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Author: Michael Bonner | November 9, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – It’s machine-like. Three sets, three wins, repeat the next match.  Only twice this season has Dike-New Hartford had to play four sets. Each time it always ends with a win. Even the post match interviews are robotic. Cliché here, company line there, just ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Next year, there will be Ankeny High and Ankeny Centennial."It's different, kind of sad," said Megan Ballenger. "This will be the last time I get to play with some of these girls. We've played together a long time."Right now, it's Ankeny United.The top-ranked ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 6, 2012 | No comments

DIKE -- Big Blue is back, and better than ever before.As if it ever really went away.One of the cornerstones of Iowa high school volleyball, Dike-New Hartford appears to be on the verge of a second dynasty. The Wolverines are defending Class 2A state champions. ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 6, 2012 | No comments

Team capsules for the Class 2A qualifiers at the state volleyball tournament (in bracket order):No. 12 SUMNER-FREDERICKSBURG (24-6)Nickname: CougarsCoach: Ed Boltz (6th year, 120-51)Tourney history: 1st appearance as S-F, though Sumner qualified three times in the 1990s.Starting lineup:No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos.2 Kaylyn Brandt 5-9 Sr. S7 Kally Frisch 5-11 Jr. OH8 Jessica Eekhoff 5-8 Jr. MH9 Tara Converse  5-7 Jr. DS15 MaKaya Henniges  5-11  Sr. MH16 Ashley Larson 5-6 Jr. L  No. ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 6, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Frightening thought: There's still room for this team to grow. And plenty of time to do it.Already a special squad, the Dike-New Hartford Wolverines could become extraordinary."They could really do some great things," Coach Diane Harms said after the Class 2A top-rated ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 3, 2012 | No comments

In the span of two months, the improbable became quite manageable."In the beginning of August, we had a long way to go," said Marion High School volleyball coach Roxanne Paulsen. "We had a lot of work to do, and we've done it."Marion wrapped up a ...

Author: Jeff Linder | August 20, 2012 | No comments

Next week's Mississippi Valley Conference volleyball opener has gained some serious sizzle.Iowa City High is No. 1 and Cedar Rapids Kennedy No. 2 in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union's preseason Class 5A rankings, released Monday afternoon."That's a lot to live up to," Kennedy ...

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

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Western Christian owned Dike-New Hartford and Diane Harms at the state volleyball tournament.Until now.Third-ranked Dike-New Hartford won its eighth state championship -- but its first since 1997 -- by shocking No. 1 Western in straight sets, 25-19, 30-28, 25-23, for the Class ...

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

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Leading can take several forms.It can mean mentoring young, talented players. And it can mean stepping forward and, well, leading the team.Sara Koch has done a lot of the former this season. Friday night, she did the latter.The fourth-leading player on her ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 8, 2011 | No comments

Class 2A state volleyball team capsules. Teams listed in bracket order. SHELDON Orabs Coach -- Michele Hoogers (5th year, 161-22)Record & ranking -- 36-3, No. 7Tournament history -- 3rd appearance. 2A runners-up in 2009.Starting lineupNo. Name Ht. Yr. Pos.2 Paige VanWyk 5-10 Sr. OH6 Michelle Fischer 6-0 Sr. OH7 Crystal Rodger 5-11 Sr. MH8 Kaitlin Jongewaard 5-8 Sr. S9 Kellie Goedken 6-1 Sr. MH10 Jessica VanBeek 5-11 So. OH           GRUNDY CENTER Spartans Coach -- Darwin Sents (14th ...

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