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Author: Jeff Linder | November 10, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Iowa City High was a little off. A step slow. And forced to settle for second again.Seventh-ranked Bettendorf pulled its third straight surprise at the state volleyball tournament, claiming its first championship with a 28-25, 23-25, 26-24, 25-23 victory over the fourth-ranked ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 7, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Redemption Road had a bump or two. But it's still paved. And it's still open for traffic.Abby Saehler made major contributions at the net and the service stripe alike, and fourth-ranked Iowa City High drove past No. 5 West Des Moines Dowling, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 25, 2012 | No comments

IOWA CITY -- Five-hour energy? Iowa City High just needed five minutes at the end.The fourth-ranked Little Hawks made the critical plays in the final moments and outlasted Iowa City West in a grueling five-set Class 5A regional semifinal volleyball match Thursday night at City ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 2, 2012 | No comments

IOWA CITY -- Shockingly and blockingly, The Spike stays put.Iowa City West got a double-double from sophomore Laynie Whitehead and capitalized on a sluggish effort by Class 5A third-ranked Iowa City High, sweeping Tuesday's Mississippi Valley Conference Mississippi Division volleyball match, 26-24, 25-22, 25-20, at West ...

Author: Jeff Linder | August 28, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Momentum can be a fickle, fleeting thing.It darts, it dances. It comes, it goes.Tuesday night, Iowa City High grabbed it, lost it, regained it, then kept it."The first two games were total opposites of each other," City High Coach Craig Pitcher said ...

Author: Jeff Linder | August 19, 2012 | No comments

IOWA CITY -- In last year's Class 4A state volleyball final, Iowa City High was "the other team.""I think, with all the circumstances, everybody was rooting for (Iowa City) West to win," said Little Hawks Coach Craig Pitcher.Rooting for West? Or rooting for a storyline?Surely ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 12, 2011 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Good times never seemed so good.Top-ranked Iowa City West came back from a two-game deficit and escaped a match point in the fifth set to outlast No. 2 Iowa City High, 23-25, 27-29, 25-16, 25-15, 18-16, and win its second straight Class ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 11, 2011 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- It was a grind. It was a slugfest.And now, it's an all-Iowa City battle for a state championship.More often than not, second-ranked Iowa City High made the clutch plays at the clutch times, and the Little Hawks outfought No. 3 Ankeny, 26-24, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 6, 2011 | No comments

Shelly Stumpff of Iowa City West is the MVC Valley Division volleyball player of the year.Stumpff, a 6-foot-1 senior, led the Women of Troy to the Valley Division title. West will try to defend its Class 4A state championship this week at the U.S. Cellular ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 1, 2011 | No comments

This is the byproduct of the strength of Class 3A volleyball in Eastern Iowa.West Delaware and Waverly-Shell Rock are two of the top four teams in the state, according to the final Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union rankings. One of them will end its ...

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