night! 6pm warmup, 7pm start!
Perfect Attendance at Summer Workouts!
Invitation to all Father's, Brother's, and Grandfather's!
Get REGISTERED NOW! Camps for everyone K-12!
Congratulations to Michael Ahrendsen on his offer!
Face Off Challenge winners get treated to Buffalo Wild Wings!
Great article on social media!
Dysart 4th of July Parade!
Football July Update!
Alumni Here You Go! Plan on bringing your entire family! Kick off the year!
All Camps NOW OPEN for registration! We Build Champions!
Union graduate transitions to U.S. Army Ranger!
Week Three run/agility (Above the Line, player led)
UMS 2016 6-8th grade workouts available!
Grade challenge met with purpose and reason! 37 improve!
Northwest Missouri has Union threesome visiting and participating!
ISU player makes guest appearance at UHS Sunday night!
Captain Daycen Douglass shines with long snapping ability!
2016 Team Captains and Unity Council announced today!
Champion of the Week announced! Rashawn Williams!
Under Armor Gear forms and Summer Camp links on our site under HANDOUTS!
Two former teammates wear PURPLE at two different schools this spring!
Champion(s) of the Week announced!
Jay Scheel making some noise at IOWA
Update on ABOVE THE LINE competition between four teams!
Want to be recruited, keep your behavior and posts Above the Line!
Champion of the Week announced! Bryce Parker!
Scheel listed at #2 and moving up! Working two positions this spring!
Former Union opponent makes a splash in NFL for Super Bowl Champions!
Junior Brock Hadachek takes visit to South Dakota!
Champion(s) of the Week announced!
Hadachek receives first offer from FCS school - University of S Dakota
Congratulations to Champions of the Top 10, 4 Point, & 3 Point Clubs!
Champion(s) of the Week announced!
Champion(s) of the Week announced!
NE IOWA Special Olympics has 35 Union athletes helping out at UNI Dome!
SPRING WORKOUT TEAMS DRAFTED NFL STYLE TO COMPETE VS EACH OTHER!
Union Knights football schedules for 2016-2017 released by state!
Denner becomes certified Speed & Agility Coach!
Volunteer and Make a Difference! NE IA Special Olympics at UNI Dome!
Champion of the Week announced! Jordan Schmitz!
Three Union Knights committed for Fall 2016!
New 2A Districts announced for 2016-2017 seasons!
Third "Champion of the Week" reconognized!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Congratulations to members of our Club 4 and 3 Point Club from last tri!
Congratulations to Senior Zane Seuser! 2015 2A (IFCA) Academic All State!
Ternus is honored as "Champion of the Week"
Knights land three on top list for 2017 from Iowa Preps!
Great present this holiday season for player or Union Knight football fan!
Senior captain Carter Hennessy has two offers!
Senior captain Tate Renaud lands two offers this week!
Reward and Recognition letter to 2015 team
Union lands 20 to All District Honors this past season!
End of Season Recognition
Union loses to Waukon in round one of IHSAA 2A Playoffs, 32-13.
Iowa Preps interviews Union junior Brock Hadachek
Union drops district game vs. South Tama on the road, 19-0.
Union to travel to #2 South Tama for district showdown! TONIGHT.
Post game articles on the Knights victory over Roland Story!
Players of the Week vs. Roland Story!
All Time Record Tied!
Patriot Day to be honored this Friday night at end of 3rd quarter!
We Build Champions Camps draw over 250 kids!
Shout out to UNION ALUMS playing college football this fall!
Knights unveil defensive starters for game one with ARMY of 11 Blackshirt Defense jerseys!
To Tell the Truth Monday!
Captains at Press Day!
Seniors get group photo at Media/Press Day!
Alums vs Varsity 7v7 and Big Man Competition a BIG HIT!
The annual U photo with Father - Son Day! 200+ Union Strong!!
Thanks for your years of service Coach DeSousa!
Mark the calendar! Sunday, August 2nd
4th of July Floats
Waterloo West Lineman's Challenge
Union wins Superbowl title at IWU Line Camp! 9 straight years of traveling to Illinois.
7 on 7 team travels to Northern Illinois and competes in SIX games!
Football float with the cheerleaders! Festival of Trails parade in La Porte City
Two teams compete at ISU Big Man Challenge in Ames!
Iowa Preps article features senior Captain Tate Renaud!
Hennessy lands first offer from NCAA DII school in Minnesota!
Celebration with #1 team in points from winter/spring challenge!
Thanks Coach Brandon Adolphs for a GREAT EIGHT years!
Skill Position Player OTA's (organized team activities)
Those who stay and pay the price will be champions!
Reminder Team Mtg Monday night and Testing this week!
GET REGISTERED NOW! We Build Champion Champs
Thursday TEAM/IND competition for Royal Rumble
ROYAL RUMBLE update! Team competition for Buffalo Wild Wings promotion!
Alex Barz, 4th Team Captain from 2014 Squad Commits to Wartburg!
Third Union Knight from class of 2015 commits! Bear heading to Wartburg!
46 possible workouts available, how many did you take advantage of?
Union's Joel Bishop receives IFCA Distinguished Service Award
UA gear for workouts and to wear under game uniforms - OPTIONAL
Congratulations to UHS National Honor Society inductees!
THE ROYAL RUMBLE STARTS MONDAY at the UHS Performance Room
Jace Hadachek commits to Wartburg College for 2015!
Three Senior Knights make IFCA 2A Academic All State Team
Hadachek Commits to Wartburg College for fall 2015!
Seniors and PARENTS of SENIORS!
Happy New Year!
Be a Champion interview with Cole Hinders
"Be a Champion" message from Tanner Heckt, BVU
Union graduate now representing U.S. Navy addresses players.
Knights Football recognized by state of Iowa for academic excellence!
The Des Moines Register All State Football Teams
Iowa Newspaper All-State Teams
Reward & Recognize Event champions!
Three former Knights close out college careers today!
Union lands ten on first team 2A District 6 All-District Team, 19 players recognized!
Union comes up short 26-20 vs New Hampton
2A quarter final matchups and results from Round 2
Records fall in last game vs. CPU, also one earlier vs. Roland Story!
Players of the Game vs CPU, 1st round playoffs
2nd round games and 1st round scores!
Thanks to our sponsors for Press Box Radio!
7pm start for Round One playoff game vs. CPU
Knights finish with win on road to close our district 7-0! Wednesday play at home vs. CPU!
Knights fall short in battle of (6-1) teams on the road in non-district game.
Jace Hadachek, Prep of Week by Waterloo Courier
Order state playoff T-shirts and sweatshirts now for "BACK IN BLACK" theme!
Friday night at Anamosa pits topped ranked teams in two districts!
Hinders honored by Iowa Conference after defensive play Saturday vs. COE!
Senior Night, parent-player info
Knights post second consecutive shutout at AP, 37-0!
POWs for East Marshall game
Vote through KWWL sports page!
Union rolls with Homecoming victory 49-0 vs East Marshall!
Congratulations to the Union Homecoming Court
Knights see lead change six times in home victory! NO QUIT!
Thanks to our pre game sponsors Witham Auto Center and FCTC!
Union opens district play with 44-14 win over Roland Story!
This Friday as a gesture of thanks to our Senior Citizens!
Union defeats Gladbrook-Reinbeck, 25-7 to begin season (1-0)!
TOP 10 Pro Shuttle (20 yard) fall test
Top 10+ 40 yd dash times (5.0 and under fall test)
TOP 10 FIVE minute SNATCH TEST fall results
TOP 10 Standing Long Jump fall test results
Thanks to the best alums in Iowa High School football!
2014 SENIORS 22 STRONG!
Week Seven Running/Change of directions workouts
Week Six Running/Change of directions workouts
Kettlebell blisters, prevention and care
Dysart 4th of July Celebration
Week Five Running/Change of directions workouts
Notre Dame 7 on 7 participants
2014 Varsity Schedule - back of our camp T shirts!
Week Four Running/Change of directions workouts
8th consecutive year for Knights at ILL WES LINE CAMP!
Week Three Running/Change of directions workouts
Week Two Running/Change of directions workouts
Week One running/change of direction workouts
Summer/Fall WE BUILD CHAMPIONS CAMPS
2014 Player - Parent Mtg info
Kolten Bader finalizes plans to attend Buena Vista University!
Union gradaute Josh Clark featured as TO WATCH for 2014!
Updates to Players and Parents
Football schedules for the next two seasons just released!
What difference do you see between Olympic athletes and novice athletes?
The BELL rang EARLY and OFTEN last Thursday at UHS!
Jay Scheel signs official letter of intent with Iowa on Wednesday
Kolten Bader verbally commits to Buena Vista University
Three Knights honored at halftime Friday night at UHS
SCHEEL HAS OFFICIAL VISIT THIS PAST WEEKEND AT IOWA
Jay Scheel selected to Iowa Shrine game, North squad
Bo Bader and Nick Weich selected to IFCA Academic 2A All State team for 2013
1st Trimester Academic Champions (3 PT and 4 PT CLUB)
Scheel and Driscol represent UNION on all state teams!
Scheel reflects on senior season
Knights' fourth quarter rally falls short at Cascade, lose 30-27
Knights fight to end, rally in 4th falls short 30-27.
Knights right the ship; sink Sailors, 42-0
Knights win big over Columbus, head to playoffs for sixth straight season!
Tuesday a busy day with the Knights
Union pummeled by sixth-ranked New Hampton, 38-3
Knights can't complete comeback at Hampton-Dumont, fall 20-14
Players of the Week announced for performance vs Hampton-Dumont
Knights fall short on last drive, HD ends up with win, 20-14.
No. 9 Union blanked by 2A's top-ranked Waukon, 35-0
interview via IowaPreps.com
Knights' Homecoming spoiled by Cascade in 30-21 defeat
Players of the Week announced for performance vs Cascade
Fields of Faith event this Wednesday on UHS FB Field at 7pm
Union falls at homecoming 30-21.
Holschlag, Driscol carry Knights past Osage, 33-6
Players of the Week announced for performance vs Osage
Knights lead 26-6 at half, go on to win 33-6, move to 4-0!
Union manhandles Central Springs in 61-6 rout
Players of the Week announced for performance vs Central Springs
TEAM RECORD tied and Individual Record set last game vs. CS
Union rolls to 61-6 win over Central Springs
Scheel-to-Bear combo too much for A-P in Knights' 37-13 rout
(POW) Players of the Week for Union Knights Football vs AP
Union wins to go to 2-0!
(POW) Players of the Week for Union Knights Football vs CPU
Knights weather the Stormin' Pointers, 26-16
2013 Union Knight Seniors
2013 TEAM CAPTAINS
2013 Union Team Preview
8000 LB CLUB
7000 LB CLUB
5 MINUTE SNATCH - Clark joins exclusive 8000 LB CLUB!
Seven Knights from class of 2013 to play college football this fall!
5 MINUTE SNATCH - Clark joins exclusive 8000 LB CLUB! 3rd Knight in history!
WBC Football Camp kicks off with over 300 attending!
Final camp opportunities wind down as season approaches!
Super Frosh smashes Knight All Time 5 min snatch record!
from NCAA recruiting tips (Twitter)
Thanks Coaches Douglass, Denner, and Gassman, annual line camp at ILL Wesleyan U
Festival of Trails parade in LPC with best cheerleaders in the world!
Thanks Coach Douglass, UNION Knights at Lineman Challenge, ISU
latest email from the head coach
Parents and Athletes (girls and boys)
Scheel visits Iowa spring practice
Union FB JRs volunteer at Play Day, River Hills School in Waterloo
Champions of ATTENDANCE - 80% of life is showing up!
Video from NE Iowa Special Olympics event
Summer Football Camps
Crosser is 6th Union Knight to commit to playing at college level!
Will Crees commits to Central College
Josh Clark officially signs to Iowa Western Community College
Brady Petersen commits to Central College!
Powell, Hadachek, and Clark make college decisions public!
Athletes to officially sign/announce today at UNION HS at 3:15pm
Hadachek adds fourth BCS walk on offer via Arkansas
Seniors Josh Clark and Dalton Crosser recruited by National Champs!
Crees and Petersen hit college recruiting trail!
Congratulations Academic All State!
The truth posted on window of strength & conditioning coach office.
Hadachek has three visits ahead
Heckt becomes first member of Union football team to commit to playing college football!
Trev Hadachek selected to participate in 2013 Iowa Shrine Bowl
2012 IowaPreps.com Class 2A All State Football Teams and District MVPs - Union athletes honored
Iowa Newspaper Association 2012 All State lands four Knights!
2012 Des Moines Register All State Team recognition
2012 2A D3 1st Team All District
2012 2A D3 2nd Team All District
2012 2A D3 Honorable Mention All District
2A D3 All Academic Teams (1st team above, 2nd team below)
2012 Knight Team breaks or ties 16 all-time records
2A District #3 Champion Union Knights have 19 individuals recognized
'Inside the Huddle' - Union's Repeat Hopes Dashed in Rematch with Waukon
Reward & Recognition Event to be held Sunday, Nov 11th
POWs announced for Waukon, Round 2 playoff game
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights Race Past Mt. Vernon in Playoff Opener, 63-20; Rematch set with Waukon
POWs announced for Mt Vernon, Round 1 playoff game
717 listeners last week for Knights on Press Box Radio!
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights Sink Sailors, Roll into Postseason with 50-0 Victory
Union wins over Columbus 50-0! 4 TO's and 2 KOR's for TD's
Clark feels team learned from loss
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights Leave No Doubt in 48-12 Thumping of New Hampton, Claim District Crown
'Inside the Huddle' - Dynamic backfield carries Union to 52-27 blowout of Hampton-Dumont
New team record set last Friday vs Waukon, feedback from PBR
'Inside the Huddle' - Comeback for the Ages: Knights Rally in Final 7 Minutes, Win 34-33 over Waukon
KWWL Game of Week - Union wins!
Game recap video from KCRG
Knights celebrate Patriot Night by brave effort with 6.5 min left in game to win, 34-33!
NEW Team and Individual Records set
Heckt getting Division II attention his senior season!
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights spear Cougars in non-district battle, 45-14
Belated congratulations to Homecoming King candidates!
Fields of Faith event locked down for Wed. Oct 3rd
'Inside the Huddle' - Union thrashes Green Devils, 41-7; racks up 500-plus in Total Offense
Scheel intreviewed by Iowa Preps
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights Roll in District Opener vs. Central Springs, 50-6
'Inside the Huddle' - Union wins highly anticipated battle with A-P, 41-14
Scheel is dynamic in state athlete
'Inside the Huddle' - Center Point-Urbana stuns Union with last-second field goal, 45-42
Union managers and trainer for 2012
Meet the coach: Kendall Kriz
Meet the coach: Corbin Payne
Meet the coach: Ryan DeSousa
Meet the coach: Daryl Douglass
Meet the coach: Tim Smith
Meet the coach: Kyle Kriz
Introducing your 2012 Union Knight Football Team!
Hadachek named pre-season MVP by Ia Preps
Meet the coach: Alex Brayton
Meet the coach: Donnie Sallee
DSM Register releases pre-season polls 8-12-12
Iowa Preps.com announces pre-season all state teams
Meet the coach: Curt Hilmer
Meet the coach: Rick Dolleslager
Meet the coach: Scott Denner
Meet the coach: Brandon Adolphs
Meet the coach: Chadd Johnson
Meet the coach: Adam Gassman
Meet the coach: Tony DeSousa
Iowa Preps interviews Hadachek
Meet the coach: Jared Pospisil
Scheel has third offer from Minnesota Gophers!
Crees makes 2A preseason defensive team!
Sr. Captains Heckt and Crees visit Central College on Sunday
Hawkeyes offer Scheel
Senior captain Josh Clark getting noticed
Two more Knights heading to Iowa Central next fall!
Burnside signs letter of intent, Ansley officially commits
90% Club for Union WRAP
Wisconsin impresses Hadachek
Knights take on "First Strike" as team motto heading into 2012
Heckt and teammates visit UIU and Luther College
Senior Profile - Cole Hinders
Crees visited NIU this past Saturday
OFFENSE OR DEFENSE FOR HADACHEK?
2012 Team Captains announced
Senior Profile - Logan Sallee
2011-2012 FB and Academic Honors
Hadachek impressed with Minnesota
Union Knights volunteer at NE Iowa Special Olympics
Scheel gets attention from Iowa Preps in recent article
2012 and 2013 Union football schedules
Sallee to play football at Buena Vista University
Hinders commits to play at Wartburg College
50 Academic All State FB Players 3A includes three Knights!
Knights Move Down to 2A for 2012-2013 Seasons
Senior Profile - Brenden Kuhn
Senior Profile - Jon Porter
2011 Hi lights of Ride to the Dome!
Senior Profile - Dylan McLaughlin
Congratulations to Sr. Wes Burnside for being invited to 2012 Iowa Shrine Bowl
artwork for championship rings
Top 10 in 1 Minute Push Up Test
Scheel gets 3A soph MVP of district 5 via Iowa Preps
18 seniors, 1 five minute clip...thanks for the memories!
Junior Captain Josh Clark featured in Iowa Preps article
Burnside candidate for KCRG Athlete of the Week!
Senior Profile - Wes Burnside
Reward & Recognition Event to be held Sunday, Dec 4
KWWL AOTW -- Union Football Duo
Video posted July 30, one day before it all started...
Iowa Preps.com and Iowa Sports Connection All State
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights stun Decorah again, 21-14, to take 3A Championship
State title year includes breaking TEAM/individual All-Time Records
Top Media Outlets for video recap
Rapid Recap: Union wins first ever 3A State Championship
Rapid Recap: Union Captures First State Title!
Watch Knights LIVE!
Playoff Edition, 3A Championship: Union Faces Familiar Foe in Final
Congratulations to Trev Hadachek, 3A D5 Junior co-MVP
'Inside the Huddle' - Union shocks ADM-Adel in 42-28 Shootout; Advances to 3A Title Game
Playoff Edition, Semifinal Round: Union and ADM-Adel Collide with Title Game Aspirations
Kickoff at 7:30pm Monday at UNI Dome!
'Inside the Huddle' - Jay Scheel and Co. burn past Maquoketa in Epic Rematch, 21-13
Playoff Edition, Quarterfinal Round: UNI-Dome appearance on the line as Union hosts Maquoketa
Congratulations to 3A D5 all district selections for 2011
'Inside the Huddle' - Union playmakers prove to be too much for Solon
Rapid Recap: Down goes Sparty, Down goes Sparty!
Union graduate goes from the student to the teacher!
'Inside the Huddle' - Union Advances to 2nd round of Playoffs with 22-15 Nail Biter
Rapid Recap: Two-Minute 'O' Wins it for Union, 22-15!
3A BRACKETS FOR 2011 PLAYOFFS
3A BRACKETS FOR 2011 PLAYOFFS
Rapid Recap: Knights overpower Vikings, 51-0
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights roll past Marion Indians on Senior Night, 45-14
Rapid Recap: Knights end Marion's Playoff Dreams with 45-14 Blowout
Playoff Preview - Where We Stand
'Inside the Huddle' - Union knocks off 3A District 5 co-leaders Western Dubuque-Epworth, 42-17
Rapid Recap: Big second half allows Union to bury Bobcats, 42-17
Rapid Recap: Knights fall on homecoming night at hands of Maquoketa, 35-15
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights ride 21-point 3rd Quarter to 56-27 victory over Anamosa
Rapid Recap: Resilient Knights stave off fiesty Anamosa, 56-27
Union POW's vs DeWitt
You are what you drink? The will to prepare is an important as the will to win!
'Inside the Huddle' - Knights storm past Center Point-Urbana 56-7
Inside the Huddle - Center Point-Urbana Preview
Knights Continue to Climb in Polls
Union - Independence Quick Recap
Two all-time Union team records fall in Independence game!
Inside the Huddle - Independence Mustang Preview
Union posts first win over Decorah with comeback in 4th quarter!
Knights Paying the Price 2011
Dysart 4th of July Parade! Thanks to all who serve!
Burnside recognized as candidate - 2011 Mr. Football top 10 all classes
Congratulations to Union junior Trev Hadachek
June 5 Minute Snatch Test
Linemen committed to ILLINOIS WESLEYAN Camp!
Congratulations to Union Senior TJ Gray!
Post Workout Tuesday - bands and rollers
Top Test Performers from 3 minute snatch test
Congratulations to Union Senior Matt Schmitz!
PASSION TO TRAIN - ONE SHOT
2011 Football Captaiins announced
Players Only Information Update
TOP FIVE producers from March test
NE Special Olympics at UNI Dome this Sunday!
TOP 20 2nd trimester GPA's and 3.0 Club
Top 5 Test Champions by category
HOME VERSION OF 300 WORKOUT
Union receives MVP honors by IA PREPS in 3A D5 for both JR and SOPH classes
Hadachek named to Soph All State 1st Team
Burnside receives Junior of the Year honor from Iowa Preps (all class award)
1st Trimester Academic Champions
3 Knights named to INA All State teams 2010
Union's Burnside selected to DSM Register 1st team 3A All State
Reward & Recognition Night fills UHS auditiorium
Operation Christmas Child video
Union lands 9 - 1st team, 4 - 2nd team, 5 - All academic with 3A District 5
3A District 5 All District team announcement
Road to the Dome 2010
Knights "perfect" with 29-14 win over Vinton Vikings!
Update on Union' first ever undefeated football season!
District MVPs and TOP RBs in all of 3A
A positive message from an official working our Union game
Union captures 3A District 5 crown on the road at #6 Marion, 41-35!
Pre Game Meals and 48 hours out
KWWL highlights of Western Dubuque vs Union game
Knights christen new football field with six records, come from behind victory over Bobcats, 43-28!
Hadachek featured in Iowa Preps article Thursday
Players of the Week #5 vs Anamosa
The "reason" we get to play on Friday nights...
Knights dominate Anamosa for homecoming win 69-0
KWWL Athlete of week video
3 Knight football players selected for Homecoming court!
Interview with Sr Captain Brad Siebel after hi-lights from DeWitt win
Burnside credits line for success
Thriller game for the fans of Union, Knights win 47-46!
Players of the Week #3 vs Center Point - Urbana
LPC Progress Review hi-lights and photos
Knights win district opener 49-7 over Center Point-Urbana
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK #2 vs Independence
Knights roll 56-7 with all phases offense, defense, and special teams!
Burnside named Iowa Preps 3A Player of the Week and Wloo Courier Prep of Week
Union post game summary with win over Decorah
Union wins 35-20 on road vs 3A powerhouse Decorah!
email from Coach Miller
Pre-season 3A All State players from Iowa Preps.com
2010 Unity Council members announced
TOP 10 Producers on 40 YD test, and Pro Shuttle Test
Football video - the greatest team sport ever!
Top 10 Producers on testing thus far! Plus 18 names added and some new top 10, top 15 records!
2010 Team Captains announced
Leadership - when all things are equal the team with the best leaders will win!
Vision, without it men will perish...
This is an example of a true champion!
Knight Power Index and Top 5 Performances from last max out
Check out the Knights performing double kettlebell snatches!
Congratulations to Senior leader Jared Wauters!
Pipho selected as first interview for Knights of the Round Table
Union graduate Pipho honored by awards
Speed switch for KB Snatch test
If you have never failed, you have never lived!
Dunkelberger and Wauters receive All State honors!
Congratulations to Senior Captain Austin Bunz!
Congratulations to Senior leader Damon Powell!
Coach Tim Smith honored as Cedar Falls Officer of Year!
Do you want to burn 20 calories per minute?
Burnside interviewed by Iowa Preps
2010 Kickoff for Workouts!
Congratulations to Jared Wauters, 1st Team Iowa Preps Elite Offense
Congratulations to the following Knights leading by example in the classroom!
Wauters, McGarvey selected for DSM Register all state honors
letter from Coach Hadachek to players, parents and fans
2009 UNION FOOTBALL POST SEASON AWARDS
Union Knights shine with 12 All District Players
Union rally falls short, 29-22, vs New Hampton in FB State Playoffs
Knight win first post season game, 41-13!
Iowa 3A Power Rankings
Union wins big over #7 Maquoketa at LPC, 40-0!
Two New Records by 2009 squad!
Knights win on the road, 37-9 vs Benton! Move to 6-0
Congratulations to the 7000 LB CLUB!
Webster City intinerary
5 Minute Snatch Test Champions!
Congratulations to McGarvey, Wauters, Bunz and Gross
5 Tips on better hydration
Congratulations to seniors Austin Bunz, Matt Gross, and Jared Wauters
Titans vs Knights - See any similarities?
Max Outs Produce Team Records!
A must watch story, once in a lifetime!
What separates 1st place from second place?
The Greatest Ever? Leadership point of the Year
This is LEADERSHIP
Leaders lead and do things when others don't...period!
TEAM Reward and Recognition Night attracts Union Alums!
What do I eat before practice, games, etc?
Record setting report day establishes 19 all-time bests!
1st Union Strong Man a Success! New Record Set!
The Truth about Steroids
The Men of Union perform Spartan 300 Workout!
8 Workout Tips for High School Athletes by Rob Graf
8 Coaching Points for Proper Running Mechanics
What does it take to be #1? http://www.lombardimovie.com
from NCAA recruiting tips (Twitter)
July 6, 2013
ATHLETES: 25 TIPS FOR BECOMING A BETTER LEADER
1- Don’t blame anyone, ever. If times get tough, put the team on your back and say, “I should/could have done more.” And understand and believe in that statement – you can always lead everyone to do more. Never throw your teammates or coaches under the bus. Even if they probably deserve it, your reactions publically will only make the situation worse. If necessarily, pull them aside one-on-one.
2- Realize that it’s up to you. If you are a junior or a senior- you NEED to become a leader. If you are one of the most talented players on the team, you NEED to be a leader. The lockerroom is waiting for someone to SPEAK UP and STEP UP—this starts with you!
3- During tough times ENCOURAGE those teammates or units that are failing. Urge them to keep fighting!! Support them. Tell them you have their back and know what they are capable of. Offer to join them for extra practice time. Let them know that you believe in them and these tough times will soon pass.
4- “I may not say much but when I speak, people listen.” – If these words come out of your mouth that means you need to SPEAK more often. That means people respect you. That means you have a responsibility.
5- Invite the team or your position group to your house – extra time together away from the faclility helps TREMENDOUSLY. Cook dinner, play video games, watch sports, watch movies, whatever. ANY time that you spend together helps, initiate the effort! Do it on a consistent basis. Set up a weekly tradition.
6- Leadership is contagious!! Leaders create other leaders. It starts with one—let that be you. Your leadership will cause a ripple effect in your team. If you bring relentless and positive energy to everything that you do they will begin to mirror you.
7- Eliminate distractions that are holding you back – junk food, video games, academic issues, partying, drama. When players see their leaders becoming more serious, they will also begin to sacrifice and make smarter decisions. What you will gain in the future by cutting those distractions will motivate you.
8- Initiate extra offseason work—bring the energy, set the pace! Have a positive and relentless attitude!! Personal and team improvements happen in the offseason—not during your season! Set the schedule, set the standards, set the positive attitude.
9- Help your team build trust in each other – no championships are won when a team lacks trust in each other. To be successful, you need teammates that trust each other and a coaching staff who trusts their players. Show your teammates that you trust them. Give your coaches a reason to trust you. Trust begins with simply being where you are supposed to be when you are supposed to be there!
10- Come 15 min early and stay 15 min late – Come to the weightroom or film room on off days and bring your unit or teammates to do quality work, put in the same effort as if your coaches are there. Multiply the extra time by the number of teammates who join you—it adds up quickly!
11- Show that you CARE – You care about the team and you care about WINNING! Once you decide to quit on your team and just put in minimum effort so will everyone else.
12- Be in the lockerroom as much as you can, create an environment where team wants to be. Music, attitude, conversation—create a positive environment that people want to hang out in.
13- Academics – call out younger players who are slipping to get it together – raise expectations for them to be responsible!! They will follow your lead. Make it cool to be on the Honor Roll!
14- Realize and be sensitive that teammates may have outside issues (family, depression, addiction, injury) going on. Be a listener or supporter. Pull troubled teammates aside. Any distractions off-the-field can keep you away from success; do what you can to help your teammates who are going through off-the-field troubles.
15- Fights are the biggest reason for suspensions and expulsions – When you see teammates scuffling on or off-campus, break it up or diffuse the situation! If 1 player fights, usually everyone fights. Be the calming voice in heated situations. You want teammates who are committed and focused enough on winning to walk away.
16- Go by your coach’s offices for 10 minutes a few times a week – spend time with the assistants and coordinators. Get to know your coaches. Ask them what you can be doing to get better.
17- Hold your teammates to high expectations in every area – if you are successful, they’ll listen!
18- You can be more influential than your coaches, realize that your messages are heard—good and bad.
19- Cut the nonsense at inappropriate times (meetings, practice, film, lift). If your teammates see that you are serious when you need to be, they will focus too.
20- Help with recruiting talent once on a college campus—host top recruits, be positive. The coaches are working their butts off to bring in the best players and if you want to win, you should be doing so as well.
21- Eliminate the negativity in the lockerroom. Establish a NO TOLERANCE attitude for complaining and backstabbing among teammates. Negativity never will win championships. Cut it off immediately! Help feuding teammates to get to the root of their problems and to put them behind them.
22- Get over losses – be positive and move on – brighter days ahead. Get those around you to believe! Frustration makes quitting easier, get your teammates to PUSH PAST that layer of frustration and focus on doing better the next time.
23- Get the fans involved, you will need them all season! Appreciate them at school, invite them to games, pump up crowd at key times. Win or lose, thank them for coming!
24- Talk to your coaches if you or a teammate has a major issue that could hurt team (legal, health, academic, eligibility)—the quicker they hear it, the quicker they can address it – it is what is best for the team.
25- Praise teammates when they do something great. If you are a leader in front of the media, do it publicly. Don’t overdo it but make a point to pat teammates on the back for their improvements. People like recognition and once they begin to get it, they will strive for even more. Motivate the backups and practice players, they don’t get much acknowledgement for their hard work.