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SPORTS SHORTS: Trojan netters knock off NU High

April 21, 2012
By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF ( , Times-Republican

TAMA - South Tama rolled past NU High, 8-1, in NICL girls' tennis on Friday.

The Trojans moved their season record to 4-1 by taking five of six in singles play against the Panthers.

Emily Martin was a 10-1 winner at No. 2 for STC, while Kendra Bradley at No. 1 and Madison Baack at No. 3 took 10-2 decisions. Sierra Old Bear claimed a 10-3 match at No. 5, and Alexandrah Walker won 10-6 at No. 6.

Martin and Baack teammed for a 10-1 triumph at No. 2 doubles to go with wins at No. 1 by Bradley and Sarah Holtz (10-3) and No. 3 by Old Bear and Walker (10-4).

The meet was the reschedule of an April 13 postponement.

South Tama travels to La Porte City to face Union on Monday.

STC/EM soccer blanked by A-P girls

APLINGTON - The South Tama/East Marshall girls' soccer team suffered its fifth straight loss on Thursday night, falling 4-0 to Aplington-Parkersburg in a rain-shortened match.

The host Falcons led 4-0 at the half before the game was called because of deteriorating field conditions. A-P improved to 4-2 with its third straight win.

STC/EM (1-5) was limited to one or fewer goals for the sixth time in as many games this season. Goalkeeper Sam Earley was credited with 12 saves in the loss.

The Trojans have a three-game homestand next week starting with Tuesday's match against Pella Christian. Hudson comes to Tama on Thursday and Ballard visits Friday.

Kaeding headlines special teams camp

TIFFIN - Nate Kaeding will be featured at the 41st annual Midwest Special Teams Camp on June 27-28 at Clear Creek-Amana High School. The camp provides instruction for kickers, punters and centers.

Kaeding, a former University of Iowa All-American placekicker, is an eight-year NFL veteran with the San Diego Chargers and the league's all-time leader in field goal accuracy (86.5) percent.

Iowa native Mike Eischeid, who played nine seasons with the Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings, will head up the punting instruction. Also on staff for the camp is Alex Henery, a second-year kicker for the Philadelphia Eagles from Nebraska.

The camp is for athletes ages 12-21 but is limited to 60 participants. Registration deadline is June 1. For more information, contact camp director Scott Hale at (515) 783-9014 or go to



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