In the span of three school years — fall 2010 to spring 2013 — North Tama sports had their best overall period in school history. Those three years included appearances in the state tournament in four different sports: football (state champion, 2010), girls’ basketball (first round, 2012), baseball (first round, 2012), and boys’ basketball (fourth place, 2013). Those followed the threepeat girls’ state track championships in 2007-09.
Four years after all that, the Redhawks are on the cusp of making it to the big show in another sport, volleyball. NT beat Montezuma on Thursday night, digging out of a 2-set deficit.
The regional final against Coon Rapids-Bayard will be played tonight at 7 PM in Nevada. Nevada High School is on the east side of town; take the exit on the east side, go north, turn left on H Avenue (softball diamond). Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough advance notice to reschedule trick-or-treating in Traer.
UPDATE: It’s a sweep! With scores of 25-10, 25-18, and 25-18, NT swept CRB to make state volleyball for the first time in history! NT will play next Wednesday against (gulp) Springville.
UPDATE 2: Full brackets out. Half the 2A bracket is private schools, but at least they play each other.