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Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 15, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – After two years away, the state volleyball tournament made its return to the U.S. Cellular Center, and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union is thrilled to be back.That’s not to say the IGHSAU wasn’t grateful to the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 15, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – When you’re a defending champion in any sport, often times coaches and players will say repeating as champs is harder than getting the first.But when it came to defending its Class 3A state volleyball championship, MOC-Floyd Valley found the second road to ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 15, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – In the aftermath of a state championship, the circus of awards and trophy presentations provides a distraction that can take away from fully realizing what just occurred.For Bettendorf Coach Diane Litchenberg, it took a quiet moment away from the hustle and bustle ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 14, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – The story isn’t a new one with Fort Madison Holy Trinity.The Crusaders have a team full of capable and talented players that work together wonderfully, but one towers above the rest – both in stature and production.And Thursday night in the Class ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 14, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Dike-New Hartford volleyball team is doing its best.Sure, the Wolverines are trying hard to win a third straight state championship in Class 2A.But though it’s obviously not on their radar, the girls are also making it hard for people to come ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 14, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – At a certain point in state tournaments, the emotion tank can run empty.Fighting and clawing for every point wears on players, and for Union the well ran a little dry in a loss to MOC-Floyd Valley on Thursday, 26-24, 25-23, 25-13.After two ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 14, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – On Tuesday, the Harlan volleyball team proved it was ready for the state tournament in a four-set win over LeMars.On Thursday, the Cyclones proved they were ready to make a run at winning the state tournament by outlasting defending Class 4A champion ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 14, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – On paper, the quarter- and semifinals in Class 5A have featured upset victories.West Des Moines Dowling came into its first state tournament, and promptly beat the No. 1 seed in Ankeny, then backed that up with a five-set, 25-23, 18-25, 25-23, 22-25, ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 13, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Through two days and five classes, top seeds had more than a few issues.Some, like Ankeny in Class 5A, couldn’t overcome the nerves and spunky lower seeds. Others, like Fort Madison Holy Trinity last night, found a way to rise above it ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | November 13, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Like all the non-champions after last year’s state tournament, the LeMars Gehlen volleyball team left Cedar Rapids with a bitter taste in its mouth.The Jays went into the 2012 tournament making their fourth straight trip and hoping to avenge a state final ...

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