Heise makes his mark in northern Iowa in men’s basketball
Nate heise, of Lake City, has had a solid season and career for the University of Northern Iowa Division I men’s basketball team.
Heise, a 6-foot-4 goaltender, has started all 11 games for northern Iowa this season. He is the team’s third point scorer, averaging 10.9 points per game. He shoots an excellent 58.6% from the field and 44.8% (13 for 29) at 3 points.
He’s also averaging 5.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
On December 23, Heise scored a career-high 19 points at the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu in Northern Iowa’s narrow 71-69 loss to Wyoming. Heise was 6-for-8 on the field and also had eight rebounds, three steals and two assists. The Panthers are currently 4-7.
Heise is in his second year at UNI, but he is considered a freshman because the players haven’t lost a year of eligibility a year ago due to COVID. He is in his second season as a starter for the Panthers. Heise started 21 games last season, averaged 7.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game and led the team with 30 steals. He was named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman for his strong season.
Rochester Peter Lundquist is a senior forward for the Gustavus Adolphus College men’s basketball team. The 6-7 Lundquist is a top reserve for the Gusties.
He hasn’t started this season, but Lundquist has played in Gustavus’ nine games and is third on the team in scorers, averaging 9.4 points per game. He’s also third on the team in rebounds (4.6 per game) and leads the Gusties with 15 blocked shots. He’s shooting a solid 48.6% from the field.
Lundquist, a Mayo graduate, has scored in double digits in six of nine games. He scored 18 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Augsburg.
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Former US quarterback of Rochester Community and Technical College Nick rooney plays professional football in Europe.
Rooney recently signed a contract to play with the Polish Football League’s Bialystok Lowlanders for the 2022 season.
“I wanted to experience the culture of Eastern Europe and live in this part of Europe,” Rooney, 26, said in a statement.
“When it comes to American football, the Lowlanders give me a chance to win the Polish league,” he added.
Rooney, a Minnetonka native, played for the Bologna Warriors in Italy in 2021. He had 1,128 yards and 11 touchdowns in eight games. In 2020, Rooney was signed and ready to lead the Warriors before the season was called off due to COVID-19. In 2019, he played his first international season for the Søllerød Gold Diggers in Denmark. Rooney led the Gold Diggers to the league semifinals with 2,721 yards and 36 touchdowns in just eight games.
Rooney played for the RCTC in 2014-15 and had a record-breaking career. He set an NJCAA record with 105 career passing touchdowns and set the single-season mark with 57 in 2015. He then played at Adams State University Division II where he pitched for 6,023 yards and 59 touchdowns in two seasons.
Guy N. Limbeck is a sports editor for the Post Bulletin. Its local cahier appears every Tuesday. He can be contacted at