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Author: Jeff Linder | November 13, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- It's an autumn routine.Days get shorter. Leaves fall from trees. Combines hit the field.And Western Christian advances to the state volleyball semifinals.The second-rated Wolfpack nailed down their 13th consecutive final-four appearance -- a state record -- by dismantling No. 9 Grundy Center, 25-15, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 11, 2013 | No comments

 Team capsules for the Class 2A qualifiers at the state volleyball tournament, in bracket order: No. 6 EDDYVILLE EBF (34-5)Nickname: RocketsCoach: Gladys Genskow (17th year, 356-149)Tourney history: 2nd appearance. Previous trip was in 2006.Starting lineup:No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos.1  Paige Shafer 5-4  Jr.  S 10 Karlie Taylor 6-0  So.  OH 12  Taylor Leffler 6-1  So.  MH13 Sadie Baugher 5-7 Jr.  OH14 Tasha Alexander 5-8 Sr. OH15 McKinley Moore 5-10 So.  MH 16 Haegen Boyer 5-2 Fr.  L No. 4 COUNCIL BLUFFS ...

Author: Mike Condon, correspondent | November 9, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Samantha Meyers and her Grundy Center teammates got a little agitated after letting a Game 3 lead slip away.And that was bad news for Janesville in the Class 1A semifinals Friday night at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.Meyers, an all-stater heading to ...

Author: Mike Condon, correspondent | November 8, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - It was no contest in the final 1A quarterfinal of the night as the state’s top-ranked team made it look easy.The Spartans (34-6) rolled to a 25-13, 25-18, 25-13 win over the Defenders, earning a spot in tonight’s semifinal against Janesville.Grundy Center ...

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

Team capsules for the Class 1A qualifiers at the state volleyball tournament (in bracket order):No. 6 STANTON (34-2)Nickname: ViqueensCoach: Jody Druivenga (1st year, 34-2)Tourney history: 3rd appearance, and third in a row.Starting lineup:No. Name Ht. Yr. Pos.6 Rachel Sorensen 5-6 Sr. OH8 Ragen Anderson 5-4 Sr. S10 Kara Allen 5-11  Sr. MH12 Rochelle Sink 5-6 Sr. S13 Carmen Subbert 5-7 Jr. OH14 Erin Dekay 5-9 Jr. MH No. 4 JANESVILLE (31-8)Nickname: WildcatsCoach: Shelly ...

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 11, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- For Grundy Center, this was the big upset that got away.Top-ranked Western Christian wiggled off the hook in the second and third games, and escaped with a four-set win over No. 4 Grundy Center in a Class 2A semifinal at the state ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 10, 2011 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Samantha Meyers mentioned the term "Grundy Center volleyball," then was asked to define it."What does Grundy Center volleyball mean?" she asked. "It means to take care of the little things. Pass well. Hit well. Serve well."The fourth-ranked Spartans did it all well ...

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 ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 1, 2011 | 1 comment

VINTON -- Seventeen on her 18th.Sarah Frisch celebrated her birthday with a match-high 17 kills, and fourth-ranked Grundy Center swept Mount Vernon, 25-17, 25-18, 25-16, in a Class 2A volleyball regional final Tuesday night at Garrison Fieldhouse.And thus officially ended Mount Vernon's two-year reign as state ...

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