The IGHSAU blog features feel-good stories about the athletes and moments that make Iowa girls' high school sports unique.
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Welcome to the IGHSAU blog site. We will periodically publish news items and stories that relate to the Iowa Girl and our activities. Our first blog post features one of the most legendary teams in Iowa Girls’ High School Basketball history: the 1968 Union-Whitten girls basketball team. The 1968 Cobras were led by six-on-six scoring legend Denise Long. The Cobras are being recognized at the 2018 Girls State Basketball Tournament as this year’s Honor Team. The following story was written by Chuck Schoffner in honor of the 50th anniversary of their thrilling state championship game victory.